A quick back story. I lived in my last house for 12 years and suffered from a severe lack of storage and shelf space. My little one car, 7' ceiling garage looked like one of those storage sheds from Storage Wars. So now, with all this room I want space to keep it all organized and off the floor.
So on to my new shelf unit. I wanted something beyond the "slapping 2x4's together" shelves I have built so far (minus the picture shelves, those are nice)
|I should have taken the pic before, but I had some bags of grass seed, some recycling bins, and misc. crap leaning in the corner. We also have some dog leashes that need a place to hang by the door.|
|I wanted something that didn't make contact with the cement floor. Ease of cleaning and lack of rotting over time were my reasons. So I lagged a 2x3 built "wall" with 1/4 lag screws to a stud and sandwiched it with 1/4 hardwood|
|The finished look. I built it with 2x3's, 1x4 #2 pine for the trim, and 1/2 MDF for the shelves. I have become a huge fan of Spax screws (found at Home Depot). I used 2.5" #8 screws on everything.|
I kept it at 48" wide giving me room to hang some hooks giving us a nice place for jackets, leashes, and whatever else you may want to keep next to a high traffic door.
And this one I built without any plans.