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Under Stair Storage
In a basement workshop, storage space is always at a premium. So it pays to take advantage of any available nook and cranny. To this end, I put the “dead” space under the stairs to good use by installing a handy lumber rack.
The drawing above shows the basic concept. First, I erected a pair of 2x4 uprights running from the floor to the underside of the stair stringers. Then I attached horizontal 1x2 support cleats between the uprights and the stringers. The cleats are fit beneath every other stair tread and are screwed in place. Finally, I cut some ¾″ plywood shelves to rest across the cleats. You’ll find that the varying depth of the shelves provides you with versatile lumber storage and makes great use of otherwise wasted space.