1. Welcome to Tundras.com!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tundra discussion topics
    • Transfer over your build thread from a different forum to this one
    • Communicate privately with other Tundra owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Show us your man cave, shop, garage.

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by tvpierce, Mar 13, 2020.

  1. Mar 13, 2020 at 9:05 AM
    #1
    tvpierce

    tvpierce [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2019
    Member:
    #30129
    Messages:
    407
    Maine
    Vehicle:
    2000 Tundra AC
    We've had a great exchange of ideas about shop organization and storage in the Lunch Table thread. My garage and my basement shop are both disaster zones, and I need some inspiration.

    Share your pics & ideas of what you've done to improve your man cave, shop, or garage!
     
  2. Mar 13, 2020 at 9:42 AM
    #2
    ezdog

    ezdog New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2020
    Member:
    #43363
    Messages:
    207
    Gender:
    Male
    Gateway To The West
    Vehicle:
    2001 RCLB V8,4WD 2015 RCLB 5.7,4WD
    But no pics of yours?!?
     
  3. Mar 13, 2020 at 9:45 AM
    #3
    ezdog

    ezdog New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2020
    Member:
    #43363
    Messages:
    207
    Gender:
    Male
    Gateway To The West
    Vehicle:
    2001 RCLB V8,4WD 2015 RCLB 5.7,4WD
    This is my shop on a trailer project day though the pics were not taken to show the space really
    M06F92961-D55F-45C6-9C98-75906245EF43.jpgAFFEC086-12A5-4BBF-A067-E504FA0DAEC0.jpgCB28CADF-4367-47A3-8E56-FD4217801CE5.jpg2D787BF6-970D-4362-AA12-9EF62C332F8B.jpg
     
  4. Mar 13, 2020 at 9:49 AM
    #4
    Northbound Train

    Northbound Train Masshole

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2019
    Member:
    #27050
    Messages:
    107
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Glenn
    Western MA
    Vehicle:
    Black 2016 SR5 Double Cab 4x4 5.7
    My garage and a couple of my toys.

    IMG_0657.jpg
    IMG_0658.jpg
     
  5. Mar 13, 2020 at 9:53 AM
    #5
    chrisb

    chrisb scumbag

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2020
    Member:
    #41284
    Messages:
    80
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris
    noblesville, IN
    Vehicle:
    2006 SR5 AC auto 4x4
    Here's most of my garage from the beginning of last summer.
    Since then, there is a MaxJax where the red cart is, the compressor has been moved to an adjacent room, the drill press & bench grinder have been moved to my mini 'machine shop', a cabinet added, the fridge removed, the stereo moved, a hammer cabinet installed, a shelf built into the welding table, and a bunch of other changes that are escaping me at present.
    IMG-4502.jpg
    Look past the bracket and see the mini 'machine shop' where there were 3 cabinets previously as well as the hammer cabinet now above the welding table.
    IMG-5291.jpg

    Here's the back right corner more recently. You can see the shelf under the welding table. (the toolbox on it holds all my grinders and associated wheels, guards, fittings, etc.) The huge cabinet in the middle was a FREE Craigslist score. Came from a doctor's office. It's great because it's not too deep, has dividers inside, and closes up nice and tight.

    IMG-4764.jpg

    Here's one of the tools I've gotten the most use out of for overhauling the garage.
    It's 100% accurate to scale of the garage and the major components. I was planning on expanding the garage into the adjacent bike room where the compressor is, but it wasn't going to provide as much space as I thought. I'm glad I spent an hour measuring and drawing and not several hours destroying my house.
    IMG-5098.jpg

    There have been some more changes and updates. I'll try to remember to snap some pix this weekend while I'm out there.
     
