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Having an island in your kitchen, can sometimes double your usable worktop and storage space.  They work just as well in small kitchens as they do in larger ones. They can be designed to suit whatever needs you have.
You can come along to the workshops, choose an original piece of furniture that you like the look of, then have the whole thing customised to what you want. Here are a few ideas to help you along. Old Butchers blocks are very popular, but getting hold of them can prove more difficult.

If you do need any help at all, please do not hesitate to email us.

  Item # AY2413 SOLD
This is one of the nicest blocks that we have bought in years. It is in really great condition with one side slightly worn and the other side like new. It stands on a solid oak base with a slatted bottom.
4' x 24"


This was a really enjoyable project. Our brief was to come up with a long, but narrow island that had a light oak top that would blend in with an existing kitchen. Our customers wanted a gap underneath so that it did not look too much like one big block of wood.

 The drawers were push/pull all the way thru both sides. One side in the centre was for cookery books and the other side was to be left open to accommodate a large glass vase. I think we ticked all the boxes. It was an absolute pleasure to work for such genuine people.

For Sale Item # PM2412 (front)
This is a great looking counter. Would work just as well in a shop setting or a kitchen as an island. It is all Oak, with sliding glass doors to the front.
72"w x 23"d x 37"h

For Sale Item # PM2412 (back)
It has three good size drawers on the other side. We could always make up some doors for this side if required, or leave it open with the shelf. It could be painted, or left as timber - the choices are endless.

 Item # SM510 SOLD
This is a really well built island for a kitchen. It is finished in a lovely pale off-white colour. The front has two drawers over one big cupboard. The back has open shelves for books or bits on display If you click on the photo you can see the back..
48"w x 30"d x 36"h

 Item # FG701 SOLD
This is a really good looking island. The solid oak top has been rounded at the ends to enable just enough room for a couple of stools so you can do your cooking and still keep an eye on the kids. We have painted this in French Grey. If you click on the photo you will see the other side that is just shelved out.
67"w x 30"d x 36"h
{Actual "body" is 54"w}

 Item # BM1312 SOLD
This is a stunning little butchers block. We hardly ever find these anymore...and this one comes the week after I sold our last one! Really cute two foot block. Options to still have a shelf or slats on the bottom and also built up if required. We have painted the base in cream and oiled the top ready for use.
24"w x 24"d x 32"h

This block turned out just stunning. Our customer came down and chose it, and it was in an awful state, the top was all knarled and they weren't quite sure that it would ever be what they wanted it to be. So we built the cupboard and the slatted shelves for baskets and hey presto.

Item # K168 SOLD
This is a classic Hungarian chopping block. It has seen some action, so we are in the process of restoring it at the moment. Well, that looks a lot more kitchen friendly now doesn't it. Its a really good idea if you have not got enough space for a big chopping block.
19"w x 19"d x 36"h

 Item # BM2312 SOLD 
This is a great piece. It could end up as an island or even a table. It is all pine, with slats across the bottom for extra storage space. We decided to brighten it up and paint the frame, but leave the slats in the original pine, along with the top.
60"w x 29.5"d x 31"h

Item # H188 SOLD
This is an amazing island. If you click on the photo you will see that the large top drawer actually spins round to reveal two large bins that would have been used for proving dough to make bread.
43.5" x 31.5"

Item # H166 SOLD
This is a great little island. It is the sort of size that will fit in most kitchens, and it not only has a drawer to the side but it also has a pull-out slide that extends to give you even more working area. We have replaced the original pine top with a nice chunky oak top so that it would not look out of place in any kitchen.
34"w x 21.5"d x 31.5"h

Item # RB109 SOLD
This is a stunning old butchers block, with an original stand too and two drawers. We have added the slats on the bottom just to give a bit more storage space. It is very rare to find a block that is less than 2' deep so this is is more flexible in that it can stand alongside the worktops, but would also work really well as a freestanding piece in the centre of a kitchen.
59"w x 18"d x 38"h

Item # R123 SOLD
How fantastic is this for a large kitchen island - you could want for no more could you? Large surface area for working on, base for storing things on, and plenty of foot room, so that you can stand at it. Click on the photo to see what it looked like.
71"w x 33"d x 32"h

Item # SM203 (front) SOLD
This is a great island for a kitchen, I apologise for the look of the colour difference between the front and the back (below) it is all in lovely Heritage Cream with a really thick solid oak top that has been oiled and is ready to use.

 For Sale Item # AY9212
We are really excited about restoring this little kitchen piece. Think we will leave it until someone comes and tells us what they want to do with it. So many options at this stage. A good thick top, two sturdy large drawers and a good solid shelf.
55"w x 25"d x 3'h








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