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DIY kitchen islands are not only fun to build, but will give you a sense of pride every time you stand in your kitchen!

Today we’re showcasing some of our favorite pieces from DIYers across the web. From pallet wood upcycled projects to sleek concrete ideas. You’ll find a kitchen island to build for yourself here.

DIY Kitchen Islands. These kitchen island DIY projects are great inspiration to draw from. Build your own DIY kitchen island easily when you use these tips, tricks and ideas!

If you’re just a little bit handy around the house, you can probably pull off one of these nice DIY kitchen islands. First, you’ll need to decide why you need one.

Do you need to store things? Build a shelf.

Do you want to chop things on it? Build in a proper food-safe cutting board area.

Do you want it just for extra space? Maybe a simple DIY kitchen island is what you’ll want to build. Four legs and a top could do the trick!

Kitchen Designs You’ll Love

Whatever you’d building, check out these DIY kitchen island ideas for inspiration!

DIY Pallet Wood Kitchen Island Cart

Pallet Wood Design

Becky has some mad skills. She created this kitchen island using pallet wood. But, what I really love about this island is that she used croquet mallets to fill the voids and for towel the towel bar! She then goes above and beyond with a bottle opener, hook and a sweet rack where she’s storing wine bottles and a cook book; the rack is also made from a pallet! I love everything about this kitchen island.

Pallet Wood Kitchen Island


DIY Dresser Kitchen Island

Dresser Conversion

Take a queue from this project and transform an old dresser into a fresh new DIY kitchen island! Whether you choose a blue, yellow or white – you too can make a stunning statement piece for your kitchen with an old ratty dresser!

DIY Dresser Conversion


DIY Window Kitchen Island Project

DIY Window Kitchen Island

Two old windows = beautiful kitchen island! The vision for this project was as clear as a picture window…literally! This unique and functional piece will give you the ideas you need to get started on your own piece of fabulous furniture. Whether you use windows with the pains or without, this one will get you off to a running start!

Window Fabulous


Space saving small DIY kitchen island cart

Space-Saving Cart

Small kitchen? No problem! Learn how to make your own space-saving small DIY cart from Ana White. Check out this video for a nice tutorial!

Prep Cart


Upcycled Wood Furniture

Salvaged Wood

Do you have a pile of old wood? You can make this one just like Gaby did! With just a few pieces of 4×4, 2×4 and 2×6, you can have a beautiful and rustic DIY kitchen island!

Rustic Salvaged Wood


Dresser re purposed kitchen island

Repurposed Dresser

Another dresser repurposed! This one obviously has a new top attached to it, but doesn’t it look so cool? I think this one is very style specific, and it’s not for everyone — but I think it’s a pretty darn cool kitchen island!

Repurposed Dresser


Concrete top kitchen island

Concrete Counter Top

This DIY is boasting a beautiful concrete countertop. If you’re looking to up your game and create an amazing kitchen island cart that has an extra stylish look, this project is for you! Check out the video here.

Concrete Top

More Unique Ideas

Ikea Hack

Inexpensive DIY

Trash Cabinet

Sale Cabinet

Vintage Dresser

Rustic Buffet w/Seating

Salvaged Wood

Repurposed Desk

Hawaiian Inspired Cart

Storage Island

Changing Table to Kitchen Cart

Base Cabinet DIY

Butcher Block

Antique Desk

Build a Simple

With Refrigerator

Rustic Tutorial

I’m not sure which one I want to build yet, but I know I need to build one…soon! I’m leaning towards the one with salvaged wood. I just need to find some wood to salvage!

If not, I suppose I can always make one with new wood. It won’t have the same appeal, but it’ll be nice nevertheless.

Which one is your favorite?

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