The problem- I had so many tools stuck in boxes and bags for so many years that I ended up buying duplicates because I forgot what I had. I needed a shop that would allow me to keep my tools organized and readily available. I have a limited income, so going out and buying finished cabinets and storage units was out of the question. I am a McGyver by inheritance. My mother and father were both raised in the war years where things were in limited supply. They taught me how to create with my mind and then create by using what I could find.
I have just basic wood shop skills that I got in high school. But I wanted to have a nice workshop when I was able to set one up.Since high school my interests have run a wide spectrum. I have built guitars, amplifiers, stereo cabinets, Several kit cars, and I even built my own house. So I figured I could build my own shop. I first organized the shop plans for what I would be using it for.
1. Auto repair and customizing
2. Wood working
3. Electronics fabrication and repair.
5. storage of yard tools
Now that I have my garage all set up I figured I would share how to make the garage of your dreams on the cheap.
What tools you will need ( but not limited to)
1. Skill saw
2. Jig saw
3. tape measure
4. Shop yardstick
brill and various bits
5. 2 foot level
6. Speed square
7. 2 foot square
8 Table saw
Safety glasses, ear protectors and a clean workspace to lay out the items to work
Here are some finished photos of my garage before it was finished
Step 1: Layout
Figure out what you will use the shop for and designate areas of storage and counter space to allow you to do that task.
Figure out how much space you can take away for the storage of family vehicles and still be able to walk around the vehicle(s).