Monday, July 27, 2009

Eye On Islands

With different looks and price points, these three designs squeeze maximum space and function from your kitchen.

All Dressed Up

The addition of paint, hooks, and knobs gives this affordable cart a customized look.


1 Basic hardware, including robe hooks on one end of the cart and a bath-paper holder on the other end, provides space for hanging cooking tools and towels. The cart also is embellished with a row of knobs on the front side.

2 Aged-bronze pulls on the drawers complement the rest of the hardware.


cart (Powell, natural wood, #202450**)
paint (Valspar Ultra Premium, Garden of Paradise 6002-4B, semi-gloss)
metal accent spray paint (Hammered Satin Finish, Vintage Copper, #121695)
bath-paper holder (Moen, Inspirations, Eastlake Collection, oil-rubbed bronze, #33804)
double robe hook (Moen, Inspirations, Eastlake Collection, oil-rubbed bronze, #33609)
single robe hooks (#232768†)
strap pulls (aged bronze, #227052)
mushroom knobs (aged bronze, #226913)

* Does not include applicable taxes, which vary by market.
** Availability varies by market.
Selection varies by market.

Cottage Classic

With so much functional storage, this is like having a great piece of furniture for the kitchen.


1 Created from economical paint-grade poplar, this custom-made island has a simple face that belies its hardworking features. A butcher-block top makes for a sturdy, resilient prep surface for chopping vegetables or slicing bread.

2 Open shelving on both ends of the island creates a home for cookbooks and decorative accents. White paint and beaded-board paneling lend cheerful cottage style.


2 (4-foot-long) 1/2- x 3-inch poplar boards
4 (4-foot-long) 1/2- x 4-inch poplar boards
4 (4-foot-long) 1/2- x 6-inch poplar boards
6 (8-foot-long) 1 x 6s, poplar
1 (8-foot-long) 1 x 8, poplar
1 (2-foot-long) 2 x 2, poplar
5 (12-foot-long) pieces of 11/16- x 11/8-inch base cap moulding
2 (8-foot-long) pieces of 1/2-inch quarter-round moulding
1 (48- x 96-inch) sheet of 1/4-inch plywood
1 (24- x 48-inch) sheet of 3/4-inch plywood
1 (48- x 96-inch) sheet of 3/4-inch plywood
1 (48- x 96-inch) sheet of beaded-board paneling

butcher-block top (special order)

white (Valspar Ultra Premium, Bistro White 7006-4, semi-gloss)
spray primer (Kilz, #45553)
polyurethane (used inside the drawers)

knobs (#212415)
1 package (11/4-inch) pocket hole screws, fine thread
1 box 6d finishing nails
5 packages (22-inch) drawer slides
1 package (#18 x 3/4-inch) wire brads
1 box 4d finishing nails
1 package (#8 x 1-inch) pan-head screws
nail-on furniture glides (#246570)
1 package shelf pins (#198930)
safe-release masking tape
wood glue (Titebond II, #41217)
stainable wood filler

* Does not include labor costs or applicable taxes, which vary by market, or the cost of tools.
**Does not include lead time for special-order materials.
Availability varies by market.

Culinary Delight

This oasis was created for the top-notch gas range and hood. Now it’s a dream kitchen.


1 Custom cherry cabinets with classic raised-panel doors wear a rich chocolate brown finish.

2 Quartz countertops are more durable than unimproved stone—they resist both heat and scratches. The two levels of countertops allow family members or guests to join you while you cook without getting splashed or sprayed.

3 The cabinets accommodate a dual-fuel slide-in stainless steel range, which includes a black porcelain cooktop and cast-iron grates.

cabinets (Diamond, Caldwell, Cherry, Chocolate, special order)
knobs (Amerock, satin chrome, #17985)
countertops (Zodiaq, Smokey Topaz, special order)

gas range (Frigidaire, stainless steel, Model PLCS389EC, special order)
range hood (Broan, Rangemaster, stainless steel, Model 637004EX, special order)
external blower (Broan, Model 332H, 900 CFM, special order)

cutting board (12- x 18-inch, bamboo two-tone, #227260)

* Does not include labor costs or applicable taxes, which vary by market.
**Does not include lead time for special-order materials.

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