I believe one of the simplest ways you can improve both the look and utility of your garage is to throw in a stellar garage cabinet. It’s a staple for anyone who likes to tinker and really wants to maximize what they do with their garage space.
So, that’s why I have researched dozens of garage cabinet reviews and dug deep to really pull out what I consider to be the cream of the crop when it comes garage storage solutions.
Without further ado, let’s dive into my top 15 picks for garage cabinets in 2019:
- List & Comparison of Top-Rated Garage Cabinet Systems
- The Best Garage Storage Cabinets On The Market
- 1. Frontier Garage Storage Cabinet Sets Organization
- 2. NewAge Products 50409 Bold 3.0 Garage Storage Cabinet Set
- 3. NewAge Products 50417 Bold 3.0 Garage Storage Cabinet Set
- 4. Ulti-MATE Garage 10-Piece “Dealer Exclusive” Garage Cabinet Kit
- 5. Goplus 9-Piece Garage Storage Cabinet Sets
- 6. Seville Classics Heavy Duty Storage Cabinet UHD16234
- 7. UltraHD Tall Storage Cabinet – UHD16236B Stainless Steel
- 8. Gladiator GAGB28KDYG Ready-to-Assemble 3/4 Door Modular GearBox
- 9. Seville Classics UltraHD Rolling Storage Cabinet with Drawers (UHD20225B)
- 10. Gladiator GALG36KDYG Ready-To-Assemble Gearbox Steel Cabinet
- 11. Homak 2 Door Wall Cabinet with 2 Shelves, Steel, GS00727021
- 12. Gladiator GAWG28KDYG Ready-to-Assemble 3/4
- 13. NewAge Products 52000 Pro 3.0 Series 18-Gauge Metal
- 14. Stack-On AGS-WC-1S Modular all-steel Assembled Garage Storage
- 15. Manhattan Comfort 5GMC Fortress Floating Garage Storage Cabinet
- How to install cabinets in the garage
List & Comparison of Top-Rated Garage Cabinet Systems
The Best Garage Storage Cabinets On The Market
Garage Cabinet Set
This is the Frontier 8 part Garage Storage Configuration
This is an 8 part configuration that is made from 24 gauge steel and is modular in design for easy reconfiguration and assembly.
The door fronts are designed with a shield pattern, and the cabinets are all welded for improved strength and rigidity.
Each unit is adaptable to most floor surfaces and comes with adjustable feet for uneven floors.
The 8 pieces include the following components:
Left side big locker SKU#: GS3002L, Dimensions are 30”W x 18”D x 72”H weight is 86Lbs.
Right side big locker SKU#: GS3002R, Dimensions are 30”W x 18”D x 72”H weight is 86Lbs.
3 x Top Wall Assembly Cabinet SKU#: GS2401, individual dimensions are 24”W x 11.8”D x 18”H, individual weight of each unit is 18Lbs.
Bottom cabinet with 2 doors SKU#: GS2402, Dimensions are 24”W x 16”D x 30”H inch weight is 39Lbs.
Bottom cabinet with 1 drawer and 2 doors SKU#: GS2403B, Dimensions are 24”W x 16”D x 30”H weight is 48Lbs.
Rubber Wood Work Top Plate SKU#: GS1830, Dimension is 72”W x 17.2”D x 1”H weight is 26lbs.
Take heed that all heights do not include adjustable feet.
- 24-Guage steel
- Welded components
- Height adjustable feet
- Key locks on all doors
- Powder coated finish
This is a budget-friendly collection and will not dent your pocket, providing you with ample storage space and a neat worktop area. Since its only 24-gauge steel, it is not the thickest of barriers, as such, it is lighter than it appears.
This is the bold 3.0 Series 9 piece cabinet system.
The Bold 3.0 is a modular garage storage system that comes with a convenient worktop. The materials uses are 24-gauge steel and contain the following components:
2 multi-use lockers, 48” wide each, and weighing 400Lbs each, total weight is 800Lbs.
3 wall cabinets, approx. 33 Lbs. each total weight is 100Lbs.
