Faktum

Published on June 15th, 2012 | by Jules IKEAHacker

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Kitchen island – All ikea material





Materials: FAKTUM Wall cabinet, Applad white FAKTUM Base cabinet for recycling, Applad white, CAPITA Leg, stainless steel JULIUS Bar stool, Stainless steel, black PRAGEL Countertop, black stone effect, White paint, Hooks

Description: When we bought our house we wanted a kitchen island but we have a smaller kitchen so all the Islands we looked at were to big. So we decided to build our own. Buying everything from IKEA.

I put together the cabinets.
Then on with the legs.
I drilled holes in the cabinets and screwed them together.

I drilled holes for the countertop and screwed it together with the cabinets.
Painted the back with white colour and screwed some hooks under the countertop for dishtowels and pot holders.

It fits perfect with 3 Julius Bar stools.

See more of the Faktum kitchen island.

~ Jacob, Sweden

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14 Responses to Kitchen island – All ikea material

  1. Sing says:

    What a nice clean line piece.

  2. FAMAGUSTA says:

    Very nice. Sleek and functional. Kudos.

  3. Jon Kung says:

    Hi Jacob, it looks great!

    I do have a question though. Is the weight of the cabinets enough to make the island stable even if people want to lean on the overhang part?

    Thanks!

    • Jacob says:

      Hi Jon,

      Thank you!

      I had the same question before I started the project but yes it’s stable enough, it’s really heavy and not so easy to move around in any kind of way.

      Hope that helps you.
      -Jacob

  4. yaveras80 says:

    Hi Jacob,

    How did you finish the back side of the countertop? I was just in Ikea today looking at this same countertop and they said it couldn’t be used for an island because it wasn’t finished on all sides.

    Looks great!

    • Anonymous says:

      Did you ever get an answer to this question? We are up against the same problem. Thanks.

      • Jacob says:

        Hi, sorry I’ve not been here for a while. No it’s not the same material on the back as the sides and the fronts.
        I just painted it white and it looks ok, not something anyone notice, but I will change it when we moved.

    • Jacob says:

      Hi, sorry I’ve not been here for a while. No it’s not the same material on the back as the sides and the fronts.
      I just painted it white and it looks ok, not something anyone notice, but I will change it when we have moved.
      Hope that helps you.
      Thank you! =)

    • Jacob says:

      I forgot…

      IKEA will always tell that you can’t do this and that with there products. They did the same with my neighbour when he told them that he was going to saw one of there bench and use it as a sink in the bathroom.
      I guess that it is a way to force us customer to buy the stuff they want you to use for the purpose they were intended to be used… But’s thats just a wild guess… =)

  5. liz says:

    Hi, I’m thinking of using the pragel top for an island too. Can you show a picture of the white side you finished? I see this post is older, has the island lasted?
    thanks

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