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Thread for photos of really nice record shelves

Discussion in 'off topic' started by paulfromcamden, Nov 25, 2021 at 11:48 PM.

  1. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    I always promise myself that when I move out to the sticks I'll have the space for my dream record room with nice purpose built shelves, soft lighting and (obviously) a good rug to tie the room together. Bliss.

    This photo from an article about Audio Note reminded me of it today.

    I wondered if there were any likeminded members?

    Do you have an unhealthy interest in other people's shelves? Or perhaps you already have the shelves of your dreams?

  2. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Those are really nice. I made a mistake with mine in going for full-width spans of the alcoves without dividers which makes getting stuff in/out far too hard.
  3. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Booyakashah, check out my avatar...

    I think the owner of that collection uses a bit too much Brylcreem.
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  4. Mynamemynaim

    Mynamemynaim 38yrs a Naim owner

    I plan to build a nice set of shelves for my collection soon
    But want to make them strong and need nice wood
    The trouble is ...the cost of wood is going up faster than I can save the money for it !
  5. Pete MB&D

    Pete MB&D Pete Maddex, the one and only!

    I did think on making a nice rack for my records but the Ikea Expedit was a quarter of the price, so I went with that, it is the only piece of furniture in the lounge I didn't make.
    Veneered MDF has doubled in price so would be even more evpensive to make.

  6. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator


    Mine was quite expensive as it is inch-thick plywood and built by a proper joiner (I can’t do woodwork at all). I can’t remember what it cost as its been there for about 17-18 years now. As stated above I made a serious design error in not splitting the spans with at least one divider, which given the weight of the vinyl means the shelves need to be very accurately filled (to stop leaning) and removing/replacing albums is not easy due to the weight in play. I can obviously do it as I’ve had enough practice, but I don’t let anyone else return stuff to the shelves as it is just too easy to crease (and obviously devalue/downgrade) covers. A central divider would probably be enough to make it manageable. An Expidit is actually a far better solution assuming you have a floor capable of taking a loaded one.

    PS Perspective is somewhat odd due to iPad wide-angle lens, but it makes the point.
  7. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

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  8. Pete MB&D

    Pete MB&D Pete Maddex, the one and only!

    A central divider would be easy to fit either with screws or stopped slots cut in the dividers and biscuits in the shelves for a totally invisable joint.

  9. kendo

    kendo Prussian bot

    Those are actually Kans then?
  10. tiggers

    tiggers pfm Member

    I'm loving the speaker cable placement... I wouldn't get away with that... she'd be moaning like a god 'un :D Going to show her this and tell her this is what a proper listening room should look like ... wish me luck :D
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  11. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    That’s totally beyond me I’m afraid. Rebuilding ancient turntables, soldering stuff, fixing old computers etc is no problem, but anything that involves saws and wood I stand no chance!
  12. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    The Dust & Grooves site obviously has rather a lot of pictures of record shelves but I remember thinking these owned by Yale Evelev from Luaka Bop were particularly nice. The drawers contain CDs. He has a freestanding ladder for the high shelves.

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  13. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    P.S. PFM-friendly Amazon link for the Dust & Grooves book - a big hardback book stuffed full of photos of amazing record collections!
  14. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    Dave Hepworth has the full span thing going! Full span is stronger, given the same supports, rather than two halfs. This a great chat with Colleen Murphy (Classic Album Sundays etc) btw and she has some good looking shelves, as you might expect.

  15. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Booyakashah, check out my avatar...

    Congratulations on avoiding any jokes involving references to 'racks'. :p
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  16. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    ...but you couldn't help yourself ;)
  17. Snufkin

    Snufkin pfm Member

    An antimaccsser is needed, its like cable foo for chairs:

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  18. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Booyakashah, check out my avatar...

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  19. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    is this thread restricted to shelving for records? what about spice racks? is a sock drawer a step too far?
  20. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    simple oak display shelves (above Marleys head in the corner)

    [​IMG]20190702_203953 by uh_simon, on Flickr

    the storage is elsewhere

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