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My man cave/mc heaven
« on: March 17, 2016, 05:46:29 PM »


I'm getting my mc heaven set up pretty well. It's not like Tom Bartel's Garagemahall but it all mine.
What does yours look like?
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Re: My man cave/mc heaven
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2016, 07:35:48 AM »
Mine is packed so tight you cant even turn around in there.  Please buy my Vstrom!

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Re: My man cave/mc heaven
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2016, 08:49:11 AM »
No thank you... Sorry.

Mine is packed so tight you cant even turn around in there.  Please buy my Vstrom!
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Re: My man cave/mc heaven
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2016, 03:27:04 PM »


I'm getting my mc heaven set up pretty well.

Very nice Brick! Heated and cooled it appears..and a sofa too....sweet! Dang, is that a bathroom in the corner? (<--green with envy emoticon goes here)
 It appears to be in a basement with an outside door?


Good timing on this post, I've recently started cleaning and reorganizing mine (garage, not basement, I'm in Texas where basements are rare). It's a long process when I've neglected it for so long. Other than openning it up to cram more stuff in it then quickly shutting the door before it all falls on me, I haven't given it much attention.  ::)


What does yours look like?

 I'll eventually post some photos here but not until after the TV is installed. Don't expect to see a sofa in mine. I'd love to put a skinny recliner in it or even just a tilting office chair, but I'll be lucky if I can get a shop stool in.  :(

Mine is packed so tight you can't even turn around in there. 
Yep, that's exactly where I was. I can turn around in mine now, but each time I tackle a section it's like taking 3 steps backward to get that 4th step forward. That's the way it goes when you have a 2.25 car garage and you need it to do almost every thing: motorcycle storage; marginal limited wood shop; marginal limited metal shop; tool storage; household storage; occasional 4 wheel vehicle intrusion just for repair out of the rain; and man cave duty. I wouldn't have a chance at this if I didn't have a back yard storage building for mowers and rakes 'n' such. Pretty much decided that everything  is going to need wheels or castors installed (motorcycles all on dollies) or it just isn't going to work. I read the magazines and the Pinterest website for ideas and it depresses me that they always start off with storage ideas above the garage doors. I've only got 8' ceilings in my garage so not much is going in that area, maybe some light fixtures and long skinny stuff might fit up there. Darn, how I do so covet those garages with 10'-12' ceilings. Eventual plan is to build a small  3'X5' building/shed in the back yard right up near the garage for a dust collector and air compressor install to get the noise and dust and needed footprint out of the garage. If I was a billionaire I'd have two garage shops, one would be the garagemahal type with large open well lit polished floor spaces in between vehicles, and lighted collectible gas pump globes and signs all over the clean walls. The second one would be packed to the gills with stuff, sort of a 15 lbs of..$#!+....in a 5lb bag motif and yet organized so it was all accessible. The second one would be my favorite. I'm not a billionaire, but maybe I can get a smaller version of the second garage anyway?.  ;D  Oh golly gosh, the motorcycle lift is on sale again at H.F. ...just where would I put that if I was to...

fyi: You did know that there is a forum for this right? http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/.....

.....yes, of course you did,... but did you know there is a 63 page section just for motorcycle garages started by our own tex929rr (aka Joe Paolilli and a slightly different username of tez929rr on that forum)? The thread has been around for 6 1/2 years so of course there are some busted photo links, but it's still a very nice thread.
Joe and Michelle were also kind enough to host an ice cream social in their garage/shop/lego village display for the MSTA Texas Hill Country Rally so I was fortunate enough to see it personally.
  Shout-out: ----> Thanks again Joe and Michelle!..very nice of you both!
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My man cave/mc heaven
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2016, 05:40:56 PM »
Whoa... I didn't know about the garage journal forum... I'll be checking that out. Thanks.
You asked about doors to the outside... Yes.



