Thursday, November 3, 2011

98% Finished. Last Pictures

Will be working out here until we leave for Yuma

All the items won't be stored, I have several boxes full of flea market items already, and there will be more

By this time next year, it will be all in working order

The difficult construction is over, now it's just finishing some things and getting stuff put away where I'll remember where it is :-)
Front of the house garage.  Just have to add tools to the peg board, put up some shelves on a side wall, add a few more decorations, and it will be finished.
Now that the new "bike vault" is finished, work started the he "house" garage.  I bought the lumber and built this 6' long work bench.  This garage will be used for household repairs tools and parking the truck and van.

First test to get in both vehilces.  Now to get the storage cabinets organized, put up a peg board, and fill the tool box up (box is a Craftsman bench with drawers in front of the pickup.
Getting ready to tape the sheet rock.  November 3, 2011.  The garage is 98% finished today.  Need some "quarter inch adjustable" putty, a little white paint,  some shims on under the cabinets, and the peg board put back up and it's totally done.  It won't be organized until we return from Yuma in the Spring.  Will work on the house garage now so we can get both cars into it before we leave.

Last coat of gypsum before installing the cabinets

"Dennis" was hired to help with the drywall and getting the cabinets in. We worked pretty hard all day on it.  Pat came out for an inspection.

I bought the cabinets used.  The previous owner wasn't very careful taking them out, so we had to do a lot of work making them useable.  They turned out fine.  I couldn't have done it by myself, was very happy to have Dennis there to do all the sheet rock and most of the cabinet assembly.  I just helped where I could.

Found this small cabinet in a thrift shop, but it didn't have a top, So, cut down an extra shelf and glued it on.  The bike jack is holding it down until morning for the liquid nails to cure.

This one sort of fell apart went we loaded it on the trailer to get it here.  It's almost back together again.

Dennis had a construction business in his younger days.  Then owned a bar and restaurant for about 20 years.  He sold it and is back to doing "handyman" jobs.  Very reasonable too, he charges only $15 an hour, or will work by the job.  Very glad for the help.

Rolled in the tool box and large work bench.

Dennis left awhile ago, so I'm getting the feel of it.  Need to go buy a mop to clean the gypsum residue from the floor.  Tomorrow I'll finish the trim and paint and putty. Then will start stacking boxes of tools and garage item in the middle of the floor to stay for the winter.

Will put up some shelve over the workbench on the other side, but with those and these cabinets, it should hold most of the stuff I had in Coos Bay.  I plan to get rid of a lot of things I don't really need or use any more.

Will put another stackable set of shelved on the taupe colored cabinet.  That will hold lube oil and filters.

The larger work bench will have the back lined with nut and bolt plastic cabinets. The small bench in front of the bike will be for neat, clean small jobs.  There will be peg board on the wall above the bench, and possible 2 more small wall mounted cabinets above the get board.

Not a lot of room, but enough

I'll add one more after the shelves and peg board is up, but for now, this is "The End"

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