Category Archives: Basement

Basement Work Desk

So, I told you we were super busy this past weekend. While I was busy working on Andy’s new and improved closet (read the post here), Andy was back down in his Man Cave doing some man work.

Andy is definitely a planner. He likes to meticulously draw out every idea/plan he has 10 times before he even starts to think about actually building it. Me, I’m the complete opposite – hopefully we average out to a nice median. Andy loves his man cave which he has built up and organized single handed. But before this weekend, there was really no place for him to sit down and draw up plans and designs down there.

So, of course, he drew up plans to remedy this!

Everything he builds for his man cave is beyond solid – we’re talking pure pine planks bolted into 8 x 8 posts. To read more about his shelving units he installed in the basement click here and here.

I think his latest project, his so called “work bench” (which drives me crazy because it’s totally a desk), is his best addition to his man cave yet! So without further ado, here are pictures of his latest addition! Hopefully he will draw up some awesome new DIY plans for the future 🙂

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Basement Storage

You can never have too much storage. Especially if you live in an old house in a city where closet space and storage are rarities. We are somewhat fortunate that our house was renovated back in the 90’s to expand the master bath, closet, and kitchen. I say fortunate, because the extra room is great. I say somewhat because I think they may have just hired some people off the street with no building experience whatsoever to build the addition…. We’ll be paying for that later!

As I’ve mentioned before, when we first bought the house, Andy quickly claimed the basement as his man cave. And after the seller finished having the structure support fixed in the basement, Andy went to work turning it into exactly what he wanted.

Andy’s man cave is a mix of cement floors and plastic covered packed earth. But it is relatively large and packed full of tools, equipment, and the typical random paraphernalia.

When my best friend broke up with her boyfriend and moved out of his place, she needed a place to store a lot of her belongings while she searched for a new apartment.  Andy and I were more than happy to volunteer our basement to save her money. Even better? The need for extra storage space prompted Andy to design and build a huge shelving area for one section of our basement.

I wish I had a before and after picture, because these shelves completely cleared out the basement. I came home to find Andy actually trying out the shelves by laying  across one like it was a bunk bed… This should give you an idea of the size. Andy is not a small man. Who knew that volunteering to store my friends belongings would turn into such a motivational event?! And these wooden shelves are much stronger that the wire or plastic shelves you would find at the store. Thanks Andy!

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