DIY Sheetrock lift

DIY Sheetrock lift

RliftNotBobVilla sent this along…“A Sheetrock lift I designed/built on a job site of a 6 story building I renovated. I built 2 of them they worked so well. We also had about 30,000 SQ/FT of ceiling to put up. Typically when someone talks about a sheetrock lift its 2×4’s fashioned into a Tee. With 2 to 3 guys struggling to screw it to the ceiling. This is a one man operation. Material costs $50-60 bucks 4-6 hours build time. We could have bought one but weres the fun in that? It works just as well or better as lifts costing $600+” Link.

6 thoughts on “DIY Sheetrock lift

  1. samwyse says:

    Pretty darn impressive; I can’t wait to see the plans. It took me a while to figure out the lift mechanism from the picture and videos. I was thinking it had to be some sort of screw-drive or worm-gear, but no, it’s just a couple of ropes that the crank wraps around a pipe. Clever!

  2. mecsim says:

    I couldn’t find the manpower to help me install a sheetrock ceiling. Now I know I can and pretty much on my own. I tip my hat to this DIY innovation… way to go!

  3. scott leach says:

    when will your detail drawings be available.
    I’m interested in building one

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