Coffee Bar or Kitchen Island Shelf

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oheverythinghandmade added on 8/21/2016

This shelf is 38" high by 13" wide and it's multipurpose function allows you to use it as a coffee bar or kitchen island. It's made exclusively out of framing lumber and is a quick project for beginner level builders.

Directions

Follow the steps below to complete this project.

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Step 1: Measure and cut

Make your cuts for the shelf: 2"x8' (4) @ 38" | 2.5"x6' (2) @ 16" and (2) @ 12" | 1.5"x6' (2) @ 16" and (2) @ 12" | 3.5"x12' (10) @ 12" *Tip: I trimmed the edges of both lumber pieces for the legs (1" x 2" x 8") to achive a crisp finish. NOTE: Please note that all 1" lumber measures 3/4".

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Step 2: Assemble the Legs

Lay out all four of the 38" pieces for the legs, connecting two legs with the 1 1/2 x 16" on the top and the 2 1/2 x 16" piece 12" from the bottom up. Mark where the pocket holes should go with a carpenter's pencil and drill 3/4" pocket holes using your Kreg Jig. Assemble the legs using 1 1/4" pocket hole screws and wood glue.

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Step 3: Attach the side Boards

Pre-drill pocket holes with the Kreg Jig for 3/4" material into the ends of the 2 1/2 x 12" cuts. Attach 2 1/2 x 12"s to the leg frames using 1 1/4" pocket screws.

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Step 4: Attach bottom & top Shelf

Drill pocket screw holes for 3/4" material with the Kreg Jig along the ends of the 3/4"x3 1/2"x12" boards. Attach the boards to the edge of the base with 1 1/4" pocket hole screws, leaving 1/4" gap between each board (see image for reference)

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Finish as desired

Sand the shelf until smooth and fill any visible pocket holes if desired. For the shelf, I used Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint (color: Ironstone) followed by Miss Mustard Seed's Wax. I applied four thin, coats of milk paint and let it completely dry. Then sanded lightly by hand using 220 grit sand paper.

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Materials Required:

Wood Products:

(2) 8ft, 1x2", Board  
(1) 6ft, 1x1 1/2", Board  
(1) 6ft, 1x2 1/2", Board  
(1) 12ft, 1x3 1/2", Board  

Hardware/Supplies:

Parts/Cut List:

(4) Legs, 3/4" x 1 3/4" x 38"  
(2) Long Top Board, 3/4" x 1 1/2" x 16"  
(2) Short Top Board, 3/4" x 1 1/2" x 12"  
(2) Long Bottom Board, 3/4" x 2 1/2" x 16"  
(2) Short Bottom Board, 3/4" x 2 1/2" x 12"  
(10) Shelf boards top and bottom, 3/4" x 3 1/2" x 12"  

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