The Kitchen Reno is progressing relatively smoothly. That is because nothing has actually happened yet. No, that is not entirely true. We raised a small table height piece of counter up to match the height of the rest of the counter, resulting in a larger peninsula.
I also wanted to add a free standing Cutting Block to the kitchen, so carefully measured out the exact right size. With measurements in hand, I approached my Spousal Unit and asked him how long it would take him and his dad to make it for me. With a grunt that suggested Hell might freeze over first, he then suggested I look for a premade one.
I was somewhat skeptical that I would find what I wanted – 18 inches wide by 24 inches long by 34 inches high. The absolutely perfect size. Much to my surprise, one of the first carts that popped up on the internet was almost the perfect size -the IKEA Bekvam – 19 5/8 inches wide by 23 5/8 inches long by 33 1/2 inches high.
This was a no-brainer purchase. It took me about an hour to assemble the cart, including the time I spent putting on multiple coats of IKEA’s food safe oil, SKYDD, onto the butcher block surface – top, bottom and sides. Eventually I will replace the wheels with multi-direction wheels, and put a coat of stain on the rest of the cart. In the meantime the work surface is performing just as I hoped.