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Old 03-22-2007, 09:27 AM   #16
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Thanks Atlantic.

I do realize it all depends on what you want in it.

I think I did ok with it.


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Old 03-22-2007, 08:23 PM   #17
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Here are some construction photos of an island I made a couple of years ago for customer. The only area for stools is at the end of the 'L'

http://www.csprep.com/images/island1.jpg
http://www.csprep.com/images/island2.jpg
http://www.csprep.com/images/island3.jpg
http://www.csprep.com/images/island4.jpg
http://www.csprep.com/images/island5.jpg
http://www.csprep.com/images/island6.jpg
http://www.csprep.com/images/island7.jpg

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Old 03-23-2007, 01:30 PM   #18
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I used a 2x6 along the back side of the cabinets then skinned the whole thing with inch maple. I also insolated between the 2x6s for sound when the kids stick their feet back there. On the sides I also skinned with and run it past the 2x6s. In the front of the cabinet I carefully put the iron on veneer maple to get the finished edge. I removed the existing veneer with a razor blade and used a wider piece to cover the whole area. You could just try to cover the but I didnt want the seam. I also purchased maple corbels for strength.





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Old 03-23-2007, 01:33 PM   #19
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I heard doing furniture (island is an example) is more difficult than general renovation.... so even though I almost finish renovating the basement... making an island is still out of reach in my mind.... I did make a book case for my 2 years old before... it is very useful and handy... but in terms of look.... I wouldn't want to comment on it...
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We all start some where and all have stuff that we can look back on. In the end it is all fun. I don't know if someone else would like some of the stuff that I have done. It is mine and I have alot of fun playing around with it. I am a computer system administrator not a finish carpenter. If my Boss (Wife) is happy with it thats all that matters. I have started over plenty of times. gets alittle expensive but fun.
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I bet you don't have babies running around you in circle to allow you have this luxury use of time....
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I need to know how high the 2-tier island should be for a bar stool to fit comfortably . Thanks Jones
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How high should the 2-tier island be if you have the sink on the lower portion and you want bar stools?
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My bar is 32" to the work surface and 45" to the bar top surface.

My island is 36" to the top of the work surface and 42" to the top of the eating surface.

I'm 5'9" and work at the butcher block top on my island every day. It could be 2" higher. The height of the island is great for eating on. The bar is a tad too high to be comfortable to eat at.
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Here are some construction photos of an island I made a couple of years ago for customer. The only area for stools is at the end of the 'L'

http://www.csprep.com/images/island1.jpg
http://www.csprep.com/images/island2.jpg
http://www.csprep.com/images/island3.jpg
http://www.csprep.com/images/island4.jpg
http://www.csprep.com/images/island5.jpg
http://www.csprep.com/images/island6.jpg
http://www.csprep.com/images/island7.jpg

Hope it helps and gives idea as to what can be done.

This is the same kind of island we would like to build in our new kitchen. Can you let me know first what is the knee wall made out of (2x4 or 2x6). And how did you attach the knee wall to the floor? Did you just screw it down to the floor. Was that enough strenght?
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Old 02-06-2008, 05:37 PM   #26
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All you have to do is order some finished 3/4" stock from the cabinet company and let the contractor fabricate the upper tier. How it's made depends on what configuration you chose for the stool side.
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