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    Default cheap boxes / crates that fit Kallax / Expedit for vinyl

    I don't think I need to explain Kallax / Expedit on here...

    what I'm after is a box that can fit vinyl in and sit on the shelving.

    the box is to be used to pick vinyl to play in a set and to enable the vinyl take up less space when playing them. currently I have 2 piles in my small room.
    a box would allow a smaller footprint and be more efficient in organizing what I'm playing and when I clear my bed I can just put it on the shelf with the last lot played. it saves the "tracklist" and I know that other records get played next time.

    would this be strong enough for vinyl?
    anyone use them?
    http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/products/s...-art-00263633/

    is there a stronger solution if needed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by djrickdawson View Post
    I don't think I need to explain Kallax / Expedit on here...

    what I'm after is a box that can fit vinyl in and sit on the shelving.

    the box is to be used to pick vinyl to play in a set and to enable the vinyl take up less space when playing them. currently I have 2 piles in my small room.
    a box would allow a smaller footprint and be more efficient in organizing what I'm playing and when I clear my bed I can just put it on the shelf with the last lot played. it saves the "tracklist" and I know that other records get played next time.

    would this be strong enough for vinyl?
    anyone use them?
    http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/products/s...-art-00263633/

    is there a stronger solution if needed?
    It really depends ont he material and bonding. Ive seen many plexiglass cases/boxes break from the weight.
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    Use these:

    http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/products/s...-art-30219281/

    They're made from material with a cardboard/hardboard base. They come flat packed, and you open 'em up, and zip the bottom closed to keep its shape.

    PERFECT for records.
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    That box is no good, flimsy paper will break under the weight of the records if you lift it by the handles. IKEA does offer robust plastic/bamboo models of boxes that fit in the Kallax/Expedit spaces, just go there and select the one that fits your budget. I would go for the Lekman model. If you worried about how flimsy they are connected, just use a glue gun and strenghten the connections.
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    I use the Drona. Works perfectly - but you do need to lift it from the bottom if it's full.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patch View Post
    I use the Drona. Works perfectly - but you do need to lift it from the bottom if it's full.
    You can get a plastic version for the Kallax. My wife uses them to store her art prints ready to sell. You might just have to make sure they're not overfilled.
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