So I just signed a contract to purchase my first house. Pretty stoked! Although there about 100 higher priority projects I'll need to tackle first, I'd eventually like to put in my own little surf space/workshop where I can store boards/gear, repair dings, etc. Anyone have pics of a setup you are proud of? Looking for some inspiration.
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Thread: HGTV, Surf Edition
Oct 15, 2013, 03:37 PM #1
HGTV, Surf Edition
Oct 15, 2013, 07:48 PM #2
Congratulations on the purchase. Must feel good. Get every tool known to man and DIY for most. Saves you money and is a fun hobby that can take your mind off the BS.
Oct 16, 2013, 12:00 AM #3
Great job on a new home. Get tools like e mass said. An easier project space is a large outdoor shed. Ya can get kits or draw up your own. That way ya don't trash ur garage! Run electricity to it or just drop a couple cords. Have fun with it. If ya see any cabinets at the curb pick em up. Great for storing stuff in your hobby shop, and they r free. Your buds will always have a reason to come over and have a few. Good luck!
Oct 16, 2013, 04:29 PM #4
Congrats on the house. So much nicer than moving every couple of years.
Just so ya know, if the [insert DIY repair item here] says it fits 99% of the similar items out there.....it won't.
Oct 16, 2013, 06:39 PM #5
If you're buying tools, make sure you buy good ones.
My favs: Makita, Porter Cable and Bosch. They make lifetime tools.
Oct 16, 2013, 07:05 PM #6
Thanks guys. Definitely trying to go the DIY route as much as possible. My little bro is gonna be living with us for a while to I'll have an extra set of hands when I need them. I know it's gonna be a headache but I'm actually pretty excited for all the projects... would much rather learn about and build something than sit in front of the TV.
Funny, I guess I've been googling garage storage solutions or something, because now all the adds that pop up on the right side of my screen are for pegboard workbenches and modular garage wall shelving. Imagining what they would look like with an integrated surf rack.
The shed idea is a good one, have been thinking about that too. All comes down to priorities b/c most of my $ will be sunk into the down payment.
Oct 16, 2013, 10:14 PM #7
Get a back saw. Can't tell you how many projects could have been saved by that one tool, lol.
Oct 17, 2013, 03:36 AM #10
The best selection of tools can be found on the forums of swellinfo.com.