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2013-01-18 10:25:52 AM
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2013-01-18 10:36:02 AM
Some of those are amazing.  Many are stupidly ridiculous, but a couple of them make me want to move to the burbs and get a house.
 
2013-01-18 10:41:30 AM
I don't believe that some of those are real. I think they are mocked up for ads or filming.
 
2013-01-18 10:46:15 AM
Some of those scream "I have more money than brains", but every single one of them screams "I have more money than scottydoesntknow".
 
2013-01-18 10:50:50 AM
www.dumpaday.com

I see we've found Marty McFly, Jr.'s place.
 
2013-01-18 10:54:06 AM

BKITU: [www.dumpaday.com image 620x418]

I see we've found Marty McFly, Jr.'s place.


I love that one...9 TVs for football Sunday.  Heaven.
 
2013-01-18 10:54:26 AM
Sad. Not a single library.
 
2013-01-18 10:57:57 AM
Sad. Not a single pinball machine.
 
Pud [TotalFark]
2013-01-18 11:01:44 AM
I've always wanted one of these in my basement.

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/But mom either wouldn't approve, or she'd participate. Either way, it would be a bad idea. A very, very bad idea.
 
2013-01-18 11:05:42 AM
www.screenslam.com

www.screenslam.com
 
2013-01-18 11:07:17 AM
Fark would ban me if I posted a picture of a vagina.
 
2013-01-18 11:07:25 AM

Blues_X: [www.screenslam.com image 610x335]

[www.screenslam.com image 610x335]


Yeah, I can see my wife allowing me to do that. At least the bookshelves house a secret room.
 
2013-01-18 11:13:22 AM
Some of those are awfully....cluttered.

I can only imagine getting drunk with my buddies down there and breaking sh*t...without even trying to break sh*t.
 
2013-01-18 11:14:27 AM
While I do appreciate these "Man Caves", the term "Man Cave", in my opinion, is incredibly lame.
 
2013-01-18 11:20:37 AM
You mean my Masturbatorium?
 
2013-01-18 11:25:29 AM
You got married for a reason and now you're gonna just let her run the house, forcing you to go have fun somewhere away from her?

naughtyrev: Yeah, I can see my wife allowing me to do that.


*facepalm*
 
2013-01-18 11:27:45 AM
Guess I have to fave the Canuckian-style one:
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2013-01-18 11:42:12 AM

Aarontology: Fark would ban me if I posted a picture of a vagina.


Thread over.

LasersHurt: You mean my Masturbatorium?


Ok, maybe not.

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2013-01-18 11:44:07 AM

give me doughnuts: Sad. Not a single library.




http://www.dumpaday.com/random-pictures/bad-ass-book-shelves-50-pics- 2 /
 
2013-01-18 12:33:16 PM
Gimmie any of the ones with a pool table, except for #3 because its pretty obvious that table is just for show (way way too farking close to those back walls) or the ones with the stupid jeep.
 
2013-01-18 12:41:29 PM
I'm a builder not a consumer so I have a workshop in my basement and a garage for larger scale ideas. My spare bedroom is my library/computer room. I also have a wood lot for fun and profit.
 
2013-01-18 12:41:45 PM
Oh and the one with the big collection of guns and the HDTVs? Yah, he's compensatin' for something. If you've ever actually tried using an HDTV of that size as a monitor you pretty quickly realize sitting that close to it sucks ass.
 
2013-01-18 12:42:10 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-18 12:45:08 PM

BumpInTheNight: Gimmie any of the ones with a pool table, except for #3 because its pretty obvious that table is just for show (way way too farking close to those back walls) or the ones with the stupid jeep.


This. I typically am the guy who posts in Man-Cave threads about how I don't have a man cave because I don't need one, since I just do whatever the hell i want in my entire house (brew beer, run tap lines, build 400 sq foot deck with fire pit, renovate kitchen). But the one thing my modest little suburban ranch-style home can't accommodate is a pool table-- and I love playing.
 
2013-01-18 12:47:58 PM
Now I want to work on my man cave this weekend. It needs a serious declutter and clean.
 
2013-01-18 12:49:11 PM
My man cave is one end of a couch with a table that has my laptop on it. Someday I'll graduate to maybe one end of a room. :(
 
2013-01-18 12:52:22 PM

daywin: http://www.dumpaday.com/random-pictures/bad-ass-book-shelves-50-pics- 2 /


Kewl.
Thanks!
 
2013-01-18 12:52:39 PM
Not a single picture of a barn. These "caves" suck and submitter is a bad person
 
2013-01-18 12:53:39 PM
I saw some that were nice. I can't say that any of the sports-themed ones appealed to me at all.

To the guy with the guns all over: You're sloppy. Put those things in a safe or a glass cabinet.

My mancave would have the following:
real wood paneling
a fire place
taxidermy
plush leather chairs
book shelves
A small wet bar with craft beers on tap
a small nook with my computer
a few favorite arcade games in one corner
a wooden airplane propeller for the fireplace mantle
a view over a lake surrounded by pine forests
 
2013-01-18 12:53:42 PM
Card table.
Old pentium computer with giant CRT screen.
Hooks for mung rags.
Jizz bucket.
Filth and darkness.
 
2013-01-18 12:54:38 PM

WinoRhino: BumpInTheNight: Gimmie any of the ones with a pool table, except for #3 because its pretty obvious that table is just for show (way way too farking close to those back walls) or the ones with the stupid jeep.

This. I typically am the guy who posts in Man-Cave threads about how I don't have a man cave because I don't need one, since I just do whatever the hell i want in my entire house (brew beer, run tap lines, build 400 sq foot deck with fire pit, renovate kitchen). But the one thing my modest little suburban ranch-style home can't accommodate is a pool table-- and I love playing.


if you build an addition that could be converted into more than a Man-Cave for the next owner (assuming you ever want to sell). why not just do that, then you have room for your pool table?

