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Old 11-03-2012, 07:40 PM
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Building a garage

Building a 2 car detached garage. I want enough room to get my truck inside and comfortably do routine maintenence.

The other car is a Honda Accord.

I am thinking about building the garage 30' wide x 24' deep. But im looking for advice. What size garage do yall have and what works for you?

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Old 11-03-2012, 08:13 PM
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Sounds like a good size. One thing to think about is osb comes in 4x8 sheets along with most things. May end up being about the same price to go up to 32x24. Just something to think about. You may lose what you gain depending on the pitch of the roof though.


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Old 11-04-2012, 01:34 AM
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measure the length of your truck. The think of that in a space 24ft long and trying to walk around the front and rear of the pickup.

You should consider a bit deeper garage in my opinion. Give yourself plenty of room for either a work bench or storage shelves on the far wall.
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:40 PM
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I have a 40x50x12, sometimes think I should have gone 14 or 16' ceiling but 99% of the time I am good.
If you ever want a lift go 12' minimum.
I built mine too, it is a great challenge, saves massive money.
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:04 PM
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I'd go a little longer myself
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One thing with a garage. You always build them and wish you had built bigger. That is a nice size building though. A little more depth would be nice for sure.
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does anyone who built their garage have a "workshop" setup with a lift etc? if so, can you post pics
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Building a 2 car detached garage. I want enough room to get my truck inside and comfortably do routine maintenence.

The other car is a Honda Accord.

I am thinking about building the garage 30' wide x 24' deep. But im looking for advice. What size garage do yall have and what works for you?

Thanks!
If you can afford, and have space, go deeper.
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Old 11-18-2012, 01:20 PM
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I have a 40x50x12, sometimes think I should have gone 14 or 16' ceiling but 99% of the time I am good.
If you ever want a lift go 12' minimum.
I built mine too, it is a great challenge, saves massive money.
I wish I would have done 14' in mine I went with 10' to save money at the time. I also built mine to save money it's been great but takes a lot of time.

I'm all ready looking at adding another bay of 16x30x14 so I can add a lift.

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measure the length of your truck. The think of that in a space 24ft long and trying to walk around the front and rear of the pickup.

You should consider a bit deeper garage in my opinion. Give yourself plenty of room for either a work bench or storage shelves on the far wall.
I went 30' to meak suer I had plenty of room but still not much with bentchand outher things

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I'd go a little longer myself
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One thing with a garage. You always build them and wish you had built bigger. That is a nice size building though. A little more depth would be nice for sure.
Mine is still a work in progress but it 40x30x10 I wish I would have gone biger

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does anyone who built their garage have a "workshop" setup with a lift etc? if so, can you post pics
When I done I can but I'm not done yet
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Old 11-18-2012, 04:59 PM
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I have a 24x24x8 and with my truck (06 CC LB DRW) and my wifes Kia Soul (the little hamster car there is no room. I have cabinets and tool boxes all around the sides and a standard garage door. I have to position the truck diagonally to open the hood and not hit the garage door opener, and you can't move behind or in front of the truck and I have to take my trailer hitch out. You'll never work on your truck with the door closed. I have < 1 foot front and rear and thats filled with things stacked to the outline of the bumpers.

When we buy our house, I won't even waste my time or money on anything smaller than 32W x 40D x 12H and an 8' tall door minimum if you want any room for anything but a "car closet".

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