We’ve shown you how to create custom vinyl record stools using insanely cheap materials from Ikea. We’ve even showed you how to create cupcake stands made out of vinyl records – weird, but pretty cool. However as far as record player furniture pieces go this one not only looks great, but is super customizable and you’ll definitely want to try out if you have a love for art.
It seems that we’ve gotten lost in the amazing list of DIY design guides from Instructables.com and for as long as possible we’ll be posting some of their guides here on our blog. People in the vinyl community have a flair for DIY, especially when it comes to displaying records and music equipment. This gives us a lot of opportunity to post amazing content on our blog that we know you’ll find useful.
This project is no different; it’s simplistic and leaves a lot of room for creating something very unique that nobody else has. You can also easily add your own spin to it.
It’s called Vinyl Record Frames. You might be thinking: “Why would I want to put album art in a frame and hang it on my wall?” It’s simple – it’s art! Some vinyl album art might just speak to you, have sentimental value or just look so strange that putting it in a frame and hanging it on your wall can be nothing less than perfection.
The following DIY project is mostly for 12 inch record album art. Here’s an image of the plans and dimensions for this project. The tutorial on how to design these frames can be found here:
What’s great about this vinyl frame is that it’s not a one shot deal. You can switch albums out whenever you please, use them to store records in again and constantly customize a room to your liking. Not a lot of record player furniture gives you that level of customization with so little effort and cost.
We’re not going to bore you with the details on how to create this yourself – just visit the link we’ve posted. However we’d like to give you a few more ideas to truly make this project your own and give your record albums the glory it deserves.
If you have a bit more DIY skill than the average record player enthusiast you could swop out the wooden frame for a metal one. This will give a kind of industrial look that would go great with some of the record player stands we mentioned in our guide here.
If metal isn’t your thing, a splash of paint can turn these simple vinyl record frames into a furniture piece that stands that visitors love. We love furniture items that tend to look a bit different and create a center piece – something people love to look and can’t stop staring at.
If you own vinyl records and have a few old record album covers lying around you’ll never have a reason to say that art is expensive ever again.