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NeMont
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Sep-27-17, 
01:42 PM (MST)
"Man Cave/Shop Ideas"

LAST EDITED ON Sep-27-17 AT 01:43 PM (MST)

I am in the process of building a 40x50 shop/man cave, it has 14 foot side walls, and 2 12x12 garage doors, radiant floor heat, interior is going to be finished with OSB so I can hang things kind of anywhere. Was wondering if any of you guys have pictures of ideas of how your man cave was set up?

Any advice on storage solutions, shelving, etc. Anything you wished you did different, things you are glad you did while building?

Nemont


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 Subject   Author   Message Date   ID 
 RE: Man Cave/S...  264mag      Sep-27-17   1 
  RE: Man Cave/S...  BIGJOHNT      Sep-27-17   2 
   RE: Man Cave/S...  earlyriser      Sep-27-17   3 
    RE: Man Cave/S...  DW      Sep-27-17   4 
   RE: Man Cave/S...  joesikora      Oct-02-17   23 
 RE: Man Cave/S...  1911      Sep-27-17   5 
  RE: Man Cave/S...  Homer      Sep-27-17   6 
  RE: Man Cave/S...  NeMont      Sep-27-17   7 
   RE: Man Cave/S...  NeMont      Sep-27-17   8 
 RE: Man Cave/S...  dillon      Sep-28-17   9 
  RE: Man Cave/S...  NeMont      Sep-28-17   10 
   RE: Man Cave/S...  Captain_cou...      Sep-28-17   12 
    RE: Man Cave/S...  NeMont      Sep-28-17   13 
   RE: Man Cave/S...  joesikora      Oct-02-17   22 
 RE: Man Cave/S...  nocal      Sep-28-17   11 
  RE: Man Cave/S...  Captain_cou...      Sep-28-17   14 
   RE: Man Cave/S...  RELH      Sep-28-17   15 
    RE: Man Cave/S...  RELH      Sep-30-17   16 
     RE: Man Cave/S...  NeMont      Oct-02-17   17 
 RE: Man Cave/S...  Triple_BB      Oct-02-17   18 
  RE: Man Cave/S...  NeMont      Oct-02-17   19 
   RE: Man Cave/S...  elkassassin      Oct-02-17   20 
 RE: Man Cave/S...  Joe2Kool      Oct-02-17   21 
  RE: Man Cave/S...  PleaseDear      Oct-11-17   24 

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264mag
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Sep-27-17, 
03:57 PM (MST)
1. "RE: Man Cave/Shop Ideas"

I would go on line and check out others. Marley and Hunter Harry had some good looking trophy rooms here on Monster muleys.

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BIGJOHNT
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Sep-27-17, 
05:31 PM (MST)
2. "RE: Man Cave/Shop Ideas"

You may want to move the door up a little. My buddy just bought a house with a awesome garage to park his fifth wheel in. It's a 12 foot door and his fiver is 12 foot 6. Bummer !i took a picture of one like that I saw on the web. I'll try to post up a picture.

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earlyriser
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Sep-27-17, 
06:22 PM (MST)
3. "RE: Man Cave/Shop Ideas"

That's an awesome setup! I'd build one and just live in it.....screw the house!

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DW
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Sep-27-17, 
06:58 PM (MST)
4. "RE: Man Cave/Shop Ideas"

Just a basic tip, metal comes 3ft wide generally, why throw a foot or two away at the end of every run? Should be fun for ya nemont! Expectin pics upon completion!

#livelikezac

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joesikora
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Oct-02-17, 
11:13 PM (MST)
23. "RE: Man Cave/Shop Ideas"

BOGJOHNT, very cool looking play house!

Joe

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think their right" - 2001
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Sep-27-17, 
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5. "RE: Man Cave/Shop Ideas"

>LAST EDITED ON Sep-27-17
>AT 01:43 PM (MST)

>
>I am in the process of
>building a 40x50 shop/man cave,
>it has 14 foot side
>walls, and 2 12x12 garage
>doors, radiant floor heat, interior
>is going to be finished
>with OSB so I can
>hang things kind of anywhere.
> Was wondering if
>any of you guys have
>pictures of ideas of how
>your man cave was set
>up?
>
> Any advice on storage solutions,
>shelving, etc. Anything you
>wished you did different, things
>you are glad you did
>while building?
>
>Nemont


What's the carbon footprint on something like that?