  6. Mar 13, 2020 at 10:39 AM
    #6
    InTheRough

    InTheRough New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2019
    Member:
    #38737
    Messages:
    204
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kolt
    Gig Harbor, Washington
    Vehicle:
    2020 Platinum
    Magnuson Supercharger Forged Rock Warrior wheels
    'Man cave's or Rec Room:
    IMG_20170717_103459.jpg
    IMG_20170625_144941.jpg

    Shop (need to build something larger):
    PANO_20170409_123629.jpg
    PANO_20170409_123705.jpg

    Garage (still assembling):
    20190524_180749.jpg
    20190915_152821.jpg
    20191213_194730.jpg
     
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2020
    Hooptytrix, 1UPPER, Jonas and 22 others like this.
  7. Mar 13, 2020 at 10:55 AM
    #7
    bmf4069

    bmf4069 Yup, that's car parts in a dishwasher

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2018
    Member:
    #18880
    Messages:
    1,510
    Gender:
    Male
    TX
    Vehicle:
    02 AC sr5 4wd v8
    I'm deep in the trailerhood; no garage for me. I keep all my tools in my work van parked next to my driveway, and have a bunch of crap next to my table inside. My "workbench" is a long beer pong table behind Bessie. Whatever vehicle I'm working on gets parked in the back and the other gets moved to the front like musical cars. I need to move.


    20191116_182754.jpg

    20190421_141723.jpg

    20190312_183008.jpg

    This was before I bought the non running 92 to part out.
    20190202_175338.jpg

    The workbench behind Bessie.
    20190215_180816.jpg

    Sometimes Ironman is the work bench
    20181019_194438.jpg

    Or sometimes the coffee table.
    20181019_224404.jpg

    And let's not forget the residential grade parts washer...
    20181019_225719.jpg


    Stuff.
    20181019_231509.jpg

    More stuff later on.
    20200313_123806.jpg

    So yeah, if you look up redneck in the dictionary, there's my pic.
     
  8. Mar 13, 2020 at 11:13 AM
    #8
    CodyP

    CodyP New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2018
    Member:
    #21047
    Messages:
    353
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Cody
    CDA, ID
    Vehicle:
    2006 Tundra 4x4 DC
    Basic garage but it's big enough to fit all 3 vehicles (power wheels count as well right)? IMG_3133.jpg

    I have a smaller 10x12 'shop' that I keep all the wood stuff as well as the compressor so I can't hear it when I remotely turn it on from the garage when using the automotive air tools which I love. Still needs the spring cleanup since I've been too busy recently and it kills me everytime I open the door!
    IMG_5814.jpg
    My 'Man Cave is comprised of a few different basement rooms. Got the theater room, roughed out bathroom that currently hosts the foosball table (free roadside find)
    IMG_8655.jpg
    and then the office/poker room that is currently taken up by house remodeling plans and such.
    IMG_0087.jpg
     
    gosolo, jeremyd, Prostar 190 and 3 others like this.
  9. Mar 13, 2020 at 11:30 AM
    #9
    Professional Hand Model

    Professional Hand Model A.K.A ‘Golden Hands’

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2018
    Member:
    #14878
    Messages:
    7,486
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Fred
    ‘Somewhere’... a State of Mind
    Vehicle:
    2002 Tundra SR5 4WD 4.7L AC Silver Metallica
    Hand Protectors
    I’ll have to remove my special collection of feather dusters before taking any pics.
     
  10. Mar 13, 2020 at 11:34 AM
    #10
    bmf4069

    bmf4069 Yup, that's car parts in a dishwasher

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2018
    Member:
    #18880
    Messages:
    1,510
    Gender:
    Male
    TX
    Vehicle:
    02 AC sr5 4wd v8
    And hand creams?
     
    snivilous and Darkness like this.
  11. Mar 13, 2020 at 11:40 AM
    #11
    Professional Hand Model

    Professional Hand Model A.K.A ‘Golden Hands’

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2018
    Member:
    #14878
    Messages:
    7,486
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Fred
    ‘Somewhere’... a State of Mind
    Vehicle:
    2002 Tundra SR5 4WD 4.7L AC Silver Metallica
    Hand Protectors
    Those are in my special temperature controlled containment cabinets.
     
