Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Digital Experience Director
10/2/18 4:07 p.m.

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Story and Photos by Tom Suddard

We set a goal, and then we met it: Build a space that we could dedicate to working on cars. Over the past four installments, we’ve gone from bare backyard dirt to a shiny new shop.

We’re still waiting on a few goodies for our workspace to arrive in the mail–namely a lift and a compressor–but that doesn’t mean we aren’t still working. We had one more project to tackle before we could really reach our goal. That project, in a single word: dedicate.

What’s that mean? It sounds simple, but it’s remarkably hard to keep every single thing in life besides your cars out of 720 square feet of covered, climate-controlled storage. If we were going to keep our workshop focused on work, and not on kayaks, the lawn mower, and our daily driver, we’d need to get the rest of our storage organized.

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Torqued New Reader
10/2/18 11:19 p.m.

Glad to see that I'm not the only one who had to battle clutter, but I have a question about that floor.  From the picture it looks like it would be difficult to clean up a liquid spill?

te72 Reader
10/3/18 12:28 a.m.

Torqued, I would imagine that if you wanted to clean up liquid you would either have to hope that a wet vac would be enough or start pulling tiles...


As with any space that you want to utilize to the fullest, think vertically! So much space in a garage is often wasted on storing a whole lot of... air... Ceiling hooks, cabinets on the walls, rails, pegboard, any combination of options are available, and the sky (or in most cases, the ceiling) is the limit!


Tearing apart some wood crates currently, to scavenge some free 2x4, 2x6, and 4x6 lumber. Building a modest loft so I can get the snow blower (that's a device that clears snow from residential properties, for you sun-belt folks) and the bbq grill off the garage floor. Looking forward to all the space for activities this will make newly available! =)

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