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Anyone purchase record storage shelves from Mapleshade?

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by JorgeGvb, Aug 8, 2020.

  1. JorgeGvb

    JorgeGvb Senior Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    Virginia Beach
    I need to replace a large shelf system I bought years ago for storing records. The Mapleshade shelves look like they are quality shelves, but I was hoping someone can give some insight if they actually have them.

    Mapleshade Modular Furniture - Finished Walnut

    If anyone knows of similar type shelves, please chime in. I prefer real wood and not particle board.
     
  2. pacvr

    pacvr Forum Resident

    Location:
    Maryland
    @JorgeGvb ,

    I have the Mapleshade in maple with cherry inserts currently at 2-levels. Very well made and finished - solid wood; made in USA and should last 100+ years. Couple of items - there is no center divider (nice to break-up the shelf) but I have used the following that works perfectly - Lipper Bamboo Dresser Drawer Dividers (Set of 2) . They are delivered very well flat-packed so you have to do some assembly - quite a few screws but all pre-drilled and you do need to pay attention to the directions - its interlocking and once assembled very stiff. I have no regrets and I added the top shelf option for added added function. I would see no issues with a shelf stack of 4-levels.
     
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  3. vinylontubes

    vinylontubes Forum Resident

    Location:
    Katy, TX
  4. GryphonForsell

    GryphonForsell Active Member

    Location:
    NJ
    I have both the original Per Madsen Rackit and the Mapleshade shelves.
    I prefer the Mapleshade shelves for two reasons:
    1. They are wider (24" storage) than the Rackit shelves (16.5" storage)
    2. They are significantly sturdier than the Rackit shelves. My stack of three Rackit shelves flexes laterally while my stacks of three and four Mapleshade shelves do not flex at all.
     
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  5. GryphonForsell

    GryphonForsell Active Member

    Location:
    NJ
  6. Celticray

    Celticray Forum Resident

    Location:
    Richardson, TX
    [​IMG] [​IMG] I just setup 6 of the walnut lp cubes with two of the 17" high units. The 13" racks are tight for box sets. I have lots of CWD light oak furniture to store records, needed more storage and I couldnt really find anything that I liked. I wish these were enclosed with doors but you cant have it all. As stated the shipping and customer service are great. I'm waiting for delivery of the combined two shelf top for these. I also bought a wheel based 2 shelf record cabinet. These lps shelves are expensive. Make sure when you purchase to buy in four item lots to get the 15 % discount. I found out the hard way that you could buy two shelves and 2 record dividers and get the 15% ...you dont have to buy four shelves. All in all Im very happy[​IMG]
     
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  7. TheVinylAddict

    TheVinylAddict ___The Enforcer___

    Hmmm.... screws? (It says all you need is a screwdriver). Is it also knock down hardware in the package, or just screws?
     
  8. Rolltide

    Rolltide Forum Resident

    Location:
    Vallejo, CA
    No experience with their record storage furniture, but if its anything like their equipment racks then your great great grandchildren will likely still be using them one day.
     
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  9. Celticray

    Celticray Forum Resident

    Location:
    Richardson, TX
    There is no knockdown hardware... It solid wood, only wood screws to assemble in pre-drilled holes and four dowls for the next stack

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    Last edited: Aug 9, 2020
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  10. JorgeGvb

    JorgeGvb Senior Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    Virginia Beach
    Thanks to all for your input. Glad to hear there are a number of people who have purchased these shelves and stand behind the quality. I am likely to place an order this week.
     
  11. ellingtonic

    ellingtonic Forum Resident

    I have them stacked four high and am very happy with them. They are very sturdy and look great.

    They are not inexpensive however.
     
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  12. RickA

    RickA Senior Member

    Location:
    Tampa, FL
    Does anyone recall about the company who will be selling a record storage spindle unit that revolves 360?
    Like years back the CD spindles were the rage, Same concept but only for records.

    I read in one of forums but I can't recall where. I also recall they will be taking orders this month.

    Thanks!
     

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