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Making My Kitchen Island - With LOTS of Storage!

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Here's a different design- https://youtu.be/4RMXEjGS1Fw Building your own furniture is great, not only do you get to enjoy something you made, but you also get to completely customize it to your every need. With this project I did just that, I used common materials that where readily available and inexpensive, sized it to fit my kitchen perfectly and built in a ton of storage which created a much more functional kitchen. The entire island can be made from materials from you local hardware store. While a lot of tools and materials where used to build mine, other tools and techniques can be substituted to make the project suit your skill level and available equipment. While I use a soft wood and paint the base in the end, you can use any wood you'd like and finish the base with paint, stain or any finish you prefer. This was an especially satisfying project for me, being the largest project I've built in the new shop and most involved video I'm made so far. I hope you all enjoy the video. Let me know if you have any questions and if you don't mind, share the video on your social media! It was a lot of work and I'd like it to be available to as many people as possible. Thanks again. Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/The-Homestead-Craftsman-151656998374912/?ref=hl All Music is performed by Josh Woodward, check him out! "Creative Commons Attribution music by Josh Woodward" Main Site- http://www.joshwoodward.com/ Song Links- http://www.joshwoodward.com/song/IllBeRightBehindYouJosephine http://www.joshwoodward.com/song/Hey http://www.joshwoodward.com/song/WaterintheCreek
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Jeff Melson (1 месяц назад)
This build looks great! Good use of space in your kitchen!
Angela Carter (1 месяц назад)
Love the island great job 😁😁
Yoli Varela (2 месяца назад)
14:57 Que conste que no es pinareño!!! jajaja. Nice work though
BadAss Technologies (3 месяца назад)
I only have one question: How do you NOT have your own show on PBS?!? It would make for a perfect Saturday afternoon lineup, sandwiched between 'The Joy Of Painting' and 'This Old House'.
The Homestead Craftsman (3 месяца назад)
I would love to do something like that if they'd have me and it fit my life.
Charlene Hansen (5 месяцев назад)
Great job
Kenny Rood (5 месяцев назад)
I'm building an island for my dad and gifting it on Father's Day. Thank you so much for all of videos, both remodeling homes and building furniture. Your a real inspiration to me and I appreciate everything you share. Thank you again!
judy blackman (6 месяцев назад)
Hello Homestead Guy, you talk to fast for a newbie to follow what you were doing, when you were building the kitchen island. And nobody ever shows how the biscuits are made. The slots are always shown.
The Homestead Craftsman (6 месяцев назад)
Biscuits are bought, not made. They are made from compressed beech wood. They swell up when glued. The speed of the video is just how it worked out, if I went slow and explained the whole things it would have lasted hours. This wasn't supposed to be a how to, just showing the process. Have a look at some of my other videos, they vary in length and detail. Thank you for watching.
alexdykeman (6 месяцев назад)
You’re a genius buddy.
NJSMKMMS (6 месяцев назад)
My husband has built 3 different islands for our kitchen and none have turned the right size. This one isn't huge so it might work. I will save this to show him. I like it allot, thanks for sharing. I loved your cinder block house reno too, my husband watched it with me. We enjoyed it very much. TY.
Nick Pericle (7 месяцев назад)
Have a question for you - if you wanted to attach an island to the floor, how would you do that?
Nick Pericle (7 месяцев назад)
The Homestead Craftsman thanks so much. You’re right, simple L brackets.
The Homestead Craftsman (7 месяцев назад)
L brackets and screws, pocket holes on the inside, or just trim around it. Not much to over think.
Daan Kromhof (7 месяцев назад)
How did you get all your tools? Like your jigsaw, tablesaw and everything else. Did you save a lot of money? Or did you purchase all those over the years?
Daan Kromhof (7 месяцев назад)
Thank you for actually taking the time to answer my question on a 3-year-old video. I really like the effort and commitment you put in! Al your videos are really helpful keep up the good work!