  12. Mar 13, 2020 at 11:46 AM
    #12
    Darkness

    Darkness Allergic to white

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2018
    Member:
    #17315
    Messages:
    3,622
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Luis
    All over SoCal
    Vehicle:
    The darkest
    It's really dark
    @bmf4069 I wish I had pics of when I had a studio apartment a fee years ago. I had parts under the kitchen sink, tool boxes stacked up a wall, car parts (including spare tire) under the bed, my ottoman was full of tools. I remember my girlfriend (now married to her) came out of the bathroom with a bottle of K&N filter spray asking "is this what you clean the counter with?"
    :rofl:

    We later upgraded to a single bedroom apartment and I had this "garage", which included doing stair workouts every time I had to take tools and parts to the parking lot to work on a car (even carry a floor jack).
    20190618_185727.jpg 20190618_185741.jpg

    The day we moved out was a glorious one, heres some of what I had in that closet
    20190618_185824.jpg

    I'll post some pics of the new garage later. Maybe I'll even start a build thread :D
     
  13. Mar 13, 2020 at 11:47 AM
    #13
    empty_lord

    empty_lord New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2019
    Member:
    #25441
    Messages:
    2,363
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dan
    Vehicle:
    05 rollover special
    custom body work
    She’s almost always a mess because I work out of it.. but
    This is the garage.
    [​IMG]
     
    aperezsh, gosolo, PRO BLANCO and 6 others like this.
  14. Mar 13, 2020 at 12:18 PM
    #14
    CodyP

    CodyP New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2018
    Member:
    #21047
    Messages:
    353
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Cody
    CDA, ID
    Vehicle:
    2006 Tundra 4x4 DC
    whoa, I know those aren't faux I beams...what gives?
     
    Darkness likes this.
  15. Mar 13, 2020 at 12:23 PM
    #15
    bmf4069

    bmf4069 Yup, that's car parts in a dishwasher

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2018
    Member:
    #18880
    Messages:
    1,510
    Gender:
    Male
    TX
    Vehicle:
    02 AC sr5 4wd v8

    Yeah, I remember pics of you working on it in the parking lot. The bad thing about mine is I had a nice house I built in 2006 with a nice 2 car garage the I had build wider and longer to accommodate 2 cars comfortably. I was able to fit a 4 door LB truck and a grand Cherokee in there, open all the doors, and close the garage door. Then the ex wife factor kicked in.
     
    Darkness likes this.
  16. Mar 13, 2020 at 12:34 PM
    #16
    Northwoods22

    Northwoods22 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2019
    Member:
    #35880
    Messages:
    30
    Gender:
    Male
    MN
    Vehicle:
    2013 silver tundra SR5 DC
    Haha I hear ya man! On our third apartment in five years. Have had tools, hunting and fishing stuff, even concrete tools all over the place. I manage to keep it organized though. We upgraded to a 2 bedroom this year so yup the 2nd bedroom is full. Oh and then a bunch of stuff at my parents haha the struggle is real.
     
    gosolo, Darkness and bmf4069 like this.
  17. Mar 13, 2020 at 12:48 PM
    #17
    tvpierce

    tvpierce [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2019
    Member:
    #30129
    Messages:
    407
    Maine
    Vehicle:
    2000 Tundra AC
    I'm at work now.

    Besides, mine's an f'in disaster -- it's an embarrassment. That's why I need inspiration to get me off my lazy ass! :D
     
  18. Mar 13, 2020 at 12:53 PM
    #18
    tvpierce

    tvpierce [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2019
    Member:
    #30129
    Messages:
    407
    Maine
    Vehicle:
    2000 Tundra AC
  19. Mar 13, 2020 at 12:58 PM
    #19
    empty_lord

    empty_lord New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2019
    Member:
    #25441
    Messages:
    2,363
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dan
    Vehicle:
    05 rollover special
    custom body work
    The whole house is steel framed. 2 big ol beams in the garage. 3 in the basement. 3 for the steel framed deck too.




    This house is built to survive the worst of tornados lol
     
  20. Mar 13, 2020 at 1:00 PM
    #20
    ezdog

    ezdog New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2020
    Member:
    #43363
    Messages:
    207
    Gender:
    Male
    Gateway To The West
    Vehicle:
    2001 RCLB V8,4WD 2015 RCLB 5.7,4WD
    Hey "Live by the Sword,Die by the Sword"!

