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i kinda like it!

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/home_blog/2009/11/the-deal-atocha-design-record-cabinets-on-sale-through-nov-8.html

i don't like the price tag though

jØrdån (omar little), Wednesday, 4 November 2009 15:38 (fourteen years ago) link

at first i was like "but i like looking at the spines" but it actually would make browsing pretty easy - just like flipping through milk crates only it looks 100x nicer

mark cl, Wednesday, 4 November 2009 15:42 (fourteen years ago) link

not sure i like the veneer, concept is sweet though.

amateurist, Wednesday, 4 November 2009 15:54 (fourteen years ago) link

so far the ideal storage i've found is at ikea w/the expedit monster shelves, but they're so ubiquitous that i feel like there could be something better out there. at the same time, they're really sturdy and not bad-looking and the price is right.

jØrdån (omar little), Wednesday, 4 November 2009 15:57 (fourteen years ago) link

lol yea i have expedit

mark cl, Wednesday, 4 November 2009 16:03 (fourteen years ago) link

i've found that it's actually pretty hard to find decent looking bookshelves 1.) that will actually fit an LP and 2.) won't sag in the middle from too much weight

mark cl, Wednesday, 4 November 2009 16:04 (fourteen years ago) link

i *wish* there could be something better out there, i should say.

jØrdån (omar little), Wednesday, 4 November 2009 16:17 (fourteen years ago) link

i'm afraid if i get more records i'll just end up getting another expedit.

jØrdån (omar little), Wednesday, 4 November 2009 16:17 (fourteen years ago) link

for years i've said to myself that i'm just gonna build my own but after a recent move i just caved about bought expedit. records were on the floor lined up against the wall previously

mark cl, Wednesday, 4 November 2009 16:19 (fourteen years ago) link

about should be "and"

mark cl, Wednesday, 4 November 2009 16:19 (fourteen years ago) link

The cabinet shown above, normally $5,500, is now $4,675

but that's, like, record money.

a 40-foot-long electrified pickle (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 4 November 2009 17:16 (fourteen years ago) link

love my expedit, cant imagine what else id want, except maybe some better 7" storage

69, Wednesday, 4 November 2009 18:20 (fourteen years ago) link

i used to have an expedit, but moved into a place w/room under the staircase that it wouldn't fit in anymore, so had this company (http://www.stumasa.com) build me something. i think it only cost like 250

http://robotsinheat.com/images/stacks.jpg

jaxon, Wednesday, 4 November 2009 18:30 (fourteen years ago) link

that looks dope jaxon

mark cl, Wednesday, 4 November 2009 18:37 (fourteen years ago) link

thing is even if you move and that doesn't go under a staircase again it would still look really cool as a piece of furniture

mark cl, Wednesday, 4 November 2009 18:38 (fourteen years ago) link

hopefully i'll not pile so much shit on it (it is actually way cleaner than that now)

jaxon, Wednesday, 4 November 2009 19:03 (fourteen years ago) link

that guy who sold the $500,000 worth of blue note LPs could buy a few of these atocha

amateurist, Wednesday, 4 November 2009 19:04 (fourteen years ago) link

haha!

I bought a giant 8' x 5' maple bookshelf from a bookstore that was closing, then I found another one with modular shelves when I was cleaning out a rental for work. with the two of them I have just enough room.

shelf 1:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2460/3623986396_3c3f599db0_m.jpg

shelf 2:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2439/3623987614_2d39e4f339_m.jpg

sleeve, Wednesday, 4 November 2009 20:23 (fourteen years ago) link

the key is to get real wood shelves, not particleboard. to buy such things new is very expensive, and to find them used is very hard. i have one big real wood bookshelf (80" tall, 12" deep, etc) that i've held on to through a dozen moves.

