Is it cheaper to build your own shelves?
The pros of DIY shelving include: Lower Cost – Generally, buying the materials for your garage shelves should be cheaper than purchasing prefab – just make sure you do everything right the first time. Tailored – Making your own allows you to build shelving that meets your exact needs.
What kind of wood should I use for garage shelves?
1/2″ plywood should be plenty sturdy enough for most items, or use 7/16 OSB sheathing. The OSB is cheaper but has a rougher surface and doesn’t look as nice. One more very important thing. This design basically puts all the weight of your stored items on the nails holding the shelves together.
How do you build a 2×4 garage shelf?
How much does it cost to build garage shelves?
But the basic rule of thumb for garage shelving is $60 per linear feet. There would be additional costs for hooks and accessories. So, for a 12-foot system (shelving only, installed) would cost approximately $720.
How thick should Plywood be for garage shelves?
We use 1/2″ plywood for the 16″ width shelving – perhaps go up to 5/8″ or 3/4″ if you do 24″ wide shelving or have especially heavy loads destined for these shelves.
David Nilsen is the former editor of Fourth & Sycamore. He is a member of the National Book Critics Circle. You can find more of his writing on his website at davidnilsenwriter.com and follow him on Twitter as @NilsenDavid.