I have a lot of room in the center of my kitchen and I want to get an island. I shopped around and the prices were just crazy. So you know me. I will do it myself.
I thought about my cube bookshelves I got from walmart. I have them in every room. I decided to use my white one.
The only problem is that its not deep enough so I went looking for a second one so I could put them together. Of course with covid it was hard to find one. The first I got from Big Lots. I went to every big lots on the east coast…well the coast of fl…central florida…and there were none, so I got the second from Walmart. They was about 1/4″ difference in size. Of course.
Costs: 2 cube shelves $58
1 1×4 $3
4 ball bearing wheels $6
Wood panel 24″ x 36″ $18
4 wood panels 13″x48″ $31
5 packs hinges $9
Here are my steps:
Later I painted one end with blackboard paint and installed a towel holder on the other end. I put on a wood piece of wood and epoxied it.
I finished this a few months ago. Now I have feedback. Okay so everything is perfect except 1- I needed to make the top longer on one end so that it is like a bar. I don’t like the wheels. They are unecessary and they scratch. They would be fine on a tile floor but not on vinyl. They are coming off. Stay tuned for the upgrades.
2 thoughts on “An Island for my kitchen.”
Good idea. How were those wheels? They look like they might scratch the floor.
Funny you should mention that. I plan on taking the wheels off. They are scratching the floor.