It's been almost two years since Ikea discontinued their famous Expedit, and we know that some of you vinyl record owners are still down about it. That rational, perfectly-sized grid was the ideal way to store your LPs, wasn't it? So you were saving up to buy some more Expedits, only to find there weren't any left to buy.
Listen man, it's time to move on. I mean the Expedit was okay, but it took up a buttload of space, and more importantly, it's just gone. So why not give a new design a try? How about something made in America and with a more compact form factor? So check out Hi Phile Record Cabinets, produced in good ol' rainy Portland, Oregon by Axiom Custom Products.
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The Hi Philes take up less space than the Expedits and, I'll say it, from a UX perspective the design is just better. First off there's two little nooks in the sides that are sized to hold 45s. Secondly you can choose to have your most-loved records loaded in a forward-facing, staircased configuration for easy browsing. You can tuck your more lamentable purchases down below.
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Oh yeah, and the whole thing goes together without any tools:
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At $625 they're a damn sight pricier than the Expedit was, but let's face it, you didn't start collecting records to save money.