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Forum topic by Q1X posted 04-15-2016 04:13 PM 308 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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04-15-2016 04:13 PM

New 24×24 shop 10 1/2 ft ceiling, finally painted and ready to move into! Of course it will be used for some storage from our now un-needed rented storage space. I/we decided that some shelves were needed to hold some of the items (shop & house related until everything can get sorted out. Now to the question I am putting up 2ft deep by 16ft along 2 walls 2ft from ceiling, probably over building but that’s what I seem to do, 2×4 screwed to studs through osb on walls for ledger, 21 inch 2×4 connected to that and 2×4 on front of shelf, was thinking of ceiling mounted but didn’t want to risk putting too much load on trusses. Have cut and placed 1 2×4 45 degree both ends 34 in at long, comes down 2 ft on wall and to outside edge of shelf is that too much or can I put shorter supports connected to middle of shelf or at different angle? Any help would be appreciated.

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#1 posted 04-15-2016 08:20 PM

Some pictures of your building would help.

I’ve used 60° bracing in the past to make more room for what was on shelf below.

This diagram is how I did it in a metal building with C purlins. You could easily modify it for your application.

Here is you a photograph of same shelf. I could do chin ups on these without tearing them down.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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