Looking for the best vinyl record storage cabinet solution? We have you covered with our in-depth guide of tested and proven storage solutions for you LP collection.
Vinyl records are making a comeback in today’s modern world. Rather than relying on the convenience of digital files, people are turning back to these vintage formats for their music listening. Unfortunately, this has created quite the dilemma when storing vinyls to keep them in good condition. Luckily, there are many great storage cabinets that can accommodate large amounts of records and provide you with all the storage space you need to listen to your favorite oldies!
The following article will detail different types of record cabinet solutions available now as well as how they work best for storing your valuable vinyl collection.
We’ll also go over some other options to help protect your prized possessions from damage or destruction while still being able to enjoy them at any time!
Before you re-live your childhood memories, make sure to check out our guide with tips on how to store vinyl records. It provides a variety of tips and best practices to keep your vinyl records in pristine shape when they are in your new storage rack.
Ikea KALLAX – The Ultimate in Affordable Vinyl Record Storage for Larger Vinyl Collections
A discussion of vinyl record storage is incomplete without IKEA’s highly coveted KALLAX shelves. They’re probably the most well-known solution for vinyl lovers storage of large to medium-sized collections. The 13”x13 cubes are ideal for storing twelve inch LPs and they come with a variety of sizes and finishes for an appealing cost.
The Ikea Kallax is one of the most popular vinyl record storage cabinets on the market today. It is a very versatile piece that can be used as a standalone cabinet or combined with other Ikea furniture to create a custom storage solution. The Kallax is available in different colors and sizes. It is also very affordable, making it a great option for budget-minded collectors.
The biggest downside to the Ikea Kallax is that it can be difficult to stack multiple units together without creating a lot of extra space between them. If you have a large collection, you may need to purchase several units to store all your records. Another downside is that the shelves are not adjustable, so you may need to get creative with how you stack your albums.
New KALLAX Shelf Unit, Black-Brown (Black, 57 7/8x57 7/8 ")
Each cube will hold right at 50 lp records. We recommend not overloading each cube and trying to keep the limit to 40 – 45 (80% – 85%) of each cube. When purchasing make sure to plan on future growth of your collection. A 4 x 4 model may not be needed today but may save you some time and money in the future as your vinyl collection grows.
The Ikea Kallax is available in different colors and sizes. The most popular size is the 4 x 4 model, which can hold up to around 760 records. Next down and much more wall friendly is the 4 x 2 model which will hold approximately 370 records. For smaller collections and short-term lp storage there is a 2 x 2 (160 records) and a 1 x 2 (80 records) models.
Overall, the Ikea Kallax is our top pick for a great vinyl record storage cabinet for budget-minded collectors who don’t have a lot of space to work with.
Take note of the weight. Records weigh a lot, more than 150 grams (5 ounces). Make sure not to overload the cubes.
The Sick of Ikea Contenders Record Cabinets
Although the Ikea Kallax or Expedite are our top pick for vinyl record cabinets since they offer perfect sized record holding cubes you may be looking for something different. Maybe you are looking for something more unique or something to fit your existing room decor. Don’t worry, we have you covered with some of the best record storage cabinets available today.
Modway Render Mid-Century Modern Vinyl Record Storage Display Cabinet
TThis cabinet is sure to compliment your music room with it’s classic, vintage design. The cabinet will hold over 100 LPs easily. We found this solidly constructed cabinet perfect for placement of record storage in an existing room of our home. It features a mid-century design with sliding doors and two shelves for storing records.
The compact, low-profile design makes it ideal for small spaces. This lightweight and durable music stand is the perfect companion to your vinyl record collection while also providing convenient storage.
The cabinet features solid walnut grain laminate construction with particleboard frame and walnut grain laminate furniture, 4 tapered wood legs, and non-marking foam foot pads. The top is scratch resistant leaves lots of room for home decor. Although not solid wood, we found the cabinet to be sturdy and well constructed.
Modway Render Mid-Century Modern Vinyl Record Storage Display Cabinet, 37 Inch, Walnut
Although this looks like a piece of high end audio furniture, my one complaint and main reason I no longer use the cabinet is I did not like the metal insert dividers. I wish they would have used a full sized wood divider between the sections.
