After cutting your legs and supports according to the plans, mark the notches on the island legs. Use a circular saw to make multiple passes within the lines.
Then, use a wood chisel to remove the extra scrap left behind.
To smooth the notices, use the Job Plus sander inside the notches. The 4 legs will look like this once completed.
I chose to use a Kreg Jig to create pocket holes for joining my boards. You can also pre-drill from the outside of the boards and attach using wood glue and 2.5”wood screws. I used 1.5” pocket holes on this entire piece. Create the pocket holes using a drill.
Attach each board using 2.5” pocket hole screws and wood glue. Then, attach the middle support piece.
The side supports will fit into the notches. Attach them using wood glue and 2.5” wood screws through the support and into the leg.
I chose to use a table saw to square off each side of the boards I used on the top. This gives it a very clean and smooth seam. Just set the table saw to cut the correct thickness and trim 1/8” off of each side.
Assemble the top using 1.5” pocket holes and 2.5” pocket hole screws.
I attached my top using pocket holes, but the plans note another way to attach. If you have trouble with boards warping and turning, this is a good option for you. I stained mine with one coat of stain and finished everything with a coat of polyurethane. Attach casters and hooks to fit your storage and height need and you are set!