/yes I know it is very expensive to do this but you seem to be willing to spend money on your own place....
 
2013-01-18 12:55:11 PM
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Work in progress.
 
2013-01-18 12:57:14 PM

WhippingBoy: Card table.
Old pentium computer with giant CRT screen.
Hooks for mung rags.
Jizz bucket.
Filth and darkness.


sounds like you are describing Subby's mother.
 
2013-01-18 12:59:40 PM

fat boy: [photos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 720x540]

Work in progress.


That's great, but I bet it gets expensive putting all those quarters in
 
2013-01-18 01:02:06 PM
No pickles in the mancave ... please ...
 
2013-01-18 01:05:54 PM

oldfarthenry: Guess I have to fave the Canuckian-style one:
[www.dumpaday.com image 620x859]


I thought that one was the most amusing.

I approve of this one though.
www.dumpaday.com
 
2013-01-18 01:07:51 PM
Do you have to be a sports nut to have a mancave?
 
2013-01-18 01:08:19 PM
dianepayne.typepad.com
 
2013-01-18 01:12:17 PM

moothemagiccow: fat boy: [photos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 720x540]

Work in progress.

That's great, but I bet it gets expensive putting all those quarters in


Look closer, most have no locks.
 
2013-01-18 01:12:59 PM

Three Crooked Squirrels: While I do appreciate these "Man Caves", the term "Man Cave", in my opinion, is incredibly lame.


Agreed.

"Hey, guys. You want to drag your knuckles over to my house on Saturday so we can fart and scratch our balls?"

Mine is "the den" or "Daddy's room", but the wife likes it too.
 
2013-01-18 01:14:06 PM
My man cave consists of a bathtub, and a shower curtain. And occasionally water. Usually I get it to myself, unless my wife has to go to the bathroom.

/I live in an apt in NW DC. Only 2.5 more years till we move.
 
2013-01-18 01:14:15 PM
No to man caves.

Only dens or studies.
 
2013-01-18 01:14:52 PM

oldfarthenry: Guess I have to fave the Canuckian-style one:
[www.dumpaday.com image 620x859]


That general idea would be my pick, too.
 
2013-01-18 01:15:01 PM

INeedAName: My man cave consists of a bathtub, and a shower curtain. And occasionally water. Usually I get it to myself, unless my wife has to go to the bathroom.

/I live in an apt in NW DC. Only 2.5 more years till we move.


The came out oddly wrong...
 
2013-01-18 01:18:13 PM

fat boy: [photos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 720x540]

Work in progress.


I am angrily jealous.

/I only have the wizard, but its in better shape than any other one I have seen
 
2013-01-18 01:19:02 PM

daywin: give me doughnuts: Sad. Not a single library.

http://www.dumpaday.com/random-pictures/bad-ass-book-shelves-50-pics- 2 /


Nice! Love this one:

www.dumpaday.com

/Hot, about 451° F
 
2013-01-18 01:19:07 PM
Not exactly a cave...

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2013-01-18 01:21:20 PM

bourbonslurp: Three Crooked Squirrels: While I do appreciate these "Man Caves", the term "Man Cave", in my opinion, is incredibly lame.

Agreed.

"Hey, guys. You want to drag your knuckles over to my house on Saturday so we can fart and scratch our balls?"

Mine is "the den" or "Daddy's room", but the wife likes it too.


Mine is The Garragio.
 
2013-01-18 01:22:01 PM

cgraves67: I saw some that were nice. I can't say that any of the sports-themed ones appealed to me at all.

To the guy with the guns all over: You're sloppy. Put those things in a safe or a glass cabinet.

My mancave would have the following:
real wood paneling
a fire place
taxidermy
plush leather chairs
book shelves
A small wet bar with craft beers on tap
a small nook with my computer
a few favorite arcade games in one corner
a wooden airplane propeller for the fireplace mantle
a view over a lake surrounded by pine forests


I recall the "guns everywhere" one from another thread a while back. I think it was generally agreed that it was a fake due to the angled monitor being way too thin to be anything on the market at the time.
 
2013-01-18 01:26:28 PM
Yep, that sure was an impressive list of people with way more money than they will ever need.
 
2013-01-18 01:28:17 PM
Came for a picture of the "lotion" hole from Silence of the Lambs

Fark gave me a sad
 
2013-01-18 01:29:07 PM
sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net
The garage/bar.
 
2013-01-18 01:30:26 PM
Right up front, you can see that I did, in fact, eventually recieve my Guiness towel.
 
2013-01-18 01:31:09 PM
bath-house.jpg NSFW
 
2013-01-18 01:33:24 PM
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2013-01-18 01:34:44 PM

Source4leko: fat boy: [photos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 720x540]

Work in progress.

I am angrily jealous.

/I only have the wizard, but its in better shape than any other one I have seen


My wizard was in the ice rink at Jantzen Beach, so it has a few marks where some little bastard kicked it with the skates. I bought it and Capt. in 1980. I had 3 Capt. Fantastic to choose from. $300 each. Should have bought all 3.
 
2013-01-18 01:36:12 PM

loki see loki do: [sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 850x637]


Love the rope lighting
 
2013-01-18 01:42:38 PM
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2013-01-18 01:45:11 PM

Aarontology: Fark would ban me if I posted a picture of a vagina.


Yeah, but it's your Mom's vagina, and everybody here has already seen it anyway.

JC
 
2013-01-18 01:50:09 PM
i.imgur.com

From about 2008. My room looks a bit better now.
 
2013-01-18 01:51:17 PM

StrangeQ: Yep, that sure was an impressive list of people with way more money than they will ever need.


the thing that bothers me the most about people with too much money is they always have the worst taste.
 
2013-01-18 01:53:46 PM
For whatever reason I really dig that Harley Davidson one. Just looks cozy and like an awesome place to take a nap while watching the game or staying up odd hours playing Far Cry 3
 
2013-01-18 01:54:07 PM

The Muthaship: loki see loki do: [sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 850x637]

Love the rope lighting


Yup, but my favorite is using the drill press to hold the box o wine.
 
