Projects – Season 02
Andrew and Kevin are turning their cottage into the ultimate getaway. Follow our step-by-step guide* to see how they built their one-of-a-kind ‘brojects’. Included are interactive 3D plans, photos and video exclusives.
*Please note this is not your typical step-by-step guide. If you want a typical step-by-step guide, look elsewhere. But this is how the bros on Brojects did it.
The Ultimate Projects Guide
Unable to decide whether to build a new bowling alley or a new dock for their cottage property, Andrew and Kevin decide to do both, combining two ideas into one. The Browling Alley is a fixed wooden boat dock that also doubles as a ten-pin bowling lane, complete with gutters, a mechanical pinsetter, and a ball return system.
Inspired by the swim-up bars at Caribbean resorts, Andrew and Kevin set out to construct one of their own at their lakeside cottage property, highlighted by underwater seating, a floating pool table and a gleaming bartop made entirely out of nickels.
There’s no avoiding the water hazard at the what just might be the most unique golf course in all of cottage country. Since there’s very little clear land but plenty of lake at the Buckles family cottage, we’re re-imagining the game of golf for the water instead. We’re going to put all nine holes of our Floating Golf Course entirely on top of the lake itself and transforming our Ultimate Swim Raft from Season 1 into an aqua golf cart to get us around the links.
Necessity is the brother of all invention and there’s nothing that we need more than a workshop at the cottage. The biggest challenge is going to be figuring out how to make this massive two-and-a-half ton repurposed shipping container fit into the natural surroundings.
Summers by the lake at Andrew and Kevin’s cottage property lack only one thing: a beach. It’s a situation that they plan to rectify immediately in their quest to host the Ultimate Beach Party. With a tiki bar, open fire spit, tropical cocktails and DIY hula-hoops – this is a beach party, Brojects-style.
Last year, Andrew and Kevin, together with their engineer pal Walker, set out to build a playground at their cottage property for the kids. But what they came up with was unsafe, unattractive, and ultimately unused. With pride on the line, they‘re determined to redeem themselves this time around — or else face the scorn of their wives again — by tackling the quintessential kids project: a tree fort.
Never again will brothers Andrew and Kevin find themselves at the perfect remote fishing spot without a boat to sail on. This weekend, they’re creating the ultimate all-in-one-camper-plus-boat solution by converting the truck cap on the back of their pickup into a boat. The boys better hope, though, that their wacky “bro-at” idea holds water, or else they’ll be swimming with the fishes, instead of catching them.
Brothers Andrew and Kevin have made a resolution to live healthier, more active lifestyles and decide that this weekend at the lake is as good a time as any to start. Their biggest hurdle is the lack of proper exercise equipment. Rather than discouraging the bros, this spurs the creation of the Ultimate Outdoor Gym – a collection of one-of-a-kind rustic fitness gear that’ll perfectly suit the backwoods surroundings.
It’s going to be a high stakes weekend as the boys go all-in and turn their quaint family retreat into the Cottage Casino. But a gambling den would never pass the “Mom Test” so it’ll need to be discreetly hidden away until their high-roller friends come calling. To accomplish this sleight-of-hand, the boys are converting their parents’ furniture and knick-knacks into cleverly-disguised custom poker tables, craps tables, beer dispensers, cigar humidors and more.
The chilly weather at their lakeside cottage property has brothers Andrew and Kevin opening their minds and their pores to the ceremony of sweat that is the sauna. But knowing the bros, it’s not just going to be any old sauna – not when Andrew insists that the key to a truly amazing sauna is the ability to jump from the heat directly into the cold lake. They conclude that the only sensible thing to do is to make a sauna with immediate access to the deepest, coldest parts of the lake – the Ultimate Floating Sauna.
Football season is in full swing and brothers Kevin and Andrew have big plans for the season-ending showdown. But instead of going to the game, they’re going to bring the game to the cottage. With a sizable contingent of football friends geared up for a tailgate party, the race is on to create the Ultimate Football Lounge — an outdoor space protected from the elements complete with comfy insulated sofas made from repurposed wooden pallets, motorized beer coolers, gridiron challenges, and enough food to fill a stadium.
Old man winter has returned to the cottage and brothers Andrew and Kevin are hot on his heels for a weekend of frigid fun. Harkening back to yesteryear, the bros land on their weekend project: a toboggan designed to recapture some of their youth –but tricked out with adult amenities, including an ingenious contraption to take all the hard work out of getting rider and sled back up the hill. But as they soon find out, going up the hill in the Ultimate Toboggan isn’t going to be the problem… it’s coming back down in one piece!
With Kevin’s loud snoring nearly driving his brother Andrew to silence him for good, the boys decide that perhaps it’s finally time to try out some alternative sleeping arrangements up at their lakeside cottage property. It’s the middle of winter and the boys dream up a scheme for a retreat from the retreat — an igloo on the lake comprised of all the amenities of a luxury boutique hotel. Get ready for the ultimate weekend getaway and check yourself in to the Ultimate Ice Hotel.
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