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Alexandre P.
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Hi,

I'm currently trying to figure how I could store my boardgames in my living room and the presence of a pet in my flat makes me wanting to "hack" a Kallax shelving unit, especially to lift the 1st level of shelves.

The thing is that I need a rough estimation of the weight of this installation in order to scale the lifting support (number of feet/wheels/whatever).

So, have some of you already weighted the content of shelves (during a move for example) ?

Thanks in advance.
 
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Bryan Thunkd
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I fit about five games in each opening. So multiply 5 X (avg game weight) X number of openings. Then add in the games you'll have across the top.
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Alexandre P.
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Thunkd wrote:
So multiply 5 X (avg game weight) X number of openings. Then add in the games you'll have across the top.


Thanks for the answer but the average game weight is precisely what I hoped to get from answers ... I guess I will clean my kitchen scale and weight 5 average-box games to get the info.
 
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Carlo Patek
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You can go to Amazon and see the weight of the games they are selling.

Try to see if they have yours and add those number up
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Kajo wrote:
You can go to Amazon and see the weight of the games they are selling.


Thanks for the advice, I don't buy on Amazon so I wouldn't have thought of that by myself.
 
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I could provide you with the actual weight of a couple hundred games from my collection since I have that info in my spreadsheet (in case I sell or trade them and need to look up shipping costs). Most titles are German though. And some will just say >2400 g since the kitchen scale I used ended there :)
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No, but when the movers came last month they wrapped the 2x4s up with the games included and loaded them into the shipping crates! Two guys lifted them and took them downstairs without too much trouble!! Except for me yelling at them!

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According to BGG, the average weight of a game is three, so just multiply the number of games you have by that.
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Ikea gives the max load/shelf of a Kallax unit as 29 lb/13 kg.
 
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I imagine my games are heavier than others'. I put small games into the big box games with lots of air. I also do component upgrades like glass/wood bits and resources, as well as plano boxes and foam inserts.

One of my heaviest game is Lords of Waterdeep because of the metal coins.

 
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cuazzel wrote:
I could provide you with the actual weight of a couple hundred games


I have watched on Amazon and as I love deckbuilders and their boxes full of sleeved cards and/or boxes containing several games I will consider a weight of 5 kg per case.

jbrecken wrote:
Ikea gives the max load/shelf of a Kallax unit as 29 lb/13 kg.


I'm more interested in the weigh of the Kallax and if wathever will be under it can handle it.
 
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Riccardo Previdi
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We should submit it as a new unit of measure: a "Kallax", noted as Kx.
 
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You can check the KALLAX weight including packaging at the IKEA site. The 4x4 is 42.64 kg.

Out of curiotity I looked up the average weight of a standard Ticket to Ride sized game in my spreadsheet and it is 1.382 kg (based on 85 games of that size).

So a 4x4 KALLAX which fits 4 TTR-sized games per compartment should be about 130 kg when filled with average TTR-sized games.
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cuazzel wrote:
So a 4x4 KALLAX which fits 4 TTR-sized games per compartment should be about 130 kg when filled with average TTR-sized games.


My estimates :

Empty:

2 x 2 → 14 kg
1 x 4 → 16 kg
2 x 4 → 25 kg
4 x 4 → 45 kg
5 x 5 → 66 kg

In use: (meaning not full as you need space for future games)

2 x 2 → 29 kg
1 x 4 → 31 kg
2 x 4 → 55 kg
4 x 4 → 105 kg
5 x 5 → 160 kg
 
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sietchlord wrote:

We should submit it as a new unit of measure: a "Kallax", noted as Kx.


That's not a great standard though, they have a lot of variations : the op has 2x4, I for instance have 4x4, I knwo there are also 5x5s etc... the 5x5 would not be so simple to convert to from 2x4 :-)
 
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One Kallax cube seems to hold approximately one free shipping order from an online vendor, which averages about 10 pounds. With 16 cube openings I would say about 160lbs or in BGG terms 16 free shipping orders.
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