Rolling Kitchen Island

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realitydaydream added on 1/31/2016

Sturdy rolling kitchen island with butcher block top and place for microwave and garbage can!

Come on over to our blog for the full post and more reveal pics! >> http://realitydaydream.com/2016/02/custom-diy-rolling-kitchen-island.html

Directions

Follow the steps below to complete this project.

1

Review plan

Come on over to our blog for the full post and more reveal pics! >> http://realitydaydream.com/2016/02/custom-diy-rolling-kitchen-island.html Take a look at the plans to help map your way through the project. You Can download a PDF of the plans in the EXTRA section

2

Cut sheet goods

Cut the sheet goods, you will notice on the print that we capped most things with a 1/2" of poplar. If you don't want to do this it is fine but you will need to make some adjustments to the cut diagram.

3

Cap plywood

Cut 1/2" Stripes of Poplar and cap required pieces of plywood.

4

Flush caps

Using a flushing bit on a router, flush trim all the poplar caps.

5

Cut Notches

Cut notches per the print out of the two vertical dividers.

6

Layout drilling locations

Using a "T" square, mark locations for drilling per drilling instructions in the prints.

7

Drill through holes

Drill the through holes and counterbores per prints.

8

Drill pocket holes

We uses a Kreg Foreman to drill the required pocket holes.

9

Cut fronts for wide shelves

Cut the four rails for the wide shelves. Then route the bottom edges with a 1/4" round over bit.

10

Attach the shelf fronts

Glue and screw the fronts onto the shelves. You may need to clean up the ends with a table saw.

11

Cut the Upper and Lower Rails

Cut the Upper and lower Rolling island rails.

12

Attach Lower Rail

Attach the lower rails to the bottom shelf. If either of the rails overhang you will want to trim them up on the table saw.

13

Stiles and Rails

Cut the stiles and rails out of poplar.

14

Stub Tenon

Cut the Stub tenons with a Precision miter gauge.

15

Glue drawer fronts

Glue stub tenons and clamp drawer fronts.

16

Sand

We chose to sand and prime/paint prior to assembly. If you have helpers this is a great project for them.

17

layout

Mark off where all the boards go using a "T" square and measuring out 3/8" both ways from the drilling locations you marked out earlier.

18

Tape

Tape off where the boards will be going.

19

Prime

Prime parts

20

Paint smaller areas

paint smaller, hard to reach areas like the narrow shelves.

21

Assemble

Remove the tape, and start to assemble. we started with the narrow shelves. Assembling them to the left vertical divider. Then we attached the left side the the bottom of the rolling cabinet. Next we attached the wide shelves and the vertical divider between them.

22

Assemble

Then attach the right side and the two top rails.

23

Paint

Paints

24

Wheels

using a 1" thick piece of wood as a spacer attach the 4 wheels to make the cart mobile.

25

Drawer

Cut a 1/2" groove in the drawer sides and drawer fronts.

26

Assemble drawer

Assemble drawer. We used a teflon tape on the bottom of the drawer to reduce friction.

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Add Butcher Block Top

The choices for tops on this rolling island are virtually endless. We will be posting about ours sometime in the future at www.thesawdustmaker.com.

Tools Used:

Materials Required:

Wood Products:

 (2) 3/4" Thick, Full Sheet, Plywood  
 (1) 1/2" Thick, Half Sheet, Plywood  
 (1) 1/4" Thick, Half Sheet, Plywood  
 (1) 1x8, 96", Board  

Hardware/Supplies:

Parts/Cut List:

(2) Panel A & Panel B, 3/4" X 4' X 8'  
(1) TOP, ROLLING ISLAND, 2" X 24 1/2" X 46 1/2"  
(2) SIDES, ROLLING ISLAND, 3/4" X 33" X 24"  
(2) VERTICAL DIVIDERS, ROLLING ISLAND, 3/4" X 31 1/4" X 24"  
(1) BOTTOM, ROLLING ISLAND, 3/4" X 44 1/2" X 22 1/2"  
(2) TOP RAIL, ROLLING ISLAND, 3/4" X 44 1/2" X 1 1/4"  
(2) BOTTOM RAIL, ROLLING ISLAND, 3/4" X 44 1/2" X 1 3/4"  
(3) NARROW SHELF, ROLLING ISLAND, 3/4" X 6 3/4" X 24"  
(1) TOP, WIDE SHELF, ROLLING ISLAND, 3/4" X 22 1/2" X 22 1/2"  
(2) BOTTOM, WIDE SHELF, ROLLING ISLAND, 3/4" X 22 1/2" X 10 7/8"  
(1) VERTICAL DIVIDER, WIDE SHELF, ROLLING ISLAND, 3/4" X 22 1/2" X 16 3/4"  
(4) RAIL, WIDE SHELF, ROLLING ISLAND, 3/4" X 1 1/4" X 22 1/2"  
(2) DRAWER SIDES, ROLLING ISLAND, 3/4" X 24" X 22 1/2"  
(4) STILE, DRAWER, ROLLING ISLAND, 3/4" X 2" X 29 27/32"  
(4) RAIL, DRAWER, ROLLING ISLAND, 3/4" X 2" X 10 1/2"  
(2) PANEL, DRAWER, ROLLING ISLAND, 1/4" X 26 11/16" X 10 3/8"  
(1) BOTTOM, DRAWER, ROLLING ISLAND, 1/2" X 23" X 12 1/2"  

Extras:

Rolling Island Cut Drawings.pdf Download

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