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Old 02-01-2021, 10:49 AM
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We use our garage at our house as a normal garage, ie, bicycles, lawn mower, extra fridge, park inside every night. Which left me zero room to work on my projects.
So I bought a 1500 sf warehouse in a small commercial complex and turned it into my shop away from home and man cave. It was less expensive than adding a larger garage at the house and my wife doesnít have to look at it. Itís about 10 minutes from the house.
I added the mezzanine and a lift and brought most of my tools from home.
Best move I ever made.
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It's awesome to have the room to work on your toys. Welcome to the site.
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I agree with having a shop away from Home
You can make noise, paint, welding and exhaust
smells with no complaints from the wife
I have had one for over 10 years .... great
to hear is is working out for you also

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Nice. That looks like maybe 25 x 50? Good enough to get 2 cars side by side and have enough room around them. My shop is 20 x 45 and just is a smidge small. Ok, a lot small....
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Nice job on setting up your shop.
It has nice character and Iím jealous over your lift!
Now go finish that 2nd gen I keep looking at.
Congratulations.
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that was a good move. I built a 48x40 pole barn in 2016...and spent until well...now, still finishing it! It is nice to walk right out to the backyard and get started...but there are times it would be better to be 10 minutes down the road.

Not only that, if you want to do any side work - you already have an official shop and won't have to have people out at your house.
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Nice. That looks like maybe 25 x 50? Good enough to get 2 cars side by side and have enough room around them. My shop is 20 x 45 and just is a smidge small. Ok, a lot small....
Close, 60x25. I can get three cars in single file and one off to the side. Workbenches, tools, shelves, etc take up a lot of space. Iím debating about moving some equipment up into the mezzanine. The metal brake and roller, shrinker/stretcher, etc are big and donít get used often enough to warrant space on the shop floor. I would like to be able to get a 5th vehicle in when required.
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Nice job on setting up your shop.
It has nice character and Iím jealous over your lift!
Now go finish that 2nd gen I keep looking at.
Congratulations.
The Camaro was out of there in 3 days. We swapped the front subframe from below with the engine/trans remaining in the car. Didn't even drain the radiator.

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WOW, Nice!
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Never saw this one before,

Buddy and I thought about it, his car, my car, tools, all the good things, compressor, lights jacks,

Here in Florida, if it wasn't Alarmed, Locked up, surrounded by a fence and gate, I'm pretty sure it would have been cleaned out in a blink of an eye!

We changed our tune quickly,

I do have a 40X40 one door faces the road, NOT very often is that door open more than 3-4 foot, the less you see, the less you know.

Another friend had his property and a building like mine, broken into, got in through the personnel door, but there's no power in it, no lights nothing, they left, now he parks a car in front of the door, many place had been broken into, lots of property went missing, figured out, it was 2 brothers, don't know if they got caught, but pretty sure they were plenty warned.....
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