How does the Station ship?
It will ship flat in a wooden crate.
Is there assembly required?
Yes, assembly will take roughly 15-20 minutes. All the parts fit together and you will need to push in some pegs and screw in the feet. For some steps we suggest a 2nd person. We will have a video shortly on how to put it together. In our opinion, it is easy to put together.
Will you ship internationally?
We currently shipping to USA and Canada. For international orders please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can you take it apart after you've made the stand.
No, the stand is not designed to be taken apart. However, it is sturdy enough to move around after assembled.
What are the exact dimensions of the shelf?
How much does it weigh?
Approximately 50 lbs, the Birch model weighs approximately 42 lbs.
What turntables does the stand fit?
We designed it to fit most popular turntable sizes including space for hinged dust covers to open.
How many records will the Station fit?
The (2) record shelves can comfortably fit (100) records, (200) in total.
For the serious record collector, the Station is not meant to fit your entire collection (we know many of you have 1000s of records), it's meant to be a central base where you can store your current rotation or favorites. In the future, we plan to design storage-only units that will compliment the Turntable Station.
Will the stand be available in other colors?
Initially, the Turntable Station will be available in Carbon or Natural. Down the line we may introduce new colors and materials, but we do not have a timeline for that.
UPDATE 11.18.17: We have introduced a new model made of Baltic Birch. It is now available to order here.
I have large amplifier that i want to use, will it fit on the shelf?
Yes, we designed the 3rd shelf (3rd from the top) to be dual function. It can fit most amplfiers with maximum width of 18.75" / 476mm.
Why isn't there a space for speakers?
Most turntable users prefer their speakers to be on a separate surface than their turntable to reduce resonance / feedback. If your speakers and turntables are on the same piece of furniture, the vibration from the speakers will negatively affect sound quality.
Will it fit Gramovox's Floating Record Vertical Turntable?
Yes! Check out this customer's setup.
Why isn't the unit painted or coated with anything?
The material we chose to use (MDF) is a very durable material that does not need to be painted or coated. We purposely chose this material because it gives the Turntable Station a unique matte look. Look closely and each Turntable Station will have a unique speckled pattern and color variations. We did not want the Turntable Station to look like something from Ikea or West Elm. We also liked the idea that your Turntable Station will develop a unique patina. The MDF material will take on oils from your hands and show signs of usage over time.
In summation, things you should know about MDF:
When you look closely at MDF you'll see speckling and color variation.
MDF is NOT laminated or coated. It will react to both abrasions and oils in your hands.
During the manufacturing process, MDF can develop light marks.
The Carbon colorway is more sensitive than the Natural.
update 11.18.16: We have added a Baltic Birch version, which is now available to order.
Can I add a finish?
CARBON COLORWAY: Yes, we've tested several products. The best is Miniwax's Wipe-On Poly (around $15). Just take a wiping cloth (or a clean cotton rag) and rub the surfaces of the Turntable Station. Each level should take you 10 minutes, however. It's more effective on surfaces than the edges (edges are porous). This finish will make your Station a darker shade of grey and will also make the material less sensitive to abrasions and oil.
NATURAL COLORWAY: We prefer not to put a finish on the natural colorway because you lose some of the great luster / color of the material.
What is your return policy?
You can read our return policy here.