If you are a seasoned or new vinyl collector you chances are you need some furniture item to display your collection and music equipment. The best solution is getting your hands on a functional record player stand, table, cabinet, or media console.
When it comes to choosing a turntable stand there’s a lot to consider. You’ve put in countless of hours collecting records, not to mention the cost. You want to display it correctly, protect your records and have the best experience possible…
When buying a piece of audio furniture you need to keep in mind the different types, styles (vintage, retro, modern and rustic), dimensions, materials used, functionality and price. Here with our ultimate buyer’s guide we provide you with a list of the best record player stands for 2017. Let’s get started!
Record player furniture defined: Stands & Tables VS Cabinets VS Media Consoles
Different terms are being used to describe record player furniture online. Let’s quickly differentiate between them to eliminate any confusion.Measurements / Size: 25 x 13.8 x 18.2 inches
Record player stands and tables: Stands and tables are similar in nature and mostly made out of wood or a combination of materials. Furniture in this category are mostly open, meaning you can see what is placed on different storage levels.
Record player cabinets: These items tend to be big, although small cabinets exist, and differentiate themselves from stands with the addition of drawers and cabinet doors. Many cabinets contain closed options and have doors to conceal what is inside.
Record Player Media Consoles: These furniture items tend to be big entertainment pieces to store all your music equipment and can even come with built-in speakers. Media console furniture items were very popular in the 1950’s where it was the centerpiece of every bachelor pad.
Choosing the right one for you
It’s very hard to say the “X” is the best record player stand, cabinet, table or console. Cheaper furniture items will cost between $50 – $200 while more expensive items can be $200 – $1000+, but you get what you pay for.
Don’t expect to buy a $50 item and be able to display a collection of a 1000 records. The higher than price the more functionality, storage, better quality and better design. When it comes to choosing the best one for you, it’s really up to what you need and what you are willing to spend. Our reviews will give you an oversight of each product and help you make an informed decision.
Our top 3 favorite record player stands
|Model||Size||Vinyl Capacity||Quick Summary|
|Line Phono||21.6 x 17.5 x 39.5 inches||200||A very trendy and functional piece - the one we like the most.|
|Crosley Stand||25 x 13.8 x 18.2 inches||50||A great low cost offering for a small vinyl collection.|
|Simpli Home||60 x 18 x 26 inches|
It also comes in three sizes.
|Unknown - Probably 50+||A very stylish piece created as the ultimate entertainment center.|
Record player stands and tables
Crosley ST66-PA Manchester Entertainment Center Stand
The Crossley Manchester Entertainment Center Stand is a great entry level record player stand for someone on a tight budget. It has a simple design, yet modern retro feel to it. Primarily made out of wood and some wire, it’s only available in one color (Paprika) which is a combination of brown and red.
This small table comes standard with two levels: The bottom level is for vinyl storage (averaging 50 vinyl records) and includes wired slots to prevent records from falling out of the sides. The wired slots are a great addition as many competing products don’t have that feature. The top level is a simple table top which is perfect for displaying a turntable.
The Manchester Entertainment stand comes disassembled, but Crosley assures buyers that assembly is quick and easy. Reviews on Amazon for the product has been good overall, however some say the table can be a bit wobbly. Keep in mind: this can simply be because buyers did not assemble it correctly.
That being said, this item from Crosley compares nicely to other affordable record player table stands, is good value for money and can easily fit into almost any room design.
Measurements / Size: 25 x 13.8 x 18.2 inches
Nexra 101012 Jasper Audio Tower
The Nexra Turntable Audio Tower is an affordable multipurpose audio equipment item. Initially we had our doubts about using this as a record player stand. After taking a closer look at the reviews on Amazon we had a change of heart. One customer even commented saying: “This is the near perfect record stand”. We find it hard to believe that it’s the best furniture item out there… Yet it comes to show that everyone has their own set of specification and needs when buying accessories for a vinyl collection.
The Nextra Turntable tower comes in 4 different color variations: American Beech, Biscotti and Black, Moka And Black, and Truffle. The on in the image to your right is the “Truffle” variation. What we do like about this item is that it’s made by quality manufacturers in Canada and from particle board and MDF. It provides a good amount of storage space and since the selves are adjustable you can slightly tweak it to fit your specific needs.
Hopefully we won’t in trouble for this, but to your right is an image from a customer on Amazon. It seems that he removed one of the bottom shelves to make enough room for his vinyl collection in the media console.
Be cautious of the amount of weight you add to this item. It’s not the strongest in the world. Yet for it’s functionality, easy access cable wholes at the back, multiple shelves, variations and low price it’s a great contender in the lower end of the market.
Measurements / Size: 19.8 x 19.8 x 32.5 inches
Crosley Radio Wire Cord Black Turntable Stand
The Crosley Radio Wire Cord stand is yet another great entry level offering from Crosley. This item is budget friendly and made out of steel wire (black in color). Some has classified it as “retro” although we believe it to be a modern and simplistic design.
This record player stand has two wired shelves which can be used to store a turntable / amplifier / audio equipment and a vinyl storage shelf at the bottom. The exact amount of vinyl records it can hold is uncertain, however one customer claimed to have 23 vinyl records stored and space left for more.
There are however mixed reviews about this product. Some customers have deemed it “thin”, so don’t expect to host a whole collection or complete system on it. We did however add it to the list to provide some variety in the area of metal furniture. However, be sure to keep its limitations in mind and to tighten all bolts correctly when assembling. Overall it’s a very affordable item (under $100) and competes nicely with stands in similar price ranges.
Even though is has received mixed reviews, some people are okay with the quality, functionality and pricing it offers.
Measurements / Size: 26.5W x 16.37D x 37H inches
Winsome Multipurpose Wooden Shelf
The Winsome Shelf is the simplest and least unique item we have on this list. However, don’t let that effect you negatively. Would you believe me when I say that at the time of writing this (4/9/2017) this piece of furniture has over 500 reviews on Amazon?
If you’re someone who base their buying decisions on the amount of positive reviews an item gets, this will be a clear winner for you. It has two shelving options and three levels for storing audio equipment. The standard color is called “Espresso” and there aren’t any variations available.
Traditionally the Winsome is not build with audiophiles in mind. Yet a customer left a review saying that he was able to display his turntable, amplifier and a few vinyl record on it. For the price this item is a steal! It’s yet another great option in the lower end of the record player stand market.
Measurements / Size: 11.2 x 13.5 x 29.2 inches
Darla’s Studio 66 Turntable Stand
This furniture piece is a relatively new item from Darla’s Studio and is one of the most affordable handmade items on our list. Already we like this item since the seller actually made the effort of taking product images with audio equipment on it so that you can know it was made for vinyl junkies.
This stand follows a very simple concept and almost looks like two crates added on top of each other to make a storage unit. The wood is coated with a medium stain and can display about 60 vinyl (120 in total).
We added it to the list since it costs less than $100 (4/9/2017), is handmade and has a big storage capacity. Furniture made from crates are also very trendy at the moment. Another great option record player stand in for a small to medium collector.
Measurements / Size: 27 x 20 x 15 inches
Sanus Systems AFA Accurate Audio Table Stand
Normally we stick to wooden furniture items, but we like to give a lot of variety to choose from. This is exactly what the Sanus Systems AFA Audio Table offers you. It’s a sleek, contemporary design with chrome pillars and black shelving.
You’ll be pleased to know that we’ve seen customers on Amazon posting pictures where they were using this table as a record player stand. One thing to keep in mind is that you might not be able to display your vinyl upright as with other items on this list. It should however be possible to place them on top of each other. Albeit, not the best solution in the world.
What’s great about this product is that it’s build to be strong and is advertised as being able to support up to 100 pounds. It’s also an open build which makes for good airflow for your audio equipment. The stand is good for large systems or equipment that’s really heavy and fits nicely in the lower to medium price range.
Handmade Vinyl Record Player Table Stand by Wicker Wood Works
What’s cooler than having some amazing display item for your turntable and audio equipment? The answer: having a custom colored, handmade record player table! If you have a bit more money to spend and love vintage look’n handmade furniture, this piece from Wicker Wood Works is perfect for you!
