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post #1 of 32
Thread Starter 

Not sure if this is the right location.

 

We are nearing completion of a chalet at Silver Star. The builder wants to know what seating, shelving and other stuff in our ski room.

 

Any good ideas??

 

Thanks

post #2 of 32

Make sure the electrical outlet is centered over the table. I hate it when the cord on the iron gets hung up in the binding brake lever because my outlet is on the right end/side of the table.

 

It also drags across everything on the table. I'll have to move the outlet above the talbe this summer.

post #3 of 32

Ski racks

 

Tuning bench w/ good lighting and enough outlets

 

Boot dryers. 

 

Lots of shelves and hooks. 

post #4 of 32

 

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Originally Posted by Snowfanatic View Post

 

Not sure if this is the right location.

 

We are nearing completion of a chalet at Silver Star. The builder wants to know what seating, shelving and other stuff in our ski room.

 

Any good ideas??

 

Thanks

The utterly shameless extroverted show off your tuning set up PICTURE thread!!!

post #5 of 32

The whole wall behind my tuning bench is that pegboard, painted white (or maybe it come white...) so that the room isn't so dark.  Then I've bought lots of different kinds of bins, shelf supports, etc., so that nothing is on my tuning bench but the skis in the vises.  EVERYTHING else is on a shelf or in a bin or on a hook on the wall.  Even the iron has a shelf.  The electric outlet is in the center of the wall at waist height and the cord slides back and forth between the wall and the edge of the bench as I iron. 

post #6 of 32

Dream Chalet?  Custom shelving?   Then I suggest an integrated hot box as part of the cabinets.

 

Oh and cool boot/glove dryers built into the benches

 

And an LCD TV with ski porn

 

And a tap...

 

 

 

 

post #7 of 32

I took over a small walk-in closet in our spare bedroom for my ski gear (at 4' x 6', it's way bigger than my closet in the master bedroom for some reason).

 

Along all the walls, I have supports to hold skis vertical against the wall (mainly for summer storage, as the skis migrate down to the garage for winter).  Wireframe shelving goes around the closet for a variety of items, and also serves as the rack/bar for hanging clothes.  Down below clothing level, I have some oddball drawers and bins for everything from hats and socks to long underwear.  Then boots go on the floor.

 

I think scaling up this layout would work well for a real equipment room.  If I was slope side, I would add a bench in the middle of the room for booting up, and boot dryers for the end of the day.  Maybe also some hooks or other racks to dry wet clothes.

post #8 of 32

Do not forget ventilation. 

post #9 of 32

 

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Originally Posted by Racer256 View Post

 

Do not forget ventilation. 

 

And a fire extinguisher for flaming p-tex issues.  Smoke detector placement might also be troublesome..

post #10 of 32

For the iron chord, I installed a hinged 18" long swing arm above the bench. The chord threads through to the end of the arm and swings back and forth as you spread wax. Kind of like the air hose in an auto shop. good luck on your project, nice to start from scratch. oh, and lots of posters for the walls.
 

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Originally Posted by Max Capacity View Post

 

Make sure the electrical outlet is centered over the table. I hate it when the cord on the iron gets hung up in the binding brake lever because my outlet is on the right end/side of the table.

 

It also drags across everything on the table. I'll have to move the outlet above the talbe this summer.


 

post #11 of 32

I'd think someone would have invented a decent cordless rechargable iron by now. Is there really no such animal maybe that uses power tool batteries or something like that?   I still use an iron from 1980 with a broken temp adjustment tab.   I guess cord management is part of the fun of waxing skis for me

post #12 of 32

We converted an over sized {1.5 cars, and deep} attached garage into a tuning room. All finished with rough pine. One wall has a closet designed to store infrequently used skis and poles, and next to it 5 shelves that hold 4 big clear storage tubs each {from Staples}, with storage for ski bags underneath. One shelf is open to hold the kids' tuning boxes, and those of friends, when they're home. Another closet with lots of shelving for my non-ski hardware, is on the other side of the shelving. The flooring in the closets and under the shelves is Dry-Tec, a modular plastic mat, which is great for moisture. We also have it in an area where we typically leave skis to air dry when they come off the hill, which is next to the hardware closet, near one of two doors.

