Whether you’re a serious collector or just getting started you might be looking for an effectively LP record storage solution. Luckily, your 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 versatile 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 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 item you get the option of choosing between 6 wood finishes. This includes: 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 come in many different sizes and price ranges which affect the amount of LP’s 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 crate 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 LP 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 previously 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.
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 have 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 straightforward, functional and affordable. Information on this LP 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 with 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 can buy a lot of these record crates for a few hundred bucks. The designer and manufacturer, Darlas Studio 66, does offer a wide range of furniture items for LP record storage.
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 LP’s 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 albums.
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 Etsy designs this industrial minimalist 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 test 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 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 slots 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 wood 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 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
DK Record display stand
DK Vinyl Displays creates a range of one of a kind record storage items with amazing gloss finishes. Most of their products are made from Baltic Birch and painted with an eco-friendly paint.
The designer stresses that he only selects the highest quality materials available. This particular item can store up to 400 LP’s. Since it’s handmade and has such a big storage capacity you can expect to pay slightly more than most units on this list.
This manufacturer also has many other units available for smaller album collections.
Cube 12″ furniture stack
This 12 inch cube LP storage stack is similar to the first item we listed from Wicker Wood Works. As with most of Wicker Wood Works’ furniture pieces you have a choice between different wood finishes such as: vintage blue, mahogany, oak, walnut and ebony.
This particular item is basically two of their single container cubes stacked on top of each other with the capacity of hosting around 160 records. It also has their classic vintage handmade furniture look which many people seem to like.
Measurements / Size: 14.50W x 24H x 14.50L
Flip Tabletop Handcrafted Display Unit
This Flip Tabletop Vinyl Record Storage furniture piece from Luno is a beautiful handmade piece. Materials used include solid walnut and brass with a wax finish, all made in Los Angeles.
Not only is it great to look at, it makes sorting through your records a breeze. Compared to other furniture pieces with similar storage capacity, it is however quite expensive since it can only store up to 35 records.
It is however an amazing piece of modern LP record storage art and has a sturdy appeal.
Measurements / Size: 14 x 12 x 13 inches
KAIU LP Storage Holder
We’re really glad we discovered this LP record storage furniture piece from KAIU! Till date (1/5/2017) it has received over 100 reviews which we always see as being very positive. These guys also have one of the most descriptive product pages we’ve seen on this list so naturally we had to add them.
This natural wood product is a very simple design yet it’s functional and insanely affordable. It has a wooden base and 2 acrylic scratch and shatter resistant sleeves at both ends which enables you to store up to 50 records.
It’s simple, minimalistic and allows you to effortlessly flip through albums on almost any surface.
Measurements / Size: 13.5 x 7 x 7.5 inches
LP record storage cases
Crosley CR401-TA Record Carrier Case
This 60’s retro inspired LP storage case from Crosley comes standard in brown, has a metal enclosure and metal handle to take with you anywhere. What’s great is that this case 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 also holds around 30 records.
Customers on Amazon seem to really love this case since it has over 200 reviews on Amazon till date (1/5/2017). It’s a great storage option for those that are traveling and are slightly over protective of their LP’s.
Measurements / Size: 6.8 x 13.8 x 14.2 inches
1byone Vinyl Storage Case
The 1byone Case is very similar as the Crosley CR401-TA we mentioned above. We added it mostly for those that like furniture items with unique colors. As far as functionality goes it can store 30 LP’s, has metal snaps and a handle for easy transportation.
There are clear benefits to storing your records in such a case as it provides great protection.
Measurements / Size: 13.8 x 6.9 x 14.2 inches
Odyssey KROM Transport Case for
If you tend to like metal items, this LP storage case from Odyssey is a great option. With this case you can host about 70 12″ albums. It’s also padded with a foam interior for further protection and has a detachable lid.
Measurements / Size: 15.2 x 15.2 x 11.2 inches
So there you have it: 24 of the best LP record storage options available online for 2017! You’ve got boxes; cases, crates, shelves, racks and many more to choose from. Even though our reviews tend to be short they should help you find the best display solution for your budget and collection size. Take care of those records and happy listening!
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