One would think that after all of the hoopla surrounding the shed foundation and the delivery of the shed that we would have immediately started using it for storage and moving all of our possessions out of the garage. You must not be too familiar with this blog… nothing is ever that easy in the Hicks Household… everything must be customized :-).
What the shed was missing was a loft, what better way to store things you don’t need constant access to without taking up space on the precious ground level? You may be wondering, how does one build a loft? Is it hard? Well I actually had no physical part in this, but I can say as far as difficulty that it only took Ken one day, and he was done by dinner time.
The inside of the shed looked like this with all of the wall supports exposed:
Ken was able to take advantage of that by cutting several two by fours to the length of the shed and attaching them to the existing supports with wood screws.
It then looked like this:
He then measured the length and width of where the loft would go and cut some mdf boards to fit. It ended up using 2.5 boards with the larger ones on the sides and a skinnier one in the middle. (I did help with this part, holding the mdf still while he cut – I like to think I played an integral part in this project but I’m not fooling anyone).
The mdf was then placed on the support beams,
And then Ken crawled up there and used nailed them in along the supports to ensure they didn’t go anywhere.
Now its all ready for extra storage space!
Once we’ve filled it, we will finally have both cars in the garage! Just in time for fall and the upcoming cold temperatures.
What do you think? Do you want to install a loft into your shed or garage now? If you missed us building the shed foundation and getting the shed delivered you can catch up here:
August 12, 2018 at 10:35 pm
I’m wondering what the height is-both under the loft and in the space above?
August 14, 2018 at 2:20 pm
Hi Theresa, the headroom under the loft is 6’4″ directly under the beams (higher in between support beams) and 2’6″ in the loft. The loft is really just for storage, but this height has been more than enough for us to store all of our patio furniture over the winter months.