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Super Simple Basement Storage

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     I came across the basic idea for this will browsing through Instructables and watching Wasted Spaces looking for ways to organize my one car garage to do pretty much any kind of work from auto/motorcycle maintenance to woodworking and storage.  The first time the idea sparked my interest was a partially finished basement but they used the space in between the floor joists to hold books.  They had painted the ceiling to give it a more finished look and just installed horizontal boards anchored to the joists.

     Then I saw a instructable by depotdevoid it was a great idea but there was 1 problem I had with it.... me and my basement.  You see I'm 6'4" and the bottom of the joists is only about 7' so by the time I installed it with the handles and containers below the joist I would have to duck all the time while working in the room.  So I came up with what I think is a better solution.... or at least for me it is.
 
     Instead of one continuous track I broke mine into sections that would hold 2 containers with enough space on either side to slide it over and take it down.  That way I would only need to move the container I wanted to access.


Tools

Drill
Tape Measure
Circular saw (or any saw that will cut wood)
Pencil
Clamps (not really necessary but as you will see it allowed me to cut regular strips for the track)
Chalk Line

Supplies

Scrap lumber (I used 1-1x6 about 40" long)
Screws over 1.5"
Container of your choice

Cost

$10 at Walmart for 10 containers with lids assuming you have screws or nails and some scrap lumber

 
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JoLoveN7 months ago
I don't get how they are hanging. Are the sides of the box over the wood?
clay7185 (author)  JoLoveN7 months ago
They have a lip around them for handles I'll try to post a picture tonight
gmessenger7 months ago
Great idea! My basement ceiling looks almost exactly like yours and this is a perfect way to help with the clutter! Thanks!
NTT7 months ago
So simple! This is just perfect for my garage! thank you
ubotbuddy7 months ago
N-I-C-E-!

You can even print inventory sheets and place them face down to make finding stuff faster.

OR

Create custom ceiling tiles to hide all your Gold coins and treasures.
A147 months ago
Earthquake? :D
streetrod511 months ago
Great idea - I'm scratching my head and asking "why didn't I think of that?"
clay7185 (author) 1 year ago
Are these what you were looking for?
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Could you back away with the camera and give a more distant, overview, picture of the project? I think that would be an addition to the write up.
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