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Making enough room for all your hobby gear might seem like a simple thing, but it can be quite the hassle. Reader ethernectar not only managed to build himself storage for his hobby — RC cars — he still has steam left over to want to build a matching set of shelves on the other side of the garage.

We dig this type of endeavor for two reasons: 1) because, obviously, we love anything that gets the garage or shop straightened up, and 2) because he didn’t go out of his way to approach it from a crazy angle or use material beyond the project’s scope.  2×4’s and plywood are the order of the day here, and we couldn’t have done it better ourselves.

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5 Responses to From the Flicker Pool: Hobby Storage Shelves

  1. forlerm98022 says:

    looks good,is that a wrangler and a bronco i see ?

  2. I built a batch of similar shelves a couple years ago. It can be VERY quick if you use full dimension lumber (i.e. 8 ft long 2×3s framing 8ft long 1/2 sheet wide shelves). The “plans” are here – not really rocket science, but helpful.

    I used MDF shelving – nice and smooth and cheap. BUT it’s dead heavy – I used the panel cutter at the big box store to pre-cut your shelves, saving time, cutting layout and cutting the weight in half while muscling them around the basement.

    Also, for some strange reason, MDF panels are 8′ 2″ long, so you end up with overhang on every shelf. The elegant way to handle that would be to overlap each joint – or do like I did and leave a lip hanging over one side.

  3. SuperJdynamite says:

    I just built a wall full of 2×4 shelving in my basement. Much like the shelving pictured everything I want to store is in boxes of uniform size so I made rails for the boxes to sit on and left out the plywood shelf parts entirely. It’s *way* easier to do shelves when you don’t have to handle sheet material.

  4. SuperJdynamite says:

    Also, i’d put some plastic under the parts where wood contacts concrete. Over time the wood can wick up moisture from the slab.

  5. Fred says:

    My own storage strategy is a place for everything and everything everyplace. This reduces the amount of space I search to find something because I know I won’t find it anywhere on the shelving.

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