There’s a major problem with the kitchen island build video I put out two weeks ago. Did you spot it? My viewer Baerenbruder87 did.

What happens with you disregard expansion and contraction of a large wooden slab? I’m not going to find out. In this video I show you what exactly was wrong with my kitchen island build, and how I fixed it.

Thank you to all of the viewers who leave comments critiquing my builds and techniques. I’ve learned a massive amount from you all, and you are what make the dkbuilds community better for everyone else. Keep it up!

I have a comprehensive, detailed 45-page set of plans for this bench for sale on my Etsy page here:

Link to the original build video:

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Disk sander:
Bandsaw (not my exact model):
Oscillating spindle sander:
Plunge router:
Drill press:
Air compressor and nailers:
Random orbit sander:
Palm router:
Bench grinder:
Ryobi drill:
Ryobi impact driver:
Ryobi circular saw:
Ryobi jigsaw:
Ryobi miter saw:
JessEm router lift:
Whiteside 1/8th” router bit:
Freud 1/4″ router bit:
Bandsaw blade (1/2″):
Bandsaw blade (1/4″):
Combination table saw blade:
Jointer push blocks:
Table saw dado stack blades:
Kreg featherboard:
Grr-ripper push block:

Favorite small tape measure:
Rubber mallet:
Japanese dovetail saw:
Japanese ryoba saw:
Marking knife:
Medium bar clamp:
Small bar clamp:
Bessey strap clamps:
Squeeze clamps:

Humidity and temperature monitor:
Air quality monitor:
Workshop floor padding:
Shop lighting:
Air filter:
Heavy duty leveling feet:
Retractible extension cord:
Wall mounted hardware organizer:
Propane heater:

Titebond thick CA glue:
Titebond accelerator:
Spray on lacquer:
Pallet knives for applying glue:
Glue bottle:
Arm-R-Seal polyurethane:
Black nitrile gloves:

Diamond stone:
Whet (water) stone:
Water stone holder:
6″ steel rule:

Sony A6400 camera:
Camera shotgun mic:
Camera lavalier mic:
Macro lens:

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