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Los Angeles, CA
United States

I converted my garage into my workshop. The most striking element is the Muscle Gloss red epoxy floor. I’m also partial to the Pay Phone.

-- Dave Durham - California - see me at

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#1 posted 03-20-2009 10:21 AM

Good job! I love the floor, white walls and yellow accent strip.

Do you find the floor to be slippery or did you put some silica or equiv in the epoxy?

-- Joe

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Dave Durham

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#2 posted 03-20-2009 10:29 AM

The floor is sprinkled with rubbery flakes (they call it “broadcasting” during the install). No slip problem. It’s the same type of floor they use in car show rooms. It’s an epoxy not a paint so most everything just wipes up and won’t stain. For example, stain comes right up even a couple of days after finishing a piece.

I like a lot of color so you’ll see reds, yellows, blues, etc. The only problem is…. perceptional color shift. Your eye starts to get used to seeing that much red and it can be difficult to accurately pick a stain color and know what it will really look like in normal lighting. So much red bounces around the room that things get an oh-so-slight red shift to them. So I just make sure I don’t do any color matching in the garage. I take wood stain samples into the Living Room (very neutral in color) and compare there. Not a big deal, it’s just something to be aware of.

-- Dave Durham - California - see me at

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Todd Thomas

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#3 posted 03-20-2009 10:44 AM

nice looking shop….your right the pay phone is cool..:-)

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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#4 posted 03-20-2009 12:34 PM

ABsolutely a neat workshop…................... Too neat… sawdust…........ Let’s see some dust and some projects now….........................LOL

Great looking shop and thanks fopr the tour.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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Scott Bryan

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#5 posted 03-20-2009 12:41 PM

Dave, you have a really nice shop space in which to work. I like the colors that you have added to your shop. The paint routine certainly livens the shop area up. The floor is nice as well. The gloss coating will help with the lighting in the shop. You have some nice tools to play with as well. I would enjoy working in there.

Thanks for the post. I enjoyed touring your shop.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#6 posted 03-20-2009 01:50 PM

Very nice neat colorful place to work! Thanks for posting Dave.

-- Bill, Florida

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#7 posted 04-04-2009 03:18 PM

Hi Dave

What a great looking shop you have! You are my kind of guy. Everthing has a place and everything in its place. I am in the process of working on my new shop which is mostly done. Starting to buy the equipment and building cabinets for it now. Love your red floor! I kind of got the red theme going on as well. The shop cabinets will be red laminate with natural solid trim. Nothing nice as yours but check it out if you care to. I just wanted to thank you for the inspiration!

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#8 posted 04-06-2009 01:52 AM

Very nice. Almost too nice to get dirty. I see you keep it pretty clean.

-- Just 'cause a cat has kittens in the oven, it don't make 'em biscuits.

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Dave Durham

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#9 posted 04-06-2009 07:45 AM

LOL, it’s only clean when I take a picture. Normally I have to hire a guide to help me find my way through. OK, maybe not quite that bad but it was definitely gussied up for the pictures.

-- Dave Durham - California - see me at

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#10 posted 12-15-2009 04:49 AM

Dave thats a neat clean shop.

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#11 posted 12-15-2009 05:10 AM

Dave…..nice looking place. Do me a favor and send the number for the guide. I need them really bad right now…...LOL

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their

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