2013-01-18 01:55:16 PM
mine's not big enough for a pool table, but it has a dart board, one wall is painted as a chalkboard, it has a bar, refrigerator, with music-related art on the pine green walls.

inotherwords, i can't compete with these rich bastards.
 
2013-01-18 01:58:20 PM

loki see loki do: The Muthaship: loki see loki do: [sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 850x637]

Love the rope lighting

Yup, but my favorite is using the drill press to hold the box o wine.


Now that I see it, I must agree.
 
2013-01-18 02:00:55 PM
I hate to sound like a douche bag ... but if my name is on the mortgage ... it's my house.
 
2013-01-18 02:01:53 PM
Instead of a man cave, what about a sex den?
 
2013-01-18 02:11:27 PM

BAMFinator: Instead of a man cave, what about a sex den?


why "instead"? Both. Connected.
 
2013-01-18 02:13:18 PM
A lot of those look like restaurants or Brooklyn/New Jersey basements in the mid-1970s.

My favorite man cave was the basement of the house around the block from me when I was little. Mr. Pizzuto had a really large model train set there and it was a real treat when his daughter, our babysitter, let us come over and run the trains around.
 
2013-01-18 02:14:48 PM
What I didn't see in any of those man caves were power tools. Whatever. My cave features the following:

650 sq ft wood shop
60" TV
fitness room
home brewery
144 bottle wine cellar

The girls can have the upper floors, the basement is all mine.
 
2013-01-18 02:16:16 PM

TheOmni: [i.imgur.com image 600x450]

From about 2008. My room looks a bit better now.


What's with the multiple copies of WoW? Looks like you have 3 copies of BC there.
 
2013-01-18 02:16:43 PM
My basement recording studio with adjoining gaming systems room meets all my requirements quite satisfactorily.
 
2013-01-18 02:17:57 PM
These are not man caves. Hemingway had a man cave. Darwin had a man cave. Twain had two manly man caves. These...things are theme restaurants.
 
2013-01-18 02:23:36 PM
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2013-01-18 02:25:19 PM
My wife watches those idiotic house-hunting shows on HGTV...therefore I endure them.

Everytime the dopey husband walks down into the basement to the sad little bar, and big TV with overstuffed sofa and says 'Finally, the man-cave!' I say to myself, and often out loud, 'What a farking douche.'

Men, acting like little boys, playing in the basement, spending their time watching other men chase balls around on TV, because their wives are the boss of the house, and they need permission to do what they want...oh, and to avoid their families (and, by proxy, responsibilities).

Grow-up gents, this is why we're not taken seriously anymore.

/Yes, I have over-thought this.
 
2013-01-18 02:36:02 PM
www.ogrecave.com
Nothing says manly like wearing armor and kicking ass
 
2013-01-18 02:41:26 PM

naughtyrev: TheOmni: [i.imgur.com image 600x450]

From about 2008. My room looks a bit better now.

What's with the multiple copies of WoW? Looks like you have 3 copies of BC there.


Multiple accounts for RAF is my guess. It was (is?) the easiest way to powerlevel a new toon. Plus, two-boxing a healer is great for dungeon grinds.
 
2013-01-18 02:43:03 PM

KWess: My wife watches those idiotic house-hunting shows on HGTV...therefore I endure them.

[...]

because their wives are the boss of the house, and they need permission to do what they want


Go on...
 
2013-01-18 02:43:59 PM
I prefer my "man-cave" to be mobile and float.

sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2013-01-18 02:44:35 PM

BAMFinator: Instead of a man cave, what about a sex den?


this. I proposed an idea to my wife that our next house should be a 5 bedroom(we only need 4 bedrooms for our family) where we take the bedroom adjacent to the master and make half of it a lounge study area, and the other half into a hidden sex room only accessible thru a hidden door in the master bedroom closet.

it was shot down immediately.

Maybe next time I will propose we have a "safe room" in case there is a home invasion or something. Play the safety angle, "for the kids".
 
2013-01-18 02:49:25 PM
I see only one mancave in that list. The rest are primping grounds for 1%ers who fancy themselves masculine by adorning their walls with sporting memorabilia.
 
2013-01-18 02:52:01 PM

Almet: Now I want to work on my man cave this weekend. It needs a serious declutter and clean.


And don't forget a serious session of organizing your cleaning materials. Those things can get out of hand real fast. I recommend pegboard to keep things tidy, and it also offers opportunities for personal expression.
 
2013-01-18 03:02:29 PM

daywin: [img.photobucket.com image 405x304]

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There's a ghost on your pool table.
 
2013-01-18 03:04:45 PM
A pool table surrounded by glass bottles is probably not the best idea.....
 
2013-01-18 03:05:06 PM

flaminio: KWess: My wife watches those idiotic house-hunting shows on HGTV...therefore I endure them.

[...]

because their wives are the boss of the house, and they need permission to do what they want

Go on...


noticed this was already addressed... i suffer the same fate.

but, on the subject of those stupid home buying shows, what surprised me more than the mention of man caves are the kitchens. everytime the couple goes in the kitchen, it's always the guy who says, yeah, I love this kitchen, i could really cook in here. the women, not so much.

if it was me and my wife, we'd both be like, yeah, awesome kitchen. we both like to cook. but, my wife cares a lot more than me about the size and appearance of the kitchen (i worked in a restaurant with about a square yard of space to operate 4 ovens, 8 burners, and a cutting board, so space is not a big deal if you prep right and now what you're doing -- i only care about function). plus, i'm bored of all this open concept bullshiat. put the kitchen in the back like some slave quarters, if you're really cooking, the last thing you want are all your guests farking with you. plus, this way they won't know how hard you worked. it's no fun to be a guest thinking that your host is really putting themselves out. i think all this open concept stuff is rather selfish and against the notion of hospitality. prep right, carefully plan your operation, and execute while no one is looking. everyone ends up happier.

