1. Visiting from the US? Why not try DIYnot.US instead? Click here to continue to DIYnot.US.
    Dismiss Notice

Modifying shed for shelving?

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by Soggy Bottom, 24 May 2019.

  1. Soggy Bottom

    Soggy Bottom

    Joined:
    12 May 2019
    Messages:
    33
    Thanks Received:
    1
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Ideally i'd like a bigger shed but with other bills that must be more than 10+ years down the line so have to make do with the shed we inherited when we bought the house.

    Only thing is the uprights and crosspieces on the inside are in such locations that it makes putting shelving where i'd like a bit awkward.

    As i'm a DIY dummy i'm just wondering the best way to modify the shed so that there's more uprights/crosspieces where i'd like and more importantly - that they're secure in the first place and not just 'put' there, i'd then like to board the whole thing out with 5mm ply as a covering.

    Photo 22-05-2019, 7 49 59 pm.jpg Photo 22-05-2019, 7 50 08 pm.jpg

    Not the best of photos but everything was up side the main wall i want to shelf out.
     
  2. Sponsored Links
  3. StephenStephen

    StephenStephen

    Joined:
    1 Apr 2008
    Messages:
    663
    Thanks Received:
    84
    Location:
    Devon
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    I'm a bit confused by your question - surely the best way to "modify the shed so that there's more uprights/crosspieces where I'd like" is simply to put in more uprights/crosspieces in the places you want them to be?
    Are you asking where to put them or how to fix them, or how to integrate them with the existing frame? or are you asking about removing or moving parts of the existing frame?
     
  4. big-all

    big-all

    Joined:
    12 Jul 2004
    Messages:
    18,842
    Thanks Received:
    1,476
    Location:
    Surrey
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    make the shelves floor standing otherwise heavy loads will more than likley cause the shed to rack [go diamond shape]
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
    • Like Like x 1
  5. Soggy Bottom

    Soggy Bottom

    Joined:
    12 May 2019
    Messages:
    33
    Thanks Received:
    1
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    More like how you'd fix them in. I can get some say 3x2 or something and cut it to size and place it where there's room but i don't want to screw from the inside out as then you've the end of the screw sticking through the outside. Screwing from the outside in & you're kind of guessing where it is.

    Although i hadn'y really thought of big-alls post. Problem is the floor is taken up.

    I'd love a block built shed but that'll cost a bomb. If i renew it then i want something like a 14x12 ... which will also cost a bomb.
     
  6. Ian H

    Ian H

    Joined:
    14 Sep 2010
    Messages:
    7,029
    Thanks Received:
    853
    Location:
    Rochdale
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Have the first free standing shelf high up so you can keep what’s in the floor, on the floor.
     
  7. Sponsored Links
  8. Burnerman

    Burnerman

    Joined:
    7 Feb 2008
    Messages:
    23,073
    Thanks Received:
    4,483
    Location:
    Northumberland
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Why not consider Spur adjustable shelving (or similar), with the legs on the deck to take the load?
    John :)
     
  9. big-all

    big-all

    Joined:
    12 Jul 2004
    Messages:
    18,842
    Thanks Received:
    1,476
    Location:
    Surrey
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    go to the wall outside behind where the shelves are going and pushy hard at roof level and see how much movement you get
    well loaded shelves will be like pushing constantly and then possibly a bit more
    you can reduce the racking effect by covering the wall each side with sheet material
    where is the door in relation to the wall??
     
  10. ellal

    ellal

    Joined:
    23 May 2004
    Messages:
    12,165
    Thanks Received:
    246
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    As big-all says.

    But cladding internally in something thicker such as OSB not only means you can put the shelves where you want them, but it will dramatically improve the rigidity of the shed.
     
    Last edited: 25 May 2019
  11. mattylad

    mattylad

    Joined:
    27 Apr 2008
    Messages:
    8,196
    Thanks Received:
    622
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Oh dear, you mentioned the B...o...mb word - twice!
    MI5 are now watching this thread with interest. :)

    FWIW when I had a shed (6x8) I lined it to prevent water ingress, added insulation then overboarded inside with 1/2" chipboard.
    That enabled me to have sockets fitted and shelves wherever I wanted them.

    As I fitted more bolts & screws than was supplied with the shed it did not change shape over the years but remained fine - the shelf in it had very heavy valve receivers on it.

    Your comment on the screws sticking outside ? just use shorter screws - or better still long M6 bolts from outside in. Add additional timbers, bolt them to the existing ones - they will not take up much of your floor space (3"x2" each) - if you managed to put up a shed then how hard can this be to do?
     
  12. big-all

    big-all

    Joined:
    12 Jul 2004
    Messages:
    18,842
    Thanks Received:
    1,476
    Location:
    Surrey
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    another thought
    if its less than 13ft you could use scaffold boards to give a 9"/229mm wide/458mm wide shelve but this would load up the ends only
    what exactly is taking up the floor space stopping a leg at 1/3-2/3 or mid point??
     
  13. DIYnot Local

    DIYnot Local

    Joined:
    3 Sep 2019
    Country:
    United Kingdom

    If you need to find a tradesperson to get your job done, please try our local search below, or if you are doing it yourself you can find suppliers local to you.

    Select the supplier or trade you require, enter your location to begin your search.


    Are you a trade or supplier? You can create your listing free at DIYnot Local

     
Loading...

Share This Page