The Homestead Craftsman (7 месяцев назад)
I have just bought things as I need them over the years. I started out with pretty cheap stuff in college. I made beds from 2x4s and sold them. I started with a black and decker drill, a circular saw that shocked me and a broken miter saw. My beds bought me my first table saw, planer, and jointer. (All of which I've replaced) . I make and sell furniture, so it's a hobby/profession. Most of what I have isn't that expensive, but some are. Most of my tools you see have been purchased over the past 5 years...some before, with a lot of them being within the past 3. Yes I do save a lot of money, meaning a good portion of what I make, not real big numbers but over time it grows and gives you options. Don't get hung up on what you don't have, just use what you do have the best you can. By the time your an old man you'll have a shop full of tools!
Keisha Rice (7 месяцев назад)
I love your work. I been looking on YouTube to see how I can make my own Island. My big dilemma is my kitchen is not very big and I have limited space for my pots and things. I actually like this one that you are building. Do you live in the NYC area? If so how can I get in touch with you so you can make me one?
The Homestead Craftsman (7 месяцев назад)
I will answer your question with joking sarcasm......Do I sound like I live near NYC?
Tom (7 месяцев назад)
Where'd you get that old DeWalt saw?
Tom (7 месяцев назад)
NICE!!!
The Homestead Craftsman (7 месяцев назад)
Craigslist, I have two of them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYbqew4zqUU
Queruben Abaquita (8 месяцев назад)
real craftsman
BO T (8 месяцев назад)
Smart drawers 👍.
Braxx Juventa (8 месяцев назад)
Very nice indeed! Well done!
Happy Heifners (8 месяцев назад)
You would enjoy Andy Rawls. Love the videos. Keep them coming.
Andreas Anagnostopoulos (8 месяцев назад)
hey mate nice job, btw how is this square drill bit called? seems to be suitable for tenonts!!!
The Homestead Craftsman (8 месяцев назад)
Hollow Chisel Mortiser
Oxbow Farm (8 месяцев назад)
Thanks for this video, I don't know why I've never seen it before. I'm subbed and I've searched two way drawer before, but YT never popped this one for me till now. Go figure. I want our island to have a section of this type of drawer. So at 9:37 where you are constructing the slides, the drawers are riding on about 1/2" of spruce with a maple bearing strip, is that correct? The cuts are a little fast for me to fully see what is going on there.
The Homestead Craftsman (8 месяцев назад)
Pretty much, it's just how I went at it......I may do it differently if I did it again. It's worked so far.
jon hayward (8 месяцев назад)
Great skills Mr.
Nezello (8 месяцев назад)
I turned my attention to see that you did this all fucking wrong!! I just took money and went and bought one… :-)
The Homestead Craftsman (8 месяцев назад)
THANKS FOR WATCHING!!!!!
Travis Williamson (8 месяцев назад)
That's really neat!
The Homestead Craftsman (8 месяцев назад)
Thanks, here's a video I just posted building another island. I did a set of plans for it as well. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsS209tkDfY&lc=Ugzm0BFQiyyjUFHuz0d4AaABAg
slayerhawk1972 (9 месяцев назад)
Great project. THanks for sharing @myhoneyshandmade
Cindy (9 месяцев назад)
Can I buy a kitchen island from you? Exactly the same size?
Gator Guy (9 месяцев назад)
👍🏻
Gator Guy (9 месяцев назад)
Wow I have that same arm saw . Tomorrow I’ll pull it out of the barn and make sure it’s still works, but anyway. Nice work you know what you’re doing. I wish I was half as good
Aimee Heyward (9 месяцев назад)
What are the dimensions of this island?
ptr bshmnn (10 месяцев назад)
i really like this project. youve put some thought into stability and i really like how it turned out to be a symplistic looking but solid crafted piece. good job!
This Space For Rent (10 месяцев назад)
Note to self: gotta get a track saw...
momof2 (10 месяцев назад)
Nothing I could ever do, but I enjoy watching your videos. You present your videos very well. Adorable little kitchen ! Genius how you did the drawers !!! Job well done !
D.J. R (10 месяцев назад)
Is this real life?
The Homestead Craftsman (10 месяцев назад)
Yes......but I did see a black cat run by twice, so who knows.