2 base cabinets, 300Lbs each, total weight 600Lbs.
1 rolling tool cabinet is weighing 600Lbs.
1 x 72 in. Stainless steel worktop
All cabinets are powder coat painted, and the doors come with locks and full-length aluminum handles. The worktop is stainless steel, providing protection from corrosion and a light easy to use work surface. The Wall cabinets come with LED lighting capability, and there are a Slatwall backsplash and accessory kit that provides an excellent hanging storage solution for the more frequently used tools.
The sets total dimensions are 132” W x 18” D x 77.25” H
- Heavy-Duty 24-Gauge
- Fully Lockable
- Easy-To-Grab Handles
- Cable Solution
- LED Lights
- Slatwall Backsplash
- Slatwall Accessory Kits
This is an excellent choice for a comprehensive garage storage solution that comes with a stainless steel work top and LED lighting option. The Slatwall is an excellent addition, making daily worktop use much easier and more organized.
BOLD Series 3.0 Grey 14-Piece Set with Stainless Steel Top
This is the 14 piece Bold 3.0 set, it is identical in structural integrity as the 9 pieces, such as 24-gauge steel construction, but comes with 5 extra components. The components in this set include:
4 x multi-use Locker that comes with 4 adjustable steel shelves and a closet rod with multi-peg hooks 30″ W x 18″ D x 75.25″ to 77.25″ H
4 x Wall Cabinets 24″ W x 12″ D x 18″ H
2 x 4-Drawer mobile Locker that comes on casters for portability 20.75″ W x 16″ D x 33″ H
2 x 2-Door Base Cabinet that comes with a pullout steel shelf and a cable management solution 24″ W x 16″ D x 33.25″ to 35.25″ H
2 x 48-Inch Stainless Steel Worktops 48″ W x 18″ D x 1″ H
The worktops are stainless steel for extra durability, cleanliness, and ease of use. This package comes with a LED lighting option to light up your workspace, and there are tool tray insert options to manage your drawer organization.
You can also add a Slatwall backsplash and accessory kit that provides an excellent hanging storage solution for the more frequently used tools.
- Large, easy-to-grab handles
- Fully lockable cabinets.
- 2″ adjustable legs to keep your cabinets level and grounded.
- Integrated cable access holes
- Wall cabinets include a mountable light valance for workspaces that need extra light.
- Easy-to-adjust steel shelves
- An industrial sandtex paint finish that is scratch and stain resistant
If you have more wall space, then add the extra cabinets and complete the Bold 3.0 set from a 9 piece to a 14 piece. All mechanics know that there is never enough storage space, ever.
This is the 10 piece Ulti-MATE Garage Cabinet Kit
This is a 10-Piece System that includes 6’ of workstation area, and 24’ of storage space in Silver Polyurethane coated cabinet fronts and Grey cabinets.
These cabinets come with a full radius profile, strong 3/4″ cabinet construction, and 1″ thick fully wrapped shelves with 200 lb weight load. The pulls are all extra-large and have brushed Chrome finish.
The drawers are designed using full extension ball bearing drawer glides, with adjustable Euro hardware.
These cabinets come with Silver polyurethane coated 3/4″ MDF fronts, so they are not thin steel but thicker wood composite material. The shelves are all designed for industrial performance, and 1” thick with fully wrapped and edge banded shelves delivering a 200 lbs., load rating
To assure fast and smooth access to all tools, the drawers come with full extension ball bearing drawer glides with 100 lbs., load rating. To finish off the entire arrangement, these cabinets come with jumbo size Brushed Chrome handles and pulls with recessed adjustable European hinges.
The dimensions of the fully assembled suite are Width 307.15” x 82.8” Height and 21” Depth.
