The Kallax Arrives!

For those of you not familiar with Kallax, it looks like so:

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My wife Cindy, despite evidencing further my nerdiness, agreed to take my picture in the aisle with my new Kallax on the cart.

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Look how proud I look.

This odd shelving unit is the culmination of the music room. I have been dreaming about it for a year now. Seeing Vinyl Community members with these behind them as they make their videos has been taunting me. The chance came to get one and I pounced.

Yeah. I took a picture with it in the back of the car as we drove it home.

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That night I built it. You can see a short time-lapse video of the process on my YouTube channel. Here is a link to the video.

After I had it in place, I put the recently purchased “John Coltrane – Meditations” album on it that I listened to as I built it. I stepped back, sighed a sigh of satisfaction and snapped this.

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The rest of the night and the next morning I brought in all my records and put them in (and on) the Kallax.

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The 3 crates on top store Beatles and Beatle solo stuff in crate on the left. The middle crate has Bowie and Floyd. The right hand crate has Linda Ronstadt and Neil Diamond. Below those, of the shelf proper, on the 3 uppermost shelves of the Kallax are everything else I own, alphabetized of course. The lower shelves are compilations, Christmas music and whatnot.

It took a surprising long time to do this. A labor of love however.

I was surprised to find out that I had a few doubles, and a triple even. Anyone need a copy of Boston’s second album? Some of the doubles were understandable, as Dalton and I each had most Zeppelin and Floyd. I’ll have to figure out which double is the best and make a plan for the others.

The room is now complete except for filling the walls.

Hello Kallax.

Welcome home.

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