Published on February 7th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Expedits to the ceiling

Four Expedit 4×4, some inserts, and a father-in-law

Description: In our new house we wanted a big bookcase up to the ceiling. We figured we could fit 7 Expedit-size compartments (height).

My father-in-law (Bas) was confident he could knock out 1 row of compartments to build our custom wall of Expedits.

And so he did. Now we have an 8×7 expedit, that we sometimes call our ‘Baxpedit’.

- Two normal Expedits at the base, with some extra holes on top to support the ones on top

- Two shortened Expedits on top, but the hollow side panels needed some filling first

- Electricity to the top made invisible by a slot from bottom to top

- Some Expedit inserts (both drawers and doors) on the bottom row

~ Casper Joost Eyckelhof, Enschede, The Netherlands

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10 Responses to Expedits to the ceiling

  1. Anonymous says:

    I thought I know what I want on one of my empty walls … but now that I see your stuff here, looks great … May reconsider my first plan.
    Could you tell WHAT your father in law used in order to fill the hollow side panels with?

  2. Miss Janey says:

    Hi, it looks really great!

    I was wanting to do something to you, but with a 2×2 on the top of a 2×4, without removing any shelves. I’m after something similar to this:

    Do you think I’ll need to do any filling? I imagine I would just have to drill holes in the top of the 2×4 to slot the dowels from the 2×2, and just not put the bottom on it. The only thing it has mentions on the listing is that they are “stacked and bolted”

  3. Anonymous says:

    Very cool, great hack.

  4. Thoreau says:

    Soooo nice! Congrats!

  5. Casper Joost says:

    Anonymous2: The side panels are hollow and filled with some kind of paper. He filled not the entire panel, just a few centimeters to be able to put the “wooden sticks” in it. (picture 3)

  6. Very lovely! I want something like that. Will have to keep this project in mind when we move across country.

  7. Zulaya says:

    Love how you added doors at the bottom row! Makes the whole thing look much more symmetrical and planned instead of like “Well, we wanted 8, but only 7 would fit so we cut one off.” It’s very lovely! May I have your father in law? :)

  8. Anonymous says:

    I’d like to borrow your father for a few projects! :) This is great! Love the lights at the top and the bottom storage really makes it.

    I wish we had such cute electrical sockets here in the states!

  9. Anonymous says:

    That looks great. So are the Expedit side panels hollow? Did your FILaw fill it with wood?

  10. Anonymous says:

    My dad! I’m so proud!

    greetings Daantje

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