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BigLips19

Ready to race!
Location
Almost Milford, MA
Car(s)
'19 GTI SE 6MT
I figured page 69 was as good a page as any to add my neverending garage journey.

So March 2022 we bought a house with a detached 2 car garage - it was in rough shape with (maybe?) 1 outlet and one overhead light, vines growing in from the outside, a full block structure and missing windows. I had a pretty good setup at our last place, but now that this was our first house I wanted to have a workshop that was totally my own. My main love is bikes, so having a proper space for storing and working on bikes was crucial. The basement had low ceilings that wouldn’t cut it, so I accepted that the garage was going to need some work and it would be a long term project.

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Fast forward 6 months and a tree helped me out - amazingly the only damage to the house was a bent gutter and one window was cracked. Being a new homeowner I didn’t realize this was why people had insurance, but they came through and we were going to get a freshly built garage out of it.

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Dealing with the people assigned to rebuilding the garage was a nightmare, it took over a year before it was mostly done and we stopped dealing with them and did the rest of the work ourselves. I knew if this was going to be a proper workshop I’d want to do it right (and it meant I could get all the bikes out of the basement). So I tried some cement repair then the wife and I scrubbed the cement floor clean and epoxied. Next came a sliding bike rack, a killer bike stand from a buddy, shelving, figuring out storage/wall space, adding lots more lighting, getting my old bike-shop toolbox into the garage and another one too. My father in law was a huge help here, not only with ideas but labor too and he helped us turn the attic space into additional storage with a pull down ladder and some plywood. Most recently I built myself a workbench, and have now been trying to figure out the final organization bits between car tools, house tools, bike tools and more.

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Am I finished? Absolutely not, but I'm proud of the progress I've made so far and I can't wait to optimize this space even further.
 

Treadup

Autocross Champion
Location
SE NC
Car(s)
MK7.5 6MT GTI
I figured page 69 was as good a page as any to add my neverending garage journey.

So March 2022 we bought a house with a detached 2 car garage - it was in rough shape with (maybe?) 1 outlet and one overhead light, vines growing in from the outside, a full block structure and missing windows. I had a pretty good setup at our last place, but now that this was our first house I wanted to have a workshop that was totally my own. My main love is bikes, so having a proper space for storing and working on bikes was crucial. The basement had low ceilings that wouldn’t cut it, so I accepted that the garage was going to need some work and it would be a long term project.

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Fast forward 6 months and a tree helped me out - amazingly the only damage to the house was a bent gutter and one window was cracked. Being a new homeowner I didn’t realize this was why people had insurance, but they came through and we were going to get a freshly built garage out of it.

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Dealing with the people assigned to rebuilding the garage was a nightmare, it took over a year before it was mostly done and we stopped dealing with them and did the rest of the work ourselves. I knew if this was going to be a proper workshop I’d want to do it right (and it meant I could get all the bikes out of the basement). So I tried some cement repair then the wife and I scrubbed the cement floor clean and epoxied. Next came a sliding bike rack, a killer bike stand from a buddy, shelving, figuring out storage/wall space, adding lots more lighting, getting my old bike-shop toolbox into the garage and another one too. My father in law was a huge help here, not only with ideas but labor too and he helped us turn the attic space into additional storage with a pull down ladder and some plywood. Most recently I built myself a workbench, and have now been trying to figure out the final organization bits between car tools, house tools, bike tools and more.

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Am I finished? Absolutely not, but I'm proud of the progress I've made so far and I can't wait to optimize this space even further.
Nice shop! I also really enjoy riding and working on bikes.
 

BigLips19

Ready to race!
Location
Almost Milford, MA
Car(s)
'19 GTI SE 6MT
^Nice work!

Nice shop! I also really enjoy riding and working on bikes.

Thanks! It's currently a shit show but I should be able to get it under control in the next few weeks.

The last 7ish months I've been relegated to Zwift cause of a shoulder injury and surgery (and convenience frankly), but should be cleared to get back on trails in a week or so!
 
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