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Top five must-have StoreWALL accessories

When it comes to organizing your garage, workshop, or home, efficiency and functionality are key. That’s where the StoreWALL system shines, offering a versatile range of accessories that can transform cluttered spaces into well-organized havens. Here’s a rundown of the top five must-have StoreWALL accessories that promise to enhance your storage capabilities and streamline your space.

Universal Hooks

Benefits:
Universal hooks are the quintessential accessory for any StoreWALL setup. Made from high-grade steel and designed to withstand substantial weight, these hooks are perfect for hanging everything from garden tools and sports equipment to large ladders and hoses.

Ideal Uses:
Attach a series of universal hooks on your StoreWALL to hang chairs, ladders, and garden tools, saving precious floor space, and protecting them from damage. They are also ideal for keeping power cords untangled and easy to access.

Top five must-have StoreWALL accessories

Heavy-Duty Shelves

Benefits:
StoreWALL’s heavy-duty shelves are robust and designed to hold heavier items without sagging. These shelves are equipped with CamLok™ attachments, ensuring they stay securely locked in place, even under heavy loads.

Ideal Uses:
Heavy-duty shelves are perfect for storing large bins of seasonal decorations, automotive supplies, or bulky sports gear. Place them at various heights to maximize vertical space and keep less frequently used items out of the way but within reach.

Top five must-have StoreWALL accessories

Baskets

Benefits:
The wire baskets offered by StoreWALL are an excellent solution for items that don’t sit well on shelves. Their deep construction and sturdy design make them perfect for holding a variety of objects securely.

Ideal Uses:
Use wire baskets to store painting supplies, car care products, or gardening tools. They’re particularly useful for items that might leak or spill, keeping messes contained and off your floor.

Power Tool Hooks and Racks

Benefits:
The Vertical Tool Hook is ideal for hanging most powered gardening tools such as the trimmer or hedger. Our Power Tool Rack allows you to hang multiple power tools such as impact drivers and drills, ensuring they are out of reach of small children and pets.

Ideal Uses:
Mount a tool rack above a workbench for easy access to tools while working on projects. This setup not only saves time but also keeps your workspace clear and efficient.

power tool rack

Bins

Benefits:
Tilt bins are an innovative storage solution that offers visibility and accessibility. They are perfect for storing small and medium-sized items and come in a great range of sizes. Their open and tilting design allows for easy access without the risk of spilling contents.

Ideal Uses:
Install tilt bins near your crafting area to store beads, buttons, and sewing supplies, or in the garage for organizing screws, nails, and other small hardware. These bins can be labeled for even better organization.

Conclusion

Choosing the right accessories for your StoreWALL system can dramatically improve the functionality of your storage space. From universal hooks to tilt bins, each accessory has been designed to meet specific storage needs, ensuring that every item has a place. Whether you’re looking to declutter a crowded garage or organize a busy workshop, these top five accessories will help you achieve a more orderly and efficient environment. Incorporating these tools into your StoreWALL will not only save you time but also make your space safer and more enjoyable to use.


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Summer Cleaning: Transform Your Garage Into an Organised Oasis

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As the warmer months emerge and we start to spend more time outdoors, it’s the perfect time to tackle that long-neglected space – the garage. Over the colder months, garages often become a dumping ground for all things seasonal, leaving us with a cluttered and chaotic space. This spring/summer, let’s embark on a journey to reclaim our garages and transform them into organised oases of functionality. Follow these steps to efficiently clean out and transform your garage.

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Set a Clear Goal

Before diving headfirst into the cleaning process, set a clear goal for your garage. Determine how you want the space to function and what items are essential to keep. Whether it’s creating a workshop, a storage area, or a home gym, having a vision will guide your decisions throughout the cleaning process.

Empty Everything Out

To effectively clean and organize your garage, start by removing everything from the space. This allows you to see the extent of your possessions and provides a clean slate for reorganization. As you empty the garage, sort items into categories – keep, donate, sell, or discard. Be ruthless in your decision-making to prevent unnecessary items from finding their way back into your newly organized space.

Deep Clean

With the garage emptied, take the opportunity to give it a thorough cleaning. Sweep the floors, dust surfaces, and consider pressure washing if needed. Check for any signs of pest infestations or water damage that may have occurred during the winter months. Addressing these issues early on will contribute to a clean and healthy environment.

