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Old 02-03-2012, 09:58 AM   #21
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And here's my garage. I don't have a truck. If I did, I would have had to lay this out differently. But there might be some useful ideas for you here.

A lot about how you put it together will depend on what you're going to be doing in it. I do some carpentry, some metal fab and a fair amount of car work in my garage. Since the garage is only 20x22, I gave up one of the parking spaces for a more functional setup.



Every garage should have a workbench. Or two. Or ten.



Two fold-down from the wall where the car is parked.



One is hydraulically raised and comes up out of the floor:





It also works pretty well as a lift for my rear-engine track car:



Here's a video about the lift.



Everything in the garage is home-made, repurposed or second-hand. I did all the work myself, including laying the tile and installing the lift. The total budget for the flooring, cabinets, benches and lift was $3,500. (I found the lift on ebay for $455, and put another $215 into tool rental, concrete and tiles.)





And if that isn't enough over-documentation,

here's the video about the garage.

And while I know it looks all girly and clean in the pictures, it's a working garage that gets plenty messy:

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Old 02-03-2012, 11:21 AM   #23
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Here's some pics of mine below. It's always a work in progress. I added a MIG welder to the tool inventory a couple of weeks ago. In the future I plan on adding a permanent workbench with cabinets and ditching the craftsman workbench. I also plan on moving the rolling toolbox somewhere else and building a fold down welding table similar to the one posted above.


A shot of the work area

Above the door storage platforms

Right after I epoxied the floor
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Mcgyver I love those shelves above your overhead.. Awesome idea! Gonna have to try that out...
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Old 02-04-2012, 08:12 AM   #25
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Here's some pics of mine below. It's always a work in progress. I added a MIG welder to the tool inventory a couple of weeks ago. In the future I plan on adding a permanent workbench with cabinets and ditching the craftsman workbench. I also plan on moving the rolling toolbox somewhere else and building a fold down welding table similar to the one posted above.


A shot of the work area

Above the door storage platforms

Right after I epoxied the floor
what exactly do you mean about ditching that work bench. Am I going to need to make a rescue trip up to Ha?
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i like those benches, ..look sturdy.. my garage is about the same size, ..i've spent the past year coming up w/ some clever ways to store stuff on the walls
Thanks, we built the benches for the last place I lived and brought them with us to house we are currently at. I have held off on making anything to permanent in the garage as we are just renting at the moment that is why my cabinets are on the floor below the bench.

A pic of them in the old place they were set-up in a "L" shape then, they are very simple plywood, 2x4 and 4x4 construction I spent maybe 40$ on materials and a couple of hour to build them.



This site has some awesome garages on it.

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Old 02-04-2012, 10:28 AM   #27
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what exactly do you mean about ditching that work bench. Am I going to need to make a rescue trip up to Ha?

Haha I'm going to sell it...or maybe I'll just move it. I wish I had somewhere else to park my trailer besides the garage grrrr. then I would have more space. I need a bigger garage! My next house will have a drive-in basement for sure.


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Mcgyver I love those shelves above your overhead.. Awesome idea! Gonna have to try that out...
They're easy to make, just nail some 2x4's together on 16" centers just like building a wall. Then I've found that nailing some ledgers up first then setting the frame on those makes putting them up easier. Have someone help you obviously because its big and awkward. I screwed them into each stud with 3.5" deck screws, then found the ceiling joists (mine run parallel to the garage door) and screwed the leg & block in. I think I put 3 deck screws into the block on the ceiling. Once the frame is up, then put your 4x8 sheet of plywood on top and screw it into the frame. I climbed up there are laid on it while screwing it in. It's not going anywhere, quite sturdy.

I keep stuff up there I don't use often and keep all of my scrap wood up there.
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Haha I'm going to sell it...or maybe I'll just move it. I wish I had somewhere else to park my trailer besides the garage grrrr. then I would have more space. I need a bigger garage! My next house will have a drive-in basement for sure.




They're easy to make, just nail some 2x4's together on 16" centers just like building a wall. Then I've found that nailing some ledgers up first then setting the frame on those makes putting them up easier. Have someone help you obviously because its big and awkward. I screwed them into each stud with 3.5" deck screws, then found the ceiling joists (mine run parallel to the garage door) and screwed the leg & block in. I think I put 3 deck screws into the block on the ceiling. Once the frame is up, then put your 4x8 sheet of plywood on top and screw it into the frame. I climbed up there are laid on it while screwing it in. It's not going anywhere, quite sturdy.

I keep stuff up there I don't use often and keep all of my scrap wood up there.
thanks for the tips.. gonna come in handy. I always thought that was such a waste of space.... I'll get pics up afterwards..
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I only have like a foot gap between my garage door and the sealing. It's a neat idea just not practical for me.
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i miss my 08, i LOVE the 2011's .. soooo much better than the 08-'10's
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i miss my 08, i LOVE the 2011's .. soooo much better than the 08-'10's
Its a great car. My kid brother is an absolute Subie fanatic and gets pissed at me cause im not absolutely crazy about the power(I hate the turbo lag). But I tell him that its kind of hard to be impressed when coming from a 2011 5.0L.. Love the Scooby, but I still like my Taco better... Wife actually drives the Rex mostly now.
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Old 02-05-2012, 04:08 PM   #32
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Littledvl, I really like the wood-burning stove.

Jack, your setup is one of the coolest I've seen! The lift is amazing.


Here's a couple'a pics of my shop. It's an airplane factory




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Littledvl, I really like the wood-burning stove.

Jack, your setup is one of the coolest I've seen! The lift is amazing.


Here's a couple'a pics of my shop. It's an airplane factory


Nice I was going to ask what model but your screen name cleared that right up. But the most important question now is are you putting the wheel in the correct spot, 7 (the correct one) or 7a (you put the wheel in the wrong spot) ?
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Mine is just a small workshop for now until I can afford to build a real garage. It's only 10x14, but it is more than enough for now. Also it was a bit unorganized when i took these pics.


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Its a great car. My kid brother is an absolute Subie fanatic and gets pissed at me cause im not absolutely crazy about the power(I hate the turbo lag). But I tell him that its kind of hard to be impressed when coming from a 2011 5.0L.. Love the Scooby, but I still like my Taco better... Wife actually drives the Rex mostly now.
i think after i pay off the taco im going to get another rex, i miss it but my taco is so versitle and convienent for me
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Macgyver, Jack, and littledvl--your shops are great. I am very jealous and this thread is great for ideas and inspiration for whenever I get around to fixing mine up. Great work!
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Im jelly of that wood stove heater!!
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Im jelly of that wood stove heater!!
Thanks, its awesome to have, gets the garage to about 75-80 within 30min, most of the time, after a hour we have to open the door and let it cool down

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Macgyver, Jack, and littledvl--your shops are great. I am very jealous and this thread is great for ideas and inspiration for whenever I get around to fixing mine up. Great work!
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Can't wait for the former roommate to get his shit out of my garage...so i can finally do some upgrades/organization and post up in here
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