Published on September 26th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Minimalistic DVD rack in an Expedit

Materials: NEGLINGE 2x, EXPEDIT (doesn’t matter which one), plank

Description: I wanted to use as little space of my Expedit as possible to store my DVD’s. I don’t have that much DVD’s, but I wanted to be able to see which ones I have. Instead of just putting a second row in front of the others.

I made myself a plank of 33 cm x 15 cm and glued two Neglingle candlelights beneath it; and ta-da, I got myself a nice DVD storage.

I realize it’s not exactly an outstanding hack, but hey, it’s my first. :)

~ Maranke, The Netherlands

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18 Responses to Minimalistic DVD rack in an Expedit

  1. Anonymous says:

    Simple but brilliant use of space, great ‘hack’

  2. John Cessna says:

    Any tips on where to find boards for this? Or should I just wander into a Home Depot, find something 6″ deep and have it cut into 13″ pieces

  3. Fabulous! Time to start cleaning up my Expedit.

    Thank you for sharing! :)

  4. Anonymous says:


  5. Abbi says:

    Just used this idea. Thanks :-)

  6. Anonymous says:

    Just what I need. Thanks for the idea. :)

  7. Anonymous says:

    Another “D’oh!”-Moment here :-)
    Exactly what I need for my kitchen Expedit!

  8. Laurel says:

    Great — very sleek and clean look!

  9. Anonymous says:

    Nice idea! You could also use an thick catalogue or telephone book.

  10. Chris from Sydney says:

    Xena warrior princess? seriously?? :P P

    Great idea! I will be stealing this for sure.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Bedankt, precies wat ik nodig heb!

  12. Lillis says:

    Ingenious in all its simplicity. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Anonymous says:

    Nice idea. I used a leftover cardboard box, roughly cut it to the correct width, taped a slightly higher piece of cardboard to the back of it so the DVDs don’t fall off. 3 minute hack. I still can’t believe Ikea dropped the DVD inserts for the Expedit shelves.

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  15. raymond says:

    this is excellent and is exactly the kind of fix i’ve been looking for! thanks for the great idea :-)

  16. Line says:

    Great idea, don’t be so insecure about its value! I’m so gonna use this!

  17. Anonymous says:

    The simplest hacks are often great hacks.

    I slapped my forehead in a, “Doh!” moment.
    So simple, but so brilliant!

  18. Anonymous says:

    I’ve been using my expedit as a book shelf and struggling with not being able to see the back row, this is a great idea!

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