Evaluate Storage Solutions

Assess your storage needs based on the categories you’ve established. Invest in shelves, cabinets, and storage bins to keep items off the floor and neatly organized. Utilise vertical space to maximize storage capacity and create a designated area for each category of items. Clear storage bins are particularly useful, allowing you to see the contents without having to open each one.

Organise and Label

As you begin to reintroduce items into the garage, organise them based on frequency of use and functionality. Create zones for specific activities or types of items, such as gardening tools, sports equipment, and seasonal decorations. Labeling bins and shelves will make it easier to locate items when needed and maintain the organization over time.

Create a Maintenance Plan

To ensure your newly organised garage remains clutter-free, establish a maintenance plan. Schedule regular cleanouts and decluttering sessions to prevent items from piling up. Encourage family members to adhere to the organisation system and designate specific places for frequently used items to be returned after use.

Donate, Sell, or Dispose

Dispose of unwanted items responsibly. Donate usable items to local charities, sell items online or at a garage sale, and dispose of non-recyclable or non-donatable items properly. Recycling centers and waste management facilities often have specific guidelines for different materials.

Embarking on a spring/summer cleaning journey for your garage may seem like a daunting task, but the rewards of an organised and functional space are well worth the effort. With a clear vision, strategic planning, and a commitment to maintaining order, you can transform your garage into an oasis of efficiency and accessibility. This spring/summer, reclaim your space and enjoy the benefits of a tidy and well-organised garage.

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Best Slatwall Accessories

Maximize Your MDF Slatwall with StoreWALL’s High-Quality Accessories

Explore the Best Slatwall Accessories for Your Home Garage

Recently, we’ve noticed a surge in enquiries from homeowners looking for superior slatwall accessories to enhance their MDF Slatwall Wall Panels. Common in retail settings, MDF slatwalls, characterized by 100mm spaced grooves and metal trim, are now finding their way into household garages.

Understanding MDF Slatwalls:

Design: MDF slatwalls are budget-friendly and popular in retail stores. However, their accessory range is primarily retail-focused and may not suit home garage needs.

Slatwall Accessory Options:

Online Availability: A search on platforms like eBay for ‘Slatwall Accessories’ reveals various hooks, shelves, and baskets. While adequate for light items like dustpans, they may lack versatility for diverse storage needs.

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Why Choose StoreWALL’s Accessories:

  • Robust Construction: Our accessories are crafted from steel and finished with powder coating, ensuring durability and longevity. They also feature rubber tips for item protection.
  • Extensive Range: Offering over 35 hook types, 15+ metal shelves, 8 basket styles, 4 bracket sizes, 15+ bins in various colors, and 4 Tote Bags, our range caters to a broad spectrum of storage needs.
  • Global Recognition: StoreWALL’s accessories are recognized as some of the best in Australia and internationally.
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Adapting StoreWALL Accessories for MDF Slatwalls:

  • CamLok Removal: To fit our accessories onto MDF Slatwalls, we simply remove the CamLok. This modification allows the “L” shaped lip to fit into your MDF wall, supporting various items.
  • Result: While CamLok’s extra security is absent, our range offers greater depth and versatility. Exercise caution when handling stored items.
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Elevate Your Storage Game:

Transform your MDF Slatwall with StoreWALL’s wide array of accessories. Whether you’re storing garden tools, sports equipment, or household items, our solutions offer unmatched functionality and style for your home garage.

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600mm Deep Wire Shelf

600mm Deep Wire Shelf

Last week we released our latest shelf into the StoreWALL accessories range. The 600mm Deep Wire Shelf is exclusive to our Australian and New Zealand market. It has been specifically designed for those large plastic bins that we have all accumulated and want to store on our Slatwall wall panels.

600mm Deep Wire Shelf

Following a lot of requests from customers for deeper shelving options, we looked around the market for options that we could introduce which would be wide and deep enough for those clunky items that we all have at home in our garages.

StoreWALL already offers a large range of shelving options including wired shelving and shelving using our heavy-duty brackets. The depth of these options however only extends out to 381mm and many customers wanted something a lot deeper.

