Kitchen Island


We made our island using base cabinets from Cabinets to Go. We added wheels and had a granite top made for it. We use it for storage, food prep and as a buffet table when we all our family over for dinner.
We made our island using base cabinets from Cabinets to Go. We added wheels and had a granite top made for it.
We made our island using base cabinets from Cabinets to Go. We added wheels and had a granite top made for it.

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  • Jana
    on Jul 15, 2016

    Construction costs and details please. :Thickness and size of granite? Did the fabricator install it? Was it a remnant or custom cut? Also, what kind and size wheels for the weight of the island? (Do you move it very often?) Thanks!

    • Lee R
      on Jan 17, 2018

      It was a custom cut from a remnant. Measured, fabricated and installed by the business at the garnet yard. The granite company simply positioned the granite on top and applied silicone caulk around the edge of the cabinet top.
      We screwed tlithe three cabinets together. Then we attached 1/2 inch plywood to the entire bottom. We used 4 sets of heavy duty rubber wheels from Home Depot and mounted them directly on the plywood bottom.
  • Har178810
    on Jul 15, 2016

    I'll be starting the same project..using bottom cabinets as well...how did you join them together? What type of wheels did you use & type of adhesive did you use to attach the granite?

    • Lee R
      on Jul 30, 2016

      We screwed them togather. Then we attached 1/2 inch plywood to the entire bottom. We used 4 sets of heavy duty rubber wheels from Home Depot and mounted them directly on the plywood bottom. The granite company simply positioned the granite on top and applied silicone caulk around the edge of the cabinet top.

  • Mhe24347175
    on Jul 10, 2017

    How did you finish the back of the cabinets?
    • Lee R
      on Jul 11, 2017

      We attached a thin sheet of wood and 2 side panels that matche'd the cabinets from Cabinets to Go.

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  • Lee R
    on Oct 21, 2013

    Thank you all for your comments. Marie, the cutting board is from Ikea. I use it every day and love it.

  • Valerie Suell
    on Jan 14, 2018

    I LOVE the cutting board!
    • Lee R
      on Jan 17, 2018

      Thank you all for your comments. Marie, the cutting board was purchase from Ikea for $10.00. I still use it every day and love it.

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