Whether you’re a serious collector or just getting started, chances are you need vinyl record storage solution. Your options are almost limitless. In this guide, you’ll find over 20 of the best LP storage solutions available for 2018.
You’ll find something for every taste and need, including boxes, containers, crates, racks, shelves and carry-on cases.
For furniture items offering a combination of vinyl and audio equipment storage see our record player stands guide on this page.
Here the focus is on standalone units that can display anywhere from one to hundreds of records.
Costs & Pricing: You’ll find that most storage products are relatively inexpensive and increase in price with size. We’ve made sure there is something for every budget and need.
Our Best Vinyl Record Storage Options In 2018
Here’s an overview of our (favorite) products we’ve reviewed to make navigation easier. Click on the product name to go directly to the product summary below.
Crates & containers
KAIU LP Storage Holder
It has a wooden base and two acrylic scratch and shatter resistant sleeves at both ends which enable you to store up to 50 records.
One of the best features of this product is the fact that it allows you to flip through albums on almost any surface effortlessly.
Till date has multiple reviews on Amazon which is always great to see when looking for the best product for your collection storage.
Measurements / Size: 13.5 x 7 x 7.5 inches
Diskeeper Ultimate LP Record Storage Crate
Handles placed at two ends to makes moving the crate easy. As for storage, it’s said to be able to hold between 75-85 records.
Measurements / Size: 17 x 13 x 11 inches
AEC LP Record Crate
It’s also made from Cypress, and they’ve even added special areas around the crate for customization such as adding stickers.
The AEC crate comes neatly packed in a box that almost looks cooler than the vinyl product itself, ready for you to assemble.
With a splash of paint, you can easily customize this into the custom storage crate – if you want to.
Measurements / Size: 24 x 14 x 14 inches
The Crosley AC 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
This Darlas Studio container seems to be made from some 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 probably would not buy this product for design – rather for the sake of storing your records.
It is however very affordable, and you can buy a few of these record crates for a few hundred bucks.
Measurements / Size: 17 x 13.5 x 14 inches
Wicker Wood Works 12″ Container
What’s great about this container is it enables you to store records almost anywhere while looking great.
You can place this container on another piece of furniture or just rest it on the ground while holding up to 100 12 inch records.
With this particular item, you get the option of choosing between 6 wood finishes including dark walnut, ebony, red Mahogany, vintage blue and golden Oak.
The fact that it’s made by hand, build to last and offer so many variations makes this a great product.
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
Atlantic Record Crate
The fact that it has a handle on both sides making it easy to pick up and move is excellent.
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.
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 Container
Not only do these plastic vinyl record storage containers have multiple storage functionalities, but we’ve also seen Amazon users claiming to use them for storing vinyl.
If you’re on a budget (possibly a very tight budget), you can’t go wrong with these plastic crates.
Measurements / Size: 15.2 x 13.8 x 10.5 inches
Boxes & Cubes
Foremost Cube Storage Boxes
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 lightweight compared to other similar items.
It’s affordable, available in four colors (brown, espresso, black, white) – a budget conscience vinyl collector’s dream and stacking boxes are also possible.
Measurements / Size: 15.8 x 15.8 x 15.8 inches
Way Basics Stackable LP Cube
What’s great about this box is that it comes with a lifetime warranty! Not many furniture items offer such a guarantee.
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.
Measurements / Size: 13.4 x 15 x 15 inches
Sefour Vinyl Record Carry Box
It 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.
It also comes with a double box version which we’ve listed for you below.
Measurements / Size: 18.5 x 16.2 x 4.8 inches
BCW 12″ Record Album Storage Box
The fact that each one has a removable lid further protects your vinyl from dust.
It’s not a designer’s first choice, and it might make finding albums reasonably hard, especially if you keep the lid on.
However, it is very functional and an excellent low-cost storage option.
Measurements / Size: 27 x 3 x 26 inches
Metal Vinyl Rack
Like 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 gray metal look.
Measurements / Size: 7.9 x 7.3 x 4.5 inches
LP Record Storage Cases
Crosley CR401-TA Carrier Case
What’s great is that this case does an excellent job of protecting your records.
Place them inside, close the lid and you don’t have to worry about dust or any record damages taking place while storing around 30 records.
It’s a great storage option for those that are traveling and are slightly overprotective of their collection.
Measurements / Size: 6.8 x 13.8 x 14.2 inches
1byone Vinyl Storage Case
As far as functionality goes it can store 30 LP’s, has metal locks and a handle for easy transportation.
Measurements / Size: 13.8 x 6.9 x 14.2 inches
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
Vinyl record storage cabinets & shelves
Urbangreen Media Cabinet
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 add a different wood finish.
Measurements / Size: D13 x W29 x H43 inches
Metal & Wood Vinyl Record Shelf
It might also be the most expensive one, but what did you expect to pay for a piece of furniture that can host hundreds of records?
The design consists of a combination of cold rolled steel rods (frame) and Maple wood for the shelves.
Measurements / Size: 72W x 12D x 36H inches
More products that don’t quite fit into a category
DK Record display stand
DK Vinyl Storage Displays creates a range of one of a kind record storage items with fantastic gloss finishes.
Most of their products are made from Baltic Birch and painted with eco-friendly paint. This particular item can store up to 400 LP’s.
The designer stresses that he only selects the highest quality materials available. Since it’s handmade and has such big storage capacity, you can expect to pay slightly more than most units on this list.
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 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 seem to like.
Measurements / Size: 14.50W x 24H x 14.50L
Flip Tabletop Handcrafted Display Unit
Not only is it great to look at, but it also 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, a timeless piece of modern LP record storage art.
Measurements / Size: 14 x 12 x 13 inches
DesignAtelierArticle 12″ Vinyl Unit
It can store up to 100 records and makes transporting a breeze with its built-in wheels.
Since it’s made from metal and is genuinely a designer item, this crate is a lot more expensive than others on the list. You can see it here.
Measurements / Size: 13 2/3″W x 20 1/2″L by 9 2/3″H
So there you have it: the best vinyl record storage options available online for 2018!
Even though our reviews tend to be short, they will 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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