Build a Better man cave

Create the perfect place to kick back with fun projects that you make from scratch. Our woodworking plans feature awesome designs, dimensioned drawings, detailed photos, and step-by-step instructions.


man cave woodworking plans

Plans to get you started.

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Creating a great guy space doesn’t happen overnight. It starts with deciding on a location. Maybe you chose a basement, family room or attached garage. Maybe it’s a dedicated room addition where you stake your claim. After that, it comes down to stocking the space to reflect your varied interests. A high def TV, a built-in bar, a pool table, and dart board help establish the cave. But beyond such store-bought items, there’s so much more you can do to personalize the space and make it the envy among buds—scouts honor. How? Enter Man Cave Woodworking.


Here, we’ve dedicated ourselves to bringing woodworkers and DIYers the coolest and most original man cave project designs on the planet.  Each downloadable plan contains complete step-by-step instructions, dimensioned drawings, full-sized patterns (when applicable), and shop photos aimed at guaranteeing your building success. Safe workshop procedures inform each plan, though you’ll need to read and follow the safety instructions that accompany each tool you use.  


While we kick off with a fresh batch of fun and functional projects, you can expect to see one or more such cave plans on our site each month—a good reason to return again and again to to see what else you can do to spice up your cave.

  • We’re so happy you’re here, we’d like to give you a free downloadable shop plan—a thin-strip ripping jig—that you’ll use for many of the plans featured and sold here.

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What our satisfied customers are saying...

  • Larry Clayton testimonial |
    Larry Clayton

    Founder and former Editor-in-Chief, WOOD magazine

    I just finished building the Bragger’s Shadow Box for one of my military buddies to show off his medals and ribbons. Can’t wait to give it to him. Great instructions, great project design, and a wonderful end result. I plan to make several more of these beauties. 

  • man cave woodworking testimonial jeremy
    Jeremy Serkin

    Bubinga superfan

    My friends always ask what wood projects I’ve made recently. Especially with these Man-Cave projects, it’s usually something fresh, fun, and functional.  And when they see what I made, they think I’m some kind of pro. Maybe I am. Thanks

  • man cave woodworking testimonial |
    Chad McClung

    Chief Editor of Woodcraft Magazine

    Jim Harrold’s Man-Cave projects are fun and easy to build. Jim’s knack for knowing what cave improvements you need never cease to amaze. Whether it’s a beer-bottle-shape magnetic bottle opener or a football cutting board, Jim’s eye for design and woodworking know-how make him the go-to guy for all your guy stuff.

  • man cave woodworking testimonial marlen kemmet
    Marlen Kemmet

    woodworking and shop magazine editor

    After managing the creation of over 90 man-cave and custom-shop magazines, I gained an appreciation for the handiwork men put into their getaways. Most men weren’t interested in simply off-the-shelf accessories. They’d rather have or build projects with style and individuality. Jim, aka Cave Man, has created a great set of projects and plans for you to make for your special space.  

FREE PLAN: Thin-strip ripper jig

Download your plan for the jig we use in many of our Man Cave Woodworking projects.