The components making up this 10 piece cabinet include the following:
- 1 x Worksurface GA-10
- 1 x 2-Door Base Cabinet GA-01PC
- 1 x 1-Door Base Cabinet GA-02PC
- 1 x 1-Door, 1-Drawer Cabinet GA-03PC
- 1 x 3-Drawer Base Cabinet GA-04PC
- 2 x 2-Door Tall Cabinet GA-06PC
- 3 x 3-Door Wall Cabinet GA-08PC
- 1 x Rolling Caster Kit GA-RCS14
- Full radius cabinet profile
- Strong 3/4″ MDF cabinet construction
- Industrial strength 1″ thick shelves with 200 lb load rating
- Full extension ball bearing drawer glides with 100 lb load rating
- Large Brushed Chrome handles/pulls
- Recessed adjustable European hinges
This is another great combo collection for garage storage and comes with a wow factor for design and finish. Its sort of a Kitchen – Garage Hybrid, bringing the beauty of a Kitchen finish into the garage. So make your garage stick out and consider this set as a very good option.
This is the Goplus 9-Piece Garage Storage Cabinet Sets
The GoPlus 9-piece garage storage set is another option to consider and is a top rated model. This model comes with the following components:
2 x Locker with feet that is 29.5″x18.5″x76.5″ and weighs 410 Lbs. each.
3 x wall cabinets that are 23.5″X16″X16″ each and weigh 33Lbs each for a total of 100Lbs.
1 x 2-door base cabinet with feet that is 23.5″X16″X33″ and weighs 520Lbs.
2 x 1- drawer 2- door cabinet with feet that is 23.5″X16″X33″ and weighs 310Lbs each.
1 x rubber wood worktop whose surface dimensions are 71″x 17″x 1″
These units are all made from welded cold rolled steel and come with adjustable feet and a powder paint coat for durability and protection from corrosion. Every unit comes with lockable drawers and doors, and the adjustable feet range from 0-1.6″(0-40mm).
- Made of cold rolled steel
- Lockable design for security
- Adjustable feet for uneven floors
- Bolt structure connecting each cabinet
- One rubber wood worktop
- Adjustable shelves
This is another great and affordable multi-piece garage storage set. This model delivers a simple standard and style for the minimalist design approach.
Metal Garage Cabinets
This is the Seville Classics Heavy Duty Storage Cabinet UHD16234
The Seville UltraHD is an Ultra Heavy-Duty Steel Storage Cabinet Shelf that comes with 16” x 36” removable shelves and has a powder coated finish.
This unit comes with 3 shelves and 8 support mounting hooks for securing the cabinet in place, the overall weight of this cabinet is 8 Lbs. each.
This model comes with stainless steel door fronts and key lock and is supported on 4 x 5″ heavy-duty wheels. The total assembled size of the unit is 36″W x 18″D x 72″H
- Stainless Steel Door Fronts
- 3 x Steel Shelves
- 5” caster wheels
This is an exceptionally rugged and rigid portable shelving unit and is a perfect stand alone for all your heavy duty tools and spare parts.
This is the Seville UltraHD stainless steel storage cabinet UHD16236B
This is an all stainless steel storage unit that comes with the Seville proprietary UltraGuard™ fingerprint-resistant finish. This unit comes on 4 x 5” heavy-duty casters with 2 locking caster that provides you with exceptional positioning and mobility.
The doors come with both a magnetic latch to secure closure and a key lock to secure the contents from theft. There are four shelves, 3 are adjustable. The outer finish of the walls is done in powder coated light grey epoxy.
The overall dimensions of this unit are 18″ D x 36″ x 72″ H, and the total load bearing capacity is 600 Lbs., where every upper shelf can support up to 150 Lbs, and the lower shelf supports 350 Lbs.
The cabinet weighs 135 Lbs. when empty. This model requires assembly, and the panels are fastened with screws and bolts.
- Stainless Steel Doors with UltraGuard™ fingerprint-resistant finish
- Walls coated with a powder coated light grey epoxy.
- 600 Lbs load bearing capacity
- Lockable unit
When it comes to value for money, this is an exceptional buy and is well worth having even as an addition to a set. This is a fully portable and clean unit.
