|Forum topic by David Grimes||posted 03-08-2011 09:34 AM||1628 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
03-08-2011 09:34 AM
We were challenged to provide bulk storage up high on the back wall of a garage.
The best thing about this project was the double takes it gets when it is realized that there are no supporting posts or cantilevers from below… and there are no supporting hangers from above… nor is it attached to the ceiling at all.
The trick is in the square, somewhat truss-like frames that are lagged to the studs in the wall (4 washered lags per frame): They are pre-drilled, glued and screwed, very tight fit interference framing with x bracing, corner gussets, etc. They will not move. The only way they can fall is if the wall behind it fails.
I liked it so much I did one for myself. Mine goes to the ceiling, but is not attached (other than caulk and paint for aesthetics).
...and the frame.
-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia