DIY Storage Shelves in the Attic

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After all the hustle and bustle of the holiday, Aaron and I finally had some time this past weekend for a DIY project that has been on our todo list for a while: storage shelves in the attic.

Materials

  • 2 - Plywood 5/8" thick 4'‘x8’ - $48.54. Cut to 3 pieces: 3’‘x4’, 3’‘x4’, 3’‘x5’
  • 5 - 93" long 2"×4" - $14.60. Cut to 10 pieces - 2"×4"×34"
  • 2.5" PG Exterior screws - $8.47
  • Level

Total: $71.61

Steps

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Step 1: Determine where you want the shelves to sit. Use a level to assure the 2"×4" planks are level across the rafters. Use 2.5" wood screws to secure 2"×4" planks to rafter.

Step 2: Secure 1 2"×4" plank to each rafter. Rafters where adjoining sheets of plywood meet require 2 2"×4" planks.

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Step 3: Lay one piece of plywood across 3 planks. Use 1.5" wood screws to secure plywood to 2"×4" planks.

Step 4: Repeat step 3 for each piece of plywood.