Published on January 18th, 2013 | by Jules Yap


Expedit wall shelf into nightstand

Materials: Expedit wall shelf + Expedit insert with 2 drawers + 4 hairpin legs + screws + rust proof spray + drill

Description: I was searching for a nightstand for my new bedroom and I couldn’t find anything that would match my vision or my price range.

After scouring the Ikea website, I decided that the Expedit wall shelf would work great as a nightstand with the addition of the Expedit insert with 2 drawers and legs. Alone the wall shelf + inserts would have sufficed as a nightstand, but I wanted some height for better flow with the height of my bed…and also, I just love hairpin legs.

I ordered my 8″ legs from in raw steel, and rust proofed them before drilling the holes and attaching them on the bottom of my assembled wall shelf. They make the legs to order and come in various sizes.

See more of the the Expedit nightstand with hairpin legs.

~ clearlytangled, San Diego, CA

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Jules Yap

"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 wall shelf into nightstand

  1. aijuswannasing says:

    I’ve been considering something similar using different legs and different hardware pulls. I really love this.

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Matt Lucas says:

    Why isn’t this available in the uk :(

  3. Anonymous says:

    Or in Canada :(

  4. jj says:

    Fantastic look, great idea!

  5. I was wondering when someone was going to post this combination. I was looking at doing something similar but with using LACK legs. With the white LACK side table selling for $7.99 now, that would be a less expensive (and single source ;) ) alternative. Very nice. It would also make a nice side table for a small chair.

  6. Very nice, sleek and modern.

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