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Old 03-25-2012, 09:50 PM   #1
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Default First Garage!

Well I've been getting ideas on here for a while and finally got some stuff done in my garage this weekend, figured I would post it up. This is my first garage, my wife and I bought the house last June. The house is finally done..been busy with the kitchen, landscaping,etc. Finally some time for the garage! Lucky for me and one of the reasons I liked the house was that the garage was an addition by the first owner(who must have been a mechanic, or had a serious shop. He made it fairly big for a 2 car - 23x25 w/ 12' ceilings, put in 6 240v outlets, has 120v outlets everywhere(including the ceiling), and installed a wall A/C unit. They only put drywall on the sides connected to the house and the ceiling(I'm assuming to meet code), the other 3 walls had studs, insulation, and a vapor barrier. Anyways on to the pics.

My goal is to have hybrid working garage/man cave, and on a BUDGET.

When we first moved in and got all the remodeling crap out -




My first attempt at organizing about 2 months ago, getting there -

(This one was taken the other day before tearing in to it )


And as it sits now - Almost done with the first wall, will finish next weekend hopefully.




The back wall will get the same drywall/cedar siding treatment as the right wall. The left wall and ceiling which were already drywalled will get paint. On the right wall I still need to finish up some trim, another coat of mud, primer, and paint. The space between the cabinets will have a 32" TV. Still not sure on paint colors, and if I'm going to leave the cedar siding natural, stain it, or paint it. I will probably leave it natural for now. The white in the middle of the pegboard is white paneling from Home Depot, using it as a dry erase board. To the right of the workbench and cabinets I will eventually have a drill press and mini lathe..will build on depending on what I find(bench or free standing) I'm only 21 and while I have most hand tools/power tools I don't own ANY shop tools, yet.

Budget is the key word in my build, so far I have around $300 in materials, so not too bad. Will update when I get some more work done.
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Old 03-25-2012, 09:56 PM   #2
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That is a good project you have going on there. Power to the budget builds!

You have a GREAT platform to start from - looking forward to seeing what you do with it.
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Old 03-25-2012, 10:30 PM   #3
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I was wondering where my sausage biscuits sign went!
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Old 03-26-2012, 09:44 AM   #4
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Nice work! Good sized space for a house garage.
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Old 03-26-2012, 09:47 AM   #5
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Looking good. Keep the pictures coming!
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Old 03-26-2012, 09:05 PM   #6
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Will do! Thanks guys.
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:16 PM   #7
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Weekend Update :

Got done with the walls. Siding up, paint done, still need to finish a few minor details and trim out the AC and fuse box on the back wall. Painted the cabinets and installed under cabinet lights(AWESOME). A 32" TV will be in the space between the cabinets, should be a perfect mix of working garage/man cave IMO. Anyways, I'll let the pictures talk.






Night shot of the cabinet lights


Should finish up in another weekend with the minor stuff, then I need to build a cabinet to fill the space on the right of the work bench. Then all that's left is putting up more shelves and painting the other side(haven't done anything to that side yet)
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Old 04-01-2012, 11:01 PM   #8
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The garage is looking great! I really like the knotty wood.
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Old 04-01-2012, 11:18 PM   #9
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Thanks! Me too, and so much easier to hang than sheetrock!
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Old 04-01-2012, 11:36 PM   #10
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I might be biased but I love the cedar and the red/black together.
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Old 04-01-2012, 11:57 PM   #11
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Looking good...But the sausage biscuits poster and the toilet paper gotta go
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Old 04-02-2012, 12:09 AM   #12
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So jealous of you guys that get to do some custom paint work, it just ties everything together so well.

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Old 04-02-2012, 12:31 AM   #13
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Definitely look into Tinbender's garage thread for some inspiration.

That wood siding is always a classy garage idea. Love it. Also the under-cabinet lighting looks great!

Keep up the great work
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:52 PM   #14
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I might be biased but I love the cedar and the red/black together.
I just looked at your garage, I like how you staggered the wood! I'm also really jealous of the work bench you have.

This place is awesome! My wallet is hating it, but I'm getting so many good ideas! Now I need to start my building my tool collection. I will eventually have a drill press, lathe, and band saw on the back wall. Also need to pick up a vise and bench grinder. Will post more updates when I get some time to work on it!
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:44 PM   #15
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Nice work, if you're like me you're never going to think it's 100% done.....
My garage project: http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=140674
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