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Old 09-01-2013, 04:54 PM   #1
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I recently moved into a new-ish construction home (less than 2 years old). I inherited a "finished" garage (i.e. drywalled and floated). It came with a giant ass "Shelf" that the previous owner built. And suspended shelves from the ceiling

In this picture it's partially down:



I've since taken that down. Haven't gotten to the suspended shelves yet but I will.

Here is the rest of the garage:











Please excuse the mess, again, I just moved in. For the time being the lawn equipment will be in the garage (looking for a shed as we speak). Once I get that, the lawn equipment will go.

I'm looking for suggestions on where to put the cabinets and work benches etc. I already have the color scheme down. The bottom half will be a medium grey (think Ashen Grey) in full gloss (water resistant), the top half will either be full gloss white or a full gloss lighter grey. In the middle of the two colors will be a North Wester style stripe pattern in Orange. Here is an example of the stripe pattern:



The floor will also epoxied. Probably sometime next spring/summer.

So with all that said: lets have at it with the suggestions.

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Old 09-01-2013, 05:06 PM   #2
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where is the Kegerator
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Old 09-01-2013, 05:25 PM   #3
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where is the Kegerator
The garage needs more outlets for that. That's on the list though
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Old 09-02-2013, 12:36 AM   #4
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Nice to start off with a blank canvas. This is what i did to mine. I think the cabnits would look great with your colors.


If you like them, i got them at Home Depot
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Old 09-02-2013, 03:45 AM   #5
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The suspended shelves are a good idea for those long term but needed items like Christmas decorations. I'd think twice before taking them down. Just my opinion.
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Old 09-02-2013, 08:16 AM   #6
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The suspended shelves are a good idea for those long term but needed items like Christmas decorations. I'd think twice before taking them down. Just my opinion.
I may just relocate them. I'm not very comfortable with something hanging over the Camaro.

Also there's room in the basement for storage of heist mad and Halloween decorations.
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Old 09-02-2013, 10:51 AM   #7
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are the shelves secured to the ceiling good?
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:13 AM   #8
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are the shelves secured to the ceiling good?
It appears to be
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Old 09-07-2013, 10:18 AM   #9
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Hey Casperadub70 I put the same cabinets in my garage....the quality of them are pretty good for the price.
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Old 09-07-2013, 10:27 AM   #10
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Here are a couple of pics of how my garage turned out....
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Old 09-07-2013, 10:32 PM   #11
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Thanks for the pics Dave. Those are great.
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Old 09-07-2013, 10:42 PM   #12
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Take a look at Gladiator cabinets made by Whirlpool. I believe they're sold at Sears.
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OP my garage is the same as well. (Dry walls and a mock shelving left by previous owner. Curious to see your set up when you get started. I'm subscribed


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Old 12-01-2013, 01:12 PM   #14
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The only thing I was able to do before it got too cold was put primer on the walls and finish repairing the holes from the shelving unit. Over the winter I'm going to insulate the ceiling (I can access the crawl space from my closet) and change the ceiling sockets to outlets so I can get 4 T5HO fixtures. While doing that I will explore getting cable into the garage.

The actual painting will have to wait until after I get my new shed with my tax return cause I need a place to put all my lawn stuff.

After that I will paint and have the floor expoxied. After that I will get my work bench and cabinets.

After the eagles game is over ill post some photos of how it stands now.
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Old 12-01-2013, 07:59 PM   #15
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Here ya go Act. Here's how she sits currently:









And my re-purposed DVD/CD holder; My detailing station.

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Old 12-01-2013, 08:05 PM   #16
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Looks very clean. Is that a two car garage? You got a lot of space there to play with. I'm jealous. Lol ! My station is a single car garage.


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Yea it's a two car garage. However it's a tight squeeze and I don't know why but I cannot, for the life of me, get the damn Camaro to be square with the back wall. Just can't do it. Probably a function of the drive way being kinda steep.

My last house had a very long, flat driveway (Even though it was gravel) and I could fit my car and truck in it with the doors open and they wouldn't touch. Can't do that in the new garage. But at least this one is attached. Just needs more outlets and some insulation in the walls. and cable..gotta figure out how to route cable to the garage.
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First off, please excuse the mess but. My shop is a 36 x 48 pole barn that I have been working on and in for 20 years. It includes a small paint booth at one end and the fab and welding area at the other end. There is a loft over the fab area for extra storage and the latest addition a lathe and mill located on the back wall. I hope to add a 2 post lift as I am getting too old to lay on cold concrete floors. It's a work in progress and evolves over time to suit my current needs.
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I wish I had that kind of space. Unfortunately I can't build anything because my plot size isn't big enough.

Hopefully on my next house I can get some land to have a real shop.

Thanks for the pics though!
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Old 12-03-2013, 07:56 PM   #20
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Sorry G-oil Guy, I meant to post this in the garage porn thread. I didn't mean to hijack your thread.

Can the Mods please move this?
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You don't have to move it. It's nice! I'm using anything anybody posts here for a reference
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Old 12-04-2013, 04:45 PM   #22
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What are the sizes of the garages everyone is posting the pics of? My garage is 24x24 and have lots of cabinets and benches but I'm looking for ideas to remodel. Thanks
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Old 12-05-2013, 06:36 AM   #23
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I don't know mine off the top of my head. I will measure when I get home.
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Old 12-05-2013, 07:09 AM   #24
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anyone know a cheap an easy way to cover the garage floor without painting it? My home is a 2008 an the owners manual says not to pressure wash the concert foundation, otherwise it could crack. so I want to paint it but i have like some oil stains from my old car.

Any ideas that dont cost a ton of cheddar?

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Old 12-05-2013, 07:13 AM   #25
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You could do concrete staining/polishing.

Another popular way is the go get cheap tile (like for kitchens and bathrooms) on close out at lowes or Home Depot and tile the floor.

Otherwise it's epoxy-ing it.

And in all of those applications you will have to chemical clean the concrete to lift the oil stains.
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