Heavy-Duty Shelving Unit

Project Added: October 10, 2012

  • Heavy-Duty Shelving Unit
  • Heavy-Duty Shelving Unit
  • Heavy-Duty Shelving Unit
  • Heavy-Duty Shelving Unit
  • Heavy-Duty Shelving Unit

Building this 4 ft. shelf unit is fast and easy with 2x4 lumber and Simpson Strong-Tie Rigid Tie® RTC2Z Connectors. Create an organized sturdy shelf unit that is ideal for the garage or basement. It can be built in different lengths to accommodate your needs, and is strong enough to hold the heaviest boxes or tools.

Tools Required:

  • Saw
  • Screw gun
  • #2 Phillips head bit
  • Tape measure
  • Clamps
  • Framing square


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  • BR

    These are fabulous garage shelving systems. Can’t go wrong…

  • Bryan

    Can you use this to make your shelving unit 8′ long instead of 4′?

  • Tom S.

    Yes, you can make the shelving unit 8′ long. I did with good success. Need to make another one soon…..

  • Jeremy

    To make it 8′ long, is it as simple as using a 93 inch rail, instead of the 45 inch rail as shown in the plan? Or are other modifications necessary to ensure stability and durability? Thanks.

  • James

    Built this over the weekend, made it 8ft long instead of 4ft and used 4x4s for the legs instead of 2x4s. Added 2×4 cross supports at the middle point on each shelf… definitely study!

    Next step is the workbench

  • That is awesome to hear!

  • James, that sounds great! Make sure to share pictures with us.

  • James

    A little messy since we just moved in, but a vast improvement from what it looked like before the shelving unit.

  • That looks great! Thanks for sharing.