What do you do if you’re Gus Freotte of the St. Louis Rams and you have $50,000 burning a hole in your pocket? You fix up your crappy garage, of course. We ran across an article this morning describing his “make over” which involved stripping that bad boy down to the studs and pretty much starting over.
“All the wood in the garage was in pretty bad shape,” he said. “There were wires all over the place, and those were all in tangles. Everything was in disarray, and it just didn’t work. So, we took everything out of the garage, put it in (storage units), and a crew came in and gutted the entire thing.”
And he does mean the entire thing.
The Garage Design Center in Fenton demolished the garage interior down to the studs, poured a new slab of concrete, and then installed a rubber floor. After that, vinyl walls with panels made especially for organized storage were installed.
As you can see from the photos, it turned out well. All his clutter is gone and it looks like a nice room. But as Toolmongers we’ve got to point out a problem: it’s a room not a shop. Hell, it’s no longer even a garage.
After carefully examining all the article’s pictures, we couldn’t find a single power tool or work bench. We’ve got to say that for $50k we’d like to see some woodworking hardware at the bare minimum.
If we had $50k to spend on a make over, it would look more like a Space Shuttle construction facility than an episode of Trading Spaces. Then again, we’ve been wrong before. What would you do with a $50k “garage make over?” Let us know in comments.
Rams player’s garage is a home away from home [STL Today Article]