|Project by pnig||posted 02-24-2014 11:33 PM||15649 views||20 times favorited||19 comments|
I made my own version of an attic lift I found on the internet that will lift about 500 pounds safely. I am just too old to be carrying boxes and tools up into the attic. I remodeled my attic area above the garage adding new flooring and pulling up the floor in the actual lift area and doubling up on all the joists to insure the strength of the area of the hoist.
I used a Harbor Freight electric hoist and a pulley system to raise and lower the elevator box. I am sure there a number of ways to do this, and all of them will work fine. It has been a great addition to the shop allowing me to take seldom used tools, jigs and fixtures, and material upstairs. It is easy to move things up and down and not I have plenty of extra space for storage.
See the details at www.dywoodworker.com