The new kitchen has been all but finished for over a year now.
Almost everything in it is new except the kitchen island which we designed and made ourselves.
The vintage breakfront base was mounted on a 2 by 4 frame. The frame needed to be faced with a piece of matching luan.
I had an extra piece of luan left over from the grey cabinets which I turned over and stained on the back to go with the island. I also polyurethaned a piece of oak shoe molding.
I gave the raw wood a coat of pre-stain wood conditioner and 2 coats of stain.
Our carpenter friend carefully ripped and beveled the facing and attached it to the front and two sides of the island.
He also installed the shoe molding.
It looked finished. But I had one more idea which was to use the original feet of the breakfront on the two front corners.
The carpenter cut them down to size and we slid them under the corners. We decided not to attach them because they were well-fit by friction and could be removed if we want to do a through cleaning.
The final detail that finishes the kitchen.
Have you used the things you’ve been saving?