I already posted my hood/heat shield and epoxy floor project http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/diy-...shield-375755/
Here is some other random stuff to toss in for ideas.
Project #1 Poker Table
My first brew kit and my whole keg set were paid for by poker winnings, so poker table was an obvious garage necessity.
-plywood 4 x 8 sheets x 3 (1/2 inch, 3/4 inch and 3/4 inch Oak veneer)
-poker kit from yourautotrim.com (speed cloth, vinyl, closed cell and open cell foam)
-Rockler folding table legs
-staples, various screws, t-nuts
I put this together based on a bunch of different plans I found on-line. A hand held jig saw and belt/finish sanders were the most used tools. From the standard 3/4 inch plywood, I cut the rail out first. The left over inside piece was used to make the root beer stand, (shown below with my son racking in cash on July 4th with the assistance of my jockey box). I then cut the 3/4 oak veneer to the outer edge of the rail. A 1 1/2 inch ring was then cut out of it and secured to the rail. This allowed it to fit snuggly on top of the racetrack (as shown in the first photo). You can also make this out in photo #2. The center insert ws then cut from the racetrack. Finally, the 1/2 inch plywood was cut to make a base under the other sections.
Spray on adhesive was applied to the rail and the 1 inch open cell foam was attached. I trimmed it and then cut, stretched and stapled the vinyl over the rail. I did this by putting the sides on firsst and then cutting the vinyl in fan-like projections and then stretching them individually back over the bottom of the rail. The 1/4 inch closed cell foam was then glued to the insert and the speed cloth was stretched over it and stapled to the back, which was much easier than working with the vinyl.
I attached the folding legs to the base piece of plywood using t-nuts.
The racetrack was stained and then coated with ~ 6 coats of semi-gloss polyurethane.
Finally, the layers were put together and secured by scews from below.
I built the shelf to get the table out of the way and safe from brewing mayhem. It's best taken down with a second person to preserve life and limb.