Above garage door storage

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Project by VaprTral posted 10-31-2012 09:09 PM 146491 views 41 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I inquired with my wife about wanting to turn our garage into a workshop, she said “Great…I’ve got your first project for you. Build me some shelves.”

This created quite a bit of storage for us. 5 inch lag bolts into walls studs and ceiling joists. Super solid.

-- "The more we think we know about, the greater the unknown." Neil Peart

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#1 posted 10-31-2012 09:33 PM

Nice job….. Just remember if your creating saw dust it will find a home on your wife’s stuff so bag them up before she bags you…..

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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#2 posted 10-31-2012 09:38 PM

Tell me about it! Sawdust gets into the darndest places! I vacuum the garage at least once a week. LOL

-- "The more we think we know about, the greater the unknown." Neil Peart

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#3 posted 10-31-2012 10:03 PM

gotta love the found space projects. I just did something similar in my garage. Really cleared up some floor space.

-- Do something nice for somebody

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#4 posted 11-01-2012 01:09 AM

This project is “over the top”. I really like the idea. Great idea!

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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#5 posted 11-01-2012 01:13 PM

This is a fantastic idea.

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#6 posted 11-01-2012 01:41 PM

Ah…......perhaps the most perplexing problem in a garage shop is the darned overhead door, basically a useless large surface “wall”.

You’ve done a great job of “re-capturing” some of the space. I wish I had that much clearance between the door and the ceiling.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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#7 posted 11-01-2012 03:15 PM

Nicely done. I built something like this but not nearly as well planned.

-- When you earnestly believe you can compensate for a lack of skill by doubling your efforts, there is no end to what you CAN'T do

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#8 posted 11-01-2012 03:20 PM

I have a double door in my garage and have often found myself wondering about the wasted space above the doors. Nice work. Glad to see it can be done! Any issues I should be on the look out for?

-- "Begin every endeaver with the end ever in mind."

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#9 posted 11-01-2012 03:37 PM

i did a similar thing, but used 1/4 inch threaded rods inplace of the vertical 2×4’s. HD and other hardware stores sell nifty little threaded caps that have wings on it that can be directly screwed into the ceiling joists. i used an old door for the shelf.

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DeLayne Peck

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#10 posted 11-01-2012 04:18 PM

You have set off a stampede. A huge herd of “Garage Shop” guys are running “out there” to study the space above their garage door. I’d take time to shame you, but I am anxious to get out to the…

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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#11 posted 11-01-2012 05:19 PM

Great job, both this and the workbench….more projects now.

-- Jim no longer in far west TX

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#12 posted 11-01-2012 05:23 PM

Great job on a generally wasted space.
Nice work.

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#13 posted 11-01-2012 08:53 PM

What a way to create space!

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#14 posted 03-11-2013 01:38 PM

Just did this in my garage. Thanks for the pictures!

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#15 posted 10-19-2014 06:42 PM

This is exactly what I need in our garage. Space isn’t easy to come by.

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