Kitchen m8

Published on February 20th, 2008 | by Jules Yap


spot ikea in jim’s new galley

his 1947 32′ skansie-built edwin monk design cruiser needed a new galley and jim turned to ikea to get it fitted.

m8 galleyoriginal
the original galley

jim says, “we decided we needed to remove the galley from the old boat and re-arrange to to make it better fit our needs, upgrade to propane, replace the rusted sink and get better use of the space in the galley area. only thing to do is rip the whole thing out and start again.”

the sink is a domsjo and jim used 3 rationell drawers to complete the set-up. the drawers have excellent runners and dampening action that prevent them from opening, even with the rolling of the boat.

done! the drawers now wear mahogany fronts to match the new slimmer galley.

go here to see more of jim’s galley.

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

4 Responses to spot ikea in jim’s new galley

  1. Kimberly says:

    Hello, I am extremely new to boating…(today bought a completely gutted boat just fiberglass on water ) I was wondering where did you find the stove an kitchen sink?? I love how you remodeled your kitchen and would love to attempt to do the same for my boat. Any pointers and advice would be much appreciated!! Thanks so much Kimmy!!!

  2. Sarah says:

    Really like this one. The link to more photos on Jim Phoenix’s web site has changed; now they are at:

  3. GEICO says:

    Good post. I like it.

  4. Michele says:

    This is a great hack! What a creative way to use Ikea, and the finished product is beautiful. I am always intrigued by boat design as it is very space-efficient and requires a minimalist mindset.

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