Build A Kitchen Island With Bookshelves
A kitchen island makes your kitchen more attractive and functional and is an upgrade that doesn’t require a carpenter or an expensive purchased unit. A pair of pre-fab bookcases can form for the base for a kitchen island you can make yourself. Here are the intructions to build a kitchen island with bookshelves. Place two short bookcases back to back. The bookcases should be the same size and shape. Decide where to connect the two bookcases with screws. Because each type of bookcase is different, you may be able to screw the bookcases together at the base, top or middle. If you cannot find a good place to screw the bookcases together, you may need to reinforce the back of both bookcases with plywood first, at the reinforced area. Add molding to the bookcases with finish nails and a hammer.
Where you add molding to the bookcases is personal preference. However, it is important to add a small strip of molding to the area between the two bookcases. This will help the bookcases look like a single piece. Paint or stain the bookcases with a paintbrush and latex paint. You should apply several coats of paint or polyurethane since the island will be an often used kitchen item. Add a countertop of choice. Popular options may include laminate, tile, stone or wood. After all, making your own kitchen island with bookshelves will save you money while you create a useful kitchen necessity.