DIY vinyl storage solutions?

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  1. James R

    James R Premium Member

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    What've you guys got going on?
    My place is not all that big, not a lot of open wall space to be able to build a book shelf type of idea.
    We currently have 2 shelves of our bookshelf full of vinyl, but we've run out of room for both books and records.
    I've been trying to trade in some of my less listened to records every time I buy new ones, just to make sure I have room for them.

    I'm usually pretty good at coming up with a little drawing and building something that I designed out of my head, problem is that I'm having a hard time with the concept.
    I'm thinking maybe something on wheels, filing cabinet style, with two drawers that would hold the records so you could go through them like comic books. I don't like having to try to read the binding as some are quite old (ratty), and all are in plastic sleeves. Reading them in a dimly lit room can be a trial.

    Anyways, thinking of building 2 of them and putting them on casters so that I can slide them under the dining room table when it's not in use.
    I'm not really in love with this idea though.
    Has anybody else had to come up with a solution to a similar issue?
    I'd love to hear about, and see, your space saving vinyl storage solutions.
     
  2. Norton

    Norton Senior Member

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    IKEA has an awesome floor or wall mount shelving unit that is perfect for records. I don't know the name but you can bet it's stupid.
     
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  3. Who

    Who I'm back. Back in the New York groove.

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    C) Vinyl storage unit (it magically makes more room every week)

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    :D
     
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  4. sk8rat

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    I just stack all my vinyl on top of each other on the floor :D most albums I cant listen to all the way through without skipping songs so I see no reason to have it on vinyl.
     
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  5. Who

    Who I'm back. Back in the New York groove.

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    My father would be pissed it you.

    "NEVER LAY THEM FLAT ON TOP OF EACH-OTHER!!!

    The labels make the record thicker in the middle, allowing the edges to droop. The higher the pile, the more potential droop
    ."


    My dad had a HUGE record collection. I was trained to handle properly, and clean before every playing.

    You can imagine his horror if he ever saw me use the auto-loader on my turntable.
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaXBMyabGEA[/ame]
     
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    i use old milk crates.
     
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  7. Who

    Who I'm back. Back in the New York groove.

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    will i be plagiarized or ridiculed ?
     
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  9. Who

    Who I'm back. Back in the New York groove.

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    Google "hidden filing cabinet". Click "images".

    Hours of fun to be had. As you know, you'll need to deal with weight, and balance. If you use drawers, the whole thing can tip if you're not careful.

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    You'd need to bolt this thing to the wall, and beef it up.

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    that was sarcasm :D. my friend had a huge collection of records and his dad was a nut. he moved out but had so many he couldn't take them all right away so his dad put them in the garage in the middle of winter :shock: thousands of records ruined; first pressings, bootlegs, limited runs, albums only available at shows, ect... I remember him putting on a 1st press of the song remains the same to show me how they were all trashed and just seeing it wobble on the turntable was saddening :laugh2: vinyl is cool but it is too temperamental for me to buy and use a rare piece.
     
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    I have already reported you to the milk crate authorities.
     
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  12. Who

    Who I'm back. Back in the New York groove.

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    Start now. I believe you will have no problem outrunning them.

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  13. TheX

    TheX Voice of Reason Silver Supporter

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    Ikea. Albums fit perfectly. 4 sections by 2 sections.

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    Echoing Ikea. I have a cabinet that has doors on it to keep the little ones out, works very nicely. It's doubled as my vinyl and beer glass storage. I'll get a picture when I get back home.
     
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  15. James R

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    Wow, lots of replies in short order, you guys are great. :thumb:

    I was looking at the IKEA stuff, it looks like they work well and don't take up a lot of space.
    The closest IKEA to me is a 4-5 hour drive though and when I checked the website the shipping costs were outrageous!
    For an $80 unit they were charging $170 In shipping!
    Screw that, I think I'll just build my own.
    I really wanted more of a drawer idea, but as Who mentioned, weight plus balance can be a real pain in my ass (or feet if the unit tips) since I also wanted it to be mobile.
     
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    Irrelevant of the IKEA Jokes, the easiest and probably one of the cheapest solution is the IKEA KALLAX Shelves.

    LP's fit exactly in and this is how I used to store mine (before I moved them to the basement).

    They are available in multiple forms:
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