Garage Ceiling Storage Door Fastening


Old 07-24-15, 04:02 AM
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Garage Ceiling Storage Door Fastening

Hi, I have a metal structure affixed to my ceiling in my garage for storage. One end has been drywalled which has created a closed back for my ceiling storage. The front end is open and i wish to make some type of wood open upward c door like in open upward kitchen cabinets and i need it to stay up. The ceiling storage is 6 meters wide so i would not mind splitting into 3 or 4 doors.

I need to know what type of hinge i can use attach one part to the ceiling and one part to a piece of plywood that will be my door.

Any suggestions welcome

Thanks in advance
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Old 07-24-15, 08:55 AM
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Post a picture so we can see what your seeing.
No way would you want to install any kind of hinge over drywall if that's what your implying.
Old 07-24-15, 11:02 PM
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Will go down and fetch a pic later.

As for your other concern.. The walls and ceiling are made of solid concrete. There is only a drywall partition to split my garage in 2 but nothing will be attached to it.

Will take a pic and photoshop some more info into it thanks
Old 07-25-15, 08:32 AM
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Look up 'gas spring shocks' like they use for topper doors on trucks. Just replaced one of mine, very easy.

You'd have to take all the measurements, weight etc. but it would work just fine.

Old 07-25-15, 04:42 PM
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I would use a pair of door hinges like these:

Everbilt 3-1/2 in. x 3-1/2 in. x 5/8 in. Radius Satin Nickel Door Hinge-14984 - The Home Depot

You will need longer screws to fasten to the ceiling.

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