Edited by neverenough, 28 January 2013 - 01:16 AM.
Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:02 AM
Posted 28 January 2013 - 11:02 AM
I'm jealous of your cave though. I'm looking forward to getting a house sometime in the next few years so that I can have something similar. I need a place to put all my Sabres, Bills, and Angels stuff. (I have a ridiculous amount of Los Angeles Angels stuff because my uncle works for the team and mails me everything.)
Posted 28 January 2013 - 11:47 AM
Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:38 PM
Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:16 PM
during the playoffs I am very superstitious which includes not sitting during the game or intermission.
Edited by Peppy22, 28 January 2013 - 01:17 PM.
Posted 28 January 2013 - 03:39 PM
Best part is, of course, that the wife has to repel Upper and Middle Falls, taking up most of the first and second periods.
Posted 28 January 2013 - 03:43 PM
Posted 28 January 2013 - 05:03 PM
Posted 28 January 2013 - 05:10 PM
It's all the Jennifer Lopez album variations (UK release, Japanese, etc) on that vinyl.
Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:11 PM
The outdoor TV is a 42" vizio lcd. The inside TV is a 50" Panasonic plasma with SVS 5.1 surround sound speakers through an Onkyo home theater receiver. The outdoor speakers are from Axiom, if you are in the market for outdoor speakers I highly recommend looking at the Axioms.
edit: The other reason why this is more man cave like and not all that wife friendly is that mother nature provides the rest room facilities.
man cave inside5.jpg 135.5K 49 downloads
MC_2.jpg 118.78K 51 downloads
Edited by Claude_Verret, 29 January 2013 - 02:43 PM.
Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:31 PM
Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:50 PM
Hey that J-Lo award is autographed! Nothing wrong with that. My room has a very retro vibe with the vinyl and lava lamp, even an analog TV. It's all music-related stuff on the left wall and all sports-related on the right wall. Like my autographed Hasek jersey?
Edited by PromoTheRobot, 29 January 2013 - 01:52 PM.
Posted 29 January 2013 - 02:03 PM
Easily one of the best posts ever. Thanks for the visual of a screaming, nagging woman rapeling down two waterfalls, only to hassle her husband about not taking out the trash or some such. Pure gold, right there.
As for my "cave," it's in the middle of an overhaul. Wife said that if we're going to have a Super Bowl party, the family room ("cave") is going to be completely gutted. And it was. Ripped out the drop ceiling, hung sheet rock, taped, mudded, sanded, mudded again, feathered, texturized, and now we're going to paint it all tonight. Walls had that 70s paneling, which was no longer a viable option (not that it ever was ...). Of course, we found all the termite damage that the previous owners, a) didn't disclose and home inspection didn't catch, b) flat out hid. I hate them. Seriously. Anyway, ripped out the offending panels and framework, re-framed, re-sheetrocked, and fixed all the glue spots. That's ready to paint as well.
It's not specifically *my* cave, so the wife had a lot of say (read: all) in what color carpet we're getting, wall colors, etc. She even wanted to do away with the bar. Frankly, I'm okay with that. It wasn't really a bar; it had become more of a storage space for everything else under the sun. In the end, we (read: she) decided it was clutter and was expendable. However, she also signed off on a new gas oven and fridge for downstairs. That's right--fully functional kitchen in the "cave."
I'm not at all displeased with what we'll have going on down there. Before we mudded, we cut holes and wired Ethernet jacks all around the room. 58" Samsung plasma directly jacked into an Ethernet port I just installed. Less cable-y mess. Also threw in coax ports around the room, and wired the walls and ceiling for eventual 7.1 sound. The side speakers will be built into the ceiling, but angled such that they're still usable and discernable channels. X-Box 360 Kinect, Wii (upgrading to Wii-U in a few months), Apple TV box.
Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:40 PM
Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:55 PM
Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:46 PM
Sounds like me. It was never really set up as a man cave, but the basement was supposed to be my cave. Instead it has turned into a family room that my kid dominates. We play mini hockey and football and have a blast. Wouldn't trade it at all.
Posted 30 January 2013 - 10:31 AM
Yes indeed, my cave was my bonus room before I built the one in my backyard. Now that room is filled with transformers, skylanders and barbie dolls for my kids.
I also turn the actual cave into a kid cave now and then to roast marshmallows and watch movies with my kids out there. When they are teenagers having that thing is definitely going to be a problem.