Friday, May 10, 2013

The Kitchen Island

The Kitchen Island finally came together. Though much like anything else so far, there were some road bumps along the way. For starters, one of the smaller of the two cabinets was not made to the same specs as the larger one. The face frames matched up just fine, but the carcasses were not even close.

Level island on an uneven floor.  
The second issue was the floor. Even after all the work we did, the floor is still not perfectly level.  With some carpentry magic, we managed to make the bottom of the island presentable while keeping the top level.

The cabinet carcasses were mounted together with a 1/4" piece of sanded birch plywood sandwiched in between and attached with screws and wood glue.

After the main bit of carpentry was completed we oiled the butcher block with mineral oil, installed the garbage and recycling pull-outs and stained the cabinets.

All done before the family came over. 

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