Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by oregonalex, Aug 2, 2014.
Is it comparable in quality? The size and color range is not as extensive so far.
I have a 2 x 4 which is a changing table. I confirmed that records will fit into it.
The build quality seems similar to the Expedit but I have not loaded mine up with records at all (or any kind of weight, just some clothes) so I can't say if it will survive a full load of records like my Edpedit shelves can.
Some info in this long thread about the Expedit/Kallax http://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/ikea-expedit-lp-book-shelf-69-bargain.307005/page-22
We bought a Kallax for our office. Looks good and build quality is as good as the Expedit. We got the white one so Im not sure how the other finishes compare to the Expedit finishes.
There's some expedit knockoffs at Walmart made by Better Homes and Gardens. Looks almost like the expedit. Each cube holds 22 lbs. Got a 4 cube stacker for $50.
check it out: http://www.walmart.com/ip/29741111?...79350501&wl4=&wl5=pla&wl6=63528763621&veh=sem
I bought a couple of these a few months ago, and I'm pretty happy with them. Free shipping too!
They sure looks the same as my old 2 x 4 that I bought from Ikea. The $60 price is about the same as well. I may pick up one of those 2x2s. My 2 x 4 is holding my lps just fine.
This will save me a trip all the way to downtown Atlanta by Georgia Tech. I'll bet that campus is covered up with Ikea stuff.
The one that I purchased is in a turquoise finish and the finish is surprisingly nice. I have a grey Expedit that I use for records and the finish is at least comparable if not nicer.
Looks the same as the expedit just a name change
It's not just a name change. The outer walls thickness has changed and became thinner and the finish is also different. Looks better now
OH SH$% seriously? Well, I can only hope the replacement is just as nice. I have about 12 of the long ones to buy after I move.
They are more or less the same dimensions, the shelves where records go is exactly the same size. It is just the perimeter shelving that is a little thiner. The finish is more like the later Expedits (they had a shiny grey and red and maybe some other ones).
Does anyone know if Ikea, or anyone really, sells a 13"x13" board to nail behind the openings to keep things pushing out the back of Expedit/Kallax openings?
I don't know who sells 13" x 13" board specifically, that would be nice. I have seen people nail wood strips (2 by 4's or smaller) along the lower back edge of each shelf. That basically keeps stuff from sliding out the back.
I'd think any lumber yard could make them for you.
I'm thinking more like something a bit thicker than poster board that I could tack on with wire nails. Just needs to keep LPs, or my kids various-sized books from sliding out the back.
Why individual 13x13 pieces and not one piece to cover them all?
Some of my Expedits have gear with cords that have to come through, or things slightly deeper than the cube. If I had one big piece, I'd be cutting lots of holes for wire pass through
Which you could still do, but I also understand what you're saying.
I have 2x4 set. It isn't completely loaded yet, but it seems as good as my Expedit shelves. I think the quality seems just a little bit better, also.
For just a few dollars!
I looked at the BH&G shelves from that WalMart link and I've seen pictures of the two Ikea models... my question to those who have them... Do the weight of the albums eventually cause the shelves to bow?
Will an LP clear the upper lip on the top shelf or do you have to tilt it to place inside? The bottom shelf openings look bigger.
My 1x4 shelf has evenly sized cubes. Here's a picture of it next to my 4x4 Ikea Expedit. It's about an inch shorter. (That's an extra one in the big cardboard box.)
Whoops. Guess that's what I get for editing my image a million times. Let's try that again:
Home Depot and Lowes will cut boards to any size that you specify and they have a wide variety of wood choices.
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