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PMD Game Room Remodel

By PinballMikeD

2 years ago


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    #1 2 years ago

    I always enjoy seeing home renovation projects, so thought I’d document and share my game room remodel here on PinSide. Hope you guys enjoy.

    Starting with the ceiling, working on my design for decorative beams. The concept is workable, just need to tweak the design at bit.

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    #2 2 years ago

    Made some color swatches, leaning towards the darker “espresso” color.

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    #3 2 years ago

    Main beam under way. Going with poplar wood for the exterior.

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    #4 2 years ago

    2 coats of stain and ready to go. I frictioned fitted the beam in place and secured it with drywall screws. Now it’s time to start laying out the nailers for the side beams.

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    Had to bring this in through the upstairs window. Fun fun.

    #5 2 years ago

    I got my 2x6s in place for the side beams. Now I need to put nailers up for the tongue and grove that will go in between the beams.

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    #6 2 years ago

    Whitewashing the tongue and groove that will get installed between the beams.

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    #7 1 year ago

    Been hectic with work, but finally got my nailers up for the tongue and groove.

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    Now I need to rework the AC ducts.

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    #8 1 year ago

    The changes to your room look very nice, but quite honestly I'm jealous of your shop area! Looks like you have a lot of nice power tools (Festool...), nice organization of your hand tools, and it is clear that the dust collection is working well!

    #9 1 year ago

    Thanks for the kind words. I wouldn’t attempt this project without the tools. I cleaned the shop before I started this project, so it’s not usually that clean

    #10 1 year ago

    I can tell from the precision of this first project the total remodel is going to be awesome! Following.

    #11 1 year ago

    The best part of a major remodel is all the new tools.

    #12 1 year ago

    If there's one thing I've learned from PMD threads, it's that you don't half ass anything lol. Looks amazing.

    #13 1 year ago

    Moved the AC supply and return into the wall.

    Upsized the Supply duct as my game room is on the west side of the house, hoping this will keep the room cooler.

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    #14 1 year ago

    Picked up some cool dimmable LED lights for the ceiling. These should snap right into the tongue and groove, just need to route out the holes.

    Going to run the wire through all the beams.

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    #15 1 year ago

    It’s been a few weeks, but finally got the ceiling up. I installed 12 LED lights, 6 on each side of the room (one circuit per group of 6).

    Now it’s time to build the side beams

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    #16 1 year ago

    Side beams complete.

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    #17 1 year ago

    Time to run a designated 20Amp circuit for all the future pins. Because there is no attic space above the ceiling, I’m running the wire through the walls. Should be fun.

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    #18 1 year ago

    The builder left me a present and I get to fix a leaking window

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    #19 1 year ago

    My buddy had to add a mini-split to his upstairs gameroom FYI, the heat from all the games plus being a hot room in the Summer forced it. Hopefully the re-work on the ducts takes care of that.

    On a side note, are you putting in a cargo lift / elevator / device to help get games up and down?

    #20 1 year ago

    No cargo elevator. My room is right above the master bedroom, pretty sure the wife wants to keep it unaltered

    I have an escalera, so it isn’t too bad.

    I’m worried about the heat as well. I upsized the duct run to the room and it is feed directly from the plenum box, which is only 10ft from the diffuser. That seems to have helped, but we will see in July/August. I have a lot of acoustic guitars that will be stored in the room, so temp and humidity are a concern.

    #21 1 year ago

    Installing new outlets and replacing insulation.

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    Because I have OCD, I’m adding some studs. This way I can line up all me outlets on parallel walls.

    #22 1 year ago
    Quoted from PinballMikeD:

    Because I have OCD, I’m adding some studs. This way I can line up all me outlets on parallel walls.

    Me too, I once moved a structural beam holding up the second floor so a layout was perfectly aligned at a 45 degree angle. That is why my projects take a loong time.... Your project is looking real good!

    #23 1 year ago

    Man I hate drywall work. It’s an art that eludes me. I’ll get it done, but only after I sand 75% off of what I put on

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    Tape and first coat of mud done.

    #24 1 year ago
    Quoted from ReadyPO:

    Me too, I once moved a structural beam holding up the second floor so a layout was perfectly aligned at a 45 degree angle. That is why my projects take a loong time.... Your project is looking real good!

    Thanks for the kind words.

    #25 1 year ago
    Quoted from PinballMikeD:

    Man I hate drywall work. It’s an art that eludes me. I’ll get it done, but only after I sand 75% off of what I put on
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    Tape and first coat of mud done.

