This summer I am going to be disassembling the engine in my pick up truck and have been trying to get my garage organized so the project goes a little smoother.  After looking at the shelves where I store my chemicals, cleaners, paints, and lubricants I was exceedingly dissatisfied with it.  I looked around at various retailers for an affordable storage solution and was not locating anything worth purchasing so I decided to build my own.  Hopefully you enjoy them!

Step 1: The problem

As a do-it-yourself type of person I have accumulated a rather large variety of spray paint, lubricants, cleaners, and other products for use around the garage and house.  The problem is that most standard shelves are 12-16" deep and most cans are only 3".  While you can store lots of cans on a single shelf it can be rather difficult to locate a specific can quickly.
In step 4, you should say that you were too smart to have the lumber store cut it. I once made the mistake of ordering cuts on a piece of plywood I bought for something. The kid in the yard managed to get each piece a good 1/8 inch off, with loads of tearout. I think a few pieces were out of square. I don't even know how you could do that with a panel saw.
<p>I've had this problem as well. I was ticked because It was an expensive piece for a last minute Mother's day present.</p>
very nicely done
Well done! Very professional looking. I have the same problem, and your solution is great.
Thank you very much. It turned out better than I had pictured in my head, fairly sure I would get the Grandfather stamp of approval if he was still around.

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