Garage Storage Video Summary:
The Home Repair Tutor has an interesting style of explaining his project throughout the video. If you can handle his unique style, he has some great tips for construction and layout of the ceiling joist as they relate to each other and the totes. For this project to be a great solution for your garage, I would say there are two prerequisites for this project: (i) you have to have or have to purchase totes for your garage storage, and (ii) you have a low garage ceiling or are prepared to get on a ladder to access the totes.
Garage Storage Video Breakdown:
(1:13) – Measure dimensions of tote and lip width;
(1:56) – Explanation of bottom rail construction;
(3:02) – Cutting the carriage base, top, and 2×4;
(3:25) – Marking 2×4 for attachment points;
(3:48) – Gluing/attaching 2×4 to the base and top rails;
(5:15) – Ceiling joist marking and layout;
(6:41) – Marking the carriage rail while on the ceiling for pilot holes and pre-drilling;
(7:08) – Temporarily attach the carriage to the ceiling;
(7:20) – Cut a template matching the dimensions of your totes, and use it to mark the distance for the location of the second carriage, and use that template to make ceiling marks for the second carriage;
(8:23) – Mount the second carriage to the ceiling;
(8:41) – Test the carriages with an empty tote to make sure the spacing is correct;
(8:55) – Attach carriages to ceiling with larger lag bolts.