COMMUNITY FORUM

doitself

12:08PM | 04/12/04
Member Since: 04/11/04
2 lifetime posts
Bvbasement


I have a fink truss roof on the house. There is an existing pull down stair for access to an air handler. I would like to create storage space in this "attic" area. I would like to reinforce the truss in order to place plywood flooring for storage. I am trying to create a safe storage area. I am not trying to create a room. Is this possible?


plumber Tom

06:28PM | 04/12/04
Member Since: 05/10/03
801 lifetime posts
If you post your question in the fix-it for'em you will get more replies. not my area of expertise, but there are some great guys in the previously mentioned forum, that can give you some good advice.

MelBrandle

02:59AM | 02/26/14
Member Since: 02/24/14
4 lifetime posts
Mel-brandle-80x80
I think the most important thing is to make sure the beams you're supporting everything on are reinforced to the extent of load you're gonna to be placing up there. It's important to ensure that it’s (whatever you are putting up there) weight is spread as evenly as possible, and to get a sturdy flooring to place across the beams. When it comes to storage, you're going to want to make sure that it's easily accessible as well as properly protected.
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

With its gloomy exterior and secret passageways, Franklin Castle certainly lives up to its title: the Most Haunted House i... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled entryway will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... A kitchen in a greenhouse—who wouldn't enjoy spending time in this light-filled space? Details that enhance the conservato... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... The Infinite Artisan Fire Bowl from Eldorado Outdoor is made from glass-fiber reinforced concrete, and offered in Oak Barr... The vibrant green of Granny Smith apples make a beautifully natural alternative to the traditional evergreen wreath. Brigh...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp2