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Published on March 14th, 2014 | by spookalilly

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Lamplig Hifi Rack





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Materials: LAMPLIG chopping boards

Do you have hifi or media separates? Do they need a home? Are you annoyed that anything with the name “hifi” or “audiophile” is immediately overpriced?

Me too!

I came up with the harebrained idea of making my own hifi rack when I realised the Lamplig chopping board looks great, and is exactly the right width. I found this site after I started, so I thought I’d share the love. I hope someone finds it useful.

Disclaimer: as usual, this moneysaving hack is nowhere near as cheap to finish as you’d hope. It’ll also likely eat right into all that free time you thought you had, like all “moneysaving” hacks tend to do.

Apart from the Ikea chopping board, everything else I bought on eBay. I used expensive bits to look pretty, but the plans’ll let you swap some bits out for cheaper.

Warning: my plans will give you shelves that allow for a maximum unit height of about 110mm (4.5″). If your separates are taller than that (I’m looking at you, surround sound amp!), then you need to modify these plans. Good luck!

Second warning: the Lamplig is 460mm wide, so this is the maximum width item you can put on the shelves. Do be careful, Bond.

Enough words, check out the plans. Keep your eye out for my mistakes, who knows how many there are. Sorry in advance.

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5 Responses to Lamplig Hifi Rack

  1. appeasement says:

    That looks like a really sturdy and attractive hack.
    May I also ask what program you used to describe and draw your plans? It is one of the most attractive ways I have seen of presenting your specifications and technical drawings.

  2. jon_chalk jon_chalk says:

    Well documented hack and instructions. Beautiful! I am planning to do the same with wood instead of aluminium. Though the aluminium makes it look wonderful. Wood is easier to cut, drill and to purchase. I am thinking of using the Sultan Lade slats for the sides. I look forward to creating this one. (once I am able to afford the tools and aluminium, I will “upgrade” to Spookalilly’s version.)

  3. Dana says:

    How did you cut the aluminum chanel? It looks as if its an L shape on the actual picture but when I go to purchase it, it comes in a shape of a U. Help.

  4. Dana says:

    This shelf pictured was not made with the lampig chopping board. That one is only 3/4 thick. The one in this picture looks about 1.5 inches thick. Also the chanel you cut down the middle of the top and didn’t mention that in the plans.

    • IKEA Hacker says:

      Dana – what you’re seeing from the side is the aluminum u-channel attached to the bottom of the cutting board. Only the front edge of the cutting board has the 1-1/2″ thickness as you mentioned. The rest is 3/4″ thick, but the u-channel once attached to the bottom of the cutting board, gives it the appearance that the sides are just a thick.

      There is no need to cut the channel lengthwise. The u-channel attaches to the bottom sides of the cutting board with the open end facing down. The holes along the top of the u-channel allow you to screw it into the cutting board. The holes along the side of the u-channel attach to the vertical support legs.

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