Roll Around Kitchen Island




Introduction: Roll Around Kitchen Island

My first project in attempting to build furniture. I got hook on building things after this.

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Step 1: Roll Around Kitchen Island

First, you need your materials:

4) 2x4x8

2) 2x4x6

7) 1x4x6

Kreg pocket hole jig and screws

handsaw or miter saw



tape measure


4 castors

power drill

palm sander


granite top

misc railings

Depending on how tall & wide your amount of lumber will vary.

Once you have your plans drawn out and gathered you cut pieces you will be making a 2 rectangular or square forms depending you your plans. Mine was rectangular. Came out to be 39" H x43" Lx 19 1/2" W. After drilling the Kreg pocket holes, just screw all the 2x4 pieces together. There are 2 cross beams that help keep the top square and will be used for support since the granite top weight 150lbs, but you can finish it with anything you want. Then I cut all the legs for the island out of the 1x4's and then notched 2 of the 1x4's that fit in the corner pocket of the lower shelf. I glued up all the pocket screws holes with dowels and cut and sanded them. I sanded the whole framework and put a chamfer on all the outside square edges. I then took scrap pieces of 2x4 and used them as a base of the casters to mount to. Lots of sanding and then finally painted it with a stain black ebony.

Step 2:

While I was waiting for the granite company to grind and cut my top, I found the white railings at Lowe's. I decided to go ahead and use them to keep things on the shelf from rolling off when I moved the island. They came with dowels in the bottom to attached them, so all it took was to measure and drill the corresponding hole in the shelf. I had turned my kitchen into a black and white color scheme so that just fit right in.

Step 3: Roll Around Kitchen Island

Here is the finished product. I love the granite top and that I can move it whenever I need or want to. This was my first piece of furniture that made. When I built this all the power tools that I had was a power drill and a palm sander and I built it in my kitchen and parts of it outdoors in the middle of winter.

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    That looks really nice. I like movable islands like this. It lets you create extra space when you need it.

    Kathleen Basiewicz
    Kathleen Basiewicz

    Reply 2 years ago

    Thanks for the kind words. My first time for making furniture. Looking at making kitchen countertop next.