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Seeking storage ideas for drums and cymbals

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I'm thinking about building some kind of rack/shelves combination to hold my spare cymbals and snare drums. It should hold about 20 cymbals and maybe 8-10 snares. Surely some of you have lovely solutions in your drums rooms for how to store and display these to keep them handy and organized. Pictures would be appreciated.
 

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I use these and they are absolutely perfect.

 

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Thanks @rikkrebs . I have some spare wood in the garage so I will probably build my own solution. That frame is one good option for how the drum half could look. What else do people use? And what about cymbal storage?
 

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For cymbals I use cymbal bags, each one stuffed with several, then stored in a fiber trap case. If you want your cymbals exposed, I like the retail racks that several people have, but I haven’t found a discard retail rack so unless that happens I’m happy with the bags.

For drums, I made a custom rack out of 2x6, 2x4, and wood closet rod (pole for clothing hangers) for the drums to rest on, screwed together. Laid out pretty much like ProLine rack shown, but custom fit to the room and drum sizes I had (five rows, with BD size on bottom, then FT Row, then three rows of tom/snare size). Works great, but I quickly ran out of room, so my recommendation is to make it bigger than you need, leaving plenty of room for future finds.
 
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In my "finished" garage room, I built three tiers of shallow (~6") shelves along one wall, with a piece of 1/4" round along the outside edge of the shelf. Spaced 'em to allow 20 -24" rides on the bottom, 20" and smaller on the top; the 1/4 round prevents the cymbals from falling if they slide forward at the bottom.

Works well to organize "sets" of cymbals that work well together; I can stack 3 or 4 safely - the shelf brackets are pretty solid.
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For snares and toms, the Proline racks are great.

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Made this many years ago from an 8’ finished shelf and clothes rods. (1 1/2”)
Clothes rods and ends are brown shoe polished!
 

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I use these and they are absolutely perfect.

I use these for my cymbal storage too. I took off some of the top bars to accommodate my larger cymbals, but this works like a charm. Got over 40 cymbals on there and the foam pad on the bottom keeps them snug and safe from the metal bar
 

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I use these for my cymbal storage too. I took off some of the top bars to accommodate my larger cymbals, but this works like a charm. Got over 40 cymbals on there and the foam pad on the bottom keeps them snug and safe from the metal bar
Yep....

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I will caution, though, that the foam started to leave marks on my Zildjians, so I've placed them in a bag. However, the foam didn't affect my Paistes, whew!
 

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Yep....

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I will caution, though, that the foam started to leave marks on my Zildjians, so I've placed them in a bag. However, the foam didn't affect my Paistes, whew!


I'm never surprised to hear that foam products do strange things chemically as they oxidize. I think the foam on the Proline rack is neoprene (rubber) rather than urethane ...... the latter can degenerate very dramatically. Temperature (and especially sunlight!) can be factors here .........

I would expect, however, that the edge of the heavier cymbals could eventually slice their way through the foam.
 

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My cymbals are laying against the wall. Took a piece of old drum rug and made an “L” shape, to protect the floor and the wall they lean against. The rug also keeps the cymbals from sliding / falling down.

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In my "finished" garage room, I built three tiers of shallow (~6") shelves along one wall, with a piece of 1/4" round along the outside edge of the shelf. Spaced 'em to allow 20 -24" rides on the bottom, 20" and smaller on the top; the 1/4 round prevents the cymbals from falling if they slide forward at the bottom.

Works well to organize "sets" of cymbals that work well together; I can stack 3 or 4 safely - the shelf brackets are pretty solid.
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For snares and toms, the Proline racks are great.

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Nice!!
 


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