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Recommend good quality garage shelving unit

Discussion in 'Home and Garden' started by TheOracle, Aug 1, 2020.

  1. TheOracle


    Joined: Sep 30, 2005

    Posts: 12,275

    Hi Everyone,

    I'm looking to tidy up the garage and need a few units. Looking on amazon, they are all pretty much the same (cheap quality).

    Ideally three units (1.8m tall x 60cm deep x 90cm wide) <- or there abouts

    any ideas?

  2. Matt-Page


    Joined: Nov 23, 2004

    Posts: 3,609

    The Big Dug stuff seems to be rather good quality when I looked. Screwfix, etc others do there own as well, but may not be as good.

    The frames are always metal and hard wearing, but the shelf's are often MDF which is prone to moisture/warping.
  3. TheOracle


    Joined: Sep 30, 2005

    Posts: 12,275


    Looks pretty good actually and they do lots of other useful things. Think this is going to cost a pretty penny.
  4. Sin_Chase


    Joined: Jan 13, 2004

    Posts: 20,539

    Build it.

    4x2 or 2x2s from local builders merchant. 11mm OSB sheeting.

    Job done, will hold a few tonnes and can be precisely built to your space.

  5. Street


    Joined: Jan 17, 2005

    Posts: 7,715

    Location: Liverpool

    After hearing the Cracking Racking adverts on the radio, I ordered some to replace the rickety old shelves I had in the garage. I'm impressed with the stuff I bought. It was easy to put together and is absolutely rock solid!
  6. theone8181


    Joined: Mar 27, 2013

    Posts: 4,163

    I got one from big dug 8 think the shelves are galvanised steel as I didn't want MDF or melamine.
  7. DB_SamX


    Joined: Feb 17, 2006

    Posts: 8,013

    Location: Winchester

    DIY stores offer heavy duty ones but quite expensive. If you're not in a rush, keep an eye on HUKD as they do come up on sale every now and again. I bought two sets this way for my parents' garage - can't remember exactly who from though.
  8. muttclugg

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 10, 2007

    Posts: 1,720

    Location: SE

  9. PlacidCasual


    Joined: May 13, 2003

    Posts: 6,397

    I’ve had a few Big Dug sets of shelving. The tab and slot stuff is mostly assembled with curse words and frustration but once it’s up it’s good. The Machine Mart stuff is good quality and easier to build like for like but more expensive. Not tried other brands.