IKEA NORNÄS — the solid wood EXPEDIT alternative for DJs


Ikea nornäs expedit kallas vinyl storageJust as people are getting over the demise of the iconic Ikea EXPEDIT storage range (still available if you’re quick), and coming to terms with an ever so slightly different replacement called KALLAX, this little beauty popped up in my Facebook timeline. It’s another new piece called NORNÄS, and seems to be aimed at those who prefer a natural wood finish, so that’s people like me then.

Size wise, it’s comparable to the Expedit and Kallax, but does come with the legs that take to 88cm tall. And with that addition of say a LINNMON table top, you’ve got a DMC regulation height workstation that you can stain up or leave entirely natural.


I do prefer NORNÄS to the previous ones. I like that from a style perspective, it’s quite anonymous, and rather than being made from easily chipped particle board and laminate, it’s solid wood. There is a price to pay, as the IKEA NORNÄS comes in at £130 for the above unit, twice the price of the equivalent EXPEDIT. I’d still pay it though. It also comes in a vertical orientation for vinyl collectors.

Thanks to David Kenney for posting this on Facebook.

UPDATE: NORNÄS in the wild

Spotted in the wild at IKEA Leeds.

  • Gangi

    Sorry, we accept only hand made))

    • Knights of the round table

      “Sorry, we accept only hand made))

      Deejays *LOL*

  • David De Garie-Lamanque

    solid wood is so much better! you need not mourn anymore fellow DJs

  • Godzilla Jr.

    not available in the US

    • http://djworx.com/ Mark Settle

      We can’t get Kallax in the UK yet.

  • http://www.techvic.com Lee Whittaker

    I love the Ikea hacks – I recently completed my DJ workstation project following the purchase of the DDJ-SZ – take a look @ http://djct2000.com/2014/04/pioneer-ddj-sz-no-place-like-home/

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  • Knights of the round table

    So what are people going to put on there i imagine, a Griffin perhaps?, nah its to heavy and to big, a pair of usb sticks from Pioneer or Vestax (R.I.P)

    Who have a need for a DJ bench when most of you have no real dj gear to put there in the first place.

    If youd put a pair of 1200s, PLX1000, or ST150s then maybe, yes, or CDJs of different kinds or tastes.

    To my opinion theres no need for a bench when using a computer and a controller, you can do that in a sofa or at a desk.

    I have a bench, but then again i have tonnes of gear, i love gear and will never part from it as long as possible. New tech will never have the same feel as the olskool tech,