Published on August 7th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Expedit stairway to heaven

Materials: 3 Expedit; 2 x 2×2, 1 x 2×4

Description: At first saw one of the small Expedit into 4 pieces. So that you get the shelves apart. You take 3 of these and place them as the 1st, 3rd and 5th step. The other steps are formed by the other 2 Expedits. For stabilisation you can take a fibreboard and fix it with the screws of the Expedit.

~ dori and bea

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12 Responses to Expedit stairway to heaven

  1. Ness says:

    It’s funny, I just had the same idea, coming across a super expensive and really cool looking stair for loft beds (http://www.espace-loggia.com/en/catalog-reader.72/items/escalier-brick-tiroirs-rangements.html?pfam=16&pvign=12), and I thought I could do the same with some expedit shelves. I was browing around to check about the safety, because I wasn’t sure it could sustain my weight. Apparently it’s possible. I too would like to know if the OP is satisfied with their solution in the long run!

  2. JJ says:

    Since it’s been a few years, and I’m considering this “death trap” to reach my own loft bed, I was wondering how this system has held up. OP, any chance you still peruse this site? or did Expedit somehow murder you in your sleep?

  3. Mallie says:

    well i always sit on my expedits and i’m still alive Oo

  4. Anonymous says:

    If you think that these can be used as stairs, then you’re the one who is thick.

    This is seriously a death trap.

    I’d never let anyone on this.

    • Anonymous says:

      Clearly nobody has been hurt otherwise they would not have posted this up…
      Being a carpenter and building it myself it is self sustaining and sufficient to be used as stairs. It’s not like people will be jumping on it as a trampoline.
      I’ve also spoken to a few people at the ikea store who them self recommend turning them into stairs.
      So before you decide to call it a death trap try it out yourself, otherwise you actually have nothing sufficient to argue with.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I’m pretty sure they can be used as stairs, they’re too thick to snap even with a grown adult on them, and if you’re only using them as steps it’s not a constant large amount of pressure so they shouldn’t even stress fracture for a good few years.

    I would have loved this as a kid, nice hack

  6. Adults are perfectly capable about making choices about their own safety (so hack away!). Kids are not. I hope the stuffie belongs to an adult!
    PS: Is that a bottle of soy sauce??

  7. Anonymous says:

    Is this supposed to be functional or just decorative? Either way- it’s neither unless it’s for a cat, in which case it would be functional but still ugly. PLEASE do not let a child on it!!

  8. Anonymous says:

    There is no way in hell I would use expedits as a staircase. It’s going to break and you’re going to fall and break your neck.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Death trap

  10. Keter says:

    Is Expedit really strong and stable enough to use for steps up to a bunk bed?

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