Garage Storage for Scrap Wood
Just about everyone has a pile of scrap wood laying around somewhere. This is an important feature in any Handy Father’s garage. Not everyone has found a good solution to garage storage for scrap wood.
Keep scrap wood out of the way enabling everyday activities and easy access to commonly needed items. The organization of a garage is a key factor in its utility.
When I went about designing a simple storage solution for my scrap wood, I wanted to use some of the scrap wood to meet my need. It was poetic justice when I took scrap wood to solve my need of garage storage for scrap wood!
How to build garage storage for scrap wood
Like I mentioned above, I built my storage solution out of scrap wood.
I built two “L” shaped shelves and attached them to my garage wall to get storage for the scrap wood. I attached them up off the ground freeing up valuable floor space in my small, 1 car garage.
Each shelf is made from two 2×6’s, 1 cut at 18.5″ in length and the other at 20″, with a 45º angled 4×4 for support.
I attached the 2×6’s together with three nails, and arranged the wood so the top of the self is a single board (20″). See the diagram to the right and download the PDF schematic: garage storage for scrap wood.
I used scrap nails and a few screws to assemble the shelves.
I have the two shelves spaced apart enough to hold the majority of my scrap wood, but if I had longer wood, I’d have made a third shelf to better support greater lengths of wood.
There are suspended storage options for attaching to the walls and ceiling of a garage that would accommodate scrap wood.
There are all kinds of garage storage racks like the one pictured left.
What do you do with your scrap wood? Comment below or tweet @HandyFather.
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