Deanna Miles (10 месяцев назад)
How do you plug in the microwave?
The Homestead Craftsman (10 месяцев назад)
Ha, an extension cord until I drill a hole through the floor and ad an outlet under the floor.
niabiaxxmoi (11 месяцев назад)
You are a true artist, sir.
a64750 (1 год назад)
We used to have a Kitchen Island but called it a table. It was mobile & easily replaceable.
xander witt (1 год назад)
Beautiful job.
Beautyqueen (1 год назад)
Wow! The island turn out really beautiful! You are a very skilled craftsman for being such a young guy.
GREAT GOD MARS (1 год назад)
i dont wanna build a kitchen island
GREAT GOD MARS (1 год назад)
i use a corn bread joiner
GREAT GOD MARS (1 год назад)
lets build bird houses and coffins
workroom che (1 год назад)
акваланг еще запамятовал надеть.
Wlaa Yazan (1 год назад)
Genies
Silvaraci Designer - USA (1 год назад)
Beautifuly done.
Wolf lovers (1 год назад)
This is awesome!
Rohit Joshi (1 год назад)
very good build, could use some paint lol
icawn (1 год назад)
amazing job. i don't know about you, but I become super motivated when I know my wife is really interested in something I could make, that could make her life easier. I have done a few things for storage. unfortunately though, my wife doesn't really cook or have great design taste. I just want to build, not worry about what is best in design or function.
caring support group (1 год назад)
for someone just getting started on such projects, what tools do you recommend starting with?
The Homestead Craftsman (1 год назад)
Tough question.....all of them, one at a time. I'd start with a miter saw and set of drill/driver, table saw...and on and on. Just watch videos of projects like this and note what tools are being used.
Sharing the Bounty (1 год назад)
You are really creative and talented!
The Homestead Craftsman (1 год назад)
Thank you
Andrea (1 год назад)
😫sitting here listening to everything he saying, like I plan on doing this.😞
The Homestead Craftsman (1 год назад)
That was funny, I can imagine someone with that focused taking notes face all of a sudden realizing....."Wait a minute!". Thanks for watching.
jake linton (1 год назад)
Hidely ho neighborino! Diddly diddly! Okily dokely! Dude you sound 100% like Ned Flanders! Haha cool build too btw.
The Homestead Craftsman (1 год назад)
Your not the first one.
John Doe (1 год назад)
GREAT AND BEAUTIFUL WORK THANKS FOR THE VIDEO AND GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR WIFE AND BOTH FAMILIES .
The Homestead Craftsman (1 год назад)
Thanks
cVictori (1 год назад)
13:39 i don't know why but i really dig seeing a youtube craftsman using planes that don't look like they cost an arm and a leg. I mean, I like lie-nielsen as much as anyone but no one needs a $250-400 hand plane, and youtube craftsmen are rife with 'em...
spydergs07 (25 дней назад)
Some yard sales will have planers for decent prices if new store bought ones are a little too high. I bought a planer a few years ago on black friday and got it for $250. Normal price was $400.
The Homestead Craftsman (1 год назад)
We'll I've got both......but I don't define myself as a "youtube woodworker" I do this stuff regardless, I just post videos of some of my projects....p.s. A high end plane is nice to use.
L. Oliver (1 год назад)
I'm jelly!
L. Oliver (1 год назад)
You did a fantastic job, I wish I had access to a workshop like yours! Thank you for sharing!
The Homestead Craftsman (1 год назад)
Actually, "I'm Jam" would funnier. So close.
The Homestead Craftsman (1 год назад)
I'm toast.
