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Man caves

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Hustle, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. Hustle

    Hustle Guest

    We've bought a house - closed on Friday. A finished basement is all mine. Time for a man cave.

    Yesterday, I wrote a specific list of things I'd like to install there. I e-mailed them to my wife, who apparently missed the smiley to indicate that, well, I knew I wasn't going to get all of them - especially toward the end when I started to get out of hand.

    My list:
    -- Wine racks (2), metal
    -- Poker table/pool table (one or the other; space doesn't allow for both)
    -- Bar with laminate or polyurethane top coat; racks for the hard stuff behind the bar
    -- Supplemental beer displays/ads
    -- Custom neon sign
    -- Track lighting
    -- Home theater/surround sound (satellites to be installed in track over TV)
    -- Multiple recliners
    -- Extra TV (perhaps several)
    -- Stylish recycling bin
    -- Pinball/arcade game
    -- Level D flight simulator (like this but without the hydraulics, which would make it too large)
    -- Disco ball (with spotlight)
    -- Replace carpet with FieldTurf
    -- Overhanging oval slot racing track

    Having missed the smiley, my wife fired off this response: "I have so many comments. First -- this will be a classy mancave. There will not be a disco ball or field turf. We are grownups and can have real carpet and normal lighting. Nor will we place a flight simulator in our house. You have the game -- that is plenty."

    We eventually straightened it out and she got a good laugh. I asked if that meant the flight simulator was cool; she laughed again and said no.

    So now I have boundaries. Any further tips from the masses on building a man cave or what I should include?
  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    From the sound of it, a phone with a good divorce lawyer on speed dial. No way she lets you get away with all that
  3. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    A classy mancave? What the fuck is the fun in that?

    you forgot to add the stripper's pole.
  4. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    You forgot the fridge, Hustle. Need a place to house all that Yuengling.
  5. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    A field turf basement would be awesome.
  6. Big Buckin' agate_monkey

    Big Buckin' agate_monkey Active Member

    Hidden door to nudie booth.
  7. Rosie

    Rosie Active Member

    Forget the basement.

    Take over the garage.
  8. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    You left off stripper pole.
  9. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    I saw the thread title and thought the "caves" in "Man caves" was going to be a verb. I'm that trained, I suppose.
  10. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member


    (Don't tell Mrs. Hustle.)
  11. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    And putting green, as well as hot shots mini basketball game.

    Also where there is a fridge, there must be a microwave. And a downstairs bathroom so you don't have to walk upstairs.
  12. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

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