|Project by Matt in Franklin||posted 01-15-2014 02:26 AM||4336 views||6 times favorited||4 comments|
Easily my biggest feat of engineering, this garage storage loft was built this summer with the help of my dad and my brother.
Having moved to Tennessee from Ohio, I was used to having a finished basement to store all my “stuff”. No such luck any more. So, if you cant go down, you have to go up. Luckily for me I have a 12 foot ceiling in my garage which gives me plenty of space to store stuff above my shop. I was able to add 125 square feet of storage space, with plans to build another 125 sq feet of loft space above my garage door.
The most convenient aspect of this loft was the ability to tie into the wood sitting on top of the steel support beam. This allowed the entire loft to “float” without the need for support posts below.
I added a pull-down staircase for convenience. This loft has been a life saver for my make-shift garage wood shop.