Description: Our small kitchen was meant to be an eat-in kitchen despite its very modest size and the fact that it&rsquos right next to the dining room. So for the last two years we had a collection of random hand me down kitchen carts and shelves on the empty wall to hold all our cookbooks, pots, pans, and assorted gadgets. When I saw this post by K. Klose: I was inspired by the simplicity of it, but wanted to add a few more features including a pull-out counter top.
The difficulty was that counter height is in between the second and third shelf so a simple hinging counter would not do. I imagined that the edge of the counter would have to pivot about a point and then slide down a track to lock at the correct height. After I figured the theory out, I called my dad who worked out the details, built the counter carcass and cut the doors, and brought it all up to assemble on site (I helped with that part). So let us take a look at top 19 inspired ideas for kitchen storage expedit below.
1. Expedit To Kitchen Storage And Work Top Ikea Hackers Ikea Hackers
The actual counter sits in its own specially made box that slides inside the Expedit. We had to cut out two set of shelves from the Expedit, which we marked and cut out as we were assembling the whole (we assembled the whole Expedit as we wanted, then slid in the ready-made counter box). The top end of the counter is attached to a metal bar, the ends of which slide down channels cut into the sides of the box. The bottom of the channel is counter top height (account for the height of the bottom of the Expedit when measuring). The legs were affixed to the other end of the counter with double-locking hinges (they lock both closed and open &ndash no sudden collapsing).