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Published on February 7th, 2014 | by vimadalalh


Expedit drinks bar: Inspired by another post

This bar would not have been possible without the original post.

Items from Ikea
1 - EXPEDIT Shelving unit, high gloss white 2 X 2
1 - EXPEDIT Shelving unit, high gloss white 2 X 4
2 – Pack of CAPITA Leg, stainless steel
1 – Capita bracket

From Amazon:
LED Splitter
LED Extension cable

2 pieces of custom glass from a local glass store
etched glass window film from a tint shop


TV Entertainment Unit for Electronics
Ikea PS 2012 locker redesigned as TV-multimedia Cabinet

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27 Responses to Expedit drinks bar: Inspired by another post

  1. nicmare says:

    seems like the right column boxes (from my point of view) is not accessible anymore :D

  2. There’s one 2×4 and one 2×2… both are still available!

  3. Great look! Could you mention what plinth you used, and how it was attached? Thanks!

  4. Nicole says:

    Really great and for the front or the back as you want it´s Plexiglas or anything else ? And where hâve you buy it ? I’m looking for something like this and you give me an excellent idea and all the item are available on ikea’s France tkt u for tour feed back

    • vimadalalh says:

      The front is 1/8″ clear glass. I had the glass custom made from a small local glass company. I also asked them to drill 4 holes in the corners. This was the hardest part, also the most expensive (~$400).
      I then took the glass to another store to apply a film, that gives it the frosted look (~$100).

  5. Nicole says:

    Really great. I’m looking for something like that to separated my kitchen to my saloon. And all the item are available in Ikea france. Juste for the back or the front could you say me what it is ? Glasses or Plexi ? And where you buy it ? THK U for your feed back.

  6. Jileen says:

    Hey this looks great! Good Job :)

  7. Nicole says:

    Ok thk U for your feed back now I have to find a local cie to make one for me ;-)

  8. Kim Mc says:

    Where did you find the glass holders? I did not see these at Ikea. Thanks!

  9. Shilpa says:

    What is the top stainless steel bar? Is it an ikea product?

  10. vimadalalh says:

    Yes it is from IKEA.

  11. Mary says:

    This looks awesome! We’re trying to follow your design, but were wondering what you used for the raised bar top on the Capita legs? We tried to use a Lack shelf but it’s too thick. Thanks.

  12. chris says:

    I HATE Ikea !! Expedit is discontinued so i wont be able to do this !! Awesome idea by the way

  13. Shilpa says:

    Hi we are building the bar. I am just wondering about the capita brackets and how much the came out into the cubbie. We cant seem to get the nut on more than a few threads on the underside. Is that how yours was?

  14. chris says:

    i just bought the Kallax today like the gizmodo article says it is a lot lighter. The thick side board are hallow this is how they save wood which is good. i’ve couldnt get the 2×2 yet but planning to get everything done by the end of the month.

  15. Arnaud B says:

    Where did u buy “suspended glas holder” ?
    Thank U !

    • vimadalalh says:

      The “suspended glass holders” are actually not holding the glass.

      There are 4 screws that hold the glass the chrome knobs are kitchen drawer handles with their necks sawed off.

      I super glued the knobs to the top of the screws.

      Make sure you use a rubber washer when you install the screws to avoid cracking the glass if you over tighten them.

  16. Amanda says:


    This looks excellent! Just wondering the metal pieces that are holding the stemware where did you find those? Ikea also?

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