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post #1 of 7 Old 02-28-2013, 07:15 AM - Thread Starter
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Those shelves look great for vinyl. but please be careful!

1. they are not made of the best materials

2. since the shelving systems do not have a rear wall/support- you are hoping that silly hardware will work. but without good wood, the hw will not be good enough. the wood will break and the shelves will fail.

3. if you have a ton of weight on it, and it's not boxed in, with other shelves literally touching the vinyl shelf on both the L + R side, or a wall... anything super-solid/heavy to support the sides, it will fail.


Please remove the albums, and drill some strong L brackets into all corners.
And if you have your hifi gear right next to the shelves, and they are not supported, move that hifi gear!

Feel bad, but I've been collecting images of epic fails.


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Ouch!! That's a big time bummer!!

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Some advice for those of us who use Ikea products:

I have many Ikea products throughout my home, and have found they are quite stable if you glue each and every joint, bolt and screw together using construction adhesive.

I use PL300 (PL Premium)



It is also available in a squeeze bottle for even easier application.

I have found, that once cured, those flimsy, wobbly Ikea furniture products become much more solid feeling, and seem to last much longer. You can actually move them around your house without worrying that may fall apart.
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apparently, people are building these, and then laying it sideways, which is WRONG. it must lay in the correct direction.
I hear that is the problem.

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these shelves on the 3 photos posted, are wrongly mounted.
look at this video to see why:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbQe1ohzEZY#t=1m54s

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Thanks for sharing that YouTube!

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Older thread, but I will just add that I have all Ikea furniture (it's not durable, that's for sure), and I just bought L brackets at home depot and screwed them into the studs and into the furniture, it keeps Ikea furniture much more secure and stable.

EDIT: I should try reading the OP sometimes...
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