Freestanding Garage Shelving Features
- BEGINNER FRIENDLY: Very easy to build using just 2×4 boards
- YOUR SIZE: Easy to customize in size to fit your space
- NO HOLES IN THE WALL: Freestanding, so will work with concrete, brick, metal walls or for rental units
- THIN SHELVES: Because the shelves are only 1-1/2″ thick, this creates more space vertically
- YOUR NEEDS: Customize shelving placement as needed or to add workbench or garage media center
- FITS TOTES: Designed to fit totes and boxes
- MOVEABLE AND REUSEABLE: Easy to take apart and reuse the 2x4s
Customization Ideas for Freestanding Garage Shelving
Utility Workaround: Built around water heater and with roll out shoe bench.
Around the Door: Shorter end to fit around 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 center, could also be used for a TV
Concrete Basement Wall: Not required to be attached to the wall
Finished: The shelving is solid wood, so you can paint or stain it easily
Here is a very quick video of building this garage shelving:
- You can make your shelving as long or short as you want.
- The span between leg sets can be altered. Mine are about 5′ apart, and it’s plenty strong. According to the Sagulator you can put about 200 pounds on a six foot long shelf, made of 2×4 boards – but do test. For heavy objects, like bulk food or water, make the span less.
- You can go taller with the shelving, but do consider forward tipping – you will want to attach to the wall.
- You can add more shelves, at any height. And the shelves can be partial or full length
- I recommend you secure to the wall to prevent forward tipping or racking
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