600mm Deep Wire Shelf

Shelving Options

The market is full of shelving options. Most however are either stand-alone shelves (racking) or they need to be bolted to your wall. StoreWALL is all about your Slatwall garage wall panels. Everything we offer is designed to work with your Slatwall installation.

Working with the same group which designed our Power Tool Shelf, we got to work designing our new 600mm Deep Wire Shelf.

Having only arrived in Australia a few weeks ago we have already seen huge demand for the shelves. Most customers are buying 2 or even 8 of the shelves to line the length of their garage. Being competitively priced has helped spur demand.

600mm Deep Wire Shelf

Specifications

The specification of the shelf is 600mm deep (off the wall), 900mm wide (end to end), and 190mm high (height of the brackets and shelf).

The shelf comes in 3 parts which you set up yourself on your wall. One shelf and 2 brackets. The brackets come with the L Shaped Lip to slot into your Slatwall. They also have pre-cut-out grooves for the wire shelf to sit into. You place one bracket at either end and the shelf on top settled into the pre-cut-out grooves.

600mm Deep Wire Shelf

Note, this shelf does not have the standard StoreWALL CamLok to secure it to your wall panels. It has the L Shaped Lip only.

The weight it can handle is listed as 35kgs (tested by me locally). However, our supplier advises that it can hold a lot more than this. By adding an additional bracket, you can make it stronger and then comfortably hold more in weight.

The 600mm Deep Wire Shelf is only available in Australia and New Zealand.

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New Slatwall Shelving Solutions

Over the coming month we will be launching a new range of StoreWALL Slatwall Shelving Solutions which have been designed specifically for our local Australian market.

Our New Slatwall Shelving Solutions will be made from metal and will be compatible with all StoreWALL Slatwall Panels. This includes our StoreWALL Basic, Standard and Heavy Duty panel range.

Garage Tool Organiser

Our existing plastic Garage Tool Organiser has been super popular since we introduced it over 18mths ago. We thought we could however make some simple improvements which would make it extra useful for our customers. The latest version of the Garage Tool Organiser will:

  • be made from metal (2mm thickness).
  • have the ability to be added and removed easily from your wall panel.
  • come with pre-cut holes for your tools.
  • be powder coated.
  • be quite a bit larger than the existing model at 200mm (depth) x 600mm (length) x 20mm (height).
Slatwall Shelving Solutions

Additionally, this shelf will be compatible with many other Slatwall panels on the market at the moment including StorEase sold by Bunnings.

812mm Metal Shelf

We are also introducing a new metal shelf which has a similar design to the Garage Tool Organiser minus the holes. This shelf has been designed so that it can be easily added and removed from your slatwall panel. There will no longer be the need to install it from the exposed side of the panel.

The 812mm Metal Shelf will have a thickness of 2mm making it quite strong and able to carry a reasonable amount of weight. Note however that this shelf does not come with the StoreWALL CamLok locking mechanism. Therefore you will need to be careful with the amount of weight held on it.

The dimensions of this new shelf are: 200mm (depth) x 812mm (length) x 20mm (height).

Slatwall Shelving Solutions -Metal Shelf

This shelf will also be compatible with most Slatwall panels on the market.

Slatwall Shelving Solutions – Floating Shelf

The last of the three new shelves is a 812mm Floating Shelf which has been designed to work with our range of StoreWALL Brackets (254mm and 381mm).

This new shelf has been designed in line with our existing 1219mm Shelf. It is a fully enclosed shelf which can be added to your existing StoreWALL brackets or any brackets you have purchased from your local hardware store.

The Metal Shelf is also made from metal (1mm thickness). Its dimensions are 254mm (depth) x 812mm (length) x 20mm (height).

Metal Floating Self

These shelves are in the process of making their way to Australia and we hope to have them available over the coming 4 weeks (mid October). We will however let you know when they become available and their pricing via our newsletter once they have arrived.

You can sign up to our newsletter here for all new product news.

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Magnetic Garage Shelf

Magnetic Garage Shelf

One of the many latest editions to the StoreWALL range is the Magnetic Garage Shelf. Well its actually a Magnetic Bar but with its CamLok locking system. Once securely attached to your StoreWALL panels it in fact becomes a very handy shelf for you many tools.

