He did THIS to Basement and That too for ONLY $107 – Unbelievable!!!

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Men always need a space they call their own to unwind.  Dennis Martin, a father of eight converted his basement in Helena, Alabama, into a 1950’s log cabin.

The retreat was built as a way of escaping the pressures of the modern world.  He spent a grand total of $107 transforming an empty basement room used for storage into a rustic man cave.  This is how he did it:

This is what the room looked like before.

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He used old crate wood that a local metal company used for shipping…Price: $0

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Using a draw knife make every board appear hand cut.

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…..And board by board the walls go up.

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He has even added a window.  When completed it will look out into the mountains.

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Stones found on the side of the road were used to make the fireplace.  They too were free.

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The center support beam in the ceiling was aged and stained.  It was one of the only pieces of lumber he actually paid for.

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Now it’s time for the flooring.

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This is the entrance door to the log cabin.  On the other side it is a regular looking dog.

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The exterior window is actually a photograph lit from behind.  You can turn the light off to simulate night outside.

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Many of the pieces of furniture and shelves are made from aged and reclaimed wood.

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The firelplace looks place looks real but it isn’t.  It’s made of real stone and reclaimed barn wood.  There are even real ashes and a real burn marks the floor.

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The animal trophy on the wall makes us think he likes to hunt.

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Six weeks later…….he has finished his man cave.

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It might not be a real cabin getaway, but for him there’s no better place to catch up on reading or unwinding, or even stay out of your wife’s way for a couple of hours.  Martin said “Some of my fondest memories are hunting with my kids, hearing my grandfather’s hunting stories and my yearly trip to a mountain cabin with my wife.  I really wanted a space which captured those memories so I decided to build by own log cabin.”





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