Garage Wall Storage

If you are like many people, a garage wall storage system is a lifesaver. After years of living in the same home, many people find they accumulate so many things, that they can scarcely fit them into their garage even when they do not park their car in it. People who have little to no street parking need garage space and without some kind of storage system that would not be possible for many people.


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Types of Wall Storage Systems

Before you go out and buy the latest most expensive garage wall storage system, other choices are available and might work for you, such as:

  • Metal wall standards and brackets can offer you low cost shelving, even if they are not a standard wall storage system. If you have unfinished walls. you can attach them directly to the wooden studs.
  • Pegboard or perforated hardboard, that most home centers and lumberyards sell, is cheap, easy to install and can be attached to finished or unfinished walls. It provides storage for tools, cords and other accessories.
  • Wall tracks are composed of a metal rails that are attached horizontally to studs. Some products offer a decorative plastic piece to hide the rails, which are available in lengths of 48, 56 and 84 inches. Once the rail is in place, you can attach a wide variety of hooks, baskets and other holders.
  • Wire grids or grid panels are available in sizes from 2 x 4 feet, to 4 x 6 feet and you can cover an entire wall with a few panels. The metal grids hold hooks, baskets, shelf brackets, tool racks, bin rails and stacking bins.
  • Slotted wall panels are solid panels with rows of horizontal slots, into which you can attach cabinets, hooks, bins, baskets and shelves.

The Gladiator Way

Gladiator Garageworks offers you GearWall panels, the perfect garage wall storage system that you can put over the drywall of a finished garage or directly on the wood studs before finishing your garage. Each panel is 1’ high and 8’ long. You have the flexibility of just doing a few panels or an entire wall or walls in your garage.

Robust panels withstand extreme heat or cold along with humidity that is often present in garages. This heavy-duty patented “slat-wall” panel system lets you reclaim the floor of your garage and maximize storage capacity and flexibility. Gladiator’s GearWall panels can support cabinets as well, and each packet of two panels sells for about $110.

Flow Wall System

With the Flow Wall System, you can get something as simple as a 4-foot panel pack to a six piece cabinet system. Flow Wall panel is a high cellulose PVC that is strong, durable, and lightweight and holds up to 75 pounds per square foot.

The six-piece cabinet set is a great option to meet your garage wall storage needs, it costs about $1,275 and includes:

  • 8 foot Panel Pack (48 square feet)
  • 1 Tall Cabinet (72"h x 24"w x 16"d)
  • 1 Jumbo Work Surface (72")
  • 2 Wall Cabinets
  • 2 Base Cabinets
  • 2 Metal Bracket Shelves
  • 1 box of 4" hooks (Qty 6)
  • 2 boxes of finish strips (Qty 12)
  • 2 boxes of screws (96 Qty)
  • 1 box of connector strips
  • Tall Cabinet comes with 3 cabinet shelves
  • Wall and Base Cabinet come with 1 cabinet shelf

Hayneedle.com

The Sauder Tuff Duty Slat Wall is for those who do not have the means to spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars on a garage wall storage system. For about $50 on hayneedle.com the Slat Wall, which is compatible with standard slat wall accessories and can be combined with Tuff Duty products, includes:

  • One size of 3.071W x .748D x 15.512H inches slats
  • 2 slat wall sections
  • City storm finish

The Solution

Few people have enough space in their garage and if you are like many people, you would love to get that stuff off the floor and on the wall so you can finally park your car inside. Today’s garage wall storage systems provide you with everything from a simple pegboard with hooks and brackets to sophisticated slatted wall panels, hanging shelves and cupboards so that you can reclaim your garage for your car.

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