Storage Shelves for the Garage / Shop

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Project by SouthHollow posted 02-14-2013 11:07 PM 10299 views 8 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It was time to start paying attention to the other wall of the garage/shop and put in some shelving. Same basic construction as I did for my workbench Just a lot more of it. I spaced the crosspieces farther apart and used 1/2” osb for for the shelves because it’s just for storage. Still feels like the garage will have to fall before it does.

It’s amazing how much easier each project is getting as I start to understand my tools better. (Also, having the bench and miter station i built earlier made just a world of difference when cutting 25 identical cross-pieces and assembling all of the shelf frames.)

Couldn’t have done it without the inspiration of seeing all of the much fancier projects here on LJ.

Now I’m just looking forward to my next project, as I think it will be the first one that’s not destined to be just another part of the garage/woodshop.

-- Alex, Los Angeles

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#1 posted 02-15-2013 12:01 AM

Having a place for your things sure makes a big difference when trying to work and helps you to hang on to your sanity, ha. Great looking shelves.

-- John Michael George,

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#2 posted 02-15-2013 12:56 AM

Great project…. I have found that there is no such thing as too much storage. Good job

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#3 posted 02-15-2013 01:12 AM

I agree – you can never have enough storage. These will serve you well.

-- Dave in Minnesota - If it ain't broke, improve it!

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#4 posted 02-15-2013 01:26 AM

John – I think one of my favorite things about these shelves is that they’ll accomodate all of the non-tool / woodworking things that have been living under my workbench.

Couldn’t agree more that you can never have enough storage, and at the same time, I’m always amazed at how quickly any new storage space gets filled.

-- Alex, Los Angeles

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#5 posted 02-15-2013 04:42 PM

Looks nice and clean…simple is better.


-- Al,New Jersey -To thine own self be true

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#6 posted 02-15-2013 06:47 PM

Thanks Al.

If I was doing it again I might switch to 2×3s instead of 2×4s for the shelf frames. I think that this ended up being overkill by a pretty wide margin, and I probably could have saved $20 in lumber costs.

Live and learn.

-- Alex, Los Angeles

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