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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Joe Truini is a contractor, author, and the host of “Simple Solutions” on Today’s Homeowner TV and the weekly Today’s Homeowner radio show. He has worked on both large commercial projects and residential remodeling, and has written for national publications such as This Old House and Popular Mechanics. He has also written eight books, including three best-selling shed-building books. Joe lives in Connecticut with his family and enjoys hiking, traveling, and baseball in his spare time.

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