Shelving is a key part of organisation for warehouses and garages, and because of that, manufacturers have come up with countless different options and variations, so there is a nearly infinite number of combinations available on the market.
Boltless shelving is one very flexible option. As its name suggests, these (usually) standalone units do not use nuts and bolts to hold them together, and the key thing in their favour is that they are easy to put together and quick to adjust as required. The structure tends to be solid and straightforward, and they are held together as a result of the overall structure.
Wire racking is one of the most widespread types of boltless shelving, held together with welded edges and heavy duty strong wire. You will find this sort of shelving in shops and restaurants, and even in garages or warehouses. They are flexible, although they are not likely to be strong enough to hold very heavy loads, so consider that when you are at the decision-making stage.
The legs support the weight of anything stored on the shelves, and the unit itself. They will generally be hollow bars, which have grooves at intervals along their length, which anchor plastic clips to click shelves in place. The clips are cleverly weighted so they lock into place and don’t slip down under the weight of what is on the shelves.
Wire is not the only option, and boltless designs can be made of plywood, chipboard and even solid wood. Some might use slots for metal clips to support the shelves, which help keep the whole unit stable.
Boltless units might even be wall-mounted on metal tracks that use a cantilever support to keep the shelving in place.
See more tips on how to organise your garage from The Family Handyman, and when you have made your decision on shelving, visit a specialist like Rack Zone https://www.rackzone.ie/shelving/industrial-residential-shelving, experts in industrial shelving Ireland can offer.
If you are planning a project on a large scale, it is worth consulting an expert designer who can help make the most of your space available and advise on the best options for shelving depending on your needs and what will be stored. Staff at specialist retailers will have the benefit of experience.