Magnetic Garage Shelf

How is it made?

The 609mm Magnetic Garage Shelf is secured with 2 CamLok equipped backplates which once attached to your StoreWALL Garage Panels ensure it will never move or fall. The outer metal bars are made from durable nickel and inside the plates there are several magnets about 20mm in depth. The outside of the bar is powder coated a stone grey colour to match all other StoreWALL accessories.

Using Nickel bars to secure the magnets, the Magnetic Garage Shelf will resist chipping, dings and dents.

Being all metal and magnets, its actually a rather heavy accessory for its size weighing about 2KG.

Unique StoreWALL Magnetic Garage Shelf

Having invested some time searching the market for something similar, I am confident that there are not many other Magnetic Garage Shelfs or bars available today. I think you will struggle to find something similar from your local Bunnings, Mitre 10 or similar hardware store. It is quite a unique accessory. With the StoreWALL CamLok backplates, it is also one of the most secure on the market as well.

The last you would want is for the shelf to securely hold your tools using its strong magnets, but for the shelf itself to fall from the wall panel. StoreWALL’s CamLok prevents this and as you can see from the below video, there is no way it will come loose from the wall panels.

Magnetic Garage Shelf

Storage Options

StoreWALL’s Magnetic Garage Shelf can hold anything with metal in it. In the demonstration below, I have secured screw drivers, spanners, a hammer, measuring tape and a knife. They all sat securely on the magnetic bar and showed no signs of falling off.

The Shelf not only works on StoreWALL panels but will work on many other garage wall panel systems as well. You will even get CamLok working on your alternative wall.

Garage, WorkShop, Tool Shed

Garage, Workshop and Tool Shed are what immediately come to mind when I think about who will benefit from the Magnetic Bar. However it doesn’t need to be heavy tools that you attach to it. Think about smaller items that usually float around your benchtop. Items like Allen Keys, drill bits and tools, smaller spanners that are easy to misplace.

StoreWALL sells a great range of Garage Wall Panels

The Magnetic Garage Shelf will work on all StoreWALL panels, including our Heavy Duty, Standard Duty and Basic Duty.

We have prepared a short video below showing it being secure to the wall and several tools being added to it. I also show you all around the Shelf so you get a clear picture of our it is made and how durable it is.

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StorEase Smart Rail

Over the past fortnight, I have been receiving calls from customers looking for accessories for their StorEase Slimline Smart Rail. The StorEase Slimline Smart Rail Wall Bracket is sold by Bunnings and allows you to clip on a broad range of accessories for your garage, sporting gear or workshop.

StoreWALL is not StorEase

StoreWALL is not StorEase. Whilst most of our accessories might work on the StorEase range of Wall Brackets, it is not the same product nor quality. I’d like to think StoreWALL is a much better solution, but I will let you be the judge of that.

About a year ago, I did an in-depth review of the StoreEase Aluminium Smart Wall Panel and one of its more popular accessories. The review includes several videos and has proven to be rather popular. The Smart Wall Panel is very similar to the StorEase Slimline Smart Rail but it is a slightly wider wall panel and raw aluminium in colour. The StorEase Slimline Smart Rail is painted Black.

StorEase Smart Wall Panel

StorEase Smart Rail
Source: Bunnings

StorEase Slimline Smart Rail

StorEase Slimline Smart Rail
Source: Bunnings

StorEase Slimline Smart Rail Compared

Some of the key difference between the two StorEase panels is that the Wall Track Slimline is a different Colour, a different Width and has a different groove for locking the accessory. In fact, several of the calls I have received have actually been specifically about the StorEase Slimline Smart Rail locking mechanism.

The price of the StorEase Slimline Smart Rail is about $30.82 and its dimensions are: W:105 H:10 L:1200. The Smart Wall panel is priced similarly but its dimensions are: W:158 H:5 L:1200. About 50mm wider. In fact, it now seems (2023) that the Wall Panel can only be purchased directly from StorEase as it is no longer featured on the Bunnings website.

StorEase Slimline Smart Rail Review

So I ventured down to my local Bunnings Store to see for myself what the StorEase Slimline Smart Rail looked like and how it worked. I had the opportunity to test it with one of the StorEase hooks and I have included some photos and video below.

