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5 Simple Steps to Install Storage Shelves in Your Garage

Posted on 28 March 2019 by admin (0)

A messy garage is indeed an eyesore; when you look at the mess, you see all sort of crammed objects. Being motivated, you begin to minimize the clutter by getting rid of the useless items and arranging the remaining things in order. Now where will you keep them and how will you be assured of the continued state of cleanliness and orderliness in your garage. You will then decide to use garage storage shelves.

Now, let’s have a look at how exactly to install storage shelves in your garage:

Step 1: Consider which equipment should need to be used.

To install a standard shelf, you’ll need suitable wall anchors. When the wall anchors are being introduced, a hole should be drilled into the drywall, and then the anchors can be inserted to hold the screws securely. For cinder block walls, lead anchors will be needed to grip the screws.

Step 2: Select the proper locations for the standards.

Place the shelf on the wall. First and foremost, measure how far you’ll like your shelf to be from the floor or the ceiling and then mark the desired spot for the bottom or top of each standard shelf. After doing this, you’ll have to decide on how far apart the standards have to be to hold the shelf. Then, measure up the length of the shelf, giving at least 8 in of overhang on the exterior of each standard, as to not allow the shelf to be placed on the very edge of the brackets.

Step 3: Mark the positions of the anchor and insert.

Place the first standing up on the wall, and confirm it is both plumbed vertically and leveled horizontally with the aid of a level. The standard will have open holes meant for screws; place a pencil inside each hole to mark the position for the wall anchor. Find the studs in the walls using a stud sensor to locate them.

Take this standard off the wall. Then, insert the anchors at the marked spot using a drill and screwdriver, or you can use a power screwdriver.

Step 4 : Attach the standards.

Line the standard correctly over the anchors and be sure once again that it is plumb and level. Then attach the screws through the slots on the rule and then into the anchors. Properly screw the standard.

Re-confirm the spacing between each standard and install the second standard using the above process.

Step 5: Insert the shelf brackets.

Correctly insert the brackets into the appropriate standard slot and gently tap them in with your hammer. Now, you can place your shelf on the brackets and start utilizing your new storage shelf!

You can build your storage shelves from scratch by using plywood or lumber available from the same source. Then for information on how to make the shelves, look at the web for instructions.