    Get off your lazy ass and show us that disaster!
     
    gosolo and chrisb like this.
  21. Mar 13, 2020 at 1:02 PM
    #21
    CodyP

    CodyP New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2018
    Member:
    #21047
    Messages:
    353
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Cody
    CDA, ID
    Vehicle:
    2006 Tundra 4x4 DC
    But he who "lives by the sword" gets shot by he who doesn't.....just sayin'
     
    Outbound and gosolo like this.
  22. Mar 13, 2020 at 1:05 PM
    #22
    CodyP

    CodyP New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2018
    Member:
    #21047
    Messages:
    353
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Cody
    CDA, ID
    Vehicle:
    2006 Tundra 4x4 DC
    makes sense. I never thought of that as I live in the best place in USA, that'd be the upper left :D No tornados, hurricanes, monsoons, typhoons, earthquakes, volcano explosions (well pretty much unheard of), tsunamis, or auto damaging hail.
     
  23. Mar 13, 2020 at 1:05 PM
    #23
    ezdog

    ezdog New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2020
    Member:
    #43363
    Messages:
    207
    Gender:
    Male
    Gateway To The West
    Vehicle:
    2001 RCLB V8,4WD 2015 RCLB 5.7,4WD
    The Sword is hardly an exclusive though if you know what is good for you,especially these days!
     
    CodyP likes this.
  24. Mar 13, 2020 at 1:05 PM
    #24
    chrisb

    chrisb scumbag

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2020
    Member:
    #41284
    Messages:
    80
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris
    noblesville, IN
    Vehicle:
    2006 SR5 AC auto 4x4
    July 20, 1980
     
    bmf4069 likes this.
  25. Mar 13, 2020 at 1:08 PM
    #25
    CodyP

    CodyP New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2018
    Member:
    #21047
    Messages:
    353
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Cody
    CDA, ID
    Vehicle:
    2006 Tundra 4x4 DC
    that's why I meant it as a rare once 30 years ago
     
  26. Mar 13, 2020 at 1:10 PM
    #26
    chrisb

    chrisb scumbag

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2020
    Member:
    #41284
    Messages:
    80
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris
    noblesville, IN
    Vehicle:
    2006 SR5 AC auto 4x4
    By Midwestern terms, you're about due.
    Also, that's 40 years. ;)
     
  27. Mar 13, 2020 at 1:10 PM
    #27
    CodyP

    CodyP New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2018
    Member:
    #21047
    Messages:
    353
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Cody
    CDA, ID
    Vehicle:
    2006 Tundra 4x4 DC
    haha, depends on your math. I'm always 10 years behind :D
     
    aperezsh and chrisb like this.
  28. Mar 13, 2020 at 1:18 PM
    #28
    empty_lord

    empty_lord New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2019
    Member:
    #25441
    Messages:
    2,363
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dan
    Vehicle:
    05 rollover special
    custom body work
    It’s the only thing we really need to worry about, but it’s never even come close to happening in 20 years
     
    aperezsh likes this.
  29. Mar 13, 2020 at 1:23 PM
    #29
    chrisb

    chrisb scumbag

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2020
    Member:
    #41284
    Messages:
    80
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris
    noblesville, IN
    Vehicle:
    2006 SR5 AC auto 4x4
    You're in NWI, close to the lake, yeah?
    I can't recall ever getting any that touched down in Lake or Porter county and I'm in my 40s. Well, nothing north of US30. (the real Mason-Dixon Line)
     
  30. Mar 13, 2020 at 1:24 PM
    #30
    empty_lord

    empty_lord New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2019
    Member:
    #25441
    Messages:
    2,363
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dan
    Vehicle:
    05 rollover special
    custom body work
    There’s been a few I know of on the Illinois side. But none have touched down by me that I know of. (one by Dyer Indiana last year, don’t know if it touched or was just a funnel cloud in the sky
     

Products Discussed in

To Top