|Project by Thewoodman2000||posted 02-19-2014 05:15 AM||1635 views||3 times favorited||8 comments|
Not the first of this kind of project on here. But this is how I did the storage space above the garage door.
Wood = 2×4’s & plywood + a little pb. Hardware = 5”x5” corner brackets + 1 (12”) allthread w/a couple nuts used to help out a bowed 2×4. The corner brackets are used to attach the 2×4’s to each other along with some long screws into the end grain. The long screws probably don’t add to much strength going into the end grain but I don’t think they hurt. Then the frame is attached to the studs in the ceiling with the corner brackets too. 1/2” for ply screwed to the 2×4’s and they are ready for use.
The large shelves are about 16”x48”x90” and the 2 right above the door are 15”x15”x96”. I have all the camping “bug out” stuff up there. Plus I can get about 18 bins and some other odds & ends.
As you can see I even have some wood up there. Wishing I had my neighbors 3rd car garage, needed some room real bad and that’s how I got some much needed floor space back.
Me first world problem = not enough room in the 2 car garage for all the “stuff” we don’t really need other than once or twice a year.
Me living the American dream = my own home with a garage and not being able to park a car in it.
Thinking about adding some rope w/ i-bolts to help in case of an earthquake. Any suggestions on securing the bins… would be great.
Some day hope to have a real shop to work out of but I DO feel blessed to have what I have now.
-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James www.etsy.com/shop/ZionsWoodnCrafts