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Kitchen island

comments (1) October 2nd, 2008 in Reader's Gallery

AsaC Asa Christiana, Special Projects Editor, Fine Woodworking magazine
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I built this island as a freestanding table, with an open shelf below for nice cookware. It is made of butternut.
Soapstone is a great countertop surface for woodworkers. You can machine it yourself with carbide sawblades and bits, and cut curves with diamond-coated jigsaw blades. It sands easily and finishes nicely with linseed oil.
A sliding-dovetail cleat supports the corbel. I hand-carved the volute and added the decorative pegs at each joint.
I built this island as a freestanding table, with an open shelf below for nice cookware. It is made of butternut. - CLICK TO ENLARGE

I built this island as a freestanding table, with an open shelf below for nice cookware. It is made of butternut.


Kitchen island in butternut


Design or Plan used: My own design

posted in: Reader's Gallery, table, period interpretation, modern, carving, tenons, built-in


Comments (1)

woodguydan woodguydan writes: very nice. clean simple and very useful I'm sure
Posted: 3:49 pm on March 27th

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