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Backyard Gameroom in the Desert


By Chosen_S

2 years ago



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    #501 8 months ago

    Staircase, inside the game room, outside the game room or both? I have some ideas/Envisions about your Lyft kind of want to see where you go with it.

    #502 8 months ago
    Quoted from PoBoyPinball:

    Staircase, inside the game room, outside the game room or both? I have some ideas/Envisions about your Lyft kind of want to see where you go with it.

    at the moment, I have an attic ladder installed, staircase soonish... as for the lift, Im putting up some track railing, called unistrut, it will be the track for a lift/cage that Ive got to weld together, the games will ride the lift to the door on the 2nd floor.

    #503 8 months ago
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    #504 7 months ago
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    #505 7 months ago

    nice!

    #506 7 months ago

    Wow you have been busy. Looks great.

    #507 7 months ago

    Thanks guys!

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    #508 7 months ago

    It looks like you robbed a bank and the dye pack exploded in your secret lair lol. You're a big fan of blue I take it? What's the vision for the rest of the interior design?

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    #509 7 months ago
    Quoted from Jarbyjibbo:

    It looks like you robbed a bank and the dye pack exploded in your secret lair lol. You're a big fan of blue I take it? What's the vision for the rest of the interior design?

    I have led neon strips I’m going to put on the top part of the wall, I also have a lot of vintage and new arcade and pinball posters I’m having framed to put above the games in various places. I’ve also collected several playfields, I plan to do something with those too... there’s going to be so much going on with arcade and pinball machines I’m trying not to go over kill. Going dark gray carpet on bottom floor , and arcade fluorescent carpet up stairs.

    Update!

    Final inspection completed... on to finishing my patio and Hvac soon! Moving forward

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    #510 7 months ago
    Quoted from Chosen_S:

    I have led neon strips I’m going to put on the top part of the wall, I also have a lot of vintage and new arcade and pinball posters I’m having framed to put above the games in various places. I’ve also collected several playfields, I plan to do something with those too... there’s going to be so much going on with arcade and pinball machines I’m trying not to go over kill. Going dark gray carpet on bottom floor , and arcade fluorescent carpet up stairs.
    Update!
    Final inspection completed... on to finishing my patio and Hvac soon! Moving forward
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    Dang your doing a patio enclosure too, that going to be glassed in.

    #511 7 months ago
    Quoted from MustangPaul:

    Dang your doing a patio enclosure too, that going to be glassed in.

    Yes, building commercial windows for it, wish this week long rain would stop

    #512 7 months ago
    Quoted from Chosen_S:

    Final inspection completed...

    So what is happening to the access to the 2nd floor from the inside? Spiral Staircase? Firemans Pole? Rope ladder? Long ladder with a handrail? Or are you just going to use that attic access ladder? Hey, We want to know.

    #513 7 months ago
    Quoted from Darcy:

    So what is happening to the access to the 2nd floor from the inside? Spiral Staircase? Firemans Pole? Rope ladder? Long ladder with a handrail? Or are you just going to use that attic access ladder? Hey, We want to know.

    Good ole fashioned stairs, just need time and few curious inquiring pinsiders to engineer some crazy stuff

    #514 7 months ago
    Quoted from Chosen_S:

    Good ole fashioned stairs, just need time and few curious inquiring pinsiders to engineer some crazy stuff

    Make sure you light um up. I got 3 sets of 4 at Ikea so each set of 4 changes color at different times.

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    #515 7 months ago

    I like the blue and gold, has a blockbuster vibe to it (not being mean, it feels retro)

    #516 7 months ago
    Quoted from toyotaboy:

    I like the blue and gold, has a blockbuster vibe to it (not being mean, it feels retro)

    Hehe , “blockbuster”. I spent years deciding on my next movie to watch in my local bb, I bet that’s why my wife chose those colors... she’s reliving her childhood in this project too

    #517 7 months ago
    Quoted from MustangPaul:

    Make sure you light um up. I got 3 sets of 4 at Ikea so each set of 4 changes color at different times.
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    You sir are going into legendary status

    #518 7 months ago
    Quoted from Chosen_S:

    You sir are going into legendary status

    If you need artwork for your stair risers just let me know. I can send you the files and you can have them printed....
    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/hgtv-meets-pinball#post-1236442

    I have replaced those lights with RGB color changers.

    #519 7 months ago
    Quoted from Chosen_S:

    Yes, building commercial windows for it, wish this week long rain would stop

    You are a little far otherwise, would have given a hand re windows (day job) if you need any tips don't be shy!

    #520 7 months ago
    Quoted from Chosen_S:

    You sir are going into legendary status

    hahahahahah thanks, found better pictures.

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    #521 7 months ago
    Quoted from ralphwiggum:

    If you need artwork for your stair risers just let me know. I can send you the files and you can have them printed....
    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/hgtv-meets-pinball#post-1236442
    I have replaced those lights with RGB color changers.

    Whoah! I’m liking this very much... can’t wait to start detail stuff like this

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    #522 5 months ago

    Update time... no words just pics, too busy to talk about things like building in my patio, air conditioners, and led neon, sorry guys no time at all. Oh and stairs, don’t have time to talk about how I started building stairs and ripped it all out and ordered a metal spiral staircase, not to not mention that a random baseball game fouled out and landed in my doorway. I guess another time

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    #523 5 months ago

    Talk IS overrated.

