Posted: September 6, 2010 in Batcave early days

The Cave takes shape

It was a chill autumn day when I began…

The first thing that I had to do was go to the hardware store and buy tons of lumber…expensive lumber.  This thing was going to be big! 

It needed to scale around the classic BTAS Batmobile from the 1994.  Therefore, if the cave was going to have to be big, it was going to have to be strong.  If it was moved (and it would be), it would have to hold together.  With that in mind, I set to work making a frame out of 2×4’s and set to work drilling holes into the expensive lumber I just bought.

After making a 4×4 foot cube, I had to use 3/4 inch ply to give it strength on top and bottom.  The sides are paneled with 1/4 inch ply.  This thing actually bears my weight, but probably weighs close to half my weight… 

Looking at the picture, you can appreciate the size by checking out the power drill at the bottom of the shot.  This drill is big.  Scattered around the sides on the left are my screws, various tools, and to the right, various bits.

You can also see:

  • 3 platforms to the left – these will house the batcomputer (on the top-level…I lied, you can’t actually see this part in the shot), the Robin case (mid-level), and the work-out section (bottom-level)
  • The disc in the middle of the space is the rotating Batmobile Platform, and ramp to the outside
  • The level in the far back is where older models of the Batmobile will be housed, and underneath that in the caves will be the Batcycle and various contraptions.

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