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How to Use Wall Studs for Storage in a Garage

By: Joe Truini

An exposed stud wall in a garage is a great place to store items. You can attach 1x4s horizontally between the studs for shelves.

To store longer items standing up:

  • Cut a 1×4 slightly longer than the distance to the outside of two studs.
  • Attach the 1×4 to one of the studs with a single screw so it can swing up and down.
  • Make a cleat from two offset pieces of 1×2, and screw it to the adjoining stud to act as a catch for 1×4.
  • Attach a piece of lattice to the studs near the bottom to keep items in place.

Watch this video to find out more.

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