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6' Shelf Standard


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This heavy duty, galvanized finish shelving system is suitable for your garage, workshop, or basement. The double slotted standards offer the versatility of multiple mounting options and lengths. Heavy duty galvanized shelving systemCan be quickly and easily hungDouble slotted Standards

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This heavy duty, galvanized finish shelving system is suitable for your garage, workshop, or basement. The double slotted standards offer the versatility of multiple mounting options and lengths.
  • Heavy duty galvanized shelving system
  • Can be quickly and easily hung
  • Double slotted Standards

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  1. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Huge fan of these - and I have a LOT of lumber to store

    I stumbled on these a few years back; in truth, I thought myself quite clever for deciding to use them for lumber racks instead the Bora/Grizzly/shop-built ones that are so ubiquitous. It's gratifying to know it was a good call after all. Anyway, I like these. Like, a LOT. As in, I have a 28' wall in my shop with one of the shelf standards (the vertical, slotted "tracks" that the shelf brackets slot into) on every other stud, starting around 10" from the ceiling and extending down to about 4' off the floor. And let me tell you: even after buying the 14 standards and the 90-something brackets, it was STILL cheaper than 3 of the Bora systems. Except my lumber doesn't sag and warp this way. I have, and this is not exaggeration, not hyperbole, at least 2 tons of lumber (including a couple slabs) currently occupying said racks, and have noticed not so much as a wiggle from the system. Because of the way the weight is distributed lengthwise along the studs, the load has proven to be no issue (although I did make a point of both reinforcing the studs that carry the brackets and selecting an exterior, load-bearing wall for the mass, as well as being cautious about how much weight goes onto any given "shelf" in my arrangement.If I had it to do over again, I would absolutely purchase these again, and indeed, have, as I've expanded my collection. The only advice I would offer is the fully-supported brackets (the ones that have an additional "leg" that kicks down to form a triangle, vs. those that simply stick straight out) preclude anything being stacked beneath them for a few inches, so plan accordingly. Only my lowest shelves use those and as such the heaviest items are - quite sensibly, to my way of thinking - located closest to the ground. The 18" straight brackets work wonderfully for any sort of stock, with a combined capacity of around 400 pounds PER LEVEL. I don't have the foggiest idea what the upper boundary for the fully-supported 24" brackets are, but it's sufficient to hold two 8/4 spalted maple slabs (6' and 9', respectively) and do so solidly enough that I was comfortable installing my radial arm, miter, and lathe stations beneath them in the 42" of empty space between the floor and the bottom shelf. If you do go this route, plan for 3 brackets per layer, minimum, spaced no more than 32" apart (my studs are 16-on-center. If they were 24 instead, I'd have a shelf standard on every stud. So buy your brackets in sets of 3. Also: BUY. EXTRAS. You can thank me later. Finally, the fast-mount bracket (basically a french cleat made of quarter inch steel) is well worth the extra 25 bucks for the convenience factor alone. Indeed, I'm actually USING a set of 4 of them AS French Cleats to support my wall mounted cabinets on the opposite side of the shop. Seriously: stop hemming and hawing and pull the trigger. For maybe 80 bucks you can get 60-75 CUBIC FEET of lumber off the ground, better-protected from both the elements as well as warping and twisting, and organized so you can actually find the stock you want. If you have the space to run multiple sets alongside one another, you'll be astounded how much of your shop you can reclaim. Finally, two of the 3' segments, along with a fast-mount and a whopping 4 brackets (total cost: maybe 40 bucks?) allowed me to wall mount my home-brewed dust collection and cyclone to the far wall as well (though, pro tip: If you go this route, install a sheet of cork behind the shelf standards before installation. You can screw right through it into the studs for the standards. The vibration attenuation/noise reduction (in both the machinery and the plenum box) is worth the extra couple bucks in cork. If I had THAT to do again, I'd use the exact same technique, but I'd sandwich the cork between a couple sheets of mass-loaded vinyl, too. Live and learn.

  2. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    great wood storage

    very easy to mount and holds lots of weight with the 20 inch shelf brackets. I am very dissapointed that my local woodcraft store has not had the last three items I needed and I was forced to order over the net

  3. 2.0 out of 5 stars
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    Shelf standard is lightweight

    This is fine for lightweight storage, but you shouldn't put too much wood on this system. It is overpriced for the weight and quality of the system. If I had been able to look at it first I would have been willing to pay about 1/2 to 2/3s of what I actually did due to its light weight.

  4. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Holds all of my stuff!

    Needed a third two foot tall support to span an eight foot distance and buying the six foot shelf standard was cheaper then buying a precut two foot piece. So I bought the six foot standard, cut two feet off, and it is holding up just perfectly. Now I have a four foot piece I can use somewhere else!

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