Kitchen Cabinet Island

Kitchen Cabinet Island

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Kitchen Cabinet Island

How to Install a Center Kitchen Island Host Paul Ryan shows how to add corbels and install a kitchen island. How to Build an Upscale Kitchen Island DIY remodeling contractor Fuad Reveiz shows how to build a beautiful and functional kitchen island with both pre-made and custom-made components. How to Build a Custom Kitchen Island DIY kitchen remodeling expert Paul Ryan builds an affordable kitchen island by using stock cabinets, beadboard, a stainless-steel countertop and glazes. How to Clad a Kitchen Island Custom-cladding a kitchen island or peninsula is a great way to make a unique statement and show off your DIY skills without breaking the bank. How to Make Over a Kitchen Island A new faucet and tabletop are a couple of changes that can help create a stylish kitchen island. How to Create a Raised Bar in Your Kitchen A raised breakfast bar separates your work zone from your entertaining areas, plus it covers kitchen clutter or dirty dishes in the sink. Follow these steps to build a raised bar in your kitchen. How to Install a Stainless Steel Kitchen Countertop Add a modern look to a kitchen island by installing a stainless steel countertop. How to Create and Install Concrete Countertops Concrete countertops are becoming more and more popular, mainly because natural stone is durable. Installing Kitchen Cabinets This DIY Basic will provide tips on how to install kitchen cabinets. How to Replace Kitchen Cabinets Replacing old cabinets is an expensive undertaking but is much more affordable if you do the installation yourself. Learn how to replace old kitchen cabinets with these easy step-by-step directions.
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Kitchen Cabinet Island

Instructions Although we designed this project around a specific cabinet, you can use the same materials and assembly steps to create an island from larger or smaller unfinished cabinets. Alter the size and shape of the countertop to fit your needs. Before starting, watch this video to learn how to laminate like a pro. Upgrade the base cabinet Step 1 To turn a cabinet into an island, you’ll first add side and back panels. Measure the height of the cabinet sides and from the back of the face frame to the back of the cabinet. Then cut the side panels to size and cut the notches for the front toe kick (Kitchen Cabinet Island Project Diagram) Step 2 Spread wood glue on the side of the cabinet and press a cabinet side in place. Use 5/8″ finish nails driven below the wood surface to hold the side panel in place while the glue dries. Repeat for the other side. Step 3 Measure the height and width of the cabinet back with the side panels in place, and cut the back panel to size. Then glue and nail it in place. Fill the nail holes, let dry, and finish-sand the sides and back. Step 4 Cut corner moulding to the height of the back and sand smooth. Glue and nail the corner moulding in place, fill the nail holes, and let dry. Finish-sand where needed and wipe clean. Step 5 Unscrew the doors from the hinges and the drawer fronts from the drawer boxes. Finish-sand each, wipe clean, and set aside. Prime the exterior faces and frame of the cabinet, the drawer fronts, and the fronts and backs of the doors. Let dry, then apply two coats of paint. Make the laminate top Step 1 Measure the width and depth of the cabinet at the top, add 1″ to each dimension, and cut the top to size from 3/4″ MDF. Then cut MDF strips 3/4″ wide and long enough to fit around the sides of the top. Glue and nail the strips on the underside of the top around the edges, let dry, and sand smooth. Step 2 Using a table saw or circular saw, cut the front, back, and side edge strips of laminate 1-3/4″ wide (1/4″ oversize) and about 1/4″ longer than the MDF edges. Step 3 Working on one edge at a time, apply contact cement to the back of the laminate and the MDF edge. Let stand according to the product instructions while the surfaces become tacky. Without letting them touch, center the laminate over the MDF edge and gently lower it in place. Use the J-roller to create a solid bond between the surfaces with no air bubbles. Repeat for the opposite edge. Step 4 Using a laminate trimmer or router with a laminate-trimming bit, remove the excess laminate. Repeat for the two remaining opposite edges. Step 5 Measure front to back and side to side, and saw the top laminate 1/4″ oversize in both directions. Apply contact adhesive to the MDF top and the underside of the laminate and let stand until tacky. Lay a row of 1/2″ wood dowels about 10″ apart on the MDF and rest the laminate on the dowels while you line it up to overhang each edge. Step 6 When you have the top laminate in position, gently remove a middle dowel and allow the laminate to touch the adhesive on the MDF. Continue removing dowels from the center to one edge, pressing the laminate in position as you go. Repeat in the opposite direction and use the J-roller to bond the laminate to the MDF. Step 7 Using a laminate trimmer or router, trim the laminate flush with the edges. (Take special care to keep the router base from tilting so that it gouges the laminate edges.) To soften any rough spots or sharp edges, wrap a scrap wood block with 220-grit sandpaper and lightly sand the laminate edges. (Hold the block at an angle to avoid scratching the face of the laminate.) Step 8 Using the countertop mounting holes built into the cabinet, screw the top, centered, in place (If you plan to install a sink and faucet in your island, like the one shown, it’s easier to mount both before screwing the top to the cabinet). Reinstall the cabinet doors and screw the drawer fronts back on the boxes. Add hardware and accessories as needed.
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Kitchen Cabinet Island

Cabinet Mixer Shelf Mixers are big and bulky, and not often used. Store it away and bring out extra counter space when you need it. Bread Board An extra thick, strong cutting surface for slicing bread. Keeps countertops free of unsightly knife incisions. Cutting Board Thin cutting board easily hides away above cabinets or drawers. Provides a large, hidden, secondary prep surface. Knife Storage Keep knives organized and sharp with our knife storage accessory. Fits knives of all shapes and sizes. Base Pantry Cabinet Store food where it’s easy to view and access and you’ll never run out of pasta again. Drawer Plate Storage Designed to hold plates, mugs, saucers and bowls in one easy to reach place. Base Filler Pull Out Store items in a smaller area while maintaining an ease-of-access to deeper items. Two Tier Cutlery Divider Your cutlery drawer works twice as hard for you with this two tier divider and drawer organizer. Roll Out Tray Base Cabinet No more reaching into the back of your cabinet. With these roll out trays, your plastic containers, pots and pans or appliances come to you. Drawer Organizer Neatly organize your flatware and larger serving pieces and utensils. Pots and Pans Roll Out Keep pots and pans free from scratches and easy to grab, with lid storage on the sides. Top drawer for cooking tools/utensils. Lazy Susan Food, plastic containers, cooking utensils are just a spin away. Deluxe Corner Storage Turn that formerly inaccessible cabinet space into creative storage. With one easy pull, the contents of your cabinet glide out to you. Blind Corner Storage Your corner space works overtime with this all wood construction blind corner storage cabinet. Two roll out trays with swing-out pantry keep stored items close. Spice Rack Counter space can be limited, so keep your spices stored away from harmful sun rays with a cabinet spice rack. Deep Drawer Divider Store small appliances, linens, cooking utensils and more in one drawer with these handy dividers. Door Cutting Board Rack Keep your cutting boards on the door, allowing for easy access. Avoid having other things stacked on top of your flat cutting boards. Dish Towel Door Rack Store towels away neatly and quickly. Hanging for easy access, while providing optimal drying while remaining tucked away. Sink Storage Door Rack Keep frequently used items close at hand while at the sink. Neatly holds items and provides easy access. Sink Storage Pull Out Keep cleaning items tucked away on one side while maintaining easy access for all items. Our full line of Kitchen Island Cabinet and Accessory options are available for your cabinet project. If you have any questions, please feel free to Contact Us for more information, or Locate An MCC Dealer to start your home cabinet project today!

Kitchen Cabinet Island

Kitchen Cabinet Island
Kitchen Cabinet Island

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