DIY Record Player Coat Rack

IKEA Hackers

Here's an IKEA hack you probably haven't thought of: a record player coat rack. Simply combine an out-of-commission record player with a couple IKEA coat hangers and voila! You've got the perfect tribute to the 'good ol' days' without straying too from home.

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What You'll Need: IKEA GRUNDTAL stainless steel hangers ($3.99 for 2)

According to this project plan on IKEA Hackers, simply unscrew the front panel of any old stereo or vinyl player (pictured above is the Dual HS37), remove the knobs, and drill some holes to fit the GRUNDTAL hangers into place.

That's it!

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A Sansui QRX 5500 Quadro Receiver works just as well, though you won't be able to get those sexy dials to light up.

Also Recommended: Stain a piece of walnut wood (about 1" thick) and screw the panel into it. Doing so allows for more flexibility when it comes to adding wall-mounting hardware, and if you happen to be mounting onto sheet rock, be sure to look for them studs. You'll be surprised how much weight a couple of coats can put onto a wall.

More info: IKEA Hackers

(Images: JohnnyGerman via IKEA Hackers, Hifimonster)

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