Home Project Large Spacious Kitchens With Multiple Work Surfaces Are Lovely And Convenient But Not Always Possible In Smaller More Compact Kitchens Work Areas Are Few And Need To Be Used For Multiple Purposes This Kitchen Island Has Been Designed For Smaller Kitchens Depending On Your Requirements It Can Function As A Preparation Surface An Eating Table Or Both
Home project large spacious kitchens with multiple work surfaces are lovely and convenient but not always possible in smaller more compact kitchens work areas are few and need to be used for multiple purposes this kitchen island has been designed for smaller kitchens depending on your requirements it can function as a preparation surface an eating table or both is article about Magazine bookmarked by everett with ID 13087153876 was uploaded on 12-03-2019 and has been viewed 6,788 times.
Kitchen Island Table Illustrations by Mike Del Rizzo Design ConsiderationsI borrowed a design element from the Shakers, and placed the two drawers in the ends, instead of along the face.The Shakers placed the drawers on the end of their sewing tables, so that they would be able to sit at the long side, and without getting up, pull the drawer out from the end.
I designed this island to take up minimal floor space, but if you have a larger kitchen you could make it somewhat wider, to allow a person to be seated at each end.Also, because this piece was intended for everyday use, I knew that the drawers would see heavy use, so I chose full extension heavy-duty slides.
Lumber SelectionAs with all projects, careful lumber selection plays a critical part in your success.To achieve a clean, understated look on this piece, I chose lumber with straight, vertical grain for all visible parts.
At the lumberyard I spent some time doing my initial selection (see 'Lumber Selection', Oct/Nov 2005, issue #38), and back at my shop I did some careful parts layout.Both were time well spent, as I was able to use vertical grain for everything except the top.