|Project by Derek Lyons||posted 02-25-2009 07:57 AM||5146 views||7 times favorited||6 comments|
This is actually a project from 2007 that I’ve been meaning to post for a while.
This is the storage room for household and holiday stuff off the east end of my garage/shop. I sized the shelf spacing to hold two of the larger tubs, or three of the smaller, stacked. Not all the tubs are in place in this picture, but I went ahead and spent the big $$$ and got a enough tubs to fill the entire structure – so that in five or ten years when I need more tubs I don’t discover the SOB’s have changed sizes on me.
The shelves were built in three sections. The two end ones are identical, four legs with the frame of the shelf wrapped around and bolted to them, and then the sections were then moved into place and attached to the studs with lag bolts. The center section shelves were then cut to precisely fit between the end sections and bolted to the wall and adjacent shelves. 1/2” plywood was then laid over each section of framing.
The bottom shelf is up off the ground because the foundation wall comes up 8” from the floor, and in case the garage ever floods (which is why the uprights are pressure treated lumber). This turned out to be a wise decision as less than four months later the garage did flood during freakishly high rains. Only about 2”, but that could have been a serious problem had the lowest shelf been sitting on the floor. There should be less of a chance of this happening in the future as I’ve dug drainage trenches and will put in a proper drain system this summer for the area that ponds during very high rains.
Needless to say, today the storage room doesn’t look nearly this neat between the refrigerator, freezer, and all the stuff moved out of the garage as I convert it into a workshop.
-- Derek, Bremerton WA --