Ikea Expedit for record storage - show yours!

Discussion in 'Turntables' started by GPJeff, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. Garrard201

    Garrard201 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    858
    Location:
    Chicago!
    Oops, here they are... 2 of the four that I can actually get to...
     

    Attached Files:

  2. wgb113

    wgb113 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    875
    Location:
    Chester County, PA
    Is anyone using anything (other than the wall behind their Expedit) to keep the records from sliding all the way back?

    Bill
     
  3. WntrMute2

    WntrMute2 Super Member

    Messages:
    1,550
    Location:
    Royal Oak, Michigan
    I use a furing strip secured with either small nails or strong double sided tape (the grey stuff from 3M) works just fine. I use a quarter round moulding strip if I want to stop CDs from sliding too far back.
     
  4. JonL

    JonL Tubeulosis vinylitis Subscriber

    Messages:
    13,275
    Location:
    Long Island, NY
    Yes!
    I got some 1x1 lumber (or similar), cut it into lengths to match the size of the cubes, and screwed it onto the shelves flush with the back edge. Now the records don't slide back out of the unit. I also screwed some hooks into the backs of the 1x1 strips to help organize the wires that are back there... much of my gear is sitting on top of the Expedit (a 2x4 unit laying on it's long side).

    The whole job, including cutting the lumber, took less than an hour.
     
  5. redcoates7

    redcoates7 still learning... Subscriber

    Messages:
    3,945
    Location:
    Austin, TX USA
    Anyone else using the Rekordit display frames? I bought a couple sets back on the Kickstarter campaign and they're nicely put together...nice heavy powder-coated frames, a very robust hinge/mounting arrangement too.

    You can see the two cubes on the top left both have te frames installed. a nice way to display special covers or autographs.

    Only issue I have is that they don't have any plexi or glass in the front to protect the record surface...
     

    Attached Files:

  6. andruw000

    andruw000 Have you seen my bike?

    Messages:
    70
    Location:
    RVA
    here is my humble record collection (about 50 or so). the tt is a mitsubishi lt-20 -- thanks to perryrva for bringing it back to life!
     

    Attached Files:

    • TT.jpg
      TT.jpg
      File size:
      76.8 KB
      Views:
      217
  7. fiream773

    fiream773 These go to "11"...

    Messages:
    141
    Location:
    Indiana, USA
    Two Expidit 5x5 units here:

    [​IMG]

    I enclosed mine by nailing 1/4' sanded oak plywood (finished in clear semi-gloss polyurethane) to the back & added 1x2's in each hole as backstops. I did not glue or tack the backstops down (no need with the plywood back), but I did cut them for a slight interferance fit in each hole. The units are leveled, tied together and secured to the wall (studs) in six places. Before I committed the care of my 4,400 LP collection to them, I actually climbed them - they didn't budge. Very happy Ikea customer here!

    Not pictured are the two matching Ikea CD towers. On that same trip to Ikea, I bought a small chest of drawers and, using my rudimentary carpentry skills, I cut three 1/4" channels in the front & back of each drawer & added partitions. The insides of each compartment are finished with vinyl shelf paper. The result is a nice home for my singles:

    [​IMG]

    Unfortunately, I am at capacity on both and the man-cave offers no room for further expansion. Guess we'll have to move.
     
  8. slippers-on

    slippers-on Music...let it move you!

    Messages:
    4,481
    Location:
    Saint Charles Mo.
    Love the speakers....they look like Salk Signatures....are they?
     
  9. WntrMute2

    WntrMute2 Super Member

    Messages:
    1,550
    Location:
    Royal Oak, Michigan
    Good pickup, they are Salk HT-2s. The transmission line ones.
     
  10. slippers-on

    slippers-on Music...let it move you!

    Messages:
    4,481
    Location:
    Saint Charles Mo.
    Great sounding speakers....Salk is an incredible deal....are those Seas drivers?
     
  11. bhundu

    bhundu Addicted Member

    Messages:
    5,995
    Location:
    Queensland, Australia
    I really like that addition. Any chance of an internal image that may help my DIY substitutes please?
     
  12. philviral

    philviral Active Member

    Messages:
    406
    Location:
    London, Ontario
    Latest shot of my Expedit
     

    Attached Files:

  13. mnrider

    mnrider Active Member

    Messages:
    152
    Location:
    Hartford, CT.
    Here is my Expedit.
     

    Attached Files:

  14. wgb113

    wgb113 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    875
    Location:
    Chester County, PA
    I've got room to grow!

    [​IMG]
     

    Attached Files:

  15. williwoods

    williwoods Active Member

    Messages:
    464
    Location:
    Culver City, CA
    [​IMG]


    These fit my space perfectly! 1x5 Expedits with Capita Legs from Ikea. They look custom.
     

    Attached Files:

  16. Alienz

    Alienz Super Member

    Messages:
    1,248
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    [​IMG]i think i need another one
     

    Attached Files:

  17. JonL

    JonL Tubeulosis vinylitis Subscriber

    Messages:
    13,275
    Location:
    Long Island, NY
    Looks great! What's the story with the covers in the squares? Do you just have one record in front in each cube for show? How do you make it stand up, is it just leaning against the stack behind it?
     
  18. chicks

    chicks Lunatic Member

    Messages:
    15,895
    Location:
    The Big Valley, CA
    Minimalism at its best. That looks fantastic!
     
  19. williwoods

    williwoods Active Member

    Messages:
    464
    Location:
    Culver City, CA

    Every one of those squares are full of records. I just have my recent listen records out in front cause I like the artwork. With these Expedits full of records, there is just enough space for a few in front resting against the stack.
     
  20. LAB3

    LAB3 AK Member

    Messages:
    3,980
    :thmbsp:
     

Share This Page