Garage storage re-do: urgent help needed


Old 03-18-17, 12:01 PM
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Garage storage re-do: urgent help needed

Hello guys,

I have a small one car garage that I am trying to maximize the use of space. I had a work area and storage but have decided to completely re do it. I need to know the best way to build a shelving work space area on the inside wall. The wall is drywall and I not sure how to anchor the shelving unit and work bench to it. The studs are not real studs but those cheap ass light metal rails. Here are some pics of how it looked and now after demo. This was all done in the morning.
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Old 03-18-17, 01:37 PM
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I keep looking at the pre and post pictures and it looks like you had a pretty efficient number of shelves. What exactly are you attempting to do?
Old 03-18-17, 03:00 PM
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I was thinking the same thing. Actually there was nothing wrong with that existing framing.
Maybe just not enough shelf space ?

With shelves or a shelving unit..... the weight sits on the floor and screws are only used into the metal studs to keep the unit from falling over.
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I'm not sure why you called the metal studs what you did. They are actually very good and strong as long as they are used correctly. I don't warp and once his crew was put into them it's very unlikely they will pull out. What do you think is inferior about them?
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Red face

I got a 13 ft kayak and I am trying to figure out a space to store it. The right hand side of the garage was the best choice. Also the work space I had was not very orderly and cluttered. I wanted to redesign it. I basically want overhead storage and a larger work space with shelves on the side.

PS: I don't like the cheap metal studs they use in new home construction.
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