/ hmm... that was a digression. sorry. i guess those house buying shows are starting to get to me... i guess i need a doucherific mancave... or garage as i knew it growing up.
 
2013-01-18 03:22:11 PM
Lots of rich-people hating in this thread.
 
2013-01-18 03:23:28 PM

naughtyrev: TheOmni: [i.imgur.com image 600x450]

From about 2008. My room looks a bit better now.

What's with the multiple copies of WoW? Looks like you have 3 copies of BC there.


Multiboxing. I played three shaman through BC and Wrath.
 
2013-01-18 03:26:19 PM
greeleygov.com
 
2013-01-18 03:26:24 PM

ScouserDuck: Lots of rich-people hating in this thread.


Apparently on Fark, if you can afford to furnish a room, you're a 1%er.

Only a handful of those looked like they were really expensive to create.
 
2013-01-18 03:30:00 PM

tricycleracer: [greeleygov.com image 250x253]


Reality.
 
2013-01-18 03:31:38 PM
the whole damn house now that my (soon to be ex)wife moved the fark out.
 
2013-01-18 03:32:49 PM
The pure mancave concept is somewhat flawed, in that you create an adversarial relationship with your wife. It's your space and the items in it are yours, which in turn reduces the incentive she has to tolerate or approve large scale purchases. Rather I proposed everything as entertaining area and made concessions to my wife. Thus it become a jointly budgeted item and my purchasing power for items increased. In addition I also had a certain amount of control in that I can work power tools and she can't. Make a couple of concessions about the decor, paint colors, etc, and it will serve you well.

Also way too many of those ultimate man rooms only have one screen. These days 15 to 17 inch flap panel monitors (or small) are cheap to buy new and often dirt cheap if you can find a company that just upgraded everyone and is dumping them. I picked up 18 of them that I'm looking to build into various surfaces around the room and I'll connect them into three media PCs using splitters. Program one PC to cycle between various scoreboards (really just Chrome in full screen mode visiting a bunch of websites in a specific area) and the other two groups displaying other games of interest via ESPN3 or another streaming option. This weekend I'm planning to custom build a coffee table where three groups of three monitors are angled to face all three sides of a U arrangement of couches. Big giant table in the center you can load down with food and 15 inch monitors at a 45 degree angle on the sides.

pute kisses like a man: plus, i'm bored of all this open concept bullshiat. put the kitchen in the back like some slave quarters, if you're really cooking, the last thing you want are all your guests farking with you. plus, this way they won't know how hard you worked. it's no fun to be a guest thinking that your host is really putting themselves out. i think all this open concept stuff is rather selfish and against the notion of hospitality. prep right, carefully plan your operation, and execute while no one is looking. everyone ends up happier.


Personally I'm a big fan of having what basically amounts to a wet bar with an oven, a cook top (plus a fridge and freeze) near the entertainment area. That way you can keep things warm or finish fully cooking something right before serving it, but the kitchen proper is elsewhere. If I'm having people over I do my prep in the kitchen and get it to the point where it it just needs heat to be ready, move it over to the wet bar and cycle dishes in and out of the oven as you need them. You can have twelve dozen wings all marinated and ready to go, but just bake them two dozen at a time.

Hyjamon: BAMFinator: Instead of a man cave, what about a sex den?

this. I proposed an idea to my wife that our next house should be a 5 bedroom(we only need 4 bedrooms for our family) where we take the bedroom adjacent to the master and make half of it a lounge study area, and the other half into a hidden sex room only accessible thru a hidden door in the master bedroom closet.

it was shot down immediately.

Maybe next time I will propose we have a "safe room" in case there is a home invasion or something. Play the safety angle, "for the kids".


That way as your kids cower in terror from the burglar, they get the bonus of seeing all the things that have been inserted in mommy's ass?
 
2013-01-18 03:35:40 PM

daywin: [img.photobucket.com image 405x304]


Ha! Pachinko machines! Awesome. I have one that's older than I am (parents were going to toss it!)... gotta get around to fixing it up someday.

MrSteve007: I prefer my "man-cave" to be mobile and float.


Also, this! That looks comfy. Perhaps too comfy for my tastes, but I have weird tastes. Nice photo, too.

I vote for "'both' instead of 'which'." My mobile, floating cave doesn't have the 500+bottle wine cellar / 5 beers on tap / MAME cab / foosball that my non-floating option does... have to settle for consuming growlers at 10+kts under main alone. As for the "must be nice to be rich" comments, every element of the toy collection was sourced -cheap- from some poor, dumb bastard being made to sell his stuff by his wife. My better half calls it all "powered by husband-tears." : )

Not a big fan of a super-sports-theme-y motif, though. Tacky to me, unless you played on or were otherwise employed by the team.... but to each their own.
 
2013-01-18 03:38:16 PM
Three Crooked Squirrels: While I do appreciate these "Man Caves", the term "Man Cave", in my opinion, is incredibly lame.

Aye. It sounds like it should be a cavern full of rent boys. Truly awful.

The many home bars remind me of this sketch from Chewin the Fat as an example of it being a terrible idea.


LasersHurt: You mean my Masturbatorium?

Alternatively known as a "jizznasium".
 
2013-01-18 03:41:12 PM
Mine is a 20x25 two car garage.  I am able to fit a bar size pool table, a pinball machine, an arcade video game, an elec. drum kit, a bar, a small table with two benches, several guitars and amps, PA speakers, several mic stands, an entertainment center my dad built with my sterio in it, two large shelves (one filled with 3500 LPs) and a desk with my computer and assorted other stuff like the diorama model I'm working on now on it.  I'm not rich.  It has taken me years to amass all of this stuff.  A good Den/study/studio is not built in a month.
 
2013-01-18 03:41:19 PM

SFSailor: Not a big fan of a super-sports-theme-y motif, though. Tacky to me, unless you played on or were otherwise employed by the team.... but to each their own.


Really any motif is bad IMHO. You go down there to watch some movie and the autographed hockey stick you hung right beside the projector screen seems out of place during LOTR. On the other hand the lovingly made life sized model of Aragon is damn creepy while watching the Rose Bowl. I'd say focus on decorating with natural light, but have a blackout level option built in for movie night or the like.

The other think a lot of people miss is that a half bath off the man cave is indeed awesome, but spring for some extra sound dampening material so your movie isn't interrupted by the sound of Jimmie struggling to flush a floater. Also acoustic material to block out the annoying sounds of the furnace is a must.
 
2013-01-18 03:50:12 PM

SFSailor: Also, this! That looks comfy. Perhaps too comfy for my tastes, but I have weird tastes. Nice photo, too.

I vote for "'both' instead of 'which'." My mobile, floating cave doesn't have the 500+bottle wine cellar / 5 beers on tap / MAME cab / foosball that my non-floating option does... have to settle for consuming growlers at 10+kts under main alone.


10+kts under main? Nice! Yeah, my pocket cruiser Hunter wouldn't get close to that, unless I were in a hurricane. But alas, as you point out, she's more for comfort than speed.

/upgrading her this spring with some dingy davits, inverter, and solar panels.
//looking to spend a couple weeks gunkholing in the Canadian side of the "Salish Sea" this Summer.
 
2013-01-18 03:53:43 PM

TheOmni: [i.imgur.com image 600x450]

From about 2008. My room looks a bit better now.


That's a lot of peanut butter...Is your dog missing from the photo because he's so tired after all that licking? ;)
 
2013-01-18 03:54:10 PM

pute kisses like a man: flaminio: KWess: My wife watches those idiotic house-hunting shows on HGTV...therefore I endure them.

[...]

because their wives are the boss of the house, and they need permission to do what they want

Go on...

noticed this was already addressed... i suffer the same fate.

but, on the subject of those stupid home buying shows, what surprised me more than the mention of man caves are the kitchens. everytime the couple goes in the kitchen, it's always the guy who says, yeah, I love this kitchen, i could really cook in here. the women, not so much.

if it was me and my wife, we'd both be like, yeah, awesome kitchen. we both like to cook. but, my wife cares a lot more than me about the size and appearance of the kitchen (i worked in a restaurant with about a square yard of space to operate 4 ovens, 8 burners, and a cutting board, so space is not a big deal if you prep right and now what you're doing -- i only care about function). plus, i'm bored of all this open concept bullshiat. put the kitchen in the back like some slave quarters, if you're really cooking, the last thing you want are all your guests farking with you. plus, this way they won't know how hard you worked. it's no fun to be a guest thinking that your host is really putting themselves out. i think all this open concept stuff is rather selfish and against the notion of hospitality. prep right, carefully plan your operation, and execute while no one is looking. everyone ends up happier.

/ hmm... that was a digression. sorry. i guess those house buying shows are starting to get to me... i guess i need a doucherific mancave... or garage as i knew it growing up.


I agree with the 'guys a douche' sentiment, and rather pathetic too, and with the 'open kitchen is meh' thing.

I can see an open kitchen being good for daily family grinds, so while X makes dinner everyone else sits around and chats (my family did something along those lines), rather than trapping X in the kitchen for hours away from the family entirely.
 
2013-01-18 03:56:01 PM
i49.tinypic.com
 
2013-01-18 04:00:28 PM
farm4.staticflickr.com

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2013-01-18 04:05:33 PM

Trivia Jockey: BKITU: [www.dumpaday.com image 620x418]

I see we've found Marty McFly, Jr.'s place.

I love that one...9 TVs for football Sunday.  Heaven.


I'd rather have one huge one that covers the whole wall.
 
wee [TotalFark]
2013-01-18 04:07:00 PM
OK, so it might not qualify as a "man cave", it does have carpet (kinda), a sound system, a beer fridge, and you can smoke cigars in it: http://i.imgur.com/g3qAB.jpg

Sure, no comfy chairs or big screen TVs, but you can build Browning machine guns in it, because it has two blasting cabinets, a water filter system, lots of compressed air, a parkerizing tank, and about 24 feet of (messy) bench space.
 
2013-01-18 04:15:10 PM

ha-ha-guy: I picked up 18 of them


ha-ha-guy: You can have twelve dozen wings all marinated and ready to go, but just bake them two dozen at a time.


ha-ha-guy: spring for some extra sound dampening material


(a) I... I think I less-than-three you. In a man-cave appropriate way, of course.

(b) We're gonna have to disagree on the open layout, though, and I think in a few years we're going to be seeing a lot of Homeowner-DIY-show "so, we're installing new walls here..." episodes, after all the "let's tear out walls!" versions. A wet bar / taps is nice, but I want the mess of meal production / dirty dishes somewhere else, waiting to be dealt with through the haze of a hangover the next morning.

Of course, I could see the benefit if one has children, perhaps. To each their own.

MrSteve007: 10+kts under main? Nice! Yeah, my pocket cruiser Hunter wouldn't get close to that, unless I were in a hurricane.


... or thrown off a cliff. ; ) Easy 10kt+ off the wind in 15-20 with only a main up, while comfortably enjoying a glass of wine / beer in your hand. If you stow the glassware and put the big, colorful sail up, I've seen twice that in a good breeze. I can also do 50+kts upwind... on a trailer.

I could see the appeal of the comfy, warm, semi-automated pocket cruiser, but I enjoy the ultralight, responsive, planing-in-the-right-conditions approach to the world. Yeah, there's no formal head and you have, at best, a camp stove, but you can get where you're going quickly -- then stay in a hotel! Yeah, being light and tippy makes it a tougher introduction for guests, and certainly more of a challenge in iffy weather, but there's nothing quite like watching a crab-crusher-experienced sailor stumble backwards as your ultralight jumps up in acceleration with a puff! This diversity of options, of course, is why many people can't own just one boat... fortunately, right now, I have the lid screwed on tight, but we'll see if that changes.

