Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Beginnings of my game cave

Finally.  It was spur of the moment thing 8 years ago when we renovated the house to excavate dirt from under two of the rooms and lay a slab.  Since then, one has become a wine cellar. 

In the other I have had a desire to turn it into my own modest space to put a table and store my painted things.  However, this has stayed a storage space - partly because it has a tendency to become an indoor pool when we have heavy sustained rain (once or twice a year).

So today two builders who have been doing some other work for us put in a pit and sump pump in the hope of preventing the water getting in.  All the gurus tell us it should work - but won't know until it pours again.




Anyway, first steps - with lots of work to go.  The room is approx 12 x 12 (feet).  So I am thinking of a 8 * 5 table with a two foot folding extension on it.  Some shelves at the end between the piers to hold buildings and terrain and some shelves covering the storm water pipes to hold painted armies.  Will find some form of cheap carpet to put on the ground so that it is easier on the feet.  Will also need much better lighting.

Ideas / suggestions welcomed.

5 comments:

  1. good luck Rich,

    I would look at a table on castors with shelves or drawers underneath, then have the extensions fold down on the sides, it would cost a bit but after seeing Collins units (5x5) they also add extra storage for the terrain and moveable (and would be out of the water if your plumbing failed!

    For the carpet ask a local carpet layer if they have removed some industrial RSL or bowlo club carpet or even look at marine carpet if you suspect that it may flood again. yes and lots of underlay, paint the walls white and install some small down lights in relays so you can really light up the place!

    cheers
    matt

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  2. found the link I was looking for

    http://greenstuffandbrass.blogspot.com/2011/04/recent-napoleonic-game-part-2-game.html

    cheers
    matt

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  3. Matt that link looks great - good storage for the terrain boards under table - I am thinking of how to get that in.

    Any photos of Colin's?? They sound good. It is almost time for his blog to get an update.

    thanks
    richard

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  4. Colin is away in Fiji on hols at the moment, I am heading down in a fortnight for another basing session and starting work on the teddy bear fur terrain. I will take some pics for you then and email them to you.

    cheers
    Matt

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