When we built our home, one thing we didn’t get around to was storage shelving in the basement. We had a designated storage room but totes were stacked on top of each other and essentially we just had a place to pile our crap. Needless to say, this was not organized, not easily accessible and also extremely frustrating when it was time to look for something. That’s why we decided that a large storage unit was a necessity to maintain our sanity.
The requirements were to maximize storage of (our go-to) 27g storage bins, have the unit free-standing and accessible from both sides. This meant the unit had to support a ton a weight! I was able to design and build this unit out of accessible materials and with limited tools for about $125.
Time to Complete
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Time needed: 1 day.
These plans will guide you through how to build a large, heavy-duty storage unit that is capable of storing about 32 storage totes.
- Cut List
Cut the boards and OSB as shown below. Note that 2 of the 2x4s will need to be cut to fit for the last step so just set those aside for now.
- Assemble the Platform Structures (Qty 3)
- Install the OSB Tops on the Platforms
- Assemble and Attach 2 Legs
- Assemble and Attach the Other 2 Legs
- Install the Remaining Platforms
- Cut and Attach the Lateral Support