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"Q" Protectors
11-26-2012, 11:29 AM
Once again this thread is driven from Dsoriano's pool room thread which deserves mad props!! Check it out here if this kind of stuff interests you.
http://forums.azbilliards.com/showthread.php?t=237445&highlight=custom+room
I also started a thread with a custom pool ball polisher which is still in progress but I'm having fun building it and have enjoyed all the comments I've received over the progress, which can be seen here.http://forums.azbilliards.com/showthread.php?t=290693&highlight=custom+room

This is what I've kind of played around with in Solidworks to utilize the room as best as possible. The room is actually made up of 2 rooms that I'm removing the load bearing wall and putting up an LVL to make a 21x26 ft. space. minus the column in the room to make it code.
Please feel free to give any comments on what might work well in this space. I'm in the planning stages so It's an open canvas.!!

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So here are a few pics that I've gotten so far. This half of the basement was split into two halves which I have a baby bar box table on one side and had a TV room in the other half. I've always wanted a 9ft table so this is the construction process to make this possible.

Pool room before tear down. Minus the drop ceiling I pulled down before i took pics.

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So I stripped everything back down to bare cement and a couple studded walls that will get moved.

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I started prepping temporary walls this weekend so I can remove the load bearing wall.

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Hope you follow along and enjoy it as I proceed with this project.

"Q" Protectors
11-26-2012, 11:35 AM
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3RAILKICK
11-26-2012, 11:47 AM
Big project..hope it goes smoothly for you. Be safe and have fun with this.

KickenChicken/Brian did something similar recently.

Thanks for the progress pics

javi2
11-26-2012, 02:54 PM
This basement looks like mine did before I ripped the wall down....same dimensions. Even the AC ducts are in the same place. I'll pm you some photos of what I did.

Catalyze
11-26-2012, 09:30 PM
Very nice photos and effort so far! Please keep the photos coming and good luck with your efforts.
Craig

crawfish
11-26-2012, 10:13 PM
Either I'm buzzed, or I won 200 in that poolroom. Near Atlanta?

"Q" Protectors
12-16-2012, 01:48 PM
Little more progress on the room. Got the temp. walls complete and removed my load bearing wall. Getting ready for Fridays "beam raising party"
I provide the beer and the bodies show up! :smile:

Finished temp walls
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Bearing wall removed

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javi2
12-16-2012, 03:31 PM
I meant to tell you when you were asking about the steel poles, be careful which pole is closer to the table. I just started playing alot of straightpool and the damm pole comes into play when I'm playing. I just rack at the other end when playing 14.1.

"Q" Protectors
12-22-2012, 01:58 PM
So got a bunch done this weekend. Last night I had a "Beam raising party" and had a pretty good turnout. Had 13 people show up to give a hand. Thanks to all who helped out!!

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Took 45 minutes to move four 254"x 12" LVL beams from my garage through a small window to the basement, raised to the ceiling, temporarily wedged in place, glued and lagged together. It was quite an amazing job by everyone working together.


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So I got a big itchy this morning with an enormous hangover:grin-square:
and got to work so I can finally get the chance to see the room open. I put in the columns and shimmed the top of the beam to the joists, popped out the temp walls and finally got it open. It's been hard to picture it with so many studs down there.

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I got a HUGE week ahead of me, took the week off from work for the holidays and hope to have most of the framing done by the 2nd. Drywaller booked for Feb. I can start to taste my 9ft table!!

"Q" Protectors
12-22-2012, 02:03 PM
I meant to tell you when you were asking about the steel poles, be careful which pole is closer to the table. I just started playing alot of straightpool and the damm pole comes into play when I'm playing. I just rack at the other end when playing 14.1.


I'll be good. I decided to flip the table the other direction in the room Now I'll have 17' width wise. More then enough! Kind of pushes into the other half of the room a bit more then I would have liked but, I would rather lose a little there then have to worry about a pole.

Richm
12-23-2012, 12:38 AM
How did you fiqure what size beam you needed? did you have to go to an enginer?

