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DIY Storage Shelving for Our Shed

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Before: Our shed needed some storage shelving so we built it ourselves. It was an easy DIY!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to build easy, affordable shelving for your shed, storage area, or garage. This was an easy DIY for storage and didn’t take a lot of time. We were also able to fit the wood into our minivan. 

We purchased a great shed at the beginning of the summer, but now that it’s Fall we realized that we needed to get everything truly organized for the winter. I am so excited about quickly and easily my husband put this together.

Supplies
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  • (1) 4×8 plywood project wood
  • (8) 8′ 1×3’s
  • (3) 8′ 2×4’s
  • Tools, nails, etc.

Tutorial

First we cut our wood and created a frame for the left side from (2) 8′ pieces of 2 x 4 woods. We couldn’t transport wood big enough to span the whole length of either side in the shed so we needed something to support the left end of the shelf. The right end would be attached to the wall studs. 
 
How to build shed shelving: my son helping. #woodworking #storage #organization   How to build shed shelving: Wood frame for the shelving. #woodworking #storage #organization

Here’s the rectangular frame. For our particular shelves, making this meant creating a rectangle with two 12″ pieces and two 72″ pieces. You may want to adjust yours depending on the size of your shed. The height needed to match the shed studs height.

My husband screwed it into the wall stud. The wood along the bottom is just there temporarily to make sure the spacing is correct.

How to build shed shelving. #woodworking #storage #organization   How to build shed shelving: End frame. #woodworking #storage #organization

On the right side, towards the corner, he screwed a piece of wood along the stud to make everything flush on that side… this is where the right side of the shelves will attach. On the right, you can see where he’s adding a board to support the right side of the shelf.

How to build shed shelving: adding wood to make everything flush on the right side. #woodworking #storage #organization   How to build shed shelving: adding wood to make everything flush. #woodworking #storage #organization

I didn’t get a good picture of the shelves being built, but he used 1×3’s to create the shelves EXACTLY how he made the left frame. Once he created his rectangle, he cut a piece of plywood to fit on top and screwed the plywood on.

Once built, the shelves were placed on top of the supports on each side and screwed into the wall studs behind the shelves. They just sit on the supports- those aren’t screwed in.

 
How to build shed shelving: Photo of the shelving from underneath. #woodworking #storage #organization

 

How to build shed shelving. #woodworking #storage #organization
 

Final Pictures of our DIY Storage Shelving

This is the final product. They’re very sturdy- my husband and son were sitting on one shelf together before the other two were finished.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
How to build shed shelving: Easy, Affordable and DIY. #woodworking #storage #organization
 
 
 
 
 
 
How to build shed shelving. #woodworking #storage #organization
 

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Yield: 1 Shelving Unit

DIY Storage Shelving for Our Shed

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Active Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Difficulty: Intermediate

Build easy and affordable shelving for your shed, garage or storage unit.

Materials

  • (1) 4×8 plywood project wood
  • (8) 8′ 1×3’s
  • (3) 8′ 2×4’s
  • Nails

Tools

  • Drill

Instructions

  1. Cut the wood to create a frame for the left side from (2) 8′ pieces of 2 x 4's.
  2. Create a rectangle with two 12″ pieces and two 72″ pieces.
  3. Screw it into the wall stud. 
  4. On the right middle side, screw a piece of wood along the stud to make everything flush.
  5. Use 1×3’s to create shelves exactly how you made the left frame.
  6. Cut a piece of plywood to fit on top and screw the plywood on.
  7. Place shelves on top of the supports on each side and screw it into the wall studs behind the shelves.

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