Shelving racks - heavy duty, high quality and really sturdy?

11 Sep 2007
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I've been browsing Amazon, Argos, etc for some really high quality shelving racks. So something like this of similar dimensions:

but in my experience such cheap shelving racks are pretty pathetic - they wobble and flex. I need to store some fairly heavy items on the shelves.

Can anyone recommend any high quality shelving racks, either self assembly or ready made? Either wood or metal or a combination of the two. I don't mind paying a bit extra for something that's really sturdy.
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spur type shelving is excellent, but I don't know where you're fitting it or what the walls are made of.

is it a concrete floor?

Dexion-type racking is very good and often sold secondhand, stripped out of old warehouses and storerooms.
(ebay or industrial auctions)

floor-standing racking should be fixed to the wall at the top.
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Yes, concrete floor and the walls are either stone or brick. However I should have said that I need a shelving unit as it's likely that I'll need to move it later this year or next, so I don't want to install anything 'permanent' that involves drilling, mounting on walls, etc. Thanks for the idea though.
if you don't fix your unit to the wall, it will wobble

and possibly fall over.

look at dexion on ebay.

you can buy it by the bay or by length
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If you have a Costco near you they sometimes have some really sturdy shelving unit.
I think it's around £100 for a stainless steel 5 (or 6) shelf.
I'd look on Facebook Marketplace unless it's urgent, you can get some cracking deals off there and some good kit if you're a bit patient and check it pretty regularly.

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