Variable height storage shelf

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Old 07-12-08, 06:55 PM
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Variable height storage shelf

I have a couple of items I use occasionally, each of which weighs about 25-30lb (a computer monitor I only use for testing, and a compound mitre saw). I'd like to put them on a shelf in my garage, that I can raise with a ratchet, crank, pulley or some other such mechanism, so they are up and out of the way of the cars, but easily accessible when I need to use them. I've tried googling on variable height shelves, adjustable height storage etc, but can't find anything other than industrial jacking equipment that cost several hundreds of dollars.
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Old 07-12-08, 08:07 PM
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Ran across this. Maybe not as sophisticated as what you wanted, but wow at the space it will create. http://www.houstongaragestorage.com/installation.html
 
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Old 07-13-08, 06:14 PM
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I have plenty of storage space in my attic, but it's not convenient. I've already missed my footing while descending the folding attic steps, and spent 3 months in rehab. I certainly don't want to have to haul the stepladder out of the shed, and try getting down the ladder while holding a monitor in both hands.
I just need to be able to raise and lower a sturdy shelf three or four feet. This doesn't seem like rocket science - every stationary power tool I've owned has a crank to raise and lower either the head or the work platform.
 
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Here's a crank I use to hoist bikes in the garage.

 
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