    #524 5 months ago

    Those show great progress, won't be long now.

    #525 5 months ago

    Uhh yeah we’re gonna need more details

    #526 5 months ago

    looking great brother!

    #527 5 months ago

    Nuggets

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    #528 5 months ago

    That patio looks like a fun place to hang out and that game room is going to be even more fun.

    #529 5 months ago

    Did you already state which rope led light you went with (make/model or website)... would like to do something similar in my shop.

    And same question for the brick (wallpaper?)...

    #530 5 months ago
    Quoted from Pinzap:

    Did you already state which rope led light you went with (make/model or website)... would like to do something similar in my shop.
    And same question for the brick (wallpaper?)...

    Led lighting

    Rhein lighting technology inc in China, you can find them on alibaba, they are the 3/4” thick led neon. Buy the aluminum tracks as well and plenty of splice connectors, talk to Leon,

    www.rhein18.com rhein18.en.alibaba.com e: market@rhein8.com Skype:Huliboled

    Brick

    Brick paneling from Home Depot , I used a gray grout caulk and an exact paint match to the grout for the panels seams, the “bricks” still look separated, the grout lines look mostly connected and perfect ... but once I put games and art up, no one will notice

    #531 5 months ago

    I'd like to ride up and down on the outside lift you have.

    #532 5 months ago
    Quoted from MustangPaul:

    I'd like to ride up and down on the outside lift you have.

    That would be a sight!

    #533 5 months ago
    Quoted from MustangPaul:

    I'd like to ride up and down on the outside lift you have.

    Pin and Pop Lift

    #534 5 months ago
    Quoted from Chosen_S:

    Led lighting
    Rhein lighting technology inc in China, you can find them on alibaba, they are the 3/4” thick led neon. Buy the aluminum tracks as well and plenty of splice connectors, talk to Leon,
    www.rhein18.com rhein18.en.alibaba.com e: market@rhein8.com Skype:Huliboled
    Brick
    Brick paneling from Home Depot , I used a gray grout caulk and an exact paint match to the grout for the panels seams, the “bricks” still look separated, the grout lines look mostly connected and perfect ... but once I put games and art up, no one will notice

    Thank you... Everything looks great!!

    #535 5 months ago
    Quoted from zh2oson:

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    This is what came to mind when I saw that image...

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    #536 5 months ago
    Quoted from zh2oson:

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    Not quite ready for that kind of lift.

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    #537 5 months ago

    You have been working your ass off dude! Been away too long, took a while to get up to speed on this thread. Finally have some vacation time, so I’ve been able to catch up on a bunch of stuff. Your game room is looking amazing!

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    #538 5 months ago

    Lift is mostly done!

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    #540 5 months ago

    Now that's cool, gonna make loading you gr a breeze. How much weight do ya think it would handle?

    #541 5 months ago

    Very cool! You are busting your ass, and it is paying off. It’s amazing and you’re not even done. Text me if you ever need an extra pair of hands. Can’t wait to see the final product.

    #542 5 months ago
    Quoted from MustangPaul:

    Now that's cool, gonna make loading you gr a breeze. How much weight do ya think it would handle?

    The cable winch is rated at 1200lbs. The existing equipment is about 150lbs...

    I don’t think I have any games or anything else that’s over 500 lbs... I think my Virtua Racing Machine is the heaviest, but it comes apart in 2 pieces

    #543 5 months ago
    Quoted from BlueBlood:

    Very cool! You are busting your ass, and it is paying off. It’s amazing and you’re not even done. Text me if you ever need an extra pair of hands. Can’t wait to see the final product.

    Dude you know it!
    Thanks man

    #544 5 months ago
    Quoted from Chosen_S:

    The cable winch is rated at 1200lbs. The existing equipment is about 150lbs...
    I don’t think I have any games or anything else that’s over 500 lbs... I think my Virtua Racing Machine is the heaviest, but it comes apart in 2 pieces

    Yeah your good.

    #545 5 months ago

    I'm curious about the asymmetrical alignment of the chains. What was your thought there?

    #546 5 months ago

    On it

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    #547 5 months ago
    Quoted from markp99:

    I'm curious about the asymmetrical alignment of the chains. What was your thought there?

    I needed some room to get the games on from the shorter side...

    The bottom frame can handle the weight, especially offset by the other side

    #548 5 months ago
    Quoted from Chosen_S:

    I needed some room to get the games on from the shorter side...
    The bottom frame can handle the weight, especially offset by the other side

    When I watched the video, looking down from the 2nd floor, I could see your predicament. Not much room for front loading. My only (non-professional) concern would be non-symmetrical loading on that symmetrical frame (i.e., racking). Though, your design might be beefy enough to overcome any issue.

    #549 5 months ago

    Cool lift! Definitely very functional, however not having any rails on there give me great concern. Even if you made them removable so that they could be put away when not it use would be a huge safety improvement.

    #550 5 months ago

    I’m guessing that platform folds up when not in use? If so I hope there is a heavy duty latch to keep it in the down position when the dolly wheels cross the fulcrum of the platform hinge. Otherwise might be a pretty exciting offload.

    It does have me thinking if there is any way I can do something similar for my basement... Hrrrmmm...

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