Kitchen Island DIY
I have to start by saying that my husband is a visionary when it comes to projects like these. He tried to explain to me several times what he was thinking and I just wasn’t picking up what he was putting down. I’m a visual person (hence the photography thing).
While renovating our home we removed all of our old doors and replaced them with matching farmhouse doors which we purchased at Menards. We knew we wanted to incorporate the old doors back in the house somewhere, but weren’t sure where. Brent came up with a great idea to use them to put together our kitchen island.
Prior to cutting the doors down to size we laid out big pieces of sketchpad paper to determine how large we wanted the island’s foot print to be. We decided that we wanted the base to be 58″ X 26″. It fit the space well and still gave us plenty of walkway room.
Brent saw that two of the doors had matching bottom panels so he cut them down to size and sat them next to each other.
He then looked up the standard size of a dishwasher to determine how wide our inside shelf could be.
To assemble the door pannels we used a combination of 2 1/2″ deck screws and liquid nails.
Please let me know if you have any other questions about our DIY kitchen island project.