This United States company builds sturdy handmade custom furniture from quality materials. With this stand you can choose from 5 different wood finishes including vintage blue, dark walnut, red mahogany, ebony and gold oak. The record table has three levels with the bottom being allocated mostly to vinyl records and the 2nd and 3rd levels a combination of space for records and audio equipment.
In the product images it is not shown to host a turntable, like the previous record player stand, however it does seem able to fit most devices. It can also host up to 175 records, which is good compared to other furniture in this price range. Be sure to contact the seller for custom orders (different size, design or layout) if needed. Overall we like the uniqueness this vintage hand made table provides. This furniture item is not an entry level unit so be prepared to pay more. However it does offer great functionality, a lot of storage space for records and equipment and many design options which truly makes it one of a kind!
Measurements / Size: 28.5 x14.5 x24 inches
Line Phono Turntable Station Turntable Stand
The Lino Phono Turntable Station is a very unique and simplistic modern piece of furniture. The designers of this functional piece of furniture have experience in selling over 20 000 items in and around the vinyl scene. They describe this item as being the brainchild of “Turntable Experts” & “World Class Architects”.
The creators claimed to have sold over 1000 units of this simple, functional, versatile, quality, sturdy and relatively easy assembled turntable station. It has four different levels with the top two levels being allocated to your amplifier, turntable and are designed to fit most record player furniture items. The bottom two levels are mostly for storing vinyl records while each one having a capacity of hosting approximately 100 records (200 in total). The wood or materials used are called MDF (speckling and color variation based look) and does not need to be painted.
The creators specifically wanted to give it a unique “Matt” look so that all the textures of materials can be seen and that they can differentiate themselves from other bland furniture designs on the market. The Line Phone comes available in two different colors: carbon (charcoal black) and Birch (light brown). The height of shelves can be adjusted; has a hook for headphones and multiple cable wholes to easily manage cables.
This record player stand has a great way of storing a big amount of records and equipment without taking up a lot of space in the room. Overall, reviews for this stand have been great and with more than 1000 being sold, the numbers speak for themselves. It’s a great option for a serious vinyl collector.
Measurements / Size: 21.6 x 17.5 x 39.5 inches
Here’s a video about Line Phono Turntable Station explaining the product features in detail:
Vintage House Coruna Solid Wood Record Table Stand
Vintage House Coruna is a handmade furniture designer that specializes in solid wood tables, night stands and more. This record player table stand follows a Mid Century Danish Minimalist design. It is made from solid pine with oak legs and painted with a dark varnish to ensure the wood stays protected.
It’s an interesting piece of furniture that almost looks like a student’s desk. Luckily it’s a lot less boring and way more functional than that! It has two separate storage areas with the one on the left mostly being used for records as well as the top area for records or music equipment. As the seller demonstrates in the image the record player table looks very quaint with the turntable on the top level and additional items next to it.
Unfortunately it does not come in any different colors or variations, but with some motivation I’m sure it’s possible to get the designers from Vintage House Coruna to customize it. It’s a solid high quality piece and very stylish, but in a higher price range. Keep in mind custom quality furniture does not come cheap.
Measurements / Size: W61 cm x H53 cm x L30 cm
DK Vinyl Displays Custom Record Player Stand
If you want to have something that is fully customizable and made especially for you, this stand from DK Vinyl Displays is what you need. The designer and manufacturer of this piece works directly with you to create a piece with the color scheme and paint you desire, that will last a life time.
The product itself is very “green” and environment friendly since materials used are high quality recycled commercial grade MDF. As for design, you’ll notice it’s very unique with its triangular shaped frame and legs. It consists of two levels with the bottom level build for specifically for displaying records. It even has small handcrafted side panels to prevent them from falling out and can store up to 400 records, which is pretty amazing. Not many pieces have that functionality.
The top level is made for displaying turntables and as the seller indicates is built to fit most turntables in the market. It can also be used as additional storage space for records if you’re one of the lucky few to have such a big collection. The design looks very smooth, modern and we believe this will be a great hit with customers!