This is The Ready-to-Assemble 3/4-Door Modular GearBox from Gladiator, model GAGB28KDYG
The Gladiator GAGB28KDYG is a ¾ door modular unit that comes with either height adjustable feet or heavy duty casters for mobility. The model is constructed from a powder epoxy for corrosion resistance, and the fully assembled dimensions are 28″ wide x 31″ high x 18″ deep. This model weighs around 50 Lbs., when empty and can hold up to 300 Lbs of total load bearing.
The drawers are fully extendable with ball-bearing slides that prevent jams, and the shelf is adjustable.
Adjustable shelf for storage versatility.
- Steel cabinet panels, using Allen head bolt screws and back plates for easy and solid assembly
- Tab and loop design for fast construction.
- Adjustable legs compensate for uneven floors.
- Round drawer lock
What a classic design and part of a larger modular set. This is an amazing standalone or addition. The price reflects the quality of this unit and is slightly higher due to the amazing quality and longevity expectations.
This is the Seville Classics UltraHD Rolling 4-Drawer Storage Cabinet with Key Lock model UHD 20225B.
The Seville UltraHD UHD20225B is part of a complete set of modular designs; all engineered to provide maximum storage facilitation with exceptional properties.
This model comes with a ¾” wood work top, and the cabinet is made from solid steel with stainless steel drawers that combine the UltraGuard™ finish for fingerprint and smudge protection.
This unit comes with the following components:
1x cabinet dimensions 13.25″ W x 23.45″ D that includes an adjustable height shelf, three small drawers of 3″ H, and one large drawer 6.5″ H.
Every drawer comes with its own lock and key, and there are a large, chrome, push-bar and four 2″ wide casters with 2 locking. For protection when moving, the unit comes with stainless-steel bumpers. The full dimensions of this unit are 28″ W x 25″ D x 34.5″ H, and it weighs 109 Lbs., when empty.
- Hardwood .75″ thick work surface
- Stainless-steel drawers and door with UltraGuard™ fingerprint resistant coating
- Large cabinet compartment with height-adjustable shelf
- Single key all-door and all-drawer locking system
- Chrome plated push-bar for easier control of the cabinet
- Industrial-strength steel body construction
- Stainless-steel bumpers for protection
- Granite powder-coat finish
- Easy assembly, screws together in minutes
This is another great Seville product and is one of their UltraHD modules. Even as a standalone it standouts.
This is the Gladiator GALG36KDYG Ready-To-Assemble Gearbox Steel Cabinet
The Gladiator GALG36KDYG Ready-To-Assemble Gearbox Steel Cabinet is a 6 foot tall and 1.5 feet cabinet that is made for large and heavy items. The overall dimensions of this cabinet are 36″ W x 72″ H x 18″ D, and it holds up to 225 Lbs of weight, or 45 Lbs., per shelf. There are one fixed shelf and two adjustable shelves.
- Easy to Assemble
- Tab and loop design on all of the panels
- Steel Construction
- Stainless steel door front.
It’s tall, its solid, it’s shiny and it works, what more can you want from a garage storage unit for high objects.
Wall Garage Cabinet
This is the Homak GS00727021, steel 2 Door Wall Cabinet with 2 Shelves
For hanging wall units you need solid and reliable, and this is what you get with the Homak GS00727021 model. This is a modular unit, so it can come as a standalone or as part of an entire set.
The steel construct on this model is designed for secure ruggedness, so the steel walls are 2mm thick, and the framing is 2.5mm thick which is 13 gauge and can support up to 3.75 lbs. per square inch.
The finish to this cabinet include shiny steel doors and drawer fronts, and the body and frame come with an epoxy powder coat finish.
The shelf comes with a ball bearing slide for the easy and smooth pull outperformance, and the cabinet unit comes with a tubular lock for securing the contents.
Cabinet doors and drawer fronts feature a sleek silver finish for enhanced appearance.
- Manufactured with High-Quality Steel
- 2 Adjustable Shelves for Convenient Storage
- HMC High-Security Tubular Locking System
- Pre-Drilled Holes and Mounting Hardware Included
This is a solid wall unit, designed to hold a lot of weight and withstand the pressures of use over time. Price to performance ratio is balanced for a low price to high performance.
