Storage towers are practical features that allow property owners to organize their garage to keep it decluttered. While buying prefabricated towers can be expensive, crafting them can be a fun DIY project that won’t cost more than a few hundred bucks.
How to make a storage tower:
1. Gather the Necessary Materials and Tools
Start the project by gathering the necessary materials and tools. This will avoid last-minute shopping trips, which can lead to costly delays and complications. Purchase the following items:
- Pressure-treated boards
- Underlayment plywood sheets
- Sanded plywood
- Paint and primer
- Wood filler
- Holding Brackets
- Nail gun
- Caulk gun
- Paint tray
- Putty knife
- Safety glasses
- Screw gun
2. Cut and Prepare the Plywood
Grab the sanded plywood and fill its voids with wood filler. Once the filler has dried, use sandpaper to smooth the treated surfaces before cutting the plywood. Measure the available space in the garage to build a storage tower with the right dimensions. Make sure to cut three equally-sized pieces for the sides and back, and four to five equally-sized pieces for the top, bottom, and middle shelves.
3. Paint the Pieces Prior to Assembly
Save time by painting or staining the different pieces prior to assembly. When the paint dries, start putting the parts together. First, nail or screw the middle shelves, top, and bottom to the back piece. Then affix both sides of the tower.
4. Prepare The Garage
Clear a wall and drill the holes to which the holding brackets will be attached. Once the brackets are mounted, screw the storage tower in place and test its sturdiness. If it’s wobbly, add a second bracket.
Building a garage storage tower isn’t extremely difficult and it’s a fun project to execute with family and friends. It doesn’t take too much and it’s an inexpensive organizational solution suitable for garages of all sizes.