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Overhead Garage Storage


Dkossa
Dkossa
Dkossa
Dkossa

I wanted to build sturdy shelves above our garage doors. I thought this would make good use of wasted space. So, I headed off to Home Depot and purchased approximately $150 in lumber. The way this works, I have a wall of these on the other side of the garage, is by downward force on the wall. I have the shelves loaded with literally 1000's of pounds of stuff I dont want on the floor. The other shelves have been in for 20 years and are as sturdy as the day they were installed.

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  • did you used screws or nails?
    By reggiefl, on December 28, 2020

  • Wow! I've been scouring sites to find this EXACT build. Could you do myself & I'm sure lots of others a huge favor? Add more detail on your plans sheet? e.g. board measurements, what you used for shelf bottoms? How many inches did you go above the door opener? I would so so so appreciate your answers. Trust me, I haven't found this build in all my searches. Great Work!! Thank You
    By user_smith_1696780, on December 31, 2020 (edited)

  • I haven't even considered storage above my door. You may have just saved my garage!
    By Timothyashaner, on December 31, 2020

  • The rack is like the one I have pondered making.  Seeing your pictures is very helpful.  Do you have some step by step photos to add?  Did you use masonite, MDF, or plywood for your base?  It probably does not matter, just curious.  Did you consider using Strong-tie hangers?  I want to build one to store lumber (over the double door) and some Items I rarely use but still need to have handy.  Thank you for posting.
    By user_christensen_1696937, on December 31, 2020

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Overhead Garage Storage

by Dkossa
Dec 07, 2020

I wanted to build sturdy shelves above our garage doors. I thought this would make good use of wasted space. So, I headed off to Home Depot and purchased approximately $150 in lumber. The way this works, I have a wall of these on the other side of the garage, is by downward force on the wall. I have the shelves loaded with literally 1000's of pounds of stuff I dont want on the floor. The other shelves have been in for 20 years and are as sturdy as the day they were installed.