How To Make an Over-The-Garage-Door Storage Rack

If you like do it yourself projects, chances are, you’re always looking for storage space for all your extra materials. Over the garage door storage racks are perfect for you. Not only do they save space, but they also are very easy to make. All you need is a few parts and a little skill and you’re all set! You can do a lot of things with your over the garage door storage rack.

Here are some steps on how to make an over the garage door storage rack:

Make sure that you measure correctly. If you’re making an over the garage door storage rack, you need to know the measurements of your garage door and garage. Before doing this, you must have a clear idea of how big you want a storage rack you want to build. Aside from thinking about the functionality of your over the garage door storage rack, you should also look at aesthetics. It must be proportional to the size of the door and garage. It also must be big enough to fit all of the things you want to put in there.

Prepare your materials. You will need pipe nipple fittings, pipe elbows, floor flanges, pipes, and some ply wood. Make sure that they are all the right size for your ideal over the garage door storage rack. They should also fit each other, as you will be assembling them together. You will also need some screws or nails, and a screwdriver or hammer.

Start assembling your over the garage door storage rack.

  1. Attach your floor flanges to the ceiling. Use some screws or a nail to do this. You will need a total of four floor flanges. Make sure that you attach them very securely so you won’t have any accidents. This will be the base of your over the garage door storage rack.
  2. Attach the pipe nipple to the floor flange, and connect it to the pipe elbows. Your pipe elbows will connect the pipe nipple to a longer pipe. Make sure that everything is secure. You will have to screw on the pipe nipple to the floor flange, and the pipe elbow to the pipe nipple. Make sure that you screw them tight enough.
  3. Connect the longer pipes to the pipe elbows. You can leave it as is. You can store a lot of things like spare wood or lumber in it. However, you can take the extra step and attach a ply wood to your frame, giving it a finished look. You can store a lot more things in your over the garage door storage rack. If you leave the rack as is, you may not be able to store smaller materials, so it is advisable that you take the extra step. It will add more functionality to your rack.

Making an over the garage door storage rack is very easy. Follow these steps and make one today.

 

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