My new garage!!

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by Crawford, Jun 2, 2004.

  1. Crawford

    Crawford Formula 3

    Mar 5, 2003
    Nashville, TN
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    Crawford White
    After seeing Brian Willis' garage at the Atlanta party in March, I've been thinking about a major makeover for this old "park ferme".

    I started with a thorough cleaning of the tired cement floor, getting up as much grease as possible before laying down the very expensive (29 cent) Home Depot self adhering checkered tiles. Then it was some fresh paint all around, including bright yellowy orange on the baseboards (it took three shades of paint to get the color just right). I put some black semi gloss on the stoop and cement edges. After I got that done, it looked great until I started putting all the rakes, tools, cental vac hose and other assorted crap back in the garage.

    So Lane suggested building a wall across the back, and that turned out to be the perfect solution. It comes out 4.5 ft and thats just enough room to hide all my junk!
  2. ryalex

    ryalex Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Aug 6, 2003
    Las Vegas, NV
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    Ryan Alexander
    Great improvement! A well done "man project." Argh-argh-argh!
  3. Crawford

    Crawford Formula 3

    Mar 5, 2003
    Nashville, TN
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    Crawford White
    And a garage warming gift from my mechanic...
  4. Chiaro_Slag

    Chiaro_Slag F1 Veteran

    Oct 31, 2003
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    I love it!

    What did you use around the border?

    The tiles were self adhesive? Do you think they will pull up?

    Nice double doors you added also.
  5. Greg G

    Greg G F1 Rookie

    awesome - love that Tubi Mat!
  6. normhuff

    normhuff Formula Junior

    Dec 14, 2003
    Peoria, IL
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    J. Norman Huff, Esq.
    I second that 'argh-argh-argh!'. Tim Allen would be proud...
  7. Crawford

    Crawford Formula 3

    Mar 5, 2003
    Nashville, TN
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    Crawford White

    The border is the top edge of the cement block foundation. I just painted it black.

    The tiles have held up very well. They've seen lots of water but are holding their ground. I've got a couple of cases of extra tiles that would be very easy to put down in case their needed.

    DISCLAIMER - I didn't put the wall in - that was done by someone who actually knew what he was doing!
  8. Ron328

    Ron328 F1 Rookie
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    Mar 10, 2003
    Willamette Valley, Oregon
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    Very neat, Crawford.
  9. Chiaro_Slag

    Chiaro_Slag F1 Veteran

    Oct 31, 2003
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    Thanks - I may give this a try! Nice work. :)
  10. Doody

    Doody F1 Veteran

    Nov 16, 2001
    MA USA
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    Mr. Doody
    how did you find the cement paint worked? i bought some to paint some stuff just like yours in my garage. never got around to it though. how many coats did it take?

    NICE end product, dude.

  11. grantb

    grantb Karting

    Nov 2, 2003
    Columbia SC
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    Danny Burnstein
    Your garage looks super.
    I also especially like the "Why Red" licence plate.
    You have given some ideas as my garage is just painted concrete.
    How are the tiles standing up to oil, antifreeze, or gas leaks?
    I have old British cars, and leaking is standard issue
  12. Alex_V

    Alex_V F1 Rookie

    Apr 8, 2004
    Boulder, CO
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    THat garage looks almost EXACTLY what I want my garage to look like when i get my F-car :)
  13. thecarreaper

    thecarreaper F1 World Champ
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    super garage Crawford!!! job well done!!!!!
  14. ciao baby

    ciao baby Formula Junior

    Feb 15, 2004
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    Michael Karagiannis
    very very nice. Hopefully my next garage will be as nice. (were do you put your lawnmower etc???
  15. Crawford

    Crawford Formula 3

    Mar 5, 2003
    Nashville, TN
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    Crawford White
    I just used run-of-the-mill latex semi-gloss. The part I painted will never be walked on or worn down, so I just went with the basic stuff.
  16. Crawford

    Crawford Formula 3

    Mar 5, 2003
    Nashville, TN
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    Crawford White
    It's all crammed behind the new wall.
  17. mw575

    mw575 F1 Rookie

    May 30, 2001
    Lake Oswego,Or
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    Martin J Weiner,M.D.
    This is what I E mailed you re: the yellow border molding.
  18. Hubert888

    Hubert888 F1 Veteran

    May 14, 2003
    Manhattan & LA
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    very nice garage job! nice work :)
  19. ronsupercar

    ronsupercar Formula 3

    May 2, 2002
    Orlando Fla.
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    Everytime I see these garage threads All I want to do is rush home and start on my garage..

    But once I get home all I want to do is sleep..

    I will start mine... I Promise...
  20. rascalif

    rascalif Karting

    Dec 20, 2003
    Southern California
    If this is the same commercial flooring tile from Home Depot that I applied on my garage floor 3 years ago, then I can say that they have held up ok. Leaks are easily cleaned as long as you don't let them sit there for days. The only downside is that over the years, the hot tires will cause slight discoloration. Also, if you turn your steering wheel sharply while the wheels are on the tile, it may cause the tile to shift, creating a small gap (this has only happened once, and it was right after I had installed the tile).

    Other than that, they are a great and economical solution.
  21. jls288gto

    jls288gto Rookie

    May 19, 2004
    Kings Mountain, NC
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    Jason SIngalevitch
    I'm starting my garage project next Saturday. The wife will be gone, and I'll have nothing better to do! I'll take some before/after photos to see the transformation. I was going to epoxy the floor, but I like the tiles as well. Are they grouted, or just placed close together?
    No Ferrari yet, but gotta have a proper home before the baby comes!
  22. 96impalaSS

    96impalaSS F1 Rookie

    Dec 8, 2003
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    That garage is really cool looking. Great Ferrari as well.
  23. Teenferrarifan

    Teenferrarifan F1 Rookie

    Feb 21, 2003
    Media, PA
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    29cents a piece right? how many tiles did you use? or is that price per sq? How long did it take? What is that tile called exactly from home depot. How does the tile adhere? Thanks
  24. 348 Turbo

    348 Turbo Formula 3

    Jul 17, 2002
    Garage looks GREAT, Crawford! How about a pic of the lovely Lanie in it?
  25. imperial83

    imperial83 F1 Rookie

    May 14, 2004
    These projects are always fun and exciting. Looks great!

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