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GENERAL DISCUSSIONS => Workshops and Mobile Vehicle-Based Shops => Topic started by: Ross Davis on December 30, 2021, 10:25 PM

Title: Framing for Shelf layout in a "pole barn"
Post by: Ross Davis on December 30, 2021, 10:25 PM
Hi -   

I have a 60" x 120" space between the 2x8's which make up the "poles" of our workshop.  I want to put some simple Dual Track (https://www.menards.com/main/storage-organization/shelves-shelving-units/shelf-brackets-accessories/john-sterling-trade-dual-trak-trade-standard/0120-70pm/p-1444436946114.htm) shelving in this space.  Shelves will be the full 60", using pine or plywood.

I'm getting stuck as to how to "properly" frame out the space. 

A) Do I go with 16" OC 2x4's or space the 2x4's based upon the optimal spacing to prevent sag?  Say 8", 30", 52"
B) Cover with 1/2' plywood nailed to 16" OC studs and then attach the brackets?
C) Something else entirely.

TIA

Ross
Title: Re: Framing for Shelf layout in a "pole barn"
Post by: dicktill on December 30, 2021, 10:40 PM
IMO, nothing better than plywood on the walls: you can mount lotsa other things wherever they fit!
Title: Re: Framing for Shelf layout in a "pole barn"
Post by: thudchkr on December 30, 2021, 11:49 PM
I have the same situation in my pole barn/shop.  I went with 2x4s running horizontally, spaced every two feet, and sheathed the whole thing with 1/2” OSB. You could then fasten your shelving brackets into the 2x4s through the sheathing.