Cabinets & Sideboards

Published on September 10th, 2012 | by Jules IKEAHacker


EXPEDIT sideboard

Materials: EXPEDIT TV storage unit, 2X4 lumber, circular saw, cordless drill

Description: Problem 1: Large “5X5″ EXPEDIT TV storage unit that didn’t fit in the living room of our new house. Disassembled and stowed away in the basement.

Problem 2: Funky attic room with low sloped ceilings and no storage.

Solution: Saw off the top 4ft of the side panels of the IKEA unit. Insert pieces of 2X4 in the cavities in the hollow panels and fasten with wood screws from front and back. Drill pilot holes to match the holes in the top panel. Saw a couple of the vertical shelf dividers to the correct size (matching the length of the steel support pieces), and drill new holes for the pegs. Assemble with original hardware. Almost looks like it should be part of the official EXPEDIT line!

~ Iikka Keranen, United States

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Jules IKEAHacker

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

6 Responses to EXPEDIT sideboard

  1. Anonymous says:

    good job!
    ikea should take it in their expedit line ;-)

  2. Carla says:

    It SHOULD be part of the official EXPEDIT line! Well done! :)

  3. Anonymous says:

    This is great!

    Right now the TV-Expedit is dividing my room in two parts and I was always wondering what to do with that big Expedit when I am moving. This might be the solution.

  4. Anonymous says:

    WOW, this looks great!!!
    I would love to buy it at IKEA ;)

  5. Laurel says:

    Beautiful and lots of great storage.

  6. Heimo says:

    Well it was not a huge hack on behalf of mine. But I got inspired by your hack. And since expedits are great for vinyls – what’s better than to use it as a sideboard for your vinyls, booze and the hifi setup:

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