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The Great Aussie Outdoor Man Cave: The BBQ Maestro

Ever thought about giving Dad his slice of paradise right in the backyard?

Picture this: a sizzling BBQ, a cold drink in hand, and the Matildas scoring a winning goal on the big screen. If that sounds like the perfect Sunday afternoon, then an outdoor man cave might just be your next project!

Here’s your guide on creating the ultimate “Cave Outside a Cave” – Australian style.

Step 1: Lay the Groundwork – Literally!

Start by choosing a location in your yard that’s flat and gets a good mix of sun and shade. Here is where you set up the heart of the man cave – the legendary Aussie BBQ.

Step 2: Secure the Throne with Outdoor Bar Stools

Our Outdoor Bar Stools aren’t just seating; they’re a statement. Comfy enough for a king (or dad, in this case), and durable enough to withstand the harsh Aussie elements. A true throne for the BBQ Maestro himself.

Roku Outdoor Bar Stools
Roku Outdoor Bar Stool Matte Eucalyptus Green
  • Weather Resistance: Select stools made from materials that can stand up to the sun, rain, and wind. Look for options made from treated metal, teak, or high-quality resin that won’t fade or warp.
  • Comfort and Ergonomics: Opt for bar stools with ergonomic design – chairs that promote comfort and good posture. A contoured seat, a footrest, and possibly a backrest make for the most comfortable sitting experience.
  • Style and Aesthetic: Don’t forget to match your outdoor bar stools with the overall vibe of your man cave. Rustic, modern, minimalist – whatever dad’s style, there’s a bar stool that complements it perfectly.
  • Easy Maintenance: Since these stools are outdoors, easy-to-clean materials are a must. They should be able to be wiped down quickly without needing extensive care.

Step 3: Raise the Bar with Outdoor High Tables

Next to the BBQ, set up one of our Outdoor High Tables. Perfect for holding those quintessential Aussie beverages, the Sunday paper, or a plate stacked high with snags and prawns fresh off the barbie.

Roku High Bar Outdoor Table – Matte Eucalyptus Green
  • Durability and Stability: Make sure your high table is made of hard-wearing materials that can handle both the elements and a hearty Aussie BBQ spread. It should be sturdy and not wobble under the weight of food and drinks.
  • Weatherproofing: Consider tables made of teak, aluminium, or stainless steel, as these materials are known for their ability to resist weather damage.
  • Size and Proportions: Choose a table that is proportionate to your space. You want it to be the centrepiece of your man cave, not an oversized behemoth or a diminutive afterthought.
  • Functional Design: Look for features like a lower shelf for storage or built-in drink holders. These elements can add convenience that elevates the entire outdoor experience. Consider an extendable table when celebrating Father’s day.

Step 4: The Entertainment Zone

Set up some games to enjoy with your mates!

What’s an outdoor man cave without some entertainment? Set up a sheltered area for a TV to catch the Matildas in action or the latest cricket match. Or how about a pool table for a friendly family tournament?

Other good ideas to have in a Gazebo are Poker Tables, Darts or a Mini-Basketball board.

If you are a more relaxed Dad, a Hammock and a book will transport you to other places while taking a well-deserved nap.

Step 5: Don’t Forget the Regular Outdoor Tables

For larger gatherings or a more casual setting, our Outdoor Tables are a must-have. They’re perfect for family dinners under the stars or an epic game night with your mates.

  • Weather-Resistant Materials: Just like with the bar stools and high tables, materials matter. Opt for outdoor tables constructed with treated timber, aluminium, or synthetic rattan for longevity.
  • Ample Seating Space: Consider the number of people you regularly entertain. The table should comfortably seat everyone with room for food and drinks in the centre.
  • Versatile Style: Pick a table that complements your outdoor man cave’s theme and existing furniture. The aesthetic harmony is key for a cohesive and inviting environment.
  • Ease of Maintenance: Outdoor fun shouldn’t translate to indoor drudgery. Tables with easy-to-clean surfaces allow for more relaxation time and less cleaning time.

