Sunday, March 20, 2011
For all you using IKEA Expedit shelving for your LPs...
Beware of overloading! I found this photo on the Facebook page for Highend & Vinyl Lovers United. I used the IKEA Expedit for a few years and then discarded it when the dowels and the screws became loose. I currently use a custom-built hardwood rack made of 2" thick shelves. I commissioned it from a local carpenter who was happy to do a quality job for a reasonable price.
You just have to ask yourself...how much is your LP collection worth to you? Do you want to trust it to something you bought on sale for $99?
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