A garage is a place that is often overlooked. To keep it organized and tidy, you need to have a good shelf system to keep all the stuff that you've accumulated. To get you inspired and on the right track, here are 10 DIY garage shelves ideas that will make your garage organized once and for all!
There are plenty of options on the market to buy. I absolutely love these shelves, but they are quite pricey. To keep it on the budget, you can build garage shelves yourself! It will be definitely cheaper and will be very customized to your space, which is a win-win situation in my book ;D
Disclaimer: Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links, and I will earn a commission if you purchase through those links (at no additional cost to you). Thanks for your support this way.
#1 DIY garage shelves using Ana white's plans for $40 in lumber.
I made those shelves last summer, and they were straightforward to make and only cost me $40. I wrote how I made it and even made a detailed video tutorial for walking you through the entire process, so making it will be just like a walk in the park. It's only $40 in lumber and a weekend of work (mainly since I was working with cinder block and had to find a way around it)
#2 DIY garage shelves over the garage door
Have you ever thought of putting garage shelves on the top over the garage door? I think it's a brilliant idea that not only saves space but also looks very neat. You don't have to worry about taking up the real estate of garage floors; every corner will be used.
#3 DIY Garage shelves on wheels
Rolling garage shelves seem like a revolution to me! It's simply brilliant! It's rental-friendly and when it's time to move you can take them with you if you don't want to leave them behind. It also great if you don't have much space and need to move things around quite often. Those shelves will free a lot of space while keeping your garage neat and organized.
#4 DIY garage cabinets with doors
I love that Rachel from "Queen Bee from Honey dos" made doors to her garage shelving units. She is a blogger and doesn't want her junk to be shown on the videos! Oh, how badly I need this!! If you don't want to see all your belongings on display, just put a door on it! Genius! These enclosed cabinets really come in handy for keeping things pleasant for the eye.
#5 Enclosed garage shelves from Ana White
There is no doubt that Ana White's plans are so easy to follow and very practical! Once again, she impressed us with this easy to make doors for garage shelves. It's not only functional but also looks very neat and hides all the stuff inside!
She has a full tutorial on her website on making DIY doors for garage shelves the easy way!
#6 DIY sliding shelves
Do you want to make the best out of your space? Garage shelves are great but if you want to add an extra useful feature, add sliding storage shelves like Just measuring up. This way, you not only have garage shelves, but you can make them deep enough to store more boxes. And the sliding shelves feature makes it so convenient to reach what's lying far out.
#7 Build a corner shelf unit
Making a corner shelf will save you so much space, and literally, every corner will be used. When I made my shelves, I wish I could finish it in the corner, but I couldn't do it since we have pipes in the corner. But I feel it's a great way to use the space to its fullest if you extend shelves into the corner! I love how Carrie from Ideas for the home by Kenarry utilized that corner.
#8 Another great DIY garage corner shelf project
Shayna from The Wood Grain Cottage added shelves to her basement in the same corner fashion and oh, how fabulous it looks! She made it in the basement, but it also could be done in the garage to add that extra storage that we all need.
#9 DIY adjustable garage shelves
To add more flexibility to your garage shelves, make them adjustable! Create Whimsy has a great tutorial on how to make flexible shelves. This way you can change the height of the shelves for your needs. Add some brackets on the side and you won't have to worry anymore about the size of containers that go in.
#10 Build a garage storage wall
Family Handyman never disappoints when it comes to building plans. This garage storage wall looks like the ultimate solution for your DIY garage shelves dilemma. They have a free plan on their website and it's quite easy to make and looks so impressive!
I hope this gave you some inspiration and now you are full of ideas on how you can make your own DIY garage shelves! The biggest challenge most people meet is they just keep looking but never actually get to do it! So don't be like them! Get your power tools ready and get to building! Learn from your mistakes and become an unstoppable DIYer that transforms the house you live in into a true and loved home!
And remember, I am always here to help you with your DIY journey!
feel free to contact me and I’ll help you along the way!
Which one of these garage shelves do you plan to build? let me know below!
We thought you might also like:
How to make an epic LEGO table from TROFAST IKEA units. Or watch me make it here.