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You love your vinyl collection. Do you love your crates? Wax Stacks are made from Baltic Birch. No tools. No hardware. Built to last.
You love your vinyl collection. Do you love your crates? Wax Stacks are made from Baltic Birch. No tools. No hardware. Built to last.
You love your vinyl collection. Do you love your crates? Wax Stacks are made from Baltic Birch. No tools. No hardware. Built to last.
120 backers pledged $39,209 to help bring this project to life.

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Wax Stacks LP Record Crates

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Simply the best record crate

More vinyl is being sold today than ever before. Coincidentally, our personal collections are growing, too. We are a trio of friends who share a mutual frustration with the status quo of record storage options. When faced with storing, organizing, and lending our records, we had always struggled to find a solution that really worked. We analyzed the problems and designed the solution; a record crate we wanted to buy. It had to do everything better and be something we would be proud of. The crate snaps together without any tools or hardware and ships completely flat. No worrying about missing screws and bolts, nothing to scratch our sleeves, no fasteners to weaken over time, and no fear of damage in transit. Built from sturdy 1/2-inch hardwood, Wax Stacks will last a lifetime. We hope you'll love our fresh approach to record storage and we know you'll find the crate useful for many other things; book case, toy box, stepping stool, etc...

Going together is a SNAP!

WAX STACKS crates consist of five panels made entirely in the USA with sustainable (i.e. conservatively harvested and sensibly produced) birch plywood. Assembly requires no fasteners, no tools, and no instructions.
WAX STACKS crates consist of five panels made entirely in the USA with sustainable (i.e. conservatively harvested and sensibly produced) birch plywood. Assembly requires no fasteners, no tools, and no instructions.
Closeup of unique locking tabs
Closeup of unique locking tabs
Get just one or get as many as you need. Our crates are sturdy and built to stack. The alternating ridge locks each crate in place when stacked.
Get just one or get as many as you need. Our crates are sturdy and built to stack. The alternating ridge locks each crate in place when stacked.
Our crates are built to stack in several configurations. Stack them upright for storage or moving.
Our crates are built to stack in several configurations. Stack them upright for storage or moving.
Show off your vinyl. Your prized collection should be as easy to admire as it is to search through.
Show off your vinyl. Your prized collection should be as easy to admire as it is to search through.
Our crates stack either upright or facing out. Change them around to suit your needs.
Our crates stack either upright or facing out. Change them around to suit your needs.
Portability is the key with any crate. Ours is just as sturdy to haul as it is to stack!
Portability is the key with any crate. Ours is just as sturdy to haul as it is to stack!
Wax Stacks are built with 1/2-inch baltic birch plywood. It is meant to be hauled around and built to last as long as your collection.
Wax Stacks are built with 1/2-inch baltic birch plywood. It is meant to be hauled around and built to last as long as your collection.
Our crates are deep enough to keep your sleeves safe.
Our crates are deep enough to keep your sleeves safe.
Our crates are also portable. You can toss a crate in the car and head to the party.
Our crates are also portable. You can toss a crate in the car and head to the party.

Reviews

"Kick the milk crates to the curb and store your vinyl in style with Wax Stacks"

Digital Trends - http://www.digitaltrends.com/home-theater/wax-stacks-vinyl-record-storage-kickstarter/

"Take that IKEA"

TONE Audio - http://www.tonepublications.com/magazine/issue-72/ (p100-101, 20 MB)

Modern Vinyl http://modern-vinyl.com/2015/06/23/kickstarter-wax-stacks/

Mono & Stereohttp://www.monoandstereo.com/2015/06/wax-stacks-vinyl-lp-wooden-record-crates.html

Also seen on Audio Shark, Vinyl Me Please, HomeTheaterEquipment.com

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Crate Design

In a nutshell, we want to be able to stack, store, and carry our beloved vinyl. How about you? Meet your ultimate record storage solution. 

We call our them "WAX STACKS". The term "wax" is a long-standing slang term for vinyl and our crates were built to stack. So there you have it - WAX STACKS. Let's see how it works. WAX STACKS crates consist of five panels made entirely in the USA with sustainable (i.e. conservatively harvested and sensibly produced) birch plywood. Assembly requires no hardware, no tools, and no instructions, and can be disassembled just as easily. 

Components of our crate:

The middle and bottom pieces have an aesthetically interesting and functionally vital "X" cut into them. There are two locking tabs on each side that flex and mate with the dogbone slots on the handle panels. The sweeping curves that make up the "X"  serve two purposes: 1- allows the locking tooth to flex for assembly and, 2- when assembled the natural tension provided by the curve locks the crate together. Kinda cool, right?

