Whether you’re a serious collector or just getting started you might be looking for an effectively LP record storage solution. Luckily, options are almost limitless. In this guide we’re going to show you some of the best vinyl record storage solutions available for 2017. Among these list of items you’ll find a storage box, container, crate, rack, shelf, carry-on case and other furniture pieces in all shapes and sizes.
We’ve tried to make this guide as versatile as possible and covered as many items possible. We understand that not all collectors have similar storage demands. If you’re looking for big furniture pieces to store vinyl and audio equipment visit our guide about 20 modern & vintage record player stands and furniture pieces.
With this specific guide the focus will solely be on standalone vinyl record storage units that can host anywhere from one to hundreds of records. For ease of use we’ll be dividing LP record storage solutions into different categories such as boxes / crates / containers, shelves, racks, cases and more.
Costs & Pricing: You’ll find that most storage products are relatively inexpensive however bigger items can cost over $100 and up. Luckily in this guide there’s something for every budget and need.
Vinyl record storage crates & containers
Wicker Wood Works 12″ Vinyl Containers
What’s great about this crate is that it helps you store records almost anywhere. You can place this container on top of another furniture piece or simply display it on the ground. This specific variation is set to hold up to 100 12 inch records.
With this particular order you get the option of choosing between 6 wood finishes. These include: Dark Walnut, Ebony, Red Mahogany, Vintage blue, Golden Oak & a custom stain. We love the fact that you have so many options to choose from. Handmade items are also normally high quality and build to last.
These crates also come in many different sizes and price ranges which affects the amount of vinyl that can be stored. Be sure to take a look at additional products from Wicker Wood Works here.
Measurements / Size: 14.50 x 10 x 22.5 inches
Diskeeper Ultimate LP Storage Crate
Sleeve City designs and manufactures this vinyl record storage crate in the USA. It’s made from solid Cypress wood, can easily be stacked on top of each other and is fairly attractive. It has functional handles placed at two ends to make moving the case simple and easy. As for storage, it’s said to be able to hold between 75-85 LP records.
The cost is slightly higher than other similar crates however customers have reported it to be sturdy and made from high quality materials.
Measurements / Size: 17 x 13 x 11 inches
AEC LP Record Crate
The guys from Crate Farm are the manufacturers behind this vinyl crate. It’s a very affordable item that can host more than 100 LP’s. It’s also made from Cypress and they’ve even added special areas around the crate for customization such as adding stickers.
It comes neatly packed in a box that almost looks cooler than the vinyl crate itself, ready for you to assemble. With a splash of paint you can easily customize this into the ultimate affordable vinyl record storage crate solution.
Measurements / Size: 24 x 14 x 14 inches
Crosley AC1004A-NA LP Crate
Crosley is a popular brand in the record player industry and with this storage crate it they’ve definitely hit the nail right on the head. This Crosley LP Record Storage crate is very similar to previous affordable solutions.
The style used is simple, even though someone said it’s something similar to retro based pieces they had in the 80’s. It’s made from solid wood and can hold up to 75 vinyl records.
The crate also has a cool looking Crosley emblem on the side while the design makes it easy to pick up and move around. There has been many positive reviews surrounding this item and for the price range it’s a great buy.
Measurements / Size: 19 x 13 x 6 inches
Darlas Studio 66 Vinyl Record Wood Crate
Here’s an item that is very straight forward, functional and affordable. Information on this vinyl record storage crate is unfortunately very limited. However it is estimated to be able to hold up to 89 records and is manufactured in the USA.
It seems to be made from some kind of pine wood and is reported to be relative sturdy, even was a bunch of LP’s in it. As for style and color there isn’t much to say. You would probably buy this product just for the sake of storing your records and not for aesthetics or looks.
It is however very affordable and you buy a lot of these record crates for a few hundred bucks. The designer and manufacturer, Darlas Studio 66, however does offer a wide range of furniture items for LP record storage. Click here to see all the items from Darlas Studio 66.
Measurements / Size: 17 x 13.5 x 14 inches
Atlantic Record Crate – Natural Wood Look
The Atlantic Record crate is another super low cost offering that has the ability to store up to 50 vinyl records. The type of wood used remains uncertain although they market it as having a “natural wood look”.
We like the fact that it has a handle on both sides making it easy to pick up and move. However seeing as it does not have a bottom shelf preventing records from falling out, you probably would need to tilt the crate when picking it up. Hopefully this will prevent vinyl records from falling out.
It’s not our favorite item on the list, however to cater to every price range and preference we’ve decided to add it anyway.
Measurements / Size: 15.5 x 14.9 x 2.2 inches
Sterilite Plastic Storage Crate
Here’s an item we’re almost 100% certain you didn’t expect to find on this list. These plastic crates are probably one of the most affordable items on the list and amazingly functional. Not only does these plastic containers have multiple storage functionalities, we’ve actually seen Amazon users claiming to use them for storing vinyl records.
If you’re on a budget, a really tight budget, you can’t go wrong with these plastic crates.
