Kitchen Island From Wall Cabinet

by Barb
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My daughter complained of no storage space and her kitchen was not big enough for a table to eat at so....Mom to the rescue! I took a slightly damaged kitchen wall cabinet, raised it up, put on casters and a drop leaf top of African redwood and red oak.
Started with a slightly damaged kitchen wall cabinet. I raised it up and used a furniture dolly I had for the base so it would be mobile
Because the back of the cabinet was unfinished, I attached some B-board type paneling to it and boards at the bottom so your feet wouldn't be at the storage area. It will have a small drop leaf so she will be able to eat at it.
I was lucky to obtain some beautiful African redwood and red oak from a customer to use as the top. Hear, it has been glued together and I will put the piano hinge on to attach the smaller piece to make the drop leaf.
I also put the B-board type paneling on the front as a request from my daughter. Here it is in stages of being painted. Although the top could be an actual cutting board we decided to use a polyurethane on it and just use a plastic cutting surface to protect it.
This is the finished results. She absolutely loves it and is very useful while she cooks as it give her more prep space.
Suggested materials:
  • Kitchen cabinet
  • B-board type paneling
  • Furniture dolly
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  • K. K. on Mar 29, 2017

    Fantastic Job! What was the total cost?

  • Linda Bush Knowling Linda Bush Knowling on May 04, 2017

    This is gorgeous! If I were to buy this type of wood for the top, where would be a good place to look for it?

  • Diana Inks Diana Inks on Jun 19, 2017

    I have a bathroom cabinet the same if it was intended to be not on wheels how would u put legs? Make ur side boards for raising longer?

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