Bill Gilroy asked:
> This is a simple question. I need to put some shelves in my
> crawl space to use for storage. It is 5 feet from the floor to
> the bottom of the floor joists. I can build some shelves or buy
> some shelving units. But I figure what ever I do or build
> someone else may have done it better. !
www.ebay.com & www.craigslist.com
"industrial shelving", "industrial shelves", "steel shelving", "steel
shelves", "metal shelving", "metal shelves"
Also check the phone book for places in your area that sell used industrial
/ commercial steel shelving units. They typically purchase these from
companies that go out of business, they clean them up and resell them. In
Philly these are the guys: http://www.surplusrack.com They are more
expensive than eBay.
I tend to buy all of our shelving, for my business, on eBay. The advantages
are it is dirt cheap (usually under $10 per shelving unit) and the units are
already assembled, a real help on the older nut&bolt style. We also have a
ton of Edsal clip shelving, which is great, all 18GA steel, full metal back
and it goes together quick... 7'x18x36, each unit was $20 and in perfect
When we need deeper shelves, I will double or triple stack some 12x36 or
18x36 shelves, to arrive at the depth we need. In your case, as you had a
height limitation, just cut the shelving uprights to size with a
reciprocating saw or something else.
All of the shelving I have bought over the years is much better than the
consumer grade stuff they sell at Lowes/HD/Walmart/etc.
Kai M. Radicke
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