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I'll have pics up in a few weeks after I close on the house, but I am about to be the proud father of a 1825 sq ft garage. Its being outfited with 6 large bays, with one bay being a workshop/entertainment area. Other specs:

Race Deck Flooring
4-post lift
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compressed air to all bays
internet, sattellite tv, 6 speaker audio
shower and bathroom
Gladiator cabinets


The pics will be up on my website (see signature) in a few weeks. Keep on eye out for it.

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Old 09-30-2005, 01:53 PM
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here's my garage, took a little over two weeks to put it up after I poured the slab. Stil getting everything organized
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you still have the best garage i have ever seen. that door is amazing! is that one of those bowl sinks? the art on the wall...that would have tools thrown thru them in my "cave". nice!
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Jared, aren't you in LA? Where'd you put up that structure in Los Angeles? I've got garage envy!
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Here's mine. I stained the floor black with an acid, had the cabinets built, installed seating booth and stereo system, and wet bar area that covers washer and dryer. Great place to hang out.

It's good to be the King!
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Looks like Jared Fenton actually does work in his.

Note the sunlights - really cuts the power bills - tho in a cold climate, the thin walls will really up the power bills.

And - shouldn't there be a crest near that propeller logo?

I'll second the need for many many elec. outlets. I put some on the walls above the bench (chargers, bench tools) and some in the outer rim of the bench support (easier to plug in portable tools, etc.) - got the idea from a book on making wood shops.

Lots of shelving - decide what you want on the L & on the R and what you want in the front of the car and in the rear. Adj. shelving is useful so you can change it.

I insulated my garage and put up some spare T-1-1-1 siding on the inside (or you can nail up plywood) - it ain't coming apart for any ordinary earthquake; it helps insulate the house (it's attached) and is easier to heat in the winter if I want to do work on the car then. Also easy to nail hangers for stuff to the siding. I spray painted the siding white so it would have more light inside there. (Note the black floor above - absorbs light, and makes it hard to find anything you drop on the floor - tho he doesn't work there, so no matter).

I'm not a fan of painting the floor - looks too fru fru, comes off in shreds, and makes it slippery. If I was pouring a new floor I'd use a coloring agent in the concrete tho. - a light color - tan or something.
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Here's mine. I stained the floor black with an acid, had the cabinets built, installed seating booth and stereo system, and wet bar area that covers washer and dryer. Great place to hang out.

Where is the pole and "exotic" dancers?
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Dumb question but won't floor paint come off onto your tires?
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The only things a garage needs are cars, lift, tools and more cars. Lots and lots of cars.

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The only things a garage needs are cars, lift, tools and more cars. Lots and lots of cars.

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Nice! Curious, how much is it to have a hoist installed? What's required?
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Forget the hoist - that is a LOT of real estate to pay for at Seattle rates!

Or maybe you bought in the '70's or something?
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Randy, you worry about peoples (read: MY) finances too much!

What I love is the fact the 4-post lift doubles as a stacked parking garage... you know, maximizing that expensive real estate! No cost to install, just un-crate it and assemble it... it's free standing and can be moved around with the appropriate add-on kit.
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Darryl, approx how much are the 4 post hoists? I'm going to be building a 3 car garage, with the 3rd spot reserved for a vehicle hoist
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Hey WydRyd!

They can be had for about $3000 delivered and I set mine up myself. It is a very simple device and easy to break-down and take with you when you move. It just sits on 4 legs and does not require any anchor bolts. I use the heck out of mine and love it.
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Darryl, how much clearance to you need around it and how high does the ceiling need to be?
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Hey Bill!

I've got a 12' ceiling in my garage and there's at least 2' to spare when I raise my 911 so I can stand under it... so 10 feet would do... less if you can crouch down when you work under the car.

As far as clearance around the lift, normal door opening space in your garage would be more than enough side-wise. Front to rear, say 1' added to each end of the lift's length would be enough.

The biggest challenge I faced was modifying my 7' garage door so the tracks hugged the ceiling to clear a car in the raised position.
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The lift gets more valuable as you get less flexible(older!).
Not to mention, making a three car garage out of a two.

It's by far my favourite tool!

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