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Hi, just wondering if anyone has used the ikea style cube storage from bunnings for storing vinyl??

 

http://www.bunnings.com.au/clever-cube-compact-1208-x-610-x-295mm-12mm-white-2-x-4-cube-storage-system_p2582948

 

this would be perfect for me, but I am not sure if the cubes are big enough, If anyone has used it I would like to know if the cubes are big enough? and if it is sturdy enough to support records?

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Hi Jeff

I use the Expedit Ikea shelves and there are some recent threads on this site and on the internet talking about their use. The larger ones, 4 x5, need to be fixed to a wall to keep them stable .It is also important to put them up the correct way with the shelves supported.  They are an excellent ,cost affective solution. I priced up making my own and the materials alone were much more. 

The Expidit is now superseded and others will be able to confirm if the one you have indicated is it's replacement. 

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I'm thinking I'll just take a record to bunnings and home they have display units.

 

The reason I want the one i linked is so I can put records in the cubes with the back wall and just diplay my signed cds in the other cubes, that way there is less risk of it collapsing...

 

But I'm not sure those measurments add up to be able to fit records :/

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The recent tread was titled, IKEA end of the Expedit  and the replacement is the Kallax

Here's Ikea Australia's page about Kallax:

http://www.ikea.com/...m/tools/kallax/

 

 

Will my old EXPEDIT inserts and vinyl records fit in KALLAX?
Yes, the interior dimensions remain completely identical and KALLAX is still able to hold up to 13 kg on each shelf. All EXPEDIT inserts as well as boxes and baskets that currently fit into EXPEDIT - including your vinyl collection - will still be right at home in KALLAX.

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Hi, just wondering if anyone has used the ikea style cube storage from bunnings for storing vinyl??

 

http://www.bunnings.com.au/clever-cube-compact-1208-x-610-x-295mm-12mm-white-2-x-4-cube-storage-system_p2582948

 

this would be perfect for me, but I am not sure if the cubes are big enough, If anyone has used it I would like to know if the cubes are big enough? and if it is sturdy enough to support records?

 

I've purchased a couple of these for my daughters room. Just tried an LP and no problems. Has about 15mm clearance on top.

 

http://www.bunnings.com.au/handy-storage-2-x-4-clever-cube-storage-unit_p2581135

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I'm thinking I'll just take a record to bunnings and home they have display units.

The reason I want the one i linked is so I can put records in the cubes with the back wall and just diplay my signed cds in the other cubes, that way there is less risk of it collapsing...

But I'm not sure those measurments add up to be able to fit records :/

If it's 1208 tall and the boards are 12mm, then 12x5 (top, bottom and 3 shelves) = 60.

1208-60 = 1148

1148/4 (4 compartments tall) = 287mm

Measure a record and see.

(Hint, it won't fit)

:)

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Records are very heavy ,with the amount you can fit on one shelf could be around 18kg. Expedit is rated at 13kg per shelf ,this other system looks more fragile.

It would be good if this shelf system was ok for records but I think the price is a bit of an indication that it will not be up to it .

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well right now I am using this from Kmart 41526811-qv-1.jpg

 

I am only filling the shelves 1/2 way so I have run out of space, it looks ugly that's why I want something different, but I guess I should probably just get another one since it works fine

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Shame you're so far away or I could build you something that would be strong enough and probably look half decent too :lol:

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Don't go! I bought some, they came with some wrong parts, but as I had started to assemble them they were the cheapest lousiest things I'd seen. The laminate is really rough, uneven, and even slightly chipped on some corners. It's the kind of laminate that's so thin it lifts if you rub it. I think that even if you glued it as you built it, it still wouldn't be sturdy enough. Go Ikea for the minimal difference in cost (relatively speaking) and save yourself two trips! 

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@ Krispy Audio you have convinced me to stay away from bunnings!

 

 

I would love to get this http://www.ikea.com/au/en/catalog/products/20275847/ it woudl be perfect because I can lean it up against the side of my wardrobe. it's just extremely hard for me to get to Ikea :/ 

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@ Krispy Audio you have convinced me to stay away from bunnings!

 

 

I would love to get this http://www.ikea.com/au/en/catalog/products/20275847/ it woudl be perfect because I can lean it up against the side of my wardrobe. it's just extremely hard for me to get to Ikea :/

Don't worry about getting to IKEA, that is the easy part. Getting out after you have entered the maze-like stores is the hard part.

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That would be a heap better Jeff! When is Ikea going to offer delivery on their products!?

They offer it now at a fixed but scaled rate, proportionate to the amount spent.

I prefer to send people into the maze though, it is more fun.

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Don't worry about getting to IKEA, that is the easy part. Getting out after you have entered the maze-like stores is the hard part.

Ha ha ha...so true. In my case I was lucky to survive with my marriage still intact! Furthermore,I was very nearly left to make room for a bookcase and rug. Haven't been near a store since
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Ha ha ha...so true. In my case I was lucky to survive with my marriage still intact! Furthermore,I was very nearly left to make room for a bookcase and rug. Haven't been near a store since

You can fit a lot on those trolleys and surprisingly little in a car.

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I recommend IKEA Besta or Expedit. The great thing about Besta are the doors. This is a audio workstation I put together. It stores vinyl, CD & Blu-Ray. Since taking these pics, it is now full of vinyl with no room to spare. Approx. 600 albums if I recall. You can space shelves closer together to get more LPs in but would require a 600mm door or two of these type of doors to get to some shelves.  Besta, use your imagination! :)
 

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Audio-Desk-Vinyl-Washer-2.jpg?psid=1

Ikea-Besta-Media-Workstation-3.jpg?psid=

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I'm thinking I'll just take a record to bunnings and home they have display units.

 

The reason I want the one i linked is so I can put records in the cubes with the back wall and just diplay my signed cds in the other cubes, that way there is less risk of it collapsing...

 

But I'm not sure those measurments add up to be able to fit records :/

Thats what i do.Take in a LP.no mistakes then.

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