"My wife won't let me do it," is a notorious line that husbands often use.
Sometimes it's based on the truth, other times, it's just an excuse for their own laziness.
In the case of Reddit user skerley1979, it was unfortunately true. Then, finally, his wife gave in and turned him loose on their basement to build exactly what he wanted — the ultimate man cave.
The result? Well, it's pretty darn epic. Check this out!
The project started out simply — he got the general frame of his dream room up…
Before he could finish the build, he had to put the television back in time to catch "The Walking Dead."
To give you an idea of the dimensions of the space, the TV is 55 inches!
On the second day of the build, skerley1979's daughter wanted to help out. Because of that, he didn't get as far as he wanted.
Okay, things are finally coming together. The drywall went up!
Another view of the TV area.
His plan was to add a second coat of grey paint.
He sanded everything down and added two coats of black paint where the new screen will be installed.
Built-in subwoofers will be in the lower left and right hand corners of the entertainment center.
His first thought was to put DVDs in the towers on both sides, but ultimately decided against it.
At this point he wasn't sure what he wanted to install on the sides instead of the DVDs.
While he figured that out, he put the screen together and hung it up!
He decided to go with huge speakers instead of the DVDs!
After cutting a few holes in the ceiling to run the wires, he hung the projector.
The unfinished bar can be seen in the background. He just needed to install an arm rail and put some flooring in.
After a few days of being up, he realized that the projector shook whenever anyone walked around upstairs…so he came up with this clever system.
Look at that finished cinema. What a beauty.
View from behind the bar.
The room even has enough space for the family's office desks and their daughter's play area.
Looking back towards the bar.
First movie up was…"Step Brothers"!
It's not only basements that can be turned into epic man caves. Another man had a similar idea but instead he turned an old storage shed into…well, into something SPECTACULAR!
The previous property owners had built this storage shed — nothing fancy, just a regular mini barn.
So he started by running electricity to the barn using a breaker once reserved for a pool pump.
Then he began installing drywall.
When he was adding the drywall to the ceiling, he also installed a pull-down ladder for the attic space.
Here's what it looked like when the drywall was installed and painted.
Linoleum flooring went in and it was finally time to start building the most important part…
The bar! Here's the frame, before it really took shape.
It looks like the bar is finished in this photo, but wait until you see what he did with the countertop.
This geometric mosaic is made with pennies of all different coppery colors.
The pennies are sealed in with multiple coats of resin.
When the kegerator arrived, the barn was ready for a party.
I volunteer this guy's shed as the space for my next shindig.
I wish I had a barn in my backyard just so I could make something like this! Sure, it took him a while to create it, but I'm sure he had an awesome party to celebrate it's completion. I admire people with such amazing DIY skills. Cheers to him!