A Crafty Man's Mancave

A Crafty Man's Mancave

Tiffany Finley
Sep 15, 2010

What would a Mancave look like if the "Man" was a handmade home hero? The typical Mancave is adorned with fancy televisions, ample space to put beer, and perhaps a 'different' style and design etiquette than other rooms of the home. But these unique, and dare I say manly, inventions may make the more craft-inclined Mancave keep its masculine appeal without losing its crafting functionality. Here are some of our favorites to help get his craft...er, work space ready from Yanko Designs.

Here are some of the top up and coming designs that may tickle your fancy:

Wallflower Table: This unique piece by Endrit Hajno can be hooked up against the wall or set-up in the middle of the room. The multi-purpose hooks can also be used for drying artwork, coats, and any other "hook-like" activities.

IronwoMan: Now the avid crafter knows that to set fabric paint among other things requires a little bit of ironing. Muzaffer Kocer designed this iron just for men. It is modeled after a car with rolling wheels, a new twist to an old invention. It also has a mechanism to keep clothes (or crafts) from burning and is lit by LEDs.

Night Owl Light: Jaeun Park of Italy designed this unique light for the true Night Owl. There is a pencil lodged in the lamp, and when you remove it, the lamp lights up a small bit of space so you can take notes or pretend that you are truly working by candle light. It may appeal to a true minimalist and those who get their best ideas while sleeping.

Organization is Magnetic: Perhaps your Mancave could use a hint of organization without any fruffy baskets, tins, or sweet bowls. These magnetic pebbles may hit the spot. They can help collect all of those miscellaneous office supplies while still looking sleek, and yes, perhaps a little bit manly. Made by Dewa Bleisinger, they can also be used as a stress relief ball.

Although these are picked as great compliments to any Mancave, you may find them pleasantly unisex. You don't have to be a hip teen, a young housewife, or an elderly woman to appreciate this month's theme of the Handmade Home. In fact, handmade is not only growing exponentially in popularity, it is also quite manly. There are plenty of 'tools' involved and of course plenty of men who are just fine being the handmade heros they are.

So how do these inventions appeal to your manly instincts?

(Images: Yanko Design, Dewa Bleisinger, Muzaffer Kocer, and Endrit Hajno )

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