View Full Version : Garage organization...

12-05-2009, 01:06 PM
There have been posts over the years about hanging boards up in the garage.. just saw this this morning.. pretty cool.. now I just gotta sell my house in Mississippi and buy one up here that HAS a garage!

12-05-2009, 01:07 PM

I think link above was only an image

12-05-2009, 11:13 PM
04 - good luck on selling the miss house. like the hangers, would the stuff get in the way of things coming in the door?

Ed - nice, but where is the ryobi shrine?

12-06-2009, 10:51 AM
I like your setup. I need to hang everything that I have. I usually put it all back i the boat. It gets to be a PITA when I need to work on the boat and take everything out. Do you have some type of support within the PVC for strength?

12-06-2009, 08:08 PM
The PVC is 1" schedule 40. Pretty strong stuff

I have 3" straight section that goes thru the 2X4 and secured thru the side of the 2x4 with a 3" deck screw, then a 45 degree elbow, then the 2' straight pipe.

The 2x4's are secured to the walls with 1/4" x 3" tapcons.

Can you post close up pics when sometime? trying to visualize and can't .

12-06-2009, 09:29 PM
Thanks Ed. This I need to do to the garage to get the stuff out of the boat for storage and future projects. Thanks again.


12-06-2009, 11:48 PM
Heres what I did. This is just that white wakk track with the shelf arms and 1/2" pipe insulation. I've since added more racks and reconfigured some things but you get the idea.

12-07-2009, 10:57 AM
Ed, thanks for that close up--Im going to copy that.

12-07-2009, 05:57 PM
Thanks alot Ed. I'm a copycat too! Nice cheap way to get the job done and looks really organized when all is said!

12-11-2009, 11:22 PM
I say just get a bigger garage and leave everything where you want :D

12-12-2009, 09:59 AM
My 4 car garage is attatched with heat set at 70 :), my detatched garage is only a 2 car and no heat :(

12-12-2009, 12:20 PM
My 4 car garage is attatched with heat set at 70 :), my detatched garage is only a 2 car and no heat :(

Please tell me you winter-store the Outback in the heated garage. I remember you saying something about winterizing. Is that just precautionary?

12-12-2009, 01:31 PM
Of course in the heated garage, and yes winterizing is just precautionary for me. Better safe than sorry.

12-12-2009, 05:55 PM
4Car attached and 2 car dettatched. Nice!!! I have 2 car attached no heat barely enough room for the Moomba Puller aka mommas truck. Boat has to stay outside in the backyard tarped out beside the kids IGLOO we are building from the huge pile of snow from shoveling the deck. Gotta make sure its big enough for me as Xmas seasons here and might need a place to sleep if i come home having a couple to many wobbly pops and start snoring again. HAHA

12-12-2009, 11:36 PM
Actually I thought everyone from Calgary to Edmonton and north automatically had igloos in the back yard 10 months of the year :D

05-18-2010, 06:37 PM
Here's my racks for boards and ski's.

Nothing more than 2X4's and pvc pipe...


When you get a chance can I continue to bother you with the measurement on the lenth of pipe cuts and Hole saw holes?
I've got the supplies sitting on my garage floor and wanted to take some of the guesswork out of it............I"m lazy :D

Going to be hanging skiis, wakeboards, and surfboards much like you've got here in the pic!

05-18-2010, 11:29 PM
Awesome - just what I was looking for. Thanks a bunch!

05-19-2010, 10:04 AM
I hope you know we expect pics of the finished product.

gus 08 mobius lsv
05-19-2010, 12:33 PM
i copied you idea ed and it turned out great i have different spacings cause the bindings on my wakeboards needed more width so they don't hit the board on top of it. holds 3 wakeboards my snowboard set of skis and my surf board i'll take a pic and post for you guys to see my copy cat work. thanks for the great and cheap board rack idea!

gus 08 mobius lsv
05-19-2010, 01:39 PM
a few pics of my board racks in the garage

05-19-2010, 09:15 PM
Wasn't sure I would be a fan of an unfinished garage, but I love it. No need for a stud finder. Here are a couple of pics of mine...

05-24-2010, 12:33 AM
I hope you know we expect pics of the finished product.

Nothing special but need to get them off of the other junk I need to organize :)

I'm going to make another set along side if this one in a few weeks to hold them all!

Thanks Ed!

05-24-2010, 08:58 AM
Man that's one clean orginized garage!

07-07-2010, 01:49 PM
I'm not "handy" at all so I opted for buying bike racks at the local hardware store for six bucks a piece. They hold 50lbs and do a nice job. I just installed two of them took all but ten minutes for both.

07-07-2010, 08:09 PM
Hey go with what works for ya! Looks clean.

