A Black Island with Butcher Block Top is a great project for the novice woodworker, beginner or professional wood turner. It can be done in one day if you have all the necessary materials. This project is called the Manhattan Project because it consists of twelve butcher block pieces which are six inches square and six inches long. The wood has to be purchased at a hardware store or lumber outlet. The butcher block should be the same color as your kitchen cabinets and flooring.
The wood has to be dried in the air. Place the dry wood on the island in a location where it receives ample ventilation. Cedar wood is the best and will cost less than hardwood. The wood has to be the same color as your kitchen countertops. This island will require fourteen or sixteen inch wood screws to attach them to the wood kitchen countertop. The planks are held in place using two pieces of wood that are nailed together.
A plywood frame is then constructed from the wood that will hold the laminate counter top on the butcher block. The frame is made by nailing the two pieces of wood together. A skid steer is used to transfer the plywood onto the frame. The skid steer has a tongue and groove system which allows you to slide it into place. It also helps to seal the edges of the wood to make them easier to paint.
The finishing process is done once the island is ready. This involves sanding the wood to achieve an even darker color. Laminate wood kitchen countertops do not have the same grain as regular wood. The lamination process seals the grain.
To make a Black Island with Butcher Block top, six pieces of wood are needed. Four pieces are purchased at a lumber store for the island. The remaining pieces can be obtained from different places. One piece is from a tree that has bark layers in its wood. Another piece is from a tree that does not have bark layers in its wood. Laminate wood kitchen countertops are highly resistant to stains and scratches, so you do not need to worry about this.
After the lumber is gathered and the pieces are ready to assemble, it is time to make the laminate wood kitchen countertop. Using the exact measurements, cut the pieces that are labeled “long boards”. Fourteen inch boards are used because it is the standard size of a standard laminate wood board. You will have to make sure that the boards are straight by putting a straight line across the centers of the four main boards. When the boards are assembled, they should be attached to each other using wood glue or an adhesive.
Once the boards are attached, the next thing that you have to do is to build the frame for the island. This includes building the legs and back supports. It is important that you use wood screws because it will allow you to have a stable foundation on which the laminate wood Island with Butcher block top can be built. You may want to consider using two different sizes of wood screws so you can have a smaller one in case you decide to build a larger one in the future.
After building the framework, you can then attach the laminate wood kitchen countertop to the framework. When the frame is complete, you can then attach the island to the frame. You may want to glue the laminate wood kitchen countertop to the frame so that you do not have to hammer nails into the wood. By using a small amount of wood glue or an adhesive, you can attach the laminate wood kitchen countertop to the frame.