Aptitlig Kitchen Table

Aptitlig Kitchen table with HYLLIS trolley

What I used:

– found table frame

– 3 IKEA Aptitlig bamboo cutting boards

– A left over piece of an old Hyllis hack (see images of the trolley underneath my brand Aptitlig new kitchen island

– masonite board cut 18 x 33 inches

– drill

– nails

– rotary tool


I have a small kitchen and needed a small IKEA island with a really nice top. When I found a used table from the pavement covering a table area of 18″ wide x 27.5″ long – just big enough to fit my kitchen – I set to work. I threw out the table’s old particle board top. I found some spray cans around the studio and painted the table to a nice turquoise colour.

Then I cut a piece of masonite board lying around to 18″ x 33″.

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kitchen table - 02

kitchen table - 03

I screwed the board to the table frame from underneath the frame (made sure to cut off any nails and smooth off the top using a rotary tool)

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I had a piece of left over Hyllis that came from splitting a Hyllis into two. This I cut into two equal pieces about 15″ long. I glued each piece to the table’s narrow edge. The pieces are to hold the cutting board in place since I have no intention to drill or nail into the Aptitlig boards themselves. If you don’t have these pieces of steel, you can find other creative options from your local hardware; or simply place the cutting boards on the sturdy, nailed in place masonite boards.

That’s it!

Aptitlig kitchen table

Aptitlig kitchen table

Aptitlig kitchen table

The photos also show the trolley, which is a Hyllis with attached wheels.

I had all parts available at my space.

Total cost of island:

$9.99 Canadian dollars x 3 Aptitlig boards + 0.13% taxes!

(plus time of course – and satisfaction!)

~ by Olokun

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