Consider extendable tables to seat the casual “Drop-in” friend.

extendable dining tables
Halki Extendable Dining Tables

Step 6: The Bar “A Sacred Space”

Behind every great Australian man cave, there is an even greater bar. Stock it with local brews and set up a mini-fridge to keep everything ice-cold. Don’t forget a quirky sign that gives the bar its unique name – “Dad’s Brew Stop”, anyone?

Imola Bar Cart
Imola Bar Cart

Adding a bar trolley allows to move people from the bar and spread the multitude. Consider an outdoor trolley war with big castors and weather resistance.

Step 7: Light the party on!

When having fun with family and friends in a cosy space with drinks and good food, time passes by.

Good outdoor lightning is essential to keep it going throughout the night.

Consider adding Outdoor Portable LED lamps to create the proper mood and allow your guests to stay later.

String up some fairy lights or install a couple of rustic lanterns. It’s all about creating that warm, welcoming atmosphere that says, “The man cave is open for business!”

Another idea, especially in winter times: An outdoor fire pit!

Lume Anthracite Portable Outdoor Lamp by Bent Design

The outdoor man cave isn’t just a space; it’s a way of life, especially for our BBQ-loving dads out there. From our robust and stylish Outdoor Bar Stools to our versatile Outdoor Tables, we at Relaxhouse have everything you need to help Dad create his ultimate backyard sanctuary. So, let’s raise a glass (and a snag) to the Great Aussie Outdoor Man Cave – where the BBQ sizzles and the Matildas always score big!

Frequently Asked Questions

Start by choosing a flat location with a mix of sun and shade. Set up the heart of the man cave with a legendary Aussie BBQ. Add comfortable and durable outdoor bar stools, and place an outdoor high table next to the BBQ. Set up an entertainment zone with a TV, pool table, or other games. Include regular outdoor tables for larger gatherings and a bar area stocked with local brews. Enhance the space with good outdoor lighting and decorative elements like fairy lights or rustic lanterns.

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The best outdoor bar stools are weather-resistant, comfortable, and stylish. Choose stools made from materials like treated metal, teak, or high-quality resin that can withstand the sun, rain, and wind. Look for ergonomic designs with features like contoured seats, footrests, and backrests. Ensure the stools match the overall vibe of the man cave and are easy to clean. The Roku Outdoor Bar Stool in Matte Eucalyptus Green is a great option that combines durability and style.

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Select an outdoor high table made of hard-wearing materials like teak, aluminium, or stainless steel to handle the elements and a hearty BBQ spread. Ensure the table is sturdy and doesn’t wobble under the weight of food and drinks. Choose a table that is proportionate to your space and look for functional designs with features like lower shelves or built-in drink holders. An extendable table can be a versatile option for larger gatherings. The Roku High Bar Outdoor Table in Matte Eucalyptus Green is a durable and stylish choice.

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Include a TV for watching sports like the Matildas in action or the latest cricket match. Set up a pool table for friendly family tournaments or consider other games like poker tables, darts, or a mini-basketball board. For a more relaxed setup, add a hammock and some books for a tranquil escape. Creating a versatile entertainment zone ensures there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

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Use weather-resistant outdoor tables made of treated timber, aluminium, or synthetic rattan for durability. Ensure the tables provide ample seating space for family dinners or game nights. Choose a style that complements the overall theme of the man cave and matches existing furniture. Opt for tables with easy-to-clean surfaces for minimal maintenance. Consider extendable tables to accommodate casual drop-in friends. The Halki Extendable Dining Tables are a practical and stylish option.

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Set up a well-stocked bar with local brews and a mini-fridge to keep drinks ice-cold. Add a quirky sign to give the bar a unique name, like “Dad’s Brew Stop.” Include an outdoor bar cart for mobility and convenience. Ensure the bar area is weather-resistant and complements the overall aesthetic of the man cave. The Imola Bar Cart is a great addition for an outdoor bar setup.

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Good outdoor lighting is essential for evening gatherings. Use outdoor portable LED lamps, fairy lights, or rustic lanterns to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Consider adding an outdoor fire pit for warmth and ambiance during winter times. The Lume Anthracite Portable Outdoor Lamp by Bent Design is an excellent choice for creating the right mood and allowing guests to stay longer.

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