I collect vinyl records and I use the IKEA KALLAX as a vinyl record storage cabinet. They are inexpensive, look and work great but they have a limitation.
I like the way record stores display their records on top, covers facing forward, so you can quickly flip through the records and find what you are looking for.
I decided I would try to make my own …
… it takes a bit of time but I think it worked out pretty well.
You will need a 2×2 KALLAX storage shelf and a KALLAX drawer kit. You will also need some extra parts for the front and back of the upper storage bin.
Most IKEAs have an “as is” area. I scored some extra pieces there. If not, look at the LACK shelving, which comes in similar colours. IKEA also has extra hardware in bins near the Customer Service area. Score some extra screws as well.
The tough part of this hack is making accurate cuts. So you should have some reasonable shop skills and access to a table or chop saw and a drill.
Let’s move on to the vinyl record storage cabinet, IKEA hack edition.