Vinyl Record Storage Idea for a Large Collection

Vinyl Record Storage Idea for a Large Collection

 

Storage Cabinet for Vinyl Records

This Storage Cabinet will Accommodate Your Large Vinyl Record Collection with Room for Your Turntables on Top

A member of our family owns a massive vinyl record collection. If I had to guess I’d say he has over 500 albums. We desperately needed a vinyl record storage solution.

About 2005 we decided to go on the hunt for an organizational system that would accommodate his albums and turntables. The photo here featuring the cabinet, vinyl records and turntables, was the result. It’s held up pretty good.

Suggested Cabinets, Equivalent to the One We Selected in 2005 (But not Exactly the Same Measurements)

  • Below notice the white cabinet can be placed vertical or horizontal
  • If you prefer the white cabinet, for vinyl records, lay it sideways
  • You can fit two turntables on top (17 3/4″ by 14″) and a Mixer, however, the feet on our turntables are 15″ apart so they do fit onto a storage cabinet that measures slightly more than 15″ in depth
  • Notice the back is open, so it’s best against a wall
  • The cubby slots in this cabinet are 13″ square
  • Vinyl albums measure 12″ square

Better Homes and Gardens Furniture 8-Cube Room Organizer (White), Turn it on it's side to accommodate vinyl recordsBetter Homes and Gardens Furniture 8-Cube Room Organizer (White), Turn it on it’s side to accommodate vinyl records – This cabinet measures 15.4 x 30.9 x 57.8 inchesBetter Homes and Gardens 8-Cube Organizer with Metal Base - Espresso, 57 1/2 wide,15 1/2 deep and 33 tall cubes are13x13 inchesBetter Homes and Gardens 8-Cube Organizer with Metal Base – Espresso, – Ready Made to Horizontal Design – 57 1/2 wide,15 1/2 deep and 33 tall cubes are13x13 inches

Let’s Talk About the Cubes

If you plan to put the vinyl records directly on the shelf, you don’t need to worry about getting foldable storage cubes. You can see the foldable storage cubes inside the white cabinet featured above. The storage cubes are sold separately.

If you would like to use foldable storage cubes, you’ll have to be cognisant of the measurements.

Both storage cabinets featured above have cubes that measure 13″ by 13″. As mentioned above, vinyl records measure 12″ by 12″.

If you choose foldable storage cubes that are exactly 13″ by 13″ they won’t slide in and out of the cabinet very easily. If you choose foldable storage cubes that measure 12″ by 12″ they’ll fit fine in the storage cabinet, however the vinyl records will be a tight fit.

The solution is to find foldable storage cubes or another type, that measure somewhere in-between 12″ and 13″.

After Searching, Here are Two Foldable Storage Cubes in the Correct Size Range (This Size Range is More Difficult to Find)

NOTE: The black storage cube featured below measures 12.5″ for width and height, and 13″ for depth: 13″ in depth will work because the cabinet is open at the back, so depth wise it will fit exactly into the cube. You’ll still have enough ‘play’ in space with the width and height to easily slide the cube in and out. Also notice that the black one has a nice handle for pulling it out of the cubby.

iCube Full Fabric Drawer, Comes in Other Colors, Dimensions: 12.5iCube Full Fabric Drawer, Comes in Other Colors, Dimensions: 12.5″(H) X 12.5″(W) X 13″(D).Storage Cube Basket Bin, Measures 12.5Storage Cube Basket Bin, Measures 12.5″*12.5″*12.5″, Cotton Linen White and Stripe 12.5, Comes in Other Colors & Patterns

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4 thoughts on “Vinyl Record Storage Idea for a Large Collection

  1. You guys created a really neat entertainment center and found the perfect way to store vinyls close to the actual turntables. Great ideas for people that collect vinyls, which I happen to still think are pretty cool!

  2. My records are still scattered between a cabinet under the turntable and one storage plastic storage cube. Now if I could only replace the speakers that died on me, I could play my records again. I actually like cubes for storage. We got rid of most of our collection and I kept only my favorites. Most of the classical music I replaced with CD’s that take up less room.

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