Record player and vinyl storage setups differ a lot. Not every vinyl collector has the same amount of records and equipment so it’s safe to say each situation needs a custom solution. Maybe you’ve already bought a big furniture piece to store your whole collection in, but it’s bursting at the seams and you need more space for records. Or you’re just starting out with a small set up and just want a simple solution for storing some vinyl. This was the case with this DIY project on instructables.com. The creator’s girlfriend was busy expanding her collection and needed a way to store her vinyl – so he made her a simple wooden crate.
These crates are actually really easy to come by. We’ve even reviewed some of them from Amazon on our vinyl record storage guide here as they are a very popular way of storing records. They are cheap to buy and to make, can store a lot of records and can be customized since it’s made out of wood.
Here’s the guide from Instructables.com: http://www.instructables.com/id/Record-Crate/?ALLSTEPS
It does require some time and work to create this crate; however it makes for a great storage unit or even a present for someone that loves records. Be sure to follow the steps lined out in the guide and in no time you can have your very own vinyl record crate.
If you’re looking for an item that has a bit more character and isn’t just a simple crate we’ve found a great DIY video from Craft Shop which shows you how to build one like shown below:
The difference between this crate and the one from Instructables.com are as follows:
The second design is lifted up from the ground making it easier to access. However as demonstrated in the video the storage space it provides for LP’s are slightly less than the first crate mentioned. The crate from Craft Shop also does not have a bottom which means that records will have to rest on support beams underneath. This is not really a big deal; it’s just a different way of designing it. With the first crate there’s a bottom and we think it can easier be carried around.
Both designs look cool and serve their purpose.
Which vinyl crate do you prefer?