I see a light at the end of the tunnel

You're going to order something from somewhere. It'll come from far away. It might be flat packed and assembled at home, so let me build it and ship it to you. All we need to figure out is what you want.

This is going to be a grid, design & build it yourself system. A lot like the pergola connectors _need_to_upload_pic_from_this_past_weekend, but you'll be able to build anything from a side table, to a desk, to bunk beds. You'll be able to build a cantilevered table like I built that sits next to Steph.

Garage Cart

Have a basic metal frame. Drill holes in perpendicular faces that go through the opposing side. Space the holes @ 3, or 4 inches and have them off by half on the perpendicular. Have chain & turn buckles to use as support from above and figure out support from below.

This can be used as a shelf system in the laundry room to support many shelves. See about separating the shelves according to the wall back to avoid the odd angle in the laundry room.