Stay safe out there! (Guess that's the big downside... land-based caves rarely sink.)
 
2013-01-18 04:20:02 PM

wee: parkerizing tank


Hey, thanks! Not being much into guns, I didn't know that word -- so I got to "Google Around and Learn Something New" today!

Sometimes Fark surprises ya' in a good way.

/ trying not to start looking around the house for things to "parkerize" "just because"
// also trying not to think, "you know, you really could use a bigger tv"....
 
2013-01-18 04:25:47 PM

stupiddream: Mine is a 20x25 two car garage.  I am able to fit a bar size pool table, a pinball machine, an arcade video game, an elec. drum kit, a bar, a small table with two benches, several guitars and amps, PA speakers, several mic stands, an entertainment center my dad built with my sterio in it, two large shelves (one filled with 3500 LPs) and a desk with my computer and assorted other stuff like the diorama model I'm working on now on it.


And you are named after a Porcupine Tree album. May I come over and jam?
 
2013-01-18 04:28:11 PM
What the hell sort of sissy man caves are those? Not a single one of them had any tools. The one that was a garage just had shiny clean stuff in it and no visible tools of note.
 
2013-01-18 04:30:15 PM

kroonermanblack: I agree with the 'guys a douche' sentiment, and rather pathetic too, and with the 'open kitchen is meh' thing.

I can see an open kitchen being good for daily family grinds, so while X makes dinner everyone else sits around and chats (my family did something along those lines), rather than trapping X in the kitchen for hours away from the family entirely.


yeah, i was off my rocker a little. i am not opposed to an open kitchen. but, i've noticed that they aren't as wonderful for entertaining as people think and people on those home buying shows act like they are the most important things on earth.

/ and I didn't think about children.
 
2013-01-18 04:34:12 PM

Explodo: What the hell sort of sissy man caves are those? Not a single one of them had any tools. The one that was a garage just had shiny clean stuff in it and no visible tools of note.


There is a new product that's becoming popular called a toolbox. If you have tools laying all over your garage, I recommend looking into picking one up!
 
2013-01-18 04:35:52 PM
www.pratermedia.com
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www.pratermedia.com
 
2013-01-18 04:52:33 PM

Explodo: What the hell sort of sissy man caves are those? Not a single one of them had any tools. The one that was a garage just had shiny clean stuff in it and no visible tools of note.


I like the cut of your jib.
/Carpets? WTF?
 
2013-01-18 05:12:52 PM
When did the pool room become a man cave? Does no one have a wife that enjoys playing pool?
 
2013-01-18 05:23:36 PM
My cave

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Making a Guitar for my nephew, the back and sides:
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The top:
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2013-01-18 05:30:11 PM
What's his Fark handle?

www.dumpaday.com
 
2013-01-18 05:33:02 PM
i50.tinypic.com.
 
2013-01-18 05:33:32 PM
A "man cave"? WTF is that?

You mean a room with a huge farking hi-def TV, comfy couches, an amazing surround-sound system, hundreds (perhaps thousands) of CDs/DVDs/BR discs sorted in a cabinet for easy retrieval, and a nearby fridge loaded with quality beer? A place where music is played loudly, and sports are watched frequently? Is that what you mean?

Because that's called the living room. And Mrs_Fab loves it too.
 
2013-01-18 05:48:29 PM

Mr_Fabulous: A "man cave"? WTF is that?

You mean a room with a huge farking hi-def TV, comfy couches, an amazing surround-sound system, hundreds (perhaps thousands) of CDs/DVDs/BR discs sorted in a cabinet for easy retrieval, and a nearby fridge loaded with quality beer? A place where music is played loudly, and sports are watched frequently? Is that what you mean?

Because that's called the living room. And Mrs_Fab loves it too.


I'm glad you mentioned this. I hate that they call it a "man cave". I'm a woman, and you could say that my entire house is a man cave. I have a dedicated theater room (100" screen with theater seating), speakers in the ceilings of every room, and a full bar. The pool table is next, but I have to clear out some more space for it. My friends (most of whom are also female) LOVE to come to my house for movie nights and parties. I throw a huge Super Bowl party every year, but since my preferred sports to watch are college basketball and MLB, I also throw Final Four and World Series parties.

This idea that women aren't interested in sports or wouldn't enjoy having a big TV, bar, and pool table in their house is ridiculous. What year is it, anyway?
 
2013-01-18 05:53:50 PM

Pribar: My cave

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Making a Guitar for my nephew, the back and sides:
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The top:
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Nice. Except no man cave should include a cat.
 
2013-01-18 05:54:39 PM

ChrisDe: Except no man cave should include a cat.


REVEREND
 
2013-01-18 05:59:50 PM
What I refer to as my man cave is simply a loft with my stuff in it, but unless there's a way to lock and soundproof it so I can't be summoned by the wife every 5 seconds, it's utterly useless.

But at least I have a room for all my guitars, Klingon and wrestling figures and Van Halen albums.
 
2013-01-18 06:01:34 PM

ChrisDe: Pribar: My cave

[i135.photobucket.com image 800x602]
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[i135.photobucket.com image 800x602]
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Making a Guitar for my nephew, the back and sides:
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The top:
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Nice. Except no man cave should include a cat.


1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-01-18 06:01:44 PM

StrandedInAZ: This idea that women aren't interested in sports or wouldn't enjoy having a big TV, bar, and pool table in their house is ridiculous. What year is it, anyway?


Sammiches please...

25.media.tumblr.com

/;^)
 
2013-01-18 06:02:23 PM

StrandedInAZ: Mr_Fabulous: A "man cave"? WTF is that?

