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Cheap LP storage

Post by bikelectro » 15 Sep 2008 17:38

Hi Folks,
Just flicked thru a Viking Direct office furnature catalogue and noticed great shelves, called cube units in various different sizes and arrangements of the "cubes", only in " light walnut but sturdy and perfect dimensions as if they'ed been designed for the purpose! So i ordered one and its great and not too expensive, see what you think?

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Post by drippykid » 28 Nov 2008 03:57

I've heard good things about the Expedit shelving units from Ikea.

http://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/50103086

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Post by stuemper61 » 28 Nov 2008 11:55

drippykid wrote:I've heard good things about the Expedit shelving units from Ikea.

http://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/50103086

http://www.ikea.com/de/de/catalog/products/00071356

... this one is mine ... not awfully expensive and very convenient!
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Post by jake » 03 Dec 2008 15:50

The EXPEDIT is particla board, IKEA has a couple lines made of solid wood, which I prefer, even though its only pine.

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Post by c-wilson » 17 Dec 2008 01:17

[imghttps://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b29/ ... /vinyl.jpg
the expedits work quite well[/img]

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Post by bikelectro » 22 Dec 2008 10:50

I'd say these are better than my Vikings, i would choose them next time!

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Post by dokblue » 28 Dec 2008 17:32

Ikea has a Great bookcase unit called the Markor it will hold about 500-600 LP`s and is solid sitka spruce, like guitars are made of I have 2 one stacked on top of the other.

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Post by Willem1671 » 31 Dec 2008 18:18

IKEA conquers the globe it seems. I've opted for the IVAR system. Can be enlarged as you wish and comes in several depth and width sizes. Solid wood, solid enough to support the weight.

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Post by Damien Taylor » 31 Dec 2008 19:13

I found these kit shelves at a home supplies shop that has now unfortunately closed down, I used to use them for VHS tapes until I found LP's fit perfectly. No doubt just veneered particle board, its more solid than it looks.

Excuse crappy camera photo
http://members.iinet.net.au/~bbaddt5/public/shelves.jpg[/img]

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damien taylor -- nice looking unit

Post by sjg » 05 Jan 2009 14:23

can you give more details about where you got it and who makes it?

I see that you are in Australia and I am in US -- so there is a v. slim chance it is available here.

thanks, Stephanie

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Post by punkrudeboy » 07 Jan 2009 15:50

I did the ikea thing it works really well.

https://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a31/p ... /Setup.jpg

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Post by michaelevans60 » 13 Feb 2009 17:49

Ikea rules! I think they do it in 3x2 and 2x2 configurations too. I tacked some section across the back of each row as the skirting is quite deep in my flat and the stuff would push through.

Click on the pictures to enlarge them.

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Post by Axon » 13 Feb 2009 20:15

I love my Expedit, and I agree that they are clearly the best choice for cheap LP storage, but keep in mind they are rated nowhere near strong enough to handle LPs. In practice this doesn't really matter, EXCEPT if you apply a strong shearing force to it - like, if you try and push it sidewars from the top of the unit. A guy on Vinyl Asylum had his entire expedit fail that way.

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Post by Damien Taylor » 14 Feb 2009 09:46

Some clever crossbracing should take care of that structural instability.

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Post by finsaa » 14 Feb 2009 20:20

http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/90105069

I have some of these, they look great and you can get doors etc to go with them too.

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