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Linn, mon (subtle hint from Ikea?)

Discussion in 'd.i.y.' started by Helen Bach, Nov 3, 2019.

  1. Helen Bach

    Helen Bach if it ain't Baroque ...

    Don't know if this has been mentioned before, but Ikea are selling this ATM. It's a table top, in various colours and dimensions. Much the same as their (in)famous LAK table (which is now available longer but less wide) with a cardboard honeycomb structure. Should be light, and with suitable bracing (science to be worked out) make an excellent and fit for purpose support.

    I'm going to get the 1200mm x 600mm, maybe in blue, for my workshop/development room (shed).


    Subtle hint from Ikea, with whom I have no connection, I only live 1km from the local branch, and it is a source of many useful objects, not just for sound reproduction...
  2. cubastreet

    cubastreet Espresso Fiend

    I wonder if they would work well as a skeletal turntable plinth.
  3. timH

    timH pfm Member

    Ikea/leak sandwich speaker?
  4. deebster

    deebster Half Man Half Biscuit

    Would go well with a bit of kale
  5. Helen Bach

    Helen Bach if it ain't Baroque ...

    not quite good enough, and subject to moisture ingress if sides are exposed, I guess. However, I am looking at honeycomb structures for plinth duty, using Nomex and aluminium h/c. Structure still needs damping, though, but I have ideas about that. I'll keep you posted if interested.
  6. Helen Bach

    Helen Bach if it ain't Baroque ...

    John Kale?
  7. timH

    timH pfm Member

    Smart Alek ;)
  8. Helen Bach

    Helen Bach if it ain't Baroque ...

    smart Helen, get it right...:cool:
  9. GruntPuppy

    GruntPuppy pfm Member

    I've pressed a Vittsjo shelf unit into height as a pro-tem audio rack, if it wasn't for the glass middle shelf it would make a very useful low-cost solution to the organisation of hefty equipment.


    I think I shall be forced to get something heftier though. I see that the fjallbo range has been introduced in the last year+ since I bought the vittsjo, and the shelving looks far more worthy.

  10. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    If there are significant levels of moisture in your lounge then you have more pressing issues than audio furniture. I suggest fixing the roof first.
  11. awkwardbydesign

    awkwardbydesign Officially Awesome

    I like Foamex board, especially glued together with foamed polyurethane sign boards (the type with a smooth paper outer surface). Very light and rigid together. I had some 10mm of each and made several shelves.
  12. foxwelljsly

    foxwelljsly Keep Music Vile

    Beer spillage, maybe? Personally, I don't consider the ability to shrug off spilled alcohol a functional requirement of my stereo, but I can see why some might. :)
  13. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    Christ, how long are you leaving it on there? I thought we'd grown out of being students a while ago. Seems not.
  14. Helen Bach

    Helen Bach if it ain't Baroque ...

    no need to worry about moisture in the sitting/listening room, this shelf is for the workshop/big shed...

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