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Mike Wood

posted on 25/11/21 at 01:15 PM Reply With Quote
Garage shelving

Hi

Anyone got any recommendations please for reasonable quality good value freestanding garage shelving?

Cheers
Mike

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nick205

posted on 25/11/21 at 01:56 PM Reply With Quote
Got some stuff like this that does me good

https://www.toolstation.com/eco-shelving-bay-with-chipboard-she lves-5-tier/p71743

Just slots together - no bolts.

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Quinten

posted on 25/11/21 at 02:41 PM Reply With Quote
I've got 4 of these https://www.screwfix.com/p/5-tier-steel-heavy-duty-shelving-900-x-450-x-1800mm/165pv when they were £50 per 2.






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HowardB

posted on 25/11/21 at 04:23 PM Reply With Quote
old dexion - occasionally on gumtree or ebay

or the new equiv from BigDUG

I like old dexion, very solid, a friend has a workbench and rack combo from BigDUG - solid too - just more costly

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hellbent345

posted on 25/11/21 at 06:46 PM Reply With Quote
+1 for the dexion / big dug HEAVY duty stuff - Iíve bought the cheaper end of stuff before and while itís OK for the first time you put it together I found it a nightmare to take apart because itís quite flimsy and doesnít then go together well the next time..
Also be careful with the shelf material, the thinner stuff warps under weight during the winter when they get a bit soggy. Ended up replacing all my cheap shelf material with 12mm osb which was better for stability in damp conditions and then replaced the lot with the dexion system with I think either 18 or 22mm chipboard shelves which has been great for four workshop moves

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adithorp

posted on 26/11/21 at 08:40 AM Reply With Quote
I got some from BigDug during lockdown. I didn't need heavy gauge but didn't go for the lightest either (don't recall which exactly). It was pretty solid once assembled despite the components feeling a bit flimsy. Not convinced it'd be as solid if taken apart and rebuilt but it was a lot less faff than dexion with nuts and bolts.

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Mr Whippy

posted on 26/11/21 at 09:21 AM Reply With Quote
all I'll say is make sure you also fix it to the wall
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nick205

posted on 26/11/21 at 10:41 AM Reply With Quote
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all I'll say is make sure you also fix it to the wall



Ditto - fix the top rear uprights to the wall to stop it tipping and place heavy stuff on the lower shelves.

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designer

posted on 29/11/21 at 12:07 AM Reply With Quote
I have one of these for sale. £30

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contaminated

posted on 29/11/21 at 12:55 PM Reply With Quote
Big dug all day long for me. I have these:

https://www.bigdug.co.uk/mega-deals-c411/bigdug-essentials-4x-shelving-bays-workbench-kit-p1401

and this:

https://www.bigdug.co.uk/workshop-workbenches-c348/workbenches-c11604/garage-workbenches-c11610/bigdug-essentials-garage-workstation-mega-deal-p19952< br />
Very pleased.





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nick205

posted on 30/11/21 at 08:27 AM Reply With Quote
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That looks pretty good to me. A workbench with storage drawers all-in-one.

I made myself a workbench using some old 4x2 timber I had and a cheap bit of kitchen worktop from Wickes. Sturdy enough and space underneath, but no drawers to keep stuff tidy in.

https://www.locostbuilders.co.uk/photos.php?action=g al&user=nick205&folder=Workbench

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contaminated

posted on 30/11/21 at 11:36 AM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by nick205


That looks pretty good to me. A workbench with storage drawers all-in-one.

I made myself a workbench using some old 4x2 timber I had and a cheap bit of kitchen worktop from Wickes. Sturdy enough and space underneath, but no drawers to keep stuff tidy in.

https://www.locostbuilders.co.uk/photos.php?action=g al&user=nick205&folder=Workbench


Nice. I spent a bit of time working out what would fit. I probably spent the best part of £1500 including the tool chests, but I wanted the new garage to get off to a good start. I can't tell you what a difference it makes having so much storage and knowing where everything is.

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nick205

posted on 30/11/21 at 03:54 PM Reply With Quote
Spot on - having things stored well just makes them so much easier/faster to find and put back (keep tidy).

That said, I lost my garage (integral to the house) as we converted it to a bedroom for one of the kids (cheaper than moving house). The issue I have now is a bicycle mad son with several bikes + my bikes + other family bikes. Storing bikes is hard work - making sure everyone's got good access to them.

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G13BLocost

posted on 1/12/21 at 10:20 PM Reply With Quote
+1 for BigDug
https://www.bigdug.co.uk/

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Bluemoon

posted on 3/12/21 at 02:11 PM Reply With Quote
+1 bigdug - just choose a model based on your needs (ie. shelf strength and metal thickness). Have two set's cheap ish versions o.k. but don't like being moved heaver duty would be better if you can afford it or build some from 2x4...
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