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Brown Sound
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LP shelving suggestion

I have 1000+ LPs in storage that I'm getting ready to bring back out. While I'm sure many of you have many more than that, but it's still a large chunk of vinyl, none the less. Just looking for some economically solutions for storage. I do have 100s of CDs, SACDs and DVDs, but my main concern at this point is the precious vinyl. There doesn

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Re: LP shelving suggestion

The best "ready bought" shelving solution is the Ikea Expedit. It is available in a 4x4 or a 5x5 configuration. You will want the larger of the two. These are not sold by mail (they are large and heavy, even disassembled, so you need to take a truck or van to an Ikea and pick them up. They run about $100 - $150 I think. I have some plans where you can build a modular system as well, but it takes a lot of lumber and time. I started that years ago and have pretty much filled a room at this point.
-Bill

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Re: LP shelving suggestion

Cool, it sounds like the IKEA stuff is still a good idea. The only problem with IKEA is the locations (or lack of actually.) I'm pretty sure most of their locations are 1000 miles or more from the Colorado area. They need to open a store in the Denver area. Any other ideas?

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Brown Sound,
Check your private messages for detailed instructions on building your own shelving.
-Bill

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Thanks a ton, Bill. My ex-father in-law made a huge bookcase, but sized for LPs, a few years ago. But it was sold before a move in 2003. It was monsterous and made with 2x8s and 2x4s. Had 5 shelves plus the open top and was about 4 feet wide. Weighted a freakin' ton! Was sorry to let it go, but needed the room.

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Hello Bill,

I just joined the forum and saw your post. I am definitely interested in some sort of instructions on how to make a shelving unit. Unfortunately, there are no IKEA stores around here (Kansas City), so I think building my own unit is the only option. Thanks very much and merry Christmas!

-Elgin

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