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Sturdy rolling kitchen island with butcher block top and place for microwave and garbage/trash 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

Difficulty moderate

Tools

Kreg Tools

Other Tools

  • Miter Saw
    Miter Saw
  • Square
    Square
  • Table Saw
    Table Saw
  • Tape Measure
    Tape Measure
  • Thickness Planer
    Thickness Planer
  • Clamps
    Clamps
  • Drill (cordless)
    Drill (cordless)
  • Nail Gun
    Nail Gun
  • Router Table
    Router Table
  • Shop Vacuum
    Shop Vacuum

Materials

Wood Products

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

Hardware & Supplies

  • 2 Hickory Hardware
  • 4 3" Swivel Caster
  • 1 18" towel bar
  • 60 1 1/4" Fine Thread Kreg Screws
  • 75 1 1/2" #2 SQ Dr Pan Head Kreg Screws

Cut List & Parts

  • 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"

Directions

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Cap plywood

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

  • Flush caps

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

  • Layout drilling locations

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

  • Drill through holes

    Drill the through holes and counterbores per prints.

  • Drill pocket holes

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

  • 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.

  • Attach the shelf fronts

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

  • Sand

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

  • 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.

  • Tape

    Tape off where the boards will be going.

  • Cut Notches

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

  • Stiles and Rails

    Cut the stiles and rails out of poplar.

  • Stub Tenon

    Cut the Stub tenons with a Precision miter gauge.

  • Glue drawer fronts

    Glue stub tenons and clamp drawer fronts.

  • Prime

    Prime parts

  • Paint smaller areas

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

  • Cut the Upper and Lower Rails

    Cut the Upper and lower Rolling island rails.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Assemble

    Then attach the right side and the two top rails.

  • Paint

    Paints

  • Drawer

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

  • Assemble drawer

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

  • 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.

  • Wheels

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