Measurements / Size: W20 x H41 x L34 inches
DK Vinyl Displays makes a lot of great furniture items for the record industry so be sure to visit their storefront on Amazon by clicking here for more amazing custom furniture.
Record player cabinets
Crosley ST75-CH Bardstown Entertainment Cabinet
The Crosley ST75-CH Entertainment Cabinet is a simple and functional product from Crosley. It’s made out of wood veneer, has a beautiful glass cabinet door and is available in three colors: Cherry, Paprika and black. This little cabinet is priced very fairly, making it a good contender for lower price range items.
It comes standard with three levels of storage. The bottom level is for displaying vinyl records while the top smaller section is generally used for CD storage. This might sound functional, but we can’t imagine vinyl collectors even considering of storing CD’s together with records. Or would they? If you wouldn’t, then maybe that area can be used to store other music equipment. Be sure to check dimensions before doing so though…
The top area, as with a normal record player cabinet, can be used to display a turntable. Overall reviews for this product on Amazon were good, but keep in mind this item does require assembly. The design does seem a bit bland, yet it would probably be easy to match with other furniture items in a room. If you don’t have a lot of money to spend and a small collection you should definitely take the Crosley Bardstown into consideration.
Also see other color variations below.
Measurements / Size: 20 x 16 x 25 in
Crosley Everett Record Player Stand Cabinet
The Crosley cabinet can hold just under 75 albums and has slots for wires at the back. This cabinet is a true quality piece of art. We like the fact that you can neatly tuck all your records away behind the cabinet door and place your turntable on top. Crosley also used genuine metal for items like the door handle to further increase its value.
It’s small, compact, looks amazing, but unfortunately does not come cheap. If you’re willing to buy an record player furniture item in this price range you could consider the Line Phono which offers a lot more functionality, storage and value, but might lack in the design department.
Yet, if you like designer items and have a few hundred dollars to spend this one from Crosley is worth taking into account.
Measurements / Size: 20.8 x 16 x 33.5 inches
Nexera Pinnacle Audio Tower Cabinet
The Nexerat 1-door audio tower is not a vintage record player cabinet, but a stylish piece of furniture that comes standard in a cherry and black finish. It’s a great contender in the cabinet section of this list and also falls in a similar price range as the Crosley ST75-CH Bardstown Entertainment Cabinet.
You might need to get a bit creative and remove one of the shelves to fit your vinyl collection. However we think it would look awesome with a turntable on the cherry top and albums inside the cabinet. As with previous Nexera products it’s made in Canada from MDF and particle board which tends to be high quality products.
It’s part of a bigger furniture collection from Nexera which makes finding additional matching items really easy. Overall it’s a small, compact, sleek and affordable furniture item. Be sure to double check dimensions of equipment before purchasing.
Measurements / Size: 21.4 x 21.8 x 32.4 inches
The Veep Stereo Turntable Cabinet-Credenza
We’re not sure how our readers would react when they see the price for the Veep Stereo Turntable Cabinet. Either way, we’re glad to add this to the list. Furniture pieces like this do cost a lot of money and they are truly one of a kind. I know we’ve said it before, but just take another look…
Even if you can’t afford the Veep Stereo Cabinet or don’t like it (taste differs), it’s amazing to look at. The Veep Stereo turntable cabinet comes with a ton of features and almost looks like a Transformer (like in the movie) once you open everything up. With it’s Mid Century Modern design and sharp edges made of symmetrical holes on both sides it’s a true piece of art.
This specific design, is made out of salvage maple wood and is available in other types of wood as one would expect for this particular price. It has 6 areas with the middle drawer built specifically to host records and side cabinets with enough space for an amplifier and other equipment.
The top flip-open area is used to store a record player in a typical retro media console stereo cabinet style. Areas in both top right and left corners are built for storing speakers. Each drawer and cabinet opens with a slight push – something we thought was a great addition. It’s a super sleek designer furniture piece with a hefty price tag, but very functional and amazing to look at! Currently it’s one of the most expensive furniture items on the list.