amateurist, Wednesday, 4 November 2009 21:30 (fourteen years ago) link

although i should add that i think i have fewer records than most of you ("only" about 750)

amateurist, Wednesday, 4 November 2009 21:30 (fourteen years ago) link

this expedit wall cost this person a little more than a thousand bucks. you can't really beat that when it comes to shelving:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iEBOtFK4-H0/Rm7XvfHythI/AAAAAAAAADY/OfQUcfkRIi8/s1600/Boekenkast_EvaMarie_001.jpg

scott seward, Wednesday, 4 November 2009 21:42 (fourteen years ago) link

What are the typical complaints leveled against particleboard?

kshighway1, Wednesday, 4 November 2009 21:42 (fourteen years ago) link

Scott, is that yours? Beautiful.

kshighway1, Wednesday, 4 November 2009 21:42 (fourteen years ago) link

particleboard will bend under weight, also very susceptible to moisture (xp)

sleeve, Wednesday, 4 November 2009 21:44 (fourteen years ago) link

i have four of these filled with records at home. the smaller ones:

http://knockoffs.olya.org/wp-content/uploads/2007/06/rollingstorage_ikea_shelves.jpg

scott seward, Wednesday, 4 November 2009 21:44 (fourteen years ago) link

no, that's not my wall of books.

scott seward, Wednesday, 4 November 2009 21:44 (fourteen years ago) link

for the bigger ikea shelves i would recommend attaching them to the wall. they can wobble. and records are heavy. i had two of the big monster ones. one is in the store now and one got wrecked during our move. i'm going to paint paintings on the boards that i salvaged from the busted one. was thinking of doing a swedish death metal series on ikea board.

scott seward, Wednesday, 4 November 2009 21:47 (fourteen years ago) link

yeah those are a little wobbly and nearly impossible to put together in a fashion that results in them being wobble-free, as far as i can tell. i bank on the weight of 1200 records to keep them in line.

jØrdån (omar little), Wednesday, 4 November 2009 21:52 (fourteen years ago) link

sang froid has to post the picture of his record room again. soooooooo pretty.

ya here me, sang!?

scott seward, Wednesday, 4 November 2009 21:55 (fourteen years ago) link

only three cubbies of records in that whole wall????

69, Wednesday, 4 November 2009 22:08 (fourteen years ago) link

maybe they have another wall of records. maybe those three shelves near the turntable are just the "gonna play next" records.

scott seward, Wednesday, 4 November 2009 22:14 (fourteen years ago) link

gonna play all at once

69, Wednesday, 4 November 2009 22:15 (fourteen years ago) link

I have a 4x4 Expedit with a 2x4 sitting on top. I intended to bolt one or both to the wall but of course never got around to it. I think I'm hoping to move before the next earthquake.
Also the records really do eliminate wobble. It *feels* solid as a rock when loaded up. And when I perform my try-to-rock-the-shelf stress test, I can't really get it to budge.
I'm living on the edge, I know.

I have a bunch of more solid, wood-toned, 1x2 square units that I've got stacked under my stereo to form a 2x4. They're really nice and more flexible than the Ikea option, but I don't think they're still manufactured. Maybe I'll post a picture after I get home.

lou reed scott walker monks niagra (chinavision!), Wednesday, 4 November 2009 23:10 (fourteen years ago) link

i bolted mine, somewhat for the sake of the glasstop coffeetable

69, Wednesday, 4 November 2009 23:15 (fourteen years ago) link

can anyone identify any records in that big-shelf pic? i see bruce springsteen's NEBRASKA...

69, Wednesday, 4 November 2009 23:21 (fourteen years ago) link

lol I finally made it to Ikea on Monday and got an Expedit for a basement vault. These were all in boxes around the house, most from the magic dumpster of records that appeared one day this summer.

http://i637.photobucket.com/albums/uu92/damien_stone/expedit.jpg

black lightning light (herb albert), Thursday, 5 November 2009 14:47 (fourteen years ago) link

i don't actually have that many records (maybe ~250) so i got the 1x5 expedit tower. the ~700 cds though went in ikea's billy bookshelf, which was great b/c you can buy extra shelves and fit a really pretty high # of cds

mark cl, Thursday, 5 November 2009 15:10 (fourteen years ago) link

These were all in boxes around the house, most from the magic dumpster of records that appeared one day this summer.

