Step 1: Find Yourself A Nice, Cozy Garage

The most obvious first step in creating a proper man cave is finding yourself a nice space to work with. We'd prefer a six car detached garage, but to stick on the realistic side of things, a nice one or two car garage will work just fine. Things to consider are the amount of vehicles that you need to park, how much… » 5/01/09 8:00am 5/01/09 8:00am

Step 10: Fill Your Cave With A Grown Man's Hot Wheels Collection

No man cave is complete without some great toys and isn't this what it's all about anyhow? Whatever your budget and whatever your taste, fill your newly created man cave lair with your favorite two-wheeled, four-wheeled and winged toys. No longer are you restricted to your basement or the spare room your wife decorated … » 5/01/09 8:00am 5/01/09 8:00am

Step 3: Lighting

We're building a man cave here, but that doesn't mean that we want to pretend like we're spelunking every day. This is a place where you'll be working on your cars, motorcycles, boat, World War II vintage aircraft, so we're gonna need to light this bitch up. By no means do we need stadium-style retina-straining… » 5/01/09 8:00am 5/01/09 8:00am

Step 8: Watch Live Races, Connect To Jalopnik And Listen To Bay Area…

A man cave is more than just a garage, it's a place where you can get away either by yourself or with friends and enjoy the hobby that our busy lives sometimes don't permit. Instead of heading to the nearest sports bar that plays live F1 races in the middle of the night, get yourself a nice big plasma/LCD TV or a nice… » 5/01/09 8:00am 5/01/09 8:00am

Step 9: You're Going To Need Somewhere To Lounge

We've now set you up with all the greatest tools, video games and entertainment; now you need somewhere to sit your lazy hard working butt down. Get yourself a nice comfy couch, a couple of recliner chairs and some tables so you can enjoy a nice cold beer (or six!) with your closest friends. You can find a nice… » 5/01/09 8:00am 5/01/09 8:00am

Step 7: Men Play Games Too

Growing up, boys like to play games and those boys eventually turn into men, but that burning desire to sit, relax and play a game has yet to leave the building. No longer are we playing with jacks and marbles or Connect Four, instead we like to sit our asses down and play a game of Madden or a run a couple of races in … » 5/01/09 8:00am 5/01/09 8:00am

Step 4: Secure Your Man Cave With An Impenetrable Garage Door

A man cave, quite like the Bat Cave, needs to be secure. You certainly don't need nosy neighbors peeking around, spying on your s#!t and beating you by finishing their project first. You need to be number one and without going to the extremes of 'Basement Lamborghini Guy,' you can find yourself some pretty secure,… » 5/01/09 8:00am 5/01/09 8:00am

Step 6: Keep Your Tools Nice And Organzied

We all know boys are messy, but real men keep their stuff nice and organized. You don't want to be waist deep in an LS1 Miata engine swap and realize you can't find the 14mm 1/2-inch socket to remove the stock engine mounts. For your hand tools a Craftsman 40 in. 12-Drawer Ball-Bearing Mobile Tool Cart ($612) should… » 5/01/09 8:00am 5/01/09 8:00am

Step 5: You're Gonna Need A Lift And Some Tools

So you've gotten yourself a nice garage so far by finding the right flooring, insulation, lighting and a secure door, but to truly call this a man cave you're gonna need a lift and some tools. The easiest and probably cheapest route for quality tools is to head down to your local Sears and pickup a nice, large set of… » 5/01/09 8:00am 5/01/09 8:00am