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Published on September 23rd, 2013 | by Andrea (from Italy)


A new place for an old record-player


Materials: Expedit, Lekman, Capita legs

Description: My father had made with his own hands this old record-player many years ago and he still has some LPs (some of them with fairytales that we used to listen to during the 80s). The problem now is that we haven’t a right place to put the old record-player on, also because it has strange dimensions (for an LP-player nowadays).

So I went to an Ikea-store and, after searching among all the furniture (measuring BESTAs, BORGSJOs, ecc..), I opted for a white EXPEDIT single cube (€12,99) with a LEKMAN container (€9,99). The LEKMAN’s dimension (33x33x37) permits to store correctly the LPs, while the EXPEDIT’s dimensions permits to support perfectly our record-player.

And now the hack: it’s nothing so original but I needed to elevate the EXPEDIT cube and couldn’t attach it to the wall; so I bought the CAPITA legs (€8) that are meant for the kitchen FAKTUM serie, and used them at the bottom of the EXPEDIT.

In the photo you can see the result: my parents are very happy to be able to use again the old LP-player.

Bye from Italy!
Andrea, Milano

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4 Responses to A new place for an old record-player

  1. Andrea says:

    Thanks for publishing!

  2. jo says:

    mi sta un po’ prendendo la fissa di ricominciare a cokprare dei vinili, e Milano andrebbe anche bene.
    ascoltate solo le vecchie fiabe o anche quakcosa di più nuovo? o almeno di un altro stile? dove li comprate, eventualmente?

    • Andrea says:

      Mio padre ha soprattutto dischi di musica classica, non ne compriamo di nuovi da tanto tempo (proprio perché il giradischi era finito in cantina)

      Le fiabe ora sono per i nipotini :)


  3. Dawn says:

    I love this!
    It will be nice to have something to store my LP’s and record player, I’ve been looking for something neat and this is exactly what I’ll be doing.

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