279steven (1 год назад)
Really enjoyable video to watch. Looks like a nice home your building for your family
arzus4 (1 год назад)
How many of your followers do you suppose own at least 1/4th of the tools you showcase in this video? Other than that a great and inspiring material
Altair Ibn-La Ahad (2 дня назад)
I built my kitchen cabinets with a hand me down circular saw, $40 table saw off Craigslist, and a $25 pocket hole jig I got from harbor freight, and a 30 year old corded drill. Probably another $100 for other stuff like a square, hinge jig, centering drill bit, and other odds and ends. So it can be done fairly easily if you really want to build your own stuff. Having said that building a kitchens worth of cabinets is a HUGE pain in the ass. It takes a long time even when you are batching out panels, space management can be an issue, and learning to hide your mistakes is something you learn very quickly.
cody0505 (1 год назад)
I have about 90% of these tools minus the thickness planer, track saw and jointer. But like the Craftsman said you do not have to have these tools to accomplish this build. That said those tools will make the job quicker/easier but are not required to achieve a good result. The secret to wood working is to start where ever you can start. Your builds will take longer and will be of lesser quality but you will learn countless lessons along the way. As your projects improve you can slowly build your shop to match what it is you are trying to accomplish.
arzus4 (1 год назад)
Slowly building my attic to be as versatile as possible for all sorts of wood work. Thanks for the feedback. Awesome job on the videos. Let me say hi from #Latvia
The Homestead Craftsman (1 год назад)
As I say in my videos, you can achieve the same results with a number of tools. Outside of a few tools in my shop, I'm not using tools that are that "rare" in the average hobby shop, maybe not yours but a lot of my subscribers have the same tools I have, some more and better shops. My shop is just my basement. Thanks for watching.
Sajid Rafique (1 год назад)
Way too Nice !!
The Homestead Craftsman (1 год назад)
Thanks
Trey Schmidt (1 год назад)
amazing job. thank you.
Robert Williams (1 год назад)
Good job.Very practical with a pleasing timber top.
Anna Pace (1 год назад)
I found it hard to follow
paulluna45 (1 год назад)
I want to buy a festool track saw and while I could afford to buy either or both I am just a diy person and cant really justify spending the money on both. Which would you recommend? I see you have the big one. I would mainly be using it to break down sheet goods but think the big one would be a good buy in case anything large came up. Your thoughts are appreciated.
jeremy dunston (1 год назад)
could you send me the link
The Homestead Craftsman (1 год назад)
I think you answered your own question. I would only want the big one. I use it for thin and thick. If you are going to buy the saw online, let me know. I can send you a link to purchase it on Amazon which would give me a small percentage, it's a way for viewers to support my channel if they'd like. Festool's sell for the same price regardless of where you buy them, so the price is the same. I also trust Amazon with purchases. Thanks for watching.
the shop (1 год назад)
love the project and your entire kitchen, the floor is awesome
The Homestead Craftsman (1 год назад)
Thanks
amira.isnah amira.isnah (1 год назад)
Wow amazing...
The Homestead Craftsman (1 год назад)
Thanks for watching
Jason Cook (1 год назад)
nice job! how long did the project take?
Good Life (1 год назад)
Great job
The Homestead Craftsman (1 год назад)
THanks
Silver Fox (1 год назад)
I'm a uk carpenter joiner, really enjoyed your video buddy!! Well done👍👍
The Homestead Craftsman (1 год назад)
Thank you
michele vitarelli (1 год назад)
great project and great video. thanks for sharing.
The Homestead Craftsman (1 год назад)
Thanks, here's another one you might like. It was a major project. I also did a series on the table but did this video showing it all in one. https://youtu.be/TVu_qhQCHVA
Filipino American Homeschooler (1 год назад)
This was so fun for us to watch how a kitchen island is made! You're very talented.
Mrs. Scaife (1 год назад)
a true handyman.... gotta be nice to have those kinds of skills. good work.
The Homestead Craftsman (1 год назад)
It is but a curse at the same time....a lot faster to buy it from a guy like me than to make it yourself! But it is a fun time.
Cornelius Maximilianus (1 год назад)
Man you're an artist
The Homestead Craftsman (1 год назад)
Thanks for watching.
mgguy24 (1 год назад)
Good job, man! How's the island holding up? Anything on it you'd change or alter if you were to build another one?
The Homestead Craftsman (1 год назад)
It's doing great, no changes other that little dings here and there from using it.....Changes, maybe make the top out of something more interesting, but my wife liked a pine island top I made a while ago so I gave her what she wanted.
