Hackers Help: Any advice/suggestions on this potential kitchen island project?

So I’ve seen many posts on here about configuring the KALLAX shelving unit and Linnmon Table Top into a kitchen island/Breakfast Bar!

kitchen island from KALLAX and LINNMON

My main inspiration comes from this one.

IKEA kitchen island hack

But I wanted mine to be slightly taller and I wanted the back covered as I didn’t want you to be able to see the shelves from the back. I want it to be 100cm high when finished – the KALLAX is 77cm high but I thought adding 20cm legs would look a bit odd and maybe be unstable – so I added the 13cm gap at the top so I can use 10cm legs on the bottom and have the whole thing be 100cm high!

I was going to use some MDF to make the backboard and then use some Cornor and using corner moulding to hide the difference! For the long legs and the legs that attach the worktop to the unit I’m just going to get some wood cut at the local hardware store and paint and seal it. But any advice on connecting them to the worktop and KALLAX? Maybe wood glue but would that be strong enough? Could I use L brackets? (Don’t know what they are called in USA!)

corner moulding

Photo: DIY.com

I did think about adding some skirtingboard/baseboard (sorry I’m in England haha) to hide the gap underneath, but I have no experience working with skirtingboard/baseboard, and am worried I will mess the corners up when use a mitre box! Do you guys think it needs skirting/baseboard at the bottom?

I designed it to scale using GoogleSketchup!

kitchen island hack kitchen island from KALLAX and LINNMON kitchen island hack

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