How to: Shelving for a Garage Project

Banana2013September 14, 2012

Hi, I'm looking for brackets for shelving in the garage. I want something that is strong and durable and will last, preferably rust proof in case it gets wet from rain or anything somehow. The shelves I'm getting are stainless steel and are 3 ft. by 1 ft. I was wondering what other people have found that works well for them and maybe some don'ts as well. The brackets don't have to be all that pretty and decorative looking since they'll be in the garage. Your help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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toxcrusadr Clay Soil

So you are getting SS shelves, but they do not come with any kind of brackets to hang them? That seems a bit strange.

The bracket-and-standard system is pretty durable and flexible. The standards can be bought in various lengths and finishes, and the brackets as well. You hang the metal standard on the wall by screwing it into a stud, and put brackets wherever you want. Easy to adjust the shelf locations by moving the brackets. I'm not sure how rustproof they are, if you get the standard steel ones to match your SS shelves they may not be in very humid environments. You could always paint them first.

    Bookmark   September 14, 2012 at 5:25PM
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The biggest driver on the supports is how much weight you want the shelf to hold.

The higher the weight the clunkier looking the brackets get.

Knape & Vogt is n old line shelf standard company, with a various weight ratings and finishes.

They may look familiar because they are used in many retail displays.

    Bookmark   September 15, 2012 at 11:24AM
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