Dunnage Racks, Shelving Units & Wall Storage


The three primary types of storage are dunnage racks, shelving units and wall shelving. All three provide excellent options for creating a customized storage scheme, but are most effective when combined.

Dunnage RacksDunnage Rack

  • Low, very strong shelves intended to keep large items at least 12 inches of the floor.
  • Sold individually, but can be linked together end-to-end, back-to-back or stacked.
  • Ideal for keeping bulk items off the ground.
  • Don’t provide a lot of clearance between the shelves when stacked.

Shop Dunnage Racks

Consider Dunnage Racks if:

  • You have very large items that need to be staged or moved frequently.
  • Your storage area is not permanent and needs to be cleared out for other uses.

Shelving UnitsShelving Units

  • Rectangular blocks with multiple shelves.
  • Can be combined to create highly versatile custom storage.
  • Are typically around six feet tall with three to five shelves.
  • In many units all or part of the shelves in a unit can be moved or removed based on the amount of space you need.
  • Can’t store quite as much weight as dunnage racks, but the adjustable shelves allow large items to be stored on multiple shelves.
  • Are usually purchased in sets of standard units or add-on units.
  • Are safest when anchored in place, making them less mobile than dunnage racks.

Shop Shelving Units

Consider Shelving Units if:

  • You have a wide variety of items to store.
  • Your storage area is a permanent and won’t need to be used for something else.

Wall ShelvingWall Shelving

  • Is designed to attach directly to the wall, well above the ground.
  • Small shelves are intended to make use of every scrap of space.
  • Fits above appliances and work space where floor space is unavailable but storage is needed.
  • Ideal if you have no floor space to dedicate to storage.

Shop Wall Shelving

Consider Wall Shelving if:

  • You need storage near large appliances or over furniture.
  • You need just a little storage.

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