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Awful news...gonna get me some more this weekend!

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I'm glad I've just had a 5*5 set of shelves delivered.

 

Last week, my wife and I were listening to some music together ( a rare occurrence as both kids were actually asleep).

 

I mentioned that my 4*2 shelves were full and there were now records spelling onto the shelf under my gear. I suggested that I may wish to purchase another set of shelves…maybe another 4*2 or perhaps something smaller, as I thought I'd probably bought all the older albums I wanted, but may just want to get a few new ones every now and then.

 

She turned to me and said, just get a 5*5, you're going to need the space!

 

What a wonderful wife I have!!

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geeeeeepers!

 

this should be an election issue! (SA only prob at the mo)

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You can buy an Ikea copy from Bunning's warehouse.

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sucks ! 

 

TT not seen this ikea copy...anyone with experience of it ?

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   The IKEA quality is progressively getting worse and cheaper made in China - certainly not a patch on what they used to be like.

 

Clever cube @ Bunning's.  Have not used them but have seen them at Bunning's thou and looked very similar.

 

http://www.bunnings.com.au/handy-storage-4-x-4-clever-cube-storage-unit_p2581136

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 Stumbled upon a 8 cubed Ikea unit in my local dust shop last Thursday - scratched a bit, but presentable for $48.

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Just bought this bookcase!

 

Yet, it's still just a collection of planks on the floor.

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I use the  IKEA BILLY Bookcase for records  and have x4 around my room.They double as 2D diffusers!!

Stump

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The Expedit is being replaced by a different model which is almost identical in looks and internal dimensions are the same. Don't fret guys.

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The Expedit is being replaced by a different model which is almost identical in looks and internal dimensions are the same. Don't fret guys.

 

From what I understand the shelves are thinner, as a cube full of vinyl already exceeds the maximum recommended weight, it will be interesting to see if they can support the weight.

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The Expedit is being replaced by a different model which is almost identical in looks and internal dimensions are the same. Don't fret guys.

 

post #9

 

From what I understand the shelves are thinner, as a cube full of vinyl already exceeds the maximum recommended weight, it will be interesting to see if they can support the weight.

 

Double the shelves then?

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I've never bought anything from Ikea, but I've had a look at some of their racks (although not the vinyl friendly ones mentioned here). I was actually looking for a table/stand to put a new TV on, and maybe some gear underneath.

 

All I found was poor quality, rather shoddy looking stuff, none of which suited my requirements. It was cheap, but for not much more I could get something much better elsewhere.

 

I also cannot stand their store layout, the way it is organised into a sort of infinite loop which traps you inside until you accidentally discover there really is an exit!

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I've never bought anything from Ikea, but I've had a look at some of their racks (although not the vinyl friendly ones mentioned here). I was actually looking for a table/stand to put a new TV on, and maybe some gear underneath.

 

All I found was poor quality, rather shoddy looking stuff, none of which suited my requirements. It was cheap, but for not much more I could get something much better elsewhere.

 

I also cannot stand their store layout, the way it is organised into a sort of infinite loop which traps you inside until you accidentally discover there really is an exit!

 

 

I have a 5x5 Expedit for the kids toys but the place is a hell hole.

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I was going to rush out buy a one wide 5 tall unit. Are we saying it's still going to be around just called something else ? We like the current range. :)

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I use the  IKEA BILLY Bookcase for records  and have x4 around my room.They double as 2D diffusers!!

Stump

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I thought the depth of a Billy is 28cm.     A lp in a cover is at least 31cm depth.

 

Don't the lp's stick out?

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Ikea is not made as well as it has been , bought some last weekend , screw holes not lining up  ( off centre ) finish is poor. :(

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Ikea quality has always been patchy.  Some of their stuff is outstanding - functional, well designed and finished and strongly constructed at bargain basement prices.

 

Other stuff is the dross that contributes to the poor reputation they have with a lot of people.

 

I'm happy to be a discerning buyer and get their stuff when it does the same job at a fraction of the price of the "quality stuff" and I can cite numerous examples of this.  Even some of the rubbishy items they sell can still occasionally be ideal for a specific purpose with a little modification.

 

For those that find their store layout frustrating, incomprehensible or just plain weird, I can certainly understand why.  But I'm comfortable negotiating it to get the outcome I want.

 

To me it's horses for courses - eg need a cheap, basic DIY kitchen for a shack (or shed ;) ), some large, sturdy acceptable-looking wardrobes for garage storage or a basic modifiable shelf unit? - Ikea rules! :)

 

But for truly fine furniture to keep forever, find a really good local craftsman. :thumb:    

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