What Happens When A Project Doesn't Work Out As Planned AKA My Scrap
I will start of by admitting that this project was originally not intended to be a kitchen island, it just kind of happened! I've wanted a side table for my couch for quite a while, and my dad and I had made one for under my living room window a while ago, so I had thought that we could easily make one slightly bigger to put next to my couch. Well, instead of slightly bigger, it was a LOT bigger.
Working with scrap wood and attempting to figure out how to build something out of them comes with lots of unpredictability. By the time this table was almost done I was really concerned over this project until my mom told me that this table would be perfect for my kitchen. And thus, my kitchen island was born.
I would love to provide exact measurements and some building plans, but we just kind of "winged it" when we were building it. But if you'd like, here is what we used as a guideline to build the table.
We then began assembling. We took two of the legs and attached them at the top with one of the long top pieces and did the same with the other two legs.
Since we didn’t have any jigs or fancy tools to ensure everything stayed even we then cut two more scrap pieces to measure 15 inches and attached them to the bottom of the legs, about 6 inches from the bottom. This helped stabilize the piece and also supported the bottom shelf.
Valerie Suell on Jul 11, 2018
Kudos Kristina! You have inspired me to quit procrastinating and talking about building my own island and to JUST DO IT ALREADY! You did a great job explaining and showing that one doesn't necessarily HAVE to drill "pocket holes" in order to attach anything! Lol, I really had to mention pocket holes. Oh! And a Kreg Jig. I honestly have no idea what one is! Lol, bottom line, thank you for sharing with all us lame folks!