How To Build A Wall Cabinet For Garage

If you’re like me, your garage is a collection of boxes, tools, and things I don’t have room for in my house. If you want to turn your garage into an organized space that makes you happy every time you go in there, custom cabinets are the way to go. You’ll probably save money on having someone build it too! Just follow these steps.

Decide on the purpose of your garage wall cabinet

As with any project, you will want to decide on the purpose of your garage wall cabinet. Will it be used as an organizational tool? Do you need a place to store items that are not currently in use, but might be needed at some point in the future? Or do you want your cabinet to serve multiple purposes, including storing items and being a decorative piece? Your answer(s) will depend on who will be using the cabinet (and for what), as well as how much space is available for installation and aesthetics.

Deciding which features are most important for your garage wall cabinet is crucial. For example, if you plan on using shelving inside this new furniture addition so tools can be stored away safely after use each day or week, then having ample shelf space should take priority over any other feature such as drawers or doors opening up into the interior space itself. On the other hand, if most of what’s being held inside consists mostly of non-perishable foodstuffs such as canned goods and boxed meals then having doors would make sense since they’ll help keep bugs out while still allowing easy access when needed (like during emergencies).

Measure the height, width and depth of the shelves

Measure the height, width and depth of the shelves

Decide how many shelves you want.

Mark off and cut two identical-size pieces of 1/2-inch and 3/4-inch Birch plywood for each shelf.

Design your shelves so that they fit into your space and are long enough to store the items you want to store on them.

Mark off and cut two identical-size pieces of 1/2-inch and 3/4-inch Birch plywood for each shelf.

Now that you have a good idea of what the cabinet will look like, it’s time to make it. Start by measuring and cutting the plywood pieces for each shelf. For this step, you’ll need to keep in mind that the shelves should be identical in size, so they can fit side-to-side without any gaps.

Mark off and cut two identical-size pieces of 1/2-inch and 3/4-inch Birch plywood for each shelf. Use a pencil to mark where you want to cut each piece of wood before cutting with a jigsaw or table saw (they both work well). You can also use circular saws at home centers if you don’t want to buy power tools just yet—just remember that woodworking is often safer when done with power tools than manually cutting everything by hand.

Assemble the shelves

Now that your cabinet is built, you can start working on the shelves.

You’ll need to attach each shelf to both the wall and to its neighboring shelf. You can also use this opportunity to make sure that your shelves are positioned at a comfortable height for you to reach them without having to bend down too much. If you have an 8′ ceiling, for example, it might be better if each shelf was about 5′ off of the floor (so instead of attaching them directly to the wall).

To measure where exactly on each shelf that you want them attached, place them in their final position first and mark where they touch either side with some painter’s tape or painters’ chalk so that when attaching them later on it’s easier not having any obstacles getting in between their contact points while still leaving room for other items like tools or boxes underneath.

Select suitable wall locations for the cabinets, and mark your drill holes.

  • Make sure the cabinets are level. If you’re not familiar with your garage’s height and width, measure it to ensure that the location of your wall cabinet will be level.
  • Make sure the cabinets are straight. Mark a plumb line on the wall to use as a guide for drilling holes, so you can ensure that your new cabinet will be straight when installed on its own and in relation to other units already installed in your garage.
  • Make sure the cabinets are secure. Installing screws into studs is always ideal, but if there aren’t any available where you want to install a new cabinet (or if those studs aren’t close enough together), consider using drywall anchors instead—they do an effective job of securing lightweight items like this one! If using drywall anchors: Before drilling holes into which they’ll be inserted, make sure there’s no obstacle beneath them like electrical wiring or plumbing pipes; otherwise, it could damage these important components when installing screws into them during installation because these anchors don’t have any holding power without being secured properly first (and even then…). Also consider whether or not your choice works well aesthetically because some types may look better than others depending on how thick/thin each piece looks when installed – for instance if using 3″ long 2″ diameter wood screws those might look better than using 7/16″ long 3/8″ diameter lag bolts which would require more material thickness due only having half inch length

Drill into the walls using a masonry drill bit to create pilot holes for the cabinet wall anchors.

Your garage walls may not be made of brick, but they’re still going to need the same kind of anchors that brick walls require. You’ll want to drill into your garage wall before you begin putting up your cabinets so that you can use anchor screws to secure them in place.

To use a masonry drill bit, simply insert it into your drill and line it up with the pilot holes that you’ll be making. You should only need one or two inches of room between each pilot hole, depending on how much weight is being placed on each cabinet. Once everything is lined up correctly and ready for drilling:

  • Turn on your power switch and make sure that it’s set at medium speed (or whichever setting works best)
  • Slowly guide the tool down into one end of each pilot hole until it reaches maximum depth; then reverse course back up again until both ends have been drilled out completely

Screw the anchor screws into the pilot holes.

To start, you need to drill pilot holes into the wall with a hammer and a screwdriver. This is where you’ll be placing your screws when it comes time to attach both the cabinet and its shelf to the wall.

Feel free to use a level while doing this, but don’t worry if it isn’t completely necessary—you can always find something else that will work as well!

Then, simply screw in all of your anchor screws and voila. You’ve finished building an entire garage cabinet.

Trust your eyes to make sure everything looks level.

  • Trust your eyes to make sure everything looks level.
  • Use a tape measure to make sure the cabinet is the correct size, then mark where it should be placed on the wall with a pencil so you can drill holes in the wall later for its anchors.
  • When drilling holes in your garage’s concrete foundation, use a hammer drill and masonry bits (which are stronger than standard metal ones) so that they don’t break under pressure from fast-turning screws or bolts, which could cause injury or damage to your home if their force was applied improperly through an improper bit type or material choice (like plastic).

You can make a cabinet that works great in your garage

The average garage has many tools and supplies that need to be organized. A wall cabinet for garage will provide you with a convenient place to keep the items you use most often, freeing up space on your workbench or on shelves.

Making a wall cabinet is easy and inexpensive. It can easily be built using one sheet of plywood and some basic hardware, such as screws and hinges. Here’s how to build it:


Despite the fact that these cabinets are simple to build, they are very sturdy and look great. The shelves in this cabinet can hold up to 120 pounds each, so you won’t have problems putting anything heavy on them. If you want more space for your tools or garage items, the best solution is installing a wall cabinet.

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