DIY Garage Storage Wall System

Elisha Albertson of Pneumatic Addict found a great use for Simpson Strong-Tie fasteners and connectors for her DIY garage storage project. Previously published on DIY Done Right.

Materials Used:

(1) 4ʹ x 8ʹ x 3/8″ OSB sheathing

(3) 1×8 x 8ʹ boards

(1) 1×12 x 8ʹ bullnose shelving

(1) 2×4 x 8ʹ stud

(3) Simpson Strong-Tie® H1 hurricane ties

(4) Simpson Strong-Tie RTU2 connectors

(3) Simpson Strong-Tie SBV shelving brackets

(9) Simpson Strong-Tie CF-R shelving brackets

(1) Box of Simpson Strong-Tie SD8x1.25″ wafer-head screws

(1) Box of  #8 x 5/8″ wood screws

(1) Box of #8 x 2 1/2″ wood screws


The great thing about Elisha’s design is that it is completely modular, easily customized to meet your exact needs.


Elisha started by attached the OSB sheathing to the wall—working double duty by providing a base for the storage and protecting the wall. Locate the studs in the wall and fasten with #8 x 2 ½” wood screws.


Next, Elisha attached 3 upside down Simpson Strong-Tie hurricane ties to the board using Simpson Strong-Tie SD8x1.25” wafer-head screws. She then cut 8” length from 2×4 stud and fixed them tight against the OSB, securing the stud with more screws.


Hand tool hooks were created using Simpson Strong-Tie RTU2 connectors and SD8x1.25” wafer-head screws. For her shelves, Elisha attached three Simpson Strong-Tie SBV shelving brackets along the bottom edge and added a 1×12 bullnose self, driving #8 x 5/8” wood screws to secure it.


Finally, she added a few screws at the bottom for hanging extension cords and air hoses.