• jason

    ah, the mancave. I've had many dreams that look a lot like this

  • uber guy

    I'd build it and see how long I could hit its existence from my wife

  • Joe

    that is awesome – when I get a house (again)I hope I can make something like that.

  • thomas

    I'd need a direct line to the kitchen

    • tommybhoy

      Why not have a fridge inside the cave?? Half food/Half beer

      • Carl R. Evans

        Well Done sir.

        • andrea

          hahaha well done

    • Dave Lindsey

      add in a shitter and I'd never come out!

  • stafferty

    This is actually pretty cheap to make if you already have the door frame. It would probably only coast around $50-$75 depending on your lumber you use. I'm thinking of giving it a try.

    • Dave Lindsey

      Wouldn't the piano hinge for the weight load on the shelving cost more than that?

      • stafferty

        Put it on 4 coaster wheels to support the weight (cost about $4 each), then you can use any hinge you want. It does not need to be floating off the ground. 1/8" to 1/4" in clearence on hardwood would be sufficent.

        God damn engineers.

        • Bill

          I'm only using one wheel on the left front side and it only touches the ground when the door is closed.

      • Bill

        The hinge was pretty cheap; I picked it up at Lowes.

        • fuzzybeard2016

          *hmph* I didn't know that' I'd figure they were more expensinve. *shrug* I have learned something new today! 🙂

    • Bill

      My door frame is actually built into the exterior wall of the original house so it is pretty thick and pretty stout. We used Oak to match with the rest of the wood in the house.

      • mikethecarpenter

        yeah oak not be cheap, if a guy used mdf and was clever it could be 400-600$ and for oak wow

        • Bill

          There really wasn't a ton of wood involved since the door was already framed. The back of the shelf is oak plywood; the sides and the shelves are actual oak and we cut some oak really thin to use as facings on the bookshelf where the wood had been cut.

  • Mclovin' it

    … i'm crying tears of joy and jealousy right now.
    but which book activiates the locking mechanism?

    • Rcjaos

      Something a wife would never read……how about a book about blowjobs.

      • leaveheralone

        Any cookbook for that matter…

      • HellHath NoFury

        Sorry bout your wife, bro.

  • tommybhoy

    I've always wanted a pool table in my house….now ave upped my game and want this "man-cave with secret entrance"

  • randasaur

    Hmm, I think I see some Robert Jordan, George R. R. Martin, Robin Hobb… Wait a second, HE STOLE MY BOOKS! I like him.

    • Randy

      I read the Assassins Trilogy from Robin Hobb… it didnt' have an ending, made me pretty upset.

      • randasaur

        I've only read the Soldier Son trilogy, not bad. Well written characters. Though, I think she tries to compensate for being female by being overly graphic at times. Try Martin, the Song of Ice and Fire series is pretty amazing.

        • G.dub the veedub

          When will the wheel of time series finish!!! i swear im gonna die before it does. I hope rand al thor makes it to the final battle against the dark one! fantastic good vs. evil set, THAT is what should be made into a theatrical version…. that is if money was no object. Robin Hobb is decent but i cant get into it like george rr martin or robert jordan. Anybody like Tad Williams?

  • MiPo_TheGoaT

    Ahh yes, the man cave….we all dream of it….right now I am settling for a section of my finished basement….My next house I am digging an underground man cave

  • Dude

    Just like Anne Frank

    • HellHath NoFury


  • Mr Wesley

    I have a bookshelf like that, only it leads to the downstairs bathroom.

  • HellHath NoFury

    I want a secret sanctum! Only it will have a tree-fort entrance.

    • McBeastie

      Probably a good idea. A bookcase would be too conspicuous in your case since nobody would believe that you can read.

      • t-money

        Love it…

      • HellHath NoFury

        An illiteracy joke! Bwahahaha! -_-

      • AnyoneForCoffee

        Awesome joke. Clearly the product of an imagination of biblical proportions. I doff my hat.

        What's for the encore? "You smell!" or "Na-na-na-na-na!"?

        • HellHath NoFury

          I was thinking, in true juvenile form, it would be something along the lines of a scathing and emotionally devastating slight on my appearance.

          • Tony Miteff

            would be cool to have a hollow tree with a spiral staircase going down to a sanctum.

          • McBeastie

            Hmm, I think my comment was less juvenile and more clever than any comment that came after it. But that's just me.

            Oh, and you smell and you're fat….or something. Does that make you feel better? You now have your juvenile comment so you can justify your own lame comebacks.

            • HellHath NoFury

              Really? Really, bro? Really. You make my head hurt.

  • MaDoGK

    I've seen something like this on instructables…

  • equalizermax

    That's cool, they made the bedroom a mancave and let his wife sleep in the kitchen…

  • nick

    its cool, but its gonna suck when you drunk dive through and knock all the books off the shelf

  • Bill

    Just as a point of clarification – I didn't make it for my dad's birthday; my dad and I built it for my house. It lets you enter an addition over my garage. Some more photos and a couple videos of it are here:

    • fuzzybeard2016

      It's still one helluva piece of work; well done on you and your Dad. B)

  • Adriel

    I wish I had something like that when the cops raided our college house, maybe could have fooled them….

  • Kyle

    I'm buying a house in the next year or two. I am so doing this.

  • cara

    So how many times a day do you think he had to pick up those books off the floor (because they fall when he opens the door- for those of you who need it spelled out) before he hot glued them all to the shelves…

    • Bill

      never; the books don't fall off. The door is really heavy so you'd have to try really hard to open or close the door hard enough to dislodge the books.

      Plus, since the door is so heavy I'd be afraid to open or close it too hard (particularly open) as I don't want that much stress on the hinge.

  • Cudaman

    One friend of mine had a 4 car garage with double roll up doors. Anyways, he has one side to look like it was a storage area and a fridge at the entrance. Open up the fridge and you could enter the man cave that had his jam room all set up……. a drum set 1 electric guitar and amp and a bass with an amp. It was fun to rock out and annoy the neighbors. The neat part was the surveillance set up, we could see the cops before they got to the house. By the time they knocked on the door, we had already quit playing and would open the garage doors and say what music? Man I miss those days sometimes.

    • Namless

      Hah. Sounds like a hell of a lot of fun.

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