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Old 20th July 2015, 06:53 PM   #1
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Slightly off "source" topic but I guess concerns everyone.

What discrete solutions have you found to store your Vinyl LPs.

Took me 5 years of negociations to get my Infinity 9A into the living room, now that my new / old LP collection is getting larger than a cardboard box, I need to find a discrete but effective storage.

Looking for creative ideas

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Old 20th July 2015, 09:28 PM   #2
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you cannot be discrete. ikea kallax is about the best there is.
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Old 20th July 2015, 09:43 PM   #3
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ikea kallax is about the best there is.
Ikea stuff has always seemed flimsy, are you sure these would hold the weight of hundreds of LPs?
I would find and refinish an old time console, they had beautiful woodwork.
My parents had one that was solid walnut, about 6 feet long.
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The Kallax shelf is listed to hold 13 kg pr shelf.... says chipboard internal dividers.
should be fixed to the wall for stability, and most certainly with heavy loads....
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http://www.dj-rooms.com/wp-content/u...ve-600x513.jpg seems to hold up. If you assemble it upside down then bad things happen. but otherwise 13kg (28lbs for the colonies) per shelf

I have used Ikea plain shelves (Ivar)for my records for over a decade now with no issues and also have a billy bookcase holding overspill. Would love solid wood but want more records
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I have used Ikea plain shelves (Ivar)for my records for over a decade now with no issues and also have a
billy bookcase holding overspill. Would love solid wood but want more records
Consoles like these are often cheap locally and would be great for a small collection.
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I've got over 15,000 LPs and have to be more practical, something more like these.
https://www.google.com/shopping/prod...Fo73yQTD3q6ABw
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Some years ago, we had some plastic milk carton crates here in Norway, that was perfect for LPs - except being light blue in colour, and the name of the dairy stamped on the sides...
Old wooden beer and soda crates were also good - had a certain flair to them... modern plastic crates are useless for music..... the crates, I mean...
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[QUOTE=rayma;4396495]Consoles like these are often cheap locally and would be great for a small collection.
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[\Quote] Yup use one as a sideboard

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I've got over 15,000 LPs and have to be more practical, something more like these.
https://www.google.com/shopping/prod...Fo73yQTD3q6ABw
You are not only a lucky batsrad but have an all together bigger problem with floorloading! The solid wood Ivar shelves I have can handle about 900 records each. But the OP is upgrading from a cardboard box!
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You are not only a lucky batsrad but have an all together bigger problem with floorloading!
The solid wood Ivar shelves I have can handle about 900 records each. But the OP is upgrading from a cardboard box!
They're on a concrete floor. I'm no fool.
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I found this product shelf at the flea market for $25. It was 21" deep by 24" wide by 76" tall. It was made of 7/8" particle board. There is a solid divider in the middle, leaving a front and back filled with 5 shelves 15" apart. There were holes drilled 1" apart up the sides of the two bins. The shelf supports were **** plastic that wouldn't support the weight of records, so I stuck 1/4-20x1" bolts through holes in 3/4 angle pieces, welded each in, cut the bolts off 1/2" deep after the threads. The steel brackets were 3/4" wide. Those would hold the shelves up. I have five tiers of LP's 24" wide up both sides. I painted the unit black to remind me of the obelisk in the movie 2001 a Space Odessey .
I hung white LED christmas lights on a hanger in the wall facing the back in the dark corner, powered by the same power strip that turns on my disco mixer and power amp.
I tried to hook the shelf to the wall with the 1/4 holes, so it won't fall over in an earthquake, but the bracket keeps working loose. Maybe I'll suffer the same fate as Alkan the composer, who died when a bookshelf fell on him.
I wish I could buy another monolith, LP's have been $.25 to $.50 for a couple of years so I have another couple of hundred. But this was a one off flea market find. However, with LPs in the news again and back in production, Goodwill is charging $1 to $2 again for LP's, even for vile easy listening or show tunes. So I've sworn off buying them lately.
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