12 Free DIY Kitchen Island Plans

kitchen island with seating

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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, but the extra countertop and storage space are just some 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.

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    Farmhouse Kitchen Island

    A distressed farmhouse style kitchen island

    Ana White

    This huge kitchen island from Ana White has two cupboards with shelves, open shelving, and a huge drawer perfect for a farmhouse kitchen. You could even use it as an entryway console if you'd like.

    This free kitchen island plan includes dimensions, materials, and tools list, a cut list, directions, and user photos. Maybe check out some farmhouse tables to continue the farmhouse theme for your kitchen.

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    Michaela's Kitchen Island

    A kitchen island with two drawers and shelves

    Ana White

    This rustic but modern kitchen island also from Ana White includes two shelves, large drawers, and a wood countertop. 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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    DIY Rolling Kitchen Island

    A wooden kitchen island on wheels

    Shanty 2 Chic

    This free kitchen island plan from Shanty 2 Chic builds a kitchen island that will even fit in small spaces. The design includes a large workspace, a 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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    Kitchen Island with Trash Storage

    A kitchen island with trash storage

    Shades of Blue Interiors

    Make your kitchen island dreams come true with this beautiful build from Shades of Blue Interiors that includes open storage plus a pull-out bin for your trash can. This would also be an excellent island to use in an outdoor kitchen.

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

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    How to Build a Rustic Kitchen Table Island

    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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    DIY Butcher Block Kitchen Island

    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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    Kitchen Island for Small Spaces

    A small wooden kitchen island

    Mama Sarahs

    Just because you have a small kitchen doesn't mean you can't have a kitchen island. This free kitchen island plan from Mama Sarahs 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 Kitchen Island

    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 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, a cut list, diagrams, and written directions.

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    How to Build a Kitchen Cart

    Wooden counter and stove in modern kitchen
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    This free plan for a kitchen cart will double nicely as a kitchen island but offer more flexibility since you can move it. If you put it outside you could use it for a grill island. It would also look great with some DIY bar stools.

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

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    Feature-Full Kitchen Island

    Power drill woodworking

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    Here's a plan from Popular Mechanics 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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    Kitchen Island with Pre-Built Panels and Butcher Block

    Painting kitchen and cabinet panels

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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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    How to Build a Base Cabinet Kitchen Island

    Man and woman building a kitchen cabinet
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    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.

If you don't have the skills or inclination to build your own DIY kitchen island, there are, of course, some wonderful kitchen centerpieces available to buy as well.