Published on May 17th, 2013 | by Jules Yap


How to create a Gerhard Richtexpedit bedside cabinet

Materials: Expedit 2×2 and 1×1, inserts with door and drawers

Description: First of all, visit and search some colour-combinations you like and buy them as spray colours.

Ikea does not offer a 2×1 Expedit, so I had to combine a 2×2 and a 1×1 in two 2×1.
I want a 2×1 horizontal with rolls, the vertical 2×1 is a side product.
I used my old and crappy 2×2 and bought a new 1×1.

You don’t have to modify any Ikea-parts, all you have to do is simply combine the sides of the 1×1 with the tops of the 2×2 and the other way round, the rest is self-explanatory.

If you choose in the first step other colours than “white” you have to enamel the parts. If you like glossy, add a clear coat. The package of the 1×1 is a perfect spray cabin.

That’s it.

~ cvb, Berlin

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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".

5 Responses to How to create a Gerhard Richtexpedit bedside cabinet

  1. Mei says:

    I love it!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Absolutely love it!

  3. I personally do not like the colour choice, but it is really nice! Well done!

  4. Wanda says:

    I really like it. The color combinations are endless. Thanks for sharing!

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