The Ikea Expedit has become ubiquitous in homes and offices because the convenient and affordable cubes can be stacked to build a storage unit of almost any size. Because it has become so commonplace, it is unusual for it to draw attention, but this DIY project from PANYL that turns the Expedit into a very user friendly work station is worth noting.PANYL (appropriately, a company that makes products for customizing Ikea furniture
), created this clever workspace solution. From their blog:
At the PANYL, Inc. studio in L.A., we wanted a big table with a large cutting surface on top and storage for tools and supplies underneath. We also needed it to be moveable since we regularly shift things around when building large installations or conducting photo sessions.
Total assembly time took 6 hours - about a third to put together the Expedits, and the rest to assemble the large sub-parts and the final vessel. This table is not only gigantic and rock-solid, it can easily store hundreds of pounds of materials, and even with all that weight it rolls readily when pushed.
For full instructions read PANYL.
Find the Expedit Unit at Ikea.
Via Ikea Hackers