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Published on October 25th, 2013 | by Jules Yap


3D Frame inside EXPEDIT 2×4


Materials: EXPEDIT 4×2

Description: Here’s my first Ikea Hack. I have removed some lower parts of the Expedit(2×4 sized) to fit my Washing machine, but since I’ve removed the bottom part I had to use the cross-brace(OBSERVATO–R) behind the Expedit to strengthen the structure.

Then I decided to put a 3D picture frame inside one of the Expedit sides. But it does not end here. I’ve made 8 holes in the upper/inner part of the 3D picture frame and installed 8 white LEDs, then linked them to a button switch beneath the shelf that hold the mirror doors.


Remember that the Expedit is empty in the middle part, actually not really empty. It has hexagonal structure made out of cardboard/paper like most of the light house doors are made. So you can cut inside and remove the needed part of the hexagonal cardboard.

Since I’ve used 4 AA batteries, the Expedit has no cables visible outside, they are all inside. This way it looks perfect!

~ Miljan Bojovic, Bergamo, Italy

Compact TIVED
A fruitful bit of hacking for a lamp

The Author

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 3D Frame inside EXPEDIT 2×4

  1. Miljan Bojovic says:

    to Helen
    Everything inside the expedit is almost empty, it’s filled with hexagonal cardboard pattern, you just remove it and put everything inside ;)

  2. Helen says:

    That is one the greatest hacks i have seen!
    Thank you so much for sharing!
    I’ll tell all my friends about it.

    What I did’t get: How did you install the leds, especially the switch?

  3. Miljan Bojovic says:

    Thank you guys! :)

  4. Gwendoline says:

    It’s so beautifull !

  5. alterego2 says:


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