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If you have a "lot" of vinyl and a closet (preferably one you can step into) that you can allocate, this is the best long term solution as your collection grows. You can use "any" sturdy shelving since it is "in the closet" and you just need a good inventory system and decent lighting. If you have a better half she may go for this as everything is out of sight. I have done this in two homes years ago when I had tons of vinyl and it worked very well. I got the idea from a disc jockey/music historian that had this set up in his home. I would just pull what I wanted for the day and the only vinyl in the listening room was held in a small magazine rack for playing and to be filed. I guess it's kind of like going to the library, but the library is in your home. I used stacking modular 15" cubes that had just one side open, they were sturdy enough for five stories of albums. Right now I have five large drawers in a Tansu cabinet for CD storage (though not that many CD's) and it works the same - they are out of sight. I enjoy walls of books (we have many) but not walls of albums and CD's as they are too uniform and sterile looking. It's nice to relax and listen to music without actualy looking at it.