You’re a vinyl junkie, always have been. You were there from the beginning, you probably gathered cassettes and CDs too along the way, maybe even some minidisks around 1997, but you were always loyal to the record.
Your collection is epic, rare, it spans whole walls. Or maybe it's just growing gradually. Either way, chances are you know it's important to store your precious library carefully and intelligently to ensure longevity and a lifetime's worth of enjoyment.
We've brought together our cardinal rules for sourcing the best storage solutions to house your collection in a manner to which it can become accustomed...
Keep it in proportion
Sturdy does it
Remember, records are heavy (averaging 35 pounds per shelf-foot) so sourcing a storage solution that is solidly made from durable materials is essential if it is to deliver on its primary function without collapsing under the weight.
A partitioned solid design will be much stronger and stop your collection keeling over or standing with a slant and if you're putting a record player on top you might want to check that it'll fit (40cm usually does it).
Our vinyl furniture designs are made to order in the UK using high quality FSC certified hardwoods - these are solid wood pieces, made to last. They are crafted using traditional joinery techniques with solid joints and concealed solid wood plugs which add both character and inherent strength to ensure your collection is safely stowed for decades to come.
The optimum storage solution will provide storage slots suitable for comfortably house standard vinyl sleeves. Vinyl sleeves are mostly a standard 12.325" (31.43cm) but some new releases have larger than normal sleeves. Always group in sizes! This will add to the overall balance of your shelf.
And, finally, keep an eye on the details - stop strips at the back of open cabinets such as ours will help keep your vinyl records standing to straight to attention, neat and tidy!