 

The opposite wall has a very big {2' X 8'} built in bench, with a hot box built under it. That bench is coated with white epoxy high-gloss boat paint, which cleans up easily. It has slots recessed into the top for vises, so that the ski sits over the bench, and wax for the most part drips on the bench.The ends of the bench have a 1" raised rail to gather wax scrapings, and there's a 10" by 4" slot that drops into a garbage can. Raised along the wall are hardware bins {which are removable} which hold brushes, Fiberlene, scrapers, tape, scrubbies, etc. This bench is used just for waxing. Also drying racks to hold 4 pairs of skis for curing after waxing, before scraping. Above the bench is a commercial sized bathroom ventilator to take out the fumes. My electrician was a college employee who moonlights on the side, and he suggested it for the purpose. It pulls a ton of air. It's all boxed in for a finished look. Outlets are against the wall, and in the ceiling for irons. The bench is deep enough to keep irons out of the way, along with wax, etc. There's about four feet of unused wall space for skis to the right of the bench.

 

The far wall has a Holmenkoll folding bench, permanently set up for tuning. Wall bins there hold that equipment. No waxing on that bench. Keeps the area very easy to clean. Almost instant with a shop vac. There is a lot of wall space on either side of that bench....perhaps six feet on either side.

 

The floor is painted, and will be repainted with an non-skid epoxy polymer this summer. It has a drain in the middle. The floor area near the benches is covered with a dense rubber flooring, designed for use in weight rooms. Very easy on the feet. We have plenty of wall space for skis to lean skis against.  We have enough open floor space to accommodate two other tuning benches, with vises on both sides, if needed. We've had six people working at once in there, while two others were on spin bikes over the past few weeks.  

 

The tuning room has a couch, a fridge along the front wall, and we use Ipod's and speakers for music. Many laughs about various racers' playlists! No demand for a TV, yet. We are adding a spin bike. I removed and framed the garage door, finished it inside and out and installed a regular door and window. Easy access,and nice for fresh air when the weather is right. The room has it's own heat source {Rinnai propane}. We can use the room to dry a ton of wet clothing, too,  with folding racks and a rod that runs the width of the room along the ceiling, away from the benches.

 

If I had to do it over again, I'd only make two changes. We're very pleased with the rest. I would lower the height of the big bench. It's fine for me, but a bit high for my daughter and some of the high school and college age women. The guys love it, so perhaps I'll build a removable platform for the shorter tuners to stand on. I'd also probably pay more attention {or less} to outlets. People crack up, as I wasn't sure where I'd need them, so I went way overboard, including in the ceiling. I could have planned it better. The room has four big banks of fluorescent lights. We had planned to add more direct lighting, but the lighting seems fine. I planned on a lot of storage space for tools, wax, fiberlene, tape, spares, etc. and we use it all. The bin storage system works well. What seemed like a huge amount of wall space for skis has turned out to be perfect. In the summer we have three roof boxes stored in there, and if we come up with bikes, it becomes the bike room.

 

We have no fumes, or tuning smells in the house, at all, which is nice. When we built this room, and sacrificed a garage in ski country, some thought we were nuts. It gets constant use, though. I'm not sure how we'd work things without it, as crazy as that sounds. Sorry, but I have no pictures. Could take some this coming weekend.

 

The house has a pretty good sized mudroom. We have wooden clothes peg racks on every inch of the wall space at various heights for coats, pants, backpacks. We have a what is like an open closet, with a shelf over it. Holds helmets above, and our ski jackets. Under it along the floor is the boot dryer. Along one wall we have a bench that's built to the exact height that my wife likes for putting on her boots, wide enough for two people. It's open underneath for Sorel's and sneakers. Above it, high enough to be out of the way, we built a small "cubby" unit that's about 12" deep, and has about 16 different cubbies of varying sizes{all fairly small} to store gloves, mittens, goggles, etc. The top of it is one big shelf area. We have flashlights, etc up there. Peg rack for car keys, and season passes. Works very well.  When we have friends over, they hang their coats up, take off their boots or wet muddy shoes, and it's all contained right there. Also no confusion when we leave in the AM and come back. Easy for people to find their "stuff".  Also have a phone in the mudroom and the tuning room, and a clock.

