Spray-can storage from 2x4 cut-offs

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Forum topic by Adam D posted 06-03-2014 01:40 AM 1601 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Adam D

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06-03-2014 01:40 AM

Topic tags/keywords: spray-cans shelving 2x4 garage

I’ve been trying to figure out a way to store all my spray cans, cleaners, and oil in the garage. On traditional shelves, it’s hard to identify the cans towards the middle/back. Also, with my exposed studs in the garage, I was considering how I could keep cans from falling off the back of a mounted shelf. Then it hit me—why not line my wall with cans?

I grabbed all the 2×4 shorties I could find, and cut them maybe 3/32 longer than the space between the studs. I used a mallet to get them into place, and DONE. No screws, no legs, no glue—just one cut per shelf and a bit of friction. I used 2×8s cutoffs where I wanted some extra space (big paint cans, anti-freeze jugs, etc)

Easy access and lots of extra room!

-- Adam, Rochester NY

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#1 posted 06-03-2014 03:17 AM

Good idea & a great space saver!

No visible studs in my workshop….
Well, except ME!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 06-03-2014 10:06 PM

DIY, I know what you are saying. When I go to Lowe’s and walk through the tools, the stud finders start beeping! Adam, that’s a good idea but my shop walls are covered in OSB. Studs are on the outside.

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