Turntable wall shelves at decent price?

Discussion in 'Turntables' started by ClayTune, Sep 21, 2018.

  1. ClayTune

    ClayTune Active Member

    Messages:
    227
    Hey guys,

    I am looking for recommendations on hanging turntable wall shelves that don't cost more than my actual turntable. Put it this way, I paid $250.00 for my turntable and need something that can support it on a wall because I moved into a new place that has space limitations and now I need a wall shelf for my turntable.

    Links would be great.

    Of course my best, highest hope is to find one $100.00 or less but let's see what you guys recommend.

    Thanks
     
    ChicagoTom likes this.

     

    Please register to disable this ad.

  2. Ski

    Ski what? Subscriber

    Messages:
    2,696
    Location:
    Just south of Detroit.
    I would believe the best option would be a sturdy shelf bracket design from a hardware store, anchor it to where it can hold your own weight, and work on an adjustable isolation platform from ther.
     
  3. EngineerNate

    EngineerNate AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Messages:
    3,648
    Lowe's sells poplar in some pretty thick sections. Get some 3x3 inch (I think that's what I used for my stand) and make something like this:

    [​IMG]

    Use titebond wood glue and screw the pieces together with these to hold while the glue dries and as extra insurance:
    https://m.lowes.com/pd/HeadLOK-0-x-...ior-Exterior-Structural-Wood-Screw/1000404739

    These screws are badass. If you screw from the back you won't see the fasteners.

    Make a shelf out of ply and veneer or cap the edge if you want and Bob's your uncle. Use a gel stain on the poplar, it doesn't like standard stain much. You could always spend a bit more and get oak or some other prettier wood.

    You can use those same screws to lag into the studs in your wall, use a forstner bit to counterbore the hole if you want to cover the screws.

    Total investment not counting time will be ~$60-80 or so.
     
    mr.jones, bobins08 and sturgus like this.
  4. Montycat

    Montycat AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Messages:
    17,821
    Location:
    Vancouver
    I agree with the above. Making your own is actually fairly easy. There are off the shelf brackets that might do fine too. The 45° brace as above is pretty key.
     
  5. Montycat

    Montycat AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Messages:
    17,821
    Location:
    Vancouver
    EngineerNate likes this.
  6. majick47

    majick47 Addicted Member

    Messages:
    8,621
    Location:
    Pembroke MA
    Forget the AK members name who built a terrific wall shelf for around $50, do an AK Google search, if I remember his name I'll update. As for commercial wall shelves the best of the lot are the vintage Target wall shelves that came in standard and large sizes. Another standard sized wall shelf was made by The Sound Organization. Keep an eye on Craigslist and Ebay and AKs Barter Town for preowned wall shelves. As for effectiveness there is nothing better or more practical.
     
    dosmalo likes this.

     

    Please register to disable this ad.

  7. Eastham

    Eastham More Class-A than ever!

    Messages:
    2,333
    Location:
    North West UK
    Microwave brackets! :)

    [​IMG]
     
  8. dosmalo

    dosmalo T-Totaled Subscriber

    Exactly what I was thinking but try an AK search also for DIY.
    I found both of mine 2nd hand, one on eBay and the other on A'gon and both much less than new.
     
  9. Chosemerv

    Chosemerv New Member

    Messages:
    14
    I used this: https://www.lowellmfg.com/product-tag/fs18-20/
    I purchased mine on eBay for $40 shipped. Flipped it over from what you see in the manufacturer pic, set a wooden shelf that I had from an old stereo stand on top to make it look a bit more presentable than just a large black metal shelf. All told about 20 minutes of work and there's zero disturbance to the turntable when walking. Before I set it up walking on the floor made the turntable unplayable.
     
    Dmitry likes this.
  10. ClayTune

    ClayTune Active Member

    Messages:
    227
    This looks interesting. It would be more involving than simply buying a pre-constructed system but perhaps worth it. Wood is a great stabilizer too.
     
    EngineerNate likes this.
  11. ClayTune

    ClayTune Active Member

    Messages:
    227
    Do you have any current links? There does not seem to be any info there, dimensions, weight capacity or a "buy" link.
     

     

    Please register to disable this ad.

  12. ClayTune

    ClayTune Active Member

    Messages:
    227

    Thank you, do you happen to have any images from another angle? I can't tell what exactly it is I am looking at in this image.
     
  13. Eastham

    Eastham More Class-A than ever!

    Messages:
    2,333
    Location:
    North West UK
    Extendable microwave wall brackets.

    39989531_2389073541132782_5384408359338246144_o.jpg avf-microwave-parts-em60b-a-64_1000.jpg

    They work great.
     
  14. Chosemerv

    Chosemerv New Member

    Messages:
    14
    Does this link work? https://www.lowellmfg.com/product-tag/fs18-20/

    I just tried it from my iPad and phone and the link works, specs are there and purchase link.

    It is rated for 100 pounds. My turntable is about 30, but if it's mounted to studs or seriously burly drywall anchors I wouldn't be surprised if it couldn't handle the full amount. It's more for commercial use than residential from what I've read.
     
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2018
  15. manu et deo

    manu et deo I'm loving it! Subscriber

    Messages:
    1,005
    Location:
    SW Riverside County, CA
    I was using a piece of butcher block with heavy duty brackets. When I put it back up, I will take a picture of it, I just painted so had to remove it.
     
  16. Dmitry

    Dmitry Jazz Freak Subscriber

    Messages:
    601
    Location:
    Rhode Island, USA
    Great choice! I've bookmarked the page. Methinks you could have two of these installed into the studs 3-4 feet apart, and put a wide counter on them. Combined, they could carry 200 lbs.
    Thanks for the link!
     

     

    Please register to disable this ad.

  17. luvvinvinyl

    luvvinvinyl Lily! Staff Member Admin Subscriber

    Messages:
    26,051
    Location:
    South of Detroit
    The link provided was a Search Result. Click on the item to go to the item page.
     
  18. ChicagoTom

    ChicagoTom AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Messages:
    1,172
    Location:
    Chicago IL
    I'm using one of these now that I got from eBay for about $40, and it works just great, Very sturdy, though tough to align due to its weight.
     
    audio-ed likes this.
  19. Dmitry

    Dmitry Jazz Freak Subscriber

    Messages:
    601
    Location:
    Rhode Island, USA
    Obviously one must check where the studs run in their wall before purchasing one of these, since the holes are 16 on center.
     
  20. MisterDK

    MisterDK Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    841
    Location:
    Sawmill Mountain - USA
    Just thought I’d mention - Ikea has plenty of shelf brackets too, in case you have an Ikea nearby.
     

Share This Page