Man Caves and Tackle Rooms

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Man Caves and Tackle Rooms

Postby Chicagoed » Wed Oct 26, 2016 4:17 am

Now that cold weather is setting in I'm finally going to convert part of my basement into a tackle room/man cave. Still trying to figure out what I want in terms of aesthetics and organization. I was hoping you tackle junkies could post some picks of your tackle rooms for ideas and inspiration. Let's see them!

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Re: Man Caves and Tackle Rooms

Postby JerryC » Wed Oct 26, 2016 4:37 am

I am in the middle of buying a home.. once the purchase is completed I will certainly be contributing to this thread..

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Re: Man Caves and Tackle Rooms

Postby Chicagoed » Wed Oct 26, 2016 6:04 am

I'm not sure if I want old rustic feel to go with the outdoor theme or more of a modern and sleek look. Given the tackle that will be on display both looks would be appropriate. I'll definitely add peg boards for baits and some sort of display system for reels that aren't in rotation. Decisions decisions...

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Re: Man Caves and Tackle Rooms

Postby Teal101 » Wed Oct 26, 2016 6:06 am

Mine consists of a desk with a PC, a rod building bench, my display case, a futon loaded with boxes for shipping and a closet stuffed full of reel boxes, tackle, and misc junk! :lol:

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Re: Man Caves and Tackle Rooms

Postby Chicagoed » Wed Oct 26, 2016 6:36 am

Teal101 wrote:Mine consists of a desk with a PC, a rod building bench, my display case, a futon loaded with boxes for shipping and a closet stuffed full of reel boxes, tackle, and misc junk! :lol:


Let's see it!!! And leave the closet door open, I'm sure there will be some gems lurking in the dark. :big grin:

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Re: Man Caves and Tackle Rooms

Postby ccass » Wed Oct 26, 2016 7:15 am

This winter I will clean mine up. I have a basement that I have a table I work on and I store stuff on and a dresser I have extra baits, line and other goodies. I also have a cabinet upstairs I keep stuff I need quick access to. I often get yelled at for rods being in the living room. That is where they eagerly await their use when they aren't in my truck or on the water.

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Re: Man Caves and Tackle Rooms

Postby drewlesch » Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:54 am

I've been wanting to post to this thread for more than a year! Workbench 2.0 is here!

ImageIMG_1031 by Andrew Lesch, on Flickr

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Re: Man Caves and Tackle Rooms

Postby fishingandfords » Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:36 pm

Image

Work in progress

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Re: Man Caves and Tackle Rooms

Postby robsone79 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:01 pm

drewlesch wrote:I've been wanting to post to this thread for more than a year! Workbench 2.0 is here!

ImageIMG_1031 by Andrew Lesch, on Flickr

THIS IS A VERY NICE CLEAN SET UP, I LIKE IT. IF YOU'RE IN SO CAL AREA I GOT AN EXTRA OFFICE CHAIR FOR YOU, IF YOU'D LIKE, THAT WOULD BE MUCH MORE COMFORTABLE THAN THAT STOOL.

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Re: Man Caves and Tackle Rooms

Postby drewlesch » Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:07 pm

Thanks Robsone, but I'm in the north woods of Minnesota. Reminds me of Sound Garden lyrics to outshined, "looking California, but feeling Minnesota..."

It's a work in progress, I'll keep updating the thread. I built some shelves this weekend and have to get a proper table top set up. Then some peg boards... I've only got a few more weeks till hard water, and it starts all over again!

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Re: Man Caves and Tackle Rooms

Postby Chicagoed » Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:19 pm

drewlesch wrote:I've been wanting to post to this thread for more than a year! Workbench 2.0 is here!

ImageIMG_1031 by Andrew Lesch, on Flickr


That bench looks amazing...name pls? Or did you customize it yourself?

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Re: Man Caves and Tackle Rooms

Postby Chicagoed » Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:22 pm

fishingandfords wrote:Image

Work in progress


Those rod holders tho! Did you custom build?

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Re: Man Caves and Tackle Rooms

Postby drewlesch » Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:37 pm

Chicagoed wrote:That bench looks amazing...name pls? Or did you customize it yourself?


It's made from shelves, you can find at HD, Menards, and Costco. The company is called Edsal (though they sell rebranded versions too). It's steel frame, holds a boatload, and is easy together easy apart. If you are a member at Costco, their version comes with 4 shelves (instead of three) and is heavier gauge all the way around (for the same price).

https://www.menards.com/main/storage-or ... 580107.htm

For the desktop Menards has a partical board benchtop for $15, and it's almost spot on dimensions.
https://www.menards.com/main/tools-hard ... 177071.htm

One last key item is a mat for the desktop, I can't find the product online at the moment, but there is a rubber mat at menards which fits the bill. Only problem is it stinks like a gym, so this time per the Mrs. I'm using a donated yoga mat! Nice grip and just the right size and padding.

Outside of that it's just a florescent light hung from the shelves' (I splurged on some natural tone bulbs)...

For the amount of space you get all said and done it's fairly compact if you've got a long enough wall to put it on.

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Re: Man Caves and Tackle Rooms

Postby fishingandfords » Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:38 pm

Chicagoed wrote:
fishingandfords wrote:Image

Work in progress


Those rod holders tho! Did you custom build?



Custom built holds 35 rods

Image

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Re: Man Caves and Tackle Rooms

Postby Chicagoed » Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:47 pm

fishingandfords wrote:
Chicagoed wrote:
fishingandfords wrote:Image

Work in progress


Those rod holders tho! Did you custom build?



Custom built holds 35 rods

Image



Wow, that's just sick. Nicely done! And I love the fact there is enough space between them to allow for reel covers.


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