You mean a room with a huge farking hi-def TV, comfy couches, an amazing surround-sound system, hundreds (perhaps thousands) of CDs/DVDs/BR discs sorted in a cabinet for easy retrieval, and a nearby fridge loaded with quality beer? A place where music is played loudly, and sports are watched frequently? Is that what you mean?

Because that's called the living room. And Mrs_Fab loves it too.

I'm glad you mentioned this. I hate that they call it a "man cave". I'm a woman, and you could say that my entire house is a man cave. I have a dedicated theater room (100" screen with theater seating), speakers in the ceilings of every room, and a full bar. The pool table is next, but I have to clear out some more space for it. My friends (most of whom are also female) LOVE to come to my house for movie nights and parties. I throw a huge Super Bowl party every year, but since my preferred sports to watch are college basketball and MLB, I also throw Final Four and World Series parties.

This idea that women aren't interested in sports or wouldn't enjoy having a big TV, bar, and pool table in their house is ridiculous. What year is it, anyway?


Preach, sis. It's worth noting that Mrs_Fab is from AZ, too. You two probably have much in common.
 
2013-01-18 06:04:16 PM

StrandedInAZ: This idea that women aren't interested in sports or wouldn't enjoy having a big TV, bar, and pool table in their house is ridiculous. What year is it, anyway?


It's playing the averages.
 
2013-01-18 06:04:39 PM
I have a 'man cave', but I don't really call it that. My definition doesn't involve the penis-compensating crap shown in most of these pictures, nor does it involve sports decor, but it is the one room I have selected in the house to show off my own decor, awards, etc., allowing the rest of the house to be skull/geek-free and dedicated to kids, family, and 'normality'. Likewise, my GF...a bunny collector...has her bunny collection restricted to her 'cave'.

'man cave' always makes me think of Little Rascals-esque hand-written signs which proclaim 'No gurls aloud!'
 
wee [TotalFark]
2013-01-18 06:07:26 PM

SFSailor: trying not to start looking around the house for things to "parkerize" "just because"


Every hammer I own is parkerized. The dog narrowly escaped a phosphate treatment.

studs up: /Carpets? WTF?


Mine was salvaged when we had a water leak in the house. No pad, just the bare carpet. Really does help prevent fatigue when standing for hours on end.
 
2013-01-18 06:25:31 PM
I have my home office / study, though it is purely office at the moment since I don't have money for anything but the wedding. I will eventually have 7ft bookshelves, a proper server for scotch, a comfortable non-office desk chair or two, and a classy rug. We also discussed french doors, which I wouldn't mind. It isn't exceptionally large (10x13 IIRC) but it is mine.

Upstairs I have what we jokingly call the "man room" - though she does generally stay out of there. About 14x2 with a projector and 106" screen, modest Onkyo HTIB and all my gaming-related things. I splurged here on the furniture though if I could do it again I'd probably do something different.. it's a large sectional with all power reclining seats, including a chaise that goes flat. The reclining chairs have massagers and both sections have flip up reading lights. The former 47" ambilight sits against a wall and that's about it. No time/$ to paint and acquire "stuff".. in due time, in due time.
 
2013-01-18 06:43:46 PM

give me doughnuts: Sad. Not a single library.


This, and

This is a late parrot: Sad. Not a single pinball machine.


That
 
2013-01-18 06:54:26 PM

BumpInTheNight: Oh and the one with the big collection of guns and the HDTVs? Yah, he's compensatin' for something. If you've ever actually tried using an HDTV of that size as a monitor you pretty quickly realize sitting that close to it sucks ass.


Not to mention the resolution is not very good. Guy has 30 grand in firearms and skimps out with a couple cheap TV's instead of real monitors.
 
2013-01-18 06:57:17 PM
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2013-01-18 07:09:10 PM

wee: SFSailor: trying not to start looking around the house for things to "parkerize" "just because"

Every hammer I own is parkerized. The dog narrowly escaped a phosphate treatment.

studs up: /Carpets? WTF?

Mine was salvaged when we had a water leak in the house. No pad, just the bare carpet. Really does help prevent fatigue when standing for hours on end.


Heh. I might have to look into it, if only to acquire a new skill. I do have a lot of cheap tools that could stand to look a lot cooler....

I'd also join the "it's a living room / sportsbar-house, not a 'mancave'" rant, but phone replying sucks. Cheers to all the farkettes who enable and encourage their partner's toy-acquiring habits!
 
2013-01-18 07:16:46 PM

Three Crooked Squirrels: While I do appreciate these "Man Caves", the term "Man Cave", in my opinion, is incredibly lame.


Alphakronik: No to man caves. Only dens or studies.

 
2013-01-18 07:24:47 PM
www.bundyology.com

www.bundyology.com

www.albundy.net
 
2013-01-18 07:32:11 PM

Night Night Cream Puff: oldfarthenry: Guess I have to fave the Canuckian-style one:
[www.dumpaday.com image 620x859]

I thought that one was the most amusing.

I approve of this one though.
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Here is a youtube video of that guys setup.
Link
 
2013-01-18 07:43:40 PM

SpaceBison: goatse.jpg


You bastard! I was going to post that!!!
 
2013-01-18 07:49:10 PM

FreakyBunny: What's his Fark handle?

[www.dumpaday.com image 620x465]


Ya know, if he needs to be that close to monitors that large I wouldn't worry about his marksmanship because he must be near blind.
 
wee [TotalFark]
2013-01-18 08:38:23 PM

SFSailor: Heh. I might have to look into it, if only to acquire a new skill. I do have a lot of cheap tools that could stand to look a lot cooler


It's actually pretty easy.  You just have to make sure the item being parked is absolutely free of grease or oil.  Look around the web, there are places that sells kits that will do 30 gallons or so. They typically include the cleaning solution, the parking dip, and the finisher.

Also, your tools will not only look cool, they'll last a long time.
 
2013-01-18 08:56:10 PM

give me doughnuts: Sad. Not a single library.

Indeed.

Link
John Waters on what not to do to someone who doesn't read/have books.
 
