Thinking about beefing up your space with some cool man cave ideas? I’ve got something that will bring out the manliness of your whole place. You don’t have to spend more on brand-new and expensive things. You can still have it your way and create something awesome from what you already have at home. So, grab a beer and check out which man cave ideas to include on your list!
Man Cave Ideas | DIY Furnishings For The Man By The Man
1. Denim Ottoman
This denim ottoman is great for hiding unwanted clutter in the man cave. Personally, I use it as a storage compartment for all my video game controllers, but I bet this is one of the ultimate man cave ideas you could use to store just about anything you want.
2. Wine Barrel Coffee Table
Got an empty wine barrel you have no idea what to do with? Turn it into a coffee table. Use a ratchet strap to help align the area where you’ll be cutting the barrel in half. Don’t forget to ensure the strap is straight.
3. Magnetic Bottle Opener
I like leaving this magnetic bottle opener on the door of my fridge. That way, I won’t even have to open drawers looking for a bottle opener anymore.
4. Dart Board Backing
Lauren loves wine like crazy, so she always has a ton of spare wine bottles and old corks laying around. One of the good things that has come out of this — apart from our usual wine nights — is this backing I’ve constructed for my dart board. It doesn’t hurt that my wall has an added layer of protection against my darts as well.
5. Crate Toilet Paper Holder
Who would’ve thought a wooden crate could be used as a toilet paper holder? I surely didn’t! Now, all I have to do is find an old license plate I can use to decorate the crate.
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6. Jack Daniels Soap Dispenser
My buddies and I love a good bottle of Jack Daniels, which is why I’m pretty excited to be making this DIY. It’s so simple too. Literally, all I have to do is just pour the liquid soap into the bottle and attach the head of the soap dispenser on top. That’s it! You just made this one of the perfect man cave ideas for your kitchen or bar!
7. DIY Hooks From Wrenches
These DIY man cave hooks are made from spare wrenches I had in an old tool box. The secret to getting them to bend is to simply heat up the tool a bit. Just be careful when you bend the ends together.
8. Wood Slice Serving Board
This wood slice serving board won’t cost you above $10, even if it looks fancy. Start by looking for dried and seasoned hardwood stumps. If you can’t find any, head to your nearest craft store and look for a basswood slice.
9. Pallet Coffee Table
If you want to make a big coffee table for your man cave, you may need to increase the number of wood pallets on hand. This tutorial uses 3 pallets, but you can add or reduce these according to the size of the table you’d prefer.
10. Industrial Bookshelf
Give your books a manlier home by placing them in an industrial bookshelf. Begin by laying out how you want your shelf to look like on the wall. Do this by attaching strips of painters tape to help design or visualize your DIY project.
11. Wall Pallet Arrow
My man cave is my sanctuary. So to help me remind myself to leave all problems at the door, I’ve put in a wood pallet arrow on the wall. It’s kind of my way of telling myself to leave all the bad vibes outside, and it serves as a unique decor too.
12. Penny Tiled Floor
A penny for your thoughts? How about some pennies for your floor? This DIY makes use of your unwanted pennies by placing strong glue and pressing your coins onto the floor. It’s one of the most epic man cave ideas you can think of!
13. Pallet Bar
Always dreamed of having your own man cave bar? Well, now you can make one using some pallets, plus make your own bar stools or chairs too. Don’t forget to add wooden boards behind the front frame of your bar. Doing so will ensure a sturdier furniture piece. This will also make a flawless bar counter.
14. Beer Bottle Glasses
Put your empty beer bottles to good use by turning them into glasses. By the way, sand the edges once the glass is cut. You’ll definitely need to make sure the mouth of the glass is smooth. Pouring your favorite beer in one of these glasses while watching your favorite movie on a flat-screen TV is the epitome of manly me-time.
15. Balancing Bookshelf
This installation piece looks super cool and functions as an awesome bookshelf. Just remember not to put too many books on one side, as it could make the whole shelf fall.
16. Suitcase Shelves
Want more shelf options? These suitcase shelves are definitely one of my man cave statement pieces. By the way, I’ve found it’s best to take out the lining inside the suitcases before beginning the DIY, as they can get a bit smelly.
17. Barrel Bed
I’ve got to say this barrel bed sure looks pretty inviting. If I had one, I reckon I’d have some of the most relaxing naps ever in just a small man cave.
18. Tire Sinks
Take your favorite room up a notch by installing these tire sinks in your bathroom. This would be perfect for a radiator springs man cave concept.
19. Nintendo Controller Coffee Table
Would you believe this Nintendo controller coffee table actually functions? I know! I’m honestly really tempted to buy this online. It would take my gaming to a whole new level.
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To be honest, I can already imagine myself holing away in my place for the rest of the day with these man cave ideas. Who knows? Maybe I’ll have a new furniture piece in the form of that Nintendo coffee table in the next few couple of weeks. As for you, start making your masterpieces now and make your place manlier than ever!
Which man cave ideas are you stoked to try? Let us know in the comments below!
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in January 2016 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.
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