Published on January 28th, 2013 | by Jules Yap


A Norden kitchen island

Materials: One Norden item and some Franklin chairs

Description: I was looking for an island in my kitchen which is not separate from the living room.

As I’m not a billionaire, was searching a cheap solution…
As I already have a Norden item from Ikea, the size of it was too small for me, and I wanted it to be able to sit 6 to 8 persons. I also thought it would look better if it was closed at the back.

So, I just removed the top of the Norden table which was 42×188 cm and found a bigger countertop which was 90x200cm.

Then, I closed the two sides and the back of the item with white panels, and added a foot for added stability.

I use then with some Franklin mid sized chairs (63cm high)
Et voila!

~ Jean fi, France

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Jules Yap

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4 Responses to A Norden kitchen island

  1. Anonymous says:

    Love this! What is the width of the Norden without the top? 69″ with the top, but I only want to use the bottom and need it to be 60″ … fingers crossed

  2. Anonymous says:

    Yes , Cryptomon , the top plate is placed closer to the edge of the norden element on the kitchen side

  3. Cryptomon says:

    can you use the drawers?

  4. Wanda Espana says:

    Now that is a smart yet simple enough hack I can do with my limited skills. Good job!

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