Have you mentioned this before? if so, we need a link..... if not, the whole story.....

sonofstan, Thursday, 5 November 2009 15:32 (fourteen years ago) link

hmmm, i think we talked about it on a couple of threads. i should find where, because i'd like to find the actual date of magic dumpster day and celebrate it every year with a feast and song. and of course a dramatic re-telling of the events of that day.

scott seward, Thursday, 5 November 2009 15:43 (fourteen years ago) link

it's on the I Love Vinyl! Recent Haul/Score/Purchase Thread (2009)

7/22/09 never forget. we should meet at the site and leave records in tribute. you could clean out the crap that piles up at the store.

black lightning light (herb albert), Thursday, 5 November 2009 16:30 (fourteen years ago) link

eleven months pass...
five years pass...

I really like these but they are pretty expensive to ship. I haven't been able to find a US equivalent.

http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/pikaiti-kagu/item/5-580/

an expired coupon for 50¢ off a moon pie (los blue jeans), Sunday, 4 September 2016 06:42 (seven years ago) link

one year passes...

possibly hopeless query: a few years ago a friend hooked me up with six stackable LP storage boxes from her mom's garage. one assumes they are from the 70s or maybe early 80s. they are white, some form of wood product, 13.5" by 13.5" by 13.5". each is divided into six compartments by five thin vertical dividers, which are set back a half-inch from the front. this reduces the capacity of each cube, but keeps the records nice and vertical imo. at the center of the top of each one is a little peg sticking out, and at the center of the bottom of each one is a little hole. very very easy to slide into place and stack up when moving. there are no identifying manufacturers' marks or product names; do any of y'all verterans out there recognize this ungoogleable product?? i would buy more of these if they could be found by name.

seen at the left sides of these two images:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4391/36199484254_5e683a9e6f_c.jpg

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4376/37034662125_604de38fc4_c.jpg

Righteous wax chaperone, rotating Wingdings (Doctor Casino), Monday, 15 January 2018 16:40 (six years ago) link

i really like how little wasted space they generate, aside from the width lost to the dividers - there's no real estate thrown away to chunky back or front zones i don't need, as you can see happening with the IKEA shelves below the white boxes. those inches count for a lot in a brooklyn bedroom. also i think the dividers help my screwy record psychology, creating mental "sections" and also helping me to "see" parts of the collection that my eyes might otherwise pass over. anyway my collection is at the point where i have to add shelving, punt a bunch of stuff, or stop buying records, and clearly the answer is shelving.

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brimstead, Monday, 15 January 2018 16:49 (six years ago) link

nice cat picture doc!

faust apes (NickB), Monday, 15 January 2018 16:51 (six years ago) link

those are really nice dr c.

i got a friend of mine to custom build me a media cabinet/record cabinet and matching wall cabinet out of birch ply and i have probably never been happier with a piece of furniture in my life. i think i paid £1600 all in. i'll dig out pix tonight. it's got drawers for cables, a niche that exactly fits my speaker, etc.

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Monday, 15 January 2018 16:54 (six years ago) link

aw thanks! re: the spinclean: i thought i'd posted about it to a vinyl cleaning thread but actually it was in Shady scams and other silly business ideas to take advantage of earnest new vinyl collectors where i got sold on the thing.

anyway... love it, hooked, ended up obsessively cleaning every record i own with it. it's definitely a task and a pain and you have to set aside time for it but that can be good listening time, to get into the groove. often times it makes no real difference to the sound but when it does it's like windexing a grimy window, suddenly this crappy old record sounds amazing. definitely buy the one that comes with extra drying cloths cause you'll need them and buying the dinky-sized extra-cloth packs separately was a bummer.

also be aware that once you're hooked it will sort of screw up your buying/listening habits - i don't want to put anything dirty on the table so now i end up saving up little batches of new acquisitions to wash before i listen to anything! kinda silly, might just be my problem.

