How To: Make a Kitchen Island with IKEA LACK Tables

A while ago we pined for a colorful kitchen island — but didn't want to spend a ton of money. So we decided to stack two IKEA LACK side tables to create our own kitchen island.

(At the time the photos were taken, we were using the unit up against a wall so technically it wasn't an island at that time.) We used extra strong, double-sided foam adhesive squares to attach the IKEA LACK tables together. Once we placed the heavy maple butcher block on top, which we bought at The Door Store in Cambridge, the weight "cemented" the adhesive squares in place. We used the same foam squares to attach the wood top to the IKEA table. The structure feels very solid. And it's a perfect place to store pots and pans!

• IKEA has even adjusted the price of LACK tables to an all-time low of $7.99 each!
• A 24" x 24" maple butcher block top is $124 at The Door Store.

(Images: Kyle Freeman)

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