Published on January 10th, 2013 | by Jules Yap


Zen kitchen island

Materials: Lack Table, Fintorp bar+hook+door knobs

Description: Take 8 tables Lack (5.9 €) and pile them two by two to form a cube.

Take two patches of 110 cm * 90 cms* 1 cms medium(30 €) and screw them on two quoted of the cube.

I put a bar Fintorp (6.99 €) with 5 hooks (2.99€) on one quoted.

For the rest, cut 8 doors of medium 44 cms * 40 cms (30€).

Put doorknobs Fintorp (3.5€ 2). A door is fixed by means of two hinges.

Follow your inspiration and paint the kitchen island.

It is possible to add wooden brackets and to make additional shelves inside.

All in all, this kitchen island cost me 131 € and about fifty screws.

~ Zyl, Bretagne (France)

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Jules Yap

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6 Responses to Zen kitchen island

  1. Tom:P says:

    Great Idea! Although, instead of lack tables, i’d use a Kallax 4×4 shelf so you wouldn’t get the gaps; and it’d be easier as you can already buy the cupboard inserts for it, so it could be cheaper too!

  2. Anonymous says:

    super idée merci!

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  4. Anonymous says:

    Awesome idea.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Space between the pieces, doors look uneven… You’re about 97% the way there…

  6. Brooke says:

    It looks great! I love the artwork on the side! With the doors, it really looks like it belongs in your kitchen. =)

    I did the same thing (without doors) for my sewing room cutting table. Two stacked lacks are the perfect counter-top height.

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