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I hung my vinyl albums as decoration

By jeffc

2 years ago


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    #1 2 years ago

    I've had a few album covers hung on the wall using frames from Michael's sized for 12" vinyl records. But I had so many more albums just sitting in a box. And I did not want to individually hang too many of them. I have been thinking of a way to fill a wall with them.

    I didn't really see any products or DIY ideas that could:

    - hold a lot of albums
    - be cheap
    - allow easy removal for playing
    - allow easy re-arrangement as needed

    So I ripped some 1x6 stock to do the trick.. Fastened rails to wall with screws, wood filler and paint. Less than $20 I think. Bottom of album sits on top of flat rail. Underside of rails are angled back to create a holding lip for top of album. Secure enough for me.

    You will also notice my DIY LIGHTSWITCH idea (still working well) I described here:
    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/lightswitch-flipper-for-gameroom#post-3734328

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    #2 2 years ago

    Nice!

    I think had you cut boards symmetrically (equilateral triangle) you could had just slid them in from the side and then they couldn't fall. But still a nice, cheap idea!

    #3 2 years ago
    Quoted from RonSS:

    Nice!
    I think had you cut boards symmetrically (equilateral triangle) you could had just slid them in from the side and then they couldn't fall. But still a nice, cheap idea!

    But I wanted to be able to pull certain ones out without removing an entire row.

    #4 2 years ago

    Can't wait to see the mp3 equivalent.

    #5 2 years ago

    I sold record albums in antique malls for years and used lattice "U" channel to hold them. I just spaced the "U" channel so that a customer could lift the record into the upper "U" enough to pull the album out from the bottom. Basically the same idea as here but just a little different. Now you have me thinking about doing the walls in our basement with album covers or albums - GREAT IDEA for wall art!

    Could also be used for DVD's & CD's if anyone still collects them!

    #6 2 years ago

    Good idea with the pair of u-channels. Would certainly be easier.

    #7 2 years ago
    Quoted from YeOldPinPlayer:

    Can't wait to see the mp3 equivalent.

    Realaudio maybe

    #8 2 years ago
    Quoted from RonSS:

    Nice!
    I think had you cut boards symmetrically (equilateral triangle) you could had just slid them in from the side and then they couldn't fall. But still a nice, cheap idea!

    I think I will do that however for a single backglass I want to hang. I have several feet of leftover material already cut on the angle. I can just face them together top and bottom and slide in from side. Thanks for the idea.

    #9 2 years ago

    If you are on exterior walls keep watch for mold behind the albums. I had an issue at one mall where I was on an exterior wall with the back of the albums & the wall getting moldy. You need air movement behind albums if you are on an exterior wall even if the wall is well insulated.

    #10 2 years ago

    I used a product called Records on the Walls. Easy in and out removal with a small channel on top and bottom.

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    #11 2 years ago

    Looks great!

    #12 2 years ago

    What a great idea and good use of the albums when not in play. Knowing how easy it is to stream music or rip MP3's these days, I really appreciate albums for their art - and this is a perfect & practical way to display them. Kudos!

    #13 2 years ago
    Quoted from eagle18:

    I used a product called Records on the Walls. Easy in and out removal with a small channel on top and bottom.[quoted image]

    Looks like a good solution. Thanks for sharing.

    #14 2 years ago

    We've had our bar and gameroom decorated with album covers for years. Any vinyl worth saving was given to our son since he has a turntable. We just wanted the artwork on the walls and had fun keeping an eye out at yard sales and fleamarkets for albums we owned back in the day.

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    #15 2 years ago

    That is a lot of records! Looks cool.

    #16 2 years ago

    how are those hung pmoc?

    #17 2 years ago
    Quoted from BBC:

    how are those hung pmoc?

    Just lightweight double sided tape. I wasn't concerned about the paint because we only take an album down to replace with a different one we find. If we ever move, the walls would need to be re-painted anyway.

    Not recommended if you rent or lease. lol

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