Saturday, February 21, 2009
Maybe you musicians already know about the many products made to help store your sheet music - but I sure didn't, until just recently. Skipping the piano benches that store music, here are some of your options.
Boxes - some that claim to be archival quality, and some that don't - can be found any number of places. The one at the top of this post comes from Bags Unlimited. The Best Boxes shown above come from MusiCity.com. Other places I found sheet music boxes include Gene Johnson Productions and Metal Edge.
2. Sheet Music Binders
Bags Unlimited provides binders as well as boxes.
3. Sheet Music Storage Cabinet (open front)
This sheet music cart was designed for school music departments.
4. Sheet Music Cabinets
You have a number of options when it comes to cabinets. The ones above come from Alden Lee, who cleverly calls them "drawers for scores."
This one comes from GRK Manufacturing; the company says it's been making this model for 50 years.
Katahdin Studio Furniture is handcrafted in Maine; the company has a number of styles of sheet music cabinets.
Wren Chest has a weak web site - I can't even tell where the company is located, and I keep wishing the pictures were better - but seems to make nice cabinets.
Over in the U.K. you can get sheet music cabinets in various styles from John Austin Furniture.
And this lovely piece, made from Cherry and Carpathian Elm Burl, comes from Boykin Pearce Associates, a custom furniture business in Denver, Colorado.