"Man Cave" Tool Gift Guide - CityGirl Meets FarmBoy

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Trying to think of what to get your guy (or friend, or partner, or YOU) for a gift? How about building a man cave and filling it with tools that you love?

Shopping for the DIYer you love can be overwhelming if you don’t know where to start. I decided this year I was going to build my Farmboy a Man Cave and fill it with tools he wanted (as well as ones he already owned).

This is the beginning of where I am at! What a mess! I am excited to get this place cleaned up. It desperately needs it. Below is the mock up mood board that I created with the ideas I had in my head.

Here is my process for this project:

Step One – Shop for Products

Step Two – Install Accent Wall

Step Three – Install New Lighting

Step Four – Assemble Cabinetry

Step Five – Install Cabinetry

Step Six – Add Tools

I estimated this project would take me 2 weeks to complete, with just a little bit of work each day.

First, I am working on the wall. Find the studs and use a chalk line to create a straight edge to follow. This is where you will use the nail gun to attach the boards. If you can not find the studs, add two nails at opposite angles to lock the board into place.

Install New Lighting Lighting can be intimidating. It is for me, because of the wiring. Make sure you know what you are doing with electrical before trying it out for the first time.

My son helped me install these. I love how beautiful they are for such a great price!

I loved the look of the space with the accent wall and lighting together. Looks pretty close to my initial idea too!

Assemble Cabinetry I was nervous about putting this Husky set together because I hadn’t done it before. BUT IT WAS EASY! The directions were simple and basic. If I can do it, anyone can.

After the table we put together the cabinets. They were a little more complicated but not too bad. Just took a little bit more time to assemble.

My boys were super helpful through this process. Don’t be afraid to recruit help – you will be surprised how much teenagers can do! I would definitely recommend having a helper there for the lifting, but even if you have to do it alone, you could. The Husky cabinets were lightweight and easy to attach to the wall. I love how this 5 piece set looks!

Working on this project for my hubby was such a special treat. Having my children help me and show their appreciation for the dad made it even better. We love how it turned out. What do you think? How close did we come to getting it like we imagined?


Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!

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