bargin basement kitchen Island

Project by Jim posted 10-05-2008 09:50 PM 2389 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We remodeled our kitchen last year and momma wanted to add an island but at the time $$ was tight. I saw a place advertising freight damaged cabinets in the paper and yesterday we took a ride to see what they had. I found 3 base cabinets that were in great shape 1 is 18” and has 4 drawers and 1 24” with a drawer and 2 pull out trays and the last is 18” with drawer and door. they were only…. get this $40 each (cheaper than I could build them. For a top I picked up a 7’ x 30” solid core oak door for $30. I went to lowes today and bought a sheet of 1/4” ply for $22 and a quart of spar urathane. If we don’t like how the top turns out I am going to put laminate on it. I still need to make some trim for it but for under $200 we now have an Island. here it is

-- Jim, Cushing Ok.

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posted 10-06-2008 06:08 AM

Great find and smart use of reclaimed material, well done.

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posted 10-14-2008 12:18 PM

Good job! nice looking kitchen..

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posted 11-03-2008 08:25 PM

Nice work, and a thrifty way to go. Isn’t it amazing you can buy cabinets cheaper than you can buy the materials to make your own? Amazing…

-- Bill - Turlock, Ca. - http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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posted 11-17-2008 05:22 PM

Great bargain hunting Jim.Your island looks good.

-- Dustygirl Hastings,Ont. Life is too short to sit around doing nothing

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posted 11-17-2008 06:47 PM

Way-to-go, my kind of work! I like what you did here, and I like the budget you did it with!

Thanks for the post.

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posted 08-15-2009 06:01 PM

Nice kitchen!


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