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Homer
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Sep-27-17, 
08:35 PM (MST)
6. "RE: Man Cave/Shop Ideas"

LAST EDITED ON Sep-27-17 AT 08:37 PM (MST)

mine is 40x60 with 16 foot walls with 14 foot doors.....amazing how often the 14 foot doors are needed.....and leaves more room under and above the mezzanine....

....and it is usually full of dirt, mud, dust and spiders....


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NeMont
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Sep-27-17, 
09:41 PM (MST)
7. "RE: Man Cave/Shop Ideas"

>>LAST EDITED ON Sep-27-17
>>AT 01:43 PM (MST)

>>
>>I am in the process of
>>building a 40x50 shop/man cave,
>>it has 14 foot side
>>walls, and 2 12x12 garage
>>doors, radiant floor heat, interior
>>is going to be finished
>>with OSB so I can
>>hang things kind of anywhere.
>> Was wondering if
>>any of you guys have
>>pictures of ideas of how
>>your man cave was set
>>up?
>>
>> Any advice on storage solutions,
>>shelving, etc. Anything you
>>wished you did different, things
>>you are glad you did
>>while building?
>>
>>Nemont
>
>
>What's the carbon footprint on something
>like that?
>

Zero, I just make sure I don't step in any carbon.

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NeMont
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Sep-27-17, 
09:46 PM (MST)
8. "RE: Man Cave/Shop Ideas"

I have a 20x40 condo garage with a 14 Ft door away from the house for storing the taller stuff this one is more on the nice to have and be my fortress of solitude.

I had them put in outlets every 6 feet, wired in a couple of outlets for welders and such, I am also considering a lofted area in the back now. Thanks

Nemont

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dillon
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Sep-28-17, 
06:49 AM (MST)
9. "RE: Man Cave/Shop Ideas"

I have your standard creepy basement. Someday I will get my dream cave. I want an indoor archery range, pool table, a fish tank full of walleye, and tongue and groove aspen walls for the critter wall. Past that I don't care if I have old furniture as long as it is comfortable.

Dillon
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NeMont
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Sep-28-17, 
10:30 AM (MST)
10. "RE: Man Cave/Shop Ideas"

I guess I am asking late in the process. I couldn't put a drive through door in the back due to my lots and access.


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Captain_coues
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Sep-28-17, 
10:35 AM (MST)
12. "RE: Man Cave/Shop Ideas"

Nice set up. Are you going to coat the floor with anything special or seal it? How thick is the slab?

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NeMont
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Sep-28-17, 
10:41 AM (MST)
13. "RE: Man Cave/Shop Ideas"

LAST EDITED ON Sep-28-17 AT 10:41 AM (MST)

>Nice set up. Are you
>going to coat the floor
>with anything special or seal
>it? How thick is
>the slab?


Yeah one of my clients is a professional at it. He is going to put down the paint, speckle it and seal with the epoxy.

It is a 6 inch slab, 4 foot side walls, I had them go down 4 feet pour the footings and a frost wall too.

Nemont

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Oct-02-17, 
11:08 PM (MST)
22. "RE: Man Cave/Shop Ideas"

Looking good Brother!

Joe

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think their right" - 2001
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Sep-28-17, 
10:33 AM (MST)
11. "RE: Man Cave/Shop Ideas"

I've got a walk-in cooler in my shop. Bought the panels used for $ 200 & a 110v cooler unit for $ 1,800. An archery lane with a movable target so I can shoot my bow in my shop through the winter months. A big screen TV for when wife sends me there!!!!!!lol.

