Shed Shelving Ideas - How To Maximise Storage In Your Shed

Your search for shed shelving ideas should probably begin before you finish your shed project. To create really useful storage in your shed, garage, utility area or home, it's important you take time to choose the right kind of shelving. Or you could end up with impractical, insecure shelves that don't really work for you.

The principal materials for building shelves in a shed are plastic, metal and timber.

Plastic and metal storage shed shelves are available as ready made kits. Shelving kits are great for saving time when you need to create some storage space quickly.

If you prefer to use timber there are kits available. But it is also the perfect time to use some of your left-over building materials. Making your own shelves for your shed or garage is relatively quick and easy. Let me show you how.

The following guide is full of shed shelving ideas and gives you all the information you need to choose or build your own shelves from scratch.



Ready-made shelving ideas

Light weight - Plastic Shed Shelving

plastic shelving

For quick assembly there's not much that beats the functional, freestanding plastic shelving by Keter. These are available with 4 or 5 shelves and in a couple of different lengths and they are well suited to sheds and garages. No tools are required to put the shelving units together but they are limited in their loading capacity. Hand tools and light garden equipment are the order of the day, a limit of 150kg (330lbs) on the five level storage shelves.

Their range of freestanding plastic shelving units are very economical, easy to install and provide plenty of space for your tools and DIY equipment. They also have a range of keter shelving brackets that are specifically designed for use with their sheds.

Rubbermaid and Suncast are other popular shed brands who also have a comprehensive range of shelving worth investigating. They don't just do plastic they also use a wide variety of materials, including wire, wood and metal.

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Heavy duty - Metal Shed Shelving

metal shelving

If you have a lot of large tools, heavy storage boxes and big pots of paint and household chemicals, then you may need some heavy duty racking.

Gorilla shelving are a brand that offer metal, easy to assemble heavy duty shelving. In contrast to the plastic shelving that holds 330lb (150kg) on a five shelf unit these will hold about the same weight on a single shelf.

The frames are made of metal and the shelves themselves are made of MDF. This type of system is also known as shed storage racking.

The Gorilla racking comes in a variety of sizes and shapes and considering their ability to hold such large weights, they're very economical.

Assembly of the racking is easy as the vertical support legs have a series of holes punched at 35mm (1.5") centres that allow the shelf spacing to be adjusted to suit what you need to store. No tools are required to assemble the shelves - so no IKEA nightmares here!

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DIY shed shelving ideas

Timber Shed Shelving

wooden shelving

If you prefer ready-made wood shelves for your shed then IKEA is probably the place to go. They have solid timber utility shelving that is easy to put together. The IVAR and HEJNE shelving units look to be strong and economical to me.

If you prefer to make your own shelves then this is an ideal project to use up some of the timber that you might have left over from your shed building project. This article on how to build diy shed shelves will help you to make sure that you keep the right materials as you build your shed.

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Home Office Shelving

Many people are now using their garden sheds not only for storage, but also to double up as a home office. When it comes to shelving inside your office, wherever it's located, it's important you think about both style and function. This article is packed with thatwill help you get the balance right. Installing the right shelving will help you create a stylish office where you'd be happy to meet customers and business colleagues. Yet it will also ensure you create an ergonomic working environment that will enhance your productivity.

If you are intending to use your new shed as a garden office then shelving will be an essential part of your furnishings. When it comes to shelving inside your office, wherever it's located, it's important you think about both style and function. This article is packed with home office shelving ideas that will help you get the balance right. Installing the right shelving will help you create a stylish office where you'd be happy to meet customers and business colleagues. Yet it will also ensure you create an ergonomic working environment that will enhance your productivity.

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