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New Garage Pictures

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by linckeil, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. linckeil

    linckeil PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,272

    I finally bit the bullet and put up a detached garage like I've been dreaming of doing since I was 16.

    It's 36 feet wide, 28 feet deep. has 10 foot high walls, and a loft upstairs with an 8 foot ceiling, trailing down to a knee wall. the loft does not stretch the entire width as I left one bay open up top with a catherdrial celing so I can install a lift. I put a slider upstairs with plans of building a deck/carport off the right side of the building. I also installed provisions to later run in electric high voltage, low voltage (phone,cable, internet), water, and then septic going out.

    It is a posted foundation with direct burial pressure treated 6"x6" posted buried 4 feet (and on virgin soil) sitting a top a precast concrete slab and packed with gravel. On top of the posts are 2"x12"s doubled up, and off that is the standard 2"x4" construction.

    There was a lot of site prep work that had to be done. the property slopped significantly and you can see the retaining wall I built. I spaced it back for enough so that i can easily drive around the back of the building. In the spring I'll finish the driveway off so I that I can do a loop around the entire building. 15 triaxle loads of boulders, 15 triaxle loads of smaller stone, and 6 triaxle loads of asphalt millings.

    I can go on and on, but those are the key points. Enjoy the pics......




  2. linckeil

    linckeil PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,272

  3. linckeil

    linckeil PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,272

    a few more.....




  4. linckeil

    linckeil PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,272

  5. linckeil

    linckeil PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,272

    and a couple taken from the loft above.....



  6. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    That looks really nice! Thumbs Up
  7. McG_Landscaping

    McG_Landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 193

    Nice! I would LOVE something like that!
  8. Cutter1

    Cutter1 Senior Member
    Messages: 245

    Where the hell is the beer fridge?
  9. exmark

    exmark Senior Member
    Messages: 340

    Looks awesome man. Are you going to put an office in the loft?
  10. PrimoSR

    PrimoSR Senior Member
    Messages: 553

    Very nice, how big is it?
  11. NickT

    NickT Senior Member
    Messages: 707

    Looks sweet. The roof looks like a non walker, how steep is it?
  12. linckeil

    linckeil PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,272

    thanks guys - i'm very happy with it. to answer your questions:

    beer fridge will be first addition once i run power out there (in the spring).

    not sure what i will do with the loft - will be storage for now, but could later become an office, a pool room / bar, or maybe a small studio apartment.

    its 36 feet wide, 28 feet deep.

    roof has a 10/12 pitch, so likely not a walker - at least not walked by me!
  13. D Mack

    D Mack Member
    from L.I N.Y
    Messages: 34

    The loft is a no-brainer. big screen TV, X-Box, PS3, sound system, bar, theatre seating, card table, and a deck out that sliding door with hot tub, BBQ, and smoker.
  14. ceptorman

    ceptorman Senior Member
    from Indy
    Messages: 208

    Nice clean garage setup. Isn't it a great feeling seeing that all come together? Enjoy!!Thumbs Up
  15. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,400

    Vinyl siding 5" or Hardi Board?
  16. blk90s13

    blk90s13 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,157

    Yes yes yes :nod:
  17. BlueRam2500

    BlueRam2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 765

    You just made my dream a reality!! Looks awesome man.
  18. hlntoiz

    hlntoiz Senior Member
    from NW, CT
    Messages: 588

    Curious to now how you got away without a foundation?
  19. mass1589

    mass1589 Senior Member
    from mass
    Messages: 338

    wow that is definitly well thought out!! looks great.....and i second the foundation question!!!
  20. fireside

    fireside Senior Member
    Messages: 726

    How did you meet code for positive means of attachment to your 6x6 post buried in the ground to your rim joist? That design would never fly in my area with any mount hardware or so on. It looks great.