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Father And Son Turn Their Porch Into The Most Elegant Man Cave Ever (25 pics)

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After deciding that their porch needed a little makeover this father and son team took on the project and completely transformed the area. Now their porch is a strong contender for title of classiest looking man cave of all time.

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Prepping to install a western red cedar ceiling. First step was to strap the ceiling after identifying the rafters above.


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Ceiling installed. Next step is to create a fireplace where the screen is currently.


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Knocked out the screen. Poured a 4′ x 16′ footing to accommodate the weight of the fireplace. First step was to establish the fire box.


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Next we decided to create wood storage bins on each side of the fireplace. Each box is approximately 3′ x 5′ x 4′ d.


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Fire bins, fireplace, and smoke chamber complete.



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Outside.


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Chimney complete. Proper roof flashing installed. Masons we hired to do the block work were able to do the stucco as well. They did an amazing job.


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Doors complete. Testing the fireplace draw. Works great!


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Everything painted.


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All the wood moved inside. The two storage bins are able to accommodate 1/2 a cord of wood.


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Beginning to frame in fire boxes and fireplace. Created latches for the wood doors with some scrap cedar.


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Completed the mantle and decorative combing around fireplace. Installed dimmable Edison bulb lights. Used a spare piece of cedar from the ceiling and some black wire for a custom light fixture.


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Installed privacy curtains. Put a tv above the fireplace.


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The finished product!


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№1 Author: Aindy (25 Mar 2016 04:02) Total user comments: 2863


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So, some drinks next to a fireplace count as a 'man cave'? Damn that term has fallen far...
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№2 Author: kryptor (26 Mar 2016 00:45) Total user comments: 4840


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'Man Cave' or not, it's nicely done and looks very comfortable.
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№3 Author: alexacrow (27 Mar 2016 21:29) Total user comments: 1164


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Quote: Aindy
So, some drinks next to a fireplace count as a 'man cave'? Damn that term has fallen far...

don't forget the soccer match on the tv.... that is sooooo man cave!
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№4 Author: bigdaddyjfk15 (29 Mar 2016 22:24) Total user comments: 997


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well done!! 04
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