Improve your attic storage with this DIY lift system!

DIY Attic Storage Lift

Are you one of those who always struggle when you store items in the attic? Here’s a clever system that might just be what you need!

Attics are great for the extra storage space they provide. They are perfect for keeping seasonal items like Christmas trees and other things that we don’t often use. But the downside of it is, they are usually difficult to access – especially when you are carrying heavy items or boxes with you.

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Instead of giving yourself a hard time, and risk breaking your back or falling from the ladder, use a pulley system to help you bring those boxes up the attic!

This featured DIY project is a simple build that works for those with pull-down attic ladders that have straight side rails.

DIY Attic Storage Lift

Now since every attic is of course different, your measurements would be different from the ones mentioned by the source DIY-er. You might also need to use different sized hardware or materials. But in case you want to know what we’re used for this particular project, the complete details are listed below. Her tutorial will serve as a great guide to help you build your very own attic storage assistant. đŸ˜‰

With this clever and easy DIY attic storage lift, you’ll never dislike storing boxes up the attic after the holidays again. It’s also a big help for the elderly and those who live alone most of the time!

Do you know someone who needs this one, too?

You’ll need these materials:

  • 2’x2′ 3/4″ Plywoood
  • 4′ of 1×2 Hardwood
  • Wheels
  • Skateboard Bearings
  • 2+ Pulleys (your choice; the more you have the easier the load will be)
  • 5/16″ Washers
  • 5/16-24 Nut 4 count
  • 5/16-24 x 1-1/2 Bolt
  • 50ft Paracord/Rope

And these tools:

  • Measuring Tape
  • Saw/Jigsaw
  • Wood Clamps
  • Nail Gun
  • Socket Wrench
  • Drill
  • Speed Square

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You can get step-by-step instructions from Patricia Sheldon over here



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