How to Install Garage Storage Shelves

Having a storage shelf in your garage places all your necessary tools in one place. This way, you don’t have to keep coming back inside your house to get some tools in case there are issues in your car. This can actually be a fun weekend activity for anyone. Follow these few simple directions on how to install garage storage shelves.

Make a plan

Making a plan can save you a lot of time.  First, you need to decide where you want to put the shelving. Do you want to hang it on the wall or simply mount it on the floor so you can easily reach the things you need? What type of materials do you want to store? If you are storing heavy tools, we suggest you place the shelves on the floor to prevent accidents. Then measure the area so you can tell the exact measurement for your shelves.

Gather the materials

Visit a good hardware store to gather the materials needed for your shelves. Chances are the stock length of the materials is different from what you need. Nevertheless, you can purchase them and cut them later according to your measurement.

Prepare your materials

Cut the materials. When cutting the materials, it is important to observe correct measurements. Next, locate the studs where you can attach the brackets to support your shelves.  Mark the positions on the wall and position the shelves accordingly. Drill holes for the screws. Always use a level to ensure the screws are aligned.

Attach the brackets

First attach the brackets to support your shelves. Position them on the holes which you made earlier and then screw them on the wall. Once the brackets are all set up, you can start mounting the shelves. Assemble them altogether on the wall and follow the same steps. Screw, clamp, and fasten them tight to hold heavy tools.

Paint your shelves

Most shelves on the hardware stores are already treated and painted. But you can still have the color of your choice. You can buy an extra latex paint and repaint your shelves once they are mounted. You can also paint them before mounting. It depends on the type and design of your shelves.

There you go! Installing your own garage shelves is quite easy given the right materials. If you need to install larger shelves, you can contact a professional to help you with it.

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