Workshop shelves

Old 08-14-23, 08:03 AM
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Workshop shelves

I have 3 24" deep storage shelves in my garage, abt 20' long ea. Made of OSB. I'm pretty'ing up the garage and my question is: should I use paint or cover them with non-adhesive shelf liner?
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It's a shelf. Do whatever you want unless I'm misunderstanding. My choice would be paint.
Old 08-14-23, 08:57 AM
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Hopefully nothing heavy, OSB is not as strong as plywood for something like that,
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I'd probably just put a coat of poly on them to seal them.
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I have OSB shelves under my workbenches. I covered them with 1/8" hardboard. Depending on the span of your shelves and what you are storing on them, you might consider supporting them with 2X4 frames.
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I like my workshop to look good but can think of many points I'd address before shelving as very little of it is visible.
Old 08-14-23, 05:06 PM
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I also vote for a clear poly. Even OSB can look pretty nice with a couple of coats of clear poly. Just roll it on with a foam roller.

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