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Published on October 1st, 2014 | by Ann


Extendable Kitchen Island using Expedit and Linmon

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Materials: Expedit, Linmon, OLOV, Rill

We originally wanted a table at the end of our kitchen that could be easily moved out of the way. But we had no money left in the budget for one. So we added casters to our old Expedit, and used a no-longer-needed Linmon table top. But we like the way it worked as an island, and we still needed it to be a table, so we added the legs to the table top and made it a sliding top by nailing quarter-round to the underside to make a guide that allows it to slide out to whatever length we like.

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We don’t recommend using Olov legs as we did, because they really aren’t long enough, and we had to rivet them into place to prevent their sliding down and becoming too short. Try the Gerton leg if you can stomach the price ($30 each).

Something else I like about this island is that I can move it to the end of the kitchen to make a buffet when we have guests, so I show it in that position too.

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3 Responses to Extendable Kitchen Island using Expedit and Linmon

  1. Rebecca Rose says:

    I love this, and plan to make a similar one this week. Just wondering specifically how you attached the wheels, and what type of screws and/or glue you used specifically. It seems like the shelf is hollow around the edge pieces? Thank you! It’s beautiful and perfect for my kitchen!!

  2. Leslie says:

    This is a beautifully designed solution. I need a table for sewing (sturdy for my machine, large enough top for fabric etc., storage) that will be adjustable to my space and high enough for a tall person when standing to cut fabric.
    Can you send me your dimensions plz?

  3. Bobbie says:

    This is a great idea for a small space when you still love entertaining. Pinned on Pinterest. Thanks for the post.

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