The Man Cave

September 7, 2010 by  

I Think Every Man Should Have “His” own Space

My husband Dave has an area in the basement that we have recently carved out for him.  I can call it his “Man Cave”, but he really considers his “Man Cave” to be his farm which is 45 minutes away.

But here are our house, we don’t have a lot of space. We have a 2,000 sq ft home with 7 people living in it.  We made a bedroom in the basement for one of our teenagers. (That’s another post to do) We also have a tv room with the game stations in the basement for the kids and all our storage.

But Dave wanted to have a reloading bench somewhere (to reload ammunition for shooting).  Ammunition prices have gone through the roof and this is something he has done before and enjoys.  Call it is “craft time”.

So we needed to make a space for him, we also moved his gun lockers from his farm to our home for safe keeping. Yes, we are VERY conscience of the kids and guns. They are locked up at all times and all the kids have taken the hunter safety course, so they do respect the guns and know the rules. Oh yeah…that is another whole post I could do….I was not raised around guns at all and my friends thought it was hysterical to see me handling guns after Dave and I started dating 6 years ago.

Daves man caveNow…this is a mess right now.  Dave had it pretty organized and we were at garage sales yesterday. He spotted the light colored desk (which is in pieces right now, but it is a corner desk) and got it for $20. He thought he could use it for either an office desk downstairs or a work space.  He has moved it down, but hasn’t set it up yet.

There are 3 shelves that you can’t see in this picture to the right that have storage bins full of kids clothes (next sizes /different seasons) that have to be moved.  I went down and offered my suggestions as to where I thought he could move the shelves to. I will also give him my thoughts as to how I could see his desk and workspace work most effectively.  But….. this will be his space… and it will be his project. I will have to grit my teeth and “Just step away from the Man Cave”.

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