The basement before the construction process began…
Crate wood was used for the walls and floors. The boards after breaking apart were 1″ x 8″ x 12′ rough cut pine.
A draw knife was used to make each board look hand cut.
The walls going up.
A clever way to hide all the support columns and air ducts was to install a fake roof that could be opened to access plumbing if needed.
The window will look like a mountain scene when finished. Behind that window wall is a store room.
Stone going in for the fireplace.
Center beam for the ceiling was aged and stained for effect.
Same wood as the walls was used for the floor boards. They were ripped to 3″ wide then cut with tongue and groove.
Faux columns that cover the steel floor supports, with a lock joint just for visual detail.
Floor going in.
The final finished log cabin basement!!
The man cave took about 6 weeks to build and the construction only cost the builder $107 in materials. Although, the builder admits to scavenging for free supplies and adds that the decorative items filling the room cost much more than building the room itself.
The room was built and furnished to give a 1940’s-1950s era hunting cabin look.
Many of the pieces of furniture and shelves and crates are handmade from aged and reclaimed wood.
The fireplace is fake but made of real stone and reclaimed barn wood. There are even real ashes in there and real burn marks on the floor.
The flooring is glued together, but not to the concrete slab. It creaks and gives slightly like an old cabin floor really would.
Exterior window is actually a photograph lit from behind. You can turn the light off to simulate night outside.
The main door of the room is covered with 1/8″ plywood strips for effect.
Kitchen table. Note all pots etc have “burn” marks on them like they were heated above real fire.