How to build a Kitchen Island Bench
Step 1. Cut the pieces
Cut all the pieces to the lengths given below. Always cut the longest pieces first to minimize waste.
4x4 (100mm x 100mm)
[a] leg: 4 @ 34" (865mm)
1x4 (25mm x 100mm)
[b] side-rail: 6 @ 25" (635mm)
[b2] side-rail: 2 @ 27" (685mm)
[c] under-rail: 3 @ 25"(635mm)
[c2] under-rail: 1 @ 15" (385mm)
[d] tabletop: 7 @ 29" (735mm)
[e] shelf top: 4 @ 28" (710mm)
Plane and sand the rough wood to get the texture you want.
I gave the rough-sawn wood a slight plane and sand, making the finished product somewhere between rough and smooth - semi rustic type of look.