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Offline Ross Davis

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Framing for Shelf layout in a "pole barn"
« 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 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

Offline dicktill

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Re: Framing for Shelf layout in a "pole barn"
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2021, 10:40 PM »
IMO, nothing better than plywood on the walls: you can mount lotsa other things wherever they fit!

Offline thudchkr

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Re: Framing for Shelf layout in a "pole barn"
« Reply #2 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.
Clint