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Garage Shelves DIY – How To Build A Shelving Unit With Wood

Big mess in your garage? Build an inexpensive DIY garage shelf for around $40 dollars. Using only wood you can make this garage shelving unit and start getting organized for less! Purchasing custom garage shelving is not cheap. You can truly save a stack of money by completing this DIY woodworking project yourself. Have a look below for a brief step by step garage shelving plans project you can do yourself. NOTE: The same 2×4 wood is used for all 3 sections of this DIY garage shelving project. Using 2×4 wood, cut 6 support legs, 12 middle sections, and multiple pieces for the shelving surfaces.


Below is a brief step-by-step method in 7 easy steps to build garage shelving yourself.
We do not give full dimensions as all garage shelving will need
to be a custom size to fit in a particular area of your garage.

Remember to always use all safety precautions when using power tools.

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DIY Garage Shelves_21 – Measure your garage wall area and purchase the amount of 2×4 wood you will require.

DIY Garage Shelves_12 – Depending on the depth of shelving you need, cut 12 pieces of wood to the desired depth for middle sections.

DIY Garage Shelves_33 – Depending on the height of the shelving you need, cut 6 pieces of wood to the desired height for support legs.
(At this time also cut the wood to your desired length for the shelving surfaces, see pics below)

DIY Garage Shelves_44 – Attach the wood pieces together using wood screws, adding the middle sections to the support legs.

DIY Garage Shelves_55 – Build 3 of the center support leg sections making sure the height of each middle section is level with the other.
(The middle sections are where the shelving surfaces will be so keeping these perfectly level is crucial)

DIY Garage Shelves_66 – Begin assembling your shelves by screwing the shelf surfaces to the 3 support leg sections.

DIY Garage Shelves_77 – Continue assembly until all shelves are in place and the complete unit is together and secure.
(Make sure to add a safety or hold bracket to the garage wall to secure the shelving from tipping over)

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2 thoughts on “Garage Shelves DIY – How To Build A Shelving Unit With Wood”

  1. DIY-Plans.com

    This garage shelves will sure help in organizing your things.
    It is easy to follow and one can finish it right away by having the right materials.
    Woodworking is really a worthwhile thing to do.

  2. I’ve always been interested in removing clutter from my garage, and, with your do-it-yourself garage shelves, I’ll be able to! I know that wood is relatively strong, but I’m wondering if I would be able to place heavy equipment on them without breaking. I hope I’ll be able to convince my husband to do this project with me. I think he would really enjoy it. :)

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