Published on December 13th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Expedit slim shift version

Materials: Expedit 2×2 shelving unit

Description: Ever thought that the Expedit series took a bit too much space? My very small hallway had no space for a full version of the Expedit as the front door couldn’t open… This is how I did it:

First I marked up the cut plane on the assembled Expedit 2×2, the plane is a bit shifted in this case, as the shoes to the left are bigger than the shoes at the right :)

Then it took it apart and cut the different pieces with a fine hand saw.

I then reused the cut-off-piece as the reinforcement at the front of the shelves as they had the precut holes I needed to reassemble it. I cut a small piece off the reinforcement to make room for the replacing front.

I drilled new holes for the reassembly and put everything back together.

~ Jens Kløve, Copenhagen

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Jules Yap

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5 Responses to Expedit slim shift version

  1. Jens Kløve says:

    I used the mounting brackets that followed with Expedit.

  2. Shoe Racks says:

    What a cute little shoe rack. The detailed instructions how to make this shelf impressed me. I’ll have to give it a try sometime soon.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Great job! I wish I could put holes in our rental. This is the kind of shoe storage I’ve been looking for!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Nicely done. What did you use to mount it to the wall?

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