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Offline Duty Calls

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Garage renovation
« on: August 27, 2013, 09:42:35 pm »
my 24'x24' garage with a 10'ceiling has been feeling very cluttered lately, especially after I brought home a complete cummins drivetrain.  I couldn't believe I ran out of room, so something had to be done.

I was just going to do a simple clean up, but I've had garage floor paint sitting in a cabinet for 2 years and one thing lead to a complete make over

I started by emptying my cabinets so I could pull them away from the walls.
I couldn't believe the crap I was storing...empty spray cans, about 7 or 8 different bottles of car wax i've never used, 8 snow brushes and tones of other useless stuff.


Moved some stuff outside so I could paint the walls and floors


Got a wall and perimeter painted


Walls painted....now starting to organize stuff to clear up the mess in the middle


Got the floor finished


I had a bunch of old posters from a trip to spring break in daytona beach 2002, and my car callenders and other items i've been storing waiting for me to finally paint the walls.


I built an axle jig to get the axles up off the floor...and i'll be able to work on them in the jig


I painted all my metal cabinets the same color...a slightly darker shade of grey that we had in the basement


after a few shuffles...here is how the back wall looks


I built a tire rack to create floor space and used up all the stickers i've been saving on my cabinets...but I could use a few more


found a few more things to put up on the fancy wall, and finally a mostly cleaned off workbench.


I just have to paint the frame and header and i'm finished...planning on going with a dark grey


Lots of room for the old girl now

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    Re: Garage renovation
    « Reply #1 on: August 28, 2013, 07:53:04 am »
    Looks great!  I did that once, in former house owned.  Moved, and doubt I will ever get that organized again as have been in current house for 25 years.
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    Re: Garage renovation
    « Reply #2 on: August 28, 2013, 09:37:46 am »
    Wow! Looks awesome. I have three garages and none of them look like that. They are some what orginized but not clean by no means. The wife keeps telling me to knock the cob webs down off the rafters and soffits. I tell her no because I'm already decorated for Halloween. My idea of cleaning the garage is blowing all the shit out off the floor with the air nozzle.  :)
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    Re: Garage renovation
    « Reply #3 on: August 28, 2013, 08:47:01 pm »
    I should have posted these earlier in my thread...but I have 2 mint glass Enarco oil bottles with spouts from the 40's

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    Re: Garage renovation
    « Reply #4 on: August 29, 2013, 01:36:28 pm »
    Wow, maaaaaaaaaaan, what great work! I simply love to see pictures of garages/workshops, and yours is stellar! I recently gave mine a facelift, too, but its nowhere near where I need or want it. I saw on some other thread some other place an idea that just killed me inside. this guy basically built his workbench along an entire wall. That would negate a LOT of the junk I have in odd-sized cabinets and whatnot.

    Very nice work there!   
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    Re: Garage renovation
    « Reply #5 on: December 3, 2013, 12:00:13 am »
    This gave me an idea, why not start a thread for garage pics and that way some might see some good ideas about other set ups.  Soon people might get motivated by seeing these garages and do something to their own garage.  I know we could use some help!..  anyway, nice job there Skwerly with the garage.
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    Re: Garage renovation
    « Reply #6 on: December 3, 2013, 12:26:51 am »

    Hehe, thanks! I sure do like it a lot better now, but Id looooooooooove to get that last fixup done.  :D 

    A garage thread sounds stellar.
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    Re: Garage renovation
    « Reply #7 on: December 3, 2013, 12:40:50 am »
    Mine would just show a driveway :(
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