Basement Shelving

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Project by dakremer posted 02-07-2015 11:45 PM 974 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a project. Most of my woodworking these days has been home improvements. My wife and I bought a century old home, and we have been very busy renovating it.

It’s time to get organized; so I decided to build some shelving for the storage room in the basement. I have 2 more of these to build. It is 2’ deep and 8’ long.

The last picture is all the crap on the ground (on an adjacent wall) that is going to be stored on the shelves.

I’m wondering if I need to add some bulk to the vertical supports? I was thinking about cutting some 2×4’s to fit in-between the shelves to make the “legs” 4×4. Thoughts?

Thanks for taking a look

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#1 posted 02-07-2015 11:55 PM

I see no reason why that shelving would be a problem with all that stuff (and more) in the last photo. I prefer forming an “L’’ with 2 X 4’s when I need more corner strength, like on a workbench, it not only supports load vertically as well as a 4X, but resists “racking” side to side better than a solid 4 X 4.

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#2 posted 02-08-2015 01:24 AM

Oh yea, this’ll hold all that stuff. I need to do something like this myself one o these days. I think I have the same pile of stuff.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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