We've got two IKEA Expedit units a couple of years ago. Nice and cheap stuff but not as good for storing books as we initially thought. So we cam up with a plywood boxes that will combine all of this:

  • Look good
  • Store books
  • Store small less often used stuff on the back (like Christmas toys, backup light bulbs etc)
  • Be easy to operate
  • Be doable with hand tools.

So here we go: we built three of these boxes and one for storing wine bottles. Books and wine go bloody well together especially in a winter evening.

Step 1: Materials and Tools

We have no laser cutter or CNC so everything is done by hand:

  • Sheet of 8mm / 0.3" thick plywood
  • Some trash cardboard for the prototype (if you use our drawings you don't need it)
  • Hand saw
  • Chisel
  • Rubber hammer
  • Sandpaper
  • Slamps
  • Glue
  • Ruler and angle
  • Beer bottles! (optional)
<p>Love the Expedit functionality and versatility. And you've done something more than putting in overused fabric boxes! Awesome!</p>
<p>Nice! I'm going to have to build a few of these. </p>

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