If you are a seasoned collector or just getting started, chances are you need a piece of furniture to display your collection and equipment. The best solution is getting your hands on a functional record player stand, table, cabinet, or media console.
When it comes to choosing the best turntable stand, there’s a lot to consider. You’ve spent countless hours collecting records, not to mention the cost.
You want to give your records the recognition they deserve, protect them at the same time & have the best music experience possible.
Pro tip: Keep in mind the different types, styles, dimensions, materials, functionality, and price when buying.
Here with our ultimate buyer’s guide, we’ll provide you with a list of some the best record player stands for 2018.
Our Best Turntable & Record Player Stands
Here’s a list of 14 of the best items from this guide that we’ve generated based on our market research and data from Premier Records. Click on the product name to jump to review on the page.
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Record player tables & stands
Line Phono Turntable Station
It has been described as the brainchild of “Turntable Experts” & “World Class Architects.”
Since creating this guide in 2017, it has soon become one of the most popular names in the record player stand market.
The reason is its combination of simple, functional, versatile, quality, sturdy design with simple assembly make it many’s favorite turntable stand.
It contains four levels with the top two tiers allocated for amplifiers and turntables designed to fit most systems.
The bottom two levels are mostly for storing vinyl records, each with a capacity to host approximately 100 records (200 in total).
Here’s a video explaining the product features in detail:
It is built with MDF (speckling and color variation based look) and does not paint.
The Line Phono is available in two colors: carbon (charcoal black) and Birch (light brown). The height of shelves can be adjusted; has a hook for headphones and multiple cable holes.
This product makes storing lots of records and equipment without taking up a lot of space in the room effortless.
Measurements / Size: 21.6 x 17.5 x 39.5 inches
Darla’s Studio 66 Vintage Turntable Stand
The record stand follows a simple concept design 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).
You can now also get it in dark brown/black.
This Darla’s Studio furniture piece is good for a small to a medium collector or even someone looking for a simple stand on a budget.
Measurements / Size: 27 x 20 x 15 inches
RMP Industrial Unit
This rugged industrial design unit is sturdy, durable, sophisticated and comes standard with two shelves.
Initially, it was created as a side table for a bedroom. However, there is no reason why you can’t use it for your vinyl collection: vinyl below and turntable up top.
Manufactured in the United States, the RPM Industrial Unit comes in a range of vibrant colors such as bright blue, orange, light gray and black.
Here are some of the variations available.
Measurements / Size: 16 x 22 x 25 inches
Nexera 101012 Jasper Audio Tower
Some have said that it might even be near perfect. It’s hard to believe that it’s the best option available, but it comes to show that each person has their own set of specification and needs.
The Nexera comes in 4 different color variations: American Beech, Biscotti and Black, Moka And Black, and Truffle. The one in the image to your right is the “Truffle” variation.
Manufacturers make it in Canada and from particle board and MDF. It provides a good amount of storage space, and since the shelves are adjustable, you can slightly tweak it to fit your specific needs.
Pro tip: Be cautious of the amount of weight you add to this item.
Because of its functionality, cable holes, multiple shelves, and affordable price, the Nexera is a great option for someone starting out or with a low budget.
Measurements / Size: 19.8 x 19.8 x 32.5 inches
Design 59 Inc Mid-Century Hardwood Table
Let’s face it: sometimes you just want something small, affordable and maybe even temporary. Besides meeting all the criteria mentioned above, the Design 59 table also looks great and is affordable!
The record player stand was designed in a typical Mid-Century Modern fashion crafted with beautiful Acacia wood.
What more do you want if you’ve got a turntable and a few records to play?
Measurements / Size: 18 x 18 x 22 inches
It comes in brown, made with a combination of particleboard and MDF and includes black metal hairpin legs.
The mid-century modern design looks amazing with a few records and music equipment on it.
The four lower compartments are specially made to store albums and make sorting through a small to medium sized collection easy.
Crosley ST66-PA Manchester Entertainment Center
It’s made from wood and wire for record shelving and only comes available in one color (Paprika – a combination of brown and red).
