Now you have to understand something. My husband is a patternmaker in the Aerospace industry. What's a patternmaker you ask? Well, it is the person who takes the blue prints from an engineer and makes a "negative" or mold in order for copies to be made, usually in a foundry. You have to be able to visualize the end product and then visualize that as empty space. He has to be precise, 1/10,000 of an inch (less than the width of a human hair) precise. You wouldn't want the moving parts of an airplane or helicopter to be "sort of" precise.
Then there's me...I'm more of the "eyeballing close" kind of precise. I drive him absolutely nuts!
So, I've been patiently waiting for a year (and a month, but who's counting) for my extremely precise husband to make my moveable kitchen island. We even ordered an extra piece of countertop so it would match our new ones.
My instructions were, "I want something simple with a bit of an industrial feel. It has to fit my KitchenAid Pro Stand Mixer (about 17" tall) with a little wiggle room to spare & match the height of the counter tops."
Remember he's precise and my instructions, less so.
Here the finished project. Done just in time for a weekend of marathon baking. Thanks Sweetie! It's perfect!