Each storage unit is basically two frames tied together with plywood
shelves. Buy your bins first so you can
customize the height and depth of each
shelf space. Remember to leave enough
clearance space in front of your shelving units to open your car doors.
Small bins are great for storing screws, glue and painting supplies
in the middle bays of each unit. The best
bins for hanging are those with snap-
lock lids. They allow you to hang
heavier loads without worrying that
the lid will come off.
The fussiest measurements are those for the center bay of smaller bins. If your width measurements are off by a quarter inch, the bins won't sit squarely between the cleats or will be too tight to slide easily.
If your garage floor sometimes gets
wet, nail plastic feet to the bottom of the legs. (A set of four nail-on plastic feet costs $3 at home centers.)
You can paint the wood to give it
a classy look or leave it bare.
Painting it before you put it together is a lot easier than painting it once