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Post  Shoestringshop on Tue Aug 11, 2009 10:17 am

Very Happy Hello everyone,

I'm new to the Mancave site but I have been working on my garage cave for the past 2 years. It has taken so long because I’m cheap. About 90% of the fixtures in my cave have been “Urban Foraged” a.k.a. “Garbage Picked”.

I know what some are thinking Garbage Picked!, but this is really my dream cave. I have everything a cave dweller needs. I have tunes, TV, DVD, VCR, satellite radio, neon lights, overhead lighting, and a large refrigerator filled with plenty of beer.

The cave is my dream shop. Friends come over and we shot the sh#t, drink plenty of beer, listen to tunes, and work on projects.

Most still remember when the cave was just a dream. I was storing items I found in my friends garages, sheds, and yards until it was built.

I have a few pictures of the cave as of August 11, 2009. Hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoy being in it.

Pictures of the Workshop Cave


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Re: Garage Workshop Cave

Post  lucky luke on Tue Aug 11, 2009 10:41 am

pirat Dude! That is awesome. What an incredible cave/shop/hangout. You did an outstanding job. If anyone thinks less of you for doing it on a budget and urban foraged, tell them they are more than welcome to pay for new stuff and then give them a list of things you still want for it. Damn fine job, be proud!

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Post  Admin on Tue Aug 11, 2009 1:06 pm

Shoestringshop,

Great Job! cheers

FYI...most cave are put together on a "shoestring" and getting stuff where ever they can find it. Some of the best finds are stuff people are tossing. Keep up the great work and enjoy a few colds ones for me! drunken

Cave On!

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Post  Blake on Tue Aug 11, 2009 2:29 pm

Well done shoestring, well done. My garage/cave/workshop is built on the same idea. Triple duty, does them all well. NEVER apologize for your cave. It's just not the manly way.

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Post  Shoestringshop on Tue Aug 11, 2009 5:24 pm

Blake,

I would "NEVER apologize for my workshop cave" I love it! I'm the king in my cave. king

I really take pride in what I have accomplished by “Urban Foraging” and buying at flee markets and yard sales. The items would be too expensive otherwise. I spent money when needed like on the paint, fans, insulation, and epoxy flooring.

For anyone interested in a few finds and cheap shopping check this out…

Work bench, cabinets, pegboard, shelving, racking units, swivel lamps, 3 neon signs, and many others were “Free”.

Components on the entertainment center were a total of $66.00 and that includes 4 Bose model 100 speakers.

CHEAP is good. Besides a little dirt could never hurt us cave dwellers.
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Gladiator Fridge

Post  Clee on Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:10 pm

Nice cave, i know that Gladiator fridge was not cheap! I would love to have one of those. I do have four or five Gladiator items though. Nice job man.

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NICE CAVE

Post  Susexful on Tue Dec 29, 2009 12:22 am

Mine also is based on a Workshop, I always thought a Man Cave is a place for a man, which has things in it that do not interest women. Its a Get Away for men. Not an Entertainment room for the woman. Except if she is Naked. Smile

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Re: Garage Workshop Cave

Post  GoldwingDave on Tue Jan 12, 2010 7:08 pm

I got a feeling my Man Cave to be will be a garage/cave/workshop also.
Place to work on my Goldwing with
POOL TABLE FENCE BACK YARD
PING PONG TABLE CONCRETE
DART BOARD INSULATION
WEIGHTS TREADMILL WIRING LIGHTS/PLUGS
NFL WALL HELMETS CASE 2’x4’ florescent ceiling fixtures?
Recess lights

STOOLS BAR COUCH
MIRROR NEON SIGN

REFRIGERATOR MICROWAVE
WALL CLOCK HARLEY DAVIDSON LAMP
FIRE EXTINGUISHER
TV

TOOL CHEST FLOOR JACKS
AIR COMPRESSOR
GOLDWING
BOOKCASE- OIL
33-GAL GARBAGE CAN
VACUUM CLEANER BROOM/DUST SCOOPER

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Re: Garage Workshop Cave

Post  Blake on Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:45 pm

Shoestring, your pics links goes to an expired domain shoestringshop.com. What's up?

Well, I just checked his profile he joined aug 9 or so, last post aug 27 hope everythings OK

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Hello All

Post  Shoestringshop on Sat Feb 13, 2010 5:41 am

Web site was down for a bit, but all is good. This cold Chicago winter is not good for the cave. I did bring my Weber grill into the cave and installed a range hood so I can grill. I will post some pictures soon. Hope everyone is doing well this winter. Very Happy
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Re: Garage Workshop Cave

Post  Shoestringshop on Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:51 am

I put some new pictures up, please check them out Very Happy

http://www.shoestringshop.com/mancavesite/mancavesite.htm
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Post  lucky luke on Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:42 am

pirat Shoestring, that is awesome. I never would have thought to put a hood in the garage to grill inside. NICE! Good looking cave all the way around. Well done indeed.

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Post  Shoestringshop on Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:45 pm

Thanks, It works good Very Happy . I made it so I can take it down when it gets a bit warmer out (it is 28°F out now). My wife and my aunts think I am crazy, but they don't say a word when they are eating some food off the grill. It is really cool when all the hens are in the house and us guys are in the cave using the grill, listening to some tunes, or watching some DVDs. We even get a few projects done from time to time out in the workshop cave. lol!
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Re: Garage Workshop Cave

Post  lucky luke on Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:33 am

pirat Right on bro.....keep up the good work.

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Re: Garage Workshop Cave

Post  Rags on Fri Mar 05, 2010 5:24 am

Love it! Until I move in a few years mine will remain about the same. Work on the truck, woodworking, darts and a place to hang out, party or kick it with a ball game. Great use of the garage man!
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Re: Garage Workshop Cave

Post  explorer2203 on Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:33 am

Nothing wrong with a shoestring solution to one's mancave!

I am in Australia and discovered an 80 square meter area needed upgrading. This will now be my man cave. Enclosing it now with windows, doors etc that lead to the yard and the spa. BBQ is going in with large bar, hi def projector with 150 inch screen and 7.1 sound from some very expensive speakers. 3 glass door fridge for the kegs with beer taps.

Thats just the start.....

Thank the heavens for Ebay I say Laughing

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