building Man Cave One in Scottsdale AZ

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by walkingbear, May 5, 2012.

  1. dox

    dox How much for the ape?

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2008
    Oddometer:
    2,653
    Location:
    Athens, OH
    Such a cool build, thanks for taking the time to share it with us.
  2. walkingbear

    walkingbear Long timer

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2004
    Oddometer:
    3,678
    Location:
    Scottsdale AZ..
    Top is finished for the office and started to put the knobs on the draw bin.
    Final inspection was order for today but we cancelled when the HVAC was not connected and
    all the plumbing fixtures were not connected.

    Took advantage of the time to get some of the little things done.

    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]
  3. mebuildit

    mebuildit n00b

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2011
    Oddometer:
    8
    Location:
    Scottsdale, Az.
    Your shop looks great. I will have to let you know when I'm in the neighborhood. Right now I'm getting busy getting ready for that ride from Payson to Young and back next weekend.
  4. walkingbear

    walkingbear Long timer

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2004
    Oddometer:
    3,678
    Location:
    Scottsdale AZ..
    Bob the block guy showed up at 6:30 this morning and started on the retaining walls. Another change we made. We are going to cut 25ft of the old wall and instead of tossing the block into the landfill we are going to make
    AB out of it and use it for back fill.

    The added space under the deck will house Atv, garden tools and projects.

    The deck will sit above the retaining walls on columns of block 12 x 16

    [​IMG]

    Another view, the space between the new retaining wall and old wall will become a herb garden (nice and shady)
    [​IMG]

    Backside of retaining wall forming a carport or storage area.
    [​IMG]
  5. advNZer?

    advNZer? Long timer

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2008
    Oddometer:
    2,973
    Location:
    Wellington,New Zealand
    liking the way you and your contractors are able to change on the fly....looking very good!
  6. walkingbear

    walkingbear Long timer

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2004
    Oddometer:
    3,678
    Location:
    Scottsdale AZ..

    the contractor would be me. I just tell them what I decided to do.
  7. walkingbear

    walkingbear Long timer

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2004
    Oddometer:
    3,678
    Location:
    Scottsdale AZ..
  8. walkingbear

    walkingbear Long timer

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2004
    Oddometer:
    3,678
    Location:
    Scottsdale AZ..
    I was crusing around CL this afternoon and came across this welding table.

    Price was right, it was on wheels which I wanted, it was smaller 4 x5 feet that would be great to wheel outside to weld and it was heavy 3/4 steel plate with cross members.

    He also had a vise on it before. The holes are pre-drilled. $350 delivered to me. This tables wt almost 400 lb

    We also have running water, a toilet that flushes and a shower with hot water. Now, if I can only get the shower doors and the rest of the doors up ..it would be great


    [​IMG]
  9. Gentleman Adventurer

    Gentleman Adventurer Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2012
    Oddometer:
    72
    Location:
    Mother Rucker Alabama; The Heart of Dixie
    I've been following along for a while.

    Nice job, looks fantastic!:clap

    I've enjoyed your philosophy on building and hiring also.

    I wish you much enjoyment of it and your projects.

    Blessings

    Keith
  10. walkingbear

    walkingbear Long timer

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2004
    Oddometer:
    3,678
    Location:
    Scottsdale AZ..
    Picked up a nice Walton 4 inch vise today for the welding table.

    The seller's father was a tool hoarder.. great condition.. $80 for a nice
    Walton .

    The seller of the welding table called earlier and said he would sell the Miller 211 .. if I wanted it. $675 with a cart couldn't say yes fast enough

    The office is finished off. We had bamboo floor from my old fitness studio. I kept it knowing I would need flooring for the garage. Turned out pretty nice.

    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]
  11. walkingbear

    walkingbear Long timer

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2004
    Oddometer:
    3,678
    Location:
    Scottsdale AZ..
  12. walkingbear

    walkingbear Long timer

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2004
    Oddometer:
    3,678
    Location:
    Scottsdale AZ..
    Four shelves the last one 11 ft off the ground. It is already filled.. will sort out the next few weeks.

    [​IMG]

    great vise
    [​IMG]
  13. C-Stain

    C-Stain Accredited Nincompoop

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2009
    Oddometer:
    7,134
    Location:
    Team Canoodia
    Jeebus... your man cave is nicer than my house. :eek1
  14. walkingbear

    walkingbear Long timer

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2004
    Oddometer:
    3,678
    Location:
    Scottsdale AZ..
    We called for the final inspection yesterday. The plumber was out to
    finished the job.

    Driveway from the street will start in 10 days. The deck will start after the finishing of the block wall. Yesterday, I started building the rock wall adjacent to the steps. Damn..that is a lot of rock.

    Loaded the shelve and a fully operational sink


    My trusty helper was stacking up the cleaning supplies

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]
  15. walkingbear

    walkingbear Long timer

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2004
    Oddometer:
    3,678
    Location:
    Scottsdale AZ..
    Friday, workers here are Donald and Berry.
    Task to unload the dually trailer full of tools and lift.
    Finish building the stone wall (gather rock and mixing cement)

    Dragging the yard with chainlink and rocks.

    My art work on the stairway wall.. way kewl . One of a kind piece of art

    [​IMG]

    The sliding doors worked really well. Need to make a few adjustments.
    [​IMG]


    Shower door finished and ready for guest
    [​IMG]

    More pics of the bathroom
    [​IMG]


    Tool boxes are now unloaded and the task of putting all the tools away will take a couple of days
    [​IMG]
  16. Dagofast

    Dagofast Full giggety ahead.

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2005
    Oddometer:
    1,807
    Location:
    Arizona
    I'd love to see a pic of the steps and the rock wall when its done. Great build so far, thanks for sharing!
  17. walkingbear

    walkingbear Long timer

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2004
    Oddometer:
    3,678
    Location:
    Scottsdale AZ..
    The steps and rock wall turned out great. Before pouring the steps we put in plastic sleeves so we could run low voltage wires and water lines without having to dig them out.

    The footers were set and we went two rows .. to let the footer dry
    before loading the rest of the wall. All the rock seen on the wall is from my property. When they were
    digging and scraping the yard I told them to leave all the larger pieces. They could have left me another 20 tons and
    I still would have used it.

    The excavation companies charge you to take away the dirt. They clean and separate the rocks and then resell them to other
    contractors. They were kinda pissy when I told them I wanted the rock in a pile in the corner of the property.



    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Now I have time to unload/unpack some of my treasures.

    R90/6 small and big tanks and wixon bags
    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]
  18. walkingbear

    walkingbear Long timer

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2004
    Oddometer:
    3,678
    Location:
    Scottsdale AZ..
    The hardest part of moving in is putting evening away.

    Made a spread sheet and have named the shelve and bin numbers.

    Each piece will be entered in the XL file so when I look for it .. I know where it is or if someone needs a piece I can see if I have one.

    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]
  19. RecycledRS

    RecycledRS Along for the ride

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2008
    Oddometer:
    1,044
    Location:
    Vancouver Island
  20. walkingbear

    walkingbear Long timer

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2004
    Oddometer:
    3,678
    Location:
    Scottsdale AZ..