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Making the best of the available garage storage space is easier said than done, especially if you are passionate about mechanics and you love to fix common problems all by yourself, without taking your vehicle to the local repair shop. I was wondering if you think would be possible to build the squat rack so you could remove the pull up bar, and then SWING the frames outward so they rest flat against the walls. When most people think garage doors they think sectional metal doors and they do this for a reason; they’re a good product and it’s just about all anyone installs these days. Lots of field editors told us that their biggest garage mistake was not installing a subpanel.

I am moving in a few weeks and my next garage will have a lifting platform and that project will go on the blog. This is especially true if you’re designing an attached garage where the roof must tie into the existing roof. The wall I built these shelves on was about 14 feet long, so I needed two 8 foot sheets of plywood for each row. Unless you’re a qualified bricky and can build and roof your own creation, you’ll need to rely on a self-build garage or workshop kit. The unit just gets hammered together (bits lock into place) and then shelves drop on top. Adequate driveway and parking areas will add greatly to the convenience of your garage.

This is another great storage idea that you should consider, if you feel that there is simply not enough space in your house to store all of your belongings efficiently. This rower is the most expensive piece of equipment I have purchased for my garage gym…but I love it. I hate running, so I do a lot of rowing. There are even magazines dedicated to this pursuit – Kit Car Magazine and Kit Car Builder come immediately to mind.

Bottom line is you don’t need a ton of space, but you will need a dedicated portion of the garage for lifting weights. When Kristin and her family decided to build a new garage, they had a list of cool ideas to incorporate. Smaller items can be stored on projecting shelves hung on studs or closed walls. This is a very simple and super practical tutorial on how to organize your garage the proper way, using some recycle bin hangers.

Heck, you may even have enough materials in your scrap timber pile to build a storage rack. Smart, efficient, durable and quite affordable, this is an outstanding tool organizing idea that you can easily implement in your own garage. Your local hardware store or timber yard has everything you need to build your own storage shelves. You will need to know how to do electrical work if you want lights in the garage.

Once you have made up your mind you can sketch it on paper, draw it on a whiteboard, or even tape it out on your garage floor. I actually only used one perpendicular (from the wall) support piece for the entire length of the shelf because when you nail down the plywood shelving you gain plenty of perpendicular strength and the shelves are not deep enough to warrant perpendicular support beams.

Before you get started, though, it’s important to determine what’s involved, what materials are available and some of ways you can customise your newly created space to make make it into your dream garage. We can advise on what piece of plant is correct for any particular job, and provide a delivery and collection service so that you’ll only have the kit for the time that it is required.