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Materials: Expedit TV Storage Unit and 5 Lekman Boxes
Description: In addition to the IKEA items, I used the following:
-5 pieces of plywood cut to 13" x 13" squares
-5 inexpensive wooden drawer knobs (purchased on ebay for about $0.50 each)
-5 small cans of wood stain in varying shades
-1 can of varnish to seal the stain
- several tubes of heavy duty expoxy
Required tools (beyond those provided by IKEA):
I loved all of the storage provided by the Expedit TV storage unit and loved the opportunity to use some of that storage for display (books, etc). However, since I live in a small apartment, covered storage is premium as it allows me to stuff and hide! I didn't want to spend the extra money the doors or other covered storage options offered by IKEA for the Expedit cubes. I also wanted a way to tie the piece into my existing living room layout which includes a lot of wood and darker colors. I considered baskets but decided I wanted something more formal than baskets.
I went with the white Expedit to brighten the room up a bit, but didn't want it to feel out of place. I decided to cover the fronts of the less expensive Lekman boxes with wood panels to hide the contents and tie the piece together with the rest of the room.
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