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DIY Record Storage Case

It’s true, music sounds better on vinyl, and vinyl records have started making their comeback in recent years and they are being sold in all your favorite stores once again! Seeing these records, you can’t help but start yourself a collection, and starting yourself a collection means needing a place to store them! Build a DIY record storage case to hold your newfound love of vinyl records!

DIY Record Storage Case

Hope you all had the best holidays with your family and friends! I’m here today to share with you all the DIY record storage case that I made for my son! Y’all he is 14 and a boy after my heart with his old soul! I LOVE vinyl records and record players, they remind me of my dad when we were really little, and now my son has taken a liking to them! I couldn’t be more excited!

DIY Record Storage Case

Anyway, he doesn’t have a large collection yet, but I can guarantee that it won’t take long since I love them, and he loves them! Lol! This storage case is perfect though because he can take them with him if he wants or just leave them sitting on the top of the media cabinet because it is so pretty! It holds about 20 records I would say.

Heads up though, he already has another one he wants me to build to showcase the record that he is playing! Not a problem, I can do that!😉 I’ll be sure to share it with you all once it is finished, for now, you have to be wowed by this beauty!

DIY Record Storage Case

Alright, so I bet you want plans?! Well, I’ve got you covered! 😊 You can easily follow along with the tutorial below or you can enter your email to access the free printable plans! Download your plans for the DIY record storage case.

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DIY Record Storage Case

Gathering Supplies for the DIY Record Storage Case

The tutorial is below and shows a basic step-by-step guide. The downloadable plans show a clutter-free Sketchup version so if you have any trouble, make sure and check the plans or vice-versa depending on which one you are using! And feel free to ask questions down below in the comments or email me! cara.theinspiredworkshop(at)gmail.com

Materials for the DIY record storage case:

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  • 2’x4′ – 1/2″ plywood project panel
  • 2 – sets of corner squares – Amazon has a TON of options! If you want the same ones I bought, I bought them at Hobby Lobby!
  • 1 – handle
  • 1 – clasp – I bought this pkg at Hobby Lobby, but I wish I would have bought the ones from Amazon!
  • 1 – set of hinges– I bought mine at Hobby Lobby but cannot find them online…in-store, they are with all the other Wood Pile components! Amazon has a lot of antique brass options though if you don’t have a Hobby Lobby nearby!

Cut List for the record storage case:

  • 2 – 1/2″ plywood pieces cut @ 14″ x 12 1/2″
  • 2 – 1/2″ plywood pieces cut @ 12 1/2″ x 5″
  • 1 – 1/2″ plywood piece cut @ 14″ x 6″
  • 1 – 1/2″ plywood piece cut @ 13″ x 5″
  • 2 – 1/2″ plywood pieces cut @ 14″ x 2″
  • 2 – 1/2″ plywood pieces cut @ 5″ x 2″

Building the DIY Record Storage Case

Step 1

Rip your plywood down and cut your pieces to size. Here are the base pieces.

DIY Vinyl Record Storage

Glue up your front, back, and sides! I did not use my brad nailer on this project simply because I did not want to fill in nail holes since I thought I was going to stain it. If you are painting yours, save yourself the trouble and just brad nail it! Lol!

DIY Record Storage Case
Building the vinyl record storage

Gluing the record storage case

If you want to glue it up without a brad nailer, you can use painter’s tape to wrap it, or clamps! Also, using a scrap piece of 5″ plywood helps give you support to clamp the top with!

DIY Record Storage Case - gluing the pieces together

Step 2

Build the lid to the record storage case using the same method as above!

DIY Record Storage Case

Let the glue dry for about an hour or so, and then lightly sand. Paint or stain the color of your choice. I painted mine in Behr Thermal.

DIY Record Storage Case - painting the case in Behr Thermal

After the paint is dry, add the hinges and accessories (metal corners, latch).

Brass accents for the record storage case in their packages

To make this process so much easier, I superglued the hinges and corners in place before screwing or nailing them into place!

DIY Record Storage Case
DIY Record Storage Case - adding the hinges

And boom, done!

Anyone would be happy as a lark to receive this as a gift, or for yourself to display proudly!

DIY Record Storage Case

Love this build and know someone else who would love this vinyl record storage as well?! SHARE it!

I am loving this DIY record holder and all the little builds that I have been doing lately but if you are someone who followed me for the bigger builds, don’t worry, I have some of them coming really soon, and in the meantime, check FURNITURE to make sure there wasn’t something you missed!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone! See you back here on Monday!

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collage of pics of the vinyl record storage case from different angles and one is open
DIY Vinyl Record Storage Case in a dark blue-green color closed and up close
collage of photos of the record storage case from different angles with the lid open and closed
DIY Record Storage Case

One Comment

  1. Nice job! I was a serious woodworker for a good ten years and then pretty much stopped. I’m online right now looking to buy a carrying case for Christmas vinyl, so I can put those LPs away for the remainder of the year, bringing them out only during the holidays. I came across your project this AM and decided to go ahead and build my own. Seems like a simple, fun build. Corners, latches, handle, etc. are all fun to pick up. Thinking I might wrap mine in fabric as well! Thank you!

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