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sIKE

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03-30-2009 07:35 PM

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I have an execisve amount of shorts that I want to keep but want to get off of my big lumber storage rack. This is one of the solutions I am gonna use. I have dead space on the ceiling of my loft above where my garage door goes. This is designed to fit between the lights I have there and should not interfere with the door. It is 9” wide X 32” deep X 96 long. Plan to use lags into the joists and glue and screws for the rest.

Comments/Suggetsions/Criticisms/Improvements welcome!

TIA

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"


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#1 posted 03-31-2009 11:39 PM

I looked at the lumber rack in your shop photos and I assume that this is meant to capture boards that are similar in size? Not sure how accurately that photo reflects the lumber you are trying to move. Either way, it seems like a good idea from a storage perspective, but if you use the shorts a lot, it could quickly become a hassle to climb up there, pull a bunch down to sort for what you need, and then put them all back.

I have a 15 ft ceiling in my garage with some plywood shelves above the garage door and I only keep stuff up there that I don’t use much. Your space looks much more organized though, so maybe draggin a ladder out souldn’t be so bad. Let us know what you decide.

Edit: I just realized, you may not need a ladder if its in a loft area. that could turn out to be a great idea.

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#2 posted 04-01-2009 01:55 AM

Thanks for the feedback! I have this deadspace above my garage door that I need to find a use for. I am just a bit concerned about it holding the load up.

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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#3 posted 04-01-2009 02:20 AM

Here is a view of the space I am talking about. In the background you can see the garage door is up. This will go between the two lights you see.

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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#4 posted 04-01-2009 02:24 AM

It should work. Just watch your load.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#5 posted 04-01-2009 02:28 AM

I wouldn’t put anything above the garage door. as it may hinder the operation of the garage door. I would invest in a Triton wood rack system or build the shelves for shorts storage. Nice way to think outside the box though.

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#6 posted 04-01-2009 03:24 PM

If you don’t mind posting when you are done, I’d really appreciate it I should try to get a shot of my setup too. I want to replace it with somethign stronger because I don’t try that the shelf built by my homebuilder will support more than 100 lbs. If I can get photos, I will but things have been really crazy around my house lately.

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