Exact Dimensions - Plenty of room for any record
Exact Dimensions - Plenty of room for any record

Another great feature is the alternating ridge on the handle panels. It looks like tabs on file folders. This was one of those try, try, and try again type discoveries and is a keystone component of our patent. It was worth the effort. This tabbed ridge allows our WAX STACKS to index correctly and stack on top of each other. In fact you can stack them any which way you like since the ridges go all the way around the panel. 

Why WAX STACKS reign supreme

  • Modularity:  Our crates can grow with you and your collection. Just getting started? One crate will do for now. You're an avid collector? No problem. You can rack and stack these to suit your needs.  
  • Efficiency: Our crate ships flat and goes together without tools! Unbox and a few clicks later... voilà! Our 5-year-olds can put it together in under a minute. Yes, we can make them available to handle support calls.
  • Versatility: They stack to suit your needs. Move them out of the way and stack them handles-up for easy grab 'n' go! Stack them forward-facing or "bookcase style" for regular use and album flipping. Better yet, grab a crate of greatest hits and take it over to your turntable. You could fill a crate with your coolest records and throw it in the back of your car to go spin with your friends.  
  • Durability: They're sturdy and will PROTECT your records! We hit hi-fi shows with empty crates so we can buy tons of great vinyl and ship it home.
Show your love with a T-shirt
Show your love with a T-shirt

Machining Process

We've been working with a great local mill for production, and the process is fascinating. Our efficient layout results in almost no waste. Watch the video below to see how the crates are made.

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Our Goals 

$35,000 – The Minimum:  We’re going to make them anyway, but this is the amount we need to get costs down to a level that allows you to outfit your whole record collection.

$50,000 - Custom Tooling:  Surpassing our initial goal will pay for a nested jig and custom tooling, which will improve quality and efficiency. Translation: we'll have less waste and you will get your crates FASTER!

Timeline for producing Wax Stacks

Timeline for rewards
Timeline for rewards

Risks and challenges

Our challenge isn't whether or not we can make them, but we need to invest in tooling and machine time to ramp up production. Kickstarter sales will allow us to get costs to a level that makes the crates a product for the masses. Kickstarter is really the best way to make it all happen.

Kickstarter is awesome! We are able to pre-sell a great product to a progressive customer. Simply put: we know selling tons of crates up front will really get things moving. We also feel the advertising medium of Kickstarter is spot on for enthusiasts just like us. Between the three of us we've already backed several campaigns.

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    Pledge $2 or more About $2.00

    Good karma. Show your love for us and kick in a few bucks to help make this happen. Pledge any amount to this and in exchange you'll get our eternal gratitude. Estimated delivery - immediate gratification.

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    Pledge to this reward and you'll get an exclusive ebook, written by us, on taking care of your vinyl collection.

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    Wax Stacks T-Shirt. Show the rest of the world that you love your vinyl with our T. White, Black or grey.

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    Early Bird! You get one original crate. These will be made first and shipped first.

    Each crate will comfortably store 50+ records.

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    You get one original crate. There is no limit to the number of crates you can buy. Hoarders take note!

    Each crate will comfortably store 50+ records.

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    Vinyl Junkies endorsed crates. You get one original crate and a 5 pack of Vinyl Junkies stickers.
    Each crate will comfortably store 50+ records.

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    Crate & a T combo. You want a crate any way. We'll throw one of our sweet T-shirts in the box & get you a deal on both.

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    Pledge $120 or more About $120

    You get two original crates. It takes two to tango and it also takes two crates to stack. Which is 4x cooler than one lonely crate. There is no limit to this reward level.

    Two crates can comfortably store 100+ records.

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    Get the collection jump started with this very limited four crate reward. You get four original crates. There's has been so much positive response to our photo of a "quad" that we've decided to add this reward.
    Four crates can comfortably store 200+ records and make a dandy stand for your turntable.

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    Back by popular demand. You get four original crates. There's has been so much positive response to our photo of a "quad" that we've decided to add more of this reward.
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    Eight crates are great! We'll give you a little break on the cost. You'll get 8 original crates, plus we'll ship them right after the early birds! International buyers can contact a reputable freight forwarder.

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    Custom artwork crates. Six crates with custom artwork painted or laser engraved. Amazing artists have thrown in their talent to provide one of a kind stacks of crates. You choose from one of our five artists (see gallery) and pick a theme. This reward ships globally.

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    Advertising. We need custom packaging to ensure the crates arrive safe and sound to all the backers. We will include an ad that you provide (and we approve of) in up to 500 of our backers' crates. Help us out with the shipping and we'll get your ad in the hands of the most amazing vinyl lovers this world has to offer!

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    Bunch of crates. Call it a small wall. We won't fly out and organize your collection, but we will send you enough crates to hold 2,000 records.

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    A "WALL OF WAX" - Enough crates to store 5,000 records and we'll come organize your collection. This is a one collector, one location, one time shot.

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