Need more counter space in your kitchen?  How about storage for wine or other kitchen items?  If you are handy with woodworking tools, have the right tools for the job, and a have a free weekend you can add this island / table to your kitchen as well.
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Step 1: Gather tools and Wood

Tools needed for this build
1) Power saws (miter saw works great for frame cuts (you can use any saw they are just straight cuts) and a jig saw is good for rounding the corners of the top)
2) Drill 
3) Kreg Pocket Hole Jig (I use the R3 model)
4) Counter sink bit matched to the size of your wood screws
5) Random Orbit sander or just sandpaper if you need a workout

2 1/2 inch pocket hole screws
1 1/4 inch pocket hole screws
1 1/4 inch wood screws with tapered heads

Wood : For the frame and slats I used all pine
(3) 2x4 x 8 ft
(4) 1x4 x 8 ft
(1) 1x3 x 8 ft and at least 1 ft more (sometimes stores carry 2' pieces)
(1) 1x2 x 8 ft
Top: you can do what I did and use 3/4 in x 16 in x 48 in spruce panel.  Or you can get creative with multiple 1x4s (or other lumber) or plywood covered with laminate or plywood covered with decoupage (I've seen brown paper bags, beer labels, maps, book pages, etc all look pretty cool while scouring the internet for ideas)
mejones (author) 1 year ago
@kwixom ..awesome with the Vanagon you could make it narrower since I assume you will be bracketing it to the floor. Let me know how it goes. Also need bungee cargo nets over the shelves so stuff doesnt get rearranged in transit.
kwixom1 year ago

This looks exactly like what I'm looking for in my Vanagon. I'll have to let you know how it comes out.

mejones (author) 1 year ago
If you are going for for food prep you can finish with mineral oil. But harder woods would help with endurance of the top
jluther31 year ago

I love this. But would a urethane finish on the top be safe for food preparation? What finish would be safe for it?

Cool man. Will have to try this
sunshiine1 year ago

I love the design, thanks for sharing.