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Published on August 24th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Ikea shoe rack transformed into DJ-furniture

Materials: Stolmen shoe rack (110 cm), Stolmen suspension fitting (or end fitting), Vika Adils leg + wheel paint

Description: I came over two Pioneer CDJ-850 a while ago. Due to lack of space I soon realized I needed some kind of shelf for the cd-players. As the original Pioneer installation plates and arms would end up at $450 I decided to go the DIY way.

After a trip to Ikea I returned with a Stolmen shoe rack, a set of suspension fittings and two, black Vika Adils legs. I later completed the Ikea parts with a spray bottle with black, quick-drying wheel paint.

The working process:
1. Spray-paint all non-black parts and let them dry carefully.
2. Shorten the legs with a hack saw (mine are 45 cm tall). Re-use the feet as a head cover.
3. Assemble the shoe rack. Attach it to the suspension fittings.
4. Mount the suspension fittings on the legs using the providing plastic rings (don’t forget to paint these). Adjust the height after your desire (mine are about 35 cm from the bottom)
5. Mount the DJ-furniture on your desk using the screws from the Vika Amon.
6. Hide unwanted cables with some cable ties.

This DJ-furniture cost me about $50; that’s $400 less than the original Pioneer stands(!).

The best part is how well it fits the CDJ:s. The bottom of the cd-players are just above the front edge and the cdj:s are just as deep as the shelf. Besides you will be able to fit a laptop perfectly fine between the cd-players (to protect your laptop you may want to stick some stick-on floor protectors on the bottom).

~ Erik, Sweden

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26 Responses to Ikea shoe rack transformed into DJ-furniture

  1. Max says:

    Mate, you are the men!!! So great idea and it looks so good as well. TOP! Thank you for that, and cheers from Ibiza.

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  4. erik says:

    Doest anyone know the dimension of stolmen 110 cm?

  5. LORENZO says:

    Hello this is great I just need for the shelf to be longer as I have a mixer and my 1200′s are facing the traditional direction, any help would be gladly appreciated.

  6. Jan says:

    This looks great! I’m planning to build something similar as a synth and drummachine stand.
    I’m just trying to figure out how solid is the stolmen shoestand and suspension ring? How much weight would you guess it would hold? Also imagine 2 or 3 shoestands on top of eachother all on the same table legs, would it hold it together?

  7. Anonymous says:

    Fantastic! Using the vika legs as stolmen support is such an excellent idea.

    Is there anything longer we can use ? I’d like the same setup but with at least 1 meter poles to hold the stolmen.

  8. Shawn says:

    Thank you for sharing this! Very clever use of Ikea furniture! I absolutely love how you save so much money on this set up. By the way, is that a particular reason why you decided to use wheel paint? Can ordinary generic spray paint from the hardware shop do? Also do describe how sturdy the whole set up after some spinning, for example, do some parts rattle a bit? Do you think it could be suitable for say, a recording studio where any extra noise may be picked up?

  9. Anonymous says:

    How did this all possibly cost $50? A single Stolman Post costs $50 on IKEAs website. I put it all in the cart online and its $148 plus tax.

    • Anonymous says:

      If I’m not mistaken, and I hope I’m not because I want to do this exact same thing, this didn’t use a stolman post, it used 2 vika table legs. Considerably cheaper. I have 2 of those laying around and want to be sure the stolmen fittings work on them. I think this confirms it, so let the kitchen workstation hacking begin!

    • Erik Hulteen says:

      “Materials: Stolmen shoe rack (110 cm), Stolmen suspension fitting (or end fitting), Vika Adils leg + wheel paint”

  10. Anonymous says:

    Any chance of a picture of the underside of the table? I love the setup.

  11. Daniel says:

    You can always trust IKEA.

  12. Where did that great table-top come from?

  13. Matt says:

    Also works really well for keyboards, if you use the original floor-ceiling posts. I also used a pair of drawer runners and two 110cm shelves to make a slide-out shelf for a small controller keyboard. Mine are DX, SY and CZ, so pretty hefty. The load is basically at the edges with a keyboard, so it works really very well.

  14. Anonymous says:

    i’ve never seen someone set up the turntables backwards.

  15. albert says:

    i’m very interested in your rack mounting system below the desk… can u pls share how u did that!? i’ve been “racking” my brain trying to come up with a solution like that for my studio at home. thanks!

    • Erik says:


      I was using these things for mounting the gear under the desk:
      (don’t know what it’s called in english)

      I just mounted them into the bottom of the desk with some screws and sawed the border where it was required to fit the gear in there.

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