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your mancave?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Kevinkris, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. Kevinkris

    Kevinkris Aloha Well-Known Member

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    i found an interesting look at what the speaker calls "man spaces" and i just thought i would ask if anyone here has a space he thinks others would find interesting. mine is still in the earliest stages considering i just moved into my first house since i was 15 a few months ago, so its more of just an unorganized garage.:laugh:
    [video=youtube;F7oT1gXo5eA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7oT1gXo5eA[/video]
     
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  2. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    Man cave = an escape from the nagging wife and brats. It can be an empty room and a folding chair. Just as long as the screeching stops.

    I am unmarried so my entire domicile is a man cave.

    Pinball machine in the living room. Giant projection TV and theater chairs where a dining room would go. That sort of thing. You know, the things a wife typically goads you into getting rid of when it is time for you to 'grow up.'
     
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  3. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    In one of my other hobbies (collecting vintage stereo equipment and music) its the goal. Some of the Man cave listening rooms guys have put together are amazing.

    I have my home office and toy closet along with a 19.5 x 32' shop as my man space in my home.
     
  4. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    I'm in the same boat. All 280 acres that I own are my "man cave".
     
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  5. unklekippy

    unklekippy In The Mountains Near Sprague River Well-Known Member

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    I had a man cave in Portland. It is where I kept all of my music stuff from a former life of being a music writer and critic. I also kept the better part of my firearms in there and my loading bench was just outside the "man room"(the man room was a garage. The folks before us sealed the garage door, sheetrocking it on the inside and raised the floor. From the outside, it looked like a garage door.) in the mud room. It was an odd combination, what with my memorabilia of far-left leaning bands that I saw all over this country(why else would I ever have seen Detroit?) surrounded by Elmer Keith books and firearms. In hindsight, it was the end of whatever childhood I was holding on to. What's left of the music stuff is now put away in boxes, remnant's of a drug and alcohol fueled past.

    Then we moved to nowhere and in the process, lost 2 bedrooms. Our house is much smaller(that's saying something, as our last house was NOT big.), though we have 6 acres instead of a corner lot in NE Portland. My man cave is now my 18x20 shop and my "rabbit field", which is about an acre and a half that I can view from the ridge at the top of the property, picking off the bunnies(I can shoot on my property. I WIN.). We hope to build a new manufactured home where our old one is. While I would like to have a man cave in that house, in my old age I would trade the cave for log siding.

    That music stuff is priceless and deserves better than to be put in boxes. Aside from many "punk" and "indie" bands I am willing to bet that 99% of people on this forum have never heard of(and have no interest in hearing.), I was able to see all 3 surviving members of Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, James Taylor twice, CSN&Y, Jethro Tull, Simon & Garfunkel(brought tears to my eyes), Rush 4 times, Black Sabbath, Blue Oyster Cult, Elvis Costello twice(once with a full band, once just him singing and Steve Nieve on piano. Both were amazing.), Pearl Jam twice and probably more that I have forgotten.
     
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  6. unklekippy

    unklekippy In The Mountains Near Sprague River Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, Burt, but I must disagree.

    Where are all these married men that have pro-created(which rally isn't that bad a thing. If we all stopped doing it, the planet would be a pretty lonely place in about 50 years.) and must hide from their families? Did I just luck out? While the cave wasn't for children, my wife was always welcome, not because she strong-armed me and there would be hell to pay, but because I actually have conversations with my wife, not some sort of Warden-Inmate relationship.

    Actually, I did luck out. My wife would LOVE a pinball machine in the house(and she wouldn't care which room).
     
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  7. unklekippy

    unklekippy In The Mountains Near Sprague River Well-Known Member

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    280 acres? AWESOME!
     
  8. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Before I ended my career as a residential contractor, I had built six dedicated man cave additions.
    My specialty was custom movie theater rooms. The best by far was an large addition on the back of a SE Portland home.
    The wife got a large master bedroom with walk-in closet and master bath that had a pink marble Jacuzzi tub.

    The guy's dream space started out with a sound proof door that opened into a wide hallway. The whole room was sound proofed.
    As you turned and entered the very wide hallway, you were then walking into a movie theater lobby, complete with vintage wallpaper, vintage glass framed
    movie posters, plush carpet and at the end of the hallway was a glass case that held candy and other treats.
    The glass counter top had a soft drink dispenser and a popcorn machine. A gold fringed heavy cloth curtained archway led into the main theater.
    The whole room was colored in a dark royal purple. The ceiling was vaulted to allow stair step seating just like a regular movie house.
    12 Custom leather recliners that had a perfect view of the 10' wide screen that dropped out of the ceiling.
    The custom lighting, Mackintosh sound system and overhead projector were all controlled from a hand held devise.
    At the push of a button, the screen would drop, the projector would light up and the wall sconces would dim.
    Watching a movie in that room with the best projector and sound system I have ever seen or heard, completely ruins it for you when you go home and turn on a normal tv.
     
  9. evltwn

    evltwn Gold Hill Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Hmmm....my entire property seems to be turning into a man-cave! On top of the gun/safe/reloading room, I am setting up a speed steel pistol range, as well as clearing out a 150 yard rifle range on my 40 acres with a 1600 ' mountain for a backstop. I sound proofed one side of my garage, and plan to shoot through a 2 x 2 opening out to some gongs and self sealing targets. And the best part is, my wife is all for it!
     
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    yskippy Tigard Life Member Lifetime Supporter

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  11. Kevinkris

    Kevinkris Aloha Well-Known Member

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    that is awesome
     
  12. ejmpnu92

    ejmpnu92 Hillsboro, Or Active Member

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    Nice!
     
  13. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    You have my attention sir! I am a punk and indie junky. You should start a thread just for it!!
     
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  14. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    The garage. 20'x20' overall, one half is divided between a dedicated gun/reloading room and storage for food and preps. The other half is workspace, soon to have a built-in workbench in one end and foldaway metal working tools along the side. Welding, woodwork, automotive tools, all portable or on foldaway brackets to maximize space and versatility. Compressed air with a large compressor too :cool:
     
  15. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    Don't be so hard on Burt. We all know people who we'd like to take out of the gene pool, Burt just has the common decency to do it himself!
     
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  16. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    I've got a man cave.
    But I also have a wife that lets me put shoulder mounts in our bedroom. Now that's a good woman. And she's smoking hot.
     
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  17. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    I do get a chuckle out of married men who think they can compete with single guys in the fun/freedom dept. Sorry, just can't be done. No offense intended all in good humor.

    Ten minutes ago I was chasing my cat around the house with a mini quad copter. Just could not happen at 10:30pm with a ball and chain around.
     
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  18. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    Many times this week have I scared the cat by flying a helicopter in the living room. My wife was laughing too. It's best to choose wisely :thumbup:
     
  19. unklekippy

    unklekippy In The Mountains Near Sprague River Well-Known Member

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    And there is nothing more entertaining than an old single guy that thinks fulfillment comes from 12 oz. bottles and gaming systems. Sorry, just can't be done.

    Last night I put to bed a 10 year old boy that adores me and thinks I'm Captain America. I then went to my own bed and slept with a wife that has worshipped the ground I walk on since I was 5 years old when she moved in next door. It just could not happen at 10:30 pm without a ball and chain around(actually, she is the one that likes to chase the cat around and get a good laugh in the middle of the night.).

    And no offense and all in good humor. ;)
     
  20. gunfreak

    gunfreak Boise Well-Known Member

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    You guys are D---S... Leave us married guys alone.
    My man cave is my 8x8 reloading shop. No tv or neon signs, just guns, hoppes and powder.