Measurements / Size: W18 x H36 x L54 inches
Record player consoles
Pemberly Row Mahogany Media Console
The Pemberly Row Media Console is a beautiful piece of furniture with a touch a retro class and Mid Century Modern design. Besides the awesome design it has great features to back it up. Materials used include solid hardwood, metal wire for vinyl record slots together covered in a rich dark mahogany finish.
This record player console has the capability of neatly tucking away your turntable and audio equipment. The sliding cabinet doors is perfect if you’re not a fan of displaying your collection out in the open and want a simple sophisticated modern look. The console itself stores the record player inside the cabinet on the top level and opens up with an easy to use hinged door. The bottom level has wired slots for storing vinyl records.
One potential issue we see is the fact the this furniture piece only has one cable hole at the back. This might cause problems if you want to store more than one piece of music equipment such as speakers or amplifiers in it. Depending on the location of your cables, length etc. this might not be such a big problem or easily solved.
Shelving is adjustable, leaving room for customization – always a benefit from our
point of view. After further research We found this exact record player console model on Amazon just with a different name, the Crosley Everett Media Console. This particular product page provided a bit more information so we can report that overall customers seemed to be happy with this item.
As always there were some negative feedback, mostly regarding assembly or wrong items being shipped. We strongly believe this is part of the process of ordering disassembled furniture online. That being said, the Crosley Pemberly Row / Everett Media Console is a real classy item. Although it tends to be in a high price range you’re paying for the awesome retro design and special features like sliding & hinged doors.
Update (7/4/2017): We wouldn’t mind owning one of these. Unfortunately this item is currently unavailable on Amazon. Be sure to find similar items from Crosley here.
Measurements / Size: 18 x 34.2 x 44 inches
Simpli Home Draper Mid Century Low TV Media Stand
The designers from Simpli Home offer a range of quality furniture with good functionality and modern design. Their furniture often times come with classic tapered legs typifying the 1950’s / 60’s retro era.
The only problem is that this piece is not specifically designed as a record player stand. Why did we add it to our list then? We’ll it’s an awesome item and reviews really are above average. From past furniture items we’ve reviewed we know that people tend to speak their mind on Amazon reviews. It has to be a great product if most reviews are rated 4-5 out of 5 stars.
Besides great reviews, it can be used to stores audio equipment as exactly shown in the image. Be sure to read the reviews yourself before purchasing if you are interested. This also helps to get the inside scoops on products. Furthermore Simpli Home media console is made from solid rubber wood and has an Auburn brown dark wood finish. It’s a sturdy piece of furniture and relatively big compared to previous items. Besides the awesome design and quality we think that the price plays a big role in the reason for its popularity.
Starting under $400 (keep in mind prices differ and change frequently) you can get this piece. Compared to other offerings, it’s definitely fairly priced. It also comes in 3 variants called “low”, “medium” and “tall”. With each different unit the price and height of design slightly increases. The door and cabinet arrangement also differs between variants with different sliding or normal hinged cabinet doors being used.
What’s great is that each variant has multiple holes for cables at the back, room for a standard sized turntable and vinyl collection like most record player furniture. Shelves have adjustable height so you can customize them. One couple noted that they use it to store vinyl records, so it’s definitely possible. The amount of vinyl that can be stored remains uncertain.
We love the idea of sliding doors – its feel so retro and for that reason the “Tall” variation is our favorite option for this media console. Even though it’s not built with turntables in mind, it’s a versatile piece and great contender in the bigger sized record player console category.
Measurements / Size: 60 x 18 x 26 inches
WoodLove Retro Record Player Console
Wood Love Furniture makes beautiful pieces of furniture as you can see. Unfortunately the seller does not provide as much information on the product page as we had hoped. Currently this particular piece of furniture is also unavailable (4/7/2017).
We went ahead and added it to our list anyway. They don’t talk about types of materials used, storage space of even the size of the console itself. None the less it looks beautiful and is definitely worth looking into if you’re interested in these types of media consoles.
It’s a relative large piece of furniture with the top left area being used to display a record player in a standard flip-open top style. Underneath are many different levels of storage for amplifiers, records and other equipment covered by two sliding doors. It really looks retro and vintage; even the image itself looks like something from the 60’s.
