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Old May 17th, 08, 7:10 pm   #1
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Expedit & Hanging Files?

I have 2 Expedits in my office and I'm wondering if there's any way to turn one of the cubes into a filing cabinet. I want something where I can hang files. I've tried different hanging-file boxes but nothing fits in the Expedit cubes. The boxes that IKEA offers for Expedit don't work for hanging files.

Does anyone use their Expedit for storing hanging files? I'd love to hear what you've used!

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Re: Expedit & Hanging Files?

Jennesy - Welcome to IKEAFANS.

I've assembled lots of Expidit bookcases, but have never had anyone ask me about them in the context of a hanging file. IKEA has only recently introduced doors and drawers for the unit. I think it's one of those pieces that's designed and manufactured to be used in a particular way.

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Re: Expedit & Hanging Files?

Hi, I have this question too, has anyone come up with a solution fitting some sort of hanging file in a expedit shelving unit???
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Old Jan 7th, 09, 1:55 pm  
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Re: Expedit & Hanging Files?

I'm also thinking about getting EXPEDIT and hack it to make some of them as hanging file drawers.

I haven't tried yet, but here is my idea...

1. Buy two-drawer kit, and make one big drawer front out of two shallow drawer front. Possible I'll do the same for back panel, too.

2. Attach one drawer damper to the drawer front (I'm thinking to attach it to upper half, but will need to test it around to find the most stable way).

3. Buy a metal file hanger like this, and attache to the drawer.



Do you all think it would work??

Since I haven't bought EXPEDIT yet, need to go to store to measure inside of the opening to make sure it will fit. Also I haven't see their drawer damper system in person yet either. Does it look like the same system from IKEA akurum drawer? If so, I guess I can only attach it at the bottom of the drawer...

Would appreciate any feedback on this idea!

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Old May 28th, 09, 1:56 pm  
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Re: Expedit & Hanging Files?

Did anyone figure out how to acheive a filing cube in Expedit? I am looking for a solution to that too. Will lekman boxes accomodate the summera filing system? Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Old Feb 6th, 10, 7:37 pm  
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Re: Expedit & Hanging Files?

What I've done is get plastic file boxes from an office supply store and shove them in the Expedit. It's not ideal but it makes an impromptu "drawer" for my files in the Expedit. The boxes I have are from Office Depot and came with a lid, they have grooves on the side for hanging files.

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Old Aug 6th, 10, 11:53 am  
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Re: Expedit & Hanging Files?

A good post has recently gone up on Ikea Hacker about this - one of the square Kassett magazine boxes that fits perfectly in the Expedit cubbyholes is kitted out with what I think is a freestanding hanging file rail.

Here's the link:

ikea hacker: Hanging file boxes

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Re: Expedit & Hanging Files?

I haven't tried it yet, but I think you could get the large Expedit drawer and put a hanging file frame in it. These are available for $5-15 at any office supply store. Most of them say they fit drawers 24-27" inches deep, so I don't know how easy it would be to trim them down to 15" or whatever the inside dimension of the drawer is.

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Old Feb 20th, 11, 2:33 pm  
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Re: Expedit & Hanging Files?

We put together 4 of the Lekman plastic bins that fit in the Expedit boxes and used hanging folder rails purchased at Staples but not listed on their Web site. They are Oxford (Esselte) ActionFrame 18 designed for 14-18" drawers, rather than the more common 23"-27", and are just a bit too long. They have crimp marks to snap them down to 14" but I had to use pliers to make my own mark at about 13.5". Once I'd snapped off that extra bit, they fit in perfectly. A 2pack of rails was about C$15.

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Old Apr 7th, 11, 3:00 pm  
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Re: Expedit & Hanging Files?

by far the easiest and most economical solution i've found was this snap-n-store box from office depot:

Snap N Store 70percent Recycled File Storage Box LetterLegal Size Black by Office Depot

just get some legal-sized hanging folders and you're done.

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