With the resurgence of vintage stereo, reel-to-reels, turntables and albums (And if this is news to you, check out this article: Record Store Day 2013!), this piece we crafted should come as no surprise.
Our Creative Director, who enjoys listening to his own vintage gear, had a dilemma. He needed convenient storage for a moderate number of records (about 100), but wasn’t satisfied with what was available. Despite different designs, it came down to the same basic concept: store them like books. His complaint was that “you can’t see them, except for the slender spines, and they can be a pain to go through as you search for a particular record.”
So he sketched up a concept that allowed them to be stored so that the front-most album can be seen, and the rest would be easy to flip through. (“Just like browsing through them at a record store,” he said). Furthermore, he sketched in additional storage in the form of a couple of drawers, for storing maintenance type items, spare parts, etc.
Now completed, it has been put into use, and the report back is “It’s exactly what I wanted!”
The cabinet is crafted out of Cherry, and finished in our Sangria stain
View from the back
The dovetailed Maple drawers opened up
A closer look at the upper section
The cabinet in place (To which, our Creative Director says, “Now I need to update my other pieces!”)
Got a collection of vinyl that needs better storage? Contact one of our designers today!