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Old 09-04-2013, 07:54 PM   #1
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Several years ago I had 2 project cars in the driveway by my one car attached garage. A friend had a very nice 2 car garage that I borrowed one bay of when the weather was too bad to work on one of my cars. We jokingly called my house Durty Souf Racing and his was DSR West well, because he was actually east of me and things are a bit backwards in the Durty Souf, lol. I sold my projects to fund my garage build, lost my job, and then lost my dad and thought I would never have a respectable garage to work on projects with my boys. My dad gave me the best gift he could, he left me a life insurance policy. I wisely drew up plans to build a 24x30 garage and convert the old one car attached garage into a family room. The garage was completed in October of 2009. Fully drywalled, insulated, and heat and A/C via a small zoneline. I had 2 220 outlets wired in and the attic is stick built for max storage space. Almost right after it was complete I had to start working on my old daily driver a 2003 Mercury Marauder with a super charger that blew the engine. I had planned on coating the floor and organizing this thing a little better but project after project got in the way. Now that everything is complete and the floor is stained, I want to clean this place up and make it organized. I've been reading through threads for the last few days and I don't know where to start. So here it is GJ, your chance to help me figure out where to start and how to make this better.













The cabinets are full of random parts and bins with parts. I bought them off craigslist when the garage was under construction. I know I need a heavy duty cabinet to replace the plastic one that's full of oils and chemicals.
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Old 09-05-2013, 02:06 PM   #2
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I would like to get a lot of the stuff off the floor and fill up the empty walls. The ladders, broom, ext cord, and airhose will be hung on the right wall. I have brackets and tracks from various companies but haven't had the time to install them. I have two work benches I covered in galvanized metal a couple years ago that need to be reinstalled on 2x4 bases. I had old cabinets in the garage that were not holding up to the weight of tool storage so I moved them into the basement workroom for my gunsmithing and model building.

I've been reading threads for the last few days and I have some decent ideas but I am open to suggestions. I'm planning on cleaning and throwing away alot of unused or old stuff to empty this thing out even more this weekend.
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Old 09-11-2013, 07:18 PM   #3
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I, or we I should say, started cleaning the oil stains tonight to prepare for the epoxy coating later this year. I've spilled every fluid from a vehicle and then some on this floor in various spots.








Here is the stain from the 12 foot long oil slick I walked into one morning:








And while we were cleaning I found this, not sure what I can do about it:


It looks like the water is running under the block in a few places. Can this be repaired?
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Old 09-11-2013, 08:10 PM   #4
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Here in Portugal we use a special paint to seal up roof tops and rain ducts. Its very fine and goes trow every pore that concrete has. Too bad only has in brick red.
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Old 09-11-2013, 08:20 PM   #5
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The inside surface of the block was coated with a water proof sealer and then painted over with the latex wall paint. We went as far down to the floor as we could.
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Old 09-12-2013, 07:17 PM   #6
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I'm going to sit down in the next few days and draw up some storage ideas. I like the soffit cabinets others have done but not sure if I want to use a ladder everytime I need to get into it. I cleaned a couple more stains tonight, but need to get some stuff off the floor this weekend and get more of the drywall mud off the floor.
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Old 09-15-2013, 07:02 PM   #7
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Nice weather and a day off lead to more work in the garage. Got some stuff put up in the attic and off the floor. Threw away old crap I won't use anymore. I still have a long way to go before its ready for coating and putting back together.

Something that bugs me is how nice this thing is and how I let it get so dirty and cluttered. Project after project then repair after repair and owning my own business in there left little time to care for this the way I feel it needs to be. Now that I have a "normal" job I have more time to look after it.

Enough rambling, a couple pics of the progress no matter how small it is.


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Old 09-18-2013, 11:02 AM   #8
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I took down the temp workbench I installed last year so we could prep the floor and get rid of some clutter for now. Here's my youngest helper scraping drywall mud off the floor:
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Old 09-18-2013, 06:07 PM   #9
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Well, it's quiet in here lol.
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Old 10-02-2013, 11:18 AM   #10
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Looks like the floor coating project is going to be side lined. I have 2 cars lined up for work over the next 2-3 weeks. I also went out to clean up over the weekend and did some measuring. I think my best bet is to build an 8'x12' shed and get some of the yard tools and kids power wheels out of the way. I found some pics in my photobucket from when the garage was built, but I'm trying to get them sorted in order.
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Old 10-02-2013, 11:21 AM   #11
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Your upper cabinets are pretty nice, did you make those yourself?
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Old 10-02-2013, 11:45 AM   #12
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No, they were a Craigslist find. They are made of 3/4" plywood with adjustable shelves inside. The grab handles are chinese made 9mm wrenches.
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Old 12-19-2013, 04:02 PM   #13
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I guess its time for an update. I finished the two customer cars and now have a ton more oil stains in the garage thanks to them. Also had another oil container split and make a 6 foot long oil slick.

I need some opinions. I'm thinking of taking down the cabinets between the garage door and entry door to be replaced with 2 of these:
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I'll move the three cabinets to the back wall somewhere, probably to store fasteners and misc hardware. This spring I'm expecting a layoff around May, I will more than likely have to wait until then to decide what to do with the floor. I like the finished look of epoxy and the ability to roll heavy stuff with little resistance.

I'm still open to ideas on storage and organization. My plan this winter is to gather materials to build a small shed to house the "outdoor" stuff that has collected in the garage. I have also purchased a new project car that will be a long term build and I'd like the garage to be "done" before pulling it in.
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Old 12-19-2013, 04:58 PM   #14
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Howdy Neighbor!
I know where you got those cabinets, RIP Rob.
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Old 12-19-2013, 06:30 PM   #15
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I got them when one of the import shops closed up, not sure if it was Tachyon or not. I bought them from one of the owners who had a ton of stuff left over. They are heavy duty for sure and whoever built them did one hell of a job.
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Old 12-19-2013, 09:12 PM   #16
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Tachyon is still open, Those were from Kaos, Rob was the owner. I can't remember who built them but I remember when Jamey added the wrench handles.
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Old 12-20-2013, 03:15 PM   #17
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I bought them from a guy off Bardstown Rd in Fern Creek. I don't remember his name but I think he was the owner. I didn't know he had passed away, that sucks. I have the pics from Craigslist somewhere showing them in the shop. I'd love to make some roller base cabinets to match, but it seems very pricey.
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Old 01-06-2014, 09:52 AM   #18
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Part of my New Years resolution is to get the garage organized, cleaned, and coat the floor. Step 1 was building new bases for the counter tops so that I can slide rolling cabinets underneath.

I started with this on Saturday morning:


Into this:






Added some paint:




Mounted the counter tops:


And plugged in all the battery chargers:


I also cleaned up that hideous cabinet to prepare for the new one in a few weeks:


I'm going to build some shelves behind the entry door this week to store my table saw, chop saw, and other tools that don't get used very often.
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Old 01-06-2014, 12:23 PM   #19
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Great looking space! I like the color scheme.
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Old 01-06-2014, 07:13 PM   #20
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Thanks. It took me a while to pick out the colors when the drywall guys were done. The stripe is actually a dark midnight blue but it shows up black in pics.
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