Building garage storage shelves is an easy project that requires building and assembling the shelving frame and shelves and installing the storage unit onto the wall. The storage shelves can be customized to fit a particular space and they can be stained or painted. For easier results, paint or stain after cutting pieces and before assembling shelves.
In order to build garage storage shelves:
- Buy materials and gather tools
- Build the frame
- Attach the shelves
Gather the necessary materials, which includes masking tape, constructions screws, two 1-by-2s, eight 8-foot 2-by-2s, eight 7-foot 2-by-4s and two 4-by-8 plywood sheets are needed. Have the proper tools handy, including a cordless drill, tape measure and framing square.
Cut the pieces to size, marking where the rails are going to be attached to each post of the frame. Laying out the pieces on top of the plywood helps to ensure everything fits squarely. Line up and adjust the framing before attaching the pieces together with screws.
Raise the frame and either lean it against the wall or have someone assist in holding it upright. Attach the plywood shelves onto the rails with screws. Screw the completed unit into the studs of the garage wall. If using more than one shelving unit, ensure sturdiness by attaching the units together with screws in the front legs of the units.