Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:04 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
Neutrino MP3 492.7 AK, 2013 Moto Guzzi Norge
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Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:04 pm linkquote
feb31st wrote:
We're renovating our 1800s farmhouse and space is tight... so I am currently storing my toys in a "translucent" Shelter Logic "shed". It is 12ft wide by 28ft long. It sits on about 2 feet of leveled stone. I can comfortably fit my vespa, zero turn mower, kubota tractor/end-loader, golf cart, 20 bails of hay & two small yard waste trailers in there. I had to go w/ translucent so it would classify as a "greenhouse" for zoning reasons.

It's not ideal and kind of an eye-sore but its served me well for two winters. I have a Honda EU2000 generator out there w/ shop lights mounted for when I need power. There are two sections of shoring scaffold w/ a 10ft aluminum I-beam for hanging the scooter from when needed.

When the house is done... I am building an awesome shed or putting in a 1/2+ acre fishing pond. Not sure. =/
go for the shed and make sure it is big enough for your needs. After you figure the plans double it and you should be good.

Oh you can fish alot of places but a shed/garage is very needed, also will improve your property value where a pond not so.
Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:31 pm

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Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:31 pm linkquote
Re: What Not to Do
jess wrote:
I think I know what the secret is, though. Anyone can achieve the same results as I have. Just follow this simple plan:

0) Get the damn cars out of the garage.
1) Stop holding on to stuff. Don't be sentimental. Put anything of value on Craigslist or eBay. Give everything else to Goodwill.
2) Throw away all the crap that's just not of any value to anyone. Make a trip to the dump. It's extremely therapeutic, and you'll feel an incredible weight lifted from your shoulders as you drive away.
3) Create storage for the things that you must keep, either because you really need it or because it has high sentimental value.
4) Paint everything white.
5) Put in lots of overhead lights.

That's it. That's the whole secret to having a nice garage.
Sage advice! I've got number 0 down, just gotta work on the next 5! I'd add another one, though:

    6) when your kids graduate college and get an apartment of their own, don't let them just leave all their junk with you!


I wish I could claim #6 as the reason my garage is so messy, but...

In any case, a great list to work on. Thanks.

-Dan
Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:54 pm

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Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:54 pm linkquote
A couple things that have helped me:

a) Tools in the garage, storage elsewhere. The minute you start using the garage to store stuff the battle is lost.

b) Clean up after every session. Even though you think you're going to come back to it tomorrow, clean your tools and put everything away. Otherwise before you know it you're piling you projects on top of your projects.

c) Decorate. Add your posters, signs and dart boards. It'll be more fun and you'll take better care of it.
Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:57 pm

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Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:57 pm linkquote
Re: bigger
jess wrote:
vespa auntie wrote:
bigger for jess
Thanks! Looks just like an SF garage.
BUT it's a pacifica garage.
Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:11 pm

Petty Tyrant
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Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:11 pm linkquote
Re: bigger
vespa auntie wrote:
jess wrote:
vespa auntie wrote:
bigger for jess
Thanks! Looks just like an SF garage.
BUT it's a pacifica garage.
I was razzing you.
Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:41 am

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Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:41 am linkquote
old as dirt wrote:
Oh you can fish alot of places but a shed/garage is very needed, also will improve your property value where a pond not so.
Yep I agree. I have room for both & we're zoned for a pond + horses... but with ever changing zoning rules and environmentalist dictating what you can do w/ your land its a question of how long I will have until they say sorry no pond. =/
Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:24 am

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Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:24 am linkquote
I've decided that I'm going to clean out my garage when the weather warms up. Before I take all the crap to the dump I'm going to put it on my curb with a "free" sign. Maybe put an ad on CL too.
Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:50 am

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Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:50 am linkquote
vintage red matthew wrote:
I've decided that I'm going to clean out my garage when the weather warms up. Before I take all the crap to the dump I'm going to put it on my curb with a "free" sign. Maybe put an ad on CL too.
Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:48 am

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Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:48 am linkquote
jess wrote:
vintage red matthew wrote:
I've decided that I'm going to clean out my garage when the weather warms up. Before I take all the crap to the dump I'm going to put it on my curb with a "free" sign. Maybe put an ad on CL too.
recycle, reuse. good for you. free, donate, then dump.
Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:24 am

Molto Verboso
SYM HD200, Vespa GT200
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Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:24 am linkquote
[quote="SX Santa Barbara"]A couple things that have helped me:

a) Tools in the garage, storage elsewhere. The minute you start using the garage to store stuff the battle is lost.

b) Clean up after every session. Even though you think you're going to come back to it tomorrow, clean your tools and put everything away. Otherwise before you know it you're piling you projects on top of your projects.



You must be thinking of mine!

The time to clean up the mess is when it takes longer to find stuff than it does to finish a project. I'm getting close! If a garage is tidy, then it's not being used!
Cheers,

Bob


Overview of my shambles, too much going on at once


A drawing waiting to be completed and somewhere on the table, a clay mermaid waiting for her arms!


A cigar box ukulele slowly taking shape


My power tool bench shared with little RC plane


The cleanest part of the workshop. My kiln is buried under there.

Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:14 am

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Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:14 am linkquote
OK Jess this is not pretty, but it is a good working shop. The town would not let me build a proper building. so I am using a tent structure. It had to be tall enough for the lift. ( i think it's 14 ft) cold in the winter and too hot in the summer. But I can work on just about anything. I have restored a lotus 7 and a 1967 mini and a 2000 fiat and that includes paint !





Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:21 am

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Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:21 am linkquote
Woohey! Bob, nice to see a fellow artist on here!

I wouldn't be brave enough to draw in my "garage", I'm far far too messy and every drawing would have oil or grease fingerprints all over.

