Double Decker Garage Storage Shelves

If you're out of garage floor space, try looking up for garage storage shelves.

Floor space in most garages is hard to come by—so the best place to find storage space for garage shelves is overhead. You can make your own DIY shelves for the garage easily—go double-decker for twice the storage capacity.

By the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine


One day




$20 - $100

Build the shelves

This project has a 16-in. top shelf for big items, a 5-in. lower shelf and plenty of hook space. Need different size shelves or more space between them? It's easy to modify this basic design. To build a saw guide like ours, learn how to create circular saw cutting guides for plywood.

Figure A: Garage Shelf

This shelf is 8 ft. long, but yours can be any length.

Figure A: Garage Shelf

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Cordless drill
  • Circular saw
  • Table saw

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Plywood: 1x8, 1x2, 1x3, 2x8
  • All-purpose screws: 4 inch lag screws, 1-5/8 inch screws

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