07-07-2010, 08:12 PM
I still think that "garage" and "organization" together are one of the classic oxymorons. At least around our houses...

07-07-2010, 10:42 PM
How true, how true

07-08-2010, 08:07 PM
On the verge of getting my city house garage cleaned up, the pics below is the cabinet work i finished building and installed last weekend .Next will be the lake house garage.

07-08-2010, 10:22 PM
As the owner of a cabinet shop, and long time installation company owner, let me just say I like it, actually I like it alot, very nice.

07-10-2010, 06:08 AM
Thanks Sled I too own a shop.

07-12-2010, 09:41 PM
I need one of you guys to get down to Atlanta to re-do my kitchen!

07-12-2010, 09:58 PM
Sure thing wolf, just send over a plan and i will ship you the cabinets.

07-13-2010, 08:56 AM
I do have an installer that worked for me for a few years that lives in Kenesaw. Maybe that is how I can make sure I get tothe Mini Jamb next year :)

07-13-2010, 09:07 AM
Dont let Wolfeman fool you--he is one of the most organized people I know, I've takin a few lesson's from him without him knowing it.

07-13-2010, 09:08 AM
Don't let him see that, he might have to charge you next time :D

07-13-2010, 10:25 AM
I should have you guys educate me as we get ready to build this house (which seems like it will NEVER happen).

07-13-2010, 07:46 PM
Well we can educate you on the process and the steps, but on the science of building a house would just be a lesson in frustration, much like you trying to explain the ins and outs of your industry.

07-14-2010, 11:25 AM
I was just talking about the cabinets. Construction down here is all the same. They pour a slab and then attach some sticks and vinyl to it covered with shingles then tile the inside. Voila!

07-16-2010, 07:44 AM
lesson 1

2 kinds of cabinets

1: face frame broken down into full overlay and partial overlay
2: European or frameless.

07-16-2010, 01:02 PM
lesson 2
-Blum full extension slides or not
-Plywood carcass or melamine
-Soft close hindges or not

07-16-2010, 07:58 PM
I'm already lost. I think the overlay is whether the door covers the entire frame, right? European or frameless I have no idea.

The hinges are mostly hidden now and just about have to be on the full overlay, right? I have one (replacement) cabinet in my current kitchen where the door only opens just past 90 deg. so you have to reach around it to get the plates in there. Am I on the right track?

This thread is getting way off topic (but I digress).

07-16-2010, 08:13 PM
Just let your wife pick the pretty ones :)

07-16-2010, 10:28 PM
Lol .....too much to handle:lol:

07-16-2010, 10:34 PM
Just let your wife pick the pretty ones :)

You're right there. No matter how much logic I apply or reasoning, it will still be the ones she thinks "look nice". I'm the guy that stained oak cabinets to a cherry color for her. Ugggg!

07-18-2010, 09:42 AM
It's ok Kane I have a personal rule of thumb at home....keep her happy in order to keep myself happy:D

07-18-2010, 10:18 PM
I know I was late to post this, but I got the Idea from a product in Bart's or Overton's called a Ski ladder or something like that, but I just did it with utility rope 2 Strands doubled about 7 feet long and anchored with a nail each at the top. Tie the knots where needed. Simple and keeps things out of the way. I did it with rope I had laying around, so it was at no cost!

For what it's worth!


07-19-2010, 01:52 AM
Hey, that's my old EP ski you got there.

07-19-2010, 12:48 PM
No it's Mine! I've had it since I was 16 yrs. old. I used to ski behind a Mercury 85hp that you could just about stop with the EP in a good turn! I Ski a Connelly FX now. To much water up the nose on the Starts with the EP. I've thought about replacing the Rubber and giving it a try now that I'm skiing behind the Direct Drive. Do you still ski your's Kane???


07-19-2010, 01:30 PM
Uhh. That was about 60 lbs. and 30 years ago.

07-19-2010, 05:37 PM
You guys and your EPs. I had mine when I was 14 through 16 then it got stolen from my car. Made the move to the Obrien Competitor. At the time top of the line. Didn't think the EP was worth cryin over after that.

On topic any of your ideas beat our stacking everything in the corner system :)

07-20-2010, 10:46 AM
Yup, went to O'brien too and never looked back (or forward for that matter).

07-20-2010, 10:49 PM
I did a few year stint on a Kidder. Man that thing was wicked fast. Thank goodness I got too big for the 63 and made the move back to an obrien 66, I kind of scared me going over the wake that fast. Haven't left the family since.