Righteous wax chaperone, rotating Wingdings (Doctor Casino), Monday, 15 January 2018 16:59 (six years ago) link

You can get a big pack of no lint microfiber cloths from Amazon, or an auto supply place for cheap. Folks use them for drying cars.

If you reuse, don't wash them with other clothes because they'll pick up lint from the laundry and will deposit the funk on yr records.

Cow_Art, Monday, 15 January 2018 17:40 (six years ago) link

Aw, those do look nice! Spendy indeed, but pleasantly minimal. Hmmmmm.

My friend's husband recently plunked down for a bunch of MapleShade stuff, which seems classily-designed - like, there are modules for other formats that don't look awkward as hell with the LPs. The basic 150-LP module in finished oak is $100 ($85 if you buy four or more) but that's without bottom and top flat pieces. Man...looks good though.

Doctor Casino, Sunday, 18 February 2018 20:33 (six years ago) link

Unfinished oak at $80 each with bottoms, plus $40 for a little base at the floor. Man... now that's tempting.

Doctor Casino, Sunday, 18 February 2018 20:42 (six years ago) link

three weeks pass...

https://images.homedepot-static.com/productImages/efd857b4-f3a7-4bdd-b604-c861f0348b6d/svn/natural-way-basics-media-storage-wb-2lp-nl-44_1000.jpg

these things are made of "zboard" which seems like paper?
but i love the staging: rusty stereo, landline phone, film camera, and a boat. i think one of those books is upside down, too.

mizzell, Tuesday, 13 March 2018 14:29 (six years ago) link

by 'love' do you mean 'hate'?

multiple copies of the same lps too.

koogs, Tuesday, 13 March 2018 15:08 (six years ago) link

i want to hate it but they've captured my lifestyle perfectly!

jk i do mean hate.

mizzell, Tuesday, 13 March 2018 15:59 (six years ago) link

one month passes...

Am in the midst of a tedious deep-cleaning process following the fire in my apartment that some of you have heard about. Thankfully, my records did not get any water damage, and, being packed deep into those beautiful white cubes with the little dividers, were exposed to smoke only on the spines and tops of the outer sleeves. This is still proving to be an absolute tedious nightmare to clean up and deoderize, and many will be forever discolored but hey - I still have my music.

The upshot for this thread is that in the process of taking everything out of the white cubes for cleaning, I finally noticed a little sticker label identifying the damn things! niels was right to point me to northern Europe - they're Finnish, from the Palaset line made by Treston from around 1972. They're not, as I believed, a Masonite-like wood product, but a very dense plastic that feels like it. This website has a little background, and a brochure that suggests that my cubes are the K-05 model; flipped on their side, they could accept little drawers! Unfortunately, they're not quite the ubiquitous bargain find one might hope; here's a motley lot of sixteen cubes that went for $1,116.

Borrowing from niels, I searched "palaset bogkasser" and immediately found a pleasing period ad. What a font!

https://i.pinimg.com/474x/dd/0a/1c/dd0a1cda094c4ec6f5ab0bdbbda3ca3b--cubes.jpg

noel gallaghah's high flying burbbhrbhbbhbburbbb (Doctor Casino), Monday, 23 April 2018 23:24 (five years ago) link

Haha, that's a beautiful font indeed.

Glad to hear you solved the mystery, if not the problem at hand. Sorry to hear about the fire, hope you're OK.

niels, Tuesday, 24 April 2018 16:52 (five years ago) link

thanks, niels. it was a pretty hard blow at the time and it's been a very weird couple of months. settling into a new place, and the process of cleaning and deodorizing the stuff i could salvage is now, if not quite near the end, at a point where i can conceive of it being over at some point. all things considered it could have been worse. we did, however, lose our cat, the one pictured upthread in my first images of the storage cubes. so that's pretty much shitty. but it's getting easier to just remember the good times, etc.

noel gallaghah's high flying burbbhrbhbbhbburbbb (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 25 April 2018 04:05 (five years ago) link

I'm sorry for your loss, that's a beautiful cat.

