ISSUE 71  |  Kitchen Gardens

Ikea Ingenuity: A Two-in-One Kitchen and Mini Herb Garden

May 07, 2013 1:00 PM

BY Michelle Slatalla

Spotted, via Italian designers Teste di Legno, an ingenious way to combine off-the-shelf Ikea components to make a custom compact kitchen, complete with a built-in herb garden:

Above: The Unacucina is made from about a dozen different Ikea products, including a faucet, a table, metal planters, a watering can, a cooktop and a sink. Photograph via Teste di Legno

Want to try to make one yourself? Here are some of the crucial components:

Above: Made of birch, a Norden Extendable Table comes in two sizes; an 87-inch-long table that extends to 1-5 inches is $399.


Above: A chrome-plated Glittran Faucet is $149.


Above: After cutting a hole in the tabletop, an Ikea cooktop was installed. For US kitchens, an Eldig Glass Ceramic Cooktop with four burners is $429. For European kitchens, a a four-burner Tyldig Cooktop is 399.


Above: A steel, powder coated Socker Flower Box is available in both black and white; $14.99.


Above: A steel Socker Watering Can, available in assorted powder coated colors, is $9.99.


Above: Socker Plant Pots, available in assorted colors, are 99 cents apiece.

For more kitchen planter ideas, see Hanging Window Box From Ikea.