Let's go back to the 70's and revisit our apartment's furnishings. I bet one item that was in your pad was the cinder block shelves that housed your Marantz stereo system...complete with turntable and eight track player.

Whether it was your own apartment, your dorm room or in the basement of your parent's house, I'll bet that you had a really cool (and cheap) set of shelves made up of particle board and cinder blocks.

This was the 70's version of DIY shelves. Of course included in the setting was your milk crate full of your favorite albums, your stack of eight tracks that you accumulated with your subscription from Columba House and, if you were really into your music, on the bottom shelf was your Teac reel-to-reel. (Ask your grandparents)

Gray Cement Cinder Block Isolated On White Background
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