YSOSLO's Garage Mahal

Discussion in 'Around the House' started by YSOSLO, May 25, 2010.

  1. YSOSLO

    YSOSLO is the word, beotch

    So I finally decided enough is enough with regard to the amount of crap piling up in our garage, and I've convinced Jess to chip in on some garage cabinets/storage etc. Below are a couple of "before" pictures, followed by some not quite "after" pics, but we'll call it about 75%-of-the-way-there pics.

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    I still have another upper cabinet coming that I'll be mounting to the right of the 2 in the picture above, and I still need to wall-mount the 2 lower cabinets to the right of the one by the door...it's gettin' there!

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    You can see the lime green paint sort of cuts off on the far left of this pic, because I'm focusing on getting the 2-car parking area cleared out and finished before I tackle the 3rd stall on the left aka the MAJOR dumping ground of all things outdoor and garage related.
     
    Last edited: May 25, 2010
  2. Picklz

    Picklz SUDO Make me a SAMCH

    Looks great man, those cabinets look familiar hehe.
     
  3. mndsm

    mndsm I'M OFFENDED!

    Where's death compressor? The one in the pic looks too classy.
     
  4. YSOSLO

    YSOSLO is the word, beotch

    That's the one! Open pulley and all...lol
     
  5. mndsm

    mndsm I'M OFFENDED!

    Ooooh. Looked shinier for some reason.
     
  6. VTEC8YA

    VTEC8YA The Story Teller....

    Looks good dude. I want a garage!!!!!
     
  7. dmention7

    dmention7 Hater

    Not bad!
     
  8. Big Nate

    Big Nate Chaos Engineer

    Great Job. Pool toys just kinda suck to store. In fact most kids toy's suck to store .
     
  9. YSOSLO

    YSOSLO is the word, beotch

    Some updated pics. Finished up all of the cabinets, but one which will be going up once I take out the door I currently have my vacuum mounted on. The only thing left (other than the 3rd stall, but that'll be awhile) is the flooring. I'm going to be putting in 5/8" thick 4'x6' rubber barn mats around the perimeter of the garage and a row between the 2 parking mats you see in the pictures as soon as Fleet Farm puts them on sale again. I'm hoping the thicker barn mats with the thinner parking mats will keep most of the Winter slop from the vehicles contained (I'll probably throw a bead of silicone caulk around the inside edge where the barn mats meet the parking mats, so the water can't get under the barn mats). Anybody have any ideas on how I might secure the barn mats together on a semi-permanent, but not completely permanent basis? I want them to stay together while keeping the option of removing them one-by-one of necessary for cleaning.

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  10. Workdawg

    Workdawg NARWHAL

    It looks like some jerk hung a Packers banner on your garage door to make you look dumb.

    Other than that, looks awesome.
     
  11. dmention7

    dmention7 Hater

    Yeah, it does look pretty nice.

    What are these barn mats you speak of? Knowing what they are made of might spark some ideas on how to secure them together.
     
  12. mazdamn02

    mazdamn02 Guest

    Looks great Pete! It's funny you posted this thread because I got the bug to start organizing my garage as well...

    I just picked one of these Craftsman lockers up via Craigslist for $125: http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00959125000P
    And picked up this shelving unit from Costco (can't find the link though) Edsal 77 in. W x 78 in. H x 24 in. D Steel Commercial Shelving Unit.. http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc...d=-1&keyword=edsal&storeId=10051#.UKvwPIfAcnE

    I'm curious about these barn mats as well. I'd ideally like to get some epoxy coating on the floor. My garage is a 1.75 car garage, so its not too big, shouldn't be much work.
     
  13. AJ

    AJ 110 HP of FURY!

    Looks awesome Pete!!! If we were staying here for some time I'd work on finishing our garage, but I'll save that process for the next place.
     
  14. dmention7

    dmention7 Hater

    Bitch... if you weren't going to stay there anyway, why didn't you build BAG in my yard?
     
  15. AJ

    AJ 110 HP of FURY!

    simple oversight, muh bad.
     
  16. YSOSLO

    YSOSLO is the word, beotch

    The barn mats are 5/8" thick (or 3/4" thick, but I'm cheap, so going with the thinner ones) 4' x 6' black rubber mats HERE with a pebble finish embossed on the top. Fleet farm has them on sale from time to time for 28.99 each, and unfortunately I decided to get them the weekend AFTER they went on sale last time (about 3 weeks ago). They're heavy enough that I don't think they'll move around much, but I'd love to figure out a way to keep them together a little more than just laying them next to each other in a row. I don't know if silicone caulk would stick to rubber and I thought about maybe doing a thin strip of velcro on each of the mats with a wide piece of velcro used to hold the 2 thin strips together, but again I don't know if the thin strips of velcro will stick to the bottom of the rubber mats. The only other idea I had was perhaps using those metal plates with points on one side like the ones they use to nail/hold together roof trusses or cheaper wooden picnic tables and stuff. Any other ideas would certainly be appreciated, because I don't know if I can buy those metal plates anywhere.
     
  17. YSOSLO

    YSOSLO is the word, beotch

    Wow, those shelves look pretty heavy duty! Are you planning on only parking one vehicle in the garage once it's done? Otherwise you may want to consider going with more wall cabinets than things that take up floor space. There are also a lot of ceiling-mounted racks of various sizes that would allow you to store things while being able to park a vehicle underneath the stored items, especially if you have a lot of clearance between the garage door in the "up" position and the ceiling. I don't, unfortunately, but for the lucky people that do have that space, the ceiling-mounted racks can really maximize the space. I would think permanent storage like that would help re-sale value for your townhome too.
     
  18. dmention7

    dmention7 Hater

    Actually, I think those nail plates they use to assemble roof trusses (and/or wood pallets) would be great for keeping the edges of those mats together. At 5/8" thick, I wouldn't think the spikes would stand a chance of penetrating all the way through the mat unless they really compress. But it would be cheap to try out.
     
  19. Turbotalon1g

    Turbotalon1g Guest

    That is a great transformation, interested in floor mats also.

    Floor epoxy is nice, but can get very slippery when wet.
     
  20. escort1991

    escort1991 New Member

    Great work on the garage. Nice added touch on the packers banner!
     

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