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Forum topic by meestajack posted 01-26-2012 12:20 AM 2633 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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meestajack

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01-26-2012 12:20 AM

Topic tags/keywords: rack attic garage lumber storage organization

My garage loft is FULL of lumber. I’d like to get it organized to the point that I can find a piece easily and get it out of there without restacking the whole mess everytime.

the attic space is constructed with 2”x10” floor joists and has held this much weight for many years now, so structurally I should be OK, but I need to build a rack of some sort up there to keep things accessible.

what do you think about this design? haven’t seen a cantilevered rack designed specifically for an attic space anywhere, so I sketched one up quickly.


2×4” lumber, laminated with 1/2”-3/4” ply and drilled for black iron pipe. dimensions are not set in stone, just kicking it around.

anyone with an engineering background care to offer thoughts on how much weight this could support if anchored to the ceiling rafters? suggestions on how to build it stronger?

I need to get the woodpile up there sorted once and for all.

Thanks!


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#1 posted 01-26-2012 11:45 PM

any thoughts on this sketch before I make a prototype for testing?

might the red reinforcement block turn into a fulcrum and weak point rather than act as a support?

curious to hear thoughts before I proceed.

thanks.

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#2 posted 01-26-2012 11:49 PM

I would make the “red” point a gusset rather than a wedge.
Hey! My attic is loaded too.
Bill

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#3 posted 01-27-2012 12:26 AM

a gusset meaning the left edge would be 90 degrees perpendicular to the ground?

I was thinking that myself.

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