Sunday, September 8, 2013

New House! And New Garage Shelves!

We've moved! And our new place is great. We are renting, so we'll see how these sets of projects turn out. I was afraid my creativity would be squished, but so far, I've got projects coming out my ears!

Project uno? More storage. We now have a tiny garage that we put up some shelving in. Let's talk about how this = awesome. It's so nice to have a place to put some of that stuff you need, but not very often.

Here is our lovely tiny garage. As you can see, there isn't much room for storage in there.

I used my friend Sketchup to model everything up. It really helps me when trying to figure out how many materials we will need.
We secured the horizontal braces to the ledger (back 2x4) before we hung it so that we could drill through the back way... you know what I mean? (actually we hung the ledger first, then realized we needed access to the back of the ledger first... whoops!) If you were using hangers on all the braces, then you could put the ledger up first.
The nice guys over at Home Depot ripped our OSB for us, and it fit perfectly! To avoid having to cut the OSB around the supports, we installed the OSB first.
Install the front 2x4 and the shelf is all done! Other than it wouldn't hold much. (Hence husband holding shelf up?) I'm not sure what was going on here, but it's hot in Vegas, and especially hot in a garage, so I claim our brains were getting fried.
The back ledger was next, secured to the wall at every stud with screws. Then we used hangers at the top and bottom of the supports (cut at a 45ยบ) We used hangers here, because we really don't want the supports to rip off. Since they will be getting pulled from both directions.

We now have a lovely place to put all our junk! We're thinking it's the perfect place to hang our bikes. Great right?

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