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Building Storage Areas
Read these tips and instructions carefully on how to build additonal storage areas in your home. Following the
procedures outlined in this document will help you end up with a more satisfactory job with less waste and effort. Inside
this document you will find information about:
● Storage Drawers for bed Linens and Blankets
● Constructing and Installing the Drawers
● Finishing the Job
● Building Handy Storage Closet for Area Under Sloped Roof
● Construction Details on Inset Pieces for Storage Closet
● Building a Linen Closet with Sliding Drawers
● Creating Closet Space with Folding Doors
STORAGE DRAWERS FOR BED LINERS AND BLANKETS
● Wasted attic space under the slope of the roof in many homes can be
converted to valuable storage space for linens, blankets, pillows, etc.
You can add as many drawers as needed or as space permits.
● To install drawers, first nail 2x6 plates on the rafters at the locations
where the studs will connect when mounted from the floor to the
ceiling (see image, part A).
● Next, nail a 2x4 plate (B) on the floor at a position exactly plumb
below the plates (A) which you have nailed to the rafter (see image).
● Insert as many studs at the desired locations as required to provide adequate support to create the number of
● Be sure the studs, both front and back, are exactly plumb in all directions. The studs can be plumbed with
either a long level or a plumb bob. The level is probably easier to read and use.
● The front 2x4 studs are usually set at the position where the floor-to-rafter height is approximately 4'. All space
under the slope beyond this point is usually wasted. When this space is fr