I have featured a few of these in the past, not least a number of eBay finds. But if you want new, check out my top 20 retro record and vinyl storage units available right now.
In fact, it’s never been a better time to be looking for designs like this. Well, unless you have a time machine to go back to the mid-1960s. Right now, you can find these in mainstream retailers (some good ones too) as well as some more niche pieces available handmade from small sellers.
With that in mind, it has actually been a tough job keeping it down to just 20. But hopefully, there is something here for you with enough style and depth for your record collection and perhaps room for a record player if you need it.
1. PlattenKreisel circular vinyl storage and record deck unit
Now, this is the big one. Quite literally. if you have the budget, space and the vinyl, this is the unit for you.
Designed by collectors, each of the circular units is produced in Germany with the aim of having everything to hand, bags of storage for your music and room for your deck. Just sit back in your swivel chair and lose yourself in your vinyl collection.
Depending on the configuration you opt for it can around 1,500 LPs and 450 singles in protective sleeves or up to 1900 singles and 850 LPs. Obviously not cheap, each one goes for between €34,248 and €40,947.
2. Ronda 1960s-style vinyl cabinet at La Redoute
It would have been unthinkable to have something like this at a high street retailer just a couple of years back. But here we are, a dream of a retro design at La Redoute.
The Ronda, part of a larger 1960s-inspired furniture collection, is a wonderful throwback design, offering room for your vinyl below, a separate section up above, a place for a deck and an extra space for other bits and pieces. All with some 1960s style, including contrast panels and tapered legs.
Very popular and if often goes out of stock with the retailer but does come back regularly too. Expect to pay £339, although La Redoute trends to have some kind of discount running across its range.
3. Midcentury-style vinyl storage unit by Vintage House Coruna
I am actually going to feature two designs by this maker as they really do have so many to choose from. A company that specialises in vinyl storage.
My first pick it a unit that could pass for a midcentury modern sideboard. Handmade, this is available in various colours., with the cupboard perfectly sized for 12-inch vinyl and the surface able to support a deck.
Functionality and style. Expect to pay between £470 and £500 depending on your finish. See all of those on the seller’s Etsy page.
4. Stor New York record storage sideboard
A hugely popular design and for good reason. An obvious pick for the top 20 rundown.
Again, a design that could pass as a midcentury sideboard and able tho double up as one. But the option of those vinyl storage slots at the end is the killer feature here, especially with the more traditional storage option too. Love the tapered legs with brass tipping as well, always a nice touch. A step up in price, with this one going for around £1,700.
5. Portishead Reclaimed Timber Record Storage Unit by Urban Grain
Something very different, but possibly familiar at the same time.
Yes, this is the kind of racking you would expect in a record shop, with the ‘bins’ perfect for flicking through. But the finish is unusual as it’s a mix of scaffolding board and gas pipes, with the unit produced by hand in an old Victorian hat factory in Manchester. £895 for this one, with each made specifically to order.
6. Retro record storage units by Urban Editions
Not just a single unit, this is a complete range of similar designs.
Storing your vinyl is at the heart of each one, with plenty of capacity within those slots for your records. At least, there is if you go for the large ones.
If space is tight, there are smaller ones, as well as different wood finishes and different options for the legs. That makes pinning down a price for these handmade units difficult, but as a guide, they start from around £600.
7. Midcentury-style storage unit by Moutinho Store
This one isn’t just about the vinyl. But a good option if that’s what you need.
A midcentury design that is (again) made to order, it can handle vinyl, books, CDs or pretty much anything within reason, with a surface deep enough to hold a record player too.
Different designs again, some being open like this one and others having the option of doors. But best of all with these designs is the price. One of the more affordable larger units, prices hover around the £250 mark.
8. Handmade midcentury record storage by Department Chicago
This is a serious option, both in terms of storage and price.
Not that you have to go for one pictured here. There is a smaller one if your room and your budget is a little smaller, as well as a compact unit the size of a bedside cabinet.
All have a strong midcentury look and like many here, handmade and built with enough strength to holds lots of records. Prices are between £357 and £948, depending on the one you opt for.
9. Le Connaisseur retro vinyl storage unit by Kopo
Perhaps not the winner when it comes to storage capacity, but this storage unit.
It has an asymmetrical design, with room for a record deck at the centre of the unit and space for your vinyl at either side. Perhaps more than you might think at first glance.
You can actually fit up to 200 vinyl records in this one, with the hairpin legs a lovely finishing touch. You can tweak the finish of the design if you want to, although that might mean a jump up on the starting price of €985.
10. Sonor record storage unit by Derelict Design
There’s no ambiguity about this design and there is a similarity to others on the page.
The selling point here is 12-inch vinyl storage. Again, room for a player and in this case, industrial-style hairpin legs. But at the end of the day, you are buying this for the ample space for that vinyl over those four slots.
