Making an island may be is something impossible for us, but not this “island”. “Island” is what we usually to call for a kitchen island. May for some people, having a kitchen island is something impossible because of the price of a dream kitchen island can be so unreached and that makes them stop dreaming of it. But sometimes, to think out of the box is so needed. If we can buy one, why don’t we just make one? Or maybe two or more. How to make a kitchen island? It is not a mission impossible actually, with a little money, some time, and your passion the island will be come true.
The first thing to answer “how to make a kitchen island” is that you need to know your kitchen space. We will not configure you with numbers because every of your kitchen must be having different space measurement for sure. After knowing your kitchen possibility of an island to be placed in, the next will be shown step by step so that is easy to be followed.
1. Draw a model
We suggest you with the simple one considering if this is your first handmade island because we won’t start with something too complicated and too hard to be done. Use a computer to work on it for the detail and actual size.
2. Prepare the material
After finishing the model and the measurement, it’s time for shopping. Find a slab of hardboard or more as you need, and then some nails and melamine laminates for the finishing. Don’t forget the glue stick the melamine to the board.
3. Bring the design onto the board
After making sure that all the things needed are in your hand, tore the design part by part into the actual size as detail as you can, then put the design on to the hardboard so that you will get the board cut in to the right measurement and right precision.
4. Cut the board based on the design
Cut the board based on the design’s line, to get an accurate cut better for you to use band saw rather than the manual one, give number to every part to help you next in the adjustment step. After cutting the board, sand every single edge of the board to get it in the nice clean shape, recommended to use drum sander for the better result.
5. Adjust all the pieces
Here is where the puzzle begins. Based on the numbers, attached every parts using glue and then tight them up by blowing the nails into them. Make sure that you have attached the right pieces first by using the number.
After the island strongly stand, grab the melamine, and then cut them based on the design. Next, grab the glue and rub onto the board then cover it with the laminates according to the design. Remember not to attach the laminates to the body using nails, just glue because it can ruin the finishing.
7. Picture it
Well done. This is the last step of “how to make a kitchen island”, congratulation, perhaps you want to take a picture of it and share it on your facebook or instagram, who knows it can bring you to an opportunity of a new business.
Well you have your own dream kitchen island now and now you know the answer from “how to make a kitchen island” question.