Mobile Bur Oak Kitchen Island

Bur oak island on four locking casters. A panel and frame design I like to call a modified Eastlake style. All solid wood, no veneer, no plywood in the carcass, top or drawer fronts. Interior framing/supports are poplar. I decided to experiment with Maple plywood for drawer material. Wasn't happy with it, Maple is too chippy although the drawers are very solid. If I built another one I would use Ash for my drawer material. The island pictured is a one-of-a-kind in that I felled the tree and did the milling and surfacing of the lumber. I dried the lumber too quickly, however, which resulted in a massive amount of checking as you can see. I almost burned it all in my wood stove but decided I would see if I could make it work before doing so. Glad I did. It was a pain to work with but has a really unique, very rustic look. The fact that it's loaded with worm holes aids to the look, as well. Drawer configuration and overall dimensions can be to customer specs. Upper right drawer is a magnetic knife holder with room for cutting boards. A pull-out trash can is behind the large door on the left. Dimensions:
Top 40"L X 30"D X 1-3/4"T
Overall height 34"

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