Here's a strong simple one that I came up with years ago. The
weight of these rests on the floor and the wall is only used for
I decided on 19" wide shelves that would hold the 18" x 13"
moving boxes we had a bunch of. A 4x8 sheet of 3/4 ply
gives 5 19"x48" shelves.
Make "ladders" with 2x4 uprights and 1x2 rungs. These need
to be as tall as you want the shelving to be and 19" wide. The
rung spacing corresponds to the shelf spacing. Do not use glue
on the rungs so you can change the spacing in the future. Install
the ladders against the wall(every 4') and secure them to the
studs with metal rafter ties. Put rungs on both sides of the ladder
if you will have side by side tiers of shelves.
Notch the corners of the shelves so the ends fit between the
ladder uprights and on top of the rungs. Glue & screw 1x2 rails
to the front and rear edge of each shelf for strength. There is no
need to screw the shelves in place as the tongue that fits between
the ladder uprights, and gravity, holds them in place.
I hope this description is clear enough.
I'd like to make some deep wall cabinets for my garage...deep enough to
house most of my portable power tools that come in cases. This is
mainly just to clean up the looks of my garage/workshop. I was
planning on measuring all my tool cases to see which one was the
deepest and make the cabinets for the tools just slightly deeper than
that. I'm suspect that these wall cabinets could be 20" (or more?)
deep. If I use 3/4" plywood fastened with long (3") screws into studs,
is there a guideline as to how deep a wall cabinet in this
configuration can be? Is there a stronger configuration that I haven't