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Seven cunning IKEA hacks for vinyl lovers

Say hej to IKEA Hackers – the mavericks that modify and repurpose IKEA products in the name of personality.Some of their cunning ‘hacks’ can be rolled out like Swedish meatballs whilst others require power tools and lots of ingenuity.Below IKEA Hackers founder Jules Yap runs down six fantastic hacks for vinyl lovers, plus a bonus one of our own.Read the step-by-step tutorial here.Read the step-by-step tutorial here.

Record player stand from IKEA BESTÅ and pallet wood

It HAD to go and we were in the market for a new record player stand.Materials used:1 x Pallet cage that held wood for wood burner – Free1 x IKEA BESTÅ TV bench – £404 x Hairpin legs – £25Wood GluePanel pinsStainBeeswax (these came to about £15)Total:£80Time:16 hours approxHow to hack a record player stand from BESTÅ unitsI dismantled the pallet wood cage, removed the nails and sorted it into same lengths.Measured the BESTÅ unit and cut the wood to length.Using a nail gun and Gorilla Glue I encased the unit in the pallet wood.For the time being I have used the BESTÅ door but I am making a door from pallet wood with a grill in it to allow air through onto the amp.

IKEA Side Table Hack

To say I was crunched for time when I decided to add this record player to the mix would be an understatement.(Oh and I want to add in that the record player I purchased was from Amazon !

IKEA Side Table Hack
Now that I have had my little rant about my record player (can you tell I love it?)

If you have never stained anything before then I highly recommend checking out my DIY Stained Wood Crate post where I explain in detail exactly how to stain wood.If you are looking for a record player table I highly recommend this IKEA side table hack.

This IKEA KALLAX hack is now a chic record player stand

THE IKEA KALLAX is an icon – loved for its minimalism, versatility, and ability to endure a makeover.The latest KALLAX transformation comes from Belin, where designer Romina Halewat set the standard for IKEA hacks far beyond Germany's urban jungle.

This IKEA KALLAX hack is now a chic record player stand
IKEA KALLAX record stand hackKALLAX styled by IKEA (Image credit: Ikea)Despite being Romina's first DIY project, this hack is one of her 'favorite projects in [her] apartment'.

The designer achieved the look by picking up a KALLAX unit and adding some legs that instantly elevated the unit into a 1960' inspired piece.Alongside these legs, Romina added two KALLAX door inserts that reinvented the unit from its original flatpack heritage.

IKEA KALLAX Hack: Record Player Stand/Storage

This is primarily because we’ve never had space or a kid-friendly place for his record player.So this year when he upgraded to this Audio-Technica turntable and Klipsch R-15PM Powered Monitor speakers we decided to create a dedicated space for his record collection.Then we looked online at new furniture but never found anything we really liked.

IKEA KALLAX Hack: Record Player Stand/Storage
Neither of us are particularly handy but we decided to make our own record player storage.Joe bought the Kallax Shelf Unit in white from IKEA and attached these Waddell Taper Round 6 inch legs from Amazon onto the bottom using this heavy duty top let plate.

Check out these gorgeous new Selectors turntable consoles

February 2, 2018 In NewsAn expansion on the design studio’s modular DJ console.Dutch design studio Rik ten Velden is releasing five new models in its Selectors range this year.

Check out these gorgeous new Selectors turntable consoles
Read next: 10 incredible record player consolesLike its predecessor, the Selectors Cabinet DJ console, new models will feature a steel frame with modular wooden sections.

Three of the new additions have already been revealed via the company’s instagram, all of which allow you to store and display your records at the same time.

The Selectors Box measures 56cm w X 49cm d X 89cm h:The Selectors Sideboard measures 170cm w X 49cm d X 80cm h:The Selectors Lowboard measures 240cm w X 49cm d X 54cm h:Rik ten Velden will also be expanding colour options available on the entire Selectors series.

IKEA Hacks & Ideas for Vinyl Record Storage -

Here are some IKEA pieces, hacks and storage ideas for your vinyl record collection!Photo SourceEket Storage UnitThis storage idea for vinyl is using the IKEA Ekert storage unit.

IKEA Hacks & Ideas for Vinyl Record Storage -
Vinyl Bed StorageThis hack is using Expedit IKEA shelves, nailed together for vinyl record storage.

Billy Record ShelfThe ever-popular IKEA favorite the Billy shelf can also be used for vinyl record storage creatively!

Store Like Vinyl Record Storage CabinetRemember how you used to go to record stores, and flip through the albums to buy?

Record player console in vintage Scandinavian style

After getting a record player for Christmas, it was clear it couldn’t be assigned to the floor of our living room forever.A solution, therefore, was to find a record player console – or similar – that would hold it along with the rest of my HiFi system and records.

Record player console in vintage Scandinavian style
A bit of further research led me to the IKEA Hackers website and a post of the record player console by a contributor in September!

