While I state this is a complete build, I have not made the drawers that will go in this island yet. That will be a job video by itself in the future.
I have actually been preparing this task for many years and went through a number of different designs prior to deciding on this one. My kitchen area is fairly big (for such a small house) and it can quickly accommodate an island this size.
The top is 60" long, 38" from front to back and a complete 2" thick. Made from strong cherry, it will naturally darken with age and get even better looking.
The base cabinet is made mostly from 1/2" maple veneer plywood with some strong wood for the trim and corbels. The corbels (support brackets) are created to match the doorway treatment I did going to my basement. They are ornamental and practical, as they support the overhang. I'll be making a set of elegant solid wood stools as a future task to go with this island.
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