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Old 06-06-2011, 02:33 PM   #1
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Default Plastic Shed: attaching items to walls

The wife and I just bought a house and a small outdoor shed came with it. Its nothing special (about 8x8 and sits on a wooden platform that I think was once for a hottub) but it gives me a place to put shovels, rakes, garden hose, etc instead of taking up valuable garage space. It looks like this:

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I was trying to think of a way to attach items to the wall so I can hang stuff. About the only thing I can think of would be liquid nails and I have no idea if that would work. My other option is to essentially build freestanding shelves inside the building.

Although I do have lock on the shed I don't plan to put anything too valuable in there cause I think with a sharp utility knife or reciporcating saw you could be inside it.

Any other idea I'm just not thinking of?
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Old 06-06-2011, 02:57 PM   #2
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You won't find that adhesive works too well with vinyl in shear, which is what a shelf would be. Many sheds have built in recesses for some cleats or cross members, look for those first. Free standing shelving inside is always good as it's redoable depending on changing needs. Lastly, look up at the top of the wall and see if there is a place to hang any kind of bracket that you can build down from.

Oh, and you can screw in from the outside using stainless screws.
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Old 06-06-2011, 03:19 PM   #3
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go with freestanding shelving
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Old 06-06-2011, 06:28 PM   #4
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Ditto on the free standing shelves.. I used the simpson strong ties and built shelves out of 2 x4's and scrap plywood.. Use them to hold a majority of my home construction type tools (miter saw, table saw, nailers, small compressor, ect. Really comes in handy. I sometimes worry about thieves, but the alternative is putting this stuff in the garage next to my cars, which is a no go..
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Old 06-06-2011, 06:37 PM   #5
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Put your wife in the shed and bring your tools inside the house.

You can thank me later.
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I've got a vinyl shed of similar construction. When faced with the same issue of hanging shovels, rakes, etc. I "framed" two adjoining walls using 2x4 lumber. On two adjacent walls, I used 3 studs (each corner and one in the middle) and then placed a 2x4 "header" on top. I fastened them together with wood screws and attached them to the wall with some angle brackets I had. Then I pre-drilled holes for placement of nails where I wanted things to be hung. I've since added mounting spots for a spreader, garden sprayers, hedge trimmers, etc.

I've also got two side by side metal shelf units for chainsaws, hoses, yard chemicals, etc.
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Old 06-06-2011, 08:28 PM   #7
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mbatarga - That sounds like a winner right there. I'll do shovel hanging down one side and the back with free standing shelves down the other. Thanks for the ideas.
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Hey - I used to live just south of Denton - in Corinth (1986-1992). I worked at the TI plant in Lewisville.
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I just thought of a better idea. I'll do a free standing shelving unit down each side. Then along the back at the top I'll just run a 2 x4 connecting the two (giving me a place to hang stuff and make the shelves sturdier).
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I just thought of a better idea. I'll do a free standing shelving unit down each side. Then along the back at the top I'll just run a 2 x4 connecting the two (giving me a place to hang stuff and make the shelves sturdier).
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