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As a sister post to my one about the room set up I thought it might be an idea to keep the storage solution separate so starting another thread....

Does any one use or have any suggestions for a storage solution that might also double as a cupboard / sideboard etc for the extra cubby hole space.

Needs to be strong enough to hold and amp and streamer and maybe a TV (approx. 13 kg)

At present I am leaning more to the domestic side rather than specialist Hifi racking purely due to the additional cupboard space I may gain 

Pics below is a random ones from recent search but gives an idea of what I'm thinking ....

Needs some air to circulate around amp if using a shelf although streamer is very cool running and lightweight... TV may be able to go elsewhere if need be 

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8 minutes ago, Rayymondo said:

As a sister post to my one about the room set up I thought it might be an idea to keep the storage solution separate so starting another thread....

Does any one use or have any suggestions for a storage solution that might also double as a cupboard / sideboard etc for the extra cubby hole space.

Needs to be strong enough to hold and amp and streamer and maybe a TV (approx. 13 kg)

At present I am leaning more to the domestic side rather than specialist Hifi racking purely due to the additional cupboard space I may gain 

Pics below is a random ones from recent search but gives an idea of what I'm thinking ....

Needs some air to circulate around amp if using a shelf although streamer is very cool running and lightweight... TV may be able to go elsewhere if need be 

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I did one similar… might help.

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Ahh yes, thanks, I had forgotten all about that thread  O.o- I'll have a read, Although from a quick glance most  probably don't double as cupboards but I'll have a look... 

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Try also industrial grade shelving for media storage, hifi boxes, and other domestic items, as it usually takes more weight, and stands taller with more shelves so you get to store more stuff for the same floor footprint. For example:

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Have a look at Made.com. or Swoon. They usually have some nice sideboards. I’ve been thinking the same thing myself recently- more furniture, less steelwork.  I keep an eye on eBay for local pick up stuff too

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Depending on your budget and taste, John Lewis have some sideboards that might fit the bill. How about this one? It has an open back for the shelf where the kit would go, so plugs / cables can hang out the back, while you also get storage beneath (don't think it's tall enough for LPs, if that's an issue?)

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It does look like the 50's is back in fashion, a lot of furniture has those turned, splayed legs. I quite like it personally but if that's all too hideous (or pricey, or both!) there's always good old Ikea. With a bit of creative thought and some carefully-placed sorbothane feet and chopping boards you could get something to do the job for a lot less.

P.S. also if you're keen on upcycling / re-using, try looking on Freecycle to see what furniture other people might be looking to move on. There's also Preloved and all sorts of similar things. At an outside chance, even your local recycling centre might have something if they do what mine does, and have an area where anything that's perfectly usable still can be bought rather than just dumped in the skips

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You don't need to buy new ... used and often excellent condition furniture is so much cheaper used because of the cost of delivery. If you can pick up an item locally you will often find originally very expensive furniture e.g. solid oak AV cabinets available for a fraction of their new price.

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5 hours ago, Jules_S said:

Depending on your budget and taste, John Lewis have some sideboards that might fit the bill. How about this one? It has an open back for the shelf where the kit would go, so plugs / cables can hang out the back, while you also get storage beneath (don't think it's tall enough for LPs, if that's an issue?)

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It does look like the 50's is back in fashion, a lot of furniture has those turned, splayed legs. I quite like it personally but if that's all too hideous (or pricey, or both!) there's always good old Ikea. With a bit of creative thought and some carefully-placed sorbothane feet and chopping boards you could get something to do the job for a lot less.

P.S. also if you're keen on upcycling / re-using, try looking on Freecycle to see what furniture other people might be looking to move on. There's also Preloved and all sorts of similar things. At an outside chance, even your local recycling centre might have something if they do what mine does, and have an area where anything that's perfectly usable still can be bought rather than just dumped in the skips

That's the kind of thing I was thinking of, maybe a bit too long if I have to squeeze a speaker in at one end but it's the right idea

Being a bungalow it was probably built in the 50s or 60s so the style might work well - I'm not looking for anything industrial, although I quite like it I don't think it would be "right"

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I thought this looked pretty good from M&S, streamer and TV on the top somehow - maybe TV with legs either side rather than central stand) and amp on the shelf

.... but would that wooden shelf be strong enough I wonder, how is it fixed to the frame / legs .... glue?

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49 minutes ago, Rayymondo said:

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I thought this looked pretty good from M&S, streamer and TV on the top somehow - maybe TV with legs either side rather than central stand) and amp on the shelf

.... but would that wooden shelf be strong enough I wonder, how is it fixed to the frame / legs .... glue?

There is so much secondhand, shop seconds or heavily discounted stuff on eBay that you really should start there and save an absolute fortune. Many dealers deliver at low cost.  Also local auction houses should have something suitable. 

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Retro TV Cabinet Mid Century Wooden Media Storage Unit Danish Lounge Console NEW | eBay

This could work, my shallow components would fit, would have to upgrade if I bought a bigger amp in the future  ;-) 

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Depending on how much you want to store underneath, the Marks and Sparks Sonara Coffee table is a heavy hunk of furniture (we use ours as a coffee table) and has a toughened glass shelf with oSonoma™ Coffee Table Image 1 of 8ak beam support underneath   

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10 minutes ago, uzzy said:

Depending on how much you want to store underneath

Nice, but really want some cupboard space as will be very limited storage space in new place...

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Try the Argos Habitat range of sideboards. Looks like most of them will have album storage too

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13 minutes ago, mr neds said:

Looks like most of them will have album storage too

Thanks will look..... I don't have any albums anymore ... if I do  they would have been in my brothers loft for 20 years or more ;-)

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