Anyhoo, back to the point. Previously, the kitchen area of our downstairs open plan space looked something like this:
We toyed with the idea of either putting in an island or else a peninsula on the far right side, pretty much where DC is in the shot above. To get an idea of whether an island would work, we brought the plan chest down from my office so that we could guage the size, shape and position of a possible addition.
Meanwhile, out in the garage, the carpenter had glued together two pieces of oak to form the worktop/breakfast bar for the island. He had to leave them strapped together for a couple of days to make sure the glue held firm and then, together with the electrician, he hefted in this rather large chunk of wood.
Which he then sanded and sanded and sanded, and rounded the corners of.
And oil the worktop.