Add shelf between cabinets over door.
When I had done the post drill mount cabinet I turned the corner (upper right) just a bit allowing for what I might do above door for shelf. I had at least planned a shelf but thinking I might possibly add doors wanted to allow tie in. Originally shelf spanned building width but now I have cabinets both ends.
What I did was duplicate the drill post cabinet end. Again adding the inside return, mirroring the other end. Even added the lil shelf and rail. though originally it was just a resultant space for cabinet door-makes it symmetrical, almost intended looking:). Pretty sure Ill never add doors but never know. I added short return to the over head storage on top of north wall cabinet. IF I ever move/stop storing long items, kinda see some of it, up there I'd divide that area up with doors-but its to convenient for storing 8'+ trim etc. so I'm sure that wont happen. But if I didn't allow for it I'm sure that it would.
Once the end was done I attached a 1x2 to face the buildings cross beam, ran few 1x2 supports, laid a piece of 1/8" luan on top. The open span is only 4', with channel to rafter support, the cross beam with added 1x2 & for being tied to both cabinet tops, also anchored to the gable brace which is butted to the outside sliding door channel. All these pieces are tied together-its where I'd stand in an earthquake. Intent was, not just adding the shelf but to box this area, triangulating this end of the building roof to walls. Still nothing of any weight is stored up here.
The shelf is open to area behind end panels. On the new end I left open a square. Currently crowbars, clamps, broom, long tool spoons, handles etc hang in the space or lean against wall. Eventually when nothing to do I'm going to box in together with wall making a panel with protrusions (dowels/arms) for hanging some stuff and separating for standing storage for longer items. (updated, added pegboard to wall behind DP)
Anyway 'simple' shelf, adds some integrity to building. Curtains to hide clutter. Hmm the brown shelf bracket channel in foreground is where I hang painted light items overnight, it's wired to rafters-looks like rod in pic. At anyrate place for stuff-I'm sure it will get doors some day.
Doors added 04/2015. The curtains hide the clutter-but hate em. Having a lot of left over from another 'free' project gone wrong, (adding pegboard behind drill press linked above), where I ended buying a full sheet of pegboard to redo. Decided to make doors as justification for the 'other' project. Door addition can be seen doors for shelf page.
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