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Last Edited by lilasiandragon July 11, 2019 at 12:11 PM
OOS - Muscle Rack 72" 5-Shelf Z-Beam Boltless Steel Shelving Unit (4000-Lb Capacity) [homedepot.com] $35.96

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Can this be placed outdoors
The finish on the metal seems pretty durable, but I wouldn't recommend placing outside in the elements. I have 4 in my basement and 1 in my garage. No rust after 4 yrs but I can't speak to the wood holding up outside. You could make it work in a shed or if you replace the particle board shelves with treated plywood, 3/4 - 1" thick. Hope this helps.
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I've considered following this build many times, but the wall in my garage is completely cement. Would this still be doable? Would I need special screws/tools for screwing into the cement?
Of course! In fact it'd be even stronger. There are many many options for fasteners that can go into concrete/cement/brick .. mortar. If you don't have a hammer drill, you can rent one from Home Depot for cheap, it'll make drilling holes significantly easier. It's basically a must to use one as a normal drill will make the experience a nightmare. Just watch a youtube video on how to safely use one if you havent already.. it can have too much torque but otherwise they're exactly the same as a normal drill thus not that dangerous at all.

Here's an article you might find interesting on fasteners

https://www.familyhandyman.com/ma...fasteners/

You can literally just drive the bolts through the 2x4 directly into the wall, no need for a bracket or anything and remember this is merely for anti-tilt.. it shouldn't tilt to begin with much less fall over unless it's extremely top heavy but this allows it to be top heavy and even though you can climb on it if done properly, I'd still suggest use a step stool instead.. you can build a dedicated one in under 30 minutes.

And if you really want to go all out, you can paint it a nice gray, white (might get dirty easily) or even use a stain (deck stain would work great but you can also use an interior stain for inside a garage just the same).

Also, I suggest using non-pressure treated wood which also means that if you did want to stain, you could do it immediately rather than wait 2-3 months for the wood to dry out like treated lumber.

Hope that helps and yeah I actually prefer 2x4 method over other methods unless its cabinets but large wood cabinets in a garage is very expensive, more than inside a kitchen even.
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Does this comment apply to the Edsal or the Muscle Rack?
If I remember correctly, I believe they are the same company with the same model numbers, just different brands. I have both muscle rack and Edsal black shelves, and a muscle rack grey model. When I contacted customer service from the muscle rack manual, I worked with an edsal department. Hope this helps
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everyone has said also in previous posts. where black ones are much better.

can you clarity which brand? edsal or muscle rack?
If I remember correctly, they are the same, just like GM with Chevy and Pontiac. I called the muscle rack customer service number and dealt with Edsal employees/shipping.
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The particle board wood will warp and fail.
Yes and no: I have the original particle board for 4 yrs now and one shelf unit has 3500 lbs on it. It is sagging a little bit but not bad. When it's center deflection exceeds 1" I will replace it with plywood. Right now the center deflection is less than half an inch after 4 yrs.

To get the max lifespan and care for it, make sure you spread you load concentration over a larger area and you won't have any issues. Hope this helps!
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Has anyone figured out how to add additional shelves? Between my wife and I, we have a ton of shoes in our garage and every other shoe rack we have tried has been too flimsy or too expensive...
Could probably cut some plywood and screw them in through the upright frame pieces, but if anyone knows of something more "plug and play" I would love to hear it.
The included metal beams for the shelves are dual purpose: structural and for the shelf. The vertical posts are slotted to put the shelves wherever suits your situation so I see no issue adding more shelves.

I contacted the company about purchasing more cross beams to add additional shelves but as of now, they do not sell them. You may have your own pieces but it can be done. Hope this helps!
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Can either the Muscle Rack or Edsal be used outdoors? I need outdoor shelving (well, simple storage sheds against the wall of the house, but they all seem to be so expensive
I can't see the particle board holding up outside unless you replace it with treated plywood. Then you are paying for a metal frame and the cost of the plywood so I guess it's up to what you need/are willing to spend. Hope this helps
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Where is the Muscle Rack black's? Or are you referring to Edsal (black) vs. Muscle Rack (silver)?
If I remember correctly, muscle rack and edsal are the same company. Make sure you check the box or product number. It should have "BLK" or "GRY" in the number. Hope this helps!
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Another DIY shelf design:

I found this on a Military forum. Military Officers choose this design because its very easy to assemble/disassemble which is necessary since they tend to move around a lot and want to be able to move their shelves without destroying them.

Design cost for a huge 6 foot high by 2 feet deep by 8 foot long shelf is about $40 in wood and $10 in screws and hardware. All the wood can be cut @ a big box store like Home Depot or Lowe's so the only tools you need to assemble or disassemble is a drive with the appropriate bit (phillips or torx depending upon what screws you like).

I built one of these in my basement to create a giant growth shelf for growing seedlings (has 12 hanging ballast lights in it to provide light) in the early spring and/or storing stuff. You can disassemble/re-assemble in about 30 minutes if you ever need to (which I have needed to do) and shelves are easy to replace if you ever need to (I built this eight years ago and shelves are still fine.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1...sp=sharing

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Medium prices for most of the things... Get your shelving at Sam's club and save a bunch of money over this.
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How sturdy would these be if the lowest rack was at like 3-4 feet high? So I can keep some rolling shelves and folding chairs under it. I'd also be able to somewhat strap the back legs to the wall, but it'll still be freestanding a little bit due to the baseboard trim.
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Medium prices for most of the things... Get your shelving at Sam's club and save a bunch of money over this.
Can you share the links?
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The particle board wood will warp and fail.
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