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Old 04-20-2006, 03:41 PM   #1
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Talking Post your 1 car or narrow tandem garages!

Looking for pics of small garages. 1 car, or 2 car tandem (2 cars parked 1 behind the other.) garages. (or other small garage or work spaces.

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Old 04-20-2006, 08:43 PM   #2
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I've already posted these...but here is my 15' deep 19' wide shop space.

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Old 04-21-2006, 07:35 AM   #3
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Drool worthy for sure, awesome bikes and rod...details details! Haven't seen much better use of space on a small garage...lots of stuff in there.
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Old 04-21-2006, 08:16 AM   #4
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That wood floor is intense, Realy compliments the vehicles. Whats supporting it? And how in the heck do you keep oil off of it.
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Old 04-21-2006, 08:25 AM   #5
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Green with ENVY...The garage and machines are what I dream about.
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Old 04-21-2006, 11:02 AM   #6
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I've already posted these...but here is my 15' deep 19' wide shop space.


Is that ever a killer space! Love the floor and the overall look! wow. Also - I'm jealous of all your tools and the car.

Need me an english wheel and planishing hammer!

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Old 04-21-2006, 07:47 PM   #7
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Pretty sweet shop! Nice "Knucklehead" And a "Shovelhead"? and fine "Rod"! I'm such a "packrat" - How do you keep from having "bits" laying all over????? Do you store them elsewhere? Sadly I have a cupboard full of material for my lathe and mill. and then fluids and, well you know!! Jacks and jackstands, engines to be built, etc. Again, Beautiful shop!
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Old 04-22-2006, 08:03 AM   #8
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Nimrod, that's looks like it should be a framed print or something.

I too am curious about the wood floor...tell us more.
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Old 04-22-2006, 09:57 AM   #9
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I've already posted these...but here is my 15' deep 19' wide shop space.

Nimrod,

Love the small shop and the projects, especially the knucklehead and roadster pickup. Got to ask, though, what is the blue power hammer of to the side? It looks pneumatic and I'm guessing for sheet metal forming.

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Old 04-22-2006, 11:09 PM   #10
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Love the small shop and the projects, especially the knucklehead and roadster pickup. Got to ask, though, what is the blue power hammer of to the side? It looks pneumatic and I'm guessing for sheet metal forming.

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It's a louver press, hydraulic. I'll probobly be moving that into another building pretty soon, it takes up too much space in the shop. I've got a couple other little sheds that let me store crap and not clutter up this little shop.
As for the wood floor...it does soak up oil, and every Harley I've owned knows how to drip oil. I try and soak it up, and I may try and oil the floor to make it more oil resistant?
I know I can't be the only one on the board with a little shop though.
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Old 04-23-2006, 12:35 AM   #11
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Wow... looks nice!
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Old 04-23-2006, 12:42 PM   #12
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Well,

I looked back and found the pics of your place - SWEET!! You have a really neat place there! I'm jealous - Too many cool old bikes and rods - - - and a "Spitfire" too? (You glutton for punishment) Just kidding, worked on many when I had my shop. Thought it was a Stag for a second, but saw the bonnet latches. Hard top too, Woo - woo. I really like your place. Ahhhh - "Sweet inspiration" Time for me to get after my mess!
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Old 04-24-2006, 04:14 PM   #13
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Looking for pics of small garages. 1 car, or 2 car tandem (2 cars parked 1 behind the other.) garages. (or other small garage or work spaces.

Thx!
I too would like to see more pics of small garages. I am about to have built on my property a 20 x 20 metal garage since space is at a minimum so wanted to see what others do with smaller two car shops. I will get a 12 foot sidewall so I can one day get a lift in there also. I wish I had enough $$ and room to build a larger one but a 20 x 20 will have to do.

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Old 05-14-2006, 07:28 PM   #14
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Hi. If I can figure out how to post pics here i'll show you my HUGE 12x20 under the deck of the house garage with optional slanted ceiling and plastic tarp roofing.


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Old 05-20-2006, 03:15 PM   #15
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This was my old garage. It was only 12 feet wide but 27 feet deep. And all the water heater, water tank, waster and dryer was all on the left side. I worked out of this garage for 11 years. Now it's been converted to living space.
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Old 05-20-2006, 05:37 PM   #16
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whew,, that had to be a tight fit.
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Old 05-20-2006, 05:55 PM   #17
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You can see there was just enough room to walk past the car. Had to work on one side then turn the car around. I built allot of cars in there.
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Old 05-20-2006, 06:34 PM   #18
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oh jeepers, that had to be a pain...
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Old 11-28-2006, 08:23 PM   #19
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Boy, my little garage looks so sad compared to what you guys have done, especially the wood-floor one.

Anyway, this is the garage that came with our house in the city. I don't know the dimensions, but it is in the small X tiny range. It can't be too large, as the dimensions of our entire lot is only 50'x100':



I maximized the space inside by installing shelving or pegboard on just about every possible surface:



I also put shelving up in the rafters for storage:



I have one large toolbox that I had to put up on a raised portion to rest on top of the foundation lip, and my one workbench is a rolling one that is better than nothing:



This is an all-purpose garage, so it has to also hold all our yard supplies and tools:



When everything is put where it should be, there is a surprising amount of room in the garage:



I am able to park my '70 Cutlass Supreme SX in there, and still get by:



Although I have to pull it ALL the way up to the two engines I have on stands in the front of the garage:



and all the way over to the right-side of the garage:



so that I can get into the car on the left side, and still have access to my tools for my other projects:



I've been able to do engine-swaps in the garage by draping a tarp over the back of the vehicle as it extends out the doors, which keeps out the weather, but it's far from ideal. It only has a single 15-amp circuit and two plugs, which will need to get upgraded before I can hook up my stick welder. I also have air routed out there from my basement, with a flexible line draped along the fence that runs from the house to the garage.

I'd eventually love to tear this one down, pour a new pad, and install a lift so that I can make a vertical 2-car garage and still have space to walk around whatever I park in there. For now, though, this is the best I can do. I'm interested in hearing how others have maximized their use of limited space.
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Old 11-28-2006, 08:40 PM   #20
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Is that the back of a wagoneer I see? Tell me more about that if you don't mind.
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