Hello all! Today I wanted to share with you how I made my storage bin shelving system for my garage. It holds 12 totes! Here is a short story why I made this instead of purchasing one.
I have over 40 totes in my garage. I needed a sturdy shelving system to organize them so I could still get to one on the bottom without moving all the other totes off of it. I went online and priced them at all the hardware stores and garage centers I could manage to find and almost got sick because the cheapest I could find worth a darn was over $130.00!! No way could I afford 4 of them! They did hold 12 totes which I needed but for the price I was heartbroken.
I decided to make one for a lot less then the going price so I went to my home improvement store and did the measurements! My totes size was the first measurement. This should be your first step. Mine were around 12 inches high. Next tote width which were 17 inches wide, followed by the depth which runs about 22 inches. With that in hand I needed to factor in how tall I wanted the unit and how long. How many totes I wanted it to hold as well. Here is what I came up with. It’s a good starting point. It’s all in the pictures. I took a lot of pictures of this project with my husband’s camera and took 2 with my phone camera and my 5 year old son accidentally deleted ALL my pictures off my husband’s camera before I could down load them to my laptop so I am stuck with the 2 off my camera and the ones I took after the fact. I hope I explained it well enough in the photos and if you have any questions please ask. This is an easy project and for only around $50.00 a fantastic deal! If you like this project vote for it! Thanks again! Enjoy!
Step 1: What you will need.
12 pieces of 2"X4"X10'
20 feet of 1"X2" for supports