    Looks like you are possibly using WAY too much. Unless your walls are crazy out of plumb, you should be able to get away with just single initial coat to just smooth over the tape joints, then maybe do a second coat if things are still popping through, then skim coat and done. The way you’ve gone over the entire wall there - you can save yourself a lot of time! Seems counterintuitive to do multiple coats and wait for them to dry but it’s way faster (and less messy) than sanding for a week.

    Waiting for it to dry is frustrating but you can use the 1 hour set (comes as a powder) and be done in a day. Mudding still sucks anyway you slice it though! Room is looking quite good

    #26 1 year ago

    2nd coat on and sanded.

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    As bad as my mud work is, Festool can save it

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    #27 1 year ago

    I had a friend come over and help me install the side beams. They are friction fitted over the nailers. I then used 6” long 1/4” screws to pull them up into place. No brad holes to touch up
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    No gaps, very happy with how these turned off.

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    #28 1 year ago
    Quoted from PinballMikeD:

    I had a friend come over and help me install the side beams. They are friction fitted over the nailers. I then used 6” long 1/4” screws to pull them up into place. No brad holes to touch up
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    No gaps, very happy with how these turned off.
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    NICE work! Those look great. Is that real
    Wood for the ceiling planking, or the newer vinyl type?

    #29 1 year ago

    Looks great. Nice job!

    #30 1 year ago
    Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

    NICE work! Those look great. Is that real
    Wood for the ceiling planking, or the newer vinyl type?

    It’s pine tongue and groove. I sanded it to 320 and white washed it.

    #31 1 year ago

    Nice stain job for poplar.

    I hate these threads because now I want to start a project.

    #32 1 year ago

    Yeah poplar is a b$&ch. Minwax pre-conditioner is the only way to go. The dark stain makes it easier as well.

    Financed this project with the sale of Dead Pool. Nothing is free right

    #33 1 year ago

    Thinking of doing an accent wall. Picked up some sheets of MDF with a brick pattern from HD to play around with.

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    Whitewashed

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    Added some color (same color I’m using for the walls), to give it some pop.

    Thoughts?

    #34 1 year ago

    Here’s a side by side comparison with the stock panel.

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    #35 1 year ago

    I like the whitewash - I went a couple of steps further in my office:

    1. I cut the sheets out on the edge to zipper butting pieces together, and filled with a grey caulk;
    2. I did what is called a German Schmear using joint compound across the bricks. Sealed with a polyurethane.

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    #36 1 year ago

    I was planning on zippers as well. I like the idea of the joint compound. Did you water it down any?

    #37 1 year ago

    Didn't water it down, just made sure to vary the thickness so bricks show through. When you put the Polly on (water based) it will thin it out and more of the red will show.

    #38 1 year ago

    Ok, I might color all my bricks brown as I’m looking to get away from the red. Thanks for the input.

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    #39 1 year ago

    First skim coat up.

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    Eliminating some unused electrical outlets.

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    #40 1 year ago

    Patching repairs complete and skim coated wall. I’m getting better at drywall work, but not quitting my day job anytime soon

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    #41 1 year ago

    I decided to color all the whitewashed bricks. Here’s the first panel. Another day of brick painting and I’ll be ready to start installing them.

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    #42 1 year ago

    Cutting my zippers.

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    So far so good

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    #43 1 year ago

    Nice job with the brick!

    #44 1 year ago
    Quoted from PAPPYBALL:

    Nice job with the brick!

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    Thanks, it’s been slow going as of late. Work has been crazy, but I did manage to get most of the paneling and sparkle up.

    #45 1 year ago

    Thanks to ReadyPO for the German Schmear idea. That made filling the zipper seams much easier and added some character. Here’s a close up pic.

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    #46 71 days ago

    Got my attic re-insulated with open cell spray foam, night and day difference.

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    Now I can install some LED lighting and run the game room 20A circuit back to the electric panel in the garage.

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    Love this foam, the attic is now only 5 degrees hotter than the house.

    #47 69 days ago

    That foam is the best! Before we did ours, we had an attic fan that would run all summer long, and it'd still be 90 up there. Afterwards, never more than 8 degrees diff from the rooms below.

    Just about to do the same to our attached garage.

    #48 69 days ago

    Too funny. I did my house in reverse from you. I had the garage done when we moved in 7 years ago.

    #49 68 days ago

    Our first "foaming" was at our previous house, which had only a carport. When we rebuilt and moved to our current house, we had foam in all the "attic" spaces right off the bat, but somehow never thought to retro the garage.

    2 months later
    #50 7 days ago

    Looking for ideas to make a removable window cover. This will block out light and heat from entering the room.

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    The 2x4s surrounding the window will get encased with wood and painted. The window cover would then be mount on top of the wood trim.

    My wife thinks I should just put brick paneling on the window cover and paint the trim the same color as the walls. Any other ideas?

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