15 Must Have Accessories for your Man Cave Garage
Are These The Ultimate Man Cave Accessories?
Updated September 27, 2018
A Mancave Garage is not simply a place, but a state of mind. Each is required to be properly equipped to meet the needs of its owners. Here are our picks:
Cobra Sofa by Corbin
What better way to relax than to sit down into this sofa styled after the classic Cobra roadster rear body, and imagine that it’s 1963 and you’re traveling 140 mph backwards without a seat belt. Fun stuff!
Oil Filter Canister Lighting
Good lighting is important in a Mancave (I mean, shop) so here’s a spotlight that uses an oil filter canister to really give you the shop look (doesn’t every professional garage use light made of oil filters?).
Valve Cover Desk Lamp
For those of you who would prefer to have your lights come without a corporate label, here’s an interesting DIY idea: a desk lamp comprised of a valve cover and a water pump, connected by a fittings. Think of the all the possibilities: early Chevy big-block scalloped valve covers, original Hemi valve covers (how about DeSoto FireDome?), or even Datsun L series. Almost too many choices.
Car Pool Tables
According to the manufacturer these car-shaped pool tables, made with only real car parts, chrome, decals, rims, tires, and working lights, on bodies molded from real collectors cars, and painted and finished to showroom quality with real automotive paint, clear-coat, wet-sanded, and polish. Models available included the ’69 Z/28 above, ’65 Mustang, Shelby GT-350, and a ’59 Corvette.
Super-Massive Slot Car Track
Pool not your game? How about a highly-detailed, ultra-realistic track that’ll eat up most of your garage or basement. This set-up is even wired up for an old school Le Mans start. I wonder if little electrified drivers run across the track at the start of the race.
A More Realistic Slot Car Option
Here’s a track that’s easily stored up against the wall or in a closet and removed for playtime (I mean, serious racing). The other advantage this track has over the larger track above is there’s no strange guy standing in the middle.
Professional Beer Pong Table
If you need me to explain anything about this item you’re reading the wrong website.
The Space Maker
You justify the purchase of a dual scissor lift for your Mancave on the basis of money saved on oil changes, tire rotations, brake jobs, and other straightforward maintenance. The reality is that, based on our calculations, the Beer Pong table (above) with fit between the lifts, moving the car out of the way so you can play.
When I looked at this I thought perhaps you could make a wrench clock that’s double-duty: the base is magnetic and it’s by the force of magnetism that the wrenches are held in place. Then when you need, say, an 11 mm, you pull it off the clock (at 11 pm location, perhaps?), use it, and then return it to the clock base for safe storage. Hey, there have been plenty of worse ideas.
Handmade Wrench Knifes
Logan Pierce is a third-generation knifemaker living in De Queen, AR. Among other common steel objects, Logan fashions these incredible knives out of wrenches, rebar and tire irons. My birthday is in October and before then I’ll let Logan know which knife I prefer, in case you care.
Piston and Connecting Rod Door Handle
When I first saw this image I thought a better use for a discarded piston and road assembly was a door knocker. The piston would be fastened to the door and you’d use the rod to strike to door, so you would have real “rod knock”. Okay, they can’t all be gems.
Gas Hose – Tire Sinks
A couple of gas hose and two tire, some plumbing, and you’ve got a pretty unique sink set-up. It appears that the trigger on the gas hose is disabled and the flow of hot and cold water is controlled by valves along the side of the side. It’s probably too much to wish for that the sink bowls are upcycled hubcaps from an old Pontiac.
Urinal + Sink Combination
Men are always looking for ways to improve the process, reduce the number of steps required, simplify, simplify, simplify. Here’s a great solution for the man on a mission: a combination urinal and sink. No steps or time lost walking from the urinal to the sink – you can handle it all in one location. Brilliant!
High Speed Toilet Seat
I suspect this to be the work of a PhotoShop artist, but nonetheless it does bring up a interesting topic. If a Mancave Garage exists to “get away from it all” then the bathroom in a Mancave should be doubly so. What the Mancave world needs is an ergonomic toilet seat, scientifically-shaped for long-term occupation, perhaps made of carbon fiber and attached with aircraft grade hardware.
Refrigerated Beer Vault
For only about eight grand, you can have a cold keg tapped, another keg cold and ready, plus plenty of room for the bottled beer choice of each of your friends — and for the weird guy down the street who only insists on drinking cider, there’s room for that too. It can be ordered with an alarm that sounds should someone try to slip a diet soda into the beer vault (I made up that last part).
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