Saturday, March 7, 2015

Kitchen Island

I had my eye on an Ikea island for the Ballarat unit. But how about a custom-built one instead?

Under construction in the workshop a few days ago:
Assembled on-site with professional assistance today:
It is a little larger than the original - I wanted it a bit longer, and a bit higher.

The Ikea original is $500. So far this island bench has cost about $30 in timber. It will be getting a nice timber top, which will add a bit, but it's still a bargain!

For now it has a temporary chipboard top so I can use it.  It fits perfectly in the space, and works well with a couple of barstools I picked up on Ebay for only $8 each.

1 comment:

  1. I love a good diy story and this is one of them Enjoy your bench.