14 Dec. 2004|
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Author Notes: Thanks so much for watching my newest video on building a 20' long garage storage shelving unit! With that figured out, I had to measure and mark the 6' long 2x4's for where to install the 21" 2x4 shelf end-supports.
Now that I had everything marked in pencil, I made sure everything was squared up (using that handy framing square), and screwed the 21" 2x4's in place. If you have an unfinished basement, a garage or a storage shed, you can store much more in it if you have shelves. Adding a diagonal brace across the backs of the shelves will make each unit more sturdy and less likely to "fold up" under the weight of items stored on the shelves.
If the shelving units aren’t perfectly level, you can use shims to level them — or use the method for leveling a table from Build Your Own Table (scroll down to “Make Your Table Stable”). I've even used this method in a moving truck so as to allow stacking of houshold items to best use the space, then set up the shelves in the garage of new home to allow sorting while un packing.
A note of intrest, you can get 3 wider shelves by cutting the plywood into 3 32" X 4' sections. Thanks Ana for taking the time to creating and maintaining this website for all of us newbie woodworkers and also big thanks to the community for their participation!
Here’s a simple method for building some inexpensive wood storage shelves — and you can build them without power tools.
The horizontal 2x4s decrease the access needlessly - sometimes such that a container won't fit.