Jack's 12-Gauge Garage

These are pictures from my garage, which is a 20'x22' 2-car that I've re-done as a workshop and a place to work on my old car.
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I built a hydraulic lift into the floor. The top of it is tiled to match the floor around it. And with a rear-engine car, I have access to everything that can be worked on.

I built a hydraulic lift into the floor. The top of it is tiled to match the floor around it. And with a rear-engine car, I have access to everything that can be worked on.

This is the video the web site Petrolicious made about my garage and car.

This is the video the web site Petrolicious made about my garage and car.

One fold-down bench is for welding -- clamps are stored behind where it folds up.  The other is for carpentry.  Both are 37" high.

One fold-down bench is for welding -- clamps are stored behind where it folds up. The other is for carpentry. Both are 37" high.

It's called the 12-Gauge Garage because the Strong Hold cabinets are made of 12-gauge (about 1/8") steel.  They're ridiculously overbuilt.  Each shelf is rated to hold 1,900 pounds.

It's called the 12-Gauge Garage because the Strong Hold cabinets are made of 12-gauge (about 1/8") steel. They're ridiculously overbuilt. Each shelf is rated to hold 1,900 pounds.

Two work benches on the parking side of the garage fold up against the wall when they're not in use.

Two work benches on the parking side of the garage fold up against the wall when they're not in use.

This is the video Petrolicious made about my Porsche 911 and my two-car garage.

This is the video Petrolicious made about my Porsche 911 and my two-car garage.

Inexpensive Harbor Freight bins hold fasteners inside the doors of a Strong Hold Cabinet.

Inexpensive Harbor Freight bins hold fasteners inside the doors of a Strong Hold Cabinet.

You can see the curved steel crossmember on that front bench in this wide shot.

You can see the curved steel crossmember on that front bench in this wide shot.

I made this bench out of square steel tubing and second-hand butcher block.  The lights above are suspended by a long steel arm from the side so that the garage door can open and close above them.

I made this bench out of square steel tubing and second-hand butcher block. The lights above are suspended by a long steel arm from the side so that the garage door can open and close above them.

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