Introduction: Magnetic Garage Shelf IKEA Hack
As my (Steph) collection of nails, screws, and extra parts expand, I realized it was time for some new organization. I've been storing these items in a plastic compartment storage container, but it’s getting cumbersome to use and I want to be able to see everything clearly and easily.
I found a few different ideas online and decided to combine a few. My goal was to use what I have and not to have to buy a lot of extra materials. Check out the video to see how I added a shelf with some magnetic storage to my garage!
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Step 1: Watch the Video
Step 2: Gather Materials and Attach Washers
- Plastic containers (there were bought onsale at Target- the taller is a almond butter container)
- IKEA magnetic knife rack (Ikea)
- Scrap wood board
- Brackets (we had spare in our stash)
- Large metal, steel, washers (Home Depot)
- E6000 (Amazon)
Step 3: Find Scrap Wood, Brackets and Screws
We found some metal brackets in our stash to attach the board to the wall. Then we found screws to attach the brackets to the shelf and to the wall.
Step 4: Attach Brackets and Magnetic Rack to Scrap Board
We cut the scrap board to the size we needed then attached the brackets so that they would be placed on a stud when on the wall.
We followed the Ikea instructions for attaching the magnetic knife racks. The silver one I've had for years and the black one we just bought at Ikea. Please note, we tried two magnetic strips from the hardware store first, one was heavy and awkward and the other was not very magnetic. Low and behold, the Ikea one was the lowest price and best fit!
The thing that took the most time in this project was finding the right length screws for the brackets and magnetic strip.
Step 5: Attach Shelf to Studs in Wall
Step 6: Done!
We love how this shelf turned out and how visible everything is now! Where else could you use this idea? How about a craft room, Lego storage, even sewing supplies!
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Participated in the
Shelving Contest 2016