Maybe the Palaset solution doesn't have to be so expensive, this lot went for 200 USD a few years ago https://www.lauritz.com/da/auktion/ristomatti-ratia-reolsystem-palaset-15/i3727324/

If you ever come to Denmark, I'll hook you up with some Danish "bogkasser"...

niels, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 07:37 (five years ago) link

Thanks, niels.

noel gallaghah's high flying burbbhrbhbbhbburbbb (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 25 April 2018 13:34 (five years ago) link

one month passes...

looked up the ones mizzell posted upthread, with the hilarious staging. you can read more here but the kicker is: "Maximum load 30 lbs (recommended)." That would explain the rather thinly-populated collections seen in the photos, but it does make it sort of hard to grok them as "Vinyl Record Storage Cubes."

noel gallaghah's high flying burbbhrbhbbhbburbbb (Doctor Casino), Saturday, 2 June 2018 14:21 (five years ago) link

six months pass...

We’ve been rocking the face-out look on our record shelves for some years (it makes the wall much more interesting) but we never thought to go red / green festive for Xmas before.

Don’t know why @halfpintpress only just thought to do this this Christmas. It looks gooood. pic.twitter.com/ouUG5nxhde

— Jenn Phillips-Bacher (@MrsAudiac) December 19, 2018

Tim, Thursday, 20 December 2018 08:32 (five years ago) link

four years pass...

love this set-up that paul has

https://i.imgur.com/ltCnLGr.png

wondering how people would store their records if money and space weren't an issue. i feel like these days i daydream more about perfect shelving than i do about rare records.

budo jeru, Friday, 3 March 2023 15:49 (one year ago) link

wow, my 13-year-old Flickr photos are still upthread

obsidian crocogolem (sleeve), Friday, 3 March 2023 15:55 (one year ago) link

I am very very happy with my shelving situation, I have the two shown above and one I built myself.

obsidian crocogolem (sleeve), Friday, 3 March 2023 15:55 (one year ago) link

I need a better solve for my 45s, but the cliche ikea shelves have been way more satisfying than my mid century furniture solution especially now that my collection is way too big.

I got a nice color/texture for the ikea shelves too, so that helps but I started to panic that the heavyass vinyl was going to start ruining the midcentury stuff it was jammed in, so switching years ago to the ikea was a huge relief.

Evan, Friday, 3 March 2023 15:58 (one year ago) link

I also ended up building wooden 45 boxes by hand, you can see them in one of the photos above

obsidian crocogolem (sleeve), Friday, 3 March 2023 16:08 (one year ago) link

i'm still keeping the fire burning on Flickr. as much as successive administrations have screwed up the site, nothing else does the job.

love Paul's setup. if money and space weren't an issue, i'd want something along those lines... i've been thinking lately about wanting everything more or less at eye level. not sure i need the two adjacent turntables though, and perhaps more underneath the the next bays of countertop...

got it in the blood, the kid's a pelican (Doctor Casino), Friday, 3 March 2023 16:11 (one year ago) link

my ikea cube storage is okay but has gotten dinged over the years and significantly less sturdy, so a bit wobbly. probably due to 5 or 6 moves in addition to the burden of holding all those heavy records.

i think i need a better media storage solution generally, maybe a bit like what scott seward posted back in '09, although not quite as extensive.

i was asking a woodworker friend about real-wood solutions and the price he quoted me for a pretty basic solution was just insane to me. i guess custom wood furniture has always been for wealthy people.

budo jeru, Saturday, 4 March 2023 16:45 (one year ago) link

A friend built a 45 drawer set for my store; it works so well I want one for my own 45s. Half-assed pics here:

https://www.instagram.com/p/ClWK6EeLVNq/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

The land of dreams and endless remorse (hardcore dilettante), Saturday, 4 March 2023 18:29 (one year ago) link

I think the materials were like 2 sheets of plywood plus 3 sets of drawer sliders.

