Kitchen appliance-garage-diy

Published on February 10th, 2017 | by Contributor

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Reliable Appliance Garage out of 2 MULIG shelf units





I needed a shelf unit in my garage to hold all of my kitchen appliances.

I had an open slot between my upright freezer and hot water heater, so I searched for weeks for something matching the dimensions and requirements I had. It had be the same depth/height as freezer, open-sided to keep ventilation flowing around freezer and hot water tank, white to match its potential neighbors, and have as many shelves as possible. Everything I found was too wide for the depth, or too shallow for the width available. I found one industrial shelf that fit the requirements, but it was $375 and only had 3 shelves.

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I saw that the MULIG shelf unit was the perfect width and height, but it was too shallow by exactly half of the available space, so I bought two units and bound them together front/back to create a deep appliance garage. I simply used the included wall anchor hardware to connect them together. Each shelf came with two wall anchors, so I placed one wall anchor couple under the top shelf and screwed them together with a bolt/nut combo, I put the other couple under the third shelf on the opposite side; it has been as sturdy as a single unit from day one and is still working out great a year later. I used different wall anchors from the hardware store to secure it to the back wall. Zero wobble.

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My appliance garage perfectly fit the area available and it cost me less than $75.

I wanted to post this so anyone out there with the same hard-to-utilize space could see a simple and inexpensive solution. This may work well in a deep but narrow pantry area.

~ by Heidi

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7 Responses to Reliable Appliance Garage out of 2 MULIG shelf units

  1. Jacob says:

    Good job. Saving $300+ and getting your stuff well-arranged is a double victory. Cheers to that! :)

  2. Jan says:

    so using two shelves instead of one and not using the built-in safety measurements is a hack now?

    • Jules Yap Jules Yap says:

      Which is why it is listed under the “Ideas” category and not hacks. It’s an idea that may be useful for people looking for similar solutions.

      • Jan says:

        it’s “featured” on the main page, it doesn’t state ‘ideas’ on the page itself.

        and it’s an “idea” that removes a safety feature. 29 million MALM chests and dressers were recalled because parents didn’t install wall anchoring. it killed children.

        the “idea” would have been useful if it had incorporated an idea how to make it safe AND bigger. like this is it just plain stupid.

        • SFL says:

          From the post: “I used different wall anchors from the hardware store to secure it to the back wall.”

          Read first — complain later :)

  3. Cecilia says:

    I love it! Looks nice!

  4. Kathy says:

    Do you have a smaller version of this

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