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Re: [ARSCLIST] LP RECORD STORAGE
How many records do those $59.00 units hold ?
James L Wolf <jwol@xxxxxxx> wrote:
I just ordered an Ivar unit. It's 2 shelves, about 32" wide and 19" deep. It's solid wood and fine for LPs but probably not for 78s since the aren't any dividers. I think you can get a 3 shelf unit too, and Ikea does deliver via UPS. However I don't think this unit is in the on-line catalog, only the print one for 2007.
>>> edix@xxxxxx 08/08/06 8:17 AM >>>
I am using Ikea's Ivar Shelving at home which is pretty cheap and I
think could hold 78s if you get the 17 inch wide boards. Of course
this works best if you have an Ikea store close by.
At 06:11 AM 8/8/2006, you wrote:
>This solution definitely works BUT you have to spring for the
>(somewhat expensive) real-deal industrial version, not the garbage
>sold at Home Despot and the like. Those shelves are too thin and too
>weak to support the weight. Plus, they now have a pressboard "shelf"
>that sits in a gutter/lip of the cheapest/sharpest steel available
>at the Chinese factory on manufacturing day. The result is instant
>damage to any record sleeve dragged over that lip or sitting on the
>lip. And that pressboard just won't hold the weight of LPs, or 78's.
>So, if you are willing to spring for real-deal heavy steel versions,
>yes this definitely works.
>-- Tom Fine
>PS - some of my father's 78's were sitting on Sears "consumer"
>version of these shelves from the 1970's. Yes, back then they were
>bolted together and had all-metal shelves, but they were still thin
>and cheap. We took one box out and the whole shelf started to
>collapse in on the gap! Man, that was one fast shelf-emptying for
>two people. No records lost but lesson learned.
>----- Original Message ----- From: "Peter Hirsch"
>Sent: Tuesday, August 08, 2006 12:09 AM
>Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] LP RECORD STORAGE
>>I'm surprised no one has suggested metal industrial shelving. It
>>ain't beautiful, but it is strong enough to support vinyl or
>>shellac in large quantities and doesn't cost nearly as much as a
>>decent wood set up. I have not done an exhaustive search, but this
>>is one example of what comes up if you put "industrial metal
>>shelving" into Metacrawler (or your own favorite search):
>>You need to put in some sort of bookends, I assume, since the ends
>>are open, but this seems to be a good no-nonsense approach.
>>Tom Fine wrote:
>>>If you have something like an AC Moore store in those parts, they
>>>have pine cubes that are perfect for that use. The cubes are about
>>>12" by 12" (made either in China or by super-unskilled labor here,
>>>so sometimes they're less than 12" but always more than 10"). They
>>>come in either 4 tall by 1 wide, 3 tall by 1 wide, 2 tall by 1
>>>wide or 1 tall by 1 wide. I must have 50 of them scattered around
>>>the studio and basement. The wall o' cubes that holds my LPs and
>>>many of my 10" tape boxes has got to weigh at least half a ton and
>>>the cubes are stacked floor to ceiling. Not too rickety and no
>>>sign of being likely to buckle under the weight. I'm sure any
>>>crafty-type store out there will have some varient.
>>Hope that helps.
>>>-- Tom Fine
>>>PS -- Joe's setup looks like what used to be in radio stations.
>>>You could just call him up and ask him. Last I knew, his number
>>>was listed. Try bigyellow.com.
>>>----- Original Message ----- From: "Rod Smear"
>>>Sent: Monday, August 07, 2006 7:29 PM
>>>Subject: [ARSCLIST] LP RECORD STORAGE
>>>Does anyone have advice on obtaining record storage for LPs?,
>>>maybe similar to those that appear in the liner notes to DOWN IN
>>>THE BASEMENT: JOE BUSSARDS' TREASURE TROVE OF VINGAGE 78'S?. I've
>>>seen these wooden type of units, but i don't know where i could
>>>get them. I'm on a limited budget and i live in the Los Angeles
>>>area. Any help will be appreciated.
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