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Kitchen island using tool trolley

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This clever kitchen island uses a tool trolley and hardwood panel to create more storage and space to eat and entertain.





The project


I created a kitchen island using the Ultimate Storage 42" 7 Drawer Tool Trolley. The idea was to create extra storage in the kitchen using the tool trolley while allowing seating for eating and entertainment by adding a tabletop. The tabletop was made using an Interbuild 2200 x 600 x 26mm Acacia Solid Oiled Hardwood Panel that I had cut in half at my local Bunnings store. I cut four small pieces off one half of the panel and biscuit joined it onto the other half to increase its width.


With the timber edge exposing raw timber, it was impossible to consider matching the oil finish. I sanded the panel back to bare timber and applied Feast Watson Oak Prooftint Interior Stain. The final coat was mixed with a few drops of rosewood to create the red tint that I was looking for. I applied several coats of Feast Watson Epoxy Resin to seal the panel. It took a week to complete this process.


I then removed the original rubberwood top from the tool trolley and fixed the panel to it. Lastly, I swapped out the bulky industrial-look castors for Moveit 100mm Rubber Castors for a smooth and silent roll on the tiles and to match the height of the existing kitchen benchtops. I added a couple of stools to finish the look.


I can store cups, plates, cutlery, appliance accessories, baking dishes and pots in these drawers. Weight distribution was a concern. A lot of thought went into the layout of the drawers so that it doesn't fall forward. We don't have too much weight at the front of the drawers and never have too many open at once.


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Was discussing dong this with hubby for months now, great idea and thank you for showing the outcome.

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