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mike12ophone

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06-04-2019 04:46 PM

Topic tags/keywords: small garage

I just recently got the green light to finally set up a semi-permanent shop in one bay of our (mother-in-law’s) two bay garage. I’m trying to plan the space but my biggest dilemma is the deng garage and recycling cans. Without measuring, they’re about 5’L x 3’d x 4’h when placed side-by-side. The only options I can think of is going above, below, or just acceptance and wheel them outside when I’m in there.

  • Above: Building a basic carcass around them against a wall to create a shelf higher than the swing of the lids. The right and left walls could be used for pegboard or cleats to hang things.
    • Problem: No one but me will take any care placing them inside and the panels will get banged to hell or the ‘nook’ will be abandoned completely forcing me to put them in there myself every time.
  • Below: Build a short platform for them to roll up onto using a small ramp. this would will allow for short but deep storage for flat stuff, whatever that could be. Also the cans are light when empty which I’d imagine is the only time anyone would roll them up there.
    • Problem: I will have to roll them up there when they’re full. Somehow this will happen. Also, I cant think of flat stuff to store in there that makes any sense. I could make a tray that sits on casters that pulls out but that would make the platform too high.

The other bay isn’t an option because they park an SUV there that takes up all the space.

Also, outside storage is a no-go (I tried) and easy access is a must since I don’t want to cause them any inconvenience.

Sorry, I know I’m rambling and half venting but I’m really stumped. Have any of you come up with a solution that is more than just acceptance?

-- - just a man with too many hobbies


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LittleShaver

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#1 posted 06-04-2019 04:58 PM

If you REALLY need the space, I’d go with your above option. If you panel the nook with pallet wood, you won’t care if it gets banged up a bit. What better way to recycle?

-- Sawdust Maker

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AlaskaGuy

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#2 posted 06-04-2019 05:06 PM

I’d me more concerned what mother-in-law is going to do when she find out about the fine dust that will settle in the rest of the garage. And it will, no matter what you use of dust control you can get it all. DAMHIKT

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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mike12ophone

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#3 posted 06-04-2019 05:19 PM

haha. I dont really need the space but I’m trying to maximize.

I’ve been living in this house for two years and have held off till now in order to lay a baseline relationship before causing havoc in there. That car that will be parked a few feet from my table saw is a Porsche so I’ve been sewing as much good will as I can

-- - just a man with too many hobbies

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#4 posted 06-04-2019 07:32 PM



haha. I dont really need the space but I m trying to maximize.

I ve been living in this house for two years and have held off till now in order to lay a baseline relationship before causing havoc in there. That car that will be parked a few feet from my table saw is a Porsche so I ve been sewing as much good will as I can

- mike12ophone


hmmm porsche covered in wood dust,i dont see this going well.id suggest a car cover.good luck.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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ibewjon

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#5 posted 06-04-2019 08:10 PM

The bins are the least of your worries.

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mike12ophone

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#6 posted 06-04-2019 08:16 PM

Yeah, I’ve been pulling it out when I’m in there working. The problem is the settling dust so my solution has been periodic car washes. They seem happy enough.

-- - just a man with too many hobbies

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LittleShaver

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#7 posted 06-04-2019 09:12 PM

You might want to invest in a California Car Duster. I had one I used when I shared a garage with a car. Should take about 2 minutes to dust off the Porsche.

-- Sawdust Maker

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