Manly Makeover: From Unfinished Basement to Rustic Log Cabin

created at: 10/15/2014

What do you do when you’re a hunting enthusiast craving the comforts of your warm log cabin but all you have is a dingy storage room in your basement? Gather up some spare wood and a heap of imagination and prepare to build a mind-blowing, compact-sized outdoor lodge.  

Reddit user kelhans shared his design with the Reddit community last month and demonstrated how he used scrap wood, roadside stones, and other cheap materials to cultivate the hangout space his hunter’s heart desired. Draw KnifeHe cleverly constructed faux columns to mask the steel floor supports and also employed a draw knife to create a hand-cut look for all his lumber.

Obviously, he really went for the hunting lodge look with the rifles and trophies on the wall, but even if that’s not your thing, the techniques and inspiration here are really solid, and could be applied in lots of ways. 

The most incredible fact? The entire re-model cost him only $107. 

View the entire re-model process here