Introduction: GARAGE STORAGE SOLUTION
CEILING TOOL STORAGE, USING HINGED PANELS AND PULLY TO SECURE TOOLS OUT OF THE WAY IN CEILING.
Step 1: Step 1
Used 1/2" ply panel to form racking, hinged to ceiling set off from wall about 4inches ,this allows further storage behind and prevents board hitting wall.I used piano hinges for strength and they also help prevent warping and twisting of panels.
Step 2: Step 2
Used nylon reinforced cord , from a boating shop as it has high breaking strain.This is threaded up to small pulleys, again from boat suppliers,mounted in ceilind timbers, I needed two but will depend on roof structure.The cord travels down thru self locking boat cleats , not sure if thats the correct name.
The cord can then be used to raise or lower panels, I lift mine to ceiling as it's fairly low but can be done purely with cord if needed.
Step 3: Step 3
The panels can then be set out to accomodate your tools, simple screws hold a variety of tools but I also used some metal clips, from the garage roof tiles I had left over, to mount tool boxes, also small shallow box formed from ply at base of each panel for odds and ends.
Step 4: Finally
The previous pic shows a heavy tool rack which is strenghthened with timber along the edges to prevent it sagging when lifted to ceiling, only found this required when very heavy tools stored.Also used old cutlery rack from dishwasher to store smaller tools.