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10-01-2007, 05:06 PM
This is a rack I made to store leftover boards and such.
10-01-2007, 05:15 PM
Good way to make "useable" space out of "unuseable" space..:cool:
10-01-2007, 05:55 PM
I like it. My garage isn't finished, so I just stuff things in the trusses.
10-02-2007, 01:13 PM
that's a pretty good load up there... is it hanging from 2x6 or 2x8 joists or 2x4 trusses ???
10-03-2007, 01:29 AM
2x8's. I hung and did some pullups oneach bar with no problem and I weigh 205lbs. The ceiling only allows 9.5" ceiling to bottom bar clearance, so it's not really that much weight. The wood is cedar, the metal is 16 gauge, bolted with 2 4" lag bolts on each side (per bar). Not to mention the 500 million pounds of New Years, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas stuff my wife has me loading and unloading from the attic above every year.
10-03-2007, 02:13 AM
24" lag bolts?!? :cool2: I like it!!
10-03-2007, 11:08 AM
Looks great! I made a similar rack for some wood projects, but my garage roof is engineered trusses. Not much allowance for more weight. Added some 2x6's so nothing's crashed down yet.
I think the house builders motto was "No corner left uncut!"
10-03-2007, 12:15 PM
Great work. Simple, functional, and sturdy. I've been thinking about the same idea since I bought my house years ago, this might actually get me to build it and install it.
10-03-2007, 12:54 PM
Nice rack. It looks pretty heavy duty and should handle that load. I made something similar for storing conduit and used 1/2"EMT for rollers so I could just roll them in & out smoothly with less friction.
Yeah, these are great. Everyone should have one if they have the space. Mine is made from modified closet shelf/rod brackets and steel pipe. I slid some pvc over the pipe for rollers, but they don't do much good after the first peice(s) are up there. It was built to store full sheets of ply, but many other things have found there way up there as well.
10-03-2007, 02:35 PM
The question about what you are hanging it from is fairly relevant. Many roof trusses, if it is a truss, are only rated for a 10# dead load (ie drywall and insulation) and NO live load, like your boards.
However, I have my crappy garage loaded to the hilt in the over head and I don't have trusses. I've yet to know anyone that has caved in their garage from the improper loading of roof trusses, although that doesn't make it right.
My shop has attic trusses rated for 40 PSF live load. I can put pretty much anyhing up there, 'cept maybe a lathe.
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