How do you make a small island 11 wide, 24 deep, 36 tall?

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  • Jimmy Jimmy on Mar 17, 2019

    that is my question


  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Mar 17, 2019

    11 ft is not a small island. Line up base cabinets in the configuration that best suits your needs and length. Add a back and baseboard. Add a top to cabinets with a 1" overhang in the material of your choosing. You've got an island. Have fun.

  • NotHermione NotHermione on Mar 17, 2019

    Which end do you want to have open, the depth or the width?

    Those dimensions (which i assume are in inches) are real close to the dimensions of a 3 shelf bookcase. Depending on how handy you are, you may have to cut the depth from apptox. 30" to your desired 24" (taking into account the side pieces.) Adding rollers would bring the height to around 36 inches.

    If I don't understand what you need, please give more info.

  • Shore grandmom Shore grandmom on Mar 17, 2019

    Before you put an island in your kitchen, you have to make sure you have the room for it. Only use base cabinets (24” deep) so they’re the proper height, length is your choice depending on space available. The countertop should have a 1” overhang all the way around and if you want seating, that requires about a 12” overhang (support the 12 inch overhang with corbels or L brackets incase someone leans on it hard). There should be at least a 36” open distance all the way around the countertop part of the island. You'll need to be able to open all appliances all of the way (refrigerator, dishwasher, oven, etc). Also you should leave at least 36 inches coming into the kitchen before the island countertop starts. If you have that room available, you can build an island from cabinets. To secure the island to the floor, be sure to anchor it really well. The best way to do that is to lay the cabinets on the backside and measure the inside of the bottom of the cabinet. Cut 2x4s to fit inside the bottom. Screw the 2x4s to the floor where you want the island to sit, put the cabinet over the 2x4s and screw the cabinets to them. If using more than one cabinet, screw the cabinets together. That will hold it in place and give you a solid island that you don’t have to worry about moving if it’s bumped into.