Jeff, the top is 53" wide and 36" deep, I allowed for 1.5" of overhang of the corbels as well as the leg posts (front and sides).Donn,
I'm curious about the dimensions of your kitchen island. Length, width, & height. Interesting design too. Why did you use Ash for the base instead of a cheaper wood if you intended to paint it?
the height is 36.5" and matches the height of the kitchen countertops. As to the choice of wood, while I had never worked with ash prior to this project it was among the least expensive of the hardwoods and I did want to use a hardwood. Poplar and pine are cheaper and I have use both of these woods for drawer boxes, but I felt they would be too soft for the island.