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Re: Your most creative storage options

Post by scrapjack+ » 07 May 2019 00:09

vinyl master wrote:
06 May 2019 06:38
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I picked up an industrial bread box. Pine wood cover over industrial grey, hydraulic hinges, and stainless accents.
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Now, scrapjack, THAT'S using the old needle...er...noodle! :wink:

What, pray tell, would have possessed you to consider using something like this to store records in? :-k

And second of all, WHERE did you find this monstrosity and how heavy is it? I like it VERY MUCH! :mrgreen: =D>

It's such a cool thing I'm...I'm...at a loss for words! 8) :D
I like bread, no butter, no toasting, just bread, and industrial looking stuff, like diamond plate and angle iron bracing. I was working, mowing lawns and the house across had this industrial sized "breadbox" at the curb, no key for the lock. (I'm going to use an old 60's VW chrome lock core in the black housing. It was made with mounting holes that show enough wear to know it was on a wall at one point. It has slots for book end/dividers, but those are missing. I might make some one of these days. The handle came off an old BBQ. The custom manufacture receipt says it was 1 of 1 produced, not too long ago. The hydraulics are still in good shape and covered so stuff doesn't snag on them. The wood wasn't even scratched up. I 'm curious what it was commissioned for, and why it got discarded so soon. I saw this and loved it, couldn't stop thinking about it, but needed an excuse to bring it home. I had records stacked on chairs, and against walls and really needed something to put them in. It seemed about the right height so I went back with a record, the interior is only slightly taller than a 33 jacket. They slide in and out easily as long as you don't try to tilt them. It is over half full now.

It is all thin welded square channel and sheet metal, so even at 4 feet long, it's very light. If it weren't so large it'd be easy to move by myself. I needed help moving it to it's general spot, but then I was able to center it myself once there.

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Re: Your most creative storage options

Post by vinyl master » 07 May 2019 06:46

I'd love to see some dividers in it, scrapjack, whether original or homemade...Have you ever thought of say...adding legs or maybe some caster wheels to make it easier to move, should you need to? :-k

In any case, it is definitely a unique piece and an out-of-the-box upcycling idea!

You know, the more I check out the thrift stores and even the local junkpiles and garage sales, I'm always looking at furniture and unusual items or boxes that can store 12-inch and 7-inch records...It is quite cool when you can recycle this stuff for new uses than what was originally intended! :D

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Re: Your most creative storage options

Post by scrapjack+ » 09 May 2019 00:46

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I'd love to see some dividers in it, scrapjack, whether original or homemade...Have you ever thought of say...adding legs or maybe some caster wheels to make it easier to move, should you need to? :-k

In any case, it is definitely a unique piece and an out-of-the-box upcycling idea!

You know, the more I check out the thrift stores and even the local junkpiles and garage sales, I'm always looking at furniture and unusual items or boxes that can store 12-inch and 7-inch records...It is quite cool when you can recycle this stuff for new uses than what was originally intended! :D
I think it would look weird on legs, and the support rails are too narrow for the casters I have laying around. I'd have to get really narrow casters for the support rails to avoid bolts coming through into the storage area. I was going to put it on top of my entertainment center under my tv, but the cabinet I got for that was too small. It's sitting raised slightly off the ground on foundry bricks salvaged from Kaiser Steel, hidden under the cabinet support rails. Someday not too soon, it will sit on a table likely made of more record storage, or be mounted to a wall next to the stereo stack. If for some reason I wanted to move it with out removing the records, I'll push the bricks out of the way with a 4 wheel dolly.

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Re: Your most creative storage options

Post by vinyl master » 09 May 2019 11:30

Hmmm...The wall mounting idea does sound interesting! :D

If you do decide to put it on top of another record storage unit, I'd love to see that, too! Would you be considering anything specific, or is the plan to make something yourself? :-k

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Re: Your most creative storage options

Post by scrapjack+ » 10 May 2019 05:54

vinyl master wrote:
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Hmmm...The wall mounting idea does sound interesting! :D

If you do decide to put it on top of another record storage unit, I'd love to see that, too! Would you be considering anything specific, or is the plan to make something yourself? :-k
I don't have any specific plans.

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Re: Your most creative storage options

Post by vinyl master » 16 Jun 2019 06:00

Well, here are a couple more items I saw in my travels today...



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Re: Your most creative storage options

Post by Mrs Ritchie Valens » 05 Jul 2019 15:46

I'm sorry to say that I don't have very creative storage places for my records/ 45 RPM's. I have most of my LP's in cardboard boxes, and most of my 45's are either in platter packs, or in a couple of cardboard boxes of their own. I would like to get a few more platter packs as some real record crates to store my albums in. I personally love having all of my 45's from the 1950's / early 1960's in platter boxes as that seems the most accurate for that time. I don't know what kinds of storage ideas I could keep my 45's in for the late 60's through the 90's. Anyone have any suggestions? Somehow, it doesn't seem right to put those records in platter packs, you know?

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Post by tobyKenobi » 05 Jul 2019 16:10

A deep-sided cat litter tray. Never been used for it's intended purpose, I must add!

