Building the Barrage Garage

The ultimate, multipurpose maker’s workshop, built from the ground up.

By William Gurstelle

As a city dweller, I’ve often looked with envy at the spacious outbuildings of my rural friends and relatives. Horse barns, potting sheds, root cellars, equipment garages—plentiful, enclosed, and private space is the one thing that makes me envy those who live beyond the end of the bus line. I think often about what I could make if I had a room of my own: a purpose-built, well-equipped space in which to create.

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Apparently I’m not alone in these thoughts. Homebuilders commonly offer two-, three-, and even four-car garages for ...

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