Hunting room ideas?

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  1. RKF11

    RKF11 6 pointer

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    Ive got a room off my garage that’s bout 8x12 with 10ft ceilings. I’m wanting to make it basically my hunting room, bow shop, gun shop etc lol.
    I’m looking for cost saving ideas to finish it in. I’m wanting wood ofcourse and maybe some tin....I’m not really even sure what I want lol.
    I’ve done a few pallet walls in our kids bedrooms and they look great and are cheap but I like the thought of cedar for the smell
    Y’all got any ideas, or pics maybe of some rooms you’ve done. I’d like to try to keep the budget as low as possible
    Thanks
     
  2. bah1286

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    I think old barnwood looks best. I live in a log home and we have pine everywhere but did my oldest sons room like an old cabin and it has barnwood from an old building on our farm. Looks great. Found some old tin signs and some animal hides and it adds a lot.
     
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  3. bird whisperer

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    If cedar is what you want and you have woods you could look for the dead but standing trees or the ones the snow brought down at the roots and killed. These trees are for the better parts cured. Find a local or a portable mill and have them sawed into planks. Cant think of a more economical way to give you that cedar smell and a great looking rustic wall.
     
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  4. EdLongshanks

    EdLongshanks 12 pointer

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    Buying cedar from a lumber yard ain’t cheap
     
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  5. bird whisperer

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    Having it sawed is a whole lot cheaper than buying it.
     
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  6. Capttrae

    Capttrae 12 pointer

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    Be single and just use the whole house
     
  7. luvtohunt

    luvtohunt 8 pointer

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    We finished the inside of my brothers garage in rough sawn lumber and I think it looks great. We let the wood sit out in the sun for a couple weeks so some of it started to turn different shades of grays and browns. Cheap and easy to fool with. Varied plank widths also add a rustic cabin kinda feel.
     
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  8. Meatstick

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    Just got done with this basement project at the new place. Old barn wood that we've had sitting for probably 20 years. Looks pretty good. It's usually pretty easy to find also IMG_20180808_091039.jpg
     
  9. Iceman35

    Iceman35 12 pointer

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    Barn wood is easy to find, but I wouldn't say its cheap. Since its become a TV fad, its 1-4 bucks a linear foot depending on the width. If you have access to a building that contains it, its a great idea.
     
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  10. elkaholic

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    Meatstick that looks good, but you need a couple more bows. You have 2 empty hooks.
     
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  11. Chilly

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    I used band sawed poplar in my game room with tin on the ceiling and trimmed it all in cedar. We used old barn lumber and old tin to remodel the whole basement which was finished already.. Once we got the basement finished, my wife stole some mounts out of my game room and added them to the basement. I did not hesitate to agree with her. BTW, that is her elk from 2016. There used to be a man cave thread on this forum but I cannot seem to find it.
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  12. BubEastKY

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    I’d have to agree with everyone else on the barnwood but if you don’t have it already then it’s definitely not cheap. Rough lumber is a good and cheaper choice to. Nice man caves guys! I’m trying to convince my wife and kids that it would be better if the whole house was a man cave! :D
     
  13. muddhunter

    muddhunter 12 pointer

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    Old barns get pushed over and set fire to every day. drive down the road and find one that has a bad lean to it and the owner will likely give you all the wood you want off of it.
     
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