See more of the record player stand here.

Properly chuffed with this record player console.

These 5 IKEA Kallax Hacks Turn Basic Into Bespoke

IKEA’s Kallax shelving unit is about as blank slate as it gets.Since they’re both huge audiophiles—her husband runs a record label—Portnof wall-mounted the Kallax to display his prized record setup.

These 5 IKEA Kallax Hacks Turn Basic Into Bespoke
Get a Leg UpPhotography by Romina HalewatUnable to find a record shelf she loved on the market, Romina Halewat opted to make one herself.

With designed-to-fit vinyls and some basic rod-and-hooks hardware, Kullenberg fashioned a play kitchen on the front and a laundry room setup on the back.Explore more DIY projects on Domino:Low-Lift Ways to Update a Plain IKEA Dresser 10 IKEA Besta Hacks to Inspire Your Next Storage Overhaul The Easy Hack That Made Me Love My IKEA Dresser Again

Back to vinyl

There is of course the standard use of a KALLAX 2×4 white unit but for the extra level I cut a LINNMON table top to 39cm to match the depth of the KALLAX unit.This was supported by a pack of CAPITA kitchen cabinet legs.The records above are sitting on 2 MOSSLANDA 115cm Picture Ledges.I hope you like it (I do).

TV unit and vinyl record storage in one KALLAX

I searched high and low for a TV unit as I wanted to put vinyl records and other stuff together in one media unit.Step 2:Next, I cut 3mm mdf boards 1 cm shorter than KALLAX units and attached them to the back of the KALLAX with nails.

TV unit and vinyl record storage in one KALLAX
I opened holes from under KALLAX and also a little bit to the wood with Ø6 wood drill bit.

After that I repeated the same operation to the panel on the side and finally the top piece of wood.What I like most is it’s cheaper then all TV units for my needs and very compatible with the color of the wall.

10 Luxury IKEA BESTÅ Hacks

IKEA BESTÅ Hack #2: Legs for daysHappyGreyLuckyOne way to elevate your BESTÅ cabinet is, well, literally.swapped the standard IKEA legs that come with BESTÅ for these lovely tapered legs.IKEA BESTÅ Hack #3: Put a new spin on itrecord player console (care of IKEA Hackers) fashioned out of a W120 x H38 x D40 IKEA BESTÅ storage bench?IKEA BESTÅ Hack #4: Bespoke media console + storageThere's an episode of Friends where Joey meets someone who doesn't own a television.

10 Luxury IKEA BESTÅ Hacks
IKEA BESTÅ Hack #7: Luxury linesOk, so we’ve proven that IKEA BESTÅ is happy in the Hamptons and fabulous on the farm, but can it hold its own in a New York luxury apartment?IKEA BESTÅ Hack #8: Bookish tendenciesWhen you think IKEA + books, the equation normally ends in BILLY bookcases.

Mid Century Modern Record Console

Materials: BESTÅ shelf/height extension unitStarting with a BESTÅ shelf/height extension unit I moved the center divider to the left to accommodate more space for my records and to fit my receiver perfectly.I then cut one shelf down to fit and did not use the other.Instead of using the top I replaced it with some Ipe (a brazilian hardwood) that I made at a local woodshop.

Mid Century Modern Record Console
I then added some hairpin legs I had from another project.

5 Smart IKEA Record Storage Solutions

If you search “IKEA EKET Record Storage” on Pinterest, there are countless examples of creative “hacks” using these units to build all sorts of great record storage solutions.Discontinued: NORNÄS BenchThe NORNÄS range was my personal favorite vinyl record storage solutions from Ikea as they were a solid pine construction which adds immediate character and authenticity.For a cleaner storage option, consider adding one of Ikea’s many finished storage boxes for a plush finished look.As for an alternative for the now discontinued IKEA vinyl record frame, Americanflat sell 2 Packs of a very similar black frame for vinyl.Spotted a great IKEA vinyl record storage option that I haven’t mentioned?

Ikea Hack: Mid-Century Modern Console using Kallax (DIY)

Introduction With this Ikea Kallax hack, mimic a mid-century modern classic by turning a simple shelving unit on its side, wrapping it with plywood inside and out, and attaching legs.OverviewThe mid-century modern movement in furniture has exploded in recent memory.Follow the instructions below and you will have yourself a fresh mid-century modern console table in a matter of hours.For another mid-century modern classic, click here for directions on George Nelson’s slatted platform bench.One of these Kallax units will run you $47, which is a pretty good start for a mid-century modern table.

7 cunning IKEA hacks for storing vinyl

Originally posted by The Vinyl FactorySay hej to IKEA Hackers – the mavericks that modify and repurpose IKEA products in the name of personality.Some of their cunning ‘hacks’ can be rolled out like Swedish meatballs whilst others require power tools and lots of ingenuity.Below IKEA Hackers founder Jules Yap runs down six fantastic hacks for vinyl lovers, plus a bonus one of our own.Hopefully the hacks that follow will inspire you to get creative with your furniture, IKEA or otherwise.Read the step-by-step tutorial here.

