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How to Build a Wall Storage System

Add custom wall storage in a garage to save space while remaining organized. Learn how to create a wall storage system to add space to your garage with these easy step-by-step directions.

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  • Price Range

    $250 - $500

  • Difficulty

    Easy to Moderate


Step 1: Measure Rail

Measure up from the floor 98" to establish rail height.

Measure wall and subtract 1" to establish rail length.

You may combine smaller size rails, or you may trim a long rail (use a hacksaw) to fit your measurement.

Step 2: Install Rails

The rail is installed using screws and anchors every 8".

Superior anchor system means there is no need to measure or align with stud locations.

Match rail-mounting holes with number of screws and anchors. 24" rail goes with 3 holes, 40" rail goes with 5 holes, 64" rail goes with 8 holes, 80" rail goes with 10 holes.

Slotted channels provide the key to adjustability options.

Step 3: Insert Uprights Into the Rails

8" or 90" uprights support any type of hanging or shelving needs.

Insert uprights onto the rail at appropriate spacing intervals to accommodate shelving.

Insert brackets into uprights at appropriate shelf heights. All shelving comes in a variety of pre-cut lengths to simplify closet planning.

Step 4: Add Shelves

Heavy duty ventilated shelving comes in 12" or 16" depths.

Lay shelf onto brackets with center shelf rod positioned atop center bracket notch.

Push down on center shelf rod. Then, lift the front edge and slide the shelf back.

Shelves may be cut to fit exact measurements using a hacksaw; apply end caps to edges.