Most people with a garage are familiar with the annual ritual of spring cleaning. This is where you take all of the things not often used around the home that were rather haphazardly thrown into the garage without too much trouble or organization and go through them, figuring out what you want to keep and what to get rid of.
Of course, you would not need to go through this process if your garage were already organized and free of random piles of stuff shoved into the corners. This is most easily accomplished if you have adequate shelving in your garage to properly store and organize everything you keep in it.
Figuring out what shelving option best works for you can be a difficult task. That is why we have put together a list of the 3 best garage shelving units. Then we provide a helpful guide, so you can get the best garage shelving for your needs.
TRK-602478W5 Heavy Duty Steel Shelving – Largest Garage Shelving
This product features five shelves with each shelf offering five feet by two feet worth of surface area for whatever items you may need to store. Keep in mind, there were a couple other products we reviewed that could match the length of this shelves, but few could compete with the depth. This makes this shelving unit ideal for even the largest items you have.
Of course, when storing large, bulky items, it is important to ensure that your shelving can also handle the weight of those items as well. Unlike smaller shelves which are likely to hold numerous smaller items, the uncommon depth of this shelf means you are likely to be tempted to store heavy, dense items on it. Thankfully, this shelving offers 1,000 pounds of evenly distributed weight capacity – per shelf. So long as you are not storing gold or lead blocks, you should not have any worries about the weight of the large items this shelving unit is designed to store either.
Keeping that in mind, it is important to note that this shelving unit does not feature a center brace running along or across the individual shelving grates. This means that if you place too heavy of an object in the center of the grate, it is possible the wire mesh will bow or bend. This is in part due to the fact that the steel used for this shelving is not the thickest gauge with only 16 gauge along the wire mesh and 14 gauge along the steel supports.
Still, this shelving unit offers some other benefits. For one, this is the only shelving unit we reviewed, which featured a small lip at the edge of the wire grates. This lip will prevent any objects from rolling or slipping off of the shelf on their own. The shelves themselves are held in place by a dual rivet locking system which can be adjusted every 1.5” This provides the freedom to decide the height of each shelf as best suits your needs.
On top of that, this shelving unit can be arranged as either a vertical or horizontal shelving unit. This is because the shelving is actually two separate shelving units that are held in place by a connector. The only potential issue with this is that the requires the use of a rubber mallet to snap everything in place. If you are not careful, you could damage the support beams. The process also has a tendency to dislodge previously secured beams as your progress.
- Offers the most storage space we saw
- Offers the best weight capacity we saw
- Shelves have a lip to prevent falls
- Shelves can be adjusted
- Couplings are a reasonably durable
- Powder coat finish resists corrosion
- A bit more expensive than others
- The steel frame is not the thickest gauge
- Does not have wheels for easy movement
- Shelves do not have a center beam
- A vertical connector is difficult
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Post time: Aug-25-2020