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Show me your home 2-car garage shop/build area

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by goldtele, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. goldtele
    Joined: Sep 16, 2006
    Posts: 118



    We just bought a new house and I lost my 3 car garage + shop addition. Way bigger house but now I just have a standard 2-car garage and cant justify an additional shop payment.

    Show me your average 2-car garage shops to give me some ideas. I'm half way through a 57 Ranch Wagon and have a 56 Ford as well so need to accommodate 2 cars as well....

  2. It appears as a 2 car garage from the front but I doubled the depth and raised the side walls to accomodate a vaulted ceiling using big trusses. That's to enable the use of an extended height lift.
    It's 50' deep, plenty of room for my junk now.

    Cheaper than moving.

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  3. aero3113
    Joined: Oct 13, 2011
    Posts: 14


  4. grabrr
    Joined: Nov 9, 2010
    Posts: 129


    A little bigger than a 2 car, and not really HAMB material...But I'm looking to add something soon.

  5. cakes
    Joined: Sep 29, 2008
    Posts: 564


    Ill snap a picture in the morning. I have a 16x28 with a 10ft car port on one side. It works in my small lot and its behind the house. I'm 5and it was a budget build so its about as good as I can do right now but its plenty for one car and all my tools
  6. Boyd Who
    Joined: Nov 9, 2001
    Posts: 2,196

    Boyd Who

    My workshop is 20 x 22. It's great for one car at a time. I also have a 12 x 20 that I use for storage and yard stuff.
  7. bryan6902
    Joined: May 5, 2008
    Posts: 1,137


    I squatted in my folks 2 car for the majority of my build... 57 Pontiac, frame off, lots of welding, metal work, grinding, priming etc.... And it took up the whole space when it was all apart. Saving grace was keeping my roller at my house in the one car garage. Also stored some non-essentials at my place and brought them over as I needed them. Organization is key... cut the clutter and clean up everything after all work sessions. Get the stuff you don't need out of the way so you can focus on what you're doing rather than tripping over it all the time. Rafters, sheds, basements, friends homes, under tarps behind the garage are all great hiding spots for stuff.

    Having a small garage actually helped me focus and finish my project. Having extra space makes you want to fill it with things whether you really need them or not.
  8. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 12,686

    from KCMO
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    Joined: May 7, 2005
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  10. 1/2done
    Joined: Oct 29, 2006
    Posts: 619

    from Ohio

    You're gonna miss the extra space. :(
  11. lawman
    Joined: Sep 19, 2006
    Posts: 2,665


    I have a horse barn also for storing "Horse Power" not horses !!!! LOL

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  12. 1/2 done you give me hope. I thought mine was crowded wow how do you work.
  13. carcrazyjohn
    Joined: Apr 16, 2008
    Posts: 4,844

    from trevose pa

    If its atleast 23 by 20 Heres my set up in writing ,All cabinets and work benches across back wall,Compressor to the right by front door,Have one wall cabinet in left rear corner,In right rear corner another cabinet ,Wall hung ,Basically keep everything packed to the rear,If you have a rear door block it off,
  14. ilinrods41
    Joined: Oct 21, 2009
    Posts: 81


    18x22 Keeps me somewhat organized. Whether I like it or not

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  15. 5wcoupehunter
    Joined: Oct 20, 2007
    Posts: 907

    from FLORIDA

    I work out of a two car , when me & my brother build.

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  16. Blades
    Joined: May 25, 2006
    Posts: 1,188

    from Chicago

    Mines is bare. Just a tool box and some random stuff.

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  17. Flathead Johnny
    Joined: Jul 26, 2011
    Posts: 744

    Flathead Johnny
    from MA

    my space, the f100 is hiding the hand toys

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  18. ehdave
    Joined: Feb 28, 2009
    Posts: 119


    Not really a 2 car garage anymore but there's a bunch of car parts, tools, paint and a motorbike hiding in there. Really need a workbench in there.

  19. THE_DUDE
    Joined: Aug 22, 2009
    Posts: 2,601


    Two car, spent most of my time working in the driveway

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  20. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 20,542

    from Michigan

    Nope!... Sorry...:)
  21. What the hell were you thinking? LOL!! I hope you got a big lot so you can build another shop, you will need it.
  22. falcon and the jetski have to have a beer fridge
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  23. not as cool as a lot but its got what we need

    cheers dylan
  24. gsport
    Joined: Jul 16, 2009
    Posts: 678


    how do ya do it????
  25. The more space you have , you just fill it with projects and still work in the driveway!!! I have a 2 car on the house, a 3 car beside the house and a 1680 sf barn/ doghouse/ man cave and I still end up working outside?
  26. 1oldtimer
    Joined: Aug 21, 2003
    Posts: 8,025


    yup, same as mine. I'm looking to upgrade either a shop (if the city allows it or a new place, small house BIG shop). I have a hard time passing up cheap, good equipment... so my room for cars suffers. I'm working in the driveway now and it attracts WAY too much attention.
  27. speedyg948
    Joined: May 3, 2008
    Posts: 163


    heres mine 16x25..have my benches and toolbox against the side an 80 gallon upright compressor in a small storage building right next to it

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  28. THE_DUDE
    Joined: Aug 22, 2009
    Posts: 2,601


    Yes Sir, I keep it simple:)
  29. 1/2done
    Joined: Oct 29, 2006
    Posts: 619

    from Ohio

    I built my gasser in the driveway. Any car that rolls gets pushed in and out to work on. [​IMG]
    Building weather is pretty much over for the year.:(
  30. n847
    Joined: Apr 22, 2010
    Posts: 2,707


    I've been working on organizing my work space all summer and every time it gets close something new gets tossed in with winter around the corner I'm gonna have to give up enough space to fit the wifes Trailblazer EXT in there???

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