DIY Garage - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board -- Hot Rod Forum

Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Garage - Tools
User Name
lost password?   |   register now

LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 10-04-2009, 02:06 PM
Last photo:
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Garland, Tx
Age: 27
Posts: 30
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
DIY Garage

Has anyone here built their own garage from scratch? I am wanting to but terrible with working with wood. I have tools though (many) and would like a 2-3 car garage to fit all my tools and a project. I am probably not going to do this soon but i do want to do it.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 10-04-2009, 02:29 PM
Last wiki edit: Ford axle ratio codes
Last journal entry: Rear Suspension
Last photo:
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Prattsville
Posts: 6,909
Wiki Edits: 31

Thanks: 5
Thanked 141 Times in 131 Posts
better check your zoning laws first and come up with a plan. pole barn type garage would be easiest, but you'll need to follow zoning laws
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 10-04-2009, 03:17 PM
Jon's Avatar
Jon Jon is offline Administrator
Last wiki edit: Removing stuck fasteners Last photo:
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Colorado
Age: 40
Posts: 3,206
Wiki Edits: 7314

Thanks: 0
Thanked 23 Times in 15 Posts
This wiki article may be helpful to you: Building a new shop.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 10-04-2009, 05:28 PM
OneMoreTime's Avatar moderator
Last wiki edit: Health and safety in the shop or garage
Last journal entry: Yard Dog pic
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Washington State
Age: 72
Posts: 8,838
Wiki Edits: 3

Thanks: 220
Thanked 459 Times in 410 Posts
for less than 100.00 you can go on the web and get a nice set of plans that are done in accordance with the UBC for your area and include a bill of materials..for someone that has never done it i would reccomend that route..

it is almost a kit deal as you get studs precut at the lbr yard and there are lots of truss mfrs in your area so it is almost just a nail it together get a pro to pour your slab for you as concrete is not an easy deal.

I have tried most all of it and now do what is known to work..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 10-04-2009, 05:44 PM
123pugsy's Avatar
"Thread Cop"
Last wiki edit: Metal shaping
Last journal entry: SEAM SEALER
Last photo:
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Markham,ON
Age: 55
Posts: 2,896
Wiki Edits: 29

Thanks: 2,716
Thanked 976 Times in 681 Posts
I bought a book at Home Depot and was on my way.

I did customize my roof a bit to fit my hoist though.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 10-04-2009, 06:58 PM
Registered User
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: NJ
Posts: 306
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
i built my 24x40 for like 1800. look at the ones' they have have home depot 1500 bucks 10x12. home depot has shed books then just make it bigger. but yeah check with your town for the zone laws. pole barns might not need a permit, cause its not a permanent structure.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 10-06-2009, 07:23 PM
Kevin45's Avatar
Just one of the guys

Last journal entry: Vise jaws
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Urbana, Ohio
Age: 60
Posts: 3,078
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 2
Thanked 33 Times in 31 Posts
I've built a few. My last was a 28x36 with a 6' overhang on two sides, before that was my wifes 20x20 building, before that was a 24 x 36 with two overhangs and before that was my 24x24. Not really hard to do. You need a lot of common sense. But take the advice and pick up some books. It may make you or break you after reading them.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Garage - Tools posts with photos

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Please select your insurance company (Optional)


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Garage Workshop ckucia Garage - Tools 11 11-20-2008 06:42 AM
Heating the garage cheap and safe lugog Garage - Tools 4 10-03-2008 05:42 PM
Maiting calls of the garage Halloweenking Hotrodders' Lounge 22 09-19-2006 09:18 PM
Garage Safety Kevin45 Garage - Tools 48 11-26-2005 08:49 PM
Hotrodders Knowledge Base: Garage - Tools Jon Garage - Tools 0 11-26-2005 06:46 PM

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:10 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.