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Re: Your most creative storage options

Post by vinyl master » 05 Jul 2019 19:24

Mrs Ritchie Valens wrote:
05 Jul 2019 15:46
I'm sorry to say that I don't have very creative storage places for my records/ 45 RPM's. I have most of my LP's in cardboard boxes, and most of my 45's are either in platter packs, or in a couple of cardboard boxes of their own. I would like to get a few more platter packs as some real record crates to store my albums in. I personally love having all of my 45's from the 1950's / early 1960's in platter boxes as that seems the most accurate for that time. I don't know what kinds of storage ideas I could keep my 45's in for the late 60's through the 90's. Anyone have any suggestions? Somehow, it doesn't seem right to put those records in platter packs, you know?
Maybe you could find one from the 70's, like one with a blue jean print or a brown leatherette case...You could also DIY something to have an 80's or 90's look...That said, they are making new ones that look just like the originals! =D>

https://www.amazon.com/TUNES-TOTE-SWIRL ... ay&sr=8-49

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Re: Your most creative storage options

Post by Mrs Ritchie Valens » 06 Jul 2019 00:17

I've never seen platter boxes from the 70's / 80's. The only things I've seen are those round cases that you just put the 45 in, with no sleave. I personally don't care for those as your 45's aren't as protected as they are in sleaves. thanks for the link, will check it out.

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Post by vinyl master » 06 Jul 2019 01:17

I'm always looking for boxes and even old camera cases that could work for the 45's...You could also find one of the old metal Platter-paks like this one...

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...and put some vintage 70's or 80's contact paper on it to jazz it up...

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Re: Your most creative storage options

Post by vinyl master » 07 Jul 2019 02:33

Then again, for the 70's records, you could look for something like this...

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That was the camera case I found at my local outdoor antique fair some time ago...It seems to work!

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By the way, I recently found my ORIGINAL 45 rpm case that held the first batch of 45's I ever owned! Although similar, it's slightly diferent...My mom once used it for sewing supplies once upon a time, I think, but I rescued it back for myself!

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You could also look at items like these...Very 70's, I think...

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I also saw this one, that has a very 80's feel to it, no? :-k

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For the 90's, you might want to get something vintage and cover it with your favorite 90's band stickers! :-k

There are also newer ones being made...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Retround-Red-V ... Swz-ldCd50

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Third-Man-Reco ... SwSXVdHnXl

https://www.ebay.com/itm/TUNES-TOTE-FOL ... SwU1Nb-caX

https://www.ebay.com/itm/SW-B18s-Retro- ... 8127!US!-1

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Retround-Vinta ... Sw-GtdGnH5

Here's an interesting item, as well...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Odyssey-C45200 ... SwS91c~xdB

A few more thoughts for you FWIW... 8-[

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Re: Your most creative storage options

Post by Mrs Ritchie Valens » 19 Jul 2019 01:36

vinyl master wrote:
07 Jul 2019 02:33
Then again, for the 70's records, you could look for something like this...

38170

That was the camera case I found at my local outdoor antique fair some time ago...It seems to work!

38171

By the way, I recently found my ORIGINAL 45 rpm case that held the first batch of 45's I ever owned! Although similar, it's slightly diferent...My mom once used it for sewing supplies once upon a time, I think, but I rescued it back for myself!

45949

You could also look at items like these...Very 70's, I think...

45950
45951
45952
45953

I also saw this one, that has a very 80's feel to it, no? :-k

45954

For the 90's, you might want to get something vintage and cover it with your favorite 90's band stickers! :-k

There are also newer ones being made...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Retround-Red-V ... Swz-ldCd50

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Third-Man-Reco ... SwSXVdHnXl

https://www.ebay.com/itm/TUNES-TOTE-FOL ... SwU1Nb-caX

https://www.ebay.com/itm/SW-B18s-Retro- ... 8127!US!-1

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Retround-Vinta ... Sw-GtdGnH5

Here's an interesting item, as well...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Odyssey-C45200 ... SwS91c~xdB

A few more thoughts for you FWIW... 8-[
Vinyl Master,
Thanks for all the links/ suggestions. One of my platter packs is all lether, so once I get some more, I can put all of my 70's/ 90's records in that one. That is of course, they all can fit. I checked out the ones you sent me the link to on amazon, and I liked them. They are rather pricie, though. I would also would love to own record albums for 45's by the brand Ponytail. I have one record album for some of my 45's that I had gotten off of ebay, and it's an RCA one that holds about 15. I would also liked to own some record totes for 45 RPM's.

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Re: Your most creative storage options

Post by vinyl master » 19 Jul 2019 02:44

You could also look for a second or third leather one...EBay wants a lot for original ones...You could spend $30 for a new one like this, as much or cheaper than the originals...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Retround-Red-V ... Swz-ldCd50

You could also check out flea markets, estate sales, antique shops, thrift stores, etc. for something cheaper, which is where I've found my leather cases and Platter-Paks...If you like the leather, though, you could try contacting Darla Cashen...She had some going for $12.00 apiece here, which is not too bad...

http://www.angelfire.com/music5/darlasm ... ordcss.htm

I bought some records for her in the past...I'm not sure if she is still operating, but hey...It's worth a try! :P

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Re: Your most creative storage options

Post by Mrs Ritchie Valens » 18 Aug 2019 16:26

Vinyl Master,
Thanks again for your neverending suggestions.

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