 

We have a fairly small ski house, but it can handle at lot of skiers if needed, with these two rooms. They really have "made" the house in terms of it's functionality.

 

post #13 of 32
Thread Starter 

Thank you for all of your input......we will put it to good use...if any of you are ever at Silver Star....we will buy beers at Long John's Pub.

 

Thanks again.

post #14 of 32


 

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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post

 

The electric outlet is in the center of the wall at waist height and the cord slides back and forth between the wall and the edge of the bench as I iron. 

Better yet, install an electrical outlet in the front, vertical face beneath the countertop  edge so you don't have to extend your arm over a hot iron to plug and unplug the cord. Make sure the edge of the counter is designed to mount a ski vise.
 

post #15 of 32

 

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Originally Posted by oisin View Post

 


 

Better yet, install an electrical outlet in the front, vertical face beneath the countertop  edge so you don't have to extend your arm over a hot iron to plug and unplug the cord. Make sure the edge of the counter is designed to mount a ski vise.
 

 

But wouldn't I then be putting the iron down on the FAR SIDE of the ski, draping the cord over the ski, making it drag through the fresh wax and entangling the ski as I lift it to put it aside to cool?  I'm not so short that my elbow is anywhere near the iron when I unplug the outlet, which is about a foot or so above the top edge of the ski.  As it is, if I drop the iron the cord will stop it before it slams to the floor because the outlet is so high. 

 

I like the boom mentioned earlier which holds the cord up and swings back and forth as you go.  I might look into whether there is something like that I can mount on the pegboard.

post #16 of 32

 

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Originally Posted by Muleski View Post

 

We converted an over sized {1.5 cars, and deep} attached garage into a tuning room. All finished with rough pine. One wall has a closet designed to store infrequently used skis and poles, and next to it 5 shelves that hold 4 big clear storage tubs each {from Staples}, with storage for ski bags underneath. One shelf is open to hold the kids' tuning boxes, and those of friends, when they're home. Another closet with lots of shelving for my non-ski hardware, is on the other side of the shelving. The flooring in the closets and under the shelves is Dry-Tec, a modular plastic mat, which is great for moisture. We also have it in an area where we typically leave skis to air dry when they come off the hill, which is next to the hardware closet, near one of two doors.

 

The opposite wall has a very big {2' X 8'} built in bench, with a hot box built under it. That bench is coated with white epoxy high-gloss boat paint, which cleans up easily. It has slots recessed into the top for vises, so that the ski sits over the bench, and wax for the most part drips on the bench.The ends of the bench have a 1" raised rail to gather wax scrapings, and there's a 10" by 4" slot that drops into a garbage can. Raised along the wall are hardware bins {which are removable} which hold brushes, Fiberlene, scrapers, tape, scrubbies, etc. This bench is used just for waxing. Also drying racks to hold 4 pairs of skis for curing after waxing, before scraping. Above the bench is a commercial sized bathroom ventilator to take out the fumes. My electrician was a college employee who moonlights on the side, and he suggested it for the purpose. It pulls a ton of air. It's all boxed in for a finished look. Outlets are against the wall, and in the ceiling for irons. The bench is deep enough to keep irons out of the way, along with wax, etc. There's about four feet of unused wall space for skis to the right of the bench.

 

The far wall has a Holmenkoll folding bench, permanently set up for tuning. Wall bins there hold that equipment. No waxing on that bench. Keeps the area very easy to clean. Almost instant with a shop vac. There is a lot of wall space on either side of that bench....perhaps six feet on either side.

 

The floor is painted, and will be repainted with an non-skid epoxy polymer this summer. It has a drain in the middle. The floor area near the benches is covered with a dense rubber flooring, designed for use in weight rooms. Very easy on the feet. We have plenty of wall space for skis to lean skis against.  We have enough open floor space to accommodate two other tuning benches, with vises on both sides, if needed. We've had six people working at once in there, while two others were on spin bikes over the past few weeks.  

