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Retractable Kitchen Island Controlled by iPhone: Yes, Someone Did It!

By • Mar 18, 2011

Have you ever dreamed of a sliding up and down kitchen island?

Well, it looks like geeky do-it-yourselfer Tim Thaler did it, and even better, it’s iPhone Controlled!

Check out the video below!

Here is the description:

“This is my kitchen island, below is an unfinished utility/storage room. A hydraulic scissor lift is at bolted to the cement, and then a small frame is built on top of the scissor lift table. On top of that is a subfloor, flooring, and then the island.

The cabinet doors are on the other side, and have safety push button switches that kill the electricity from the Smart Home Insteon switches, and prevent it from moving when the doors are not fully closed.

This lift can easily lift over 1,500lbs, so was an important safety feature!”

Useless and not maintenance free at all, but still, super cool…

Via NotCot

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One Comment to Retractable Kitchen Island Controlled by iPhone: Yes, Someone Did It!

  1. Daniel says:

    This is great. I am a gadget guy and would love to see a plan for this. Is this a kit you buy or did you engineer it yourself?

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