You gun/man cave area.


April 29, 2012, 09:17 PM
When we finally bought a newly constructed home 2 years ago I could finally claim an area as my own. I spend many a afternoon/late night tinkering around in here.

Lets see your work areas. :eek:

My closet has been converted into an armory (safe inside for now) I hope to swap in a finger scanning metal door (inside hinges) sometime this year.

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Rail Driver
April 29, 2012, 09:24 PM
If/when you swap the standard door for the steel door, make sure there's a backup manual key access - those biometrics tend to be finicky (I have extensive experience with them through my PC/laptop repair business)

4v50 Gary
April 29, 2012, 09:29 PM
I like the battleship grey. It gives the man cave a nautical feeling.

Get shattergard for your window.

loose noose
April 29, 2012, 10:36 PM
Where's the picture of John Wayne?:D It's just too neat.

April 29, 2012, 10:55 PM
My man cave is temporary. It is there that I convene with nature. I read all the most recent gun magazines fresh from the mailbox. I sometimes clean a gun or parts there. The overhead whirling of blades makes it easy to simulate chopper blades. Oh... and I always flush when I leave.

April 29, 2012, 10:58 PM
Cool. :cool:

April 29, 2012, 11:12 PM
Pretty cool man cave ya got there. I just bought my first house, moving in may 25th, and its only a few years old with an unfinished basement. As soon as I walked into the basement for the first time I visualized exactly what i was going to do with it and already have plans for my gun & reloading room/man cave. Ill get pics up if I get it finished anytime soon.

April 29, 2012, 11:47 PM
We are doing the very same thing.
I'm in the middle of moving from our old house to our new house too.

I do have an office room now too for the first time in YEARS.
I'm excited!

But mine is a total disaster right now with tools and boxes and stuff just thrown all over until I get it organized.

I do have "this" though so far.
All else is a work in progress.
Does that count?

Doug S
April 30, 2012, 01:32 AM
Very nice room you have there...much more modern than mine. It's fun to put together rooms like that.

I had an unused room in my basement, and a bunch of collections being stored in various places around the house. I figured I’d get more enjoyment from the items if I somehow displayed them, and so I’ve attempted to convert the room in my basement into something of a “Man Cave” to display some of the stuff. My background is in archaeology, so most of my so called "collections” contain what a lot people would consider old junk. Specifically there are a variety of artifacts (in various states of disrepair), fossils, WWII and Civil War militaria, pocket knife collection, old hunting supplies/hide/antlers, some historic pottery, etc (and a lot of other bits and pieces, some of which you can see in the photo if you look closely). The walls are mostly covered with framed WWII newspapers covering topics like Pearl Harbor, D-Day, Battle of the Bulge, German/Japanese surrender, etc. Also some historic photos/prints, and archaeology field school t-shirts on the walls. Furnishings include the usual living room stuff, a kitchenette with table/chairs, small fridge and microwave. Also my old rolltop desk and bookshelves. The room still needs a lot of renovating, but it's a "work in progress" that I enjoy very much.

April 30, 2012, 01:44 AM
VERY nice Doug!

April 30, 2012, 01:51 AM
Someday.............I hope to have a garage with a room upstairs. Shop downstairs and mancave upstairs. In a year or 2 I should have a kid moving out........I may be able to gain a room....I hope

April 30, 2012, 01:53 AM
Doug that is awsome

April 30, 2012, 02:06 AM
Very nice rooms too the both of you!!! I hope to have something as nice one day!!

Sav .250
April 30, 2012, 07:45 AM
Kind of like a "modern " art deco, Man-Cave.

April 30, 2012, 08:01 AM
I'm in the process of building my reloading room now!

April 30, 2012, 08:37 AM

Doug S
April 30, 2012, 08:50 AM
I appreciate the kind comments, and am looking forward to seeing some more "Man Caves" posted.

April 30, 2012, 10:17 AM

April 30, 2012, 11:11 AM
Well, thanks for posting...

May 1, 2012, 03:00 AM
I can't wait to move out of an apartment into a real home with space, and start my gun room/vault/mancave. I am mostly posting to subscribe, as this thread will definitely help me visualize and plan mine the way I want it :) very cool pics so far

May 1, 2012, 06:41 PM
Doug S, that is the best gun room by far I have ever seen. Nice Job!

Now my cave consists of targets, an (empty) ammo can, and an airsoft pistol on my nightstand. Sadly, dad won't let me have any real guns in my room. :(

Doug S
May 1, 2012, 07:17 PM
Doug S, that is the best gun room by far I have ever seen. Nice Job!

Thanks very much. I appreciate the compliment.

May 1, 2012, 08:42 PM
Well I'm embarassed to show mine. I have a four car garage (2 wide x 2 deep) and have built a 10x14 room in the back corner, installed a window and window a/c and have hanging cabinets most of the way around. It's a complete rubbish heap right now though so no pics.

