Build a kitchen island with trash storage

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Kitchen Island with Trash Storage

Clean as you go. Ideally, this applies to your kitchen especially if yours is frequently used. But is your kitchen set up in a way that it makes it easy for you to work in it? If your kitchen needs improvement in terms of functionality, here’s one project that can make working in the kitchen a delight!

Kitchen Island with Trash Bin

If you’ve got the space, a small kitchen island with a trash storage is a great project that you can do for your kitchen.

It makes preparing meals and keeping the kitchen clean at the same time easy. You can slice and peel food, and throw all the trash right away without having to go back and forth around the kitchen!

What’s also great is that your trash is kept out of sight – definitely better than having your trash bin simply sitting against a wall, exposed and perhaps wasting usable space!

As with this featured kitchen island, you can add shelves to your DIY project so that your most commonly used kitchen equipment and ingredients are well within easy reach every time you cook!

Is this going to be your next kitchen project?

You’ll need these materials:

  • 4 pcs of 2×6 @ 8’
  • 2 pcs of 4×4 @ 8’
  • 4 pcs of 2×4 @ 8’
  • 6 pcs of 1×2 @ 8’ Furring Strips
  • 1 pc of 1×3 @ 8’
  • 1 pc of ½” Plywood @ 4’x8’
  • 1 pc of ¼” Plywood @ 2’x2’
  • 2 Wooden Osborne Carpi Mission Corbel, 2 ¾” x 6” x 3”
  • 8 Hex Lag Screws
  • 1” Pocket Hole Screws
  • 1 ¼” Pocket Hole Screws
  • 2 ½” Pocket Hole Screws
  • 4” Deck Wood Screws
  • 1” Nails
  • 2” Flat Hinges
  • Wood Filler
  • Ikea Fintorp Rail with Kooks
  • 1 Cup Pull

And these tools:

  • Measuring Tape
  • Cordless Drill
  • Circular Saw
  • Table Saw
  • Sliding Compound Miter Saw
  • Kreg Jig Pocket Hole System
  • Cordless Nailer
  • Orbital Sander (with 150 and 220 grit sandpaper)
  • Belt Sander (with 80 grit sandpaper)
  • 1” Wood Chisel
  • Wood Clamps
  • Wood Glue
  • Safety Gear

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You can get step-by-step instructions from Shades of Blue Interiors over here