Additional products from Etsy
Etsy is a great market where you can find custom, unique products from interesting sellers. We couldn’t create this guide without at least mentioning a few items from Etsy.
The Wee Record Player Stand (Mid Century Modern)
There’s nothing “Wee” about the look and feel of this Mid Century Modern record player stand from Tiny Lion Designs. Essentially it’s a modern open cabinet stand with a dash of color. It seems simple, but very elegant and a definite center piece.
Although the focus with this table stand seems to be on record storage the top level can easily be used to house a turntable. This isn’t just another mass produced piece of furniture, it’s handmade with love, care and created to each customer’s specific standards. The vinyl record storage amount is uncertain, however compared to other models it’s estimated to be around 50.
With this product each customer gets the option of choosing between four height ranges including: 20, 22, 26 inches or a custom height. When it comes to different colors used on the inside of the stand you have the option of choosing from 19 different colors – some of which are very unique. Some that we like include: scarlet red, avocado, sea foam green, cobalt, sun yellow and burnt orange.
We feel the price might be a bit high however you get a quality made piece of furniture and lots of different colors to choose from.
Measurements / Size: L24″ x W16″ x H22.5″
Metal Record Player Stand End Table
Oakland Academy creates custom designs with a focus on dark colors, steel and wood. Their handmade designs have a typical industrial feel and are something very different compared to the other record player tables we’ve reviewed. In essence they call it “rustic modern”.
That being said, it’s very sturdy as the frame is made from steel and the top is made out of 2 inch thick reclaimed wood. The top level is used for record player display while the bottom level doubles as a vinyl storage area and space for an amplifier. The amount of records that can be displayed remains unclear, however it’s probably a lot… The only issue is that there isn’t a wire rack or anything else to keep them from falling down.
Since reclaimed wood is used we’re assuming that materials can be hardwood, pine, maple or oak. Compared to other handmade record player furniture items unfortunately there aren’t any variations available. Overall it’s a great solution, priced fairly and the metal frame makes it unique.
Measurements / Size: 30″L x 16.5″ W x 18″H
SAWoodworking Modern End Record Player Table
Shreeves Architectural created a very stylish Mid Century Modern handmade record player furniture stand. The focus is mostly on small collections, but it’s a really classy piece of work.
The body of this end table is made out of maple plywood and coated in a satin white paint. The drawer itself is made out of solid walnut and is kept as its natural brown color. As a special feature they’ve added hairpin steel legs which are available in an assortment of colors. Customers get to choose from three leg finishes including: clear coat, raw steel and satin black.
The only variation that exist is in black. Since this is a handmade record player table we’re sure the designer can offer more variations. Overall storage on this piece is on the low end, but we like the simplicity of it. This is also one of the most expensive record player stand tables from Etsy on our list. However it’s still a great piece worth taking a closer look at if you don’t mind paying above average prices.
Measurements / Size: 18″W x 15″D x 28″H
Vinyl record cabinet stand with hairpin legs
The designers from Lumi Wood seem to love working with triangular shapes. It’s one part that makes this stand / open end cabinet combination unique. Oh, and there’s the fact that it’s made in Russia. Yes it’s not a mistake – Russia. There’s nothing wrong with Russia, we’re just stating the facts.
That being said it looks like a cool item and again the hairpin legs give it a type of modern sleek feel. It has three different areas to use including the angled area on the left which is perfect for storing records at an angle. The fact that this area is open means that you can easily sort through your vinyl.
The second area to the right can be used for amplifiers or even more records and the top level is used for turntables. Keep in mind that shipping costs will be relatively high. What’s also cool is the fact that you can use the stand in different ways – with the angled area on the left or even on the right.
Measurements / Size: 29″ Long x 15″ Deep x 27″ Tall
There are so many record player stands, tables, cabinets and media consoles available, but this list will definitely help you find an item you like. We know and understand the every vinyl collector’s budget is different – that’s why we added a big variation of items from under $100 up unto over $1000. If you need separate storing for vinyl records see all our additional vinyl record storage furniture here.
One important tip: remember to check dimensions the equipment you own before purchasing furniture.
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