Garage Storage Loft

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Project by Matt (MWA Woodworks) posted 01-15-2014 02:26 AM 10978 views 7 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Easily my biggest feat of engineering, this garage storage loft was built this summer with the help of my dad and my brother.

Having moved to Tennessee from Ohio, I was used to having a finished basement to store all my “stuff”. No such luck any more. So, if you cant go down, you have to go up. Luckily for me I have a 12 foot ceiling in my garage which gives me plenty of space to store stuff above my shop. I was able to add 125 square feet of storage space, with plans to build another 125 sq feet of loft space above my garage door.

The most convenient aspect of this loft was the ability to tie into the wood sitting on top of the steel support beam. This allowed the entire loft to “float” without the need for support posts below.

I added a pull-down staircase for convenience. This loft has been a life saver for my make-shift garage wood shop.

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#1 posted 01-15-2014 02:33 AM

Fantastic. I did this in my house when I lived in Kansas and it was a huge help. I miss that garage!

-- Thank you Lord for the passion and ability to make things from your creation.

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#2 posted 01-15-2014 03:01 AM

Nice job,

There’s nothing better than keeping your “stuff” from under foot. I like the hanging solution as well.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#3 posted 01-15-2014 06:21 AM

very cool, I did something just like that (much smaller scale for only one 4X8 sheet) in my garage for taking clutter off the floor and its helped give me a lot more room.

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#4 posted 02-14-2014 04:40 PM

I should probably do the same thing in my garage, I have a ton of wasted space up there.

-- Benoit, Montreal Quebec,

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