So.......I started a project, My new Garage!

pclark

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Looking dang good.
I really like how you were able to integrate the used cabinets. It's rare to see a shop with so much counter space. I'm a big fan of having plenty of work surface. I can stage multiple projects with room.
I'll give some input on the island plywood top. I have one in my shop and I use the space more than I expected. I ended up adding another layer of plywood that I glued and screwed tight to the original single layer. I was banging and whacking heavy stuff on the original and it wanted to bounce more than I liked. I also ended up adding a sacrificial layer of 3/4 MDF melamine on some of my bench space and the island because the softer woods dented so easily. The MDF melamine is hard but the laminate layer wears off with abuse. That stuff makes a fantastic surface for out feed tables on wood projects. Wood slides nicely and it's easy to clean.
Thanks for the advice on the surfaces. Still looking at some options to seal it.
 

pclark

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I hope I'm missing something..
I see no beer fridge???
On the far right of the cabinet wall I have carefully measured a spot between the window and the cabinets under the half cabinet for the fridge, right now beer stays cold in what little snow we have just outside the door. Fridge will be moved up from my basement once we start on the house remodel.
 

pclark

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I hope I'm missing something..
I see no beer fridge???
On the far right of the cabinet wall I have carefully measured a spot between the window and the cabinets under the half cabinet for the fridge, right now beer stays cold in what little snow we have just outside the door. Fridge will be moved up from my basement once we start on the house remodel.
 

rph130

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Looks great Paul. Like Mezz said, I'm jealous. Is the floor just the concrete from the pour or did you do something to it? Looks nice.
 

goofy600

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Paul that doesn’t look like a garage that was just built, it looks like you have been there for a while. Looks great will have to get that way sometime to see how the beer fridge fits.😁
 

pclark

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Paul that doesn’t look like a garage that was just built, it looks like you have been there for a while. Looks great will have to get that way sometime to see how the beer fridge fits.😁
Thanks Jim, love have you visit.
 

pclark

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Happy Super Bow! Sunday!, Not much else going on up here with the dismal winter tat we have had so far this season. Moving along getting things organized in the garage. Its nice to have a place to work inside in the winter that is heated, was able to change the oil in both vehicles and go through my maintenance routines especially on my 2007 Chevy Tahoe, it really appreciates the warm garage. Still stuff to put away but I have emptied my basement workshop and freed up that space as well as organized the rec room in the house where a lot of stuff was stored when we moved up here. I have also emptied my storage shed that we had as the weather has been very nice and I was able to trailer stuff over and not get road slop all over it. I finally figured out what to do with the surface on my island workbench, I used some old laminate flooring that I had and screwed it down over the nice 3/4" plywood so that it doesn't get ruined. The laminatte flooring is 5/16" thick and is made of MDF with a melomine wearlayer that has aluminum oxide in it, should be a very durable surface and it's very easy to clean with just spraying on cleaner and wiping off. Also got the gas cans and some other lawn care stuff organized on a shelving unit by the garage door. Was upstairs this week as it was warm and did a little more wiring and noting what i need to finish everything up there. That will be done this summer as Spring I have the siding to do. Enjoy the pictures and go Chiefs!
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favoritos

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Great idea with the flooring. It sounds like one of those better products that is super wear resistant. I have one area that looks like a similar product. I believe they called it Duraceramic, I know it's tough. You will enjoy the working surface and easy cleanup.

I don't have scraps of the harder product left around so I've been using left over LVP pieces as temporary working spots. It's not nearly as hard but it helps protect the surface. Most of the stuff I have also has a layer of foam rubber on the back. In my case the foam is helpful to keep it from sliding around since it's not attached.
 

pclark

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Great idea with the flooring. It sounds like one of those better products that is super wear resistant. I have one area that looks like a similar product. I believe they called it Duraceramic, I know it's tough. You will enjoy the working surface and easy cleanup.

I don't have scraps of the harder product left around so I've been using left over LVP pieces as temporary working spots. It's not nearly as hard but it helps protect the surface. Most of the stuff I have also has a layer of foam rubber on the back. In my case the foam is helpful to keep it from sliding around since it's not attached.
I also have some LVT but opted for the laminate flooring instead. Both are flooring products and some of the most durable made today.
 

skiroule

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Wow! Your shop looks just like mine...NOT.

Amazing work and organization. Must feel pretty good to be at this point in the project.
 

pclark

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Wow! Your shop looks just like mine...NOT.

Amazing work and organization. Must feel pretty good to be at this point in the project.
Thanks Skiroule, coming from you that is a nice compliment. I feel good about where I am but still lots of things to do. Will keep updating throughout 2024 but the heavy lifting is done except for siding in the Spring.
 
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