Published at Monday, May 15th, 2017 - 21:54:34 PM. Shelf. By Alek.
IKEA Expedit - The Perfect Vinyl Records Shelf If you have been looking for a vinyl records shelf that will not break your budget, and will perfectly fit your selection of LPs, or laser discs, then IKEA Expedit might just be your ticket. In this brief article we will explore the main features of IKEA Expedit which will make the decision whether or not to go for this shelving system to store your LPs or vinyl records, easier. What is IKEA Expedit? IKEA Expedit is a wooden bookshelf consisting of a 4 by 4 array of square or cubic shaped shelves. It is a medium height shelf, just under 60 inches wide and just under 60 inches high. It consists simply of four thick outside frames, bottom, top, left, and right, three vertical and three horizontal dividers of lesser thickness, all separated by equal amount. The result is a four by four array of just under 15 inches by 15 inches square shelves. Incidentally, the depth of the shelf is just over 15 inches as well, so you end up with 4 by 4 array of 15 inch cubes in Expedit. Expedit shelving unit features and add-ons The main features of this shelving unit important for using it as a vinyl record shelf are: • Single shelf width: 15 inch. • Single shelf height: 15 inch. • Single shelf depth: 15 inch. • Single shelf load capacity: 29 lbs. • Colors available: White, Black, Birch, Walnut. The matching add-ons to IKEA Expedit shelving are: • Expedit IKEA Table • Expedit IKEA Desk • Expedit drawers • Expedit insert boxes What are the IKEA Expedit Pros? IKEA Expedit bookcase is a shelf that has many uses, such as a reading nook, a display unit with plenty of space, a simple bookcase. In general, this shelf offers the most use and fits best in smaller apartments or rooms. We find the biggest pro in this IKEA bookshelf in its capacity to store the old-fashioned LP records. Since the records are 12 inches wide and deep, they will find a perfect storage space in each of the 16 cubes in the Expedit IKEA bookcase. As an added bonus, Expedit bookcase can be expanded with a matching desk, insert drawers, and insert boxes. What are the IKEA Expedit Cons? Although the IKEA Expedit bookshelf looks large in images, when you see it in real life, the 58 or so inches of height is not very tall. In general, we do not find most IKEA bookshelves suitable for larger rooms because they would appear disproportionately low, narrow and shallow in larger rooms. But for smaller rooms it can be the only adequate storage solution. Also, due to IKEA small space requirement, small footprint and narrow depth, the drawback is that the unit must be secured to the wall with the anti-topple hook. Due to the single shelf load maximum of 29 lbs., the drawback for storage of LPs is that each shelf can carry at most 75 or so normal size long play vinyl records. Who Would Be The Perfect User Of This IKEA Bookcase? IKEA Expedit appeals to many vinyl record users and enthusiasts. Due to its immense storage capacity and perfect shelf size for storing the vintage LP records and laser discs, it is finding a lot of attention with folks who want to resurrect their LP collection, keep it handy for the old-fashioned turntable listening, or just to store massive amounts of vinyl records in a compact space. Simply stated, IKEA bookcase Expedit may prove to be your favorite vinyl record shelf.
Installing Shelf Brackets If you want to increase the storage space in your house you will soon find out how hard it can be. You can never have enough floor space to move and store gear. Trust me I know what you are going through and you are not alone in this battle. What you need are shelf brackets. These are boards that can be attached to the wall. There are two big advantages to them. They can be installed for both practical reasons and beauty. This way they give the impression that the wall is one big closet or dresser. You can use them for storage but also for decoration. The mounts that are used as a support for the shelf brackets are usually very ugly. This is why you should consider getting floating wall shelf. There are many models in the market from different manufacturers. They come in many sizes and types. Shelf brackets are useful for keeping cluttered objects at bay but it can also make a room look nicer. Installing a floating wall shelf can be difficult. If you want it done professionally, get professionals to do it. But, if you really want to do it, you can learn. It will take you a lot of really hard work, but dont get discouraged because of that. What you need to find out is how can you hide the brackets and mounts while maintain the overall integrity of the project. To do this you will need a shelving kit. They come complete with the necessary shelves and hardware. Once you are finished with that you need to mark the place where you are going to place it. Just remember, measure twice, cut once, and youll be fine. As always, the first one will be the hardest, but the benefit usually outweighs the effort. Also, make sure you align it well before you drill it. After you are finished with this, you can start drilling the holes. It can be easy as long as you know the right steps to follow. If you go wrong the results could be way worse than a failed project. And as power drilling tools require the maximum safety it is important to know the basics before ever using them. Once you drill the holes on both sides, insert all of the wall anchors and bolt her up. Once you make sure that it is secured, you can start using your shelf bracket immediately. You will have something that is both useful and beautiful.
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