Jun 7, 2012 - Friend Show Off    6 Comments

The Ultimate Man Cave DIY

So I have this neighbor named Kimble.  He’s the “Big Kid” in the hood.  And by kid, I mean he loves toys, and has a lot of them.  His house is amazing  and even has a basement with a tiered theater, arcade (seriously, a real arcade), vending machines stocked with all the goodies free for the taking (try telling your kids to only take one!  Sorry Kimble about all the junk my peeps have eaten!) and tons more.  Kimble also collects Vespas, Harleys, and off-road vehicles.  That is where the Man Cave comes in.  His three car garage couldn’t hold it all anymore so it was time to build something that would (and he did most of the building himself!).  Kimble is a successful businessman and had some spare land behind his warehouse.  He started shopping for shipping crates, leveled out the ground and hired a crane to set them in place.

Ultimate Man Cave DIY from Shipping Containers

He installed a roof over the top to keep the elements from creeping through the cracks.

Ultimate Man Cave DIY from Shipping Containers

A welder cut out the “walls” between the three containers.

Ultimate Man Cave DIY from Shipping Containers

Windows were cut out and installed across the side of the structure.  Framing helped tie it all together.

Ultimate Man Cave DIY from Shipping Containers

After insulating, he slapped up some plywood on all the walls.

Ultimate Man Cave DIY from Shipping Containers

Now for the awesome part, the pallet walls.  He ripped down a bunch of pallets and attached them to the top of the walls.  In the pic below you can see the two centered doors that were left as the entrance and exit to the Man Cave.

Ultimate Man Cave DIY from Shipping Containers

Pony walls separate the back of the space for the future office, lounge, and workbench while stainless steel sheets cover the bottom of the walls for a super masculine look.

Ultimate Man Cave DIY from Shipping Containers

Lighting was installed on the ceiling and the toys started to find their homes.  He shopped the net for vintage signs to match the toys (ie. Vespa signs in the Vespa area, Harley signs in the Harley area, etc.).

Ultimate Man Cave DIY from Shipping Containers

 

And then there is the Lounge.  Complete with flat screen tv, in walls, leather sofa, chairs, and end tables.

Ultimate Man Cave DIY from Shipping Containers

Here is the “office” on the left and workbench on the right.  Oh, and more toys.

Ultimate Man Cave DIY from Shipping Containers

I hope you enjoyed the tour of my Big Kid neighbors amazing Man Cave!

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6 Comments

  • Unbelievable! Love the ingenuity of it!!

  • Wow! What a project. Amazing job! Too funny.. I was just watching Rachael Ray yesterday and there was a man on there who made shipping container HOUSES for a living.. Cool concept! :)

  • OMG!!!! That’s Awesome!…..but I must confess….I’ll NEVER show this to my hubby! lol….He’ll be INSISTING on a copy!!! Just LOVE your stuff!!!

  • Wow, my guys would have a blast in there. He sure loves his toys.

  • GORGEOUS!! I love all of the elements – the doors, the pallets, the sheet metal! Nice space!
    xo,
    Shannon

  • Color me jealous! Oh and love the pallets on the wall.

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