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I am in the middle of trying to figure out how to get 2000 square feet worth of shop equipment into a 1.5 car garage. I can honestly say it is an engineering feat downsizing.

I had a full size shop before for my race car with four roll up doors, 30' ceilings, plus a mezzanine and now have moved into a historic neighbored where even having a garage is a rarity. Actually it is a carriage house really. Other major issues are no water or sewer, no decent power, low ceilings, see through walls (read very old barn), no heat.....

I am running aerial power lines to bring 100 AMP 220 but water and sewer are going to be a big challenge. I now have two propane heaters, as with just one as soon as a breeze kicked up all the heat would dump out the walls, two seems to keep up! Air compressor will be outside for sapce and noise (80 gal 10 HP), lots of racks etc... still going to be tough and no options for a lift without raising the roof! I will be sacrificing some of my equipment for sure such as band saws and belt sanders etc....

Well at least me 71' Tarmac Rally Car is under roof!
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Old 01-22-2011, 10:24 AM
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Okay, here's the explanation, first off. 20 years ago, my job was as an art director. So my garage has both a color and a lighting scheme. I'd apologize for it, but I like working in the place too much now to regret it.

However... it's a working garage. I do woodworking in it -- metal fabrication in it. And of course, work on the 911. Pelicanite Tyson Schmidt came down and we swapped a new engine into the car at the end of last year. It gets a lot messier than you see in even this picture.



It's small, just over 20'x21'. And the total budget for the whole deal was only about $2,500.

I did all of it myself, and everything you see in it came second-hand, re-purposed or home-made. I learned to set tile. I learned to weld. I built a lot of cabinets.

Here's one example. The sink unit on the right was made out of a second-hand Strong Hold cabinet. It set me back $78.50.



I cut the cabinet up and re-welded it into a unit with two lower cabinets, a counter-top, and also the four small upper cabinets.







Everything you see except the sink and one piece in the backsplash came from that donor cabinet. Here it is with paint:

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I spent a fair amount of time building all of this, so forgive the 'too many pictures' part of it.

















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after seeing the above two garages, there's no way I'm posting any pics of mine. Too embarrassing . . . .
If it is any consolation, 'ya ain't alone, I am definitely under-styled and under-Porsched here
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I think I speak for most .... your garage is an inspiration .... very usable ... and a showcase to your talents ... I am envious and view in admiration .....

also my wife has caught you posts and loves the color choices also ... and said if mine was as nice as yours she would spend more time out here with me .... I guess shes staying in the house for now.

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"and said if mine was as nice as yours she would spend more time out here with me"


Wow, is your wife missing the point, or is it just me
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I personally like her in the house ... and she lets me have the garage to myself
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When my wife is in the garage......she's working!

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I built my garage 24'X24' in my barn. The barn is 60'X28'.
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My kinda woman! I showed these pics to my girlfriend and she said "What's wrong with her?" Then she left for the mall...

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Oh I could make a long list of "things wrong with her"! But she's a Porsche fanatic and loves working on the cars. Even worked on an ALMS Porsche race team.....
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Here is mine with some stuffs from Ebay...








There is Japanese magazine dedicated to this, it's called "Garage Life" here is the website for some examples...
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I put 24 x 28 on the side of the house...need to go bigger....





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jhelgesen - love the Martini stripes - might have to 'borrow' the idea...

On garage art - does anyone know if Porsche did cut-away posters of the 87-89 Carrera - I have one framed in the garage for the Allante, and I would like to get one of the Porsche as well...

This is what I am talking about.... it is about 2-1/2' x 3-1/2'
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