|Project by shopmania||posted 11-10-2011 06:52 PM||10121 views||11 times favorited||13 comments|
I recently came into two bundles of wood. Some black walnut that’s been drying in an attic for 20 years, and some pecan that was a tree until a month ago. I wanted to get this lumber stored inside out of the weather where it can dry out or stay dry, but get it out of the way so I’m not climbing or tripping over it. Since I have 12 foot ceilings in the garage, I thought I would try to utilize the dead space over the double garage door.
So I countersunk some 3/8 rod into some 2” x 4”s that would span 2 ceiling joists. The I used 6” lag bolts thru the 2” x 4”s into the ceiling joists above, 4’ away from the wall. I put a 2” x 4” scab into the wall above the garage door, and then used unistrut to span the gap between the wall scab and the 3/8” all thread rod. I used fender washers to capture the unistrut. I laid 2” x 10”s across the 3 pieces of unistrut. I screwed thru the unistrut up into the 2” x 10”s to keep them from cupping or twisting, and put some 2” x 4”s across the under side of the 2” x 10”s up against the unistrut to keep the whole thing from sliding or moving. I figure that it should hold at least 3,000 lbs. I am very please with how solid it is. Screwing the whole thing together like I did made it rock solid. You can grab it and try to shake it and it won’t even wiggle. It is 16’ x 4’, so I have64 sq. ft. of storage up out of the way. I am very happy with the results!
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