Every guy needs a man cave to unwind, breathe, and forget the outside world for a bit. Even preppers need some time away from planning, packing, and prepping. Whether you just need a breather from the ol’ ball and chain or a break from killing zombies, a bunker with a solid man cave can do wonders for your relaxation. Tuck yourself away with these badass man cave ideas and start building it.
Is Your Man Cave Badass Enough?
1. DIY Toilet Paper Holder That Everyone’s Talking About
Probably the most straightforward man project you’ll ever complete. We know how much dudes love their cars, and this is for sure the best way to honor your pride and joy. All you need is your old rusty license plate and some wood and you’re good to go! Just glue some slabs of wood together. BOOM! Instant TP holder (and you’ll impress the ladies). Find out more about this project here.
2. DIY Jack Daniels Soap Dispenser
Don’t just toss that old bottle of Jack away. It can still be useful. Check out this awesome soap dispenser fashioned from an old Jack Daniels bottle. The best part? Well, you get to drink the whiskey first, duh.
3. Hooks Made from Wrenches
Aren’t these rad? It’s pretty awesome that you don’t need anything other than your superhuman strength, a screwdriver, and an old wrench to throw these puppies up in your man cave. You can bet the dudes will be jealous. Get a set of Craftsman wrench set to get started.
4. DIY Cutting Board
This is one fascinating and easy to do log project. Check out this awesome DIY cutting board along with the step-by-step tutorial on how it’s made here. Adds a handsome, rustic touch to any man cave.
5. Make a Wood Pallet Coffee Table
Have you ever made anything out of pallet wood? This classic wood has been used for hundreds of repurposed projects. Check out how to make your own pallet table by reading this awesome post on cool pallet projects here.
6. Book Shelf Made out of Pipe Clamps
Did you know that building shelves out of plumbers pipe is actually really easy? This is one of the most cost-effective DIY shelving units you can make. Best of all, everything you need be can found right at your neighborhood Home Depot. Now, all your essentials are already part of your awesome man cave. If you need some more items to display, you can always check out the net for man cave stuff for sale. Check out the detailed tutorial here.
7. A Beer Barrel Bed
Yep… it’s real. A giant bed made out of a giant beer barrel. You thought nursery rhymes weren’t real. Guess again. This barrel bed is pretty damn cool if you ask us. You might be wondering, “How did they fit that thing through the door?” Find out more details about this one of a kind bed here.
8. A Sink…That Is Also a Tire
This is just pretty freakin’ rugged. Impress your lady and your buddies with this awe-inspiring project. Check out the full tutorial here.
9. Beer Bottle Opener and Cap Catcher
What makes a beer bottle opener worth using? Not having to bend over when the sucker flies off into oblivion. Streamline the bottle opening process (so you can drink faster!) by snatching one of these sick gadgets. Find out more about this cool stuff here.
10. Man Cave Barbecue Made out of a Car
Barbecue and cold beer is ALWAYS a good idea. And to make it even better, you can turn your old car into a barbecue grill. Make sure to remove the engine before trying this at home, kids.
11. Create a Tiled Floor Using Pennies
Now you can make the most non-expensive floor you’ve ever walked on. Seriously, it will probably cost you… uh, pennies. Check out more details about this eye-catching project here.
12. DIY Bar Made out of Shipping Pallets
Impress your friends with this stunning, rustic bar. All you need is some old wood, a little bit of ingenuity and carpentry skills. Find out more details about this marvelous project here.
13. Make a Vintage Ice Chest from Wood Pallets
Make a pretty awesome vintage ice chest out of free wooden pallets. What’s better than free? Talk about cooler envy. Check out the step by step instructions here.
Looking for budget-friendly tips on how to build your own man cave? Watch this video by Next Luxury:
Having your own space is crucial to your well-being. It gives us men a certain sense of freedom. A man cave lets us get away from the stress life brings in the comfort of our own home. A man cave is a place for you to unwind, relax, reflect, and be yourself again. Be it a garage, an attic or a basement, you need that spot for yourself. We all need that space to have the freedom and peace of mind to stay sane in an insane world.
What’s your idea of a great man cave? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.
Up Next: How To Make A Moonshine Still
Disclaimer: The contents of this article are for informational purposes only. Please read our full disclaimer.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on May 31, 2014 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.
Featured Image: Steampunk Living Room photo by timothyoulton