Our kitchen work island is designed for heavy utility work. The top is finished from 2” thick maple planks. We choose hard rock maple because of its density and tight grain. Inspired cooks can gather around to chop vegetables, knead bread, roll out pies, stuff a turkey or prepare whatever else is on the menu.
Our work island is constructed with traditional joinery, including tenons cross-pinned in square mortises. Each corner on the skirt and base is joined with hand-cut exposed dovetails. There is a drawer on each end and a double push-pull drawer in the middle. Each drawer is hand dovetailed. The fronts are cut from the skirt so that the grains match when assembled. The drawer handles are solid maple to match the top and double as towel racks.
We leave the two solid wood cantilevered shelves open for easy access to whatever you may wish to store there. There’s plenty of space that’s easy to clean and the open feel of the exposed shelves will lighten and brighten your kitchen. You have the perfect opportunity to display your favorite pots and bowls! In our kitchen we have our flour, sugar and cookie canisters, copper pots, colorful mixing bowls, cuisinart, juicer and a large basket of assorted pastas.
Our 72” work island offers you the equivalent of 12 linear feet of counter space right in the center of your kitchen. You don’t have to face the wall while you’re working! You can face your fellow cooking partners, so put on an apron and get to work.