Any other fellow artstudio/garage combinations?
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Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:10 am

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Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:10 am linkquote
Garage Zen
..........a place of retreat, utility and fun









Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:22 am

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Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:22 am linkquote
2009 MP3/250 and 2012 GTS/300 Super
All Clean and ready for the next Ride



Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:25 am

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Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:25 am linkquote
You asked for it! Here's my not-so-pristine garage



Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:30 am

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Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:30 am linkquote
I would show mine but the EPA might get involved!
Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:55 am

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Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:55 am linkquote
Re: Garage Zen
King wrote:
..........a place of retreat, utility and fun
King, that is beautiful. Nice photography, too. You've inspired me to tackle mine this weekend... My garage is far from a retreat -- more of a rout.

-Dan
Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:43 am

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Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:43 am linkquote
Re: Garage Zen
dchernikoff wrote:
King wrote:
..........a place of retreat, utility and fun
King, that is beautiful. Nice photography, too. You've inspired me to tackle mine this weekend... My garage is far from a retreat -- more of a rout.

-Dan
"organized" is latin for I need to find that now
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Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:19 am

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Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:19 am linkquote
Here's my little bike collection and garage.

Yes I know I need to paint the floor and I may do in 20 years or so

Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:19 am

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Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:19 am linkquote
Re: Show Us Your Garage
SX Santa Barbara wrote:
Okay fine, Jess's garage sets the bar pretty high. Lets see who else cares more for their garage than the rest of the house.... Post 'em here.

Here's mine: Unfinished SX200 and a bobber experiment. The GT200 and Karmann Ghia are pulled out to show the space. Note the overhead power and air (HIGHLY recommend stuffing your compressor in the rafters and putting it on a switch.)
This is bigger than my flat !!
Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:29 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS 2013 BV 350
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Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:29 am linkquote
Two Sheds
Thinking about adding another shed after all this....

Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:33 am

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Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:33 am linkquote
Quote:
Here's my little bike collection and garage.

Yes I know I need to paint the floor and I may do in 20 years or so
Major-Jump, does your garage have central heating?
Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:06 am

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Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:06 am linkquote
Slick 89 wrote:
Quote:
Here's my little bike collection and garage.

Yes I know I need to paint the floor and I may do in 20 years or so
Major-Jump, does your garage have central heating?
No its just the boiler is in the garage for the house central heating although it does warm the garage a degree or two.
Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:19 am

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Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:19 am linkquote
Here's mine, kinda, the Rovers get in the way of my side projects!



Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:27 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 Vespa LX 190, 2011 LXV150ie
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Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:27 am linkquote
Re: Two Sheds
fledermaus wrote:
Thinking about adding another shed after all this....



"Two Sheds" Fledermaus doesn't quite have the same ring to it.
Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:15 pm

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Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:15 pm linkquote
Its a friggin disaster!

Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:01 pm

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Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:01 pm linkquote
Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:27 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
1975 Vespa GTR 125, 1976 Vespa V90 (Resto), 2001 Vespa ET4 125 (Sold), 2009 Vespa GTS300 Super
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Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:27 pm linkquote
brown_beret7 wrote:
Size Envy

All you US guys have four times the space I do!

But I have more space than LAE, so I don't feel too bad

That Jess have got me thinkin...and I've started sketching now too, new projects always start with that damn sketchin, darn it
The sketchin shifted to doin, and inspired by this thread and others, I've been working on the garage to workshop conversion on weekends and free time over the last few months. Should be ready for a big reveal and photos in another month I guess
Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:52 pm

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Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:52 pm linkquote
I'd be happy with some of these garages for my house!
Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:16 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:16 pm linkquote
I'd just be happy with a garage, period.
Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:07 pm

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Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:07 pm linkquote
Nothing fancy, just functional and sufficient for all the maintenance. Actually, in comparison with the garden shed, this place is quite tidy.

Salima's car is normally parked where the table lift is now and my GTS parks where my pet carrier is now.

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Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:29 pm

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Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:29 pm linkquote
Scary fuel/fuel container storage.
Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:23 pm

Molto Verboso
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Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:23 pm linkquote
boraxman wrote:
Its a friggin disaster!

Liking your C6 Bro'. Is it an O7? Here's mine with the lovely Breanne posing in front of it. (Wife approved). Oh and Velocity Yellow Rules!!!!



Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:37 pm

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Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:37 pm linkquote
SoulSurferr wrote:
Liking your C6 Bro'. Is it an O7? Here's mine with the lovely Breanne posing in front of it. (Wife approved). Oh and Velocity Yellow Rules!!!!
Thanks fellow Vette buddy, mines an 08/ Heres a more recent pic...
Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:57 am

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Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:57 am linkquote
An inspiration..........

http://12-gaugegarage.com/

Cheers
Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:25 am

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Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:25 am linkquote
jimh wrote:
An inspiration..........

http://12-gaugegarage.com/
Yep. Jack Olsen's garage is an inspiration to many over at Garage Journal, where he is both a regular contributor and a moderator.

He's even posted here at MV, earlier in this thread.
Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:46 am

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Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:46 am linkquote
Oh bugger!

Sorry mate, missed that.

Cheers
Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:57 am

Petty Tyrant
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Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:57 am linkquote
jimh wrote:
Oh bugger!

Sorry mate, missed that.
Oh, no worries! I don't think he had created the dedicated site at that point.
Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:00 am

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Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:00 am linkquote
I'm jealous of people that can walk into theirs. I'm in the middle of re-molding my house:



Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:03 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 Vespa LX 190, 2011 LXV150ie
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Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:03 am linkquote
Motorsport Scooters wrote:
I'm jealous of people that can walk into theirs. I'm in the middle of re-molding my house:

Now that's more like it.

Let's keep it real here!
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