Storage Loft

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Project by grovemadman posted 02-11-2008 07:06 AM 10529 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this so I could move it when or if I move out of my shop. I stay in my shop too right now so I needed a place to keep my bed. It was simple but I had a friend help cuz it is up there kind of high. The construction is pretty much self explanatory.

-- "It is the job of the woodworker to hide his mistakes and keep a tight set of lips about them!"--Chuck

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#1 posted 02-11-2008 07:32 AM

Nice use of space.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 02-11-2008 07:56 AM

I wish you success and efficient dust collection!

-- If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait until it's free! PJ O'Rourke

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#3 posted 02-11-2008 11:00 AM

Nice. I´m going to make something similar.

-- Jiri

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#4 posted 02-11-2008 01:17 PM

You are a man to be admired. I have jokingly referred to adding a bed to the shop on several posts but apparently you actually do this. Great. It lets you more efficiently use the available shop time.

Nice storage area. It looks sturdy.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 02-11-2008 01:34 PM

Woe be to the thief who enters your shop at night seeking an easy pick!

-- Make Woodworking Great Again!

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#6 posted 02-12-2008 06:47 AM

amen to that dadoo. Don’t we all just want to stay in the shop? would solve those late night woodworkings, though. I need some shelves built, I think I’ll borrow your idea.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#7 posted 02-12-2008 10:42 AM

Piece of cake to build. The loft is 13’ x 5’ and stands just above standard door height. The rear cleat is secured by 8 lag bolts directly to the wall joists, the 4” x 4” posts are bolted to the loft frame. I added another 2” x 6” notched and bolted from a cieling joist down to the loft frame and bolted to it.
It can be disassembled in less than an hour and moved to another location if need be. the rest is self explanetory from the pictures provided. The whole project including the strong ties, bolts, deck screws and lumber fell short of a Franklin. We started it late one evening and finished it before lunch the next day. Is it strong? I can tell you that it will hold until the moon falls from the sky!! The best thing about my shop is that I can run power tools all night and nobody even knows!! :^)

-- "It is the job of the woodworker to hide his mistakes and keep a tight set of lips about them!"--Chuck

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#8 posted 10-17-2008 05:40 PM

grovemadman…if I were to use your great loft project for my tool shed, could I use 2×4’s instead of 2×6’s? It would be for storage only. Thanks.

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#9 posted 10-17-2008 05:50 PM

my shop has a loft, but no way I’m sleeping up there… you think door height is ‘high’ try 11’ up! (pic in my workshop page so I don’t hijack your post)

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1

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