15 Free DIY Kitchen Island Plans

How to Build a Kitchen Island

A DIY kitchen island
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These free kitchen island plans will help you build a fabulous kitchen island that will become the focal point of the room. Not only will this add some pizzazz, the extra countertop and storage space are just one of the many benefits of having a kitchen island.

All the free kitchen island plans below have their own features so be sure to think about what you want from a kitchen island before choosing your plan. Sometimes you can modify the plan to add extra storage and you can usually tweak the design or finish to get a whole different style that's perfect for your kitchen.

These free kitchen island plans include diagrams, shopping lists, cut lists, step-by-step building instructions, and color photos to help you along every step of the way.

You can find more than just these free kitchen island plans like plans for dining room tablesfarmhouse tables, furniture made from palletscoffee tables, bookcasesTV standswine racks, home bars, desks, Adirondack chairs, and many other free woodworking plans.

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    Farmhouse Kitchen Island Plan from Ana White

    A distressed farmhouse style kitchen island.
    Ana White

    This huge kitchen island has two cupboards with shelves, open shelving, and huge drawer perfect for a farmhouse kitchen.

    This free kitchen island plan includes dimensions, a materials and tools list, a cut list, directions, and user photos.

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    Old Paint Design's Free Kitchen Island Plan

    A farmhouse style kitchen island.
    Old Paint Design

    This free kitchen island plan from Old Paint Design builds a rustic kitchen island with drawers and a lower shelf for storage. Can you believe this great looking island costs less than $100 to build?

    Diagrams, color photos, a shopping list, a cut list, and written building directions are all part of this free kitchen island plan.

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    Shanty 2 Chic's DIY Rolling Kitchen Island

    A wooden kitchen island on wheels.
    Shanty 2 Chic

    This free kitchen island plan from Shanty 2 Chic builds a size of kitchen island that will fit in almost everyone's kitchen. The design includes a large workspace, lower open shelf, wheels to make it portable, and a towel bar.

    This free downloadable plan includes a supply list, cut list, written instructions, diagrams, and photos.

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    DIY Kitchen Island With Trash Storage from Shades of Blue

    A DIY kitchen island with trash storage
    Shades of Blue Interiors

    Make your kitchen island dreams come true with this beautiful build that includes open storage plus a pull-out bin for your trash can.

    These free plans include a tools list, shopping list, cut list, building directions, and photos.

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    Kitchen Island DIY from Shayda Campbell

    A DIY kitchen island topped with hardwood flooring
    Shayda Campbell

    This unique DIY kitchen island is topped with hardwood flooring for a butcher block feel at a fraction of the price. 

    This free plan has color photos, building instructions, and lots of tips on how to save on materials. 

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    Michaela's Kitchen Island Plan from Ana White

    A kitchen island with two drawers and shelves.
    Ana White

    This rustic but modern kitchen island includes two shelves, large drawers, and a wood top. It could be stained or painted to match just about any style of kitchen.

    You can use this kitchen island plan with its diagrams, materials and tools list, cut list, and step-by-step directions to start building today.

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    Free Kitchen Island Plan from Our Vintage Home Love

    A wooden kitchen island with a large shelf on the bottom.
    Our Vintage Home Love

    Our Vintage Home Love has a free kitchen island plan which uses aged wood to give it a nice rustic look.

    Color photos and clear written instructions will walk you through building this beautiful and functional kitchen island.

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    Cherished Bliss' DIY Kitchen Island Pllan

    A white kitchen with a DIY kitchen island

    Cherished Bliss 

    Cherished Bliss has designed a small but mighty kitchen island that has two cabinets, four drawers, a butcher block countertop.

    This free plan includes a supply list, lumber shopping list, cut list, building directions, diagrams, and photos to help you build it.

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    Mama Sarah's Free Kitchen Island Plan for Small Spaces

    A small wooden kitchen island.
    Mama Sarah

    Just because you have a small kitchen doesn't mean you can't have a kitchen island. This free kitchen island plan builds a great looking one for less than $50.

    Tons of color photos, a supply list, and written instructions are included in this free kitchen island plan.

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    Napa New American Barnwood Kitchen Island Plan from Designs by Studio C

    A diagram for a kitchen island.
    Designs by Studio C

    This free kitchen island plan builds a large kitchen island complete with two storage shelves, a push-through drawer, and a double-sided cabinet. If you like the style but are short on the space, Designs by Studio C also has a free plan for a smaller version.

    Everything you need is included in this free kitchen island plan, a materials list, cut list, diagrams, and written directions.

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    DIY Network's Free Kitchen Cart Plan

    A kitchen cart in a garage.
    DIY Network

    This free plan for a kitchen cart will double nicely as a kitchen island but offer more flexibility since you can move it.

    Step by step instructions, a materials and tools list, user comments, and videos are included in this free kitchen island plan.

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    HGTV's Roll-Away Kitchen Island Plan

    A DIY kitchen island on wheels

    HGTV has a free plan that builds this movable kitchen island where you build your own custom cabinets and drawers.

    The free kitchen island plan includes a materials and tools list and written instructions.

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    Free Kitchen Island Plan from Popular Mechanics

    Breakfast table eggs croissant fresh homemade jam fruit milkshake. Top view.
    levente bodo / Getty Images

    Here's a plan for a simple kitchen island that's perfect for the beginner woodworker. Drawers, a pullout waste bin, a drop leaf top, and shelves for storage are all part of this free kitchen island plan.

    Blueprints, 3D animation, color photos, and general instructions are all part of this free kitchen island plan download.

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    Rockler's Free Kitchen Island Plan

    Tablet computer on stand with female cutting vegetables
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    Rockler has a free kitchen island plan that uses pre-built cabinet panels for the sides and a butcher block from the top. Using pre-built materials will save you a lot of time in building your kitchen island.

    Written instructions, color photos, and a PDF download of the blueprint and material list will make build this kitchen island a breeze.

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    DIY Kitchen Island Plan from The Fill

    Man chopping vegetables
    Robyn Breen Shinn / Getty Images

    The Fill has a free plan for building a kitchen island out of base cabinets. If you're looking for a professional looking island that doesn't take much work, this is a great DIY project.

    The plan takes you through the process of picking a spot in your kitchen for the island, shopping for your supplies, connecting the cabinets, fastening the cabinet to the floor, adding power, and adding finishing touches.