Measurements / Size: 15.2 x 13.8 x 10.5 inches
12″ Vinyl Record Metal Storage Crate
“Design Atelier Article” from designs these industrial minimalistic 12 inch metal vinyl record storage crates.
It can store up to 100 records and makes transporting a breeze with it’s built in wheels. Since it’s made from metal and is truly a designer item this crate is a lot more expensive than other on the list. You can see it here.
Measurements / Size: 13 2/3″W x 20 1/2″L by 9 2/3″H
Vinyl record storage boxes & cubes
BCW 12″ Record Album Storage Box
These LP record storage boxes from BCW are very durable and functional. Made from cardboard, they are able to stand an amazing 200 lb strength and can hold up to 65 records. The fact that each one has a removable lid further protects your vinyl from dust.
It’s definitely not a designer’s first choice and it might make finding albums fairly hard, especially if you keep the lid on. However it is very functional and a good low cost storage option.
Measurements / Size: 27 x 3 x 26 inches
Sefour Vinyl Record Carry Box
Sefour manufactures a wide range of DJ vinyl record storage furniture and this box is one of their most popular items on Amazon. Frankly there isn’t much to say about this item since the product lacks in information on Amazon. However it does have a carry handle placed in front of the box and host about 65 LP’s.
Besides the black version it’s also available in a tobacco walnut brown, pink, blue and red color. They also have this furniture item in an additional double box product which we’ve listed for you below.
Measurements / Size: 18.5 x 16.2 x 4.8 inches
Foremost Cube Storage Boxes
These vinyl record storage boxes from Foremost are extremely simple furniture items yet very popular. Till date (29/04/2017) they’ve received over 600 reviews on Amazon. These LP storage boxes are made from solid wood. Apart from being able to display more than 80 records they can also be used to store many other types of items.
These boxes are designed in such a way that they can hold around 200 lb of weight and are extremely light weight compared to other similar items. It’s extremely affordable, available in four colors (brown, espresso, black, white) – a budget conscience vinyl collector’s dream.
Measurements / Size: 15.8 x 15.8 x 15.8 inches
Way Basics Stackable LP Storage Box Cube
Similar to the Foremost cube the Way Basics album box has the ability to host between 65-70 LP’s. It’s made with recycled paperboard, can hold a maximum weight of 50 lbs. What’s great about this box is that it comes with a lifetime warranty! Not many furniture items offer such a warranty.
Colors available include brown, black, white and natural. These boxes can also easily be stacked on top of each other creating your very own customizes vinyl record cabinet shelving of sorts.
See the image below for a reference to stacking these boxes.
Measurements / Size: 13.4 x 15 x 15 inches
Vinyl record storage racks
Metal Vinyl Rack
As many other furniture items on the list it’s also a self-assembly item. At a very affordable rate you can get two of these beautiful minimalist design vinyl record storage racks in black or white.
Measurements / Size: 7.9 x 7.3 x 4.5 inches
Artifact Design Accordion Expandable Iron Vintage Album Rack
It has 12 areas for LP storage and comes standard in the grey metal look. What’s great is the versatility of this rack since it can easily fold back into a smaller piece and be transported.
Measurements / Size: 7.9 x 7.3 x 4.5 inches
Vinyl record storage cabinets & shelves
This vinyl record storage cabinet from Sefour is great for those that have hundreds of albums and minimum space. With this cabinet’s vertical design you are able to easily store up to 500 LP’s. The fact that it’s vertical and has multiple levels also make accessing records a breeze.
Measurements / Size: 62.5 x 24.5 x 5.9 inches
Urbangreen Media Cabinet
Urban Green has designed a three level, eco-friendly lp record storage cabinet that is manufactured in the USA. This product requires no assembly, so those that hate DIY – this is for you. It’s a storage cabinet fit for a medium sized LP collector as it can host up to 390 records.
Unfortunately this shelving unit only comes in one color, however since it’s made ready to ship you might be able to convince the manufacturers to ad a different finish.
Measurements / Size: D13 x W29 x H43 inches
Metal & Wood Shelving Unit
GoShelves are hand made designers on Amazon. These guys have really out done themselves with this one shelving cabinet. This vinyl record storage shelf can host a whopping 800 LP’s and is the biggest item on our list in terms of storage.
It might also be the most expensive one, but what did you expect to pay for an items that can host so many LP’s? It’s made from a combination of cold rolled steel rods (frame) and Maple wood for the shelves.
The manufacturer also states that other woods might be available on request.
Measurements / Size: 72W x 12D x 36H inches
Vinyl record storage furniture & additional items
Flip Tabletop Handcrafted Vinyl Record Storage
Here’s an item from Etsy that screams quality and style! This Flip Tabletop Handcrafted Vinyl Record Storage unit is made by I Am Luno (Etsy seller) using quality materials such as solid walnut and brass with a wax finish. It’s not only a great unit to look at but makes sorting through your records a breeze. The price is slightly in the higher range ($100 – $200) given the fact that is can only store up to 35 records. It is however a quality piece, something with a modern and sturdy appeal.
We think that it might be priced a bit too high, but yet again it’s handmade with solid wood. If you’re prepared to pay that kind of money for LP record storage you won’t be disappointed.
