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Old 11-24-2004, 10:33 AM
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Hi. Does anyone know of a site specialising in Garage building plans? I'm not really interested in basic 4 walls and a roof, want to build something architectually interesting as well as practical.

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Brainstorming?

I am sure there are guys here who would help you dream..How many bays do you need/want for a start?



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Going to have a lift, compressor, welder, torches, etc??
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welder and compressor for sure. No lift in the forseeable future. No more than one garage door. But I want enought room inside to acomodate one car plus enough extra to actually keep a few toys. On the other hand, can't be so big it would dwarf a 1600 sq.ft. cape cod. Any thoughts?
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Garage planss

well a compentent contractor should be able to match the existing house as far as roof pitch and roof and trim details..using siding to match the existing home..that way the garage looks like it belongs with the house..

As far as size we usually build 12X24 service bays as that is what is needed to fit in a car and a mechanics toolbench..

One of the more succesful ones I built was 24X36 two bay with shop space in the rear of the garage..this seemed to work out just fine and the guy I built it for was happy..

Personally I like two 9 ft doors better than one 16 ft door on the garage and of course a man door on the side or rear convenient to the house..


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Re: garage plan

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Hi. Does anyone know of a site specialising in Garage building plans? I'm not really interested in basic 4 walls and a roof, want to build something architectually interesting as well as practical.

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Check their garage plans here
http://www.archwaypress.com/

and here
http://www.farmersmarketonline.com/barns.htm

Morton has some nice buildings
http://www.mortonbuildings.com/Welcome.htm

And you could design your own as well.

Hope that helps.
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Personally I like two 9 ft doors better than one 16 ft door on the garage and of course a man door on the side or rear convenient to the house..
I do to all except....if you have a dually truck or a car trailer that you want to pull in. I can get my trailer in but it only has 2" on each side. That is many forward and reverse moves to line it up just right. My wifes nephews dually would not make it in. Just remember that a 9' door is not a 9' opening.
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Thanks for the replies and especially the links. So far I ike this one best, http://www.archwaypress.com/product.php/590.htm

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Coach house

That will be a nice addition to your home..Looks good and there is some room for a workbench there,,I woudl give it the

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Onemoretime has a good thought regarding the work bench space. I once had a garage 24' deep and it was a little tight in the front with a work bench up there and a full size pick up in a bay. Plenty of room for a Corvette. Once you build it you will always want more space. If you are going to be building car sized projects I would go a little deeper - but that is just me. I like a lot of space.
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yup

Just a bit deeper about 4-6 ft..maybe as much as 8..

If you do any engine swaps you will need the room for an engine hoist..and of course the stuff expands to fit the available space..<Grinn>

As far as the main garage door tha tcan be changed to a single 16' door if you like. Having a basic plan like this is good to show a contractor or builder.. A lot easier to build when one can see the picture..

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A couple of things to consider.

1 Build it someplace where it won't get wet. They all shrink relatively quickly. LOL
2 Place it on the lot in a position where it can be enlarged later. (Ref point #1)
3 Don't built it to fit the vehicles you have. The next one will be larger.
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I'll second the motion for a depth more than 24'. Here's some links:
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http://www.cadsmith.com/garages.htm


http://www.cadsmith.com/garage_plans...es/rv-3038.htm
I am building something like this building only 36 wide and 32 deep
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One thing to remember also is when you build, figure everything in 4' increments. So if you want a little longer than a standard 24' then go with 28'. That way the studding, rafters, and sheeting all figure out with no cutting extra cutting. When we built Weimers garage the guy that did the foundation block work (for whatever reason we will never know) made the garage at 25' instead of 24'. You would not think one foot would be that big if deal UNTIL THE ROOF GOES ON!!!!! Had to get an extra rafter, the sheeting comes out odd so you have a lot of waste. It screwed the siding up because the vinyl comes in 12'6" pieces. It took a little thinking to overcome what seemed like such a minor problem. Also if you ever have a full size, extended cab pickup, 24' will be too short if you have a bench in the front of the garage. Something else to consider is the use of attic trusses. This will give you an are for storage overhead. Depending on the roof pitch, you may not have headroom to walk upright but it would still increase the storage area considerably due to the fact you would have a floor up above. Just a few things to think about.

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