 

The tuning room has a couch, a fridge along the front wall, and we use Ipod's and speakers for music. Many laughs about various racers' playlists! No demand for a TV, yet. We are adding a spin bike. I removed and framed the garage door, finished it inside and out and installed a regular door and window. Easy access,and nice for fresh air when the weather is right. The room has it's own heat source {Rinnai propane}. We can use the room to dry a ton of wet clothing, too,  with folding racks and a rod that runs the width of the room along the ceiling, away from the benches.

 

If I had to do it over again, I'd only make two changes. We're very pleased with the rest. I would lower the height of the big bench. It's fine for me, but a bit high for my daughter and some of the high school and college age women. The guys love it, so perhaps I'll build a removable platform for the shorter tuners to stand on. I'd also probably pay more attention {or less} to outlets. People crack up, as I wasn't sure where I'd need them, so I went way overboard, including in the ceiling. I could have planned it better. The room has four big banks of fluorescent lights. We had planned to add more direct lighting, but the lighting seems fine. I planned on a lot of storage space for tools, wax, fiberlene, tape, spares, etc. and we use it all. The bin storage system works well. What seemed like a huge amount of wall space for skis has turned out to be perfect. In the summer we have three roof boxes stored in there, and if we come up with bikes, it becomes the bike room.

 

We have no fumes, or tuning smells in the house, at all, which is nice. When we built this room, and sacrificed a garage in ski country, some thought we were nuts. It gets constant use, though. I'm not sure how we'd work things without it, as crazy as that sounds. Sorry, but I have no pictures. Could take some this coming weekend.

 

The house has a pretty good sized mudroom. We have wooden clothes peg racks on every inch of the wall space at various heights for coats, pants, backpacks. We have a what is like an open closet, with a shelf over it. Holds helmets above, and our ski jackets. Under it along the floor is the boot dryer. Along one wall we have a bench that's built to the exact height that my wife likes for putting on her boots, wide enough for two people. It's open underneath for Sorel's and sneakers. Above it, high enough to be out of the way, we built a small "cubby" unit that's about 12" deep, and has about 16 different cubbies of varying sizes{all fairly small} to store gloves, mittens, goggles, etc. The top of it is one big shelf area. We have flashlights, etc up there. Peg rack for car keys, and season passes. Works very well.  When we have friends over, they hang their coats up, take off their boots or wet muddy shoes, and it's all contained right there. Also no confusion when we leave in the AM and come back. Easy for people to find their "stuff".  Also have a phone in the mudroom and the tuning room, and a clock.

 

We have a fairly small ski house, but it can handle at lot of skiers if needed, with these two rooms. They really have "made" the house in terms of it's functionality.

 

PICTURES!!!!!!!!!!! 

post #17 of 32

I'd take an entirely different approach. Scrap the equipment room and build a guest room instead. Then invite me.

post #18 of 32


 

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Originally Posted by Muleski View Post

 

We converted an over sized {1.5 cars, and deep} attached garage into a tuning room. All finished with rough pine. One wall has a closet designed to store infrequently used skis and poles, and next to it 5 shelves that hold 4 big clear storage tubs each {from Staples}, with storage for ski bags underneath. One shelf is open to hold the kids' tuning boxes, and those of friends, when they're home. Another closet with lots of shelving for my non-ski hardware, is on the other side of the shelving. The flooring in the closets and under the shelves is Dry-Tec, a modular plastic mat, which is great for moisture. We also have it in an area where we typically leave skis to air dry when they come off the hill, which is next to the hardware closet, near one of two doors.

 

The opposite wall has a very big {2' X 8'} built in bench, with a hot box built under it. That bench is coated with white epoxy high-gloss boat paint, which cleans up easily. It has slots recessed into the top for vises, so that the ski sits over the bench, and wax for the most part drips on the bench.The ends of the bench have a 1" raised rail to gather wax scrapings, and there's a 10" by 4" slot that drops into a garbage can. Raised along the wall are hardware bins {which are removable} which hold brushes, Fiberlene, scrapers, tape, scrubbies, etc. This bench is used just for waxing. Also drying racks to hold 4 pairs of skis for curing after waxing, before scraping. Above the bench is a commercial sized bathroom ventilator to take out the fumes. My electrician was a college employee who moonlights on the side, and he suggested it for the purpose. It pulls a ton of air. It's all boxed in for a finished look. Outlets are against the wall, and in the ceiling for irons. The bench is deep enough to keep irons out of the way, along with wax, etc. There's about four feet of unused wall space for skis to the right of the bench.

 

The far wall has a Holmenkoll folding bench, permanently set up for tuning. Wall bins there hold that equipment. No waxing on that bench. Keeps the area very easy to clean. Almost instant with a shop vac. There is a lot of wall space on either side of that bench....perhaps six feet on either side.

 

The floor is painted, and will be repainted with an non-skid epoxy polymer this summer. It has a drain in the middle. The floor area near the benches is covered with a dense rubber flooring, designed for use in weight rooms. Very easy on the feet. We have plenty of wall space for skis to lean skis against.  We have enough open floor space to accommodate two other tuning benches, with vises on both sides, if needed. We've had six people working at once in there, while two others were on spin bikes over the past few weeks.  

 

The tuning room has a couch, a fridge along the front wall, and we use Ipod's and speakers for music. Many laughs about various racers' playlists! No demand for a TV, yet. We are adding a spin bike. I removed and framed the garage door, finished it inside and out and installed a regular door and window. Easy access,and nice for fresh air when the weather is right. The room has it's own heat source {Rinnai propane}. We can use the room to dry a ton of wet clothing, too,  with folding racks and a rod that runs the width of the room along the ceiling, away from the benches.

 

If I had to do it over again, I'd only make two changes. We're very pleased with the rest. I would lower the height of the big bench. It's fine for me, but a bit high for my daughter and some of the high school and college age women. The guys love it, so perhaps I'll build a removable platform for the shorter tuners to stand on. I'd also probably pay more attention {or less} to outlets. People crack up, as I wasn't sure where I'd need them, so I went way overboard, including in the ceiling. I could have planned it better. The room has four big banks of fluorescent lights. We had planned to add more direct lighting, but the lighting seems fine. I planned on a lot of storage space for tools, wax, fiberlene, tape, spares, etc. and we use it all. The bin storage system works well. What seemed like a huge amount of wall space for skis has turned out to be perfect. In the summer we have three roof boxes stored in there, and if we come up with bikes, it becomes the bike room.

 

We have no fumes, or tuning smells in the house, at all, which is nice. When we built this room, and sacrificed a garage in ski country, some thought we were nuts. It gets constant use, though. I'm not sure how we'd work things without it, as crazy as that sounds. Sorry, but I have no pictures. Could take some this coming weekend.

 

The house has a pretty good sized mudroom. We have wooden clothes peg racks on every inch of the wall space at various heights for coats, pants, backpacks. We have a what is like an open closet, with a shelf over it. Holds helmets above, and our ski jackets. Under it along the floor is the boot dryer. Along one wall we have a bench that's built to the exact height that my wife likes for putting on her boots, wide enough for two people. It's open underneath for Sorel's and sneakers. Above it, high enough to be out of the way, we built a small "cubby" unit that's about 12" deep, and has about 16 different cubbies of varying sizes{all fairly small} to store gloves, mittens, goggles, etc. The top of it is one big shelf area. We have flashlights, etc up there. Peg rack for car keys, and season passes. Works very well.  When we have friends over, they hang their coats up, take off their boots or wet muddy shoes, and it's all contained right there. Also no confusion when we leave in the AM and come back. Easy for people to find their "stuff".  Also have a phone in the mudroom and the tuning room, and a clock.

 

We have a fairly small ski house, but it can handle at lot of skiers if needed, with these two rooms. They really have "made" the house in terms of it's functionality.

