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Old 08-26-2012, 04:15 PM   #1
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Arrow DIY - Garage Man-Staircase and Tire Rack

To help orgainze my garage I had welded up a simple racke to store the spare set of tires. Also... to complete the look of the garage, I ripped out the wooden staircase and welded up a set of "more manly" stairs.

For the tire rack, I welded up some angle iron, painted it, and bolted it to the wall. simple storage. no biggie, but thought I would share for others looking for a solution to storing tires:






The problem?
I couldn't open my man-fridge in the garage. I could only get the door 1/4 open before the door would hit the stair/handrail that existed. I love my man-fridge, so i decided to make a set of stairs in the garage. (fridge is staying with the rental)



I was lucky to get a hold of some stair rails that were scrap:


cut them up and welded on a bunch of plate to box them in:


formed a handrail out of 1.5" tubing and welded in place:


painted black and added some polished aluminum diamond plate that i brake formed:



voila! anchored to the floor and in place:


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Old 08-26-2012, 04:48 PM   #2
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Old 08-26-2012, 11:54 PM   #3
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It looks like the door will still hit the stairs?
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Nice, you took the wheels off for the picture?
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Old 08-27-2012, 05:00 PM   #5
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It looks like the door will still hit the stairs?
Techincally, yes i guess. But I don't need the door to open much past 90*. The door is thick and hinged differently than a standard fridge, so before it hit almost instantly unless I pulled it out.

I guess i should have shown an open door picture, basically I need about 6 inches of space to the right of the fridge to be able to open the door. A standard/typical fridge you can open up even if it's flus against a wall.

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Nice, you took the wheels off for the picture?
winter tires. :sigh:

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Looks excellent! What kind of black paint did you use on the steel?
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Old 08-27-2012, 06:51 PM   #7
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ive got to weld me up one of those tire racks
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