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I like it when I can use the word "uber". It just sounds cool. Anyhow, the photo below shows my garage for the next year. It's small, I mean like real small. Breaks down like this.....
I once had a really cool house with a really nice sized garage, that was 6 months ago. The plan was to buy a new home so the house went for sale. It had an offer 5 days after it was listed with the condition we had to move out in 3 weeks. The offer was exactly the asking price so hey, we jumped on it. We were 99% all in on another home so it was perfect.
2 days before the close the deal fell through and we were under contract to move out for the buyer. We were pretty much homeless. So I made a quick phone call and ended up in a duplex, I know the owners (customers) so I was able to switch gears and move in the next day. It was crazy.
We told Tim and Jen it would only be about a 3 month gig until we made another offer on another home etc. Fortunately my kids didn't have to change schools because the duplex is in the same district. Well, the more we looked the less we were able to find. Houses around here sell pretty fast. So my wife and I decided we were gonna build a home and forget the used home idea. We signed a year lease.
So that brings me to the little garage. I gotta tell ya, I hated the idea of renting but it's actually kind of amusing. I kind of feel like a young newly wed again. My neighbors are knuckleheads but he seems to stock good beer so that's pretty cool.
The garage is only 18 x 12 and I have to share it with some non-airplane stuff like bicycles, kids toys and garbage cans. As you can see in the above photo I haven't had time to really organize much since we moved in not to mention I'm redoing the bathrooms this week for the owner of the building.
I need a temporary table that will get me through the year and it has to hold an 8' brake. Below is a quick sketch of the plan.
It's nothing more than 2 - 4' x 8' sheets of plywood with 10" engineered "I" joists to stiffen it up. I've built these before and they are really nice. I can also store stuff inside it. The duplex came with a shed in back that is currently empty and it's a 16' x 10" job. I'm gonna see if I can fill it up and start clearing things away in the garage.
My wife is gonna be pissed when she sees this big table in the small garage. Sometimes people just have to learn to deal with disappointment. The 3 kids are excited so I have a small army to battle her with. It's worked in the past. :)
If worse comes to worse I'l use my kids as pawns. I'll say something like "Hey, this will be good for the kids".