Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Saint Charles, Illinois (West Burbs of Chicago)
Garage Shelf Question
Quick question. I think I am good here but wanted to confirm
Building some garage shelves between two existing walls. Total span is about 114 inches.
I need these shelves to be deep, so I am planning for 32 inches in depth. There will be one shelf on the floor and then 3 more above it with 20 inches in between each shelf. They will hold a lot of miscellaneous "stuff" but nothing super heavy......camping gear, Christmas stuff, and everything else that doesn't have another home.
Building your basic shelf frame. The rear "plate" of each shelf will be lagged to the back wall and the "side joists" will be lagged to the two side walls. Construction is 2X4 material to allow me to get maximum height between shelves. The frame will also consist of 2 X 4 "joists" (running back to front)every 16 OC. The shelf material itself will be half inch OSB
The rear plate of each frame will be a single 2X4 .....for the front "plate" I am going to use 2 - 2X4s glued (PL Premium) and carriage bolted together. I will use one vertical 8 foot 2X4 as a "post" screwed to the front of each of the shelves right at the mid-point to cut the 114 inch span in half and support the middle of all shelves. That gives me essentially 2 spans of 57 inches.
My question is, will this give me the proper support to store the stuff I mentioned above. At 57 inches I am guessing this should be more than sufficient but wanted to double check here to make sure.
Last edited by Tom5151; 04-21-2016 at 11:53 AM.