20 DIY Garage Shelving Ideas
Keeping your garage spic and span could be one of the biggest challenging tasks, especially when you have innumerable gardening equipment, paint buckets, small storage boxes, and car repairing tools that can neither be discarded nor shifted to any other place. If you are stuck in a similar dilemma, then consider storing these essential items on shelves. Since garage shelves are expensive in most furniture stores, you can build one at home by going through these feasible DIY plans along with some simple garage organization tips.
Here is a convenient design for storing larger tools to help you keep your garage a bit organized. All you need to do is cut the required number of slots for segregating the items.
How to Build a Shelf for the Garage
Select an area in your garage where there is sufficient wall space for fitting the storage rack against the walls. Now you have a well-sorted garage with enough floor room for keeping other items.
Adding few coats of flashy paint on the shelf can transform your dull-looking garage into a cool space.
You can group the items by placing them on different shelving units, maximizing as well as beautifying your garage space.
This open shelving garage design is modern, having a better accessibility and visibility. Make sure you clean the shelf occasionally to prevent dust and dirt from accumulating.
Solid Wood Garage Storage Shelf
Another cool garage shelf plan that increases your storage options, ranging from huge plastic containers to quick fix tools, all at one place.
It appears as a single set of shelves, but the individual racks have not been adjoined for more flexibility.
Utilize the little space in the garage by building this small shelf and save a fortune. Storing lightweight materials would be safer but you may use metal angle or corner brackets to make the rack more supportive.
Constructing a corner shelf is the best space-saving solution for your garage, converting a narrow, unused area into an additional storage space.
Having an organized shelving system will make your garage space look bigger and better. This elegant garage shelf plan might be of great use to those looking for a budget-friendly storage solution.
Imagine how convenient it would be to build an overhead shelf just by occupying a slim wall space in the garage. Giving a white-coated paint finish to this sophisticated piece of furniture will up its decorative quality.
Now you longer have to deal with the pile of junk items in the garage as this fancy garage cabinet provides the easiest way to get rid of the clutter, giving more room for parking your car.
You can do wonders with a single plank of sturdy wood without making any hefty expenses. Install hooks or metal hangers at the base of the rack for holding your bicycles.
This one is an ideal garage shelf for holding smaller items, making your carport look tidy and free of obstructions on the floor.
Once you have made a list of the items that should be there in the garage, follow the instructions given in this tutorial for designing a robust shelf with recycled wooden planks.
Building Garage Storage Shelves
Here is an 8 feet high robust garage shelf that will come handy for keeping all sorts of stuff as long as there are no space limitations.
It is not always necessary to follow the same layout as shown in these designs. Most importantly, using high-quality construction materials ensures the durability of the shelves. So provide an extended storage space in your garage by building a long-lasting and adjustable shelf.
Published on July 28th 2015 by Michelle Anderson
I used a lot of these designs for inspiration for making my own garage shelf. I made mine really deep (3ft) so I wanted sliding shelves to get to stuff at the back more easily. It turned out great, and is holding a lot of stuff now. I posted all the details on my blog at http://www.justmeasuringup.com/blog/creating-more-garage-storage
I am looking for ideas on how to make the shelves adjustable so that I can make the height of the shelf change with my storage needs. Also I am using 2×2’s not 2x4s
Sorry, couldn’t help you much on this as I guess none of our DIYs talk about making adjustable shelves. However, if you can work with melamine and have enough space in your garage to build cabinets, you can check out the below tutorial.
There’s definately a lot to learn about this topic.
I really like all of the points you have made.