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Old 06-07-2012, 02:56 PM   #1
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Just moved into a brand new house so my garage is the standard drywall, no paint blank canvas.

I'm looking for some ideas as far as materials go. I want to build it myself. My old house garage was all osb on the interior so i used 2x4s and osb for those cabinets.

This garage being drywall i wasn't sure how osb would look. I don't want to break they bank but i also don't want it to look like garbage either, something in the middle.


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Old 06-07-2012, 05:04 PM   #2
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I would recommend plywood for the outside of the cabinets. Put the sanded side outward and you can paint or stain them to your liking. Nicer finish that rough osb panels. In my humble opinion.
Could construct the frames from 2x3 or 2x4 stock.

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Old 06-07-2012, 05:26 PM   #3
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We did these a couple years ago using AC plywood and 2x4's. Building a toe kick helps to keep the plywood off the ground.
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Old 06-07-2012, 08:19 PM   #4
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Congrats on the new house.

It helps a little to put your location in your profile....makes it easier to give you more accurate answers.

First off....you need to decide what you plan to do in the garage....that determines what you put on the walls. You will get all kinds of opinions on walls...but unless your doing hardcore fabrication and the garage is a workshop...drywall is fine.

Step #1...outlets and lights....I'm willing to bet that you have only one outlet and a single light. You can never have enough outlets and lights....do it now before you paint.

Step #2...paint the walls. Do a good coat of primer...then paint it with a semi-gloss or high gloss 'exterior' paint. If you use a heavy knap roller for both the primer and paint...it will put enough texture to hide any 'blemishes'.

Step #3....cabinets....you might consider watching Craigs list for someone tossing their old kitchen cabinets.

These are the cabinets in my garage....I got the doors and drawers from my in-laws house when my wife remodeled the kitchen for them. I made the actual cabinets out of 3/4" gray melamine. I had HD mix up a gallon of pant ot match the color....

And of course, no garage is complete without a place to set the cold beer....

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If you want a lot of garage ideas, check out GarageJournal.com.....that is all the do over there.
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Old 06-08-2012, 02:32 AM   #5
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Looks tidier and neater than our kitchen
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Old 06-08-2012, 08:46 AM   #6
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Thanks for the replies. Not sure what i'm going to do but i appreciate the input.
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Old 06-08-2012, 12:09 PM   #7
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I'll second ddawg's comments about looking at craigslist or kijiji. I got rid of some old bathroom vanities that way. The guy was using them in his garage.

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Old 06-08-2012, 03:33 PM   #8
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Try Habitat for Humanity ReStore. There are a bunch of them in Georgia. They get donated stuff that they can't use, plus some used material from rehab. Since they are so abundant in Georgia, you might want to go to multiple locations and try a couple weeks apart becasue the stock will vary alot.

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