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    Un garage Ó la franšaise

    Thought it might be cool to post a build log of my garage here, it might not be as detailed a log as Al's (I'll likely forget to take pictures most of the time), but since one day I'll likely host a meet in the garage, it fits nicely here. If nothing else, it will be neat for me to go back and look through the pictures. So, without further ado, here are the plans:



    It's going to be 32x34, with a 16x32 apron, 10' tall, with an attic space in the roof. Something I asked for was a wood stove, so I can keep warm if I am working on something in the winter. Was not really that worried about having A/C installed, I may come to regret that in Virginia humid summers. But, if needed I'll cross that bridge when I come to it. The back will be almost completely below grade, with the sides about half below (I'll take a picture of the yard at some point to show where it is going). There will be an access door in the attic so that I can get up there to store crap, but also as an emergency exit in case the wood stove causes a fire and I cannot get out the front.

    As for the interior, no real plans yet. The primary use is going to be a workshop for classic cars.... once it is built my father in law has a 71 Monte Carlo that will be going in there for me to work on, when that leaves, my middle son has a 65 Mustang that will go in and eventually I plan to get myself an old truck that will be in there. I'm not a mechanic, just like to tinker around (the Monte Carlo essentially just needs the interior, wiring, bumpers etc and once the Mustang goes in all the work that is out of my league will be complete), so there are not plans for a lift. I'll likely just pick up a QuickJack and use that if I need to work on suspension, brakes, oil changes and such. I do plan to set up one area as a sort of hang out space for my kids, nothing much, just a TV, sofa, that sort of deal. While it is big enough for more than 1 vehicle to be in there at a time, I only plan to keep 1 in there so I have plenty of room around it. One thing I hate about my current garage is with both cars in there, toolboxes, bikes and everything, there is never any actual room to work comfortably. So, trying to avoid that with this one.

    Finally got the permit approved this week, been waiting since the middle of September. I'm hoping this means that work can start soon.
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    Re: Un garage Ó la franšaise

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    Un garage Ó la franšaise
    I KNEW IT!

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    I can't wait to see where you're able to take this new project

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    Re: Un garage Ó la franšaise

    Got this roughly staked out today, really gives a good perspective on the size.

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    The smaller tree to the front left is getting taken down (its rotten) and then a bunch of branches are getting trimmed from the 2 big oak trees.

    Tuesday afternoon the guy who will be excavating is coming out to take a look, hopefully he'll be able to start digging before Thanksgiving, but we'll see.
    Another white wagon.
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