Basement Arcade – Almost Finished

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The flooring is done, the trim is installed.  The games have finally started making their way to their permanent home.  Here are a few shots:

As you can see, there is still plenty of room for other games.  The Space Invader wall tiles were purchased from a fellow collector.  They are CNC cut and adhered to the wall with double sided tape.  I just need a Space Invader cocktail machine to sit under them.  Stayed tuned…..

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Basement Arcade – Flooring

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After many weeks of framing walls, hanging drywall, running electrical wire, taping and mudding and painting, the flooring has finally started to go down in the basement arcade.  I choose a laminate which will actually sit almost 1″ off the concrete floor thanks to some plastic underlayment and wood underlayment.  Over then weekend I got about 1/3 of the finished floor installed:

Yeah, that’s a lot of flooring.  Over 640 square feet.  I’ll be finishing the flooring in the next few days, installing trim and then moving the games into position.  Stay tuned…..

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Basement Arcade – Major Progress

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Wow, I didn’t realize that it has been over a year since my last post. How time flies. I may be typing all of this in vain, as I’m not sure anyone comes around anymore. Oh well! Unfortunately, I haven’t done much with the arcade games in the last year. However, the last few months, I’ve been going full speed on my basement remodel. I’ve finished the sub floor; hung, taped and mudded the drywall; primed the drywall and shot texture onto the ceiling. This weekend I’ll be painting the walls and the following weekend, I’ll start putting down about 670 square feet of flooring. After considering 18″ or 24″ tiles, I’ve decided to put vera-mahogany Pergo flooring down. I’ll have to install vinyl leg levelers on all my games but it should provide a durable and good looking finish.

Below are a few pictures of all the work done to date:

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Basement Arcade – Work Progresses

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It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything of significance. Essentially, that means I haven’t been doing any work. No work on the arcade collection and no work on my basement remodel. The basement remodel was intended to be a winter project. Unfortunately, I didn’t get as much done last winter as planned. Most of the framing was completed and a little bit of insulation work, but that’s about it.

I started working on the basement again in October and have made pretty good progress. New recessed lights have been installed to replace the hideous ceiling fans that the previous owner had installed. I still need to run the wiring from the switches to the lights. Most of the insulation has been put into place. All of the wiring to the outlets is in place as well as Cat-5 cable and cable for the satellite system.

I decided to put down a sub-floor just to eliminate the feeling of being in a basement...

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