Monday, December 18, 2017
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Build-Out & Organization

New “Mobile” Garage Cabinets from NewAge

We’ve owned and worked with/in garages with all kinds of storage solutions. From fancy wall-to-wall steel cabinetry to repurposed kitchen cabinets and an old homemade workbench. Most of the time, the cabinets are mounted securely to the wall and it’s the tool chests that we’re rolling around the garage. NewAge Products …

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Retro Tool Boxes

As I struggle to revive my own personal residential garage buildout project (which was put on hold due to other home renovations taking far longer than expected), I’m 85.573% sure I’m gonna go retro. I have very fond memories growing up in and around my grandfather’s Texaco station in SW …

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A Better Pegboard?

I friggin’ HATE the flimsy, never-ending puzzle that is the pegboard system. Ugh. So, as I shop some options to organize my own tools for [the soon-to-relaunch-now-that-other-home-renovations-are-almost-done] Project Baker, I’m trying to find something similar to pegboard that isn’t pegboard. I actually have several , but I still have to deal …

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A Water-Powered Garage Door Opener

Here’s something we never thought we’d see: a water-powered garage door opener.😎 The Hydradoor, as inventor Matthew Okrasa has christened it, is currently a working prototype with an all-or-nothing Kickstarter campaign running until March 19, 2017. He’s looking for an oddly uneven $86,339 from backers, but to actually get the very …

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Big LED Light for Dark Garages… for a Price

For decades, the vast majority of home builders have been installing insufficient, low-quality lighting in residential garages. The typical 400-600 square foot two-car garage will have a single E26 socket nearby or next to another single or maybe dual-bulb setup built into the garage door opener. With cars, tool boxes, …

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