Ambrosia Maple 9" Pass-Thru Module
One 9” Maple Pass-Thru Module, handmade from ¾” solid maple with a furniture-quality clear satin lacquer finish. These modules are 10-1/2" tall, 4" shorter than LP shelves. They can be used with Tops and Bases to create 24"- 38" tall Side Tables or intermixed with full-height modules for more variations. Within stacks of shelves, these modules can create a handy place to keep accessories and are large enough to hold most standard-size components.
Pass-Thru modules are intended to increase the versatility of our modular furniture system. Like our Maple Heirloom LP shelves, these modules feature a 3/4" solid wood bottom. Pass-Thru modules do not have a raised rear edge like LP shelves, offering open access from front and back for table and rolling shelf configurations. They can also be used separately with our Top and Base modules to create varying height side tables or freestanding shelves for display.
Pass-Thru modules can also serve as interlocking spacers within stacks of LP shelves and back-to-back Media Shelves. They are a useful way to raise the lowest music shelves off the floor (making spines easier to read), and an attractive place to store your old 8-track player, dual cassette deck, and other old equipment. Deeper-than-12" gear can overhang the rear edge unencumbered.
We offer a 'mix-and-match' discount for most of our Interlocking Shelf modules. Our web store will automatically apply the discounted prices before check out after four or more qualifying modules are added to your shopping cart.
We also offer a 13” Maple Pass-Thru Module.
Offered with matching stationary Toe Kick Base, rolling Caster Base and Fitted or Pedestal Top options.
All LP-type and Pass-Thru modules can stack and interlock interchangeably. Media Shelves can interlock stacked on top of these modules forward-facing or back-to-back.
View all Ambrosia maple storage and accessory options here.
Our Music & Movie Shelves are thoughtfully designed to provide attractive, interlocking modules that can store all formats: 7", 10" and 12" vinyl, all movie, game and music disc media, cassettes, 8-tracks, open reel tapes, VHS, Laser Discs and Edison Cylinders — not to mention providing flexible space for non-music related storage or display. Paired with our rolling caster bases and other accessories, our Interlocking Shelves allow collectors to organize and personalize their collections with convenience unmatched by any other means of storage.
Handcrafted by the same Amish family that makes our rock-solid SAMSON racks, our shelving uses top grade solid 3/4" oak or Ambrosia maple. Crist and Uri meticulously and precisely fabricate the components using no staples, cardboard, plastic, or MDF. Once assembled, the remarkable quality of the wood and the workmanship is obvious at first glance. Either finished or unfinished, our modular shelves exude the lovely grain and solid quality of hand-selected furniture grade woods and are far more attractive than any mass-produced-overseas furniture you'll find — because they have been made with old world pride by the same Maryland craftsmen we have worked with closely for over a decade.
Assembly is simple, requiring only a screwdriver. Stored CDs and LPs have all their spines clearly visible. No unstacking and restacking of boxes, no sifting from crate to crate. Your complete collection is readily accessible and easy to keep organized so you can focus on listening to great music.
• LP modules hold up to 150 albums
• Media Shelf modules hold up to 220 7” records, 177 CDs, 100 Blu-rays or 82 DVDs.
• minimal assembly required
• internal dimensions: 24" wide x 13" deep x 9" tall
• external dimensions: 27" wide x 13-3/4" deep x 10-1/2" tall
• weight: 15 lbs each
REVIEW by The Absolute Sound, August 2014
It wasn’t too long ago that I figured my vinyl-buying days were over. By high-end standards my collection was a modest one, maybe 1500 or so LPs. But they were choice—carefully culled over the years, only the best discs had survived. These were stored on classic Per Madsen stackable oak record racks accumulated back in the 1980s. By the turn of the millennium my collection was neither growing nor shrinking, and Per Madsen was no longer building record racks.
However, with the premium vinyl resurgence of the last few years my collection has begun increasing once again. I’ve been playing more records than ever. And as in my long-ago college days, I’ve got batches of records sitting on the floor once more. Long story short, I never thought I’d be in the market for another LP rack system.
But riding to the rescue was Mapleshade. A stalwart of the high end, Mapleshade’s beginnings can be traced to the purist recordings of engineer Pierre Sprey, who built the Mapleshade Studio in 1986 and launched the Mapleshade label in 1990. Achieving renown for their indie audiophile recordings, Mr. Sprey and his partners also researched and developed what has turned into a full-blown catalog (68 pages and counting) and a grab bag of tweaks, cable, racks, and mods.
The racks are constructed of 3/4" finished or unfinished oak or finished Ambrosia maple, and are still hand-crafted by the same Amish family that also builds Mapleshade’s massive Samson racks. They are beautifully sawn with clean edges and immaculate corners. Even in the unfinished oak that I opted for, the smooth grain was like silk to the touch. The racks are stackable and stable up to four units high. At 27", they are wider and heavier than the Per Madsen 18" standard, and the planks are cut thicker—all the better to support the latest crop of 200-gram reissues.
Admittedly I’m no Thomas Chippendale, so the prospect of assembling anything with more than two or three parts was a little unnerving. However these Mapleshades were a snap. The materials arrived so carefully packaged that the planks and end pieces hadn’t shifted an inch within the box. Each rack is made up of two square vertical end pieces, a pair of right-angle planks, and two flat planks, all connected by eight wood screws and four tiny wood plugs. (Pre-tapped holes are aligned and neatly sunk into each rack to accept the wood plugs for righteously secure stackability.) No glue is required anywhere.
It took a mere fifteen minutes to assemble a Mapleshade rack, gather up a few dozen homeless LPs, and slide them securely into place. Aligning the edges of each jacket just as I always have, I stood back and surveyed my efforts and felt a wave of nostalgia. I recollected a time when I nearly gave up my records for a new “improved” format. But now, years later, I’m far more skeptical of such claims. As vinyl continues to be issued and reissued, LPs have never seemed more alive and relevant. Thanks to Mapleshade finding a place to store them will never be a problem again. —Neil Gader