Used Metal Shelving

American Surplus has thousands of bays of used metal shelving in stock from top manufacturers like Borroughs, Deluxe, and Lyons. Depending on the type of shelving unit you choose the used industrial steel shelving functions well in both a large warehouse or a small garage. We carry open metal shelving and closed metal shelving, both available in shelf depths from 12 to 42 inches deep.

Our extensive selection of used metal shelving ranges in weight capacities from light-duty to heavy-duty. In both residential and commercial settings, steel warehouse shelving is commonly used to store smaller parts. One common place you would use steel shelving is for auto parts storage. At ASI we also offer used steel shelving design and installation to ensure that you maximize the storage space in your facility.

Used Steel Shelving - 12" Deep
Used Steel Shelving - 12" Deep
  • 12" Deep
  • 36" or 48" Wide
  • Up to 144" Tall
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Used Steel Shelving - 15" Deep
Used Steel Shelving - 15" Deep
  • 15" Deep
  • 36" or 48" Wide
  • Up to 144" Tall
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Used Steel Shelving - 18" Deep
Used Steel Shelving - 18" Deep
  • 18" Deep
  • 36" or 48" Wide
  • Up to 144" Tall
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Used Steel Shelving - 24" Deep
Used Steel Shelving - 24" Deep
  • 24" Deep
  • 36" or 48" Wide
  • Up to 144" Tall
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Used Steel Shelving - 30" Deep
Used Steel Shelving - 30" Deep
  • 30" Deep
  • 42" Wide
  • Record storage shelving
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Used Steel Shelving - Clip Shelving
Used Steel Shelving - Clip Shelving
  • 12" to 30" Deep Available
  • 36" - 48" Wide
  • Up to 144" Tall Shelving Units
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Used Steel Shelving - Just Arrived
Used Steel Shelving - Just Arrived
  • 12" & 15" Deep
  • Over 2,500 Sections In Stock
  • 48" Wide and 87" Tall
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12" x 48" Tri-Boro Shelving
12" x 48" Tri-Boro Shelving
  • Roll-Form Steel
  • Reliable Shelving
  • Box Style Posts
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24" x 48" Tri-Boro Shelving
24" x 48" Tri-Boro Shelving
  • Roll-Form Steel
  • Reliable Shelving
  • Quantity Discounts Available
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15" Deep Republic Shelving
15" Deep Republic Shelving
  • Tool-Free Setup
  • Excellent All-Purpose Storage
  • Quantity Discounts Available
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Used Aurora Modular Drawer Shelving
Used Aurora Modular Drawer Shelving
  • 5-8 Drawers
  • Plus Additional Shelving
  • 18" deep x 60"-120" tall
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Used Borroughs Shelving Posts - Assorted Sizes
Used Borroughs Shelving Posts - Assorted Sizes
  • Available from 7' to 21'
  • Quantity Discounts Available
  • Compatible with Borroughs Shelving
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Used Closed Industrial Shelving
Used Closed Industrial Shelving
  • 12", 18", 24" and 30" Deep
  • 36" and 48" Wide Shelves
  • Back Panels & Side Panels
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Used Open Industrial Shelving
Used Open Industrial Shelving
  • 12", 18", 24" and 30" Deep
  • 36" and 48" Wide
  • Open Bracing for Visibility
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Used Record Storage Shelving
Used Record Storage Shelving
  • 30" deep x 42" wide shelves
  • Various Heights In Stock
  • CAD layouts and Sites Visits
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30" x 42" Hallowell Clip Shelving
30" x 42" Hallowell Clip Shelving
  • Tool free set up
  • All-Purpose Storage
  • Quantity Discounts Available
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30" x 42" Republic Shelving
30" x 42" Republic Shelving
  • Tool-Free Setup
  • Excellent All-Purpose Storage
  • Quantity Discounts Available
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36" x 42" InterRoyal Steel Shelving
36" x 42" InterRoyal Steel Shelving
  • Easy Assembly
  • Spacious & High Capacity
  • Quantity Discounts Available
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30" x 42" Nut and Bolt Shelving
30" x 42" Nut and Bolt Shelving
  • High Quality, Heavy Duty
  • All purpose shelving
  • Compatible w/ Edsal Clips
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Aurora Quik-Lok Shelving - 32" x 40"
Aurora Quik-Lok Shelving - 32" x 40"
  • Great for record storage
  • 30% faster assembly
  • 18 gauge steel
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Heavy Duty Republic Shelving - 18" x 48"
Heavy Duty Republic Shelving - 18" x 48"
  • High Quality, Heavy Duty
  • 18"D x 48"W x 17'H
  • 15 Shelves per Bay

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Used Lyons Closed Steel Shelving -- 18" x 36"
Used Lyons Closed Steel Shelving -- 18" x 36"
  • One of our most popular sizes
  • Easy clip-on shelving
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    Aurora Heavy Duty Bin Shelving
    Aurora Heavy Duty Bin Shelving
    • High Quality, Heavy Duty
    • 24"D x 36" x 108"H
    • FOB: NY
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    Western Pacific Steel Shelving
    Western Pacific Steel Shelving
  • Perfect for separation of parts
  • Dividers placed at 1" intervals 
  • A large variety of bin set ups
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    Available Combo Deals

    At American Surplus, we have an extensive inventory of used metal shelving, with plenty of options to fit your unique storage needs. Browse our selection of used metal shelves from top manufacturers including:

    • Triboro
    • Burroughs
    • Republic
    • Lyons
    • Penco
    • Deluxe
    • Edsal
    • Equipto
    • Hallowell
    • Interroyal

    Open Metal Shelving vs. Closed Metal Shelving

    Steel shelving can primarily be classified in two categories: open shelving and closed shelving. As their names suggest, the main difference between the two types of metal shelving is their accessibility.

    • Open shelving is open on all four sides. With open shelving, you can place or pull the product from any side.
    • Closed shelving, on the other hand, has a solid metal back and sides. With closed shelving, products are only accessible from the front of the shelving unit.

    There are some similarities between open shelving and closed shelving. Both closed shelves and open shelves can be placed back-to-back to maximize storage space. They feature all-steel construction and are reinforced with cross bars. Shelves are either attached via clips or nuts and bolts. In addition, most used metal shelving units allow you to adjust shelves in increments between 1 and 3 inches for even more flexibility.