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Garage total overhall


Sawdust&Beer
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Over the course of the last couple of months I have slowly been helping a close friend of mine finish off his garage. When he first got the home the garage was a bit of an eyesore, especially for someone who likes to entertain his large family. As you can see from the pictures there were even squirrels nesting in here! Anyways we plugged up all the holes, re-hung sheetrock, mud/painted, hung up cupboards and put in all new trim. All of the wood door/window/baseboard trim came from re-claimed pallets/crates. We ran the boards through my planner, used the router table to put on edges and then sanded/stained before putting them up. Also notice how we finished off his electrical panel, we made access areas above and below for future expansion. My buddy and I are planning on buying a welder and would need to run 220v out to his garage. A little future preparation will definitely help us out later down the road. Obviously while all the sheetrock was down we added and moved outlets/switches, but the best idea was putting his air compressor behind his garage (in a little covered area) and wiring it to a switch right inside the garage. We were able to use pneumatic tools while still carrying a conversation, talk about game changer!

We took our time doing this project, I think close to 5 months, but in the end I think it was worth it. We created a 1 of a kind place to hang out and work with very minimal expense (we blew our budget in beer). Since completing it he has done a lot more finishing touches that look incredible, including a galvanized tin ceiling, diamond plate on a few of his wall and all sorts of antiques on his shelves, but I didn't help with that so I don't have any pictures to share.

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Garage total overhall

by Sawdust&Beer
Aug 15, 2018
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Over the course of the last couple of months I have slowly been helping a close friend of mine finish off his garage. When he first got the home the garage was a bit of an eyesore, especially for someone who likes to entertain his large family. As you can see from the pictures there were even squirrels nesting in here! Anyways we plugged up all the holes, re-hung sheetrock, mud/painted, hung up cupboards and put in all new trim. All of the wood door/window/baseboard trim came from re-claimed pallets/crates. We ran the boards through my planner, used the router table to put on edges and then sanded/stained before putting them up. Also notice how we finished off his electrical panel, we made access areas above and below for future expansion. My buddy and I are planning on buying a welder and would need to run 220v out to his garage. A little future preparation will definitely help us out later down the road. Obviously while all the sheetrock was down we added and moved outlets/switches, but the best idea was putting his air compressor behind his garage (in a little covered area) and wiring it to a switch right inside the garage. We were able to use pneumatic tools while still carrying a conversation, talk about game changer! We took our time doing this project, I think close to 5 months, but in the end I think it was worth it. We created a 1 of a kind place to hang out and work with very minimal expense (we blew our budget in beer). Since completing it he has done a lot more finishing touches that look incredible, including a galvanized tin ceiling, diamond plate on a few of his wall and all sorts of antiques on his shelves, but I didn't help with that so I don't have any pictures to share.