The land of dreams and endless remorse (hardcore dilettante), Saturday, 4 March 2023 18:30 (one year ago) link

other than building my own shelving out of old recycled timber i've had luck converting old furniture into lp receptacles. last one was a 1 metre long set of drawers where all i had to do was knock out the piece of wood between the two bottom drawers, add some structural support and it ended up being a perfect fit (also left me with a handy drawer at the top!)

no lime tangier, Sunday, 5 March 2023 01:38 (one year ago) link

It's pretty hard to beat the ikea shelves. I've added masonite backings to mine to make them sturdier and to keep the records from shifting back too far. With the backing on I'm comfortable stacking them. I have several sets of the 2x4 units stacked three high.

Cow_Art, Sunday, 5 March 2023 03:32 (one year ago) link

I forgot to mention these insane shelves that a carpenter friend just recently built for my dead friend's record collection, which I have temporarily inherited. Check it out, they are done mortise-and-tenon style, with no nails or screws. Salvaged white pine.

https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/ah265/DJsleeve/IMG_1298.jpg?width=320&height=320&fit=bounds
https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/ah265/DJsleeve/IMG_1299.jpg?width=320&height=320&fit=bounds

obsidian crocogolem (sleeve), Sunday, 5 March 2023 19:09 (one year ago) link

five months pass...

I use these cubes.

They can be ordered with feet and indents on the top for the feet, or just plain. The idea here is you can buy them as you need them, and stack/orient them as space and needs allow. One cube, 20 cubes- no problem.

They're much nicer than the "birch effect" stuff from Ikea, and you can add optional cat-proofing doors made of plexi... I have the doors in clear, orange and blue, and they look really nice together.

There are a few downsides to know about:

Cost, not so cheap. They ship assembled so the shipping is also high. But any "better than Ikea" record storage solution is pricy. And how much did those 80 LPs inside cost you? I've gotten a few from their "Scratch and Dent" sale and they're barely scratched and/or dented, especially if they're one of the inside cubes in a block of them.

Tolerances. These are not, IMO, extremely precisely made. The feet and indentations and probably overall measurements can be +/- a tiny bit, and when you stack them these differences are apparent. So in my particular case, a stack of 3 cubes might be up to 1/8" higher than the stack next to it. And since my stereo stuff is on top of this shelving, and my turntable is wider than one cube, it sits across two cubes at some tiny angle rather than completely flat. Maybe this is stuff for nerds and you don't care. Also living in old ass apartments in big cities, the walls and floors aren't exactly precisely flat either. Bottom line, it's not as clean as one shelving unit. (Upside, it's reconfigurable and able to be bought as you go).

Doors. The doors are a great idea but sometimes they pop out and they have sharp edges. I've gotten some painful cuts from these plexi edges.

All in all I still highly recommend these. I get a lot of compliments on them!

Reeves Gabrels' Funko Pop (majorairbro), Sunday, 3 September 2023 21:32 (seven months ago) link

i don't want to be a hater. they do look nice. and it's good when people share their vinyl storage solutions.

but that just seems like an insane price to me.

budo jeru, Sunday, 3 September 2023 21:49 (seven months ago) link

i can't really think about this topic without feeling profound distress that i can't afford to have anything nice. idk. it's not like i like my ikea shelves

budo jeru, Sunday, 3 September 2023 21:50 (seven months ago) link

I love my Ikea record shelves. It's something they do right that's fairly durable.

Cow_Art, Sunday, 3 September 2023 22:20 (seven months ago) link

Holy shit, one of those cubes is $190 + shipping, and they're wonky?

Cow_Art, Sunday, 3 September 2023 22:21 (seven months ago) link

I feel like they raised the price over the last 10 years, when I got my first couple. I don't mean incredibly wonky. But when one buys say, a table, they expect the tabletop to be flat right? Maybe my expectations are too high.

Reeves Gabrels' Funko Pop (majorairbro), Sunday, 3 September 2023 22:27 (seven months ago) link

Not sure what shipping cost is for 16 cubes but even if it is not that bad it seems like this would cost at least $3500 to replace my particular set up. Plus I forget what it is called but I got a pretty nice faux wood finish color of my ikea piece! It’s not the standard birch... anyway, I’m also happy with mine!

