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How to Build Garage Overhead Storage Ideas

Maximize the space with garage overhead storage that applicable based on DIY ideas. Step by step references can be followed in how to make space efficiency. You should first of all to gather materials and tools that needed. Things like measuring tape, 4×8 plywood, 4×6 and 2×4 lumber, power drill, metal studs, brackets, 1-inch wood screws, wrenches, ratchets, screwdriver, circular saw, carpenter’s level, paint or stain and carpenter’s square. Then right after gathering them you should determine the dimensions of the shelf. Hanging shelf in the ceiling to be over your vehicle will maximize the storage space.

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Measure the ceiling height and your vehicle by determining the shelf length side supports. It is recommended to have at least 12 inches clearance and more is better if you are tall. The shelf bottom support width is also considerable and in order to be save lumber, you can have the shelf to conform to standard plywood dimensions. The 2×4 size shelf frame can be built and install by screwing into the ceiling rafters. Well, building another identical frame to support the shelf from below will be a very good addition. Then you can bolt together the lower part of frame with corner brackets. The next step is adding the braces by using chop saw or circular to horizontally cut the braces so that fitly hold the shelf inside the lower frame. It is recommended to the have the braces low enough in position to leave a lip above the shelf.

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The braces’ side can be cut out of 2x4s. The either shelf at end and middle should be braced every two feet. Then you can have the shelf to be painted and secured. Painting or staining all of the pieces is optional. Connect side braces to the frames both bottom and up by using upright brackets. Wood screws can be used to secure shelf into lower frame. This will make sure the lip is keeping objects from falling off. It is a thing for sure that you can easily see the small items stored in wire baskets.

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