Materials: Numerär kitchen counter, small Besta shelves, Besta bottle rack, Capita stand, Vinna handles Description: Background – Always wanted to have a kitchen island that matches the overall kitchen style – Needed more space for cooking books that were stored on window ledge (can be seen on the first picture background) – Wanted to accommodate dustbin and waste-paper as well as empty glass bottles (can be seen on the left hand of the picture below) – Needed more work space in order to cook with more people in a communicative way
Approach – From the originally built in kitchen I had remaining from the Numerär kitchen counter – Bought at Ikea the following o two small Besta shelves for 30€ each o four Capita stands for 16€ total o Besta bottle rack for 10€ o Vinna handles for 10€ for towels – Bought a flake board at the hardware store for 10€
Technical build – I started by building the Vinna handles on to the sideboards of the Besta shelves. – I then finished the corpus of both Besta shelves and placed them back to back on the flake board – Screwed the flake board on the Besta shelves – Screwed the base of the Capita stands through the flake board and in to the Besta shelf corpus (for better stability) – Screwed the Numerär kitchen counter on top of the Besta shelf corpus
It was a one day project including shopping at Ikea. Material costs amounted to 100€ roughly.
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