Man Cave/Hunters Quarters

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  1. Drahts

    Drahts 12 pointer

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    So I have a group of guys I've been hunting with for 30+ years that come down to hunt the farm typically in Rifle season and Spring Turkey but they come down once or twice a year and we go fishing also. I had my garage built with a 14'X48'X8' attic area so that I could build a man cave/quarters to house the hunters. Keep the rif raf out of the house! :) At the same time we wanted it to look rustic and use a bunch of repurposed material if possible. So I built a living/hangout/tv/bar area, and a bedroom with a bath. I built a set of bunk beds (twin XL) and we put an antique full bed in there also. In the bath I made a sink with a bourbon barrel, planed some 100yr old barnwood for a bathroom counter maintaining some live edge look to it and did an epoxy pour on it. Built the shower lined it with metal.

    My wife took the wedges that came out of the stair stringers and make a pattern and had her heart set on that being the floor in the bathroom. I ripped the wedges into 4 pieces, and she laid out the pattern and I brad nailed them to keep em in place then we did an epoxy pour on it too. I think it turned out pretty cool.


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    I then took some wormy chestnut and planed it, then did a burn on it and made the bar, then did an epoxy pour on it. Came out great. Posts came out of an ole barn, one was a gate post that goats were in, they wore an area on the post, so the wife wanted the other to match, did it with a draw knife.
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    Drahts 12 pointer

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    The living area I did barnwood walls, and used a beam out of a barn as a chair rail. Under the barnwood I did metal. trimmed everything in rough cut barnwood trim. The metal elk cutout I bought out of a sporting goods store in Wisconsin on our vacation.
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    For the 2 windows in the place, I planed barnwood to case the windows and poly'd them. No stain. Then I trimmed the window in rough cut barnwood.
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    The railing for the stairs I did in Gas pipe and the railing ballisters I did in 3/16 wire cable. I think it came out pretty cool.
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    One more accent piece I picked up in Wisc.
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    Made the coffee table out of a antique box, used insulators for legs. Gonna put 2 wood duck mounts in there under the glass. I am finishing up the end tables as we speak.
     
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  3. Drahts

    Drahts 12 pointer

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    Forgot a pic. Made a sliding barn door for the bathroom. IMG_8251.jpg
     
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  6. bigbonner

    bigbonner 12 pointer

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    Looks great .
    When I first saw the barrel sink , I though a rustic barrel commode would look good and give that outhouse feeling.
     
  7. Dark Cloud

    Dark Cloud 12 pointer

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    Done some nice work ,it looks real good
     
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    ojibwa62 12 pointer

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  9. Feedman

    Feedman Cyber-Hunter

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    Wow, That is really nice.
    You did an excellent job
     
  10. Ataulbe1

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    Looks really nice! What are you charging per night? Do you have openings on the weekend?? :D
     
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  11. OLE RASPY

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    That looks good man. Good job.
     
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    Love it, looks GREAT!!
     
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  14. 1wildcatfan

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    The creativity is awesome and beautiful. Wife wants to see it on a trip through.
     
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