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Offline miande

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Garage Remodel
« on: August 31, 2013, 07:08 PM »
My garage was driving me crazy.  It is my only workspace and my wife gets very upset when she can't park inside.  It was a disorganized mess with various shelves, racks, hooks, etc... that were installed over the years with no real master plan.  So, I stripped everything off the walls, drew up some plans and went to work.  The plans for the wall cabinets came from an edition of Handyman Magazine with a few modifications.  I still need to laminate the drawer faces and hope to get around to that before next spring.  I am very happy with how everything turned out.  I get good use out of my 1/2 of the garage and both bays can still be used for parking.

My 1/2 of the garage



Workbench can fold flat against wall to accommodate parking longer vehicles




Wife's 1/2 of garage




Hang from ceiling when not being used



Close up of hook


Standing wall cabinets with doors open



Magnet mounted on cubby knob


Holds door open to magnet mounted in ceiling


My Model


Offline jonny round boy

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Re: Garage Remodel
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2013, 07:49 PM »
Some really good, space-saving ideas there! Thanks for sharing, and welcome.
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Offline Tim Raleigh

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Re: Garage Remodel
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2013, 11:01 PM »
That dog is ripped!
Nice work.

Offline leakyroof

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Re: Garage Remodel
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2013, 08:55 AM »
Clever idea to have that watchdog protecting your space from your wife.... [wink]
 Seriously though, you're making the best of a tight work space, neatly and efficiently, which can be hard to do, and even harder to keep that way as your shop or workspace expands over time.
 I keep seeing a green accent theme all over the work space. Hmm, seems like a common thread [big grin]
Not as many Sanders as PA Floor guy.....

Offline RKA

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Re: Garage Remodel
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2013, 01:52 PM »
That looks great!  Can you share more details on the folding table against the wall?  I've been thinking about doing something similar since I don't have a horizontal work surface in the garage and need to preserve parking space for the cars.  The swing out supports seemed simple enough but I wasn't sure how I wanted to hinge the top so it was flush up to the wall when working, but pulls out far enough to clear the supports below. 

Offline KGB pilot125

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Re: Garage Remodel
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2013, 11:24 PM »
did you get the plans for the cubbies from handyman?

Those are really nice looking and the magnet idea is genius

Offline RobBob

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Re: Garage Remodel
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2013, 08:11 AM »
Functional and looks great.  What did you use to paint the plywood...primer, paint, color?