When space is at a premium, there's only so many places you can go tuck things of importance out of the way. This homeowner took things to the rafters with a diy sliding storage method that you're just going to have to see to understand. Instructables user depotdevoid has been busy creating this ceiling storage system in the rafters in the basement to help hold all sorts of small parts. Sure they could have created a bookshelf and put pretty little boxes on it and disguised it, but sometimes you really want to see what you have and keeping things hidden will only irritate things.
Although this look isn't for everyone, it is a great way to make the most out of your space if you're short on closets or an attic and is smart thinking. It would be great to hold Christmas decorations, linens or even camping gear if needs be. Rails were created by attaching perpendicular boards to the beams, allowing modified boxes to slide in and out. See the full tutorial over at Instructables.
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