If you want a versatile and functional work surface, then this is the project for you.
Derick Belden

Difficulty Rating: **** (one asterisk is least difficult, four asterisks is most difficult)

Measuring 48 inches wide, 36 inches deep, and 36 inches tall, it?s topped with a ready-made butcher-block surface. Two drawers and a slatted wood shelf add storage.

The base is painted to match the cabinets in the kitchen, but for a true custom look, you could paint it a fresh color. You could also pick a solid-surface, laminate, or granite countertop in lieu of the butcher block.

This plan is available via e-mail as a printable PDF. To order send a $4 check made payable to Southern Living Projects and your e-mail address to: Kitchen Island Project, Southern Living Projects, P.O. Box 11407, Lockbox 1014, Birmingham, AL 35246-1014. If you prefer to receive a copy by regular mail, include a self-addressed, stamped (with two first-class, letter-rate stamps), business-size envelope with your check. Allow four to six weeks for delivery.

If you have any questions concerning project plans, please send us an e-mail.