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  1. All fair points and, even though we take some "swipes" at low down storage, it certainly isn't meant to suggest that one cannot take proper care of their collection if stored that way. Again, it is more about the preference of how to browse and display a collection than anything else. But again, that's obviously not true for everyone. And I do believe IKEA has its place. I definitely have not bought my last IKEA piece (we have a fantastic shoe storage unit from there for example), but I put so much time and effort into everything else around my stereo and collection, that I wanted something that felt high-end for the storage / display task as well. But IKEA knows what their doing. There stuff is clean, looks nice, etc., so I hear you. I know you aren't alone. And large collections will always be tough. Thanks for the feedback.
  2. Yea, there could be some truth to that, especially those with large collections. Just mentioned in another reply, but we're working on getting our costs / price down. We've made some decisions that certainly don't make it the easiest cheapest version of a box, but then again, we can't really compete with the IKEAs of the world anyway, so we'll have to win for those who have a different set of values. I hear ya though. Appreciate your thoughts. Thanks.
  3. All very fair. We're working on the price for sure. Right now, to make them with the nice style touches that are important to us and with an admittedly inefficient manufacturing process combined with the nicer materials, we've got some work to do on that front. With some of the tools we plan to invest in though, we're hoping to be able to bring that down. But again, good to know and valuable to understand. Appreciate the feedback and candor. Thanks
  4. But wouldn't they get garbage juice on them? But alright, if you think it is worth a shot...
  5. Yea of course, no worries at all. And the 500+ collection people, unless they want to divide it up somehow, you're right that we're really not going to be their answer. And that's a fair opinion and we may find it to be correct. The number of collectors out there (particularly new collectors) is on the rise at least, but we may still be too niche (at least with this first offering) to ever sell a huge amount of units. Time will tell. Truly though, thanks for weighing in. All the feedback helps.
  6. Yes, I didn't mean to suggest it was as simple as that. The point was more that we've done our due diligence in terms of mounting these on various wall types in various scenarios with the full weight of a fully loaded cube (and then some) factored into the equation. Drywall studs are the ideal, but we have high-grade drywall anchors that works as well. I have one of the long-term test cases mounted in my home with the anchors (5 cubes fully loaded with records and an addition 3 loaded with books) that we've done additional stress-testing to. My point is simply to say that yes, the weight and mounting is certainly a major consideration and one we've paid a lot of attention to. That's why I brought up working with an architectural engineer and my cousins experience in framing homes, since they have plenty of experience and knowledge in this area. But it will remain something we pay close attention to and we can't speak to the quality of every wall, so it is definitely a good point. Thanks
  7. Ha, well not quite. I said in one of the other responses, but he was a very young pup at the time (doesn't destroy stuff these days) and we were looking for a better way to store my records anyway at the time, that just made me move a little faster. I originally just set out to get what I was looking for made since I couldn't find it. The company thing happened when some other people wanted it also. But it was part of the journey...
  8. Appreciate the response. My cousin (doing the building) has been working with an architectural engineer on the mounting hardware and the loading to make sure that these are set to hold 2 - 3 times what should be the worst case scenario as long as long as the wall isn't in total shambles. Good to know that was one of your immediate concerns though. Yes, the Kallax shelving certainly does the job. Do you have your collection oriented so that it is up high or do you have one of the two cube tall scenarios with your player on top? Curious if people find the bending down part annoying or if it doesn't bother them. Thanks for the comment either way.
  9. Ha, okay well it seems that the dog part of the story is getting a lot of attention. To elaborate, he was a very young puppy at the time and he has given up his destructive ways. We were already looking for something that would get my collection higher off the ground (because of what I described in the second part of the post, not liking bending down/crouching on the ground all the time to get records), the "incident" just made me approach the situation with a little more urgency. Appreciate the note about not being interested in getting your collection on the wall like this. Like I said, I'm interested to know how many others are looking for a solution like this or, like in your case, are totally uninterested. On the point about what to do after you fill 3 cubes, the idea is that you can continue to scale as you need and add more when you need more. Each holds 60+ in most cases, so depending on the collection size, it can help with the 1 - 500 record owners pretty well. Great gif. Classic scene.
  10. Hey everybody, I am brand new to this forum, so...thanks for...having me? I've got a couple missions here. One, I won't bore you with the super long version of the story, but I had my records stored lowdown and my dog got to them (after months of not noticing them, he all of a sudden decided to go for them). When I went looking for a good looking wall-mounted option, I couldn't really find much that wasn't IKEA or similar not great quality. First question: Of those out there with wall-mounted or high-up storage, what you do you all like? What are your favorite options? And why? Second, for those with storage similar to my old situation (low to the ground), am I overstating an issue that no one else really cares about? Aside from my dog getting to them, I hated sitting on the floor constantly or bending over all the time to grab a new record. A lot of what I was seeing out there was stackabl cubes and consoles/tables with records being stored down below where the turntable is supposed to go. Do others find that as annoying as I did? Or am I just an unusually picky whiner? Both of those things can be true. Third, when I couldn't find anything I liked, I got my cousin to build what I was looking for (he's a woodworker/carpenter). Then some other people started asking if we could make some for them, so now we're setting out to make these for other people (for sale online). So I wanted to see if anyone was interested in providing feedback on our initial option. We were going for something that was all of these things: Handmade with quality materials (not IKEA stuff) Wall-mounted to get the collection up at eye-level Assembly-free and easy install for those without skill (me) Clean design that fits in a range of decors Scalable so you can add when you need more space Most options do some of that, but we couldn't find anything that was all of those things. Would love to hear what you guys think about the design, price, idea, system, etc. If you don't like it, why not? What would you like better? Are we solving a non-existent problem? Is there an actual problem to be solved? Not trying to push anything on anybody, just hoping for good honest feedback from collectors whether it is good, bad, or otherwise. We are pretty set on a business focused on making nice stuff for vinyl people, starting with the shelving. The feedback will help us know where to go next and or if we're WAY off track. Website with all the info and plenty of pictures here: https://www.deepcut.co/ Here's the Indiegogo page (we're trying to raise money for tools, equip, building improvements) which has pricing etc. on it here: https://igg.me/at/deepcutindiegogo Again, I'm new to the forum, so hopefully this is okay. If it isn't, my apologies and I'm sure this will never make it up. Thanks either way!
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