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Re: Shelving units

Subject: Re: Shelving units
From: "John T. Blair" <>
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2006 18:50:04 -0500
At 11:54 PM 2/14/2006 -0800, Bill Gilroy wrote:
>This is a simple question.  I need to put some shelves in my crawl space to
>use for storage.  It is 5 feet from the floor to the bottom of the floor
>joists.  I can build some shelves or buy some shelving units.....


Don't know what your crawl space looks like.  You are talking about under
the house.  

In my attic, I have a truss roof.  I took some 8' 2x4 and cut them in 1/2
so they were 4' long.  I then used drywall screws to screw them to the
roof trusses.  It turns out the trusses are 2' apart.  So I was able to
use a single sheet of 1/2" plywood and get 4 shelves.

I also made some "L"s to connect the truss to the ceiling joists and 
covered them with plywood.  I always made my shelves 2' wide for cost
and economy of scale.

Here are some pictures of what I did in my attic:

In my garage, I dropped 2x4s through the ceiling tied to the floor joists
and then lag bolted a 2x4 across the wall.  So I have suspended shelves
in the garage.  You might want to do something like that in the crawl
space.  I think that would work very well.


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