Everyone knows IKEA and the products they sell. Initially, we thought that we’d stay away from anything record player and vinyl themed that IKEA produces since some members of the Reddit Vinyl community expressed their utter hatred toward their furniture. However, this is such a great DIY project that we couldn’t miss the opportunity to tell our visitors about it.
Judging from the image we’ve added above you probably know that it’s about creating a custom vinyl record themed stool. Unfortunately no stands and big furniture pieces this time. Similar to our previous post about cupcake stands made from vinyl records, this is an ingenious idea. To top it all off it seems that this might even cost less than previous DIY projects we’ve mentioned.
The concept for this vinyl creation is super simple. Let’s explain:
For this, you need a few DIY tools, stools from Ikea, vinyl records, and some glue. Here’s a picture of the stool from Ikea that was used in this project.
It’s hard to believe, but this particular chair only cost about $5 online. Now that being said it’s probably not the world’s best chair, but it makes for a great custom record player themed project. If you have a few old records lying around you can easily sets of chairs for less than $50. A local thrift shop or Goodwill store might have a few old records lying around that you can pick up for dirt cheap prices.
When it comes to using the vinyl records, they are attached to the IKEA stool with screws. What the designer did to strengthen it is to layer multiple records on top of each other as one would imagine one record won’t be sturdy enough. The designer then assembles it and poof you’ve got custom made record player themed furniture item to add to a bar area or any other room.
Even though the designer used a white stool in the instruction manual we would prefer the black option that’s available. If you’re willing to spend a bit more money and put more effort in you could opt in for the wooden version from IKEA called the “Frosta”. This will enable you to use many different colors with a splash of paint.
You can find all the steps for completing this DIY project over here: http://www.instructables.com/id/Vinyl-Record-Ikea-Stool
The Ikea stool we mentioned that’s available in black is called the “Marius” and can be found here.