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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:06 pm 
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Hi guys

I wonder if anyone out there can help me with a carpentry project I have at the moment?

Just the other month I bought a new garden shed and I'm keen to maximise all the available space. As such a couple of bike hooks and some shelves have been installed. No major issues so far.

I want to have some overhead storage in place something similar to the 1st picture below:

I have metal mesh for the base along with off cuts of wood for the legs

Unfortunately the problem that I have is that the roof is pitched not level. At this point I will have to resort to using pointy arrows within the pictures as I don't even want to pretend I know the correct terminology (!)

Attaching the legs to the beams given their current angle will result in the unit being off set at an angle as per picture 2:

In my head I need to insert some kind of triangular wedge, like a door wedge, in order to make the legs vertical. I've attempted to show what I mean below in picture 3. Clearly it won't be to that scale, I'm just looking to clarify what I mean.

I'm guessing a speed square, a protractor or something similar is required to get the wedge to the angle I need but after that I'm stumped.

Can anyone offer any help, tips or solutions?

Thanks to everyone who took time to read this and offer help.


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The angle you need is showing on the gable end in the 2nd pic.

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just screw a couple of say 2 x 2 timbers across where the red lines are in my pic (you have the measurements)

Then hang your frame from that.


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Hi guys

Thanks for your replies & suggestions.

Apologies it has taken me until now to reply.

Ayjay - Forgive me ignorance but I'm not entirely sure I understand your reply. I have attached a close up photo of the gable end which might help/hinder further. As I posted earlier I cannot work out the angle of wood that I need to cut then put in place in order to get a true vertical leg which will form part of the storage frame.

Wine-o - Under normal circumstances your suggestion would work. Unfortunately due to height constraints I need to place the hanging legs directly to the existing beams, not from a lowered platform.

Any other suggestions?

Again my thanks, in advance, for any replies


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Eah_Dunno wrote:

Ayjay - Forgive me ignorance but I'm not entirely sure I understand your reply. I have attached a close up photo of the gable end which might help/hinder further. As I posted earlier I cannot work out the angle of wood that I need to cut then put in place in order to get a true vertical leg which will form part of the storage frame.



Does this help? (The yellow triangle).

If you have a sliding bevel set it to the roof pitch and keep the vertical @ 90° to the base.

if you don't have a bevel use an old cornflake packet (or something similar) and make a template.

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Hello Ayjay

Got ya :thumbright:

Thanks a lot :salute:


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