This is what I did. I had a high quality commercial unit that had 7 foot
uprights. I cut them to 6' so the could fit in the crawl space. I then set
them up with 3 shelves not 5. I took the 2 extra pieces of press board and
made a frame to hold them. Then I purchased one of those HD units that can
make one 6 foot or two 3 foot units. That gives me plenty of shelves in the
crawl space. And the it was much quicker then building my own.
Then in my shed I put in one of the 5 shelf snap together resin units. I
think I am covered for storage.
In the end it made more sense to buy units, faster, almost as cheap and I am
not really loading them with lots of weight so they should be fine.
On 2/14/06, Bill Gilroy <email@example.com> wrote:
> 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. The shelves
> don't have to hold very much weight, things like xmas decorations, small
> parts, etc. If I have access from both side I think 3 feet would be the
> depth and if only have access from one side 2 foot would be good. I would
> like to keep the cost down and free standing would be better, that way I
> move around if needed. Any ideas or pointers? Things you would have done
> Bill Gilroy