To save on disposal costs, homeowners remodeling their kitchens may be happy to give away a few old cabinets. There are many possible configurations; the coffee bar shown incorporates one 36” base cabinet, two 12” upper cabinets and salvaged 1x6s from an old fence.
Keep an eye out for nails and wood splints when handling job-site materials. Items painted prior to 1979 may contain lead-based paint. Be sure to consult the EPA's Renovate Right: Important Lead Hazard Information for Families, Child Care Providers, and Schools pamphlet before disturbing any potentially lead-based paint. Building materials produced before 1983 should also be tested for asbestos. Contact a local building official for exact requirements.
Additional materials required for this project include an old mantel, mason jar oil lamps, an assortment of antique kitchen supplies, 12” reclaimed boards and a new piece of 25” butcher block.