We spent a lot of time last year cleaning up around here, and part of that was clearing out the barn. And part of that was wanting to move stuff we were going to keep up into the loft, but there wasn’t much room left, so the plan was to go vertical and add shelves!
And here’s how building the first set unfolded…
Here’s part of the wood stack:
And the first frame. I doubled the long boards because I was planning to span 5 feet between support posts. And I put the cross pieces 16 on center:
I set each leg with screws and then bolted them with 3/8 inch lag screws:
I used the speed square to try to square up the leg:
Here are all 3 legs on one side:
And then I flipped it over:
And did the other 3 legs:
And then turned the whole thing upright:
Then, after building the other 2 shelves, and with the help of the guys here, we attached the other shelves:
I also added leg braces at the bottom:
Several of the turkeys roost in the loft at night, and here are the natural results of their eating! 😀 Straight to the compost pile!
And here are the shelves done:
And then loaded with “stuff”! 🙂
We are thankful to the Lord for granting the resources to further organize here and store His blessings of provisions!