garage shelves


Dear NG,
I'm looking for a winter project (after I rebuild my Gravely tractor of course!). I want to build some shelves in my new garage - permanent shelves along a wall. I would like to hide the clutter with some doors of some type. The doors don't have to be anything elaborate. They might be hinged and the size of a full sheet of OSB that swing open and provide access to all the junk. The other thought that I had was something a bit more eloborate such as a door that might open vertically over each individual shelf compartment and slide back into the shelf out of the way. I was hoping I might be able to pick your brains for some ideas. Pictures help a lot!
Mike
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Well, this isn't quite what you are looking for, but I recently moved into a place at the Delaware shore on the Atlantic ocean. Needed something that would not rust, etc. I opted for three of the Black and Decker pre-fab, knocked down plastic cabinets. You can bolt them to the wall for extra strength. A little trouble with sagging shelves (will deal with that with some 1x2 pine and dry wall screws). Keep clutter out of the way nicely. I still have tool boards near the workbench. Got a spare kitchen cabinet under the workbench for some other stuff.
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I'm a fan of those wire shelves they sell at HomeDepot.
Sturdy, don't sag, easy to install, pre-painted, and, I can't buy equivalent wood for shelves that cheap.
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I had forgotten about the wire shelves, though I do have some of those. I put stuff in those big clear plastic boxes, so I can see what I have. Also, a small bolt cutter (1 is a lifetime supply) is the easiest way to cut the wire shelving. A hacksaw is a PITA.
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professorpaul wrote:

I'd posted a while back looking for options for garage shelving. I still can't find the restaurant style wire shelving that I really want anywhere for a reasonable price. However, I did discover that Lowe's sells the 1000 lb. rated steel/MDF shelves for about $70 a unit so that may be the way to go for me.
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Hey Gang,
Sorry for the long delay in getting back to you. I've changed my mind since posting. I want something with doors, even if they are primitive (OSB perhaps framed with 1" by). I've got guys that can help me build, but everyone needs something to work from. Also, I wouldn't be opposed to cabinets, rather than shelves on the floor. I guess I need to browse the books as Lowes and Home Depot!
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