I built a standing shelf when I moved into my house three years ago. I’ve now decided the shelves take up valuable real estate, so I’m looking to make a change.

There are three shelves, 2' deep by 8' long and boxed with 2x4 underneath. The plan is to keep the top shelf where it’s at, and to put the other two at the same height. I’m just trying to figure out the best way to do it for the least amount of money.

I could use slotted angle...

Or I could use chain with a locking link


Or chain with a turnbuckle

Or lag eyes with wire.


And then it’s a question about which eye to use, lag or bolt....


To many options, not enough clarity. Ugh.