Tuesday, September 18, 2012
How to: Cut an Expedit down to 3X2
Description: I needed an Expedit with 2 rows of 3 squares, but unfortunately it doesn't exist! I read somewhere that it is possible to find it from different shops, but none of them is available in Italy, from where I am writing! So I decided to try to create it.
Step 1: Look at the component and don't get discouraged!!
Step 4: If you have cut the panel EXACTLY at 104 cm, the lateral reinforcements visible in the panel section are long enough to screw the lateral panel on them. Therefore, mark them to find the centre for the hole: 18 mm from the lateral face and 25 mm (i.e. in the symmetry plane) from the other faces. Then drill the holes with a diameter of 6 mm.
Step 5: Assembly everything as Ikea suggests.
If you want, you can also screw an L-bracket that links the lateral panel to the added reinforcement (just in case..), but for the use I am going to do, it is not necessary!
I hope this little guide will be useful for someone else!
~ Giorgio Bartolozzi, Prato, Italy