Project: Easy DIY Shelves for your Garage

Project: Easy DIY Shelves for your Garage

If you’re looking to clean up your garage clutter, installing some DIY shelving can be a quick win. We’ve selected a few projects from the thousands out there, that you can do at home with only a couple of simple skills required, like using a power drill and finding the stud.

For simple projects you’ll need a stud finder, power drill, screws, a level, a tape measure and your timber cut to size. A lot of hardware stores will cut the timber you buy for a minimal cost per cut. For those with a few more skills, your own circular saw will be an advantage. Remember measure twice, cut once.

Quick Tip: If you find that every time you take a measurement it comes out differently, try using a scrap piece of timber marked with a pencil to use as a guide instead of using a tape measure.

Start by planning your unit based on the size of the wall you’re going to use. Mark it out directly on the wall, then figure out how much timber you need. It might pay to speak with your local timber supplier to find out what lengths are available. This way, you can adjust your plan to reduce waste.

Choose a tutorial to suit your requirements:

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1. Super simple with a great technique for lining up the front and back framing. You’ll have basic shelves made in just a couple of hours!

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2. This guy has an easy one-person method for building storage with a workbench section, shelving and hanging. The page lists the measurements and timber required for this specific project.

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3. Here's a method for creating a hanging shelf that can sit above a sectional garage door - if you have the space.

4. Another basic set with very clear instruction and cost saving tips for materials. This system uses novel methods for levelling and measuring your pieces, resulting in a super strong set of shelving.

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5. Here's another (detailed and rather lengthy) tutorial for heavy-duty shelving. For experienced DIYers only.

Note: It’s important to use treated timbers and quality screws of the correct length to ensure that your final product is a strong, safe shelf. Never overload your shelves, especially if they are high up.

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