Crosley ST66-PA Manchester Entertainment Stand
The Crosley Manchester Entertainment Stand is a well-made, lightweight, and versatile tabletop record holder that looks great in any room. The Crosley Manchester offers plenty of storage space to house your vinyl collection with its large top surface and bottom open shelf for easy access.
Depending on the height you need for your records, the Crosley Manchester can accommodate the needs of most collectors. The height adjusting legs are plastic so please take care when assembling or moving to avoid damaging the metal threads. Some people mention that there is not much vertical storage space available in this cabinet, as you are looking at about 40 record storage max.
Overall, we think that the Crosley Manchester Entertainment Stand would be great for the casual vinyl collector who wants a stylish and easy to use tabletop record holder.
Crosley ST66-PA Manchester Entertainment Center Stand, Paprika
Urban Outfitters Wooden LP Storage Cabinet
If you are looking for a more classic and rustic look, wooden storage solutions may be the way to go. There are many different types of wooden storage solutions, but we will be highlighting one of the best of the best.
This cabinet has a simple, yet stylish modern style design that will look great in any room. The cabinet can hold up to 100 records and comes with dividers to help you organize your collection. You can find information about the record cabinet here.
Way Basics Vinyl for your Vinyl Record Collection
The perfect vinyl record storage cabinet for small collections with room to grow. The way basics is made with durable zBoard recycled paperboard, eco friendly, non-toxic and free of formaldehyde and VOC and can hold right at 40 vinyl records. We found it perfect for our music room although I did not trust it to hold our record player.
Since it is a cube design, as your record collection grows you can easily add additional cubes to increase storage capacity. This is great as any vinyl lover will know the collection will continue to grow. We also found these individual cubes great for short-term vinyl storage of a set of records which you will listen to on a regular basis.
Bamboo & Acrylic Vinyl Record Crate
Similar to the Way Basics vinyl crate, the Bamboo and Acrylic record crate offers is a great way to display and store your short-term or small vinyl collection. The crate features a clear acrylic front which allows the front record to be displayed and offers a ‘filp’ design which is great when finding the next disc to put on the record player.
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LPBIN2 Vinyl Record Storage Cabinet
If you like the flip style of the previous record cabinet but need more space for your collection the LP Bin 2 may be exactly what you are looking for.
The LPBIN2 vinyl record storage cabinet has black powder-coated 18 G.A. steel shelves with tough black, industrial, long grain particle board sides. The raised back bin will allow you to easily browse and select your LPs. Records stacked vertically in a row may be viewed and selected simply by lowering the bottom shelf. It’s perfect for boxed sets.
The capacity is 560 vinyl records using cardboard album covers with standard 12″ single discs.
We found the LP Bin 2 to not only look great and offer easy access to vinyl but it is easy to assemble. I had it together in under 30 minutes and I am by no means a handy man. You can find details on the LP Bin 2 here.
Vinyl records are making a comeback in today’s modern world. Rather than relying on the convenience of digital files, people are turning back to these vintage formats for their music listening. Unfortunately, this has created quite the dilemma when storing vinyls to keep them in good condition.
Luckily there are many great storage cabinets that can accommodate large amounts of records and provide you with all the storage space you need to listen to your favorite oldies! If you’re looking for something stylish that will also hold up well over time, we recommend taking a look at Ikea Kallax or Urban Outfitters Wooden LP Storage Cabinet . These styles offer plenty of record space while still being able to stand out as part of your home decor!
If it is more space you are in need of, the LPBIN2 Vinyl Record Storage Cabinet is a great option that can hold up to 560 records! Whichever style you choose, make sure to protect your vinyls and keep them in good condition by storing them properly in a cabinet made specifically for this purpose.
Thanks for reading our article on the best vinyl record storage cabinets! We hope you found the perfect option for your needs and are now ready to start listening to your favorite oldies! Remember, it is important to protect your records by storing them in a proper environment to keep them in good condition!