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The big things in the man cave are done (the Faux Roman Clay, the flooring, the cabinetry, etc.) Now it’s time for a few finishing touches.
While I was away on one of my trips, Tyler made a countertop for the cabinets out of cedar boards. He routed the edges and put a clear coat on it and it turned out great! Just rustic enough for the man cave!
Wall Control gifted us a Wall Control system to hang and organize his bicycle tools. We love this! The quality is fantastic and it looks really nice! These come in different colors and you can even get a custom wrap on them! You can order all kinds of accessories to fit your tools.
I ordered these faux beams from Ekena Millwork. They are polyurethane, a foam like material that are really light weight! We ordered 2 12ft beams because the room is a little over 11ft long and we just trimmed them down to size with the circular saw and they cut like butter! You can choose your beam texture and color.
The way we hung them was simple. We ripped down a couple 2x4s to the width needed to match the inside of the hollow beam and hung them on the ceiling with drywall anchors (these are the only drywall anchors I will use!) or into the rafters. Then we put the beam around the 2x4s and used the brad nailer with some long nails and nailed into the 2x4s from the outside of the beam. Like I said, these are very light weight and the brad nails are plenty strong enough to hold these beams, they are about 5-10lbs per beam if I had to guess.
He uses this room for working out on his bike trainer, for working on bikes for customers, as a hang out spot and partly as an office. The bike trainer is cool because it can connect to your computer and show you you’re riding in the mountains or wherever you choose and you can ride virtually with other people! There’s even a fan that goes with it.
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Next up, man cave reveal with all the great before and afters!