2013-01-18 09:01:31 PM

Pud: I've always wanted one of these in my basement.

[t1.gstatic.com image 275x183]

/But mom either wouldn't approve, or she'd participate. Either way, it would be a bad idea. A very, very bad idea.


3rd pic from the end featured a pole.
 
2013-01-18 09:10:53 PM

John Buck 41: John Waters on what not to do to someone who doesn't read/have books.


I don't know if I want to take John Waters' counsel on whom I should fark.
 
2013-01-18 09:49:50 PM

TofuTheAlmighty: I see only one mancave in that list. The rest are primping grounds for 1%ers who fancy themselves masculine by adorning their walls with sporting memorabilia.


Why do you hate sporting memorabilia?
 
2013-01-18 10:10:37 PM

Alphakronik: No to man caves.

Only dens or studies.


Agreed, though rec rooms are ok too. "Man cave" is a stupid term.
 
2013-01-18 10:15:36 PM
I only get one room in the house, and it's my home office:

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Yes, that's a Skyrim map on the wall.   The wires going over the door are pure laziness on my part - they didn't run cable where I wanted it.  As you've no doubt noticed, sitting takes up a large part of my leisure activity, so the newest addition to the office is right behind my chair:

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World's cheapest treadmill desk.  I'm waiting on an actual stand-up desk to be delivered to create something a little more permanent, but in the meantime it does what I need it to do.
 
2013-01-18 10:36:14 PM

Alphakronik: No to man caves.

Only dens or studies.


Agreed, though rec rooms are ok too. "Man cave" is a stupid term.

/but now I want one anyway. Time to junk out and rearrange the dirty kitchen outside our back door.
//no room inside for a den. At least the dirty kitchen has a roof and a small workbench thing.
///hmm, ideas and slashies.
 
2013-01-18 10:39:08 PM
inside your moms three holes, subby. how i loathe the assterm 'man cave'.
 
2013-01-18 11:53:34 PM

SFSailor: Not a big fan of a super-sports-theme-y motif, though. Tacky to me, unless you played on or were otherwise employed by the team.... but to each their own.


I've seen this thought (or similar) in many threads around the idea of "man caves", but I don't understand it. Especially when paired with other "more appropriate" examples which have included movie posters or Skyrim, or other video game related things. I'm assuming most people that have a LOTR poster didn't work on the movie.

Also many people have stated that they aren't limited to one room of the house, the whole house is theirs to do with as they please. This is where I say it can be tacky. A Golden Tee machine would look wrong in a dining room, but would not be out of place in a finished basement. A tool poster (actual tools, not the band) would look right in a garage, but not in a family room. It's not (for me) a place to hide from my wife or my family, but a place where some of my hobbies (video games, movies, sports, bar games) are more appropriate. A Reservoir Dogs poster works in a dorm room (or a man cave), but doesn't work in an adult living room (unless your initials are QT).
 
2013-01-19 12:21:58 AM
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Technically, it's the "man loft" but I can pretend it's a cave.
 
2013-01-19 04:07:29 AM
I can't believe I'm first.

i.imgur.com
Paging mirazh1976 to the courtesy phone.
 
2013-01-19 04:42:17 AM
How about a men's room stall down at the bus terminal?
 
2013-01-19 05:08:33 AM

Rent Party: [sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 850x637]

Technically, it's the "man loft" but I can pretend it's a cave.


That looks like what a finished attic should be in all its glory.

/This post was approved by Ron Swanson.

static.tvfanatic.com

//hot, like Ron.
 
2013-01-19 05:32:40 AM
www.dumpaday.com
i.cdn.turner.com
 
2013-01-19 08:32:12 AM

daywin: [img.photobucket.com image 405x304]

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What are you using to power the Pachinko machines?

I have one that about the same vintage as the ones pictured but have not gotten around to figuring out the how to power it.
 
2013-01-19 08:41:26 AM
To answer someones question, you do NOT have to like sports in order to have a man cave.

Mine is called The Fortress of Solitude.

I hate sports.
 
2013-01-19 09:25:09 AM

Evilnissan: daywin: [img.photobucket.com image 405x304]

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[img.photobucket.com image 405x304]

What are you using to power the Pachinko machines?

I have one that about the same vintage as the ones pictured but have not gotten around to figuring out the how to power it.


12 volt adapter and change all the bulbs to 12 volts, the balls are the most expensive part of the machine. you need about 400 to make it work right
 
2013-01-19 09:50:12 AM
How is MCFC losing out on signing PG? They won bought the title last year, they're second in the league right now 7pts behind MU. Mancini doesn't need to go.

Furthermore, Southhampton's owners are not just fools...they're arseholes.
 
2013-01-19 09:50:48 AM
Wrong friggn thread.
 
2013-01-19 11:49:57 AM
Most of those man caves caverns are ridiculous, but there are a couple that make me wish I had a basement.
 
2013-01-19 12:10:43 PM

Blackstone: [www.ogrecave.com image 600x400]
Nothing says manly like wearing armor and kicking ass


Agree
 
2013-01-19 10:13:38 PM

Rent Party: [sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 850x637]

Technically, it's the "man loft" but I can pretend it's a cave.


I could definitely chill there for awhile. I don't see a beer fridge, but I do own a cooler and bags of ice are pretty easy to come by.
 
2013-01-20 01:17:22 PM

jaylectricity: Rent Party: [sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 850x637]

Technically, it's the "man loft" but I can pretend it's a cave.

I could definitely chill there for awhile. I don't see a beer fridge, but I do own a cooler and bags of ice are pretty easy to come by.


My man loft sits above a three car garage, so that is only one portion of it (the important portion) The back of the couch you see on the right is a big 12 man sectional in front of the TV, which is in a massive 5.1 ready cabinet, with the 5.1 installed. I'm standing in front of a two seat built in desk where my computers sit. The lake is out the window to it's left.

I think I did pretty good.
 
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