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How to Make Custom Storage Bins for the Drawers in Your Workshop

How to Make Custom Storage Bins for the Drawers in Your Workshop

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If you have a drawer in your garage, basement, or workshop where you keep screws, nails, and other small parts, you could start eating chicken livers until you have enough empty containers to store them all, but there's a better way.

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Garage Mahal

Garage Mahal

The goal was to build a storage garage to support my old car "disease", which at this point has also infected our two sons. Even though we have two acres, wetlands limited the buildable area to a...

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A City Barn for Her (and Him)

A City Barn for Her (and Him)

For 11 years, I have been a card-carrying member of the Happy Wife, Happy Life Club of Oregon. My membership recently culminated in the creation of a new garage, where once lived a decaying concrete...

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Suspended Motorcycle Flex Garage

Suspended Motorcycle Flex Garage

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The problem: store 3 motorcycles, 3 bicycles, store large amount of tools and other equipment, and park 2 cars indoors. The space: an existing 2 car garage in a small house with no interior room to...

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Shangralage

Shangralage

When we bought our 1913 foursquare house, we knew the first order of business had to be replacing the garage. I needed a place to store my vehicles, and we also needed a workshop to handle some of...

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Joes woodshop

Joe's woodshop

When I purchased my house there was a recently built 20x20 building behind it. It had no insulation, electricity or drywall. The building also had no roof or soffit vents and this created a really...

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Fine Homebuilding Photo Contest: Gallery of Great Garages

Fine Homebuilding Photo Contest: Gallery of Great Garages

Have you reconfigured a garage to turn it into a playroom, family activity area, cabana, bedroom, man cave, or other special space? If so, post some pics for a chance to win some great prizes.

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A Vermont Tractor Shed

A Vermont Tractor Shed

My father-in-law in central Vermont needed a new shed for his tractor and tools.  This is what we built together.

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Magnetic gloves

Magnetic gloves

I'm a desk jockey 40 hours a week, so when I started replacing our deck last summer, the first thing I invested in was a good pair of gloves. Unfortunately, gloves can make a simple task like picking...

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Artist Studio Shed

Artist Studio Shed

Custom shed designed for an artist studio by Historic Shed. See more photos at http://historicshed.com/2013/05/a-sunny-artist-studio-shed/

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Begin With the End in Mind: Shed Layout and Floor Framing

Begin With the End in Mind: Shed Layout and Floor Framing

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Layout considerations begin before the first board is cut or fastener is driven. Beginning with the end in mind will assure optimal results for your shed project.

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A Step Ahead to Build a Shed

A Step Ahead to Build a Shed

Being a step ahead in building a simple shed can help speed up the process. A SketchUp model can give you that step ahead by clarifying the planning, parts and procedure for a very basic yet functional backyard shed.

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Bicycle workshop

Bicycle workshop

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Here is the shed I built for my Wife and Son's just before deploying to Afghanistan. It has a 120 sq ft footprint and a second floor for additional storage. Along with a redwood fence and pergola, it...

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Basement Shop

Basement Shop

This is my basment shop, its in a ranch and is like a bowling alley. 2 rooms for the main shop, a machine room and a bench /assembly / finishing room.

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Garage Progress

Garage Progress

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We're making good progress on the garage shop at the project house. Drywall is hung, carriage doors are installed and the new front facade has been painted.

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mobile carpenters workshop

mobile carpenters workshop

they have a workshop slide show of this on woodmagazine.com. But its really meant for building and remodeling houses! Its small when its closed. everything locks up tight so I use it like a gang box...

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Lessons From a Small Studio

Lessons From a Small Studio

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What a well designed, small studio can teach us about designing better homes.

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Garden Shed in the Winter

Garden Shed in the Winter

A friend of mine wanted to build a garden shed that brought some whimsical modern elements to their landscape.  This shed accomplishes that on the design side, but also enables for passive...

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Build Design Backyard Workshop

Build Design Backyard Workshop

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As an architect it has always been a dream of mine to design and build my own house. Unfortunately the reality is a shed or workshop in my backyard is about all I can afford. I call this Build Design...

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Patricks Barn: Roof Framing

Patrick's Barn: Roof Framing

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Framing a steep roof is both tiring and a rush.

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