Saturday, July 28, 2012

Harder than you would think

Like any Brooklyn hipsters worth their salt, we buy vinyl records. But just to clarify, we aren't hipsters or even very hip, and it's H. that buys and collects vinyl, not me.

The current dealio

Recently H. told me that we need another record cabinet, and that I should use my furniture-buying skillz (is that a skill? I hope so) to find the PERFECT record cabinet.

Now, I'd just take a moment to remind you that H. is very particular. Let's remember than he doesn't eat cheese or pancakes, so you know we're dealing with someone who may not be all there.

H's requirements are that it:
1. Matches the other furniture we have (ie leaning towards the mid-century modern).
2. Is open-front (no cabinets, no doors).
3. Is narrow enough to fit on the end of the sofa like an end table, facing forward.

My specifications are:
 1. I can put a lamp on it.

You wouldn't think that this would be a very difficult item to find, but it is. There is nothing out there! I've been scouring eBay and Craigslist for weeks and nothing is coming up. The closest things that we can nearly agree on are these:

Obviously, I think the cabinet from Dinosaur Cabinets is the best, but it was sold months ago. My second favorite is the Bruksbo Scala one, even though I couldn't put a lamp on it, and also there's a good part of me that actually thinks it pretty fug. The other two of meh really.

Where have all the record cabinets gone? I'm going to be patient, and keep looking. Good things come to those who wait, right?


  1. I think you have to look toward the future. Will Haaris stop at 25 more records, or however many will fit in one of those endtables? Doubt it. You could probably make some room on a bookshelf and then just use the existing record cabinet to house the vinyl in heavy rotation. [apologies if this is too sensible and squashes your furniture shopping buzz.]

    1. I think we have decided that we'll just get some more bookshelves, although they will probably be more of an investment. I have furniture needs and Ikea ain't cutting it. I will not buy an Expedit!


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