DIY: Turn IKEA's Expedit Unit Into a Parsons Table

DIY: Turn IKEA's Expedit Unit Into a Parsons Table

Keehnan Konyha
Sep 25, 2008

Another EXPEDIT post you say?!

We seem to have outgrown our EXPEDIT half-unit of late, and though it no longer suits our apartment, we don't just want to throw it out...

We've been thinking that, with one of the long bottom panels removed, along with the internal shelving, this size of EXPEDIT presents itself as a Parsons Table of ideal proportions.

Or, Why not cover the unit in canvas or linen and paint over it? This would add texture and disguise it even more. Canvas runs around $5 a yard at most small fabric stores in downtown, and after that all one would really need would be glue, a staple gun, and some paint! Or maybe epoxy? What do you think? Do you have any experience covering furniture with fabric? How did it go?

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