This is the Gladiator GAWG28KDYG Ready-to-Assemble 3/4-Door Wall GearBox
The Ready-to-Assemble 3/4-Door Wall GearBox comes with an open bottom shelf and power cord access to make charging rechargeable units easier for storage.
The Gladiator® GearWall® Panels or GearTrack® Channels make it easy to mount this model anywhere, and the unit is made from powder coated steel for corrosion resistance as well as long-lasting load-bearing performance.
The overall dimensions are 28″ H x 28″ W x 12″ D, and this model can support up to 150 Lbs. with each shelf supporting 40 Lbs.
This model comes with hanger brackets for Gladiator® Wall Systems
- All steel construction
- Powdercoat finish
- Durable magnetic latch secures cabinet doors
- Clear and simple assembly
This is a neat and tight unit, modular and stand-alone, and comes with an affordable price tag. High-quality performance.
This is the NewAge Products 52000 Pro 3.0 Series 18-Gauge Metal
The Newage Products 52000 Pro 3.0 series is a lightweight cabinet for everyday use and is made from a lighter 18-gauge steel frame and bracket.
The handles are recessed steel, and the finish is a sandtex coating for protection against corrosion and scratching.
The dimensions of this unit are Color 28″W x 22″H x 14″D, and it weighs 54 Lbs. when empty.
- 18 gauge steel frame
- Easy and secure wall mounting bracket system
- Includes a light valance
- Includes adjustable shelf
- Fully lockable
This is a modular system; it comes with some excellent add-on options which make it slightly more pricey. The construction is lightweight, not for heavy-duty use. Perfect for storing cans and lightweight materials.
This is the Stack-On AGS-WC-1S Modular all-steel Assembled Garage Storage
As the name suggests, this is a modular component to the Stack-On models and is an all-steel assembled wall cabinet that comes with 1 adjustable shelf and easily mounts to standard 16″ on-center wall studs.
The doors interior comes with a neat manual and another such document holder.
The shelf is adjustable, and the unit dimensions are 26.5” x 12” x 24″ with an overall empty weight of 31 Lbs.
- 1 adjustable steel shelf
- Easily mounts to standard 16″ on-center wall studs
- Magnetic door latches
- All-steel construction stands up to daily use
- Final assembly takes only minutes
- Ultra-durable matte finish paint
This is a budget-friendly modular unit, constructed for general purpose storage such as pots, cans, and jars.
This is the Manhattan Comfort 5GMC Fortress Floating Garage Storage Cabinet
The Fortress Floating Garage Cabinet comes with Floating Diamond Shape Textured finish and Recessed Steel Handle. This compact unit is 30” L x 30.3” H x 12.5” D weighs 33 Lbs when empty, and comes with door locks and key. The cabinet is secured with wall brackets, and the shelf is adjustable. The overall load-bearing capacity is 132 Lbs.
This model requires assembly but is assembled very fast and easy.
- Floating Diamond Shape Textured Wall Garage Cabinet.
- Includes 2 Doors and 1 Adjustable Shelf.
- Unique Door Lock and Key.
- Recessed Steel Handle
- Wall Brackets Included
This is a great unit, its solid, modular, and stands out with its light and bright diamond shaped finish.
How to install cabinets in the garage
Installing cabinets is a very simple job but requires two key considerations:
You need to consider the dimensions of your cabinet compared with the size of your garage space. Not only this, but you must also keep in mind that some positions in your garage will be better than others in terms of accessibility, which depends on your unique needs and how you use your garage. There are three kinds of cabinets to consider, the wall mount which requires you to locate it against a solid concrete or block wall that will hold the weight of the contents and the cabinet in place. You want it at shoulder height, so you can see the contents clearly, clean the shelves and reach for every item without using step ladders or standing on tiptoes. For rolling cabinets, you have maximum flexibility and can easily switch the position in the future. For large sets, you need to consider which wall they will populate since they will take over the entire wall section.
