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    Default Need ideas to store records

    I've accumulated a lot of records and need a way to store them. I know how as far as being upright and not leaning but I'm lost as what to put them in.

    I'm thinking if I had boxes of 12.25" square inside dimensions with one side open I could keep sitting the boxes side by side and on top of each other as the collection grows.

    Anyone know of anything like this which is available commercially? What would be really cool is plexiglass cubes. Could be different colors.

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    Here is a link to exactly what I want but I can't pay $84 each. I need about 8 of them.

    http://www.plexi-craft.com/cubes.htm

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    I saw this page while browsing through Audiogon. this guy has his stored in big rubbermaid containers. They aren't pretty but they're much cheaper than the plexi-glass...

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    Quote Originally Posted by madmax
    Here is a link to exactly what I want but I can't pay $84 each. I need about 8 of them.

    http://www.plexi-craft.com/cubes.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Polkmaniac
    You could go down to your local Home Depot and probably bu8ild those things for like 20 bucks each...
    Home Depot will cut the sizes you need too. They should have sheet plexiglas and a decent silicone adhesive should work to keep them together.

    IKEA has some cube/modular storage units that are bit more attractive than plexiglas cubes. Target also has cube thingys from Sauder Furniture I believe. They are all fairly cheap.
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    milk crates work, too, if you can find 'em
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    I use milk crates... but most DJ's do for their records. :D
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    You could scour the thrifts/used office furniture stores for some older heavy duty legal size filing cabinets, take the drawers out ( they won't close with records in them). The drawers make good heavy duty boxes.
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    You could make them out of wood. 3/4" plywood ends and 1/2" x 4" for the sides and bottoms. They would look like the old wooden crates, somewhat. Get the slats from a pallet manufacturing company. It will be roughsawn and will add that rustic look.
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    I liked what Ken Swauger did with his place and his massive collection of LP's. There are some pictures in the thread linked below about half way through the first page. I also just keep mine in bookcases. The shelves on mine are at least a half inch thick and they haven't sagged at all over the years.

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    I like Kens idea but I want something more modular.

    I like the rubbermaid but those rounded edges bother me. I like the fact that they seal but that isn't too important. Still, if you stack them on top of each other it would be a hassle to get to the ones you want.
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    Here is some modular furniture from Sauder Woodworking.

    http://www.ezcube.info/home/default.asp

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    I threw this together out of a 4'x'8 sheet of 3/4 birch plus some extra from another project for the verticals (makes it super steady). Total cost was about $55, if you call the remnants $10.

    And, yes that's an elvis photo disc and Shaft in Quadraphonic.

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    Target sells sauder but they don't have any of the cubes listed on their website.

    I like unc's shelves. Especially the offset panels!

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    Yeah, I'd like to say that the offset panels were an artistic choice, but it's really because you can't nail it from the top & bottom with them lined up :D

    I banged that out in about 4 hours- most of that was sanding. You'll need a router to do the joints right. I was having the same issues as you- too much vinyl and I couldn't find any decent milk crates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by madmax
    Target sells sauder but they don't have any of the cubes listed on their website.

    I like unc's shelves. Especially the offset panels!

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    8.00
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    http://www.sleevetown.com/record-storage.shtml

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    I found the cubes at Target. Unless I make something I think they will do they job nicely. Tryrrthg, tell your dad he may have a job for a while longer. :)

    If only they came in oak color I would already have them. I may go with black.
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    I am using this "Stacking Cube Mesh" i bought at the local Ace hardware here in the Philippines. This might also be available in the States. These sell in stacks of 2's and 3's and you can add more as your collection grows . These are interconnectible. Size is 14.5x14.5x14.5 inches. Am having problem uploading pics. If you wnat send me your email add and ill send it to you. Hope this helps
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    Ok so pics were uploaded. Here's another pic.
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    If you were to ever make something out of Plexiglas, use a cement that is formulated for acrylic. This will create a chemical bond between the joints making it very strong. I've used ISP Weld On #16 cement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by madmax
    I found the cubes at Target. Unless I make something I think they will do they job nicely. Tryrrthg, tell your dad he may have a job for a while longer. :)
    Excellent!

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    I found a really big assed oak cabinent with doors at Lowes which I am considering. I think I would still have to construct shelves on the inside of it though. If I got something that big (48x72x16) I would probably make shelves for LP's, CD's, DVD's, Laserdiscs and vhs tapes. Everything neat and organized in one place. It is kinda cheaply built but looks great on the outside.
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    OK!
    I finally pulled the trigger on a couple of Sauder storage cabinets for LP storage. Finally found the ones I wanted in oak color.

    http://www.boscovs.com/webapp/wcs/st...0001&langId=-1

    I like this particular one because of the center support which means you don't have a long shelf to bow in the center. Also, it allows 5 rows of storage, has doors and was only $75 each! I certainly can't build anything similar for the same price.

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    I just drive around to the back of the nearest grocery store and obtain plastic milk crates,, with the managers approval of course :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by george daniel
    I just drive around to the back of the nearest grocery store and obtain plastic milk crates,, with the managers approval of course :D
    I was a little concerned about dust so the doors are a very nice addition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by madmax
    OK!
    I finally pulled the trigger on a couple of Sauder storage cabinets for LP storage. Finally found the ones I wanted in oak color.

    http://www.boscovs.com/webapp/wcs/st...0001&langId=-1
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    WooHoo!!!

    Just went on sale for $59.99 each and found locally. Luckily they allowed me to cancel the internet order. For $125.98 I bought two so I now have storage for 1800 LP's! Of course due to weight reasons I'll only use a some of the lower shelves for LP's and will use the upper ones for VHS tapes, CD's and DVD's. This should be plenty of room for all my media!
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    Nice! Just keep an eye on the shelves & make sure they aren't bending...
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    I'll do that. Each shelf is only 13" wide so there is a good chance they will not sag. My main concern is the total weight on the 3 main verticals. Shouldn't be a problem since I'll spread out the heavy stuff towards the bottom.

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