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I already had an IKEA EXPEDIT Unit (now the KALLAX) with 8 large LEKMAN storage bins.

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I bought 2 LINNMON counter tops and sawed one of them to complete the desired length of 67” when joined together.

I marked the actual EXPEDIT counter width (so once mounted it lays flush on top) and used 2 flat braces to join them together.

I then covered the merged counter tops in marble contact paper and secured the countertop to the EXPEDIT using 4 “L” braces at each corner at the front and back of the unit. To cover the silver “L” braces from showing on the front of the unit I simply used black electrical tape. Once the counter top was secured I used stuck peel and stick marble finish floor tile on the top of the counter for a durable heat resistant counter surface. Being that there is a baseboard heater on the wall that the new counter will be in front of, I installed a total of 8 Flat “L” braces to the back of the unit to stop the LEKMAN boxes from sliding past the unit to the wall.

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I covered the front of the LEKMAN boxes with the same Smart tiles I installed as the back splash in my kitchen. I used a box cutter to cut off any excess off the edges. I then used screw to poke a hole through the middle square opening of the LEKMAN and used fiberboard that I stacked and taped together as a spacer/washer for the Antique Brass knob pull.

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I am beyond pleased with my new custom counter top and storage unit!

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