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Old 02-09-2010, 10:01 AM   #1
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I am remodelling my kitchen and part of it involves a small two-level kitchen island with a seating area. Basically it will consist of a slide-in range, with a 15" and 9" cabinet on either side, then a raise behind with about 15" of counter space for the eating area. It will be similar to the picture below, although the stove is a slide-in range and there is no room behind the stove before the raised level.

Unfortunately my kitchen designer did not order any sort of wall for the raised counter to sit on, which means I will have to build it myself. I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions in how to do this easily while using up the least amount of floor space? And also something that looks a little nice? The designer did include a large sheet of veneer to match the cabinets for the back of the island. Any design/building ideas would be greatly appreciated!

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tell yor designer to earn their fee and make it right

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Old 02-09-2010, 10:10 AM   #3
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She's a Home Depot designer so I'm not paying her. She said she could order the part but it'll take another 4-6 weeks to get here and I'm not prepared to wait that long to have my kitchen back! I have someone coming in to tile tomorrow and was hoping to have the wall built by then...
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are you tiling the top of the bar section?
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The kitchen design/layout should have the spacing and specs for the eating bar.
For its construction, use 2 by material and sheathing of some sort. Glued and nailed.
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I would build the wall out of straight 2 x 6's. I would cover the back with 1/2" plywood before the veneer to provide some strength and stability. After you put the veneer on, you could make up some frames out of 1x4 vertical rails and 1x6 base and break up the back a little. If you lay it out right, your vertical pieces will be where you fasten your corbels if you are using them.
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I agree with jlhaslip. There should be specs if it was designed that way in the first place. HD software can isolate that island by itself.
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You also want to check on the clearances from your drop in range to the vertical wall behind it.

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