|Posted: 7/3/2013 6:05:05 AM|I'm looking for a new place to keep my 12x12 albums ( most " in progress" . Does anyone know of a book case or something from Ikea that would do the job?
Loc: an Aussie in Germany
|Posted: 7/3/2013 6:06:18 AM|
IKEA's Expedit units - you can get them in many different configurations - hold 12x12 albums nicely. They are also very sturdy, so you don't have to worry about the weight of the albums.
|Posted: 7/3/2013 6:24:21 AM|
yup, the expedit is perfect, and now they have them in glossy colors!
|Posted: 7/3/2013 6:28:57 AM|
Was checking those out. Do you know how many albums can fit in each square?
|Posted: 7/3/2013 7:19:49 AM|i have three post bound and two 3-ring and a mini in one cubby. you can see a close up picture on my blog here. the openings are also big enough for the Cropper Hopper paper holders.
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
|Posted: 7/3/2013 12:47:44 PM|
I love the Expedit units! I am not sure how many will fit in each square, my guess is 5 or 6, depending on the thickness of the album.
|Posted: 7/3/2013 1:11:35 PM|
I have the 5x5 Expedit and love it! I am able to get 4 12x12 WRMK albums in 1 cube.
|Posted: 7/3/2013 1:13:20 PM|
Thanks for the advice. Looks like I need to make a trip to ikea!
|Posted: 7/3/2013 3:28:24 PM|
Expedit comes in so many sizes and finishes, it's a great choice. My WRMK 3-ring 12x12 albums only fit 4 to a cube, thinner albums of course fit more. Back in my CM days I had my dad build me a custom oak shelving unit, if we'd known about IKEA at the time I'd have just bought Expedit!
I'm just a pea:)
Loc: *Sunny Southern California*
|Posted: 7/3/2013 5:31:26 PM|
I keep mine in my expedits
|Posted: 7/5/2013 7:48:06 PM|
Ikea also just came out with a Billy bookshelf that has wider shelves than they used to be. You might want to check it out too.
Debbie in MD.
Loc: Where the Wild Things Are
|Posted: 7/5/2013 9:21:44 PM|Target has a smaller version of Expedits - target's is 2 cubes high and 4 cubes across. I am using one in my craft studio and love it!
Loc: The OC
|Posted: 7/5/2013 10:24:31 PM|
I got a regular bookshelf from Ikea and the shelves are 12" deep so it's perfect for albums. Oh, and it also holds my giant library of regular books. But the Expedit would work as well. It just depends on the style you like.
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Loc: In the land of the Giant Trees
|Posted: 7/5/2013 11:57:30 PM|The Expedits are great, I have one in my craft room but I down sized my space and did not have room for my Expedit to hold my albums too.
I just found an old of an entertainment center that works great. You can often find old ones at thrift stores that used to hold those big tv's. Not the big screens, but the big deep bodies.
Mine has 3 shelves that will hold more than 12 albums each. It was custom made solid wood and only $50
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