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  1. Painting
    Hello All, I've built myself a Cherry Island Top, about 4' X 8', and need to decide how to finish it. I feel like a basic oil finish will me too much maintenance, and a Polyurethane is too much finish on this nice wood. Does anyone have a suggestion of a finish that will... 1. Be Durable 2...
  2. Electrical
    I'm in a 3 story garden style condo and am opening up my kitchen by replacing the two interior walls with an island. Unfortunately, the electrical for that wall comes from the ceiling instead of the floor, so there is no built in way to run power to the island. I am on the top floor so I...
  3. Plumbing
    I live in NY and we follow the 2010 ICC plumbing code. My question relates to the distance from an island sink to the stack vent, and which I plan on loop venting. On the attached diagram, the total length of the arrows between the sink and the vent stack is 16' (I need to move at right...
  4. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    I'm pretty new to the whole diy thing...actually my experience is limited to painting and patching holes. Sooo...before I start my kitchen I'm going to make a rolling kitchen island from a base cabinet I got for free. I decided I wanted to make my own countertop, obviously as cheap as...
  5. Building & Construction
    I am in the planning process of my project and have quite a few questions. First, I have been searching on the internet and cannot find a diy forum directed specifically toward outdoor kitchens and bbq island construction and design. Does anybody know of one? Also I have noticed most islands...
  6. General DIY Discussions
    My wife and I just bought a house and remodeling the kitchen. We have decided to build an island that has two surfaces on top of the cabinets in the island. Only problem is the materials are not the same height. One material is an end-grain butcher block countertop and the other is a granite...
  7. Flooring
    Getting ready to lay tile in my kitchen this weekend, and I have a couple questions. 1. I am going to tile around my island in the kitchen, how should I do the transition? Should I leave a gap between the tile and the island wall, and then use quarter round to cover the gap? Or should I cut the...
  8. Electrical
    I'm building a knee wall for my new kitchen island with a raised counter around 2 sides. The lower part of the island will be the standard 36" height with the countertop. The raised portion will be 42" with the counter. This gives me about a 4.5" backspash to install receptacles in. Is there...
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