Storing Vinyl

I know for most the Ikea Kallax is basically the first and last stop for storing vinyl. Which makes a lot of sense for big record collections.

But I have seen a couple of things that I kind of like over this.

First there is this Walnut record box, which is absolutely beautiful. But at $300 a pop I doubt I will be adding it to my room any time soon.



And then I stumbled upon this, which I like a lot!! Somebody repurposed some old beaten up Realistic speaker cabinets as a box for vinyl. I think this one is only big enough to hold 78's. But I quite like the idea. If I ever come across some worn out vintage speakers for Free with half decent cabinets I could see myself attempting something like this.



Any other ideas for record storage?
 

prime minister

Site Owner
Staff member
I stumbled upon these recently. Locally made in Toronto, at $140 a pop. Canadian, that is. I'll be a customer as soon as funds permit.

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That looks nice! I'm looking into these as before I was storing in those cloth/cardboard baskets.. One move and they are all broken, vinyl is heavy!
 

Try1256

Very Special Member
There are a number of Ikea knock-offs that look pretty much the same and work quite well. :)

I got mine at Target. Cheaper than Ikea and closer too. I needed a six cube size and Ikea didnt have it. No records have been harmed in the utilization of the Target knock off.
 

4-2-7

Smart Ass Member
I wouldn't want to lift any of those solid wood boxes full of records. When I first stared to collect records again I got some baskets at the home decor store. Like fancy laundry baskets of woven reeds, still have and use them for refiling records.

You can see a couple at the bottom right of this photo.

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I wouldn't want to lift any of those solid wood boxes full of records. When I first stared to collect records again I got some baskets at the home decor store. Like fancy laundry baskets of woven reeds, still have and use them for refiling records.

You can see a couple at the bottom right of this photo.

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I've got those too.. They didn't really survive one move.
 

rewind67

Junior Member
Ok, I’ll play the curmudgeon here...(best crusty grandpa voice) “$300... for a crate? Why, back in my day, we used milk crates! And if we didn’t have milk crates, we used cardboard boxes! And if we didn’t have cardboard boxes, we built our own damn crates—out of toothpicks and matchsticks!”
 

Dan ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ

Bear Without A Care
If you want to go uber-cheap (like I did) and needed something that didn't take up a bunch of floor space...do like I did and get several of these formica over chipboard cubes, that are held together with wood dowels, screws and steel straps.
At the time, they were only $12.95 each from Amazon.

 

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prime minister

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Yeah, $140 Canadian seemed a stretch for me, but they were really beautiful. All dovetail joints, beautiful woods and lovely finishes. $300US? A bridge too far for me.
 
If you want to go uber-cheap (like I did) and needed something that didn't take up a bunch of floor space...do like I did and get several of these formica over chipboard cubes, that are held together with wood dowels, screws and steel straps.
At the time, they were only $12.95 each from Amazon.

Those actually look pretty decent, are they strong?... A bit of walnut veneer is maybe all they need.
 
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