Oh I've been to Joe and Michell's garage... It has to be at the very top of all garages! But then it's in Texas and everything is supposed to be bigger in Texas. Right?!?!
« Last Edit: March 19, 2016, 05:43:55 PM by Brick »
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Re: My man cave/mc heaven
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2016, 09:05:58 PM »
Ray Kang's is the most impressive garage I've ever seen including Bartels.
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Re: My man cave/mc heaven
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2016, 09:12:39 PM »
Got a boat in the cave for now. Hope I sell it during April, can take photos after the boat.


Here's a trick Brick showed me while visiting his cave. Use a Michelin Magic Marker to get a few more miles out of Pilot Powers!!!!!
Where do you buy those markers??? Every cave needs one!

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Re: My man cave/mc heaven
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2016, 09:20:39 PM »
Bill,
The last time I went to use it it was empty.
I'll have to look at my source to see if they still have them.
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Re: My man cave/mc heaven
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2016, 09:23:00 PM »

Ray Kang's is the most impressive garage I've ever seen including Bartels.

I've only seen photos of Ray's and it was amazing. Always wondered how he gets bikes up on the top shelf?
It is cool!
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Re: My man cave/mc heaven
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2016, 11:27:57 PM »
....it's in Texas and everything is supposed to be bigger in Texas. Right?!?! [ ]

Supposed to be, or so they say, but it didn't happen to my garage, so maybe it was smuggled in across the Red River?  :-\
« Last Edit: March 19, 2016, 11:39:31 PM by fartymarty »

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Re: My man cave/mc heaven
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2016, 06:50:54 PM »
Well first off I'm single, never married and no kids. So my whole house is my man cave ;)

As for the garage mahal, well I'm not the Mr. Fixit many in this club are, my tools literally fill a simple tool box you can carry. No bike lifts, no big tool boxes on wheels, and not a lot of other fancy stuff.

I did buy some nice foam flooring at Sears, and ended up using some in my kitchen over the holidays when I was spending a lot time at the sink and stove (yes I can cook a little).

With a 2 car garage, one car and 3 bikes there's ample room to work, if needed the car goes outside. Heck I can even fit a folding Kendon trailer in front of my car when I borrow one from my friend.
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Re: My man cave/mc heaven
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2016, 05:47:45 PM »
Garage envy. Two car ( whatever the minimum standards are ) garage, one car a scooter and my V Strom plus 2 large refuse containers. Most Striking Dave is your 'A' parking sign from The Ohio State University. Must have fallen from a post. I never noticed it.

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Re: My man cave/mc heaven
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2016, 07:14:12 PM »
Garage envy. Two car ( whatever the minimum standards are ) garage, one car a scooter and my V Strom plus 2 large refuse containers. Most Striking Dave is your 'A' parking sign from The Ohio State University. Must have fallen from a post. I never noticed it.

Hmmm I wonder how that happened to be there!
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Re: My man cave/mc heaven
« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2016, 11:36:53 AM »
How about a bathroom for that man Cave? I made sure when I built my Garage to include a Bathroom and since its mine I thought that Aluminum Diamond plate on the walls would also be cool!




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Re: My man cave/mc heaven
« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2016, 04:40:43 PM »
I'll eventually post some photos here but not until after the TV is installed. Don't expect to see a sofa in mine. I'd love to put a skinny recliner in it or even just a tilting office chair, but I'll be lucky if I can get a shop stool in.  :(

I wanted to have a TV installed, a motorcycle lift in place, and some cleaning up before I shared a photo, but I'm not getting any younger so maybe I should put up a photo now. Mine is obviously not as spacious as brick's is.  :(
Here is a test photo I took with my new cell phone to check out the pano feature. It should be interactive where you can drag and zoom but it may be slow to load and clear depending on your computer/internet speed. You will have to click on the photo below and then again when it goes to the google site. It'll be blurry at first but it should clear up eventually..get a cup o jo and come back. I couldn't figure out any way to make it easier as this Google pano stuff is still all new to me.

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