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    Default Man Space / Bike Shed Layout

    Hey Folks,

    I've finally completed my man space, its only small as we've got a tiny yard, but I'm stoked!

    I've just squeezed my bike in, on the bike stand, its a perfect fit. So I've started thinking about a bench/shelves/draws etc. and contemplating how best to lay it out. Currently its an empty room with a bike, so its a blank canvas.

    Keep in mind I have limited space(~ 3-4sqm), what are you thoughts ?
    Any good examples ?

    I'm thinking about an L shape, leaving a full wall for the bike, room for the door to open, a chair to sit and maybe room to swing a cat.

    I've got a concrete slab, and lined the walls with some MDF, So I can screw things in/bolt things down and I have got the shed wired with lights and power points.

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    When you're finished post up some photos!

    Good luck

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    Get some peg board on the wall and get all your tools up.
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    shadowboard on the wall is a must. Slide out trays under your workbench with cupboards underneath is the go. And nothing like a good tool chest.. But i guess space is limited?! Man, I gotta get me a man space happenin...
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    Quote Originally Posted by dunndog View Post
    Man, I gotta get me a man space happenin...
    So do I.......

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    If only my parents didn't need the garage for their cars... oh the posibilities. On that note I still don't understand why they're against me wanting to turn the backyard into a pump track...

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    Quote Originally Posted by donny70 View Post
    Get some peg board on the wall and get all your tools up.
    +1
    And get yourself some music. A small stereo or even just a radio. Gotta have tunes while you tinker.

    And a really good overhead light.

    I also got an old cupboard and screwed a big chunk of hardwood on the top and that's my work area.
    Also drilled some holes from small to big along the back edge of the table top and keep all my screwdrivers in there so they are easy access.
    An efficient and practical workspace dosn't have to be big. Just organised.

    I have an L shape like you said and fits three bikes on the wall, one on the stand and a work surface.
    A big chunk of carpet or foam tiles are good too. You can take your shoes off and chill out without cold concrete feet. Bolts and bits won't roll as far when you drop them too.
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    ....and the fridge....... ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by donny70 View Post
    Get some peg board on the wall and get all your tools up.
    As space is limited, a peg board with tools may not be the best idea and keeping the tools in a toolbox may be a more effective space saver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by binner View Post
    ....and the fridge....... ;)
    I believe this is the only other thing you need.

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