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04-08-2019 06:21 PM
MasterBlaster Nice !
03-31-2019 12:43 PM
Narberry I'll help revive this thread too!

Humble beginnings! First home, and I'm so happy to have a garage of my own.
03-31-2019 06:01 AM
PLAY-DOH Finished last year
11-05-2017 11:53 AM
EricH Happy to help a friend hide his new '17 C7 Corvette Gran Sport from his son so he could surprise him when picking him up from school the next day
09-07-2017 05:42 PM
EricH Another visitor! Blessed to temporarily store a buddies car for a few days!



Also a short vid of it driving around -
07-01-2017 10:33 AM
lobuzz311
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Originally Posted by chiarov View Post
Is that a Bugatti EB110 between the Ford GT and the Vector?
Looks like a Diablo with the roof scoop
07-01-2017 10:19 AM
chiarov Is that a Bugatti EB110 between the Ford GT and the Vector?
07-01-2017 08:18 AM
exlondoner One of clients garage, a lot of recent time spent here
07-01-2017 05:07 AM
me73 We just moved into a house with a detached oversized 2 stall. Shop is above. My first objective is to finish the floor.
05-18-2017 09:24 PM
glb I've got a dining room I don't use. A spare bedroom I don't use.

But, can't get cars in those places.

I store the RE11s or ~ inside during winter. A few yrs ago, I realized what's the point of being divorced if you can't store tires in the downstair office???
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Realtors were often surprised when I told them I preferred a detached garage. Don't want to lose both structures and items in a fire.
05-18-2017 09:21 PM
glb I am very envious.
05-14-2017 05:22 PM
XtinctElise
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Your garages are nicer than my living quarters. I could settle for a nice garage with a loft, cooking area, bathroom and entertainment center.

San
I like to joke that the attached garage in our current home is larger than our first house. I could never go back.

Below is the main half.
05-14-2017 05:10 PM
cyow5
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Originally Posted by oldmansan View Post
Your garages are nicer than my living quarters. I could settle for a nice garage with a loft, cooking area, bathroom and entertainment center.

San
We stayed in a cabin near Asheville, NC for some fun roads that was set up like that. The first level was a carport and sauna, second level was a studio living room, murphy bed, and kitchen. Even accounting for the land would be less than 6 figures to build. Needless to say, we have the vacation home planned out, haha

Back to the subject at hand, this is the view from the computer lab at my undergrad's motorsport department. The noise at times could be a little distracting, but, man, something about doing CAD when the real thing was nearby and the mill was there, too. While this garage is out of reach for myself by a long shot, it has several great features. Namely the air hoses and extensions cords hanging from reels on the ceiling.
05-14-2017 02:03 PM
lobuzz311 So like this?
I'm in.

05-14-2017 01:16 PM
oldmansan
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Originally Posted by Coyne View Post
I'm not going to lie, I have thought about this before. Still has appeal.
Great minds think alike.

San
05-14-2017 10:33 AM
Coyne
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Originally Posted by oldmansan View Post
Your garages are nicer than my living quarters. I could settle for a nice garage with a loft, cooking area, bathroom and entertainment center.



San

I'm not going to lie, I have thought about this before. Still has appeal.
05-13-2017 07:19 PM
oldmansan Your garages are nicer than my living quarters. I could settle for a nice garage with a loft, cooking area, bathroom and entertainment center.

San
05-13-2017 06:38 PM
cmoreau
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Originally Posted by cyow5 View Post
About how long did it take and how many square feet? It is still a spousal debate whether or not we hire someone to do it, and I think I am losing (I'm for DIY). What did you use as the finish for the concrete?
Grinding and cleanup can be done in a day. Definitely DIY.

My total garage makeover took a few weeks, but I had issues with shelving delivery. Overall, I spend pennies doing it myself compared to what a company would have charged me.
05-13-2017 06:34 PM
cmoreau
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Yeah, they have re-surfacers that look like a giant sander, so I'll probably kill two birds with one stone since I also need to level some parts where a wall was taken down between two bays. I was going to do that and the shelving all at once, but the more I think about it, those shelves are floating, right? I wonder if I could put the shelving in, get everything stored off of the floor, and then just need to move the cars out of the way. It's going to be dustier than all get-out though...
I rented a resurfacer from Home Depot to grind away some old spilled paint, and also to score the surface for the base coat to adhere better. It worked extremely well in some areas, but barely scored it in others. I recommend making sure you get a new sanding attachment if you rent one. I used up all 6 hours of my rental period, and Home Depot is just around the corner from me. More sanding is better than less.

I also recommend moving everything out, doing the work, and then moving everything back in. The selves are floating, but resurfacing the floor makes a mess, and you'll end up spending HOURS cleaning if you leave stuff in the garage. My house was packed for a couple weeks, but it was worth it in the long run.
05-12-2017 05:50 PM
cyow5
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Originally Posted by DeanG View Post
The concrete grinder I rented worked great. The hardest part was getting out of and back into my pickup truck (the engine hoist worked well for that). The concrete dust is super fine. Much like dry chemical fire extinguisher agent. Wear a mask.
About how long did it take and how many square feet? It is still a spousal debate whether or not we hire someone to do it, and I think I am losing (I'm for DIY). What did you use as the finish for the concrete?
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