The bottom level is for vinyl storage (averaging 50 records). The wired slots prevent albums from falling out of the sides and makes sorting easier. The top level is a simple table top for displaying a turntable.
Reviews on Amazon for the product has been good overall with some saying that the table can be a bit wobbly. Keep in mind: this can which be because buyers did not assemble it correctly.
That being said, the Crosley Manchester stand offer good value for money and can comfortably fit into almost any room design.
Measurements / Size: 25 x 13.8 x 18.2 inches
Winsome Multipurpose Wooden Shelf
If you’re someone who bases their buying decisions on some positive reviews an item gets, this will be a definite winner for you.
It has two shelving options and three levels for storing audio equipment.
Traditionally the Winsome is not build with audiophiles in mind. However, it does seem possible to accommodate a turntable, amplifier and a few vinyl records on it.
It’s a great value-for-money piece and yet another great option in the lower end of the market.
Measurements / Size: 11.2 x 13.5 x 29.2 inches
Crosley Brooklyn Turntable Stand
It’s a fusion of metal and wood (pine) materials to create a modern industrial look. Facing the front, you can see the black Crosley logo that matches the black metal legs and frame.
It only contains one level of audio equipment storage space with an area specifically designed for vinyl at the back of the item (separated by a wooden block).
You can also find a small area underneath the unit for a speaker (you might need to zoom in to see it).
This unit is open, allows for easy access and has a design unlike most stands on the market.
Measurements / Size: 31 x 27 x 10 inches
Handmade Vinyl Record Player Table Stand – Wicker Wood Works
If you have a bit more money to spend and love a vintage looking US-based handmade furniture created with quality materials, this Wicker Wood Works design will suit you well.
With this stand, you can choose from 5 different wood finishes (vintage blue, dark walnut, red mahogany, ebony and gold oak).
The record table stand has three levels with the bottom being allocated mostly to vinyl and the 2nd and 3rd levels a combination of space for records and audio equipment.
In the product images, it is not shown to carry a turntable. However, it does seem able to fit most devices and can host up to 175 records.
Pro tip: Be sure to contact the seller for custom orders (different size, design or layout) if needed.
Keep in mind that it’s not an entry-level unit so be prepared to pay more.
Overall the Wicker Woodworks unit does offer great functionality, a lot of storage space and many design options which indeed makes it one of a kind!
Measurements / Size: 28.5 x14.5 x24 inches
DK Vinyl Displays Custom Record Player Stand
Here, the manufacturer works directly with you to create a product with the color scheme and paint you desire.
The product itself is environment-friendly – made from high quality recycled commercial grade MDF.
The design consists of a triangular shaped frame and legs with two levels. The bottom is specifically for displaying vinyl.
It even has small handcrafted side panels to prevent them from falling out and can store up to 400 records – perfect big-time collectors.
Not many products offer that much storage.
The top level can display a turntable (will fit most devices). Alternatively, this level can also be used as record storage space.
Custom usually does mean high price tag but the amount of effort for making an eco-friendly custom color record player stand able to store 100’s of albums goes a long way.
Measurements / Size: 20 x 41 x 34 inches
DK Vinyl Displays designs many furniture products for the record industry. Be sure to visit their store on Amazon by clicking here.
Record player cabinets
Crosley Everett Record Player Cabinet
It’s a small and compact unit with a lot of class and can even hold up to 75 albums including slots for wires at the back.
With the Crosley Everett, you can expect all your records neatly tucked away behind the cabinet door with your turntable on top.
Some collectors like minimalist options like these where your vinyl isn’t blurted out in the open for the world to see.
Added benefit: Your records also get protected from outside elements such as dust.
If you like designer items and have some leniency when it comes to your spending budget this cabinet won’t disappoint.
Measurements / Size: 20.8 x 16 x 33.5 inches
I Love Living Clifford Retro Unit
It’s a mid-century modern furniture design with a dual purpose. Not only is it meant for a music collector but also has room for everyday items such as books and ornaments.
