Just sharing some island pics

angelcubNovember 13, 2007

Hi, just thought I'd share some island pics. My hubby built it from my design, then I painted/distressed it. I used Waterlox to finish the walnut top he made. We are so pleased with it. We have an unfitted cottage style kitchen so we wanted the island to resemble a separate piece of furniture as opposed to matching the cabinets he built.

This is the view you see when entering the kitchen. I didn't want the MW to show from that angle. The electric is through one of the legs.

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Nice work angelcub, beautiful walnut top.

    Bookmark   November 14, 2007 at 6:16PM
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Beautiful cabinet work.
I love the design and the super quality
workmanship on the island and cabinets.
The inset drawers are perfect, the finish on Walnut is
spectacular, the layout is convenient.
Terrific project, I envy the results.


    Bookmark   November 15, 2007 at 12:44PM
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What stain and finish did you put on the wood? I am trying to find a dark stain for oak that is very or no VOC as well as food safe. Any thoughts?

    Bookmark   November 26, 2007 at 2:42PM
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As already stated it is a beautiful piece of work. Your husband is to be commended for his efforts. The top is especially well done.

1eyedJack and the Dawg

    Bookmark   December 2, 2007 at 2:41PM
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Thanks so much for the nice compliments. And I am sorry for not getting back to you all sooner. Tis the season to be running in ten different directions. : )

Mackswim, there is no stain on the walnut top. I did 6 coats of Waterlox, sanding lightly in between coats. The first coat was the Original Sealer/Finish, then the rest were the satin finish. We love the way it darkened up and think it's a nice contrast with the soapstone. Good luck - I hope you find your stain. But maybe try the Waterlox and see how you like the finish? It is food-safe.

We have finished the cabinet feet so I now have pics of them on our site. I will link to them. Just click on the Kitchen link at the top to go to that page.

DH is finishing up the upper cabinet door install this week. I will post pics when he's done. We still need to order the latches for them - I better get moving on that.

It feels so good to be heading toward the end of this project! Thanks for taking a look!


Here is a link that might be useful: kitchen pics

    Bookmark   December 11, 2007 at 9:16PM
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Great design, gorgeous work.

    Bookmark   December 27, 2007 at 6:41AM
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Angelcub, now that some time and a couple major holidays have passed, how is the Waterlox finish holding up? Are you happy with it?

    Bookmark   January 27, 2008 at 9:33AM
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