- Location: Online
- Specialty: Decor refashioned from audio equipment
- Price range: $$
- Website: etsy.com/shop/jtbaldwin
How do you know if somebody collects vinyl records? Don't worry, they'll show you. Vintage audiophiles love to show off their love for old-school music gear. If you or someone you love digs the look and feel of audio equipment from decades past, check out this Etsy store full of fun and functional homewares and decor items made from collected vintage audio pieces.
Etsy seller JT Baldwin makes gear that connects the past and present by using vintage audio pieces — a vinyl record here, a subwoofer case there — to make crazy cool housewares and decor that every audiophile needs to own.
We've picked some of our favorites from JT Baldwin's shop and featured them in the gallery above. Here's some info about the gear from the shop, complete with drool-worthy descriptions that are like porn for vintage tech lovers:
• Subwoofer Pet House/Side Table: A Miller & Kreisel "Volkswoofer" V-2B Subwoofer is given new life as the ultimate Woofer House. Also included is the subwoofer's original grill cover that easily snaps on and off. ($299)
• Turntable Serving Tray: Vintage 1970s, this aluminum platter pulled from a non-working Pioneer turntable comes with rubber mat and retooled record spindle AND authentic "rack handles" reclaimed from a trashed Fisher tuner of the same era. ($75)
• Tom Drum Ottoman: The exterior has been covered in black, vegan-friendly, high-grade vinyl and studded with the drum's original chrome hardware. To protect your floor/carpet, the drum has been elevated just an inch off the floor by the addition of four feet, made from small drivers that were reclaimed from vintage speakers. ($245)
• Superscope Headphone Hangers: Sold as a pair, these old school Superscope headphones were recently rescued from a box at a garage sale, cleaned up, and repurposed as catchall wall hooks. (Sold out, but we hope more are coming.)
• Vintage Audio Snack Bowl: This glass bowl fits snugly into vintage speaker equipment and is at the ready to serve you and your guests. Everything is reclaimed vintage, deconstructed and redesigned to breathe new life into the bones of a speaker system that once provided hours of listening pleasure to its owner. ($60)
(Images: Etsy seller JT Baldwin)