There is space for your record collection in the sliding door area below as well in the middle area and for a turntable on top.
Materials used in manufacturing include birch veneer (brown) and scratch resistant metal legs.
Measurements / Size: 44 x 34 x 16 inches
Nexera Pinnacle Audio Tower
It’s a great contender in the lower end of the price range for the record player cabinet section (similar range as the Crosley Bardstown below).
You might need to get a bit creative and remove one of the shelves to fit your vinyl collection.
As with previous Nexera products, it’s made in Canada from MDF and particle board which tends to be high-quality products.
Overall this small, compact, sleek and affordable furniture piece can be a quick solution to storing a few albums and displaying your turntable.
Measurements / Size: 21.4 x 21.8 x 32.4 inches
Crosley ST75-CH Bardstown Entertainment Cabinet
It’s made out of wood veneer, has a beautiful glass cabinet door (available in Cherry, Paprika, and Black) – priced very reasonably.
It comes standard with three levels of storage. The bottom tier is for displaying vinyl records while the top smaller section for CD storage.
Pro tip: Possibly consider removing the separation board for more room. Be sure to check dimensions before purchasing.
The top area, as with a record player cabinet, is for turntable display. Although the design might seem bland, it will be easy to match with other furniture items in a room.
For low budgets and small record collections, consider the Crosley Bardstown.
Measurements / Size: 20 x 16 x 25 inches
Record player consoles
Pemberly Row Mahogany Media Console
Materials used include a solid hardwood, metal wire for vinyl record slots covered in a rich dark mahogany finish.
This almost vintage record player console has the capability of neatly tucking away your turntable and audio equipment.
The sliding cabinet doors are perfect if you’re not a fan of displaying your collection out in the open and want a simple, sophisticated modern look.
There is room for the turntable inside the cabinet on the top level and wired slots for storing vinyl on the bottom level.
One potential issue we see is the fact this furniture piece only has one cable hole at the back. It might cause problems if you want to store multiple devices. However, you could just drill more holes.
Shelving is adjustable, leaving room for customization – a nice additional benefit.
Also, keep in mind this product is now called the Crosley Everett Media Console.
As always there was some negative feedback, mostly regarding assembly or incorrect shipments on Amazon as is often part of the process of ordering disassembled furniture online.
That being said, the Crosley Pemberly Row / Everett Media record Console is a real classy item.
Although it tends to be in a high price range, you’re paying for the unmatched retro design with significant storage and unique features like sliding & hinged doors.
Measurements / Size: 18 x 34.2 x 44 inches
Simpli Home Draper Mid Century Low TV Media Stand
This product is not explicitly designed as a record player stand. As a media stand, it does offer most, if not all, the feature a vinyl collector would need.
The media console is made from solid rubberwood and has an Auburn brown, dark wood finish. Besides the impressive design and quality, it is also reasonably priced.
It also comes in 3 different sizes and designs respectively the “low,” “medium” and “tall.” With each separate unit, the price and height of design differ as well as the door and cabinet arrangement.
Each version has multiple holes for cables at the back, room for a standardly sized turntable and a vinyl collection. Shelves are adjustable and can be customized.
The idea of sliding doors remains timeless!
Even though it’s not built with turntables in mind, it’s a versatile piece and big contender in the more prominent sized record player console category.
Measurements / Size: 60 x 18 x 26 inches
Veep Stereo Turntable Cabinet-Credenza
Furniture pieces like this do cost a lot of money, and they are indeed one of a kind.
The Veep Stereo cabinet comes with a ton of features and almost looks like a Transformer (like in the movie) once you open everything up.
It contains a Mid-Century Modern design and has sharp edges made of symmetrical holes on both sides.
The Veep made out of salvaged maple wood and is available in other types of wood. It has six areas with the middle drawer built to host records and side cabinets for an amplifier and other equipment.
The top flip-open area is used to store a turntable in a typical retro media console fashion. Each drawer and cabinet open with a slight push.
It’s a super sleek designer piece with a hefty price tag, but very functional and fantastic to look at! Currently, it’s one of the most expensive items on the list.
