20+ Of The Best Vinyl & LP Storage Options In 2018 – Inc: Cabinets, Shelves, Containers, Boxes, Cases, Racks & More

vintage vinyl record storage cabinet and shelfWhether 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.

KAIU LP

Capacity: 50

Foremost Cubes

Capacity: 80

Crosley AC1004A-NA

Capacity: 75

Darlas Studio

Capacity: 80-89

Way Basics

Capacity: 56

Cube 12″ Stack

Capacity: 160

Wicker Wood Works

Capacity: 100

Diskeeper

Capacity: 75

Crosley CR401-TA

Capacity: 30

Sefour Carry

Capacity: 65

BCW 12 Box

Capacity: 65

AEC Crate

Capacity: 100

Crates & containers


KAIU LP Storage Holder

The KAIU holder is a natural wood product with a simple design – yet it’s functional and very affordable.

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

Sleeve City designs and manufactures this vinyl record storage crate in the USA. It’s made from solid Cypress wood and can easily be stacked on top of each other.

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

The guys from Crate Farm are the manufacturers behind this vinyl crate. It’s a very affordable item that can host more than 100 LP’s.

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

Crosley AC1004A-NA

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

Here’s an item that is very straightforward, functional and affordable. It is estimated to be able to hold up to 89 records and is manufactured in the USA.

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.

Click here to see all the record accessories from Darlas Studio 66.

Measurements / Size: 17 x 13.5 x 14 inches

Wicker Wood Works 12″ Container

The Wicker Wood Works hand-made furniture designer creates a lot of fantastic LP record storage furniture items for vinyl collectors.

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 Atlantic Record crate is another super low-cost offering that can store up to 50 vinyl records. The type of wood used remains uncertain although they market it as having a “natural wood look.”

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

Here’s an item we’re almost 100% certain you didn’t expect to find on this list. These plastic crates are probably one of the most affordable storage products on the list and amazingly functional.

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

These solid wood vinyl record storage box from Foremost is a simplistic and efficient way of housing albums.

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

Similar to the Foremost Cube the Way Basics box can host between 65-70 LP’s. Recycled paperboard is used for building, and it can hold a maximum weight of 50 lbs.

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

Sefour manufactures a wide range of DJ vinyl record storage furniture, and this box is one of their most popular items on Amazon.

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.

Click here to see all the products from Sefour

Measurements / Size: 18.5 x 16.2 x 4.8 inches

BCW 12″ Record Album Storage Box

These record storage boxes from BCW are very durable and functional. Made from cardboard, they can stand a 200 lb strength test and hold up to 65 records.

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

Racks


Metal Vinyl Rack

Here’s an LP record storage solution that stands out as being unique. While it’s made from metal and offers a very stylish display solution, it can only host between 5-6 albums.

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

vinyl storage rackThis LP rack from Artifact Design is built in an accordion style and made from metal. It has a typical vintage look and is bound to turn heads of fellow collectors.

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

This 60’s retro-inspired LP storage case from Crosley comes standard in brown, has a metal enclosure and handle to take with you anywhere.

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

The 1byone Case is very similar to the Crosley CR401-TA we mentioned above. We added it mostly for those that like furniture items with unique colors.

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

Odyssey KROM

If you tend to like metal items, this LP storage case from Odyssey is a great option.

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

Urban Green has designed a three-level, eco-friendly record player storage cabinet (made in the USA).

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

This vinyl record storage shelf can host a whopping 800 LP’s and is the most significant item on our list regarding storage.

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.

Click here to see all storage products from DK Vinyl Displays

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

This Flip Tabletop furniture piece from Luno is a beautiful handmade piece. Materials used include solid walnut and brass with a wax finish (made in Los Angeles).

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

“Design Atelier Article” from Etsy designs this industrial minimalist 12-inch metal crate on wheels.

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

Final thoughts

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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