Tuesday, October 8, 2013

DIY Butcher Block Island

Scripture To Live By:
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
2 Timothy 3:16,17

Home Improvement Post: When my sister-in-law was visiting last month.  We were working in the kitchen together and she said,"You need more counter space." So I mentioned it to my husband.  The way the kitchen is laid out, there is no more space around the outer edges. So, I thought of my frugal find kitchen cabinet that we have used to make many things out of that we have used for various projects such as Kitchen Cabinet Island and Garage Sale Kitchen Cabinets Makeover and my Wash Room/Craft Room Organization. I had one cabinet left so we decided to make a Butcher Block Island.  The first thing we did was measured the back of the cabinet and cut a piece of paneling to cover the back of the cabinet.  We painted it with two coats of white paint.






Paint the inside/outside of the cabinet as well.  

Next the back piece was nailed to the back using a air nailer.



After the back piece was secure, we cut two pieces of a 2 x 4 x 12 inches long and painted and drilled  holes to attach them to the bottom of the cabinet using four 2 inch long deck screws.
Next the wheels were attached.

I had two pieces of butcher block that was not being used any longer.  This would be perfect for the top of this cabinet.  We made some little strips of wood to go around the edges that would be extended over the edge of the cabinet.    We numbered each board so we could remember where it was to go.  


We made a few extra boards to support the butcher block and  leveled it on the cabinet.  

The butcher blocks were screwed together making it one board. Then all the strips of wood were added to the bottom of the butcher block.  


Now it was time to attach the butcher block to the cabinet. Next we clamped the butcher block to the top of the cabinet.



Drill holes from inside of cabinet to attach the butcher block. Put screws in long enough to hold the block but not going through the butcher block.  After the butcher block was attached we remove the C-clamps.


Front of cabinet.


Back of cabinet.



There are a few added touches to go, knobs to open the doors and towel racks on each end.  We had some extra knobs so we attached them and we purchase a towel rack set and used the four wall brackets and cut the dowel rod that was in the package to fit one end and bought a piece of 5/8 inch dowel rod to make one for the other end.  We cut it to size and painted it and attached to the brackets.




I am very pleased.  I have more counter space and more storage.


Hope you like it as much as I do.  There are so many uses for wall cabinets.  This project was very inexpensive.  The total cost was around $45.00, that is including the cabinet price. 
  Doing things yourself can save a lot of money. 

 Blessings,


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20 comments:

  1. Cute...where do you have it sitting in your kitchen?

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    1. With the wheels on it I can move it around but most of the time I have it sitting between the refrigerator and the sink. Thanks Carrie.

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  2. Very cute! That's a great find and the way you have it fixed up looks awesome!

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    1. BIBI, Thank you so much. Thank you for visiting my blog. We really are enjoying the new storage space and the counter top.

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  3. Fabulous island. Love it. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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    1. Marty, thank you for having your party each week and for your encouraging comment. I so appreciate it.

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  4. I think it's perfect as a kitchen equipment. I love the way you have rebuilt it.

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    1. Ergonven, thank you so much for viewing my post and leaving an encouraging comment.

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    1. Thank you so much. I am glad you like it. Thank you for having your party each week. So encouraging.

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  6. This is perfect. I'm going to show this to my handyman when he comes to do some Fall work. I bet he would love to do this. I've been looking for an island to add more counter top space in my kitchen too. Thanks for sharing this.

    Wishes for tasty dishes,
    Linda @ Tumbleweed Contessa

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    1. Lita, I so appreciate your comment. It is so encouraging. I hope you get your island as well.

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  7. Come visit us at http://obsessiveandcreative.blogspot.com/2013/10/craft-frenzy-friday-8.html
    We are having a party and it won't be the same without your creativity!
    Craft Frenzy Friday!

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    1. Thank you Rhonda for the invitation to your party. I appreciate it so much.

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  8. What a great job. I love how it goes with the existing décor of your kitchen.

    Thank you for linking up to my weekly BlogLovin Hop (http://www.journeysofthezoo.com/search/label/BlogLovin%20Hop). If you get a BlogLovin account, let me know as I'd love to follow you.

    Besos, Sarah
    Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo

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    1. Thank you so much Sarah for hosting your party each week. I appreciate it so much. Thank you also for commenting on my DIY Butcher block Island. XOXO

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  9. This looks wonderful. We always seem to need a little more counter space. Found you on Friday Lovely Ladies Party. If you have a few minutes, stop by and visit me.

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    1. Thank you so much Debbie, I am so glad you found my and hope you will visit again. Blessings to you.

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  10. Thank you for sharing at our TGIF Link Party at A Peek Into My Paradise. Your post will be featured at the TGIF Link Party this week and was pinned to the TGIF Party Board! I can't wait to see what you link up this week!
    Cathy @ http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/

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