Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: Oakland, CA, USA
Overhead storage in garage (or workshop)
easy-peasy project to get infrequently used items out of the way. We have no basement (typical for California), and the attic is not convenient for heavy and awkward items.
Be sure to allow for sag on the supporting beam as the garage door must still clear it after you load up the bin (tray).
Heaviest items go at the upper end, near the hinge (hung from the orangey colored 2x6 tie beam, via 1x4 hangers).
I used #10 sash cord - its easy on the hands when pulling on the cord.
That's a small Skil drill press sin the photo, I really don't have room for it, and its low speed is not low enough, but its sure useful from time to time, even for woodworking or mixed wood-metal projects (such as Monkey Bars in the attic).
Retired engineer-bureaucrat in Oakland, CA. Been working with wood since the 1960's. From the 50's if you count the scrap woodpile on the farm!
Last edited by kiwi_outdoors; 07-30-2020 at 10:42 AM.