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  #982499 8-Feb-2014 23:36
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Here's my man cave (although I prefer to call it the workshop) restoration:
http://blog.rhysgoodwin.com/home-diy/1-year-workshop-renovation/
& workbench:
http://blog.rhysgoodwin.com/home-diy/workshop-and-workbench-update/




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  #982549 9-Feb-2014 09:42
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That's some project, Rhys. Certainly looks a bit different from the original!

Well done.

 
 
 
 


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Projector in 'man cave'
Tivo,HTPC,Sat STBox, Apple Tv.
Hardware in lounge Matrixed & IR controlled from MC




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  #986951 13-Feb-2014 19:26
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linw: My man cave, AKA the rumpus room, only has several computers, couple of tables, book shelves and some model aeroplanes in it.


Mine has a computer (gaming) book shelves stuffed with books, gaming memorabilia, comfy couch that becomes a bed if necessary, posters, and sword.

Except I guess it's a woman cave.....


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  #987047 13-Feb-2014 22:13
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Woman caves are fine! Bit worried about the sword, though!! What sort of neighbourhood do you live in?

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  #988212 16-Feb-2014 13:15
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linw: Woman caves are fine! Bit worried about the sword, though!! What sort of neighbourhood do you live in?

Ranui.
LOL....


But I had the sword before we moved here.  I haven't actually sharpened it....


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  #988654 17-Feb-2014 09:17
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Just remember, if it's blunt, you have to give it a bigger swipe.

 
 
 
 


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Finch: Bringing this thread back.

Does anybody have any news/pictures to share?

@SepticSceptic, have you built your cave?


20ft container after remediation. It was pretty rusted out along the bottom of both side walls. Boxed up along the sides, inside and out, and filled with concrete. Rust-converted, and painted.


Interior shot - after lining with plywood from shipping pallets - I was fortunate to get some large panels - 4m x 1.5m to start off with, and these are bolted to the sides, and served as a solid backing for the head-height shelves. Remaining ply was just glued on with construction adhesive.

Bit of a battle to keep it from being cluttered, as all the un-needed stuff from inside the home ends up in here - heaters, gas bottles, rubbish bags, cardboard boxes, etc. Grr ...





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  #994326 25-Feb-2014 18:36
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iMac 27" (late 2013), Airport Time Capsule + Airport Express, iPhone7, iPad6, iPad Mini2

 

Panasonic Blu-ray PVR DMR-BWT835 + Panasonic Viera TH-L50E6Z, Chromecast Ultra, Yamaha AVR RX-V1085


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  #994454 25-Feb-2014 21:23
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FineWine: MAN CAVE


Loved it!!

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  #1052645 25-May-2014 09:23
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I recently scored these two sets of drawers that were left on the side of the road as freebies. They just required a few minor repairs to be fully functional as more storage in my man cave:





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  #1054260 27-May-2014 12:28
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I have a 1m x 3m work bench with a swiveling vice.  Open shelves underneath and floor to ceiling cubby holes at either end.  Also an open fronted fishing rod locker.  All in unfinished MDF. 

The wall behind the bench (2m x 1.5m) is hung the with hand tools I use often or that are too big for drawers/shelves (large straight edge, bar clamps etc). 

A couple of multidrawer tool boxes and a white board at on end.  A little box for tubes of glue/sealant etc, a bulletin board and a shelf for fasteners at the other end. 

I'll try and post some photos tonight.

We are moving soon so i will be saying goodbye to my man cave.  Sad because I have mine just right, but happy because I get to fit out a new one.

In the new place I'll be putting in cupboards and drawers instead of shelves, as they are cleaner/tidier.

I'll be with sticking with the tool wall.  Using wall space for storage of general purpose hand tools is very efficient use of space and those items are then readily accessible.  I really recommend it if you have the wall space.

EDIT: I forgot to add lighting. Lighting placement is very important.  If going with flourescent you want to have at least two separate lighting units or you can get a stroboscopic effect where it looks like a rotating tool is stationary.




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  #1054535 27-May-2014 18:59
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Finch: Hey. Im looking into making myself a "Man Cave". Right now its just ideas but thought I would see what fellow Geekzoners have in their Man Caves.

Pictures would be great so we could all see what you have in your Man Cave :)


Hmm...380 old computers...oscilloscope, power supply, function generator, USB logic analyser, USB eprom/gal/uP burner , UV eprom eraser, soldering Iron, component drawers, Mac mini , Data Books, Service Mnauals (for TRS-80 / Systems-80/BBC, etc), couple of thousand books (fiction and non-fiction) , etc etc etc

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  #1054573 27-May-2014 19:54
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I frequently drive with head phones on so I don't have to hear the sickly sweet auto tune rubbish the rest of my family listen to. I can and do notice emergency service because a) I can see b) I have rearview and wing mirrors and monitor them every few seconds.




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#1054606 27-May-2014 20:33
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MikeAqua: I frequently drive with head phones on so I don't have to hear the sickly sweet auto tune rubbish the rest of my family listen to. I can and do notice emergency service because a) I can see b) I have rearview and wing mirrors and monitor them every few seconds.


Exactly!
tongue-out

Not sure what it has to do with man caves... but still.

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