Freestanding Garage Shelving Features
- BEGINNER FRIENDLY: Very easy to make using only 2×4 boards
- YOUR SIZE: Easily customize the size to fit your space
- NO WALL MOUNT: Freestanding, so works on concrete, brick, metal walls or for rental units
- THIN SHELVES: Because the shelves are only 1-1/2″ thick, they create more vertical space
- YOUR NEEDS: Adjust the placement of shelves as needed or add a workbench or garage media center
- FIT TOTES: Designed to fit totes and boxes
- MOVEABLE AND REUSEABLE: 2x4s are easy to take apart and reuse
Customization Ideas for Freestanding Garage Shelving
Utility Workaround: Built around the water heater and has a roll out shoe bench.
Around the door: Shorter end to fit garage door:
Face lift: This user added a barn door to the front
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Work Around: A built in workbench in the middle, can also be used for a TV
Concrete Basement Wall: It does not need to be attached to the wall
completed: The shelf is solid wood, so you can easily paint or stain it
Here is a very quick video of building this garage shelf:
- You can make your shelf as tall or as short as you like.
- The length between leg sets can be adjusted. Mine is about 5′ away, and it’s very loud. According to Sagulator you can put about 200 pounds on a six foot high shelf, made of 2×4 boards – but try. For heavy items, such as large amounts of food or water, make the height shorter.
- You can go higher on the shelving, but think about forward tipping – you want to put it on the wall.
- You can add more shelves, any height. And the shelves can be partial or full height
- I recommend securing you to the wall to prevent tipping or racking
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