Most food prep areas and Diners have a narrow, elevated top near the cooking area to set hot plates on while they await pickup. The elevated top works well as a staging area for just prepared foods and the space beneath is ideal for day-to-day plates, napkins and utensils.
This week’s island is a simple yet useful design. Design two 36″ full height door cabinets for a total length of 72×25 . . . or adapt for a smaller space by using two 24″ cabinets for a total of 48×25.
Using a solid wood countertop for the raised top, such as Numerar (in oak, birch or beech), provides a durable work service for hot pots and pans.
To support an 8” wide raised top cut two 12” doors to 7” wide x 8” high for each end. Then enclose the back with paneling. The raised top area should not take more than 1/3 of the counter space, otherwise the area will be uncomfortable to use.
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