Let's see your Man Castle

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by AZcacti, Mar 13, 2007.

  1. bomber60015

    bomber60015 Anatomically Correct

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    Sow's ear to a silk purse -- nicely done!
  2. Aanarchy

    Aanarchy Long timer

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    Thanks. It's a souvenir I picked up in Mexico after climbing Popocateptl. Ventanilla Route. Sadly, my climbing days are long past.

    Thanks for the comments. I thought I'd never get here, and I learned about cost overruns - mainly change orders and upgrades of my own doing. But it was worth it.

    On order - an under-counter fridge for the beer and a wall mount A/C unit. That's it. I swear.

    Except maybe a lift.
  3. mr_ed

    mr_ed Toolbag

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    Mine's the back of an old 26' International U-haul truck...
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  4. jasonmt

    jasonmt Been here awhile

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    More progress - the big door opening on the right is 24' x 16':
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  5. APBlack

    APBlack nOOb on a fly

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    SWEET SHOP!!! I started putting up those wall panels in my garage but I now see I need to take it up about 10 levels...:lol3

    So What kind of floor tiles are those?
  6. Aanarchy

    Aanarchy Long timer

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    Thanks. I love my shop.

    The floor tiles are RaceDeck from Snaplock Industries. I treated the floor with RadonSeal first. It's a 19' x 19' space, a 5 gallon bucket was $150 delivered and there was enough to coat the floor and some external cement on the pad. The tiles were $1,197, delivered and were a "snap" to install.

    garagejournal.com has multiple threads debating the virtues of epoxy vs. ceramic or porcelain tiles vs. plastic tiles.

    The slatboard is on two walls. It took 11 panels, 4'x8' 3/4" thick, $500. It's great, I can hang stuff anywhere.
  7. APBlack

    APBlack nOOb on a fly

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    I thought that it might be RaceDeck. I really like the yellow line wandering through the floor. I have one wall done in slat board and I was thinking of doing the rest of the walls. After seeing how you did yours I showed the wifey the pictures of your shop and got the approval to do something like that. All I have to do is have a dedicated spot for the kayak and the scooter. Done deal honey!!!

    You've inspired me to take my garage to the next level... Thanks!! :clap
  8. JagLite

    JagLite Long timer

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    That is NOT a man castle!










    Nope.









    That is an entire KINGDOM!!!!!!

    I have just spent hours and hours on Garage Journal and I really like many of the ideas.

    While I love the big money builds, I appreciate the small, one car size garage threads since that is what I have.

    My entire house is only 24' x 24'...

    I am looking forward to seeing what you do with the inside :clap
  9. Aanarchy

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    Be careful designing the floor. I planned it assuming it was 20' x 20', but it is really 19'3" x 19'5". It changed the design. The wandering yellow line is actually interlocking rectangles.

    I'd be curious to see how you hang your kayak. I've been debating various systems. Looking for simplicity.
  10. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Too true! My "20X20" is actually the same as yours!

    Jim :brow
  11. Poweranger

    Poweranger Been here awhile

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    I am curious about the RaceDeck. Do the tiles snap together tight enough to form a water tight seal? Or would spills such as oil or water end up seeping under the tile? I really like the look of the floor.
  12. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Snug, and some water will run off, but definitely not water tight.

    Jim :brow
  13. max384

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    I just put together a gear storage area in my basement (a first floor 'basement' with ground level access) this weekend. Previously I had my gear scattered all over the house. Much mo betta.

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    I also installed a few new receptacles and six dual bulb 48" fluorescent lights in my bike storage/maintenance area. It's not a big area, so it lights up BRIGHT in there now.

    Here are a few pics of my storage area/'garage'/home brewery/reloading room/gun room/office... in other words, my man castle. It's not as extravagant as some of your guys' setups, but it works for me for now. Normally I'm pretty anal about keeping my place clean, but with board exams coming up, I've let my office get a bit cluttered lately.

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  14. Poweranger

    Poweranger Been here awhile

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    Very nice! That's a really bad ass man cave. :clap
  15. lightfighter

    lightfighter where does this go?

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    nothing says "mancave" like a stone wall:clap
  16. EOD3MC

    EOD3MC What will break next

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    Almost scared to ask...but what is in the tank over the safe???
  17. Aanarchy

    Aanarchy Long timer

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    Not to mention a massive safe.

    And an evil looking hound peering around the corner with glowing eyes!

    Nicely done. I love the organization.
  18. Aanarchy

    Aanarchy Long timer

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    That's true, it's not watertight: the pattern on the bottom of the tiles is designed to allow water to run through, assuming there is a slope to your floor. It's not suppose to trap standing water. But I sealed the floor with a penetrating, densifying product for that reason.
  19. max384

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    Thanks for the compliments guys!

    It used to house my red tailed boa. She didn't grow as large as she was supposed to, so I moved her upstairs to a slightly smaller tank, better suited to her size. I actually need to get rid of this tank, but it isn't watertight, so nobody wants it. It's a giant tank that I'd hate to smash just to recycle though.

    My bulldog Diesel is a big baby and a chick magnet! Too bad my mancave is most certainly not a chick magnet... :cry
  20. Aanarchy

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    But once you get one there....