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Old 04-30-2010, 02:12 PM   #1
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Have any of you folks built you own overhead garage storage? What did you use? Would you mind sharing any picture you may have. I'm looking for ideas...

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Old 04-30-2010, 02:47 PM   #2
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A picture of your garage would be a good place to start.

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I have a 4:12 roof in my garage, and not much room between the top of the garage opener and the ridge beam. 20'6" wide space. Here is what I did:

First I got 20' long 2x6 and carefully dried them until they were below 19% humidity. I then attached 1.5" angle steel to the underside using epoxy.

I made a ledger off each side wall 3" wide using 2x10 lag bolted into the studs. From there I used top hangers and set my 2x6 joists in there.

I have at max 4' vertical space next to my ridge beam. The floor is a little bouncy, but you're not going to have a dance up there! It's perfect for what I use it for: storage!
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Why go to all the work and expense. You can buy steel drop-down 4x8' racks from Home Depot for about $70. All you have to do is bolt them to the ceiling joists. They hold about 800 lbs.

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I didn't want to add to the load going across my garage door header. Any additional load to the roof gets transmitted to the header. I preferred having that load on the walls only.
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