Adding Planks to a Kitchen Island


I needed a little extra length to my farmhouse style kitchen island - and had just enough planks left over to do just that. The problem was that this is an antique table - in order not to damage any of the original table top I had to get a little resourceful. Not one screw was placed on the table itself.
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Once it was done I painted a driftwood effect to make it look like aged wood. It's exactly what I was going for. (It's big enough now to add a small prep station as well.) I feel like I should be hosting my own food show now LMHO! More details and photos on the blog
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We used brackets to hold the planks together
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Added molding on either side where the real table top ends. This also reinforced the planks
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View from underneath. You can see how the molding fits snugly against the table top holding it in place.
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Ready to paint!
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The driftwood technique I used is detailed on the blog.
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Voila - done ! This project took 2 hours - tops Have a great day all!
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  • Heather Stimmel
    on Aug 20, 2014

    Absolutely beautiful!!! Great job!

  • Vondran
    on May 8, 2017

    I had been racking my brain how to connect planks. Brackets -wow, didnt even think of this. Thanks, sometimes you can just over look the simply things. Doing counter tonight.
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