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In need of some shelving for material storage I came up with this design to use in a storage container. I wanted an open front without legs for easier access to the material stored. And I wanted some kind of adjustable design. Please If I could, I'd like to have your 2¢ about how to do a better job of it.

Here are the brackets. Made from plywood glued and fastened to the 2×4s
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Here is the leg to support the brackets. Holes are 1/2"-3" o.c.
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This is the notch cut in the top of the leg. I used a t-nut to keep the leg from splitting and bumped up to a higher grade bolt. This is what keeps the shelf from crashing down. The legs are spaced at the tie down locations along the top and bottom of the container walls.
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Here is an example of the leg with a shelf bracket
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Here I have the legs and brackets assembled. The top shelf is 30", the two in the center are 24" and the bottom shelf is 18"
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Here I have it finished. I used 3/4 plywood for the shelves. It's been up for about a week now so far so good. Yep, you guessed it, now I gotta do the other side.
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Update: Well the other side is done and the shelves have been up for 3 months now without any sagging or deflection so I guess they'll work out as planned.
 

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i was going to tell you how to do it a different way
but buy the time i got to the end of the article
i realized you were almost done
and decided to keep quiet

i mean why have you tear all this out
and burn it

i threw it back in the pond
you should have seen it
the grain and textures
popped right out
with the 8 coats of rubbed french finish

oh well
this came out nice
you should be proud
nice and sturdy too
 

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I have one of these containers in the 20' size, that I store my lumber and etc in. I have the steel adjustable shelving on each side, but I need some deeper shelves on the end. I think this design will fit the bill. I hadn't thought about making a lot of shelves, until I saw this. Looks nice and sturdy. Thanks for the post.
 

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Thanks for the kind comments y'all. I figure anything posted on the site is there for the taking, I least anything I post is. Knock youselves out.
 
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