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.
He installed a roof over the top to keep the elements from creeping through the cracks.
A welder cut out the “walls” between the three containers.
Windows were cut out and installed across the side of the structure. Framing helped tie it all together.
After insulating, he slapped up some plywood on all the walls.
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.
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.
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.).
And then there is the Lounge. Complete with flat screen tv, in walls, leather sofa, chairs, and end tables.
Here is the “office” on the left and workbench on the right. Oh, and more toys.
I hope you enjoyed the tour of my Big Kid neighbors amazing Man Cave!