How To Close the Back of an Expedit

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Q: We have a set of Ikea Expedit shelves in our son's room. (Doesn't everyone?) The open backs make it a little tough for him to put away books, since they tend to just slide right out the back. Does anyone have guidance on how exactly to close out the back?

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Editor: This is a great question and we really hope there are some readers out there who have done this and can drop some wisdom on us and Betsy.

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As Apartment Therapy's Family Editor, Carrie covers design and modern homelife with children. A lapsed librarian, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two kids and is in contention to break the record for most hours spent at the playground.

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