This suspended storage shelf is the obvious answer to filling wasted space.
If you will be loading heavier items onto the shelf, it may be a good idea to use pulleys.
- one 2400mm x 222mm x 22mm pine cut to: one 1200mm two 600mm
- one 1200mm x 610mm laminated pine plank (other half of 2400mm length used for the previous project)
- 60mm cut screws
- eight 120mm eyebolts/screws
- wood glue
- cleat hooks
- measuring tape
- combination square
- cordless drill, 3mm combination countersink drill bit, 6mm drill bit
- mitre saw (optional)
1 Use a mitre saw or backsaw to cut the wood to the required lengths.
2 Then construct the frame work by fixing the two 600mm pieces over the ends of the 1200mm section, by first drilling pilot holes, then using wood glue and 60mm cut screws.
3 Trace the framework onto the 1200mm x 610mm bottom. Turn the bottom panel over and, using these lines as a guide, fix the base to the framework.
4 Fix four 120mm eyebolts to the corners of the frame. Drill a pilot hole first before using a screwdriver, as leverage, to turn the bolt into position.
5 Cut the rope into the required lengths and securely tie the ends to the eyebolts on the shelf.
6 Fix the remaining eyebolts to the rafters directly above the positions of the eyebolts on the shelf. Thread the rope through these and hoist.
Tie the rope securely around a cleat hook that is fixed to the outside of the unit.