|Make this Attic Work Surface and you
can work in the attic with more ease and safety.
Back to the Attic Fan Project.
shows the bottom of the Attic Work Platform. The platform is 3/4" plywood.
A board (or two boards in this case) to raise up the back side of the platform,
and two small boards keep the platform in place across two attic truss boards.
is the top view of the platform. The work surface that you stand on is pretty
good sized, and the 7 1/2" boards running at a 90 degree angle level
the platform so you can work in comfort (except for the summer heat).
platform should span at least two truss boards. This is how the platform
looks when placed on two 2x4s, simulating the platform in use on two angled
attic truss boards. The platform normally sits at the low end of two truss
boards, but you could clamp it to the truss boards if you need to work higher
shows the attic work platform in use. With a width of about 38 inches, and
a depth of 17 inches, I had plenty of room to stand and work comfortably
(except for the summer heat).
platform surface is 3/4" plywood, wide enough to span across at least
two truss boards. Hold the ply level on the rafters and measure the height
needed at the low side to maintiain this position. I ended up using the
width of 1x8s to hold the platform level.
Two 17" long 1x3s screwed to the platform sit on the outside of the
rafters and keep the platform in position on the rafters. I added a handle
to make it easy to move the platform into position. I used 1 5/8" drywall
screws to put the platform together.