So I wanted to create some storage in my garage. I saw there was a lot of unused space at the top of my walls. So I decided I could make a 24" deep shelf all the way around to store my plastic storage totes. I priced out the heavy duty brackets at 24". They ran $10 a piece. I needed 17 so I just made my own using 2 x 4 lumber and screws. Each bracket cost me less than $3.
20 brackets x $10 equals $200
20 brackets x $3 equals only $60
That is a $140 savings on just 20
It took me about two hours to make 17 brackets. While I watched my four year old son ride his bike outside.
Here are some products that inspired me to make my own. http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B002TII0JY/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?qid=1378041770&sr=8-4&pi=AC_SX110_SY165
This even cost more! http://www.walltowallstorage.com/catalog/item/1778386/6106654.htm