How To Make A Rustic Kitchen Island

Many fun art projects are as a result of simple and easy DIY Ideas. Craft ideas lead to the creation of interesting things and useful ideas turn out to be wonderful crafts projects. With this notion in mind, if you wish to add a useful piece of furniture in your kitchen at a budget, you have come to the right place. Today, we display how to make a rustic kitchen island practik ideas…. The island that we will create will stand at 900mmm high and its top will be a standard bench-top. The island will have 2 800 by 400 millimetre shelves.


Smoothening Rough Timber: prep the timber. To accomplish this step you need to run through an angle grinder already fitted with a wire cup brush. The run through will reveal any entrenched metal fixings that need to be taken out. The wire brush treatment will clean and smoothen timber leaving in place characteristic marks.

Rebating Shelf Sides: make use of a planer that has a guide fence. Cut the rebate at 15mm wide and 22 millimeters deep using rebating attachment. Deep the cut pieces into four short and long shelf sides for both the base and middle shelves. Use a series of sweeps together with a planer to cut the rebate.

Making The Shelf Frames: set the saw to mitre all the shelf sides’ ends. Mitre the top as well. PVA Adhesive will play a huge part in securing the faces. Use a strap clamp to hold them into place. Use a drill pilot and countersunk holes via the sides for 750 millimeter b7 10g screws.

Add Shelf Boards: for the base and middle shelves, pin the shelf boards through the frame rebates. Start working from the center and make sure you trim the ends of the boards so that they fit. Remove them and run through a bead of constructive adhesive alongside the frame rebates. Next replace the boards and allow them to dry.

Making The Housing: mark the 75 millimeter wide shelf housing on the legs which will be on the base top and mark 320 millimeters from the base. The mitre saw at this juncture should be set to cut at 25millimeters deep. Position an off cut lengthwise of the fence to achieve a blade full sweep and to create a series of relief cuts inside the housing.

Clearing The House Waste: begin by knocking off the loose timber that is between the housing cuts, use a hammer together with a sharp chisel and carefully clean the base. Make sure that you check housing against the shelf side so that you can widen it if it is at all necessary.

Stain Finish Application: Before you assemble the kitchen island, start by applying satin polyurethane finish on the middle and base shelves. The first coat should be diluted with 10% turpentine and proceed to apply an undiluted coat all pieces.

Island Assembly: always apply a substantial amount of adhesive black polyurethane sealant on the housing that is on the legs. Secure two legs well under the top frame, base and middle shelf. One leg should be flushed to the front and the other leg should be flushed towards the rear. Do the same for the remaining legs.

Housings Should Be Reinforced: start by clamping the legs. Proceed to reinforce the top frame housing using 75 millimeter x 10g screws. Use an angle from the inside. Wipe off any sealant that will be excess by making use of a rag that has been soaked in turps.

Top Shelf Assembly: make use of a planner. Use it to make 5 millimeters bevel round the frame and legs edge. Now position the shelf board tops on the frame. Join together the edges with a thick bead of adhesive black polyurethane sealant. Clamp the board on the frame’s top and allow it to dry. Underneath the top frame, use a drill to create 10 millimetre wide by 20 millimetre deep clearance holes that will be along the sides and edges of the shelf boards at the top. Drill 5 millimetre pilot holes all through the clearance holes and drill them into the top. Secure them into place using 75 millimetre x 10g screws.


Finishing Of:

  • Allow the sealant to dry for a period of 24 hours. Sand the joints as you leave a thin black line in between the boards.
  • A bevel round the top shelf edges needs to be planed. Finish off sanding using a 180-grit abrasive paper.
  • Next apply 2 coats of satin polyurethane on the top. After it dry off, you should sand of lightly the project using 180-grit abrasive paper. Apply the final finishing coat. Fit 75 millimetre heavy duty castor on the legs. Finish the island off by attaching zinc chest handles on the ends! Enjoy!!!


Rustic Kitchen Island Praktic Ideas


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