anyone use ikea for lp racks?


http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/60071358

looks like it could be a nice lp rack, but ikea stuff is notoriously cheaply built and the dimensions listed are not too helpful. but taking the total heights/width and dividing by 5 and taking 1.5" off per opening for the boards I come to roughly 13x13" openings which would be good for lps, and figuring 65lps @ 200g/ea per 13 linear inches i get ~29lbs per shelf, right at the listed max weight capacity. seems too good to be true.

I'd be curious to hear if anyone else uses this for lps, and whether or not the shelves look like a compound bow after a year or so...
wrtickle
I've definitely seen several A-goners who enthusiastically recommend the Ikea Expedit shelves for LPs. I have my sights set on a couple 2x3 units for my ever-expanding collection. I don't have enough wall area to spare a 5x5.
My advice is that if you live anywhere that is earthquake prone look elsewhere. That IKEA stuff will explode! It might be good to store your 70's disco records in but don't put it anywhere near small children,pets or anything you value. There will be a crash in the night and you will be hoping it isn't the IKEA rack,but it will be. That shelf is for putting those little decorative bowls they sell on. If you use that rack you can "expedit" your treasured lp's to the dumpster. Look elsewhere,be creative,spend a little more for some peace of mind vs. pieces of records. That rack is a CPOS or a cheap piece of you know what............Good Luck and Happy Listening...Really!
i have a 5x5 4x4 and 2 2x4's. great. u need to put 1/4 round trim in the back so the records don't push back too far. on sale this weekend a 2x4 for $50
I use the Expedit shelves and am very happy with them for how little they cost. I use the ones with 4 cubicles and have two of them stacked on top of one another.I keep all my japenese pressings, MFSL pressings and mint original early issue lp,s and rare lps in them. Approximently 50 or more for each cubicle depending on how many are gatefold lps. The rest of my collection (daily drivers but still in excellent condition)I still keep in the milk crates I used from the seventies. As a woodworker the time and cost to make them myself could not be done for so little. The only changes I made was adding backs to each cubicle to keep the lps from being pushed back to deep into the shelves. These 4 cubicle units are inherintly more stable than the larger wall units for obvious reasons. They are reasonably priced and work well to shelve lps in. Cost me 100 dollars for both units. I figured to make similar shelves from the solid wood I usually work with would cost me about 1000 in materials to do myself. So 100 dollars and 900 dollars put towards more vynil was a no brainer. Cheers.
Forgot to add shelves (each cubicle) is 13 and 1/4 inches high by 13 an 1/8 wide by 15 and 1/8 inches deep. The depth is the only problem but easily remedied and by doing so the units become sturdier. Cheers