Storage Shelves over Garage Doors

Old 04-26-09, 08:04 PM
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Storage Shelves over Garage Doors

Does anybody have plans to install storage shelves over a double-car garage door?
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I've seen them, but not sure on which site. Two popular methods are to suspend it from the ceiling joists with threaded rod using 2x4 stringers and plywood or particle board for the shelving or using 2x4's bolted to the joists and then lagged to 2x4 stringers with the same type of shelving.

I put up the bolted 2x4 type at my last home. Basically just sized it to fit the available area.
Handy for stuff you only need on rare occasions but don't want to toss out.
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Ceiling Storage

Depending on the depth that you have you can use one 2"x4"x96" stud per hanger. Our garage is to close to our ceiling so I have to push the ceiling storage farther into the garage. I used (2)4"x4" brackets to join the joist to the arms of the ceiling shelf, and (2)4"x4" brackets to join the arms to the ceiling. You can use lag screws, but I decided to use 2-1/2" Screws, drilled holes then screwed into wood and joists. 3/8"x48"x96" plywood is layed on top. My joists were spaced 16" O.C., and used 6 hangers for shelf with 9" overhanging hangers, so I know that it will hold.

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I'm planning on putting up shelves over my garage door this summer. I have a two car garage with a steel door. It hangs about 18" from the ceiling and is about 16' wide. The whole area is 21' wide so there will be plenty o space for stuff.
I'm thinking about using the threaded rod system as it seems the sturdiest and easiest to build. I'll be using 2x4 stringers and OSB for the shelf. I'll take some pics to post when i start, build and finish.
Hope this helps
Dan Beer 4U2

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I have built them from scratch etc but lately for a few customers and myself I went with pre-fab stuff. I used OnRax but there are others. Its nice because you can be done in an hour or two. I dont' care what anybody says but to build takes hours to plan, buy material, tools out, tools away, clean up etc and if you really care, add paint to the list. Pre-fab is literally one hour each unit.

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