£600 or so for this unit ad do check out the rest of the range as the maker has so many variations on this particular theme.
11. Gimmick midcentury record cabinet at Maisons Du Monde
Gimmick by name, perhaps by nature too? I’ll let you make up your own mind.
This is a new design, but one based on the kind of units you might well have found in the 1960s. A kind of sideboard-meets-storage, with an emphasis on your music collection.
Someone mentioned that the area with the glass lid might fit a record player, but you will need to check the dimensions if that’s your intention as it might be a squeeze. But that’s the kind of look this one is going for regardless.
£812 is the price if you want one of these in your life.
12. Hi-Phile retro record cabinet
If something compact is on your list, this one is certainly worthy of a mention.
The unit here certainly is compact, as well as flat pack record storage. No tools are required though, you’ll be pleased to hear. You just slot these units together, which offer ample storage for both 7-inch and 12-inch records over a small footprint.
Different finishes too, although some have already sold through. Prices are from $725 if you want a weekend putting together some flat pack for your records.
13. Luno midcentury-style audio system with built-in drinks cabinet
Much more to this than simply record storage. This is the perfect night in.
Described as a ‘Mad Men’ inspired audio system, this custom-made unit offers a Pro-Ject Debut Carbon deck, wireless connectivity, a two-way speaker system, as well as storage for 150 records.
Oh yes, this also houses a minibar too. All of that in a cabinet made of American walnut. Price is on application if you fancy this as the centrepiece of your hip 1960s living room. I can only presume it doesn’t come cheap.
14. The Vinyl Stand by HRDL
Maybe you don’t want a full-on cabinet to keep your records in. With that in mind, I have a couple of options, kicking off with this good-looking piece.
A minimal design, this one is available in different wood finishes, although the angular frame is the selling point. Just 32 albums will fit in here, so not for a big collection, but if you want something eye-catching for your favourite titles, this might be for you.
£224 is the price of this.
14. Vinyl storage unit with hairpin legs by Vintage House Coruna
A second entry from this Spanish design team, which pretty much specialises in the concept. There are more too, but hopefully the ones I have featured here give you an idea of what the company offers.
This time it’s a storage space, a good amount of area for your vinyl and the ever-popular hairpin legs. Compact enough for smaller spaces but large enough to host a record player and a good few records too.
Around £473 for this one if it ticks the boxes
16. The Modern HiFi Stereo Console
This was a Kickstarter project, but you can order it now.
Another piece by Department Chicago, a maker I mentioned earlier in this piece. Another stunningly attractive unit, it has room for your records (at least 120) as well as hosting a Bluetooth-enabled amplifier, connecting wirelessly to all your enabled devices.
Inputs also here for your TV, record deck and other old school audio if you need it. Did I say it looked good? I think I did. $1,695 is the asking price for this beauty.
17. Korgis record cabinet and bookshelf by Mitz Takahashi
This one is an absolute gem, although I don’t know much it retails for sadly.
Everything about it ticks the boxes of a vinyl lover. Just look at it, an unashamedly retro unit with as much presence as anything on this listing, not least because of that lovely walnut grain and the brass legs.
Within the unit is a mix of vinyl storage and bookshelf space (which might even work as even more record storage). The dedicated vinyl area is a drawer-style affair, which looks to offer a serious amount of capacity, although the bottom line isn’t listed.
Nor is the price. You just need to contact the maker or seller for a quote.
18. Compo Vinyl Storage Unit in Oak at La Redoute
This is similar to the earlier Ronda in terms of functionality, but with a very different look.
It tones down the 1960s look (which might be a bit much for some) and instead focuses on the storage, which is plentiful both below and at the side of the area given over to a record deck.
That added flexibility of the look is probably a selling point, as is the price of £210. Yes, this one is in the sale right now. A bargain.
19. Bespoke vinyl storage units by Hello Retro
Something a little less austere and – dare I say it – fun.
Functional, affordable and with different colours to choose from in terms of the legs and the exterior. But at the end of the day, the storage is the selling point and the capacity is decent if you don’t have a huge collection that needs housing.
Prices are from £195 if you fancy one or more of these.
20. Midcentury vinyl storage units by Scott Cassin
Another option if you want a unit that looks like a vintage piece from the 1960s.
Various options in fact as the maker, all of which follow a similar pattern in terms of design, but differ in terms of the size, the finish and the legs. Although the one pictured here, one of the large ones with tapered legs is my personal favourite.
As for price, you are looking at £565 upwards.
And one extra design if you are on a budget…
Melanie Vinyl Record Storage Shelf
I’ll end with something off the high street, a little more affordable and a little more compact. After all, not everyone has huge collections.
Different colours for these stands, which are designed very much for purpose. Room for a decent amount of vinyl, a place for a typically small record player and an extra shelf for whatever you like.
£95 is the price of this one, making it cheaper than any of the top 20 retro record and vinyl storage units featured above.