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Brad Hodges
12-02-2016, 03:55 PM
I'm a new hobbyist and I want to building shelving in my garage, 2' deep, about 16 feet long.

Anybody care to share pictures or descriptions of how you built shelving in your shops?

They will attach to conventional drywall & 2x4 studs wall, the ceiling is a 8" concrete slab 11' up.

Broccoli1
12-02-2016, 04:12 PM
Do you want to go up 11' ?

Simple design is angle iron all around.

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Pipeliner
12-02-2016, 04:48 PM
Buy some pallet rack. You can buy it in 24" width x however tall you want. Cheap, strong, infinitely adjustable shelf height. You will own it for life. I just bought a truckload of 36" width for dirt cheap on CL a few months ago. It was in brand new condition. Seriously, I will never screw around building a shelf again for the shop or garage.

Brad Hodges
12-02-2016, 09:29 PM
But I need to weld stuff. Actually this post failed, I didn't mention I wanted shelf brackets attached to a wall for a single shelf 7' off the floor, 2' wide, 16 feet long. Don't drink and post kids!

savin yours
12-03-2016, 10:46 AM
Buy some pallet rack. You can buy it in 24" width x however tall you want. Cheap, strong, infinitely adjustable shelf height. You will own it for life. I just bought a truckload of 36" width for dirt cheap on CL a few months ago. It was in brand new condition. Seriously, I will never screw around building a shelf again for the shop or garage.

Cheap? All the ones I've seen are $600-$800 each!


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Broccoli1
12-03-2016, 12:45 PM
But I need to weld stuff. Actually this post failed, I didn't mention I wanted shelf brackets attached to a wall for a single shelf 7' off the floor, 2' wide, 16 feet long. Don't drink and post kids!

Just normal angle L brackets with a support from the horizontal to the vertical.

3/16" for the bracket and a 5/8" rod for the support piece.

Lag screw to the studs.

3/4" plywood for the shelf.

BD1
12-03-2016, 03:59 PM
How much weight do you plan on loading the shelf with ? With the concrete slab above I would make rectangular frames , anchor to concrete above and stud wall. Make 2' x 4' frames with additional horizontal in case you want to add another shelf in between. I would use 3x3x1/4'' angle for horizontals clear span of 8' for front and back , that will give you 3'' front and rear for support of 3/4'' plywood.

Brad Hodges
12-03-2016, 09:13 PM
Just normal angle L brackets with a support from the horizontal to the vertical.

3/16" for the bracket and a 5/8" rod for the support piece.



That's how I built my first 'production' bracket, except I used flat bar to connect h to v.

I want to make something with cold rolled square tube, this is what I'm thinking using 1 1/2" .060

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I'll use angle lag bolted to support the back edge.

Brad Hodges
12-03-2016, 09:25 PM
How much weight do you plan on loading the shelf with ? With the concrete slab above I would make rectangular frames , anchor to concrete above and stud wall. Make 2' x 4' frames with additional horizontal in case you want to add another shelf in between. I would use 3x3x1/4'' angle for horizontals clear span of 8' for front and back , that will give you 3'' front and rear for support of 3/4'' plywood.

I'd love to do that but there is tons of plumbing and electrical suspended just under that ceiling. I can connect at certain points, but long runs are blocked by other pipes.

Bonzoo
12-04-2016, 04:25 AM
Hang'em
3/16 x 2 lag bolted to 2 x 5 uprights then a 1 x 1/8 angle going front to back at a 45 and bolted into the side of the upright

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86turbodsl
12-04-2016, 05:10 PM
Ive been down this road. I built shelving for my shop. And now i have a bunch of pallet rack. Both 2ft and 3ft wide. You can find deals. The old shelves i made are now becoming other projects. You cant make shelves better than pallet rack for the price.

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Brad Hodges
12-06-2016, 12:46 AM
Hang'em

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exactly what I'm dealing with!

Thanks