Published on November 21st, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Turntable and Record Storage Hack

Materials: Expedit Shelf, Dioder light strip, furniture legs, Fabric, Screw Gun, Double sided tape

Description: I had the hardest time finding anything affordable that would fit my stereo components and store records as well. This is what I did to achieve what I needed.

Step 1. Make shelves wide enough to accommodate a stereo receiver and turntable. I had to move the 2 vertical supports over about 8 inches. To do this you must drill new holes for the dowel supports. Just measure over and drill. I believe I used a 3/8 bit.

Step 2. Assemble as directed except moving center supports to new drilled holes.

Step 3. Mount leg plates. I mounted them 5″ from the sides and 2″ from the front and back Lowes has nice tapered legs in stock for $2.50

You must buy mounting plates. I used the angled plates here.

Step 4. I chose to hang fabric behind to conceal all the cables and such. I used double sided tape to do this.

Step 5. Mount Dioder lights. I put one on all 4 sides. I made a small slit in the fabric backing to run all the cables and cords through.

That’s all. It took about 3 hours from start to finish. Hope this can help someone out that’s having the same problem as I was!

~ Gretchen

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

4 Responses to Turntable and Record Storage Hack

  1. Who makes those speaker stands?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Very nice. But you need more vinyl ;-) .

  3. Anonymous says:

    Nice! Where’d you get the fabric from?

  4. Anonymous says:

    really cool !

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