08-11-2010, 10:13 AM
here's a pic of my idea of garage organization in "summer mode" boat on the left kayaks on the right (hence the "yak" in skiyaker) bikes and kids' crap everywhere

08-11-2010, 04:13 PM
here's a pic of...bikes and kids' crap everywhere

Ha! Man, you made me smile. I am not alone. I am not alone.

08-11-2010, 10:44 PM
At least you can get your boat in, my garage is minus any vehicle :(

08-12-2010, 11:36 AM
That is INCREDIBLY neat compared to mine. The bikes alone for 6 kids are more than can really fit in there. Throw in dirtbikes, lawnmowers, ski equipment, etc. I need to build a garage and then a house to go with it.

12-14-2010, 02:27 PM
This was a great method, I built mine a few weeks ago. Since that pic, I discovered that I could hang my daughters trianer ski flat on the wall behind all the boards, so now everything is right there in one spot.


There is room for one more board underneath the broadcast, but I dont have one, so I left the post out.

12-14-2010, 06:18 PM
There is room for one more board underneath the broadcast, but I dont have one, so I left the post out.

Looks good. Easy to grab the boards you need and go. Also you should have said "but i dont have one yet" Give it time and another board always makes it way into the collection.

12-14-2010, 06:29 PM
Wow, your right. Yet is the key word when talking about any boat realted item not in my posesion. haha. Good catch.

I'll go one step further, the empty spot below the broadcast will soon hold the Broadcast, and the spot that is then free'd up will hold the Walker Project. That's some positive forecasting for you!


12-15-2010, 12:01 PM
Ha, I don't do sports colors. Lol, my shop walls are bright red and it jsut made sense that the boards be black since all the cabinets are!

12-15-2010, 04:28 PM
like the idea but it would never work in my garage.... we do all our woodworking in the garage and everything would be covered in dust in about 2 days! all my boards and gear stay in our storage shed at the lake... it's 80feet from the water so no biggie to come back to the cabin and get the stuff after we've launched the boat.


02-04-2011, 11:38 PM
Gotta thank Ed G for posting the pics in the start of this thread.

For $30.00 dollars you can not beat the versitality of this wall rack for storing boards and skis. Just wanted to keep this thread going because anyone with a garage needs to build this storage rack.

02-05-2011, 12:19 AM
Man, harmsway, I want your garage. Vvvvery nice.

02-05-2011, 01:44 AM
Man, harmsway, I want your garage. Vvvvery nice.

Thanks.. Had to have something to put the Moomba in, it's 6" to long for our other garage. Seemed like a good excuse to build a new garage.

02-06-2011, 11:44 AM
This brings me to a question- any need to worry about boards/skis warping if they are left on the rack like that for a length of time? I realize yes with wood skis - but I have no idea with composites...?

Awesome garage- how about fitting a bed in there, and does it have running water?? :D

02-06-2011, 12:10 PM
No you shouldn't have to worry about warping as warping is caused when an object is to heavy for the support system holding it.

Like if you have a 12 ft 2x4 and you put the supports in the middle area and you see it bow. Thats whats causing the warp. As long as the item is sitting with the proper amount of support for its weight you wont get warping.

Also wood will warp much easier as it breaths with the atmosphere.

Fiberglass and plastic type boards, skis, wont warp unless they get very hot and flexible in a 2 post rack like that.

I keep my boards, vests, ropes, and even Z5 rack in the ceiling rafters on my garage and never had any issues.

02-06-2011, 12:52 PM
I can't even store boards in my garage long term. Way too much dirt in the air spring - fall and the spiders will make a resort condo for sure! I live in Ag country so critters are a way of life especially when surrounded by almond orchards. I had to put on a new insulated garage door as well. My house faces west so it would heat up to well over 120 in the summer! All our boards reside in my home office when not in use.

02-06-2011, 07:08 PM
Awesome garage- how about fitting a bed in there, and does it have running water?? :D

If you count the camper camper there is a bed and running water. But no water hook up I am about 350' from our septic.

02-07-2011, 04:39 PM
Thanks for posting all these pics. I don't have mine organized yet, but I am building a boat cave. Here is a pic of it so far. I am doing it myself as time and weather permits. It is 24x32x12 foot walls.

02-07-2011, 04:43 PM
Brilliant! Love it. Dont' forget the fans for drying the boat.

02-07-2011, 06:05 PM
Love those high clearance doors. Wish I had the money,space and ability to do the same

02-07-2011, 06:09 PM
Thanks for posting all these pics. I don't have mine organized yet, but I am building a boat cave. Here is a pic of it so far. I am doing it myself as time and weather permits. It is 24x32x12 foot walls.

Looks good. There is nothing like having enough room to work on the boat and it makes it so much easier to pull the boat in & out of storage if you don't have to lower the tower.