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Record shelving solutions

Nataku

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So I used to use these terrible industrial garage shelves for my albums. On a recent trek to Ikea with my fiance, I discovered these wonderful cube shelves. Nothing too special, and they work great for albums. I also found something similar at Pottery Barn. Anyway, I'm curious to see what others use to store theirs. Note: please excuse the ugly chairs - they have sentimental value (the only reason they weren't brought to the Salvation Army years ago)



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I'm still utilizing two of the metal shelves 'till I can afford to get a couple more ikea ones.
 

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Looks like the Expedit shelves from Ikea. On my shopping list.
 

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Great upgrade with the new shelves and the re-arrangement of the furniture.

Here's my setup...crummy lighting on a cloudy morning and all...


These are individual boxes that I got from the now-defunct Tower Records in San Francisco that stack nicely. Very sturdy and heavy wood, made for DJs to haul around, with little hand-holds cut into the sides for carrying.


My father made these 45 boxes for me in his woodshop. The one on the left is maple and Philippine mahogany, the right is Peruvian walnut, Philippine mahogany, maple, red oak and pear wood.


These are two shelves side-by-side that I got from "Books & Bookshelves" in San Francisco. As you can see, the unfinished wood in the bedroom with the light carpet is rather dull.


And lastly, I rotate a subset of records out to the living room. Yes, that's the ever ubiquitous Eames lounge chair, but this one is an authentic Plycraft imitation from the late 60s/early 70s
 

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Gotta love the Plycraft lounger! I'm sitting in mine right now.

I've gotta say, you guys have some impressive collections! I'm using an industrial metal shelf like the OP's old set for my small collection right now (about 100 albums, just started collecting a few months ago), but I'd love to upgrade to some of these wood ones when I get a house this summer.
 

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Wow, lots of LPs! I'm just rediscovering my comparatively meagre collection with my old Dual turntable, try to get an upgrade from Ebay now. What are you using? I suppose experts can tell just by looking, I can't yet
 

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My setup is pretty straightforward, a Technics SL-1200MK3D with an Ortofon cartridge and needle. In the living room, this feeds into an old Sony tuner which in turn drives a pair of 70's era (IIRC) Infinity RSIIIa speakers.

I don't know what type of offerings are on eBay, but best of luck and go ahead and post a picture of your setup so you can do a before&after spread
 

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Picked up s'more Expedit shelving from Ikea to replace the rest of the garage shelving. Looks pretty good! As for my equiptment, upstairs I'm running my old Technics SL-1600 MK2 hooked up to a vintage Pioneer SA-9100 amp. Also has a vintage Pioneer TX9100 stereo tuner. Bought all three when I worked at the Salvation Army. The Pioneers came in from the same guy. Both barely used and mint, still with the original boxes, paperwork and dust covers. The TT was almost brand new as well, still in the box and had the manuals and everything. My speakers are some Rogers LS3/5as. Low serial numbers, matched pair. Both mint from a Goodwill for $3 a piece. In the record room my main equiptment is a couple Klipschorns (model name slipped my mind) with the tube amps atop. The turntable is a Rega Plannar 3. The turntable atop the record shelving belongs to my brother. I forget what exactly it is.
 

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Ever considered upgrading your TT? Huge collection you have there, looks very impressive.
 

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Be irresponsible and get the goddamned VPI. You'll thank me later (as will your credit card agency).
 

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Originally Posted by binge


What are these metal shelving units? They look great. I love the legs on them.

I have a relatively small vinyl collection; I used to keep it stored along with books in these Ikea shelves (this is the only photo I have at hand):



Now the collection is housed behind closed doors in a different Ikea unit.
 

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Thanks Spertia. They are from Müller Möbelfabrikation. The RW 111 and RW 105. I believe the units on both those pages are available with either the rollers or the feet. I wanted feet on both. The full RAL color book was at my disposal, so I went with "white aluminum" as inspired by this:


I don't remember the RAL number though.
 

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