May 1, 2012, 11:27 PM
I have culled a bit; if you want to see all pics, see
I built the bench, incl 3" thk top, out of <$30 of on-sale 2x4s.
Cabs and load bench bases are on-sale cabs from Sutherlands; at ~$50 a pop, I'm not sure I could build them for less, not to mention the room went together a lot faster.
Note presses and lubrisizers under load bench. Each is on a pallet that bolts to one of 2 positions on the bench with 1/2" bolts.
While the garage/shop is a bit off-topic, a lot of gun tinkering has blessed the benches, incl ultrasonic cleaning my ROAs, not to mention birthplace of MC benches, so I consider it the MC annex, shared with my father-in-law. Pictured are my cleaning center--no more card table--for cleaning bp guns;
casting cart--if interested, I tell ya about the 500# of ww I still have to smelt;
and cabinet to stash stuff I used to haul from MC to truck for shoots.
Well, that's my MC at my 4-ac mesquite and rabbit pellet ranch, called Loon Acres, in booful downtown Sierra Vista, AZ--well, county, really, and closer to Hereford than SV. One of these days I may learn to do one task at a time--that's not a mess, it's controlled chaos; buku chores going on at once. Back to it. See ya round the campfire. mm

Arkansas Paul
May 1, 2012, 11:41 PM
When I get ours cleaned up a little, I'll post a pic. It's still a work in progress, but I love it.

Doug, man that is just super cool!

May 2, 2012, 01:06 AM
malpaismike- Very awesome! looks like you could handle just about any task

I especially like your carry rig in the chair, first photo :)

May 2, 2012, 07:11 AM
Malpaismike, That desk is fantasic., I may have a try at building one, But knowing how limited my skills as a carpenter are, I'm a little worried about how it may turn out..

Lex Luthier
May 2, 2012, 07:37 AM
@MWeier: I would suggest that you reinforce your framing. If anyone knows even a little about stick wall construction, they can figure out that there is a 16" space somewhere in a wall they can probably kick and crawl through the drywall.

Were you going to use plywood for one or both of the partition surfaces? If I were building such a thing from scratch, I would probably screw a layer of 1/2" plywood to at least the bottom half, all the way around, shim out the top, and complete a flush drywall surface. Also, a half smart guy knows to pop the hinge pins from that door and pull it right off. You can get exterior hinges which need to be drilled out to break into.

There is also a door I know of in a certain place where the guy has two deadbolts installed. One is about a foot from the top and one is a foot from the floor. They are keyed alike. Good luck.

May 2, 2012, 08:28 AM

Had a fantastic area set up in the second bedroom. Alas, it is now occupied by my stupid step daughter and 2 grandkids. I am now relocated to a small office/shop/ laundry room.

Anyone want to marry a stupid, fat, O2 wasting moron? The grandkids not included. They are staying here.

May 2, 2012, 10:28 AM
Hello the camp! ILOGILNG, I originally posted this shortly after discovering the forum--nearly first post, I think. I threw this in cuz it was still shiny:
gratuitous display of my--only in over 24 yr, thank ya--state champeen buckle. OK, a few years old now, but I got it, and am still trying.

OG, go for it. This started as a pile of on-sale studs at Lowe's--$1.19 or so. I think it was 25 of them. While I tried to half-lap the joints, results were fairly pathetic. I then learned the highly coveted and hard-to-beat art of faceframe. While you can make your own drill jig, my f-in-l had one. It made the rest of the frame construction a snap. I sawed the round edges off the matl, leaving ~1 3/8 thk. I then planed flat and smooth to ~1 1/4 thk. I glued it up in 2, then 4 then 8 sections, to fit the planer after each glueup. Final 3 sections were glued up with the beejeesus clamped outta them, and beltsanded. If I did it over, I'd use dowels to align the boards to ease glueup. I'd also make more of an overhang in front, for clamping. But, cuz I have the loading bench for clamping, the bench is just right for sitting and makin' like gun mechanic. Here's what I did this winter: Let me know if you'd like more info. See ya round the campfire. mm

May 3, 2012, 01:56 AM
Oh wow, sweet rig, nice rifles!

May 4, 2012, 12:15 PM
Anyone want to marry a stupid, fat, O2 wasting moron?

Tell us how you really feel, Doc. lol.

Malpaismike-Don't much care for the FAL, I see ;)

May 5, 2012, 01:05 AM
Had to chime in with my manly mancave :cool:
This is one corner of my bedroom (computer right table, guns left)
This is another corner of my bedroom (you can probably guess that/why I'm single)
And this is the garage where more heavy duty stuff gets done.

May 5, 2012, 01:58 AM
Yup, MIV; sorta let get away from me. Didn't need them colts or old rugers ennyhoo. Stand by for targets; gotta sell a couple to pay for a couple new builds. Film at 11ought2. mm

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