Our kitchen is in two sections, a narrow pantry with a sink and a
larger space with the refrigerator and stove. Though awkward, I
envisioned a floor plan that would maximize space, ease and aesthetics.
It did require my landlord to hire people to rewire the kitchen, but...
when we saw the place, he said the appliances could be moved, so I took
him up on it!
Once the wiring was completed, there was
a gap between the stove and window for a counter top, and space in the
middle of the kitchen for an island.
Come Spring, it
was time to put our porch spaces to use. I knew I wanted to use an old
barn door as the surface of the table. I measured and mapped both
porches, so I knew the dimensions before I set out to find a door.
Originally, I was focusing on the front porch and designing the table to
include a leaf. Instead, I decided to build a table for the back
porch, because it is larger, gets the cool evening light, and fits the
door that caught my eye.