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Mobile kitchen island unit

My wife has decided we "need" a island unit in the kitchen.
Just to complicate the build,she wants into to be movable.So I need some ideas to jack the thing up so it can be moved.Sticking to the KISS system,I'm thinking some sort of mechanical device as opposed to electrical or pneumatic/hydraulic.
Any thoughts?


Buy a butchers block on wheels. Job done. What sort of size are you looking for??
Keep it really cheap by swiping a shopping trolley (see werewolf for help) and sticking a sheet of MDF on top.

Dual role it by painting it green and storing a net and two rackets underneath for table tennis.
You can get some natty islands from Ikea that have lockable casters - I'm sure there are plenty of other off-the-shelf solutions as well.


Granny used to call a mobile kitchen island unit a 'table', in the olden days.
Butchers blocks on wheels won't do it I'm afraid.Not stylish enough!
Size wise,I reckon 5' x 4' should do it.
Iv'e seen a coffe table with two lezzers in the scisser possition. Both with one arm up, the table rested on the raised hands and their bonce.

I thought it was mighty stylish. Shouldn't be to difficult to put heavy duty casters on the arse and other hand. Top it off with a 1000 base unit and a taistful worktop.


Why not buy a pallett-truck and 8 Euro-pallets.

Simply stack the pallets to the height required, slap a piece of Sterling board on top, and utilising the pallet-truck you could use your new "Island" in the living-room, in the garden, or even as a workbench in your out-building.
Stylish DIY is all about seeing how other people have overcome a problem and going one better.

Look at this:

Now start a new thread "How can I get reverse thrust on a Dyson?"

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