This complete garage makeover was done in Boise, Idaho. It is incredible what a refinished floor with items on the wall will do to your garage. We can do it just as well in your garage here in Oregon.

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Did you know that our products and services are offered all over the continent? We have a whole network of dealers to assist people all over in enjoying the benefits of a clean and organized garage. Monkey Bars would be honored to help with your garage or with a friend’s or family. Wherever they are located we can make it happen.

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2-Car Garage System in Brownsville

I met Eric and Brandie at the Oregon State Fair a while ago, and they asked if I’d be willing to go all the way to Brownsville, OR (a little outside of Eugene) to install a Monkey Bars. Yes, I’m ALWAYS willing to travel outside of the Portland Metro Area. They were hosting Thanksgiving, and they were using that as an reason and a deadline to finally take on the project of whipping their garage into shape.

As you can see in the before picture, they had a lot of work to do and needed some help. After I designed the system during their free estimate, they went to work sorting their stuff into the nice blue bins, chucking garbage, and finding a new home for materials left over from various projects they’d been doing. Once they got their pile down to what they’d be keeping in the garage, I came and installed the shelving system, stacked their bins and totes onto our ridiculously strong 24″ deep shelving, and organized all their gear onto the bars, hooks and other accessories. I think I just wanted to post these pictures because it looks so sharp with all those matching blue bins. We got it all installed before the family showed up for Thanksgiving, and they were proud to show off their pretty, extremely functional garage.shelving system for them.

Double Garage in Wilsonville

The After Shot: Nice and Tidy

Mark and Linda recently moved up from California. The final project they needed to do to be able to consider themselves officially moved-in was to find the perfect system to organize all the stuff that they would be storing in their 2-car garage. Apparently Mark is quite the savvy online shopper. When I showed up for their complimentary design consultation and estimate, Mark made my job very easy and told me that he’d spent hours researching every system available, and he had determined that Monkey Bars were the very best. He then told me exactly what he wanted and where he wanted it. All I had to do was quote him a very reasonable price, then we scheduled installation for later that week. The two walls of 24″ deep Monkey Bars Shelf/Rack was perfect for the items that he wanted to keep more accessible. Then we added a couple ceiling racks over his garage door to store a bunch of stuff which he was convinced he would probably never use again, yet couldn’t bear to part with. He and Linda are thrilled with the results.

Floor Coating in New Home, NW Portland

Before: Gray Concrete

Kathy’s beautiful, brand new home needed one final touch before moving in—coating the garage floor. We found a color that perfectly matched the rich, earthy tones of her exterior paint.

Coupled with a little section of Monkey Bars Shelving and some accessories for bikes and other sports equipment, she now has the prettiest garage in the neighborhood. With our thorough surface preparation and high-quality products, her new floor will last a lifetime and be super easy to keep clean and looking great.

Two-Car Garage in Tualatin

Paul’s last garage had plenty of space.His new house has not only a smaller garage, but also less in-home storage. Tired of paying for a storage unit, Paul called us in to maximize every inch of his garage. One side of his garage was already packed with shelving units, but we were able to find some available storage space by using Monkey Bars along the other side and across the back, as well as a couple of overhead racks above his garage door. Not only did we create additional storage, but we made more efficient use of the wall space by utilizing our hanging bars and hooks. A primary concern was the five bicycles crowding up the floor, but we were able to get those tucked up and out of the way.

Jessica’s Tiny Garage in SE Portland

Jessica loves her charming little bungalow in SE Portland. However, at just over 700 square feet, there is very little storage inside the house. She uses her garage to storeeverything.

This might not have been a huge issue if it weren’t for two little problems; 1) Her already small garage had been shrunken even smaller during a remodel to create a laundry room, and 2) She loves to collect and refinish unique old furniture and there are quite a few future projects waiting for her t.l.c.



With tons of stuff to store in less than 150 sq ft of space, we knew that we wouldn’t be able to get everything off the floor. However, by getting all of her storage bins and everything everything else off the floor that we possibly could, we were able to create easier access to her three bicycles while creating enough floor storage space for her furniture and winter tires, eliminating the need to double-park anything that needs to be stored on the floor. I’m glad we could get here the right garage storage solution for her. We implemented the Monkey Bars garage shelving system. There is now a ton of stuff stored in that little space, but it stills feels nice and open with elbow room to spare.


Dan Ruden is the Owner of Monkey Bars NW of Portland, OR. He can be reached at

Tigard Garage Ceiling Storage

Darron is thrilled with his garage man cave in his new home in Tigard. He’s spent a lot of time getting it set up as his space…a place to do some projects, store his gear, or relax and have a cold one while being surrounded by man stuff. Due to limited storage inside the home, the garage has to pull double duty and provide significant storage opportunities. Wanting to preserve the man cave feel of his garage, we decided that two 4’x8’ overhead racks installed over the garage doors was the best way to add some serious storage while keeping it all tucked away and out of sight.

Dan Ruden is the Owner of Monkey Bars NW of Portland, OR. He can be reached at

One Car Garage Storage System in Milwaukie

Jeff is a contractor and had been trying to come up with a DIY solution for his oversized single car garage. He had been able to store tons of stuff in the space, but he wanted to have easier, more organized access to the gear that he used most often, and also wanted to make space to park his beautiful old Ford pickup in the garage. When he first saw Monkey Bars, he immediately recognized it as the solution he needed for his single car garage in Milwaukie.

At first, he wanted to do his own work and install it himself, but when he saw how affordable it was for us to do the work for him, he was sure glad that he didn’t waste a month’s worth of Saturdays trying to do it himself. He was really impressed with the amount of work we accomplished in a single day, not to mention the sheer volume of boxes and gear we were able to get off the floor using Monkey Bars. And the results…well, they speak for themselves.

Thank you Jeff, you were a pleasure to work with.

Garage Storage in Vancouver, WA

Upon moving into their new home in Vancouver, WA, Brian and Debra realized that they lost a lot of in-home storage space compared to their previous home. Now the garage needed to be able to do a lot more than just park cars. After determining the best location for their freezer, we loaded the remaining walls with Monkey Bars.

Considering their lower-than-average ceiling height, they were thrilled with the volume of stuff we were able to get off the floor and on to our ridiculously strong shelving. Also, trying to keep things as tight to the left wall as possible to allow the driver’s side car door to open, we came up with a creative solution for their surfboard storage, with space to spare for ladders and a folding workbench.

Dan Ruden is the Owner of Monkey Bars NW of Portland, OR. He can be reached at


1 Car Garage Shelving in SW Portland

Garage Storage AfterThis young couple (Jeff and Janine) in SW Portland recently welcomed their first baby to the family. They didn’t realize how much more stuff they would now need to fit into their cramped single-car garage. Monkey Bars was the perfect system to help them maximize storage capacity, maintain easy access to their most frequently used items, and allow them to park their car seat-toting sedan in this tight space. All went great, and the workbench in the back corner of the garage actually folds flat against the wall to allow room for the car.



Tom Erwert is the Owner of Monkey Bars NW of Portland, OR. He can be reached at