Thanks! I believe there's about 5ft. of space up there. Had to be careful not to overload, though, and made sure I spread out the heavier items. Has allowed me to free up a lot of floor space for my workbench.
Garden Bat Box
Customizable Work Bench
Did you find the frame design cut down on costs for you? Looks like it would be much cheaper than framing with 2 x 4's at 16".
Well here's the finished product. I was a little concerned as the shelf extends out 44-1/2" and there's a lot of stuff up there, but I reinforced underneath with cross supports. So far nothing looks to be pulling away or splitting. Very solid.
Wasted Space: High Garage Storage Shelves
I'm considering similar placement of the shelving in my garage. However, I still need to determine which direction the joists run. Because there is a bonus room above the garage, I'm going to assume I have 2 x 6 joists running the length. My question is this: If my joists are running the same direction as my shelving, is it advisable to secure that ceiling support all the way across on a single joist? It would span about 23', and extend out about 3 1/2'. I don't plan on storing anything outrageously heavy up there, but everything together will certainly constitute a load. My concern, from what I've read, is that the joist will flex and eventually crack the drywall panels up there. Any thoughts?
Would this design be sufficient to hold a second shelf in between the top and bottom? For instance, I have about 5-1/2' between my ceiling and the top of my garage side access door. I plan on spanning the full 5' with the 2x4 supports and adding a shelf in the middle to double the storage capacity. I plan on using 1/4" x 3-1/2" construction screws to mount. Thoughts?