Joe’s record collect has gone mostly unused and neglected for most of our marriage. This is primarily because we’ve never had space or a kid-friendly place for his record player. So this year when he upgraded to this Audio-Technica turntable and Klipsch R-15PM Powered Monitor speakers we decided to create a dedicated space for his record collection.
We really wanted something vintage but it was very difficult to find a piece we liked that was in good condition but didn’t cost a fortune. Then we looked online at new furniture but never found anything we really liked. Neither of us are particularly handy but we decided to make our own record player storage.
Joe bought the Kallax Shelf Unit in white from IKEA and attached these Waddell Taper Round 6 inch legs from Amazon onto the bottom using this heavy duty top let plate. We stained the legs with Varathane Wood Stain in English Chestnut applying multiple coats until we got a color that somewhat matched our existing bedroom furniture.
I really love the contrast of the white and stained wood.
Now we can listen to music in our bedroom, a relatively kid-safe space.
See how we made our IKEA sofa taller…