Attics are all about storage, but rarely is the storage organized. Here’s a simple solution to take advantage of the open framing found in most attics. Create shelves for attic storage by building an “L” shaped support from 1x4s. One end of the “L” runs vertically attaching to the side of the roof rafter. The other end, running horizontally, attaches to the same rafter further down.
The length of the legs of the “L” will depend on the slope or pitch of your roof. These rafters are on 24″ centers, so we put a bracket on each one over the eight-foot span we covered. This arrangement allows for shelving, without supports cluttering the attic floor.