Have fun man,

n

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Sep-28-17, 
11:36 AM (MST)
14. "RE: Man Cave/Shop Ideas"

I dream about what you're doing every day. All I have now is a garage. One of the things I did to dress up my small work space years ago and I'm happy with it is installing shelving that's cantilevered. I never liked to see brackets surface mounted. It means you have to really think about what permanent shelving system works for you. You can do cabinets as well and they're nice, but I've always felt they rob square footage. Cabinets are nice if they're upper cabinets only and high enough that you still have a comfortable space beneath them.

Another nice thing that others have that is too late for you is Trench Drains.

For lighting, I would install can lights in lieu of 4' fluorescents. It's just my personal taste. I don't like to have anything surface mounted if I can get away from it. I like to see a seamless ceiling and wall.

Maybe install conduit or pull strings in the wall and ceiling for the overhead door from to the controller to the sensors so that they don't staple it to the ceiling and walls.

The most important item is the floor. And it sounds like you should have a nice one.

Here is an example of the shelving-


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RELH
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Sep-28-17, 
06:44 PM (MST)
15. "RE: Man Cave/Shop Ideas"

Nemont since you are building a "mancave & workshop" in one building. Be sure to have a wall separating the workshop from the man cave portion to prevent dust and grime getting into the mancave portion. I would also insulate the walls and ceiling for those cold Montana winters.
I also used the epoxy paint on the floor of my workshop and garage and it has held up very well over the past 12 years.
RELH

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Sep-30-17, 
00:25 AM (MST)
16. "RE: Man Cave/Shop Ideas"

I forgot to add that I had several skylights installed for natural lighting during daylight hours. You will never have enough cabinets for storage and a good solid workbench with storage is a must in the workshop area.
I also used usb board in place of sheetrock for the interior walls to attach shelves and cabinets and other items.

RELH

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NeMont
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Oct-02-17, 
11:29 AM (MST)
17. "RE: Man Cave/Shop Ideas"

The challenge with skylights is our severe hail storms we get. We are on our third roof due to hail since 2000. The skylights in our house have been replaced twice and this time we had them taken out and replaced with the light tubes from Solatube. It takes more of them but its all good.

Storage and organization are my two biggest worries. I think I have settled on the Black and Decker rail system for stuff I want to hang up. Still working on cabinents and shelving. Lots of options.

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Oct-02-17, 
12:15 PM (MST)
18. "RE: Man Cave/Shop Ideas"

Brass pole on a hard wood platform...

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NeMont
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Oct-02-17, 
01:12 PM (MST)
19. "RE: Man Cave/Shop Ideas"

that has been suggested by just about everyone but my wife.

Nemont

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elkassassin
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Oct-02-17, 
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20. "RE: Man Cave/Shop Ideas"

Make Sure It's Nice as You can Make it!

When Ms NeMont Kicks Your Ass Out(And I'm Sure She Gets Tired of Your BS alot!)and Tells You: To The F'N Garage/Man Cave!

You can say:

Yes Mam!

Back Me Off to 1,700 Yards,650 is a Little Close & I'm Not Comfortable with it!

A GUT SHOT at 1,700 Yards will Still Make Some Good BRAGGIN Rights so I Can Say I At Least Hit Him!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OsWQNYfEYo

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Oct-02-17, 
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21. "RE: Man Cave/Shop Ideas"

Dude, you're building my dream!

Figure out how many outlets you need, then double it! You can't have too many.

Put in more than the standard number of studs. Or better yet, pick a couple of heights and put in a horizontal rail of 2X6's. There never seem to be enough studs to hang heavy stuff.

If you have overhead shelves with open floor below them, put the bottom of the shelf 2 inches above your height. That way, you can always walk under them. I'm 6' 1" and my shelves are 6' 3".

Do you need to hang anything from overhead? Such as a camper top? If so, put in some additional cross members to attach to. I back my truck into my garage, slide 2X4's under the camper, and hoist it up. To 6' 3" of course!

Good luck!

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Oct-11-17, 
03:09 AM (MST)
24. "RE: Man Cave/Shop Ideas"

Damn nice for sure!

Robb

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