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How to make a kitchen island for baking

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.

A kitchen with a white island with a wood worktop with baking tools, glass containers and a black pestle and mortar.
A kitchen with a white island with a wood worktop with baking tools, glass containers and a black pestle and mortar.

Step 1

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

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See all frames, rail, legs & plinths

Step 2

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

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See all frames, rail, legs & plinths

Step 3

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

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See the METOD system

Step 4

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

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See the METOD system

Step 5

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

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See all splashbacks & wall panels

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 image indicates. Do the same for the 3 upper cabinets on the other side. Get baking!

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See all kitchen worktops

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