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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

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Workbench can fold flat against wall to accommodate parking longer vehicles

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Wife's 1/2 of garage

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Hang from ceiling when not being used

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Close up of hook

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Standing wall cabinets with doors open

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Magnet mounted on cubby knob

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Holds door open to magnet mounted in ceiling

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My Model

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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.
Tim

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. 
-Raj

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?