The front wall of my garage is a little chaotic. I have an old armoire (whoa, I had to go to wikipedia to figure out how to spell this) out there holding some airplane things, and then a set of collapsible shelves that basically hold small things that don’t hang on the walls (pegboard) easily.
I need to get a little more organized, but I’m limited because of the 45° support holding up my overhead shelves.
Anyway, I want to push any newly-constructed shelves back against the wall, so unless I want to limit myself to 5 feet tall (no!), I need to limit the width to about 28 inches.
I’m going to use the same construction technique as the two workbenches (here and here) I built. Here’s the plan:
First up, cut some wood!
Then, I took the long ones and the short ones and mocked them up in this little jig (for squareness) before drilling.
Then, for some reason, I took a picture of the wall.
Then, like the airplane, I decided to drill pilot holes first.
Then, I started assembly.
Oops, I stopped taking pictures of the assembly.
Finally a couple days later, I started loading the thing up (will be organized and labelled later) and snapped this picture.
I went with (from top to bottom) a 12″ inch shelf, then two 6″ shelves, then another 12″ shelf, then an 18″ shelf.
The idea is that I build 5 more of these (for each of the areas between those 45° supports to vastly increase my storage space in the garage. Also, they are not attached to anything, so I am going to wheel them onto the moving truck in a few years if I decide to move.
What do you guys think?