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|01-24-2012, 10:43 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Savage, Mn
What happens when you don't have a plan.
Digging through old photos I began to realize how much my garage has changed over the years. I had/have no plan and a small budget. Lots of Craigslist and freebies got me to where I am today. These photos span about 10 years- and if I knew about a resource like this in the beginning, things likely would have been done a bit differently, but I am pretty happy with where things are today.
I guess I could be thrown into the group where messing around with the garage is one of my hobbies. More work on the garage than in the garage these days, though that was not always the case.
Oldest pic I could find. Project car is gone sorry to say.
Sink base for workbench. Random shelves all around. Huge speakers. crap everywhere.
New bench from a solid core door. Old sink base put on casters and made into a mobile bench. Cabinets moved around, more random shelves, first lateral file cabinet for storage. New hanging lights. Door replaced with one that has a window.
Beginning of painting. No mudding- just paint to brighten it up a bit.
Always darkest before the dawn. Huge mess.
Paint complete, now I can see.
Scored some file cabinets.
Work area (putzing around area) getting there. Sink base gone. Cabinets added.
Nice and clean.
Last photo with the project car - new lights/
At least I still work on bikes. Ubiquitous harbor freight toolbox added. Cabinets cut to fit box with lid open. (looks awkward I know)
French cleat wall organizer added. Too much mis-matched stuff. Work bench is too small for the projects I do work on.
Craigslist to the rescue. Lateral files made into a 12' workbench. (check out the slope in the floor)
Where it is today.
I did intentionally remove some shelves. Best thing about having tons of storage is you have a place to put everything. Worst is you don't think before keeping something. This way I have less space and less crap. That is my theory at least.
What's next? Not sure, but I have some ideas......
|bike, budget, file cabinet, french cleat|