 


 

I like this. Kick that car outside where it belongs! Houses are for people.....and skis, of course.

post #19 of 32

Equipment storage or equipment maintenance? If it's just storage you need a bench to sit on, a boot dryer that will hold 4 - 8 pair of boots, ski racks to hold skis and poles, a shelf for stuff that will not hang up plus lots of hooks for coats. Keep the floor covered with some type of heavy duty carpet that will hold up to the ski boot traffic. Make it so you can keep as much of your stuff in the room and outside the living space of the condo as possible. It's a constant battle at our place to keep the ski gear out of the living room so anything you can do to keep it in the ski room is a good idea.

post #20 of 32


 

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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post

 

 

 

But wouldn't I then be putting the iron down on the FAR SIDE of the ski, draping the cord over the ski, making it drag through the fresh wax and entangling the ski as I lift it to put it aside to cool?  I'm not so short that my elbow is anywhere near the iron when I unplug the outlet, which is about a foot or so above the top edge of the ski.  As it is, if I drop the iron the cord will stop it before it slams to the floor because the outlet is so high. 

 

I like the boom mentioned earlier which holds the cord up and swings back and forth as you go.  I might look into whether there is something like that I can mount on the pegboard.

Install a slide-out "bread board" (a standard option avalaible for some kitchen cabinets) in the cabinet as a rest for the iron. Provide drawers for your brushes, waxes and files in order to keep them clean and separated.
 

 

The "boom" sounds great though, particularly if you could unstall a spiral phone cord type of cord on the iron to keep the slack cord from hanging down, or a reel type cord retractor.

 

Still designing the optimum tuning bench in my mind. My own is a horror show.

post #21 of 32

 

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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post

 

PICTURES!!!!!!!!!!
 

I posted some pictures of our tuning room last light on the tuning forum, under a post about tuning setups, in case anybody would like to check it out.  Finally got around to snapping some pics at some point this spring, and forgot to post them. Of course I forgot any pics of the mudroom. To follow at some point.

 

http://www.epicski.com/forum/thread/60865/the-utterly-shameless-extroverted-show-off-your-tuning-set-up-picture-thread/90#post_1107034

 

I think that should work. My skills at posting links, etc. are pretty much nonexistant.

post #22 of 32
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post #23 of 32
Alright...

A: Saw the pics of the room, and WOW.  That's all.  Just WOW.

and B: anyone else confused by this rrm512?  Joined in 02, but only has 4 posts and at least two of them are bumping OLD threads with no apparent relevance.  (This one is more relevant than the outdated wax sale one...)

BTW rrm, you can just type if bump.  We will know what you mean.  your "n" is confusing as well... 

 
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post #26 of 32

Have a room in the basement I'm switching from a junk/laundry room to a Mud Room/Ski Room/Storage with Laundry Room.  Trying to figure out a good layout for Hanging wet ski clothes, Have boot drying area, with a combination shelving unit with boot/storage...need a layout.  Anyone have Pics/Ideas???

 

First time in this Forum...avid skier!

post #27 of 32

Totally forgot to include the dimensions of the room,  12'6" x 13'8".  Its the furnace room as well, but those measurements are fully available.  The Furnace and the doorway is seperate.  Now maybe this is too much to be asking about on a blog ski site, but I figured the people that are on this probably have a good idea how to set up a sweet ski room!  So, any info or pics would be Awesome!  Thanks

post #28 of 32

The above referenced thread with pictures has some pretty awesome ideas. My ski tuning area is the corner of a basement using a ping pong table and two saw horses so no rad ideas here, but this thread has some neat ones. (Welcome to Epic btw).

 

 

post #29 of 32

The pics were a big help...I googled some as well and got some other ideas.  As its a Laundry Room primarily, its gonna make a kick ass Ski/Wet/Mud room and should have ample storage for clothing....gonna have to turn the "work shop" room into a Ski Storage/Tuning room.  Once they are done, I'll post some pics.  Pretty pumped about having all the ski clothing in one spot...efficient, organized storage is KEY!!!

post #30 of 32

I say nnnn

 

which means, for the mil comm geeks out there,

 

 

nnnn

 

 

 

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