This Guy Built A Cool Rustic Man Cave For $107, And You’d Think He Spent Thousands

Now here’s is the ultimate and most cost effective man cave we’ve seen to date.

It only takes $107 to complete, but would you have ever guessed it was only that much if we hadn’t told you?

There’s a lot you can do (apparently) when you know how to stretch 100 bucks by doing most of the work yourself.

Check out this awesome man cave below!

It started as a tiny storage room with absolutely nothing in it. Not the place you’d wanna hang out.
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A local metal company was throwing away their shipping pallets so he picked up about a dozen of these shipping crate walls for free.

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He then took a hand draw knife to give the boards a hand cut look.

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Here the boards are starting to cover the bare walls.

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They have a rough finish on them mimicking an old cabin.

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He had to be creative with some of the interior pieces. He will create a false ceiling so the plumbing is accessible and he needed a way to hide the support columns to stick with the design.

Notice the hole in the wall leading to a storage room on the other side of the wall. Remember that for later.

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He decorated the fire place with stones that he found on the side of the road. Also free and fit the “old cabin” perfectly.

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He did add a center beam for the false ceiling to rest on. This is one of the few pieces of wood he purchased. He then aged and stained it for a rustic look.

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He made this end table to store all of his knickknacks and collectibles. He calls it his “table of contents.”

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The floorboards are the same wood used for the walls. He ripped them down to 3″ and cut the ends into a tongue and groove pattern.

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He wrapped the columns with faux support beams and added a lock joint for visual detail. Giving this “old cabin” a hand-built look.

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The floor is complete!
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The room took about 6 weeks to complete with at least half that time used scavenging for usable materials.

The total cost in purchased materials was $107.00. The contents in the room are worth a lot more than that but he had been collecting them for his whole life.

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Take a look at the window. That’s the hole that lead to a storage room. He used a high def graphic and made a faux window to look through.
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He actually installed a light behind the window that you can turn off to simulate night or day.
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Most of the furniture was made from free reclaimed old wood.
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The fireplace is fake but he put real burn marks in the floor and on the stone. He also added a light and real ashes to give it a fireplace smell.
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Everything in the room is antique or vintage in some way. The scrapbook under the window is full of hunting pictures spanning from the 40’s to the 60’s.

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He glued the seams of the floor boards together but left it free from the concrete below. This makes the floor creak a little mimicking a real old cabin floor.

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He skimmed the back side of the basement door with 1/8″ plywood to save on weight while keeping the exterior looking like a normal door.

He plans on finding a very rustic door knob to swap out. The light switches are actually spent .357 magnum cartridges.

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Even the pots and coffee kettles have authentic looking burn marks like they’ve been hanging over an open flame.

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He’s often asked what’s in the “table of contents”. Simply a bunch of knickknacks that don’t fit the hunting theme but he still loves to play with. He keeps them out of sight but still accessible.

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Talk about resourceful. Don’t forget to give this man cave a thumbs up and a share with your friends on Facebook before you go.

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