FREE SAMPLE ISSUE FREE NEWSLETTER DIGITAL ISSUE PREVIEW

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 21 to 31 of 31

Thread: Basement or garage workshop

  1. #21
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Hamilton,On Canada
    Posts
    284
    Real Name
    Brad

    Default Re: Basement or garage workshop

    Quote Originally Posted by gowynw View Post
    You all are missing the biggest motivator...beer fridge is in garage...haha

    Excellent points and suggestions, thank you all one and all. I'm going to ride it out, poor me, in the garage for the summer. Yes I'm insulated but there's never too much insulation.

    I really should get the electrical sorted too. Anyone know if I can add a 60a subpanel to the main panel which is 100a. Also have a hot tub on there too so not sure if it's getting maxed out. Probably best bet would be too upgrade main panel to 200a ( I'm assuming all new house have heavy enough gauge wire coming in to allow that) and then move the original 100a panel out to the garage

    I was already thinking about another shed, for lumber but bikes would work too.

    Clint, I'm in London too, would love to check yours out sometime if possible.

    Have to go car shopping for the crazy old lady so the remote starter will definitely be added on.

    Thanks again.
    Of course, if there's a window in the garage, you 'could' pick up a window mount AC unit...it would help with the heat at least...
    "Turn it, Don't burn it!"

  2. #22
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Alberta
    Posts
    7,860

    Default Re: Basement or garage workshop

    There is absolutely no comparison issues that make a basement better than the garage. Heat and insulation are cheap and so are car starters.

    I go out first and if there is snow on my truck I clean the truck and her car at the same time. Start it up and let the defrosters do their thing. Canada is a winter country and my wife is a Canadian girl and she ain't scared of scraping a windshield in the driveway or the mall parking lot either.

    Production from the shop is income for us but if you enjoy turning or furniture making as a hobby then 1/2 a double should be enough space for you. If you ever get a big project going and need the whole garage and the wife can't agree to park outside for a month then you married the wrong girl.
    "Do it Right!"

  3. #23
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Riding Mountain Park, Manitoba
    Posts
    2,025
    Blog Entries
    26
    Real Name
    Lisa

    Default Re: Basement or garage workshop

    If you are really lucky your wife will build you a three car garage when she is building her shop!
    How hard can it be? Guys do it everyday

  4. #24

    Default Re: Basement or garage workshop

    Quote Originally Posted by Chimera View Post
    If you are really lucky your wife will build you a three car garage when she is building her shop!
    Wish I had one like that!!! LOL.

  5. #25
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Calgary, AB
    Posts
    923
    Real Name
    Jim

    Default Re: Basement or garage workshop

    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty View Post
    Production from the shop is income for us but if you enjoy turning or furniture making as a hobby then 1/2 a double should be enough space for you. If you ever get a big project going and need the whole garage and the wife can't agree to park outside for a month then you married the wrong girl.
    Just one of the qualities of a good wife.
    Quote Originally Posted by Chimera View Post
    If you are really lucky your wife will build you a three car garage when she is building her shop!
    Is this your arrangement, Lisa?
    JIM
    Calgary, AB

  6. #26
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Riding Mountain Park, Manitoba
    Posts
    2,025
    Blog Entries
    26
    Real Name
    Lisa

    Default Re: Basement or garage workshop

    yes, a Garage on one side for him, shop on the other side for me...44' x 42' building...we share everything...LOL
    How hard can it be? Guys do it everyday

  7. #27

    Default Re: Basement or garage workshop

    Quote Originally Posted by Chimera View Post
    yes, a Garage on one side for him, shop on the other side for me...44' x 42' building...we share everything...LOL
    Lisa -- It's been quite a while since you posted any pics of the new shop-- how about some updates for the peeps that haven't seen it???

  8. #28
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Riding Mountain Park, Manitoba
    Posts
    2,025
    Blog Entries
    26
    Real Name
    Lisa

    Default Re: Basement or garage workshop

    I have kept the blog updated to date...Check "Grop" (garage/Shop) under the blog tab...
    How hard can it be? Guys do it everyday

  9. #29
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Stouffville, ON / Saskatoon, SK
    Posts
    902
    Real Name
    Kevin

    Default Re: Basement or garage workshop

    Y'know you have a good life when you're intrigued so much by these first world problems. Maybe it's time I donate some $$$ to a charity ;)

    I had a choice of basement or garage. I opted for the basement. Most of what I want to build isn't going to cause much issue going up and down stairs. I had considered creating a 5' wide door/window to pass sheet goods down from the sunken garage, I regret not doing that. But other wise, I like the shop in the basement.

    Use the garage for cars, garden tools, boat, skis, bikes....

    Kevin
    The more I learn, the better I understand how little I know.

  10. #30
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Stouffville, ON / Saskatoon, SK
    Posts
    902
    Real Name
    Kevin

    Default Re: Basement or garage workshop

    Quote Originally Posted by Chimera View Post
    I have kept the blog updated to date...Check "Grop" (garage/Shop) under the blog tab...
    I'm not going to admit how long it took me to realize the blogs go from newest to oldest. But it got very confusing at one point. ;)
    The more I learn, the better I understand how little I know.

  11. #31
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    PEI
    Posts
    715
    Real Name
    Jim

    Default Re: Basement or garage workshop

    Quote Originally Posted by kevinhanna View Post
    Y'know you have a good life when you're intrigued so much by these first world problems. Maybe it's time I donate some $$$ to a charity ;)
    Very true.
    Jim
    --------------------------
    Wood, the final frontier

Similar Threads

  1. Workshop / basement bathroom
    By Bryan @ Woodstock in forum Home Improvements
    Replies: 33
    Last Post: 01-29-2012, 05:34 PM
  2. Dust collector in Garage for my Basement Workshop
    By newtowood in forum Dust Collection
    Replies: 32
    Last Post: 02-11-2009, 05:53 PM
  3. basement workshop?
    By JasonD in forum Shop Related Discussions
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 10-13-2008, 11:47 AM
  4. Basement workshop
    By Tony M in forum Shop Related Discussions
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 06-19-2005, 08:46 AM
  5. basement workshop
    By Wayne in Calgary in forum Shop Related Discussions
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 10-16-2004, 08:48 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •