Garage storage – what's good?
No pics of mine to hand, but, used 2″ x 2″ timber batoned to wall with concrete screws and then used a horizontal support & 45′ support for the moisture resistant MDF shelf. Works a treat & has survived being relocated to a new garage.
EDIT – found pic-
Being the weekend i had my skirt on.Posted 4 years agotowzerMember
Based on Reading(*Berkshire) Costco I’d have a wander round my local Costco if I could – quite a few options, including my Xmas pressie from gf – of a heavy duty stacking rack
I find old kitchen/bookcases/furniture etc handy – but I got given these years and years ago when wood was woodPosted 4 years agorobdobMember
I would recommend if you go for the racking go as deep as you can fit – deeper shelves are so much more useful.
BigDug have started an ebay shop and they were selling loads of galvanised (ideal for my cellar which can get very slightly damp) racking. 1.2m wide, 60cm deep, 1.8m tall. I got them for £40ish each delivered and they are great quality. As they are galvanised the edges are quite sharp compared to the painted ones (paint rounds off the edges) but they are great quality and certainly enough for any garage.
Not as sturdy as Dexion racking which is what I was looking for 2nd hand but then I don’t need to put pallets on my shelves!
I’ll try and find a pic if I have one.Posted 4 years agocloudnineSubscriber
50cm Deep Ivar shelving from IkeaPosted 4 years ago
Buy it in sections or complete kitsPimpmaster JazzMember
50cm Deep Ivar shelving from Ikea
Buy it in sections or complete kits
Got IVAR here. Have to admit that I’m a little concerned by the weight limit – 45kg off the top of my head.Posted 4 years agoAlexSimonSubscriber
I went with Ivar in the end. It doesn’t feel as strong as the 10 year old Ivar we have elsewhere and it’s pretty expensive but…
a) I prefer the look of wood
b) It was 500mm deep which I wanted
c) the 500mm deep Machine Mart stuff was an awkward fit (only one really wide width).
Some of the shelves have warped though, so I’m keeping an eye on it.
Filled it with 12 of these:
And 18 Ikea £2 boxes that all fit nicely.Posted 4 years ago
Happy so far.andylMember
For boxes Staples normally have the 64L Really Useful Boxes at 2 for £20 (or £17 each!). I use those and 35L ones (£7 from Costco) for all my work stuff as I need secure boxes for equipment (but can’t afford Pelicases).
For bike stuff I use the clear Ikea ones which are okay if the place you are storing them in is dry as they are not as well sealed as RUB.
Not compared them to Big Dug but if you can get to Costco then worth a look as they have some pretty damn solid black steel racking, large chrome wire (like you see on Masterchef etc) and also a smaller version. We have a couple of the smaller chrome wire set ups as they don’t take up much room. They might be a bit small for a garage though but they are about £20 a set.Posted 4 years agooldboyMember
Big Dug was my starting point when I came to fit out the double integral garage in my new house (yes I know, but I took a while getting here!). However, in the end eBay threw up many cheaper alternatives. You need to consider the depth of the shelves, because many of the apparently cheaper ones are very narrow.Posted 4 years agoMikeGSubscriber
Definitely recommend costco if you’ve got one near, I got some of their heavy duty black racking for the man cave – about £100 a unit, it’s almost identical to this from machine mart but with wire shelves. One bay is set up with hooks so the bikes can hang up out of the way and another one full of really useful boxes.Posted 4 years ago
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