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Published on June 5th, 2007 | by Jules Yap


vintage entertainment center

i love dminor‘s clever use of vintage 12″ record jackets to embellish his entertainment center. very ‘high fidelity‘.

“i took the ikea expedit bookshelf and turned it on its side, then pre-drilled and attached 4 capita legs to the bottom, since it was my intention to use this as an ‘entertainment center’ rather than a bookshelf.
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the second part of the hack was the use of the lekman storage boxes, some vintage 12″ record jackets and some snacka door handles. i assembled the boxes as directed, but hate the ‘clear’ modular box, so i got some 3M double sided tape and affixed the record jackets to the front of the cubes. then pre-drilled the holes for the door pulls and attached them.

now i don’t have to look at the see-thru cube or whatever is inside them, and i have a one of a kind entertainment center.”

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Jules Yap

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9 Responses to vintage entertainment center

  1. I think the vintage look is great. You did a great job “personalizing” this unit.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I did the same thing a couple of months ago, but I started to notice that the shelf was starting to bow in the middle. I went to Home Depot, got a piece of plywood cut to be just smaller than the dimensions of the shelf. Then I picked up an extra set of legs. I painted the plywood black to (sort of) match, and then drilled the legs to the plywood. Then I drilled the plywood-and-legs creation onto the bottom of the shelf. It’s been a lot sturdier, and no bowing.

  3. Marie says:

    I actually did the same exact thing with the expedit, capita legs, and clear lekman boxes (I just painted the interior to make it opaque). It holds a 27″ crt TV just fine!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Awesome! Do you think this would hold a 27″ TV on top (not flat screen/HD)? I want to do this but only worry about the weight issue…

  5. feli says:

    Wow I like the idea of using the record Jackets.

    I have always used my bookshelves on its sides instead of the right side up because we do not have high ceilings.

  6. Randall says:

    Nice Expedit hack!
    What woulda been really sweet- would be adding a steel “U” shaped shelf below the Expedit- to carry your “gear” -freeing up the top.
    (and of course- raising up the legs/proportionately!)

  7. Anonymous says:

    I did the same 6 month ago except for the legs. I put it directly on the floor. I have my DVD player on top of it and my N64 inside together with CDs and stuff.

  8. Anonymous says:

    i love this idea. this will make a great landing strip for my entryway. thanks!

  9. joshua says:

    if they were clear, why not put the LPs on the inside… then you can change them every now and then… and you wouldn’t have to drill holes through the sleeves.

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