EKET CD rack: How to add a shelf to the cube

To keep her CDs organized, I was looking for a small CD rack.So I transformed an EKET shelf in no time at all into a CD rack.Materials for EKET shelf:1 EKET cube (25cm)1 MDF board (31.4 x 22cm)2 MDF boards (15 x 22cm)Spray paintTools:Pocket hole jigClampDrillScrewdriverUsing a pocket hole jig (and securing it with a clamp), you drill pocket holes into the underside of your MDF board.

EKET CD rack: How to add a shelf to the cube
After the paint has dried, turn your shelf upside down and place the two smaller MDF boards left and right.Turn the EKET shelf around, hang it on the wall mounting rail and you are done!

These 7 IKEA Hacks Will Upgrade Your Entire Apartment

Even without the vast layout, incredible meatballs, and shockingly clean layout, IKEA is a godsend.Did you know there are some pieces of IKEA furniture that you can hack and use beyond their intended purpose?

These 7 IKEA Hacks Will Upgrade Your Entire Apartment
IKEA Hack #1: RÅSKOG Utility cart as a bar cartSure, “RÅSKOG” may be tough to pronounce, but that shouldn’t stop you from getting one into your apartment ASAP.

IKEA Hack #4: VALBY RUTA Rug as a tapestryWhat’s the main difference between a small rug and a tapestry?IKEA Hack #5: BEKVÄM butcher block as a bathroom organizerA butcher block in the bathroom?!

The Best Vinyl Record Storage Cabinets, Consoles, and Album Frames

One of the many benefits of owning vinyl records, as opposed to digital music, is that they are tactile.Individual Record DisplaysAlbum Frames: Album frames are just standard picture frames sized specifically to display vinyl records.

The Best Vinyl Record Storage Cabinets, Consoles, and Album Frames
Modway Envision Mid-Century Record Storage Console: The Modway Envision Mid-Century Record Storage Console is a beautiful option for storing your records and comes in a host of sizes and options including wall-mounted options.

Victrola Wooden Stand: This is a nice, retro piece that works as both a side table and record storage piece.Helix Vinyl Storage Rack: This vintage-inspired metal storage rack offers two pockets for storing and displaying your vinyl.

Ikea vinyl storage hacks: 7 smart and chic overhauls

Clever IKEA vinyl storage hacks are the weekend overhaul you didn't know you needed in your life.The IKEA Kallax is often used in IKEA hacks for vinyl storage as the individual shelves are a glove-like fit for records.With this in mind, we've tapped a number of influencers to share their chic IKEA vinyl storage hacks below.

Ikea vinyl storage hacks: 7 smart and chic overhauls
Upgrade an IKEA Vittsjo shelving unit for an ultra-chic vinyl storage hack(Image credit: www.yellowbrickhome.com)This creative and super-stylish IKEA vinyl storage hack found the perfect balance of prettiness and practicality.Go wall-to-wall with the IKEA Kallax for a vinyl storage showpiece(Image credit: @mugidingdong)Got a vast vinyl collection?

5 Tips for Photographing People like a Professional

We sat down with Andrew to learn a little more about his creative process, how music affects his work, and his 5 tips for taking professional photos of people.The real challenge is waiting for the right moment, the right framing, and the right light to snap the photograph.

5 Tips for Photographing People like a Professional
ConnectConnectivity is so crucial in making photographs of people.

PlayIt’s easy to get wrapped up in all the technicalities of making photographs — the F-stops, the light meter, the light, the exposure, etc.Play is such an important aspect of making photographs.

How We Modified Our IKEA VITTSJÖ

We knew this would be our funny little room to play our records (man, we’ve really been missing our records!Like most IKEA pieces, there are many, many ways to hack an item – so many!

How We Modified Our IKEA VITTSJÖ
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Protecting Each Shelf with Stain + PolyEach shelf got a good sanding, followed by pre-stain conditioner, stain and poly.We sprayed the flat stock with matte black spray paint and used sheet metal screws to attach it to the VITTSJÖ.

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DIY Wooden Dresser (Ikea Hack)

I had a tight budget and timeline for this project, so I decided to take two pre-cut Ikea dressers and hack them into one epic media center.Luckily, Ikea did all of the hard work for me by boxing up pre-cut pieces to 3-drawer dressers.Assemble your two Ikea dressers.You will need to cut your 2 x 2 x 6′ pieces into the following sizes:(6) Legs @ 35 ¾””(9) Braces @ 16 ½”3.

DIY Wooden Dresser (Ikea Hack)
Once your frames are assembled, use clamps to hold them in place while you attach them to the Ikea dressers from the inside with 2″ wood screws.

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