DIY Metal Fabrication Moving & Installing New Garage Shelves 1


We recently moved, so I have a chance for a fresh start in a new to me 3 car garage! Read more to see the initial setup of the new garage where we install Menards Xtreme Modular Shelving units and load them up!

I have recently become another victim of the 3 car garage fallacy. We moved to a new house with a ‘bigger’ 3 car garage, turns out that I realized very quickly that my 2 car garage was much deeper and had more room on the sides to actually store stuff. I also didn’t used to have a riding mower which takes up a large part of the 3rd bay. Because of this fact, I need to get more organized to fit all my stuff!

DIY Metal Fabrication Has Moved!

Loading out of the old garage. Had to use the loop I welded on the beam of the house to lift the welding table onto the trailer.

DIY Metal Fabrication Has Moved!

Unloading at the new house!

DIY Metal Fabrication Has Moved!

Diss on minivans all you want, but this one earns it’s keep.

DIY Metal Fabrication Has Moved!

After moving in, of course the garage ends up last on the list after getting everything else done… My massive pile of junk to go through.

DIY Metal Fabrication Has Moved!

My little helper 🙂

DIY Metal Fabrication Has Moved!

This kid LOVES tractors ‘mow mow’s’. This was on our trip to Menards to go pick up the new garage shelving.

I really wanted to set up the garage correctly. 2×4 and 4×4 scrap wood shelves are fine, but I’m not doing it halfway this time.

I checked out some shelving units at various places, the top choices were the Husky shelves and the Edsal shelves. Eventually I ended up at Menards and found their Xtreme line of garage shelving. I liked that it was modular and that I could buy and add on pieces instead of just having to buy entire kits.

Since the ceilings of the new garage are WAY taller than the old garage, I started out with one section of 8′ tall by 6′ wide by 17″ deep shelving and four shelves. I couldn’t decide between the wood or metal wire shelf material so I got half and half. Again, they are modular so they can be mix and matched.

DIY Metal Fabrication Has Moved!

8′ x 6′ x 17″ Menards Xtreme garage shelving

DIY Metal Fabrication Has Moved!

This is a delicious pork tenderloin I from a pub near the new house. No significance here other than to make you jealous 🙂

After having the first shelf up for a couple of days, it was already full. So off I went to Menards again and bought one more upright with two 8′ long shelves.

The shelving unit is screwed to studs in the wall in 6 different places. There is a concrete footing that made me space the shelving from the wall by about 3″ so I stacked two 2×4’s screwed to the wall then used a lag bolt and washer to attach the shelving unit to the 2×4’s.

DIY Metal Fabrication Has Moved!

Addition of 8′ more shelving over the toolboxes.

No there aren’t files in that filing cabinet… It is a part of my DIY Super Cheap Tool Storage Solution!

DIY Metal Fabrication Has Moved!

Now I just gotta get the rest of that big pile on the floor organized and put on the shelves!

And some more recent pictures. I put an led tube light above the workbench and it has become my ‘stuff to fix’ pile location.

DIY Metal Fabrication Moving & New Garage Shelves

Fat man on a little bike = blowout

DIY Metal Fabrication Moving & New Garage Shelves

I had to go with the 17″ deep Menards shelving to have room to park the cars, but with it ~3″ away from the wall there is actually plenty of room to work on small to medium size projects.

DIY Metal Fabrication Moving & New Garage Shelves

Getting pretty full! (hmm, maybe I will have to add another section in the future…)

That is all for now. I am SUPER excited that we have an electrician coming by next week to install outlets for my welder and compressor. Now I can get back to actually welding on things!! I will be sure to take some before and after pics.

Now YOU, go outside and work on something. This is what it’s all about:

DIY Metal Fabrication Moving & New Garage Shelves

 


One thought on “DIY Metal Fabrication Moving & Installing New Garage Shelves

  • Marlinda Lee

    Hello, I liked the pictures you have shared in your blog. You did an amazing job with garage shelves. Thanks for sharing these things in your blog, keep posting!

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