It didn’t take long to work out where the confusion and calls were coming from. I honestly didn’t find the StorEase Slimline Smart Rail very intuitive. As you can see from the video, trying to secure the hook to the rail was not easy and I wouldn’t be confident hanging heavy items from it.

StorEase Smart Rail

This is in contrast to what I found with the Smart Wall Panel in my review. It secured the hook a lot better (probably a little too well). The StorEase Slimline Smart Rail looks nicer with its powder-coated black colour. It is also slimmer which makes it less visible on the wall. It just didn’t quite do the job when it comes to holding the accessories. This is supported by some of the reviews on the Bunnings website.

StorEase Smart Rail

Comparing StoreWALL

StoreWALL’s wall panel system is in many ways similar to what is offered by StorEase but also quite different. For one, StoreWALL is not a rail, it is a wall panel, designed to cover your wall area. You can cover as much as you need to. Also, each wall panel is double the width of the StorEase product. The width of the panel is about 300mm (30cm) as opposed to the StorEase panel being 150mm (15cm). Being wider it has room for two rows of grooves and can therefore fit more accessories. You would need to join two StorEase panels together to get the same result.

Price wise the 1.2m StoreWALL panel is $69.99 sold separately and slightly cheaper purchased in a carton of 4. The cost of two StorEase Slimline Smart Rails is about $61.64.

Another key difference is the accessory range. StoreWALL’s accessories are designed to be attached to the panel and then locked in. There is no threat of the accessory falling off the panel. The CamLok locking mechanism eliminates this. See the below video on how it works.

StoreWALL Accessories

StoreWALL’s accessories are priced a little higher than the equivalent from StorEase but as noted the quality and locking mechanism are different. The panels are also not aluminium but hardened thermoplastic which will not change shape, or attract rust or mold. They also come in several colours so you can match them to your wall colour or other cabinetry in the garage.

Having tested the StorEase Smart Wall Panel (wider panel), I can confirm that you can use the StoreWALL accessories on your StorEase Smart Wall Panel.

THIS HOWEVER DOES NOT APPLY TO THE STOREASE SLIMLINE SMART RAIL. OUR ACCESSORIES WILL FIT BUT THE GROOVE IS NOT DEEP ENOUGH TO SECURE THE CAMLOK.

Below is an example of what one client did in Melbourne. They had a StorEase rail in the garage and added 2 StoreWALL U Hooks to hang this dart board.

Storewall hooks on storease

Give us a call should you want to know more about the differences.

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Slatwall Garage Storage

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StoreWALL has recently launched its latest Wall Panel range – StoreWALL Basic Duty. StoreWALL Basic Duty will launch as our entry level slatwall garage storage solution designed to be more affordable and accessible for home and garage owners.

Slatwall Garage Storage

StoreWALL Basic Duty Wall Panel will be reaching Australia in mid to late June 2019 and will join our already popular StoreWALL Standard Duty range. The Basic Duty Slatwall Garage Storage Panel comes in two colours, Grey and White and both will be available in Australia.

The new range continues to be provide a hard plastic wall panel finish ideal of your garage or home. It is easy to clean, hard wearing and weather proof. Installation is made even easier than before. InstallStrips are NOT AN OPTION with the Basic Duty Panel, it can only be installed via screws from the face of the panel directly into the wall.

Slatwall Garage Storage

Many Australians are looking for new ways to tidy up their garage and have admired the simplicity of StoreWALL. Unfortunately for some, the Standard Duty Slatwall Garage Storage Panel has been outside of their budget. The Basic Duty Panel gives Australians a new option which is affordable, easy to use and install.

Tidy up your Garage

StoreWALL’s Basic Duty Wall Panel is compatible with all StoreWALL accessories including all Hooks, Brackets, Shelves, Baskets and Bags. CamLok is just as effective with the Basic Panel.

We are launching the Basic Duty Panel in a 1.2m size with both Grey and White colours. They will be sold in packs of 4 (1 carton) and as individual panels. A 2.4m option is available in the US and we may consider this down the track as we get feedback from home owners.

