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Monarch Kitchen Island With Expanding Surface

Monarch Kitchen Island With Expanding Surface

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You'd never guess our sleek, Monarch Kitchen Island's back newel posts hide a sliding mechanism that allows you to expand the 25-inch surface to 40-1/2 inches! The extendable breakfast bar is perfect for large-scale food prep, buffets, or lunch for one.

Expanded or not, you'll love this island's good looks and functionality. Two roomy drawers and a large cabinet with four adjustable shelves hold plenty of cooking utensils, pots and pans. The solid hardwood top with profiled edges in a distressed oak finish, framed side and back panels, and distressed white overall finish make it a handsome addition to your kitchen.

• Monarch kitchen island
• Large, easy-glide pass-through drawer
• Hardwood solids and engineered wood in antique white distressed finish
• 2 storage drawers plus storage cabinet with 4 adjustable shelves
• Back posts move to allow expansion of breakfast bar
• Assembly required.

48"W x 25"D x 36"H

Please allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.

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The Olla: A Brief History

Olla (Spanish, pronounced “oh-ya”) jars have been around since ancient times. Made of unglazed ceramic, ollas traditionally have short, narrow necks with wider bodies, and are made in a variety of shapes. They have been used for thousands of years for cooking, storage, and plant irrigation.

When used to irrigate plants, an olla is buried neck-deep in the ground near a plant’s roots, with the opening of the olla extended above the soil so that it can be filled with water periodically. The porous walls of the unglazed pottery allow the water to seep through gradually, constantly and consistently hydrating the plants without overwatering them – and without wasting precious water to evaporation or runoff.

The use of ollas for irrigation was introduced to the American Southwest by Spanish conquistadors during Colonial times, becoming very common among Native American tribes and Hispanic settlers. Though the technique gave way to more modern methods of irrigation some time ago, its superior efficiency, coupled with its simplicity, has caused it to make a comeback. Though the technique has changed little since its introduction, today’s ollas are usually capped off, making them even more water-efficient.

Perfect for home gardens, Ollas are a super-easy, eco-friendly, less time-consuming way to water annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables and plants of all kinds in dry, sandy soil, very hot or drought-prone areas, raised beds, and even pots, planters and hanging baskets. Fill the olla before you leave on a short vacation to enjoy worry-free watering – and a smaller water bill!

How it Works:

Water is pulled directly through the terra-cotta!

Read more about Ollas on our blog.

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