The Man Cave (Gimme Shelter: The Final Chapter)

This is the shed, circa 2005.

This is the inside of the shed, right before the renovation.

(Update from 9/12/12) – I found out last week that our Man Cave was featured on the blog “Shedworking.” Justin and I are so excited to see that our work has been recognized by one of the premiere shed building/reconstruction sites!!! Very very cool!!

Seven years ago, my wife and I bought a house that we really liked. Along with this beautiful house, came the most decrepit shed you’ve ever seen.  We used it to store gardening tools, pesticides, weed killers, and the dead bodies of whatever animals “croaked” in there. Eventually, we forgot about it. It was just something that we agreed to never acknowledge existed.

This past July, I found myself standing in the yard while staring at the shed. A light went off in my head and I decided that maybe there was something we could do with this thing after all! After doing some online research, I came up with a plan. I recruited my 5 ½ year old son and together we have spent the past 7 weeks destroying, rebuilding, cleaning, sawing, painting, re-painting, spray painting, staining, nailing, lifting, schlepping, digging, planting, and breaking our backs to turn our “Shit Shed” into a “Man Cave.”

Today, our project is complete! Please take a few moments to enjoy our “before” and “after” photos!

On a side note, we have decided to decorate the inside with metal signs and magnets. If you would like to make a “Magnet Contribution” to our project, we’d love to have it! (We’ll even send you a picture of the magnet in its new home!)


This is the Man Cave on September 4, 2012.

Man Cave Interior

Man Cave Work Bench

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