Pricing for the new range is almost half of the Standard Duty Panel at $170 for 4 panels. Each panel is 1219mm (length) x 304.8mm (height) x 16.7mm (thickness). Four panels per carton covers 1.48 sq meters.

In terms of Installation, we recommend you use approx 20 screws per panel. Get more details from our online store.

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Home Garage Storage

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Every day I pass new homes and catch a glimpse of their garages only to see a mixture of home garage storage made up of shelves, hooks with hanging items from the wall and lots and lots of items sitting on the ground by both walls.

I suppose once you have invested so much money onto a new home and garden, the last thing you want is to invest more money into your garage? It’s already built, the four walls are there.

Just like a kitchen however, it needs cupboards, bench space, cooking appliances, washing accessories and so on.

Home Garage Storage Options

Your garage is much the same. It needs furniture to make it work. Furthermore, garages in most modern homes sit at the front of the home and are usually the first room you see when you arrive.

Garage Storage Solutions Sydney

Pass any new home with a packed and messy garage and you don’t get a great first impression. Unlike the older homes with the garage at the end of the driveway, new homes make a statement with their garages. They are also another entry point into the house.

Home garage storage is best done over time but with a combination of furniture which will help you manage both large and small items. Items which are used regularly and those that aren’t. Items that are long and short as well as awkward. Garages also need to store everything else the home doesn’t want.

Home Garage Shelving

Every garage definitely needs shelving, but going end to end with shelving will also take up a lot of room because it is usually 500mm deep. This is space you no longer have if your garage is made of mostly shelving.

Wall panel storage options are a great option because not only can you utilise the full height and length of your wall, you can use it to store garage items of all sizes. This includes the awkward ladders and wheel barrows. It also includes the brooms, rakes and other pole based equipment usually forced into the corner so they remain upright.

Wall based home garage storage can also cater for your bikes hanging either vertically or horizontally. The great range of hooks will also cater for all of your power tools. Then there are the great range of smaller shelves. These come in wire, plastic of heavy duty metal. Some are about 800mm on length and others 1.2m.

There is actually very little a wall based storage solution can’t handle. Best of all, hanging items directly on your wall means they are off the floor. An additional advantage is that the depth of your storage is linked to the depth of your stored items (unlike the fixed depth of a shelf).

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Garage Storage Shelving Systems

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StoreWALL offers a great range of Garage storage shelving systems which can be attached to our StoreWALL Wall Panels and easily moved around. The range comprises plastic and metal garage wall shelves of 800mm or 1.2m lengths.

Metal Garage Wall Shelves

StoreWALL Metal garage wall shelves come in 1219mm and 760mm sizes and are made from solid industrial grade steel, with a steel reinforcement bar on the underside. Our Metal Shelves will keep all your items safely stored. All of our Metal Shelves also come with CamLok backplates and are coated with a heavy duty powder finish.

Light Plastic Shelves

Compliment your StoreWALL panels with our new light weight plastic shelves. The 812mm & 1219mm shelves are made from a sturdy plastic and are supported by StoreWALL brackets (sold separately). One side has no edges, flip it over and it is a tray with a lip edge all the way around. The shelves have a maximum weight capacity of about 45kg.

Garage storage shelving systems – Ledge Shelves

The 1219mm Ledge Shelf fits directly onto your StoreWALL wall panels (no brackets required). Shelves are moulded of strong, lightweight thermoplastic, do not require paint or finishing and are simple to keep clean. The Ledge Shelf can easily be converted into a custom display shelf or tool organiser.

Metal Wire Shelves

StoreWALL offers two Wire Shelves (Small and Large). The Large Wire Shelf (760mm) provides more space for storing a wide variety of supplies and is perfect for places where Garage storage shelving systemsbrackets cannot be used. A great place to store muddy boots and boxes off the floor.
The Small Wire Shelf (760mm) is designed for storing items such as a tackle box, small cooler or a tool box.

Wire shelves are equiped with our CamLok locking mechanism.

Tool Organiser

Our garage workshop storage solutions now extend to our tool organiser. Made of extruded, lightweight thermoplastic, pre-drilled and ready to use. The 406mm Tool Organiser is incredibly strong, easy to clean and does not require paint or finishing.
It also attaches easily to StoreWALL without additional brackets.

All of our shelving options can be found here.