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Ikea Hacks: A Portable Kitchen and Indoor Herb Garden

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Ikea Hacks: A Portable Kitchen and Indoor Herb Garden

April 12, 2017

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. Put it on wheels and you can wheel it outdoors when the weather is nice:

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 courtesy of Teste di Legno.

Here are some components to consider if you want to make your own:

Ikea Table

An extendable birch Norden Table is \$\299.
Above: An extendable birch Norden Table is $299.

Ikea Sink

A white Domsjo Sink is \$\185.99.
Above: A white Domsjo Sink is $185.99.

Ikea Faucet

A stainless steelElverdam kitchen faucet has a single lever; \$\179.
Above: A stainless steelElverdam kitchen faucet has a single lever; $179.

Ikea Cooktop

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 $399. For European kitchens, a similar four-burner Daglig Daglig Piano Cottura is €249.

Ikea Herb Planters

Above: A steel, powder coated Socker Flower Box is $14.99.

Ikea Watering Can

Made of galvanized steel with a birch handle, a Salladskal Watering Can is \$\16.99.
Above: Made of galvanized steel with a birch handle, a Salladskal Watering Can is $16.99.

Ikea Storage Bin

Made of sturdy plastic, Trofast storage boxes have wide lips and can be used as pull-out bins; \$4 apiece.
Above: Made of sturdy plastic, Trofast storage boxes have wide lips and can be used as pull-out bins; $4 apiece.

Ikea Oven Mitt

A Vardagen oven mitt is \$3.99.
Above: A Vardagen oven mitt is $3.99.

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