Strange as it sounds, I'm having a devil of a time finding plans for some
basic floorstanding garage shelves. Spacing between shelves needs to be big
enough to store medium-sized U-Haul boxes and other big stuff, and I don't
care how ugly they are, as long as they're strong. Screw assembly is
preferable to nails, because I'll be moving within the next couple of years
and would like to be able to disassemble them. Can anyone provide a web
link, or the name & author of a book that's useful? My public library hasn't
been much help.
It's probably something that ANY of you could design on a napkin, while
three sheets to the wind and blindfolded! But I'm having trouble visualizing
it. My ex's brother built a nice set of these, but I'm not allowed in his
house any more.
in my town, there's a company that buys up shelving systems from companies
going out of business. i bought 6 3x5x8 3 sided systems with adjustable
metal shelves that bolted together for $60/each. really heavy duty ones. i
think they came out of an electronics warehouse.
you might try looking in the yellow pages.
cave creek, az
Try the Borg or Lowes. THey have quick setup plastic shelving kits, you
supply the 2X4's and custom configure them to your needs. If you're gonna
be moving, then having break down shelving sounds like a good answer.
Yesterday I noticed as Sam's, some really strong steel shelf units with MDF
shelves. These free standing shelf units resemble the ones used in the Borg
to display their products. May be cheaper, quicker, and stronger in the
long run. They appeared to be adjustable and easy to break down.
couple of months ago I saw a solution to this problem at the Home
Despot. They had several plastic "corners" in a kit that were sized to
take standard 2x4 lumber. The plastic "corners" held the 2x4s into
upright, horizontal and "shelf" locations, and could be glued/screwed
to the 2x4. Size/spacing was up to you.
I was looking at those plastic kits in Lowe's a few weeks back for
some basement shelving. Makes it nice and easy for sure, but at almost
$20 for a set of 6 I found that too steep for basic storage shelving.
Now those Simpson tie items mentioned earlier look interesting.
Wondering how much they cost though, will have to check that out.
email@example.com (tim collins) wrote in message
I'm lazy and figured pre-made shelves would work just fine. These can
be disassembled, are deep (24") and the shelves are adjustable. You
don't mention price so I'm going under the assumption that price is no
I bought mine at The Borg. They're pretty much the same price
"Sorry...product no longer available" :-)
Home Depot and others have some ready-made stuff. The ones which are strong
enough are more than my divorce lawyer will let me spend right now. :-)
I have some shelves that I built for my garage and my sister's garage.
They work great. They're ugly but strong. I could writeup some
plans if you're interested. The shelves are 18" high (until 2' before
ceiling -- depends on height of garage), 2' deep, and 4' wide. You
could make them whatever height/depth you want (my sister's are 18"
deep), that's the best part. They easily support me standing on them
and they go up in an afternoon. Mine are 12' long and my sister's are
I make them out of 2x4s 1x4s, 1x3s and 4x8 sheets of 3/4" OSB flooring
($10 a sheet). I think I spent $70 on my sister's 8' long, 18" deep,
8' high section.
The shelves slide in and out if you need to rearrange them and the
posts/supports are all installed with screws (oh, and I used my pocket
jig -- the mini-jig is $20 for jig and stepped drill bit).
Let me know if you're interested.
Greetings and Salutations...
On Tue, 29 Jul 2003 14:58:11 GMT, "Doug Kanter"
The BORG sells metal brackets designed to connect 2x4s
together into shelf units. They are REALLY great. My brother in law
built several units and got a lot of his basement straghtened up.
Consists of a 2x4 upright, with the shelves spaced about 18" apart,
high enough to allow two standard record storage boxes to be stacked
on the shelf. Two is about the max, otherwise you can't get to stuff
he made them 4 shelves high, which works out to about 6'.
The length is 2x4 stock, and, he made them about 6' long. The
width is about 36' or so (the length of two of the document storage
boxes end to end.
We finished up by cutting 1/2" plywood into a shelf and
screwing it to the shelf supports.
Very quick, fairly cheap and amazingly strong.
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