Monday, March 2, 2009
Looking for nice ways to store that vinyl record collection? (And why save the collection if you're not going to treat it well?) If the solutions I wrote about before (here and here) don't quite work for you, I've got more options! Unfortunately for those of us living in the U.S., most of these come from the U.K. or Germany, and don't seem to be available over here.
One stunning choice is the handmade birch LP storage boxes shown above. [via mydeco.com]
The stackable iCube is available in a number of colors. The company says these can be wall-mounted, too.
The Spybox is another stackable option.
Then there's the vinyl storage tower by Sefour, which makes DJ furniture. This is one option that is available in the U.S. [photo from Musician's Friend, one of the sites that sells this product.]
And this vinyl record rack comes from the Ballard Bookcase Company in Seattle. It holds about 270 records.
For those with large collections, Deconomix has some serious shelving options. [via livingwithmusic.com]
And here's a flexible vinyl record storage system from Germany. [also via livingwithmusic.com] Update on April 17, 2009: Volkher Hofmann of livingwithmusic.com reports that the company that made this system has gone out of business; see the comment below.
Another interesting option is the remade record cube from First Fruit Furniture Warehouse. First Fruit recycles and resells office furniture from large corporate donors. The company also says that it employs "people with a history of unemployment and/or homelessness," providing "training and support to help them move into wider employment." Update on April 2, 2011: This product doesn't seem to be available any more.
And finally, I'd like to mention the record tote bags. Odyssey Innovative Designs makes some - but personally, I'm attracted to the record bags (in various sizes) from airbag craftworks. This one, which carries up to 50 records, is made from "re-used cotton air mattress."