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Build an Island Retreat: Here's How

Build an Island Retreat: Here's How

Build this brilliant custom island for your dream kitchen using Owner's Choice cabinetry that is available exclusively at Home Hardware and Building Centre locations.

What You'll Need

Tools
  • tape measure 1048-291
  • driver drill kit 1240-134
  • brad nailer 1282-946
  • table saw 1346-634
  • mini pocket hole jig kit 1261-725
Materials
  • Download Template.
  • BD 18" cabinets 1 x 2516-756, 1 x 2517-024
  • BD 24" cabinets 2 x 2516-764, 3 x 2517-025
  • island countertop: 84" x 40" flat work finished all 4 sides with buildup (optional solid core for overhang)
  • roll out table countertop: 23" x 24" flat work finished all 4 sides with buildup
  • 3/4" plywood
  • 3/4" plywood finished one side
  • 1/2" plywood finished one side
  • 2" x 4" pine
  • bolts
  • screws
  • pan head screws
  • wood glue 2020-071
  • castors 2 x 2325-267 (swivel with brake), 2 x 2325-266 (rigid)
  • wood filler 0000-000
  • sandpaper 1061, 1078
  • Beauti-Tone Acryl-lok Primer Sealer 1850-241
  • Beauti-Tone Designer Series Cabinet and Furniture paint 1880-432/440
Here's How
  • Assemble all cabinets. Bolt or screw the two BD24 units together.
  • Build inside back and end walls using 3/4" plywood. Screw to the cabinets from inside the cabinets.
  • Build the exterior back and end wall using 3/4" plywood finished one side. * * Attach to the two BD24 cabinets with a wood I beam spacer for rigidity.
  • Frame the end that will house the roll out table using 1/2" plywood finished one side. The face frame is 3".
  • The toe kick is one piece of 1/2" plywood.
  • The false drawer fronts are secured from inside the end unit.
  • Frame the back and end using decorative pine that is sized to match the front extensions.
  • Cut off the top drawer section of the BD 18" cabinet using a table saw. Frame the top with plywood.
  • The roll out table is built from 2" x 4" pine fastened together using a pocket hole jig and pan head screws. Use triangular corner bracing to screw the tabletop in place.
  • Attach the castors. Note: Grind the fastening plate if it is too wide.
  • The countertop can be screwed down from several areas and additional bracing can be added if necessary to secure the ends.
  • Optional: fasten decorative end corbels.
  • Apply Beauti-Tone Acryl-lok Primer Sealer over knots before painting with * * Beauti-Tone Designer Series Cabinet and Furniture paint in the colour of your choice.