This step by step diy project is about small kitchen island plans. This detailed project features instructions and diagrams about building a basic kitchen island rack. If you want to add storage space to your kitchen, we recommend you to pay attention to the instructions. Invest in high quality materials and don’t forget to adjust the size and the design of the kitchen island to suit your needs.
It is essential to choose the right materials before starting the construction and the assembly of the small table. As you will see in the project, you need to choose durable lumber with a nice appearance, such as pine, cedar or redwood. Make sure the components are in a good visual condition and choose professional tools when adjusting their size. Take accurate measurements and join the components with glue and screws.
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Building a small kitchen table
- A – 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 32 1/4″ long SIDES
- B – 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 19 1/2″ long SIDE SUPPORTS
- C – 2 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 27″ long, 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 27″ long SUPPORTS
- D – 2 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 19 1/2″x24 1/4″ long PANELS
- E – 14 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 19 1/2″ long SHELVES
- F – 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 19 1/2″ long, 4 pieces – 18 1/2″ long SIDE TRIMS
- G – 2 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 33 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 22 1/2″ long TOP SUPPORT
- H – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 24″x33 1/2″ long TOP
Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square
Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander
Safety Gloves, Safety Glasses
Small Kitchen Table Plans
The first step of the woodworking project is to build the sides of the kitchen table. As you can see in the diagram, we recommend you to cut the components out of 2×4 lumber. Take accurate measurements and drill pocket holes at both ends of the horizontal components.
Align everything with great attention and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the legs of the kitchen table. Make sure the corners are right-angled and leave no gaps between the components.
In order to get a professional result, we recommend you to build the side panels out of 3/4″ plywood. Drill pocket holes along the side edges of the panels and secure them to the structure by using 1 1/4″ screws.
Top Tip: Add glue to the joints and make sure there are no gaps between the wooden components. Repeat the process for the opposite side of the kitchen island.
The next step of the indoor furniture project is to lock the sides of the kitchen island together by fitting the horizontal supports. Therefore, you need to use 1×2 lumber and 2×4 lumber for building the supports.
Drill pilot holes through the supports and secure them to the legs, after making sure they are perfectly horizontal. In addition, the corners of the structure need to be perfectly square.
Build the tabletop supports out of 1×2 lumber and smooth the cut edges with fne grit sandpaper. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the side components and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the perpendicular components. Afterwards secure the frame to the legs using 2″ screws, from the interior of the structure.
Continue the project by fitting the tabletop to the wooden structure. As you can easily notice in the diagram, we recommend you to drill pilot holes through the supports and to insert 1 1/4″ screws into the top of the kitchen island.
Add glue to the joints and remove the excess before continuing the assembly process. Smooth the edges with fine-grit sandpaper and remove the residues with a damp cloth.
In order to get the job done in a professional manner, we recommend you to install the 1×3 slats to build the middle and bottom shelves. Cut the slats at the right size and drill pilot holes at both ends, before securing them into place.
Top Tip: Place the slats equally-spaced and lock them into place by using 1 1/4″ screws. Work with attention and with great care, if you want to get a professional result.
One of the last steps of the woodworking project is to fit the 1×3 trims to the sides of the kitchen island. Cut both ends of the trims at 35.5 degrees and secure them to the panels by using finishing nails and waterproof glue.
Smooth the ends of the trims as well as the edges in order to ad character to the woodworking project. Leave no gaps between the components and make sure the joints are rigid.
One of the last steps of the woodworking project is to take care of the finishing touches. Therefore, fill the pilot holes with wood putty and smooth the surface with 120-grit sandpaper.
Top Tip: In order to protect the lumber from water damage, we recommend you to cover the components with several coats of paint. Place the wooden kitchen island rack in a proper location and move it whenever necessary.
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