Before purchasing your new cabinet, you have to consider what you will store in it, and then consider how it will stand. Load bearing is usually a consideration when installing wall mounted units. The strength of the bolts holding it up have to take into consideration the weight of the cabinet when full.
When installing a wall mounted cabinet, make sure the wall is dry concrete, block, bricks or solid thick wood. Drill the necessary holes and place in the relevant hardware. If necessary, add angle supports under the cabinet for extra load bearing integrity.
How to organize garage cabinets
Garage cabinet sets provide you with many options to store every tool and the part you need. The best way to organize your toolset is by the frequency of use and size. As such, the most frequently used tools will be placed in an easy to reach and a central section, while the less frequently used tools will be placed in peripheral locations.
Organize the tools according to types, such as hand tools; screwdrivers; sockets; pliers, etc. Organize larger tools according to a power source such as pneumatic, electric, and mechanical.
For spare parts, organize them also according to the frequency of use, and the type of part. For gaskets, organize them where the more frequently used ones are at the front, and the less frequently used ones are at the back.
Garage cabinets cost
Cost is dependent on the type, wall mounted are usually simpler constructions, metal on rollers come in any number of configurations, and whole sets are like kitchen cabinets, their costs vary on materials and complexity of components.
Wall mounted cabinets will cost from $100 to around $300
Metal portable cabinets will cost from $150 to around $600, again, based on complexity and size.
Cabinet Sets usually start from $1000 and go up over $3000 and even higher.
What is the best garage storage system?
There is no best; every system has its advantages and disadvantages. Also, the design is both subjective and objective; you can have two identical systems made from titanium and carbon fiber with built-in IoT for stock control and spend over $50,000 and have a simple 18-gauge steel system with standards tops and hinges costing you $2,000. Both perform the same job, but one is connected to the MRP system and is designed for use in Hi-Tech environments, while the other is for home garage use. Obviously, the more expensive one is better, but it’s not the best, the best is only what performs the task you want it to perform.
At first, clean the garage! I’m not talking about cleaning the floor — I mean that you have to remove all the unnecessary stuff that overload your garage.
After that, do the measures. What size of the cabinet do you need? Should it be a very large and tall cabinet? Or is something small and 35 inches tall enough for all your stuff? Here you’ll find both.
Then, you’ll have to choose the material of your future cabinet. The best garage storage systems are made of three materials: wood, stainless steel, and polyurethane. Each of them has advantages and disadvantages:
- Wooden cabinets are very cool — they are quite sturdy (and look amazing!), but a wooden cabinet isn’t the best choice in a cold climate. And it’s very easy to scratch a wooden cabinet.
- Stainless steel is the best material for the garage storage solutions in my opinion (well, not only in my opinion, of course). This material is extremely hard and strong material, but the corrosion can be a problem.
- Plastic (polyurethane) and MDF cabinets are cool, too — they are really durable, because polyurethane doesn’t corrode, and they are usually cheaper than all the other cabinets.
Well, I recommend steel, but the choice is up to you only. Here you’ll find steel, wooden and MDF solutions.
Another thing you have to consider is the wheels — the cabinets on wheels are very easy-to-use because you can easily move them. However, you can find both rolling and not-rolling cabinets on this list.
Garage Cabinets come in many forms and are used to store tools and parts for easy access, stock control, and keeping garages clean. A perfect garage cabinet will provide you with ease of access, great load-bearing functionality and performance and will fit into space you have to provide the best possible storage facility you can budget and desire.
There are essentially three categories of cabinets for garages, these include wall mounted units, which are usually for basic storage and not for heavy-duty equipment. These cabinets come with shelving since drawers are not usually suitable for overhead functionality. Then there are portable metal units; these come in a plethora of configurations, ranging from drawers, cabinets, and combinations of these in different sizes. Some units come with tool organizers and large storage areas for heavy-duty equipment. Most come with wheels for easy mobility around the garage. The final category is full sets; these are cabinet sets like you have in the kitchen, and are designed with configurations specifically for your needs. Most if not all top-rated sets are modular, and they all come with work table top units.