Ryobi Dream Workshop Built-In Shelves

Submitted by Ana White on Wed, 01/10/2018 - 10:25
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Garage storage shelving for workbench - tools slide underneath.  Free plans by Ana-White.com

workbench with lots of storage
workbench with lots of storage

Having a place to work on projects is a big must.  I always compare a workshop to a kitchen - would you cook dinner if you knew first you had to pull the oven out of storage and set it up?  And then you need to sit on the floor and cut your vegetables?  It's the same with building projects - if you have to haul out big, heavy, cumbersome tools from storage and work off the floor, it will inhibit you from getting things done.

But the big problem with most people is simply not having the space.  So you have to create the space.  And that often means adding storage, so you can move your things up high and free up floor space.

I helped design a Dream Workshop for RyobiNation, and the first project I suggested was Built-In Storage Shelves.

This will give you storage to free up garage space.  But do notice the bottoms and center of the storage are open ...

That's so you can add rolling carts with all your heavy tools installed on them!

You'll also love how easy to build these shelves are!

You can grab the plans for the Built-In Shelves over at RyobiNation.

Also check out the entire Ryobi Dream Workshop here.

Do share if you build, we can't wait to see how your project turns out!





Fri, 01/12/2018 - 18:38


I love and appreciate your work on the dream workshop. I just wanted to give you a heads up that 8-2X4's are missing from the purchase list on the shelving unit. They do not require cuts but are used as full size. I just thought you may want to know so your users can make just one trip to Home Depot :)


Mon, 02/05/2018 - 08:32

Had a bit smaller space to work with, but used your ideas and have the miter saw, table saw and other rolling cart all the same hieght to make working in the garage that much easier!  I also made cabinets instead of open shelving to keep thinks looking a little more organized.

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