I haven’t been on in a while because I’ve been quite busy. I recently purchased my first house and finally have my own garage. Those of you who may have seen some of my photos before might remember the dungeon I used to work in.
So now I have my own space, which I filled up quicker than I thought it would. There is a ton of built in cabinets all around the garage which is great for storage, but it also means I only have 1 usable wall. I have been trying to come up with creative solutions (emphasis on the creative) to store lumber without using up the entire wall.
The ceiling in the back of the garage is quite high so the wall goes up to about 14 feet. That’s a lot of unused wall space in my opinion. So I came up with this idea:
It’s a rack suspended by a cable system and lifted by a 500 lb hoist. Its been a while since I took a physics class but I believe the mechanical advantage would be 3, meaning theoretically, it could lift about 1500 lbs including the rack.
The back of the rack would have fixed casters to let it run smoothly up and down the wall. I would probably also use some strut material to put it on a fixed track so that it could not go side to side or pull away from the wall.
I don’t know if I’ll actually do it or not, but it’s an idea. Please give me your feedback, especially if all of you engineers.
-- Create something everyday.