It is easy to build your own sturdy garage shelves at home. Here is a full guide to building your own garage shelves.


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What You Need
Circular saw
Screw Gun
Stud finder
Tape measure
Long level

You will also need wood to build the shelves. According to Do It Yourself, pine or plywood are two of the most popular options as they are affordable and easy to paint and stain.

How to build garage shelves

The first thing that you will need to do is measure the space where you will be putting the shelves, so that you can cut the wood to the right size. You should also take height measurements to ensure that you don’t make a shelf that doesn’t fit.


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You should also decide if you want the shelves to be attached to the garage wall or a large piece of wood that can act as the back of the shelf. The extra wood may be more expensive, but it means you will be able to move the shelf later on.

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Once you have measured up, you should take some time to think about how many shelves you want. Do you want three shelves with space to store tall items, or would you rather build five or six shelves that can hold smaller items?

When you have decided you can use the stud finder to mark studs on the wall. Mark vertical and horizontal lines that your shelves will follow and then mark each stud.

The next task is cutting the wooden planks so that they are the right size for the wall, and you can use the circlular saw to do this.

The next step is the fun part – actually building the shelves! You can tack the shelves to the wall on top of the studs, and then use nails and screws to hold the plank to the wall. It is worth noting that nails provide vertical strength and screws provide horizontal strength, so place them wisely for extra support.

This is a simple and effective way to build your own garage shelves, and the whole job shouldn’t take more than a day to complete.