Made of 18-gauge galvanized steel, the Stud Buddy shelves are rated to 45 pounds. Each shelf itself weighs 1.5 pounds. A 1/4″ clearance off the back wall and sides allows for inconsistencies in stud construction, while a 3″ protrusion optimizes your storage area.
“To some degree, everybody’s garage or storage area can use some organization,” said Dwight Knechtel, president of Stud Buddy, and these shelving units take advantage of otherwise lost storage space between the studs.
Installation is easy, too: according to the instructions, all you need is an electric drill, and you’ll be done in less than 30 seconds. (They also say that you can use a level, too, but it’s optional…but, really, be a real woodworker and use the level.)
The Stud Buddy shelves come in different sizes, and you can check out these, as well as the pricing that varies accordingly, on their web site at www.studbuddy.com