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The garage is just as important as the rest of your home, and this section features tutorials specific to garages be it Painting an Epoxy Floor Coating or Building a Wall-Mounted Lumber Rack.

How to Paint an Epoxy Concrete Floor Coating (Quikrete Example)
Ethan | October 18, 2014
How to Paint an Epoxy Concrete Floor Coating (Quikrete Example)

Our garage workshop floor was in need of some serious TLC.  We applied an epoxy garage floor coating to cover the ugly oil stains and give the shop a nice, polished look. I’m amazed at the difference the floor makes and would recommend an epoxy coating for anyone looking to class-up their garage, basement or other concrete surface. Read on to learn how we did it and a few tips to remember when you start this project. Editors Note: A lot of readers have found this article helpful in transforming their own basement or garage.... 

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How to Build a Wall-Mounted Lumber Storage Rack
Ethan | December 18, 2013
How to Build a Wall-Mounted Lumber Storage Rack

We’ve finished building three heavy-duty work benches and one of two folding wood sawhorses. Another important part of a workshop is good lumber storage. Up until now we’ve been piling boards on the floor, and it’s been a pain to keep moving them to make room for projects. Our solution is a simple wall-mounted wooden lumber rack. This article shares the instructions for building this rack. I found the idea on Woodsmith Shop, and with a few modifications, built one that fully meets our needs. Tools... 

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How to Paint Pegboard (And Give Your Workshop Some Much Needed Style!)
Fred | April 9, 2012
How to Paint Pegboard (And Give Your Workshop Some Much Needed Style!)

When Ethan and I set out to convert my garage into the OPC workshop, I knew from the start that I wanted the large back wall to be donned with two 4×8 sheets of pegboard. When I was growing up, my father’s workshop had sported a large sheet of pegboard, and I remember how cool it was that dad could find just about anything he needed on his pegs or inside one of his two large tool chests. Since Ethan and I knew we’d be using the shop as a backdrop for our blog photography, we thought we needed to make our pegboard a bit... 

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How & How Often to Paint a Garage Door
Fred | April 14, 2010
How & How Often to Paint a Garage Door

This past weekend gave us a great opportunity to tackle a project that’s been long overdue: repainting our garage doors. We’ve been living in this house for about 5 years, and over that time haven’t put a single coat of paint on these wooden doors. (We did, however, replace the garage door opener on one door when it failed) Of course, we’d love to have no maintenance, lightweight doors like many folks in our community have upgraded to, but the budget doesn’t permit that right now. So, after about 5 years of... 

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