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The ultimate baker’s kitchen island and how to DIY

Need more space to roll out your homemade creations? Here’s how to make a spacious kitchen island that gives you lots of room for baking and your favourite cookbooks.

Two images of a kitchen island perfect for baking on and storing your cookbooks and baking tools.
Two images of a kitchen island perfect for baking on and storing your cookbooks and baking tools.
An illustration of hof to build the frame for the kitchen island.

STEP 1 Build a 100 cm x 60 cm wooden frame and fasten it to the floor.

An illustration shows where to screw cabinets together to form the base of the island.

STEP 2 Stack 6 METOD cabinets (40 cm x 40 cm each) in 2 rows of 3, then screw them tightly together where the arrows above indicate. Do the same thing with a group of 6 more cabinets.

An illustration shows where to screw cabinets together to form the base of the island.

STEP 3 Place the 2 groups of cabinets back-to-back, and screw them together by their backsides. You can use one side to store cookbooks and the other for baking tools.

An illustration shows where to screw the base of the island to the frame.

STEP 4 Mount the island’s base onto the frame and secure it by screwing them together according to the arrows above. Do the same for the 3 lower cabinets on the other side.

An illustration shows where to place the cover panel on the kitchen island.

STEP 5 Place an 80 cm x 80 cm cover panel on each side to hide the joints and create a clean finish.

An illustration shows where to screw the base of the island to the tabletop.

STEP 6 Add a countertop that’s just slightly larger than the base, 90 cm x 150 cm, and screw them together to fasten where the arrows in the illustration above indicate. Do the same for the 3 upper cabinets on the other side. Get to baking!

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Interior designer: Marianne Eriksson
Photographer: Simon Fritzell
Writer: Vanessa Algotsson