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Expedit retro gaming cabinet

Materials:

– Expedit (or Kallax);
– 2 Expedit insert with 2 drawers (or Kallax);
– 2 Expedit insert with door (or Kallax);
– 4 Gladsax;
– 4 shelf insert Variera;
– Hinges, screws and lock nuts to fix the Gladsax;
– Wooden stick to make the door knobs;
– Double-sided tape (strong) to attach the door knobs to the Gladsax;
– White acrylic;
– The Expedit drawers and doors’ cardboard packaging;
– Cutter, pencil, ruler and a lot of patience!

Step 1 – Assemble the EXPEDIT

I started with the easy part: put together the drawers and doors in the Expedit.

Step 2 – Turn GLADSAX frames into glass doors

The challenge was to transform the Gladsax into a glass door, to get a sort of display cabinet. (Originally, the Gladsax is born to be a frame for an LP cover)

First of all, I cut the hinge of the right size, in order to fit it to the height of the Gladsax.

Then I fixed one side of the hinge to the Gladsax with two screws and two lock nuts. And I fixed the other side of the hinge to the Expedit, with some wood screws.

GLADSAX as EXPEDIT / KALLAX door

The GLADSAX frame attached with hinges to EXPEDIT / KALLAX as door

GLADSAX as EXPEDIT / KALLAX door

Step 3 – Close up the back

I used the drawers and doors cardboard packaging to close the back of the Expedit by resizing it and cutting out a space for the consoles cables.

Closing up the EXPEDIT back

Closing up the EXPEDIT back

Closing up the EXPEDIT back

Closing up the EXPEDIT back

Closing up the EXPEDIT back

Power outlet

For the door knobs, I bought a cylindrical stick of wood, with a diameter of about 1 cm. and I cut four pieces.
I painted the door knobs in white and I fixed them on the Gladsax with strong double-sided tape.

Door knobs for the GLADSAX doors on EXPEDIT / KALLAX

Step 4 – Add in more shelves

Finally, that’s the moment to display the consoles! I used the shelves Variera to be able to put two console in each space.

Kallax or Expedit retro gaming cabinet

Kallax or Expedit retro gaming cabinet with lots of storage

Now you will feel compelled to try all the consoles… 😉

~ Strawberry Unicorn