Measurements / Size: 18 x H6 x 54 inches
Additional products from Etsy
Here you’ll find a few other products that didn’t quite make it onto our list but is still worth mentioning.
Wee (Mid-Century Modern)
There’s nothing “Wee” about the look and feel of this Mid-Century Modern record player stand from Tiny Lion Designs. It’s a modern open cabinet stand with a dash of color – a simple design, but very elegant.
Although the focus of this table stand appears to be vinyl storage, the top level can easily be used to house a turntable.
As with most Etsy products, it’s made with love, care and created to each customer’s specific standards. It’s estimated store around 50 albums.
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 including scarlet red, avocado, sea foam green, cobalt, sun yellow and burnt orange.
Measurements / Size: 24 x 16 x 22.5 inches
Metal Record Player 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.
The rustic modern design is very sturdy as steel is used for the frame and 2-inch thick reclaimed wood for the top level.
The number of vinyl that can be displayed remain unclear. However, it’s probably a lot. The only issue is that there isn’t a wire rack to keep them from falling.
This record player furniture does not offer any variations. Overall it’s a great solution, priced moderately and the metal frame makes it unique.
Measurements / Size: 30 x 16.5 x 18 inches
SAWoodworking Modern End Table
Shreeves Architectural created a very stylish Mid Century Modern handmade turntable furniture stand.
The body of this end table is made out of maple plywood and coated with white satin paint. The drawer itself is made out of solid walnut and is kept as its natural brown color.
As a unique 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 exists is in black. Since this is a handmade record player table, we’re sure the designer can offer more varieties.
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 x 15 x 28 inches
Vinyl record cabinet 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.
It looks like a cool item, and again the hairpin legs give it a type of sleek modern 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 quickly sort through your vinyl.
The second area to the right is for an amplifier or more records, and the top level for a turntable.
Tip: 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 x 15 x 27 inches
Turntable furniture defined
Record player stands and tables: Stands and tables are similar and mostly made of wood. Furniture in this category is mostly open, meaning you can see what is on different storage levels.
Record player cabinets: These items tend to be big, although small versions exist, and differentiate themselves from stands with the addition of drawers and doors.
Many cabinets contain closed options and have doors to conceal what is inside.
Record Player Media Consoles: These items tend to be big entertainment pieces to store all your music equipment and can even come with built-in speakers.
Media consoles were trendy in the 1950’s where it was once the centerpiece of every bachelor pad.
How to choose the right product for you?
It’s tough to say the “X” is the best record player stand. Cheaper furniture will cost between $50 – $200 while more expensive items can be $200 – $1000+.
In the end, you need to be realistic. Don’t expect to buy a $50 item and be able to display a collection of 1000 records.
The higher the price, the more functionality, storage, better quality and better design.
Pro tip: Keep in mind to check prices yourself. They change frequently.
When it comes to choosing the best option for you, it’s really up to what you need and what you are willing to spend.
One cloudy Saturday morning…
One a different note.
One rainy Saturday morning I realized that my dad had an old TEAC P-313 Semi-Automatic Turntable System lying in the garage and decided to dust it off.
Since so many bloggers like to take pictures with their music equipment, I thought I would give it a shot as well.
I can’t guarantee that the photos are any good, but for a first try, they seem to have turned out quite well.
I also spent the remainder of the day uploading the photos to Flickr and a bunch of other images sharing sites so that people can use them online.
You can now use any of the images below, commercially, for your blog, please just remember to attribute me (a link to this page will work).
With so many record player stands available on the market, it can be hard to find what you need. We know and understand the every vinyl collector’s budget is different – that’s why we added items from under $100 up to over $1000.
Pro tip: remember to check dimensions of the equipment you own before purchasing furniture and double check product dimensions on Amazon. These can change, and I’m not a robot so I can make a mistake here and there.
I trust that this guide has helped you find the turntable stand you’ve been looking for. Please contact me if you’d like any other products added here.
Just make sure they are worth adding.
If you need separate storing for vinyl records, read my vinyl record storage guide.
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