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Garage space. How can I use it better?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by CaptainBart45, Nov 12, 2020.

  1. Nov 12, 2020 at 10:11 PM
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    CaptainBart45

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    I try to get the most use out of my garage space but I know there is plenty of room for improvement.

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    Your garage is the size of my house over here (UK), I'd say it looks pretty well put together to me. I'm just bitter that I don't have the space I'm used to having lol.
     
  3. Nov 12, 2020 at 10:52 PM
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    Stuff, things, this, an ADS
    Get rid of that shitty beer and you’ll have more counter space
     
  4. Nov 12, 2020 at 10:57 PM
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    Stock for now.. maybe
    I was about to write close to the same thing
     
  5. Nov 13, 2020 at 8:12 AM
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    What else are you trying to store in there? More of those ubiquitous yellow-lidded bins? How claustrophobic do you want to get?

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  6. Nov 13, 2020 at 8:14 AM
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    Move the vehicles out and you'll have more garage space.
     
  7. Nov 13, 2020 at 8:14 AM
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    Park outside
     
  8. Nov 13, 2020 at 8:23 AM
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    Looks similar to my garage. Looks like you have a standard double car, with about 2 feet on either side of the door?

    I added ~20 inch deep work tables the length of the garage on ONE side that have shelves, so 1 wall is entirely work space, a bit of storage and allows 2 cars to tightly fit in because you can pull over to the side a bit more.
    Then I added shelves that suspend from roof at front of garage, as well as some shelves similar to how you have some tucked in beside the door rails. I built in floor to roof shelves.
    Its not much but I was surprised how much crap I can stuff in.

    Bikes are a real space killer though. Consider somewhere else if possible too... basement? Shed? Porch?
     
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  9. Nov 13, 2020 at 8:24 AM
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    I'm building a climbing wall myself right now (outside though). What did you use for the boards? I was planning to go with plywood and drilling holes but there are some $1000 fake rock panels which would be nice if they weren't so expensive.

    @CaptainBart45 I have two of these + an add on kit, staggered so I get a full garage bay's worth of 12 bike storage (lots of kid sized bikes, only 6 adult ones) and I find it awesome, but only because I'm 5'10" and wife is 5'9" and garage ceiling is 10' so we can just barely walk underneath it without trauma.

    https://www.amazon.com/Saris-Cycle-...locphy=9031284&hvtargid=pla-430710140125&th=1
     
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    A mix of 3/4” and 5/8” ply. Not all ply is born the same, so look at how many layers there are on the cross section (more thin layers is generally better than fewer thick layers). 5/8” is the bare minimum, and you want to go for 3/4” if you are going to do any dynos. How big are those $1,000 panels? You can got a lot of sheet goods, t-nuts, and holds for that. Feel free to DM me if you want to chat about it at length too.
     
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    Just stuff it in until nothing else fits? I needed some guide marks on the floor and a front camera.

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    I am looking at the upside down bike hangers. That would be nice. I keep my triathlon bike in my hang out room.
     
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    Bikes are such a pain. We have seven on one side of our garage — two suspended road bikes and five mtbs for ages 6-adult on the ground. I’ve tried everything — lifts, hangers, hooks, removing the wheels — all of it. And the only perfect solution if you use your bikes often is...more space.
     
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    That's weak. Hang the truck upside and you'll have easier access to your bikes.
     
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    Replace the workbench with a folding bench.

    The design of the folding bench is simple.
    2 hinged Triangular legs. Shape like the number 7 with the open side against a wall. The top of the 7 will support the bench top.
    The top can be any size. It will pivot "up" to fold flat with the top surface against the wall.
    2x4s bolted into studs to support the legs and the top.
    To make the top stiff, place 2x4 vertically (short side) under the top. essentially the rim.
    Use 3" butt hinges with removable pins for the legs and top pivots.
    Use a basic gate hasp to keep the top folded against the wall. A carbiner works as a hasp pin.
    The legs will fold flat against the wall without needing to secure.

    You can hang garden hand tools on the outside of the legs or use PVC pipe cutoffs to hold handles on the underside of the top.
     
  16. Nov 13, 2020 at 8:40 AM
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    A rock wall. Genius. I should have thought of that. My garage has 12’ ceilings. Thanks for the tip.
     
  17. Nov 13, 2020 at 8:43 AM
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    Who even parks in their garage. Vehicles are meant to stay outside.(except classics/luxury/super cars)
     
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    I would love to build a rock wall on the side of my side of my house. If I ever get around to finishing the pool area that is going to be the best part.

    CD904BBE-D24D-4B9D-B4DF-E355EE2F006A.jpg That wall is just under 14' high.
     
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    They really are! I've demoted our families to the side of garage lol. And covered porch. Kids get new bikes every couple years anyways as they grow so fast!
     
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