Basement Shelving

Q: "How do I put up shelves on cement basement walls?"


I just bought an old house and want to put up some shelves in the
basement. I need some help and ideas on types that will work with cement
walls, and what is the best way to make them. Thank you very much.

– Kathy , Elkhart, IN


Tom Silva replies: I'd recommend using wire shelving with masonry fasteners. The
best kind has two metal brackets that fasten into the wall and multiple
shelves that can be easily moved up and down as needed. This shelving
is versatile and gives the walls plenty of ventilation.


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