Description: Here’s my second Ikea Hack. I’ve decided to add a button on top of the Expedit to turn on/off the LEDBERG led bars. As you can see in the pictures there’s just a button switching on and off my LEDBERG lights inside the Expedit(4×2).
To achieve this I had to make 4 holes on the top part of the Expedit, which is the only part I have modified and put a some wires inside.
So the holes I did are as follows:
1 Hole for the switch button 19mm.
1 hole for the power cables behind the expedit, 14mm is enough.
2 holes to let the cables go inside the top part and end inside the 2 rooms enclosed with glass shelves and power the led bars, 8mm.
The images tells the story better than I do so look at them. The very difficult part is letting the cables go inside the small holes, but if you want to do it, buy the fish tape/rod which is the tool to lead cables inside the house walls, it’s used by electricians.
Jules Yap started IKEAHackers.net in 2006 as a personal blog to showcase the most impressive IKEA hacks from all over the world. Since then, she has learned a lot more about power tools and DIY. Her site has helped thousands modify IKEA furniture with step-by-step tutorials, craft projects and home styling.