Zeke Ahoy (1 год назад)
wow
David Jones (1 год назад)
Where is the accent from? It's lovely!
Anna Ruiz (1 год назад)
This is amazing. Thank you for sharing!
The Homestead Craftsman (1 год назад)
Your welcome
AoToGo (1 год назад)
great job, the island looks really cool. Thanks for sharing the video. cheers
Brian Swanson (1 год назад)
way to difficult. Got to be an easier way to build a Kitchen Island!
The Homestead Craftsman (1 год назад)
Go buy one....that's why I sell them. This one is for my own house, so I didn't mind the effort. For the ones I sell they are much more simple, no drawers, doors, etc. Basically tall tables with a shelf underneath......and my customers pay handsomely.
Richard Willett (1 год назад)
Start to finish....how long did it take? Estimated cost?
The Homestead Craftsman (1 год назад)
I don't know, I worked on it over about a month or so......it did not cost much to build, about a $100 probably.
Constructive Bytes (1 год назад)
New subscriber here and also a new woodworker about a year. Also looking to build my own kitchen island/cart. Very impressed with your joinery. Loved the way the drawers slide on both ways first time I've seen it that way. I have to ask all those DeWalt vintage tools how many old dewalt power tools do you have?
Confesor Valentin (1 год назад)
NICE JOB
omt07 (1 год назад)
Really nice!
Tim S (1 год назад)
I love this island. My wife wants something similar and the only improvement I can think of for our situation is locking casters on the bottom so we can move it around easier as needed.
Tim S (1 год назад)
The Homestead Craftsman if that's the case I may build it without wheels but my wife will of course have the final say since she'll be using it most. Either way the island is very nice and relatively simple. I'm adapting some different techniques to achieve similar results as I'm not very familiar with mortise and tenon yet and my skills are still relatively amateur. I can't wait for the new video.
The Homestead Craftsman (1 год назад)
I don't know your situation but most likely once you know where you want it, it will not move. I'm going to be posting a video on a new island build sort of soon and will also be doing a set of plans on it, so that may interest you. It could easily be adapted to have wheels. It's in a similar style as my tables and the first island video I did.
Mark Brent (1 год назад)
bro.. you have talent
VJ Divagirl (1 год назад)
WOW....NICE WORK...YOU ARE VERY TALENTED WITH YOUR WOODWORKING. THAT WAS A LOT OF WORK.... THANKS FOR TAKING THE TIME TO SHARE YOUR GIFT.... BEAUTIFUL JOB!
Entropy wins (1 год назад)
Great project. You are gifted.
MWA Woodworks (2 года назад)
Great project and very nice craftsmanship! I have a couple questions for you if you dont mind. How do you find your softwood lumber supply? When I build projects like this I often deal with a lot of warping/bowing of the material when I cut it into strips or resaw it. As you did quite a bit of this in your video I was wondering how much you had to deal with this and do you have a method for selecting boards that will have less of a tendency to do this? My other question is now that you've had this island for about a year, how do you find the top is holding up? I often use ash/oak/maple for the tops as they take wear/abuse much better than pine. Anyway sorry for writing a book! Thanks for the video. Your work is fantastic! -Matt
The Homestead Craftsman (2 года назад)
I get the construction lumber from lowes. Mainly I choose 2X6 for spruce, not 2X4. I rip them up to what ever I need. I pick the lightest weight ones as well. When I use yellow pine like the top, I pick boards that I can use in a quarter sawn orientation. I had some lumber go crazy on me, but I pre cut a lot of stuff over sized and let it sit in my AC shop for over a month, that took out certain pieces. After having the island for a while the top is dead flat still. The only thing that would happen at this point is denting it up due to being softer but it will age nicely so it's not a problem. I could have used a hardwood but my wife wanted the pine. I have a bunch of kiln dried 2 inch ash and oak sitting in my basement. If I was going hardwood, I would have used walnut probably, or the oak maybe. The base is also doing nicely, of course the wood is softer so it's not going to be as dent proof as something harder but again, I like how things age, the first few dents are painful but over time pine furniture has a nice look
HCAC BUILD (2 года назад)
Nice video and build.
