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Post subject: Record storage query  PostPosted: Oct 23, 2011 - 06:17 PM
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I plead, be gentle, as I am a tender-footed novice!

My wife and I recently settled in a new apartment in Brooklyn. I have a record collection that could best be described as "burgeoning" -- I have been collecting slowly for about ten years, but still only have a fraction of what most have here. I have a question about LP storage, if you'll bear with me.

My wife and I are searching for an elusive marital middle ground between prominence, functionality, and aesthetics in our record-storage solution. My wife loves this piece, and I also like the way it looks:

http://www.sundancecatalog.com/product/furniture+and+decor/rustic+and+vintage+furniture/storage+bookcases+and+desks/low+horizontal+drapers+cabinet.do?sortby=ourPicks


The height of the individual shelves in the unit are 12 3/4". They are 12" deep. Preliminary research tells me that 13.5" is the best/ideal height for LP-sorting. My question: Is this shelving too low? Will the records fit, and will they be accessible/flippable, in your opinion?

Thank you!

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Post subject: RE: Record storage query  PostPosted: Oct 23, 2011 - 06:33 PM
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I have one of these and will be getting another.

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/00208646/
 
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Post subject: RE: Record storage query  PostPosted: Oct 24, 2011 - 12:03 PM
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That's going to be close. If you can see it in person first, bring a record, but by the sounds of it you can't. It'll probably work if all your records are the standard size, but personally I have some DGG sets and other albums whose case is more like 13"x13." The height seems like the only thing that might be an issue, but for the vast majority of records, I'd say that extra 3/4" should be enough. By the way, that is one sharp looking piece!
 
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Post subject: RE: Record storage query  PostPosted: Oct 24, 2011 - 01:24 PM
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Welcome to the RCG.

Very nice looking set of shelving. I agree that 12 1/2" is going to be tight but OK with standard LPs, but any box set or oversize cover (RCA LSA series, etc...) will not fit. If you're using plastic outersleeves on your LPs, that 12 1/2" height is going to be a real PITA.

I've built my own shelving with 13" height, and it works great.

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Post subject: RE: Record storage query  PostPosted: Oct 24, 2011 - 03:58 PM
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Thanks to all. I have a handful of double and triple albums that I took out and measured myself -- they are about 12.5", so JUST under the shelving height. I have to say, your comments are confirming all my suspicions! Might not be a smart long-term solution, sharp as it does look.
 
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Post subject: RE: Record storage query  PostPosted: Dec 16, 2011 - 09:53 PM
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You could buy a lot of records for $995, even in Brooklyn. Very Happy
Gorgeous piece of furniture though.

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