This step by step diy woodworking project is about garage shelving plans. If you want to create extra storage space in your garage or basement, we recommend you to pay attention to the instructions showed in this article. Make sure you take a close look over the diagrams before adjusting the size of the components. Don’t forget that you could also build garage shelving having other dimensions.
It is essential to invest in high quality materials, especially if you want to use the shelves for many years in a row. Work with attention and gather the tools before starting the woodworking project, in order to save both time and money. Don’t forget that you need an extra-pair of hands when attaching the legs to the frames, as to get an accurate result and a nice appearance.
Garage Shelving Plans
- 1 – 8 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 96″, 12 pieces – 21″ FRAME
- 2 – 4 piece of 2×4 lumber – 72” LEGS
- 3 – 3 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 24″ x 93″, 1 piece – 24″ x 96″ SHELVES
- 4 – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 72″ BRACES
- One day
Building garage shelving
The first step of the project is to build the four frames of the garage shelving. As you notice in the image, we recommend you to cut the 2×4 lumber at the right size. Afterwards, check if the corners are right-angled and lock them together with 2 1/2″ galvanized screws. Add waterproof glue to the joints if necessary.
The next step of the project is to attach the legs to the sides of the garage shelving. Plumb the legs with a spirit level and make sure the shelves are equally spaced. Place a spirit level on the frames and check if they are perfectly horizontal.
Attaching the 3/4″ plywood shelves to the frames and align them at both ends. Lock the shelves to the frames with finishing nails after adjusting their size to the right dimensions.
If you want to store heavy items on the shelves we recommend you to attach braces to the front face of the garage shelving. Align the supports with great care, making sure they are perfectly plumb and lock them into place with finishing nails.
Last but not least, you should take care of the finishing touches. Check if the components are secured into place properly and if the frame is rigid. Make sure there are no protruding screws or sharp edges that could injure your kids.
PRO TIP: Fill the holes with a good wood filler and smooth the surface with 120-grit sandpaper Apply several coats of paint or stain over the components, in order to protect the garage shelves from decay.
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