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Chains to Support Overhead Storage?

by Scojo
posted 02-22-2017 07:55 PM


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Andre

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#1 posted 02-22-2017 09:54 PM

Works great, I hung an extra garage door panel over top my door. I used eye bolts through the door so could
level the door or tilt down to prevent stuff rolling of.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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AandCstyle

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#2 posted 02-22-2017 10:25 PM

Scojo, I don’t know about better, but another option would be to use thin cable (1/8” to 1/4”) with cable clamps through screw eyes. FWIW

-- Art

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Snowbeast

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#3 posted 02-23-2017 12:23 AM

You could try 3/8” – 1/2” all-thread rod. Easy to find/fabricate brackets to fit the rafters and easy to drill through the front edge of the shelf. A few nuts and washers and you’re in business.

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9x9

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#4 posted 02-23-2017 01:20 AM

I used 1/8” X 1 1/2” X 3 ft flat bar on mine in my garage. Cut slit in SR and lag bolted it to ceiling joist. On one side (L shape shelves) made a 1/2 twist in flat bar to align with ceiling joist. Using threaded rod was gonna be my second choice.

-- Youngsville, LA

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wichman3

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#5 posted 02-23-2017 03:43 AM

http://www.harborfreight.com/bicycle-lift-95803.html
each set will support up to 50 lbs, you could either get some of these or use the concepts for your own design.

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cebfish

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#6 posted 02-23-2017 08:16 AM

I used the metal strap they use on bundles of lumber to support my shelves from the ceiling. The inch and a half wide stuff

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drcoelho

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#7 posted 02-23-2017 08:59 AM

i would recommend using unistrut. In my shop this has worked out very well, and you can reconfigure quite easily if you need to change your shelving.

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Scojo

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#8 posted 02-23-2017 04:31 PM



You could try 3/8” – 1/2” all-thread rod. Easy to find/fabricate brackets to fit the rafters and easy to drill through the front edge of the shelf. A few nuts and washers and you re in business.

- Snowbeast

Snowbeast – Thanks! Any suggestions on where to find brackets to attach to a 4” wide beam at an angle?

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JoeinGa

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#9 posted 02-23-2017 08:07 PM

How ‘bout just use 2X4s bolted top and bottom. Cheap and easy

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John

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#10 posted 02-23-2017 09:38 PM

+1 on unistrut and all thread

-- I measured once, cut twice, and its still too short...

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Snowbeast

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#11 posted 02-24-2017 12:25 AM

Try an ‘L’ bracket screwed into the side of the beam. Or get some angle iron and drill out your own. I attempt to keep things as simple as I can. If you knew me, you would understand! :)

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