Start Shelf

I know it sounds a bit crazy, but I need more storage in my 3-car garage.  Well, at least I need better storage.  So I decided to put shelves over my workbench to store my hardware and tools and such.  This is the basic version I made.  Then I decided I want more support and better anchoring to the studs in back.  So the next picture shows what I came up with.


Here you can see an additional support that goes up to the rafter on the left side.  I also used rated Spax screws to anchor the back edges of the shelves to the studs.  I’ve always like Spax screws, and for this project it was especially nice that they listed the shear strength on the boxes at Home Depot.  Way over engineered, but I’m like that at times.  Now I’m just working on sorting stuff into bins and I still have to install a work light on the underside of the lower shelf.  But it’s basically what I wanted, so I’m happy with the results.

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