Last weekend, the time that I wasn’t playing video games was spent creating this much-needed kitchen Island. That ugly white structure underneath is our dishwasher.
Back in the day, when the island was nothing more than a simple dream, the only counter space we had (with which to gut and chop our food upon) was the top of the dishwasher.
The dishwasher housing was constructed with a ridge to prevent stuff from tipping over the back edge. I initially had to saw it off with a jigsaw.
Here is another view. The wood used to make this was very inexpensive. I could have gone with the more expensive stuff, but, after some “old English” colored wood stain and several coats of high-gloss polyurethane, it was golden.
That salad there is my breakfast (long story).
← Here is the back design. It was a blind experiment. The only tools I used for this was a drill and a pencil. With the pencil, I sketched in a rough design of a couple of bunches of grapes, then I drilled a bunch of holes. It worked out only slightly better than what I initially imagined.
To your right is a nice view from the “Command Center”. It’s called the “Command Center” because everything is right there for all of your cooking needs (or so says my Fiancee). I don’t have a picture of all the cool junk at hand from this vantage point because I anticipated that too many pictures and discussion of this work has great potential to cause extreme boredom.
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