You will notice in eh bottom image that the bottom of the board and batten is not on the ground, that is because it looks SO much nicer when there is a base molding that wraps the bottom, so we saved the space for that molding to wrap the entire bottom, but it layers on top, so it will be installed later.**One little detail that we have learned from installing board and batten several times in the last 10 years, (the first time we tried it was way back in 2002…) is that by rounding off the butted edges, to mimic the look of the factory finished edge, it looks so clean when you are done.When choosing the island's countertop, don't be limited by the existing countertops.
Cassity wanted to add X patterns in the design like our farmhouse Dutch door plans.) Nate is a handy guy, but he’s never tried this type of project. (and since I have all the tools, he gets the benefit of not having to buy random tools to try out a project).We worked it out so that I designed the island if he could help me build it, then he would finish it up by patching and paint etc. Below are a couple of before pictures of the kitchen island.Keep this in mind when you're choosing the new surface for your island -- it's much more than just a countertop!Islands can be any size, shape and color and no two are the same.
We really wanted to do the x’s for them, but they didn’t really love it. We also had to figure out how the corbels would look. These are side profiles of what the corbels could look like under the counter top.