Thinking about adding storage for the garage? Check out this easy DIY shop shelves project where I built some for up above some doors!

I made some shelves for my shop a few months ago but never made a post about them. I figured I would go ahead and type up the steps in case somebody could find them useful.

Basically I was sick of my 8 foot lumber just hanging around taking up floor space so I whittled up some super simple shelves that I could quickly throw up.

1) I grabbed some scrap 2x4s and cut three 2′ lengths.

2) Then I used a piece of 2×12 that I had left over from building my lumber rack and drew a random shape that I wanted the supports to be in, (just something slightly different than a rectangle sticking out of the wall) and used my jigsaw to cut it out. They measure 7 1/4″.
3) I used that first one as a template and just traced it out on my remaining material then cut however many more I needed.
4) Next I used my Kreg Pocket Jig to attach the supports to the 2x4s then found the studs along my wall and screwed the assembly into the wall using 3″ screws.
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I repeated the same steps and made a second rack for 6′ items and put it on another unused wall. Since this was was shorter I only made one row of supports.
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They aren’t the nicest looking things, but they do their job and were very simple. : D

Total Time: 1 hr
Total Cost: $0

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