We found a place to
hoard, I mean store, more of our crap, I mean prized possessions.
Over the garage door, (but y’all already knew that from the title of the post).
Here’s the spot. Since our ceiling is 10 foot tall, there was plenty of room to install a couple of shelves (2 feet from the ceiling) and still leave plenty of clearance for the door to open.
Built us a couple of 2 foot by 8 foot frames out of 2X4s. And then mounted them with lag screws into the studs because we don’t want anything crashing down on our heads.
After completing the cedar planking around the frames, we added a platform of plywood. Plywood comes in 4X8 sheets so we just had the H-depot “half-Z” it.
Our shelves are the perfect size for 6 tubs of assorted importance.
Not quite sure about the view from underneath…..we haven’t decided if seeing the plywood bothers us. Probably not, it is just a garage after all.
That’s 12 tubs (count them) that are now tucked out of our way, mostly christmas decorations. I think this falls under the catagory of “Organized Hoarding”. L O V E a label maker.
Pay no attention to that white cord that runs along the ceiling (it used to be a brown one) that powers the garage door opener. We have plans to cover it with a “box” of some sort….still working on those details.
Just to make sure our new shelves are extra supported, we reinforced the corners with chain. Eye hooks in the ceiling studs are connected with a short distance of chain. The trick to this is the turnbuckle eye/hook. This small piece of genius tightens the distance between the shelf and the ceiling.
Yeppers! We are now even closer to a garage floor we can actually see…….and one day Paint.
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I need these in several rooms! We have a small place and no storage. Thanks for the look!
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Is it a good idea to put shelves over the garage door. I mean the chances of vehicle being damaged is quite high.
Jacob, it sounds like you’re doubting my ability to screw some bolts into studs……hhhmmm? I assure you they are well-attached.
Clean and not a typical garage door right here. Nice!
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