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01-12-2014, 01:36 PM
Posted this over at Autogeek a couple of weeks ago but never got around to posting it here. So here goes!

So a couple of months ago I moved with my dad to a different house (parents are separated, and I am not financially secure, blah blah blah). Anyway, the house we moved to was built in 1967, and only has a single car attached garage. So, my dad decided he wanted to build a garage.

It will be 24` by 24`, with 2 windows (1 on the right, 1 on the left with a side entry door), overhead storage, adequate lighting, a water spigot (current spigot is basically on the other end of the house), 16` premium garage door, 8` ceiling, fully insulated, vinyl siding, shingled roof, and a heating/cooling unit that can be turned on and off as needed. The old blacktop driveway is also going to be torn up and replaced with concrete. The concrete in the garage and the driveway will be done at the same time.

I will keep this thread updated with pictures as I take them.The company he has a contract with should have it completed before the end of January. It can`t be done soon enough, because I am stuck parking outside for now!

Attached single car garage
http://www.autopiaforums.com/gallery/data/693/medium/IMG_0850.jpg (http://www.autopiaforums.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/4179)

Obligatory pic of my detailing collection
http://www.autopiaforums.com/gallery/data/693/medium/IMG_0851.jpg (http://www.autopiaforums.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/4180)

http://www.autopiaforums.com/gallery/data/693/medium/IMG_0886.jpg (http://www.autopiaforums.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/4181)

http://www.autopiaforums.com/gallery/data/693/medium/IMG_0890.jpg (http://www.autopiaforums.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/4183)

http://www.autopiaforums.com/gallery/data/693/medium/IMG_0897.jpg (http://www.autopiaforums.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/4184)

old driveway that is going to be busted up and replaced
http://www.autopiaforums.com/gallery/data/693/medium/IMG_0889.jpg (http://www.autopiaforums.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/4182)

http://www.autopiaforums.com/gallery/data/693/medium/IMG_0898.jpg (http://www.autopiaforums.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/4185)

http://www.autopiaforums.com/gallery/data/693/medium/IMG_0901.jpg (http://www.autopiaforums.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/4186)

http://www.autopiaforums.com/gallery/data/693/medium/IMG_0903.jpg (http://www.autopiaforums.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/4187)

drain tile
http://www.autopiaforums.com/gallery/data/693/medium/IMG_0904.jpg (http://www.autopiaforums.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/4188)

http://www.autopiaforums.com/gallery/data/693/medium/IMG_0905.jpg (http://www.autopiaforums.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/4189)

http://www.autopiaforums.com/gallery/data/693/medium/IMG_0906.jpg (http://www.autopiaforums.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/4190)

http://www.autopiaforums.com/gallery/data/693/medium/IMG_0907.jpg (http://www.autopiaforums.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/4191)

http://www.autopiaforums.com/gallery/data/693/medium/IMG_0917.jpg (http://www.autopiaforums.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/4193)

http://www.autopiaforums.com/gallery/data/693/medium/IMG_0918.jpg (http://www.autopiaforums.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/4194)

http://www.autopiaforums.com/gallery/data/693/medium/IMG_0919.jpg (http://www.autopiaforums.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/4195)

fabric that goes under the shingles
http://www.autopiaforums.com/gallery/data/693/medium/IMG_0925.jpg (http://www.autopiaforums.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/4196)

siding that will be used
http://www.autopiaforums.com/gallery/data/693/medium/IMG_0926.jpg (http://www.autopiaforums.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/4197)

here you can see some of the outlet boxes and the circuit breaker box
http://www.autopiaforums.com/gallery/data/693/medium/IMG_0927.jpg (http://www.autopiaforums.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/4198)

http://www.autopiaforums.com/gallery/data/693/medium/IMG_0928.jpg (http://www.autopiaforums.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/4199)

http://www.autopiaforums.com/gallery/data/693/medium/IMG_0929.jpg (http://www.autopiaforums.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/4200)

http://www.autopiaforums.com/gallery/data/693/medium/IMG_0930.jpg (http://www.autopiaforums.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/4201)

roof is shingled
http://www.autopiaforums.com/gallery/data/693/medium/IMG_0932.jpg (http://www.autopiaforums.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/4202)

Expect more pictures as the work progresses. Thanks for looking! :surfing

01-12-2014, 02:47 PM
Nice !!!!!!

01-12-2014, 03:31 PM
You`ll really enjoy this. 24 ft. X 24 ft. will make a great single car garage. ;) I`m kidding of course but by the time you put a few cabinets, tool boxes, sinks, wall storage etc. (you get the picture), it`s amazing how fast 24 feet disappears. I`ve got a 3 car attached to the house set up, one is 18 ft. X 32 ft. and the second leg of the L is 28 ft. X 28 ft. When I built this I thought it would be huge, all I can say is I should have went bigger.

01-12-2014, 04:02 PM
Congrats on the new build. As Mark stated you will be surprised how things fill up fast in the garage. I have a 3 car attached to my home. Nothing is stored in the garage unless it is garage related. After you started adding jacks, and other car related stuff it fills up.

I wish I had a another detached now lol

01-12-2014, 05:51 PM
Congrats on the garage!!

Mike lambert
01-12-2014, 05:54 PM
Can`t wait to see more! Love it!

01-13-2014, 12:43 PM
Very cool. Can`t wait for the reviews!

The Driver
01-13-2014, 01:40 PM
So awesome! Congrats and good luck! Go all LED! You will save huge in the long run!

& Don`t forget that 20 amp switch :D

01-13-2014, 02:42 PM
Go all LED! You will save huge in the long run!

& Don`t forget that 20 amp switch :DGood advice.

01-13-2014, 02:52 PM
very nice. congrats

thanks for posting as it went up- love looking at those kinds of pics


wendell jarvis
01-13-2014, 07:03 PM
Awesome. ...that will make detailing even more fun...plus a professional look....keep us posted on the development. ...what lighting set up are you going with ?

01-13-2014, 07:32 PM
Looks awesome. That is going to be real nice when done.

01-13-2014, 07:38 PM
Sweet! More space... More detailing stuff!

The Driver
01-13-2014, 09:58 PM
I think you should mock it off this... Except all led :)


Yes, I am crazy about my lighting.

01-14-2014, 09:25 AM
There is a forum named Garage Journal. They are a good resource for a guy and his garage. I got a lot of ideas from them when buiding mine. Issues like which floor paint etc. are answered.