But his face would not turn into hot Kirby (Evan), Sunday, 3 September 2023 22:30 (seven months ago) link

https://ibb.co/85c9FMx

Cow_Art, Sunday, 3 September 2023 22:51 (seven months ago) link

That's my setup. I don't know how to directly link images, apparently. I have another set that you can see intruding into the corner, but they have tchotchkes and art books on them.

Cow_Art, Sunday, 3 September 2023 22:53 (seven months ago) link

I put masonite panels on the backs of all of them to make them sturdier and so the records don't poke out the back, also to cut down on dust. The little bins up top with white cloths on them hold my 45's.

Cow_Art, Sunday, 3 September 2023 22:54 (seven months ago) link

i love that color orange on you

budo jeru, Monday, 4 September 2023 00:14 (seven months ago) link

Thanks! That used to be my favorite shirt, shorts and chair.

Cow_Art, Monday, 4 September 2023 00:25 (seven months ago) link

BrickBox makes a modular cubes similar to what majorairbro posted. Seem to be non-wonky, and cheaper (though still beyond what I'm willing to spend). I think they look great:

https://www.modmobili.com/

(they're Spanish-made, but the link is for the US distributor)

bulb after bulb, Tuesday, 5 September 2023 19:08 (seven months ago) link

I got two 3x2 units from Target. they were about $100 apiece and look pretty nice. you can then go to Home Depot and buy a piece of wood to nail into the back so there's a backstop.

frogbs, Tuesday, 5 September 2023 19:12 (seven months ago) link

Cow_Art i'm in awe of your listening room. Serious #goals.

Tracer Hand, Tuesday, 5 September 2023 21:26 (seven months ago) link

i'm lucky in that I used to be pretty good friends with a guy who did carpentry and interior design. he gave me cost price for a custom birch ply setup with these sorts of cubes, but as drawers, built to the height that you'd want to put turntables on top of. i've still never seen anything like it for sale.

Tracer Hand, Tuesday, 5 September 2023 21:30 (seven months ago) link

i say "used to" - nothing happened, but he moved to the swedish countryside a few years ago, so it's pretty hard to see him.

Tracer Hand, Tuesday, 5 September 2023 21:33 (seven months ago) link

Thanks! It’s our living room; my wife is cool as hell. She was a little put out when I put the stereo gear in the fireplace, but we live in Georgia. When the hell are we ever going to need a fireplace?

That’s a life-size self-portrait in bronze, btw.

Cow_Art, Tuesday, 5 September 2023 21:34 (seven months ago) link

i initially thought it was a mannequin! your response to my joke had me perplexed :)

budo jeru, Tuesday, 5 September 2023 23:01 (seven months ago) link

i bought my ikea shelves used on craiglist. they have never been super nice. after moving about four or five times, they're plenty dinged up and not at all sturdy.

i don't need anything super fancy. in fact, i've been looking to construct something similar to the shelves in bulb's link. just something simple, economical, and sturdy for all my books and records.

a friend recently spent $5k on two shelves that probably hold around 1000 records? they look awesome but

budo jeru, Tuesday, 5 September 2023 23:04 (seven months ago) link

jeez, I built my own shelf that holds more than that for maybe $200 in materials

out-of-print LaserDisc edition (sleeve), Wednesday, 6 September 2023 00:16 (seven months ago) link

you should post new pics so we can see how they're holding up after 14 years

budo jeru, Wednesday, 6 September 2023 02:28 (seven months ago) link

those are the old ones, they look the same. the new one is prob built to the same general specs as shelf #2 above, but with real wood not particle board, it's a tank

out-of-print LaserDisc edition (sleeve), Wednesday, 6 September 2023 03:13 (seven months ago) link

just recently got hold of 15 metres of old recycled oak boards which will soon house the rest of my lps currently residing in boxes with some room to spare (i hope!)

no lime tangier, Wednesday, 6 September 2023 05:50 (seven months ago) link


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