Published on November 26th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Easy Expedit Kitchen Island

Materials: Expedit Cabinet, Expedit Castors, Grundtal Rail, Lamplig Chopping Board, Grundtal S-Hook

Description: We needed a Kitchen Island for a moderately sized kitchen, but could not find one that we liked. Taking inspiration from IkeaHackers, we decided to set about making our own. Using all Ikea products the whole project cost less than £120 pounds and I think has created an Island worth at least twice that when looking around at what is available.

First I built the Expedit cabinet, we went for the four version, I then fitted the Expedit doors in two opposing corners.

Then attached the Expedit locking castors.

Next added the Grundtal Rails to either end of the unit, for storage.

Assembled the Pjas baskets.

Finally with the help of contact adhesive the 2 Lamplig chopping boards where then stuck to the unit to give a overhang on 3 sides.

~ Karl Pearson, Newton-Le-Willows, UK

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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".

9 Responses to Easy Expedit Kitchen Island

  1. Akiko Fujishima says:

    I LOVE this idea! Kitchen Islands on wheels are SO EXPENSIVE! You just saved me a few hundred dollars! Thanks! ^_^

  2. Sara says:

    This would be fantastic with the 6 cube expedit as a standing desk!

  3. saboyboston says:

    If my calculations are correct, it should run you $172.93 to build :-) Not bad at all.

  4. Anonymous says:

    The ikea we went into had those short Grundtals, they are an exact fit to the depth of the unit, I had to fasten them on using plasterboard fixings due to the expedition being hollow. Hope this helps.

  5. Josef says:

    Which Grundtal did you use? The only one I’m familiar with is 80cm long, which would be too wide to fit the 40cm depth of the Expedit.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Génial, j’en rêve !!!

  7. Anonymous says:

    I like that it has storage too. I have that cutting board myself. very clever to put two together to create a countertop…

  8. Anonymous says:

    This is great, simple lines but really stylish, practical and it looks great…well done

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