The Homestead Craftsman (2 года назад)
Thank you, it was a lot of work. Glad you enjoyed it.
MrWoodfiddler (2 года назад)
Watching this, I was able to identify all the tools that I need to acquire, in order to complete such a beautiful project. Thank you for this video. Keep up the great content, I am a big fan!!    Chuck in Kansas
The Homestead Craftsman (2 года назад)
Cool, glad it was helpful.
Jason Vicens (2 года назад)
Seriously, why thumbs down? Dude builds awesome furniture!
Daniel Lopez (1 год назад)
Jason Vicens mostly envy.
Al DaSilva (1 год назад)
People that gave this a thumbs down have never built anything!!!
MyJosePrado (2 года назад)
At about the 9th minute is a shot of your radial saw dust extraction unit. First time I see on such as yours. I recently inherited the same radial saw such as yours. How does the unit function? Are you pleased w/ it? If so, I may build a similar one. Thanks.
The Homestead Craftsman (2 года назад)
It works pretty good, there's somethings you could do to make it work better though, like an adjustable flap, to keep a smaller space around the blade when going back and forth between a single and dado blade. Also if there was some sort of way to cover the gap as the saw is pulled out, that would increase suction. But it works good enough.
Michael Craig (2 года назад)
Superb craftsmanship !
The Homestead Craftsman (2 года назад)
Thank you Michael
Sofia Ugalde (2 года назад)
awesome job!!! unfortunately not the kind for an average diy-er
The Homestead Craftsman (2 года назад)
They would be a little tricky for many, but doable with the right tools....you can always simplify certain things as well. Thanks.
Sofia Diogo (2 года назад)
Beautiful piece, just what I need for my kitchen. Thank you for the video. Subscribed
MyJosePrado (2 года назад)
thanks
The Homestead Craftsman (2 года назад)
Thank you, we are enjoying it very much!
Dave Storr (2 года назад)
That was a crazy hectic video, you're too skilled for your own good THC. There was a lot to take in there, just don't forget to breathe... slow down... breathe... Great result though!
The Homestead Craftsman (2 года назад)
It's a lot to put into one video!
Julie Wei (2 года назад)
I love the mechine you have. I hope can learn how to use them
Christopher Brown (2 года назад)
2 quick questions,if i may 1)did you treat the wood for the butchers block top with any kind of food-friendly oil so food stains and the like dont penetrate the wood and create bacteria & such? and 2)is it difficult to add casters and wheels to the bottom of the island to make the island portable?
The Homestead Craftsman (2 года назад)
The top is polyurethaned and adding casters is as simple as screwing them on.
I can’t think of a name (2 года назад)
OMG dude, I friggin love your accent!
The Homestead Craftsman (2 года назад)
Enjoy away
Andrew Fowl (2 года назад)
Very cool!
Fred Fred (2 года назад)
If he says mortises one more time I'm kicking his ass
James Munoz (1 год назад)
The Homestead Craftsman you're the best 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
The Homestead Craftsman (2 года назад)
mortises
Greg Winberry (2 года назад)
LOL! Just made the same mistake with my son's baby bed. I assembled it in the living room then found out it was too wide to fit through his bedroom door opening.
Cpl. Clegg (2 года назад)
wow. just, wow. very nice work, Sir. thank you for the lessons
David Garcia-Diaz (2 года назад)
Great work!
Paul Castro (2 года назад)
I agree with everything good that it's been said. The whole kitchen and dinning set up looks lovely. Amazingly enough, no one have said anything about your beautiful wife and her good taste to decorate and make things ready for the gathering.
The Homestead Craftsman (2 года назад)
That's because I delete comments about my wife since they normally come across as creepy old man type comments shrouded in some vague compliment. But she does indeed do a great job keeping the place up and getting ready for things. Thanks for watching.
Sawdust and Smoke (2 года назад)
Great job. What are the overall dimensions of the island?
Mi-Mi Canterbury (2 года назад)
what a lucky wife, my husband is a money maker not a handy man. Do you make islands for other people, and if so are you in the DMV area? ,

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