Ikea is discontinuing their Expedit shelves line -- which are fantastic for vinyl collections.
However, the panic, love, and support for IKEA's Expedit could be misplaced. The Swedish firm is planning to replace Expedit with Kallax, an almost identical grid-like shelving unit with thinner sides and rounded edges. Some record collectors are aware of the replacement, but the fear is that the thinner version won’t be sturdy enough to support the hundreds of vinyl that the various 4 x 4 and 5 x 5 Expedit configurations allow.
Hmm. I've got a 4x4 and two 4x8's setup in my living room for my records. Will suck when I want to add more shelves and I won't be able to. I never knew that these were so universally loved for vinyl. I started shopping around and went to Ikea myself, found the shelves and saw they would work perfectly and bought in to them.