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    Pimp My Garage - Ideas?

    I am looking for some help organizing/pimping out my Garage. Looking for ideas people have done to save space while making it look nice.

    Some things I have done already:
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    Thinking about doing:
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    Epoxy floor

    This is your spot to brag about how awesome your garage looks. Pictures/links aren't only allowed, but suggested...


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    Re: Pimp My Garage - Ideas?

    flatscreen connected to cable, love having games on while tinkering. The traditional guy must, a refrigerator for beverages, and I am rather fond of having a water cooler in my garage too.



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    Re: Pimp My Garage - Ideas?

    Quote Originally Posted by clone319 View Post
    Do you actually park your car in there??


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    Re: Pimp My Garage - Ideas?

    I used the RubberMaid FastTrack rails. They worked out very well. However, the RubberMaid hanging cabinets are very expensive. So, I bought one hanging cabinet to reverse engineer it. I tracked down the hardware they use to hang the cabinets on the rails, and bought something similar (I couldn't buy the exact part used by RubberMaid). I had to do a little grinding on the hardware so it would fit properly in the RubberMaid rails. I then attached the hardware to some cheaper cabinets and mounted them on the RubberMaid rails. So far, all is good.

    As far as other cabinets, the plant I work was shut down a couple of years ago, and they were tossing everything in the trash. I salvaged several of the lateral file cabinets and put caster wheels on them. They work great for storage.

    For the floor, I used the Behr Concrete Primer, and the Behr 1-part epoxy/arcrylic garage floor paint (from Home Depot). So far, it is holding up very well after two years. I have an Excursion that I park in the garage, and by the nature of the driveway, have to turn the wheels quite a bit in the garage. The epoxy holding up just fine in those areas. Also, the previous owner's pet peed up the garage floor quite badly, so I was concerned about adhesion of the epoxy, but it is doing fine, even in the worst urine spots. I did have the floor acid cleaned before putting on the primer.

    The garage was a disaster, and is much better now, but I still need to do another round of organizing.


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    Re: Pimp My Garage - Ideas?

    Quote Originally Posted by oldman View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by clone319 View Post
    Do you actually park your car in there??
    I was thinking the same... that and how cold it would be in December.



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    Re: Pimp My Garage - Ideas?

    Peg Board, just a **** load of peg board.



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    Re: Pimp My Garage - Ideas?

    i have basketball player program posters hung in mine. Woods, Collins, Fred, Meyer, Thigpen, Vic, Pearson, Hester, Norman Brown. Also the ever popular "isu fans parking" sign.



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    Re: Pimp My Garage - Ideas?

    Anyone ever used a Bike Hoist? Any good? How about a storage place for push snowblower/push lawn mower in the offseason?



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    Re: Pimp My Garage - Ideas?

    Keep posting, blow this thread up!.. I'm in the same boat as cydline



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    Re: Pimp My Garage - Ideas?

    A stripper pole. Give the wife something to do.



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    Re: Pimp My Garage - Ideas?

    Do you fish? you could put in a sink with one of those hanging down cafeteria nozzled sprayer to clean your fish with.

    A urinal
    Air compressor with air lines along the wall so you can have plug ins for it on different sides of the garage
    Garage heater
    Fridge
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    Re: Pimp My Garage - Ideas?

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneRobert View Post
    Do you fish? you could put in a sink with one of those hanging down cafeteria nozzled sprayer to clean your fish with.

    A urinal
    Air compressor with air lines along the wall so you can have plug ins for it on different sides of the garage
    Garage heater
    Fridge
    Welding station
    I did the gargage heater...worth. every. penny.


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    Re:Pimp My Garage - Ideas?

    Not sure you want to ask this group to blow up your thread, as blow it up they will.



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