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How to create a 'man cave'

Ever since the beginning of time, man has always tried to find a quiet yet entertaining place to relax after a hard day's work. Hence, the invention of the man cave.

Brandon Smith is the owner of Small Cellars which builds wine cellars at your home. His wine cellar is stocked with over 300 bottles, and is just a few steps from his man haven.

"It's a family cave for us. Mama's down here, little guy's down here, friends also - it's just a place where we can all hang out really," says Smith.

But they do more than just hang out. Mardy Nichols designed the cave complete with a pool table, full bar - and the latest and greatest projector that displays a 103 inch screen.

Brandon says he only has about 15 to 20 people over at a time because, frankly, he doesn't "want that many people drinking my beer."

Sally Mann Hines is an interior decorator. She built her husband's man cave to celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary.

Her homage to her man is complete with a 50 inch TV near a pool/ping pong table, a media area for computers and 8 reclining lounge chairs with stadium seating - great for watching their 127 inch screen.

We move from the basement to the first man cave above ground. We call Dennis and Joli Phalen's 'the penthouse' because its on the second level.

Their upper cave has a putting green, pool table, darts, five barka loungers and a 110 inch screen.

There is one thing that stands out in their crib - the ceiling.

This is 10 thousand feet of fiber optic cable designed to represent the night sky - inside. You can see the big and little dippers and their astrological sign - neat, huh?

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