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Show off your garage or workshop!!

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by Stubbs95tacoma, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. Feb 3, 2012 at 9:58 AM
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    Jack Olsen

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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.

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

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

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

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

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    Here's a video about the lift.

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    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.)

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    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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  2. Feb 3, 2012 at 10:47 AM
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    Tigahshark

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  3. Feb 3, 2012 at 11:21 AM
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    macgyver

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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.

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    A shot of the work area
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    Above the door storage platforms
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    Right after I epoxied the floor
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  4. Feb 4, 2012 at 4:36 AM
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    Mcgyver I love those shelves above your overhead.. Awesome idea! Gonna have to try that out...
     
  5. Feb 4, 2012 at 8:12 AM
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    A_Ninja_Racer

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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?
     
  6. Feb 4, 2012 at 9:54 AM
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    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.

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    This site has some awesome garages on it.

    http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/
     
  7. Feb 4, 2012 at 10:28 AM
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    macgyver

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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. :mad: 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.
     
  8. Feb 4, 2012 at 11:49 AM
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    thanks for the tips.. gonna come in handy. I always thought that was such a waste of space..:(.. I'll get pics up afterwards..:D
     
  9. Feb 4, 2012 at 11:51 AM
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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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    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:eek:... Wife actually drives the Rex mostly now.:)
     
  12. Feb 5, 2012 at 4:08 PM
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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. :bowdown:


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

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  14. Feb 5, 2012 at 5:50 PM
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    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) ?
     
  15. Feb 5, 2012 at 6:32 PM
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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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  16. Feb 5, 2012 at 7:39 PM
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    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
     
  17. Feb 6, 2012 at 5:34 AM
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    JaSkynyrd

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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!
     
  18. Feb 6, 2012 at 6:57 AM
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  19. Feb 6, 2012 at 9:20 PM
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    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 :cool:

    Thanks :D
     
  20. Feb 6, 2012 at 9:25 PM
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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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