Published on September 13th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Closed Expedit wall

Materials: 2 4×4 and 2 2×4 Expedit and several custom made panels

Description: My home office is actually a part of the living room and was divided by a 5×5 and 2×4 Expedit. It looked very messy and didn’t filter any noise from the kids while working.

Inspired by a lot of the submissions here I started my own hack and purchased 2 4×4 and 2 2×4 Expedit bookcases.

Before starting I had 2 custom made panels made the same width as the Expedit outer panels and 240cm long.

I had the idea to attach them the same way as this hack but as side panels because I wanted to add doors as well.

I started building the 1st Expedit and replaced the left side panel with 1 custom made panel. I drilled through top panel to use as the base for the 2×4 Expedit and added the 2×4 on top of the 4×4.

Finish with replacing the right side panel with the other custom made panel and a normal Expedit panel for the top.

I did all the above again to create the 2nd bookcase. Once both bookcases were done, I ordered custom made doors (180×46.3cm) pre drilled for the hinges.

Once delivered I added all the doors. On the far right side I still need to add a door as I managed to damage one so am still waiting for the last one to arrive.

I hope you like it. I’m planning to do the exact same type of hack to build a TV cabinet.

~ Kris Legroe, Belgium

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Jules Yap

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14 Responses to Closed Expedit wall

  1. Kat says:

    If you don’t mind sharing, how much did each door cost? I am debating if this would be a worthwhile project for just a 2×4 Expedit shelf.

  2. Amanda says:

    Where can i get these custom doors made??

  3. Kris says:

    I ordered them at the local woodstore. They also supply the hinges etc….

  4. Anonymous says:

    Where dd you order the doors?

  5. Anonymous says:

    Lovely, but leave the last door! The fact that it’s open on the top row and on the right side, makes it look symmetric and open!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Love the fact that the top row of cubbies is left open. Not only does this let light through, it makes the room divider appear less heavy than it otherwise might. Kudos for achieving a real built-in look.

  7. How2home says:

    This is such a great idea! One question, so the front has doors but the back is open?

    • Kris says:

      Indeed, the front has doors but the back is open. The back is my home office so I can also use the shelves at the back for storage.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Looks crisp and clean. Love it.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Well done! Looks clean and “strak” :-)

  10. C says:

    I like it! Did you have to attach it to the wall or ceiling for added stability?

  11. Love it – looks great and solves the problem perfectly! Well done :)

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