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The Floating Island

Work an island into your kitchen, no matter how small the space.

floating island storage

Photography: Lennart Weibull

Source: Martha Stewart Living, October 2017

materials

  • 4 rubber casters (Everbuilt rigid non-marking rubber casters, 2", $3.50 each)
  • Concrete slab, made to size of table (Concrete Collaborative Ivory Solana slab, $45 per sq. ft., concretecollaborative.com)
  • Handheld electric drill and bits
  • 2 steel rods(Home Depot steel round rods, 3⁄8" by 48", $7 each, homedepot.com)
  • Tubing cutter
  • 1 towel bar(County Ltd. iron towel bar, in Long, $45, countryltd.com)
  • 1 hook

steps

  1. Add casters to feet of table; be sure to pick casters that will fit on the feet of your table.
  2. Sit concrete slab on top of table; you could use other countertop materials, too.
  3. Add side rods and baskets. Cut metal rods to 1 inch longer than the width between table’s legs, then drill a 1-inch-deep hole in both legs. (The legs of our table are 10 inches apart, so we cut our rods down to 12 inches.) Push rod into one leg, then pop it into the other. Use rods to hang baskets.
  4. Install towel bar and hook on side of table. Hang S hooks from towel bar.

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