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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.
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