Measurements / Size: 13″ H x 12″ W x 14″ D
Available on Amazon
Vinyl Storage, Double 12” record display
This Double 12 inch Vinyl record display unit from DK Vinyl Displays is a big hit on Etsy. This piece is made from mahogany and a whole array of paint inside and out. To be honest it’s a very simple design, relatively big piece of furniture (compared to other storage options), but it works and provides the functionality a record collector needs. In essence it’s a type of wooden box with a separation piece in the middle providing you the ability to store up to 60 vinyl records on both sides which means 120 in total storage. We like the fact that there are so many color options to choose from – another great benefit of purchasing handmade pieces. You are able to choose from more than 10 colors including: yellow, white, black, blue, purple, grey and more.
Price is on the higher end of the $100 – $200 range, but judging from the amount of records it can store and positive reviews it well worth it. DK Vinyl Displays also have smaller storing options available as well as a few designs with a unique modern vintage retro combination. Be sure to take a look at their other products below for even more options.
Measurements / Size: Width – 27.5”, Height – 10.5”, Depth – 13.5”
Available on Amazon
Deluxe Vinyl Record Storage System
This Deluxe Vinyl Storage System from Wicker Wood Works is the biggest item we’ve listed by far and also one of the most expensive ones. However, hold your horses – it’s still affordable in the low $200 – $300 range. This wood furniture piece is made with a dark walnut stain although the seller does provide the option of using different colored stains (remember to contact him personally via Etsy for this). Wicker Wood Works have a way of creating high quality vintage pieces that simply work. That being said this one is probably not for a beginner vinyl collector. It can store up to 220 records – yes, over 200! To fully enjoy it you should be a big time collector or plan to seriously grow the amount of LP’s you own in the near future.
This is actually not the only vintage vinyl record storage furniture piece they have to offer – they actually have too many to review. We’ve added a few additional products for you to see below. Getting back to the Deluxe storage system we believe it fits easily into a vintage room design, seeing as it can store more than 200 LP’s and is handmade it’s good value for money and one of the best offerings on the list.
Measurements / Size: 28.5″ wide 24″ tall and 14.5″ deep
LP record storage cases
Crosley CR401-TA Record Carrier Case
We start our list of vinyl carry cases with the Crosley CR401-TA Record Carrier Case. This 60’s retro inspired storage case comes standard as a brown leather type of color, has an easy to handle enclosure and metal handle to take with you almost anywhere. What’s great is that it really does a good job at protecting your records. Place them inside, close the lid and you don’t have to worry about dust or any other common LP damages taking place. It holds around 30 records and is priced in the $50 – $100 range.
Customers on Amazon seem to really love this case as it has almost 200 reviews on Amazon alone with much of the reviews being positive. We think it’s a great option for those that are traveling or collectors that are slightly over protective of their LP’s. This can be a great addition to a room, especially for someone that loves all things vintage or retro. The price also doesn’t seem to be an issue either.
Measurements / Size: 6.8 x 13.8 x 14.2 inches
1byone Vinyl Record Storage Case for 30 Albums, Blue
The 1byone Vinyl Record Case is very similar as the Crosley CR401-TA we mentioned previously. We added it solely as it has a unique baby blue color and the fact that we think we all need some color in our lives. As far as functionality goes it can store 30 LP’s, also has metal snaps and a metal handle to easily carry to case. There are clear benefits to storing your records in such a case as it provides great protection.
We do however believe that this case, seeing as it’s also priced in the $50 – $100 range, was built mainly to compete against Crosley’s version and 1byone has pulled it off. Overall people seem to like this case; however as always with Amazon reviews, there was the odd customer that weren’t happy at all. We still like it for the different color or style option it provides and for a small vinyl collection what more do you need?
Measurements / Size: 13.8 x 6.9 x 14.2 inches
Odyssey K45120BLK Krom Utility/Record Case, Black
The Odyssey K45120BLK Krom Utility Vinyl case is a very functional and affordable piece. It’s not the best looking one we’ve seen, but for the price ($50 – $100 range) it’s a great contender. It’s a very sturdy case with a quality metal closure and handle – easy to pick up and transport. The metal latch, called a butterfly latch, makes it unique as the lid can bend over and be put underneath the case itself. The design seems to be something out of a band member’s garage and we can definitely see the appeal this will have to serious music fans and even musicians. Even though it can hold up to 120 vinyl records just keep in mind that it is made with 7 inch records in mind. The interior is also outlined with foam for further protection of records.
If you’re looking for the same style of case that can store 12 inch vinyl records be sure to take a look at the Odyssey LKP1 LP CASE Black vinyl storage unit as seen in the pictures below.
Measurements / Size: 9.2 x 17.8 x 9.8 inches
So there you have it: 20 of the best vinyl record storage options we were able to find. You’ve got storage boxes; carry cases, crates, shelves, racks, metal, wood and even carpet. That means a lot to choose from. Even though our reviews tend to be short they should help you find the best one for you in 2017. Take care of those records and happy listening!
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