Garage Inspiration Needed – Share Yours?
Just acquired my first garage and I’ve been bimbling about putting the bikes in order and I’m really excited about it. I have a few ideas, like shelves for my shoes, a helmet tree and a dedicated bike stand + tools area, but I want to see what others do to get a bit of inspiration. Care to share please? 🙂Posted 4 years ago
although its a bit more of a tip just now as its undergoing major reworking. Lots of high level shelving going in(which means clearing floor space by walls so unorganised chaos it is) and that workbench is going to hell in a handcart.The frames pretty rotten and the worktop came off when i was using the vice last- it got nailed back down with some big ass nails fired into it with the nailgun after that.
why the facination of putting a wood burner in a garage – i want quick heat in a garage to take the chill off when im working in there . rarely needs more than 20 minutes to heat up to temperature for working.Posted 4 years agoThe Swedish ChefMember
I offer the 911 thread for inspirationPosted 4 years ago
painting floor needs to be done at a warm time of year also which is why i didnt do it when i moved in – february.
i really want to tile my floor but cant justify it when in the next 3-5 years i plan to tear whats there down and make it bigger + put on a bedroom/ensuite to the upstairs of the house(above the garage) – ill be sure to spec tiled floor in the build of that revision 😉Posted 4 years agoNobbySubscriber
As has already been suggested, hang ’em from the ceiling with hooks or something.
My last garage had a scaffold tube bolted to the joists at 90 degrees so I could hang all our bikes by the saddle noses. Quick, cheap & easy to use – even gives something to lock ’em too if you’re security minded.
Really must get round to putting one up in current garage…..Posted 4 years agotakisawa2Subscriber
Wheel hooks are these:-
…from Halfords. They fit my 29 x 2.4 Ralphs with plenty of room to spare. Will be lifting mine up a bit to gain some storage underneath.
(Sorry for pasting the whole hyperlink, stupid browser wont show the buttons).Posted 4 years agodantsw13Member
-I think a SOLID workbench and vice are a must. Make sure the vice has plenty of working space.
-For shelving, try your local tip for shelves/drawers discarded by others.
-Definitely have some seating.
-Bike hooks on the wall.
-A table near your work stand for putting stuff on.
-A pole to hang tyres from.
Obviously mine is a complete shambles, after I donated my double garage to be converted to a family room 😕Posted 4 years ago
and my new cedar workshop just isn’t quite big enough.tomlevellMember
No pictures of recent changes but after numerous attempts at storing bags/shoes/helmets the best use of space and accessibility has been hooks on walls.
Bikes are hung and staggered on one of the numerous bike hooks available like this.
Then in the spaces between or by the side of a door I’ve used various hooks.
These are brilliant for a pair of shoes.
I use a small single hook for helmets and place them back to the wall and they hold gloves inside.
Bags are currently hung off single hooks but still looking for a better solution.Posted 4 years agotomlevellMember
Here’s mark one layout with the shoes above the door.
Shoes in use are now tucked neatly down the side of the door next to a bike. Older helmets and shoes above the door.
Currently trying to make the messy shelves tidy but fighting a losing battle but moved a workbench underneath them .Posted 4 years ago
How did you make that board and what did you use to fix it to the wall? I have no power tools and will have to rely on borrowing some from a mate.
Tracey, may I ask what you used to pain the floor please?
I’ve got enough shoes to get a shoe rack for them (don’t judge please). The question is, how do I clean and dry them in the winter before they freeze?Posted 4 years agosssimonMember
I’ve been working on mine for a while (4 years since we moved in) gradually worked out where I want things but have a few bits to do
Built a good solid bench for vice and a ebay special bench mount workstand which is great for servicing forks and bleeding brakes. The more racking and shelving you have the more crap you will hoard so I’ve chopped my racking down to make a second bech to mount a pillar drill and bench grinder on.
next projects are more plugs and better lighting, I’d also like to plasterboard the rafters to keep some heat in and reflect more lightPosted 4 years ago
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