Published on June 20th, 2012 | by Jules IKEAHacker


EXPEDIT sofa table/bar/computer desk

Materials: EXPEDIT 2×2 bookshelves, extra EXPEDIT panel, HUTTEN wine bottle rack, INREDA stemware rack, LEDBERG 3-piece light strip set

Description: It’s a pretty straight-forward hack that was made to hide the back of my sectional, provide more storage, a bar and a seating area where I can use my laptops.

I connected two EXPEDIT 2×2 with the side panel of an EXPEDIT 4×4 using the safety brackets that are used to tie furniture to the wall.

To create the bar area a stemware rack, a wine bottle rack were cut to size, painted black and installed. To have the bar lit, the LEDBERG 3-piece light strip was used. Strips were installed and connected in series by soldering electrical wires between them.

A bench is used for seating and can be pushed inside the opening when not in use.

~ Phong, Irvine, CA

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4 Responses to EXPEDIT sofa table/bar/computer desk

  1. DawnDeMar says:

    This might solve my work-from-home situation as well as provide additional party seating. A simple hack with fantastic impact!


  2. Filipa says:


    Could you please provide details about how did you do the seating?


    • Phong says:

      Originally the seating was a bench that was made using the top or bottom panel of the 4×4 Expedit, with 6 lack-table legs screwed into it. It worked fine but the top/bottom panel being longer than side panels the bench couldn’t be pushed inside the opening.

      I looked on craigslist and found this leather bench for $20.

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