Steel Shelf Handmade
With spring finally coming after one of the harshest winters of this generation, I feel the strong need to reorganize my tools and materials. I looked for good used industrial shelving on craigslist but did not find much of interest. the ones I found were either too big or too expensive. I also did not want to commit to buying 25 units from a warehouse either.
The steel shelving sold at the local home improvement stores cost well over $100 and are not made of the most robust materials either. So I set my sights on crating my own. I could use stronger material efficiently at a lower cost. So I headed to Warner Steel to pick up some 14 gauge steel tubing and 2 inch by 1/8″ angle iron.
To to save a little on weight and cut cost a little, I used 3/8 round bars as the end of the shelf units. The angle iron sides will provide a suitable lip over the particle board shelves to help secure items stored. Also, I left the shelf unit unfinished so I can easily make additions and modifications as I see fit. It will be enclosed in a storage unit out of the elements so all is well. When I am satisfied, I will paint the assembly with oil based enamel. Until then, enjoy and don’t forget to check out my Etsy shop.