3/12/2011

IKEA Hack - Expedit Door Panels

The IKEA Expedit cabinet is a great piece of kit. It sturdy enough to hold a ton of heavy items and cheap enough to be utilized by those on a tight budget. We use ours to hold everything from dog food to diapers, toys to tools.  While the cabinet looks great when used for displaying trinkets or photographs, it becomes quite cluttered when used as a storage unit. To deal with that issue I wanted to design panels that could either be hinged or attached with magnets to mitigate the mess. While IKEA does sell inserts, their high price put purchasing 16 of them way out of our budget.  Given that I had the tools and most of the materials already in my possession, attempting this IKEA hack turned out to be a fun and economical project.