Expedit Drinksbar

Published on December 10th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Awesome EXPEDIT Drinks Bar

Expedit bar


Description: Step 1: Two Expedit units, one 2×2 and one 2×4 in an L-shaped formation.

Step 2: In the 2×2 Unit put expedit drawers facing into the bartender area and two Expedit cabinets opening outwards to give the side of the bar a solid look.

Expedit bar
Expedit bar

Step 3: I had frosted glass cut to size (1450x745mm) and mounted it on the front with normal bathroom mirror mounts.

Step 4: Dioder LED multicolour lights in the top 4 cubes. Set in half way to give the glow effect.

Step 6: Cut pine table-top with 10cm overhang on outside area.

Step 7: Stain and Varnish pine with dark brown finish to match EXPEDIT shelves.

Step 8: Raise table top with 8x CAPITA legs, screwing them into the underside of the tabletop and simply putting doublesided tape under the legs to stop the (heavy) top from moving.

That’s about it. Really happy with the result, planning to do another coat of varnish as the finish was a bit off.

~ MarcusF, Perth, Western Australia

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Jules Yap

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15 Responses to Awesome EXPEDIT Drinks Bar

  1. Carlos says:

    I got an expedit unit but it is hallowed… how did you mounted the capita brackets?

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  3. Anonymous says:

    could there be wheels underneath to make a movable structure?

  4. Anonymous says:

    Wondering about the double sided tape…does that keep the steady?

  5. Anonymous says:

    Isn’t other way to fix CAPITA legs to lower part of the bar? I’ll make this hack soon so I’ll post comments and new ideas I’ve…

  6. Anonymous says:

    Love it! But double sided tape? Does it work well?

  7. Anonymous says:

    What thickness frosted glass did you use? 1/4″ or 1/2″? Amazing hack.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Love it!!! Great hack.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Well done!

  10. NoNo says:

    Really smart and easy to do. Bravo !

  11. MarcusF says:

    No legs on the bottom, just some soft pads to stop it from scratching my floor. The hight is exactly what I wanted so as not to split up the room too much.

  12. Mel V says:

    i want to copy this idea..looks great

  13. MacMama says:

    Awesome indeed!

  14. Anonymous says:

    That is fantastic. I really think this is the best bar hack I’ve seen on ikeahackers!

  15. Are you going to put this up on legs so it’s higher? It’s a great idea, it just seems low.

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