8 Best Workbenches for Your Garage or Shop

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Every garage or shop needs a quality workbench that can put up with a good amount of abuse. A simple light-duty workbench may be all that’s required for some, but for others, the best workbench is one that’s heavy duty with a few frills. Our picks illustrate distinct types of workbenches for your consideration and … Read more

PVC vs CPVC vs PEX (How Do They Differ?)

PVC is such a useful material that you don’t even have to be blue for the mere mention of it to be music to your ears. From furniture to DIY projects and even structural support, the sheer number of uses have made PVC the third most used plastic in the world. Of course, PVC does … Read more

PVC Pipe Sizes (w/ Charts)

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One of the greatest inventions since sliced bread is PVC (polyvinyl chloride). This sturdy material has seen a lot of use in everything from hobbies to construction, and comes in several variations, such as the more heat-tolerant CPVC. But perhaps the most recognizable use of PVC is in pipes. The following guide will not only … Read more

27 Garage Paint Ideas and Tips (for Garage Interiors)

A garage is a room of endless possibilities. It can be anything from a workspace full of tools for auto repair, woodworking, yard work, DIY projects, to a home gym, man cave, or storage room. Just because most garages have unfinished walls with drywall, tape, and mud, doesn’t mean yours should stay that way. Not … Read more

Best Paint for Garage Walls (Type, Sheen, Color)

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Back in the early days of automobiles, owners would store their vehicles in stables or sheds. These were the precursors to garages and the source of our dismissive mentality towards them. Those who didn’t own cars often used these spaces as storage, filling them to the brim with holiday decorations and old furniture. This began … Read more

Standard Garage Sizes for 1, 2, 3, or 4 Cars (with Chart)

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Building a garage isn’t as easy as it first might seem. In fact, the single biggest mistake made is in underestimating the amount of space needed. Whether you’re designing a custom home, adding on a garage, or buying a house and aren’t sure if your vehicle will fit, this guide will give you a firmer … Read more

How to Sand Concrete (By Hand or With a Sander)

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Concrete has a long history of use, from the arena in Rome (dubbed the Coliseum after the Colossus statue that once stood in front) to modern day sidewalks and building supports. Its popularity and durability has reached the point that many homeowners now have concrete floors in their homes. We’ll explain not just how to … Read more

7 Best Lighting Ideas for Your Garage or Shop

It’s a common scene in fiction: A person walks into a workshop or smithy. The room is dark, smoky, and lit mainly by a few faint lamps or tube lights, with red hues dancing about the walls from a forge. Now try to picture yourself working in a similar environment. In truth, most forges and … Read more