Garage Shelving Diy

Garage Shelving Diy

For handy homeowners, the garage isn’t simply a spot to park the car—it’s a place to park everything, including gardening gear, wood saws, and seasonal storage. But without space-smart shelving to corral these tools and supplies, this practice can turn your good-looking garage into a disorganized drop zone. This weekend, reverse the course of clutter with one of these five ideas for DIY garage shelves that will transform your space into an organizational oasis.
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Garage Shelving Diy

Thanks so much for watching my newest video on building a 20′ long garage storage shelving unit! I hope you enjoyed watching it as much as I enjoyed making the video and the storage unit!  It was fun! Now it’s your turn – here’s the plans for the project! Some project notes: You can make your shelving as long or short as you want.   The span between leg sets can be altered.  Mine are about 5′ appart, and it’s plenty strong.  I’d go wider (6′) so that you can fit three of those giant storage totes per shelf.  According to the Sagulator you can put about 200 pounds on a six foot long shelf, made of 4 2×4 boards.  You can go taller if you want. You can add more shelves, at any height. Make sure you secure to the wall to prevent forward tipping or racking I recommend a good self tapping screw so you don’t have to predrill any holes (as I do in the video).  Try these for building the “ladder” legs –     And you can use something smaller, like these, for attaching the shelving boards to the ladder leg sets –   Share when you are done with your project, I love seeing how your projects turn out! XO Ana
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Garage Shelving Diy

Open shelving is a fun and functional feature in the kitchen, and this IKEA hack from Polished Habitat proves that the look works just as well in the garage. Mounted storage cubes—often meant for the floor—make perfect homes for baskets, spray paint, and tools, and ensure that every odd and end has its spot. Take these DIY garage shelves up a notch by incorporating a piece of pegboard into the assemblage and tucking in a bench beneath to create a workstation fit for any serious DIYer.
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Garage Shelving Diy

Keeping your garage spic and span could be one of the biggest challenging tasks, especially when you have innumerable gardening equipment, paint buckets, small storage boxes, and car repairing tools that can neither be discarded nor shifted to any other place. If you are stuck in a similar dilemma, then consider storing these essential items on shelves. Since garage shelves are expensive in most furniture stores, you can build one at home by going through these feasible DIY plans along with some simple garage organization tips.
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Garage Shelving Diy

Garage storage and shelving solutions are abundant, but the prices can be shocking. You can build your own garage shelves from scrap 2 x 4s and plywood, ones that will hold all of your tool cases, hardware, batteries, and more. This project can be completed in an afternoon and will instantly improve your work area.
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Garage Shelving Diy

By Timothy Dahl Mar 25, 2016 Garage storage and shelving solutions are abundant, but the prices can be shocking. You can build your own garage shelves from scrap 2 x 4s and plywood, ones that will hold all of your tool cases, hardware, batteries, and more. This project can be completed in an afternoon and will instantly improve your work area.You’ll need a tape measure, spirit level, drill/driver or impact, circular saw, and miter saw to build these shelves.Advertisement – Continue Reading Below
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Garage Shelving Diy

By Timothy Dahl Mar 25, 2016 Garage storage and shelving solutions are abundant, but the prices can be shocking. You can build your own garage shelves from scrap 2 x 4s and plywood, ones that will hold all of your tool cases, hardware, batteries, and more. This project can be completed in an afternoon and will instantly improve your work area.You’ll need a tape measure, spirit level, drill/driver or impact, circular saw, and miter saw to build these shelves.
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Garage Shelving Diy

Garage storage and shelving solutions are abundant, but the prices can be shocking. You can build your own garage shelves from scrap 2 x 4s and plywood, ones that will hold all of your tool cases, hardware, batteries, and more. This project can be completed in an afternoon and will instantly improve your work area.You’ll need a tape measure, spirit level, drill/driver or impact, circular saw, and miter saw to build these shelves.
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If you feel that there is simply not enough storage spage on the sides of your garage, and that the shelving areas have already been exploited to the maximum, then the last resort measure is an overhead garage storage. The only downside of this form of storage is that it is very difficult to implement, but other than that, it can truly benefit you in the long run.
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Do you need a designated area in your garage to store bins upon bins of seasonal decorations or sports equipment, but don’t want to spend on pricey store-bought units? Look no further than this elegant yet economical solution from Ana White. While her 20-foot-long DIY garage shelves are ideal for a space with ample square footage, you can alter the plans to make your finished product as long or as short as you need. Built from 2x4s, the frame and shelf supports come together easily with self-tapping screws and wood glue. After threading the boards for the shelves through the frame, secure the project to the wall, then sand and stain for a winning finish.
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You don’t have to be a woodworking wunderkind to build this multifunctional marvel from Don’t Worry. Be Happy. Keep Learning. Budding carpenters and master craftsmen alike can keep garage clutter under control by screwing reclaimed 2x4s flat against the walls, then securing reclaimed boards above them to serve as DIY garage shelves. Angle-cut beams provide yet more support for the shelves, and a series of screws along the 2×4 bases accommodate rakes, shovels, and other hanging items, making this a double-duty project.
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Joe is the set carpenter for The Family Handyman magazine. He’s also a husband, new father, dog owner, hunter, pinball wizard, pool shark, fisherman and the proud owner of a brand new garage, which he built himself. But Joe had a problem— he’s got a lot of stuff, and he needed a way to organize it fast (because he’d rather be hunting!). But he has almost no time (see the above list for why) and almost no cash (babies and garages don’t come cheap). So Joe’s quick, easy-on-the-wallet solution was to build simple shelves that could hold plastic storage bins. He built the whole project in less than a day, and it cost him $300 for 26 ft. of shelving (the bins were extra). His wife thinks he’s a genius and so do we. (Joe’s just happy he can go hunting.)
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Joe’s Tips Each storage unit is basically two frames tied together with plywood shelves. Buy your bins first so you can customize the height and depth of each shelf space. Remember to leave enough clearance space in front of your shelving units to open your car doors. Small bins are great for storing screws, glue and painting supplies in the middle bays of each unit. The best bins for hanging are those with snap- lock lids. They allow you to hang heavier loads without worrying that the lid will come off. The fussiest measurements are those for the center bay of smaller bins. If your width measurements are off by a quarter inch, the bins won’t sit squarely between the cleats or will be too tight to slide easily. If your garage floor sometimes gets wet, nail plastic feet to the bottom of the legs. (A set of four nail-on plastic feet costs $3 at home centers.) You can paint the wood to give it a classy look or leave it bare. Painting it before you put it together is a lot easier than painting it once it’s assembled. Small bins work well for the middle bays.
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Joe’s Tips Each storage unit is basically two frames tied together with plywood shelves. Buy your bins first so you can customize the height and depth of each shelf space. Remember to leave enough clearance space in front of your shelving units to open your car doors. Small bins are great for storing screws, glue and painting supplies in the middle bays of each unit. The best bins for hanging are those with snap- lock lids. They allow you to hang heavier loads without worrying that the lid will come off. The fussiest measurements are those for the center bay of smaller bins. If your width measurements are off by a quarter inch, the bins won’t sit squarely between the cleats or will be too tight to slide easily. If your garage floor sometimes gets wet, nail plastic feet to the bottom of the legs. (A set of four nail-on plastic feet costs $3 at home centers.) You can paint the wood to give it a classy look or leave it bare. Painting it before you put it together is a lot easier than painting it once it’s assembled.

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