"Q" Protectors
12-23-2012, 06:12 AM
How did you fiqure what size beam you needed? did you have to go to an enginer?

Yeah. My local supply store who sells these beams has an engineer for proper sizing.

Jive
12-23-2012, 07:07 AM
Subscribing.

dsoriano
12-23-2012, 07:45 AM
Thanks for the kind words. After seeing that awesome Ball Cleaner you made I have no doubt you have the skills to complete your room the way you envision it.
And thanks for posting! For once I can sit back, relax and enjoy following someone else's project for a change.

"Q" Protectors
12-29-2012, 06:43 PM
Been quite a busy fellow on my "week Off" from work. I have almost completely finished the framing minus a few things, but I'll share where I've gotten to this point.



Walls framed around the room.


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I had a relatively major change in my floor plan!! I started laying out my lower plates for the walls, and I didn't add in my Furnace and hot water into Solidworks when I built the room up....So long story short I had to remove the bathroom due to it being pretty useless due to the small size. I had one other option I could have played with to keep it, but it would have left me with no wet bar. Nope!!
So instead I now have an ENORMOUS wet bar! I just turned prints into my buddy for a 98" area to install cabinets.
I had to do some soffit work to get around some ducts and pipes. My soffit ladder was 23'9" long and about 12" tall. Trust me when I say it was a B***H to put in by myself. I had to raise it as 1 unit and hit a chalk line the full distance and then had to put the bottom at the lane level as the bottom of the beam.....It went ok, with a little ingenuity.

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One more the other direction (but a MUCH shorter one) to box some more pipework.



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Next was to just connect my dots to box the dropped ceiling.


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Tomorrow I have to connect the dots the other way to the LVL beam to cover the ducts.


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Hopefully by Monday sometime I'll be able to get to tearing out the wall by the stairs!!! Here's to positive thinking!:thumbup:

cueporn
12-29-2012, 09:30 PM
Putting in the beam is a major job. You are doing a great job.

dsoriano
01-07-2013, 01:56 PM
Kudos to keeping your work place clean! Its looking great!

"Q" Protectors
01-12-2013, 08:19 AM
Kudos to keeping your work place clean! Its looking great!

Thanks! I have learned over the years that it's easier and more enjoyable to work in a clean space. Might get messy over a 12 hour work day down there but always clean for the last half hour:thumbup:

joelpope
01-12-2013, 08:33 AM
Looking good. Nice space

"Q" Protectors
01-12-2013, 08:40 AM
So I've been a bit busy still but it's all coming together slowly, but times flying down there!

I finished up the bulkhead and tied it off to the beam

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I also had to add a half wall between the 1 column in the room back to the wall.


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I also decided to cut in a couple floating shelves for the audio equipment and also a hole for the in wall center channel speaker.


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I also had to cut out my stairway since I was unable to get full sheets of drywall down there. So I had made the decision to just open it up and make it feel a bit more open down there and gives it a good feel coming down the stairs as it opens into the room.

Along with that came a wobbly end of the handrail so I had to make a 3/4" thick plate steel bracket to fasten to the concrete and the end of the wall.


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Catalyze
01-14-2013, 09:00 PM
Great planning and exectution so far! Keep the photos coming.
Craig

"Q" Protectors
01-20-2013, 12:06 PM
Looks like I'm ready for Drywall! :thumbup:

Ran all my A/V cables around the room and finished up with all of the insulation. Hoping to have drywall going by the end of next week. Getting super excited!!


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sdello
01-20-2013, 01:23 PM
things looks like they are progressing nicely. thanks for the inspiration. I currently have an 8ft but need to remove a post for the 9ft. Yours looks great and you're giving me ideas.

keep the posts coming and I hope progress continues without any headaches

"Q" Protectors
01-31-2013, 03:30 PM
Got another huge step underway to finish this job.

Drywall is in and getting finished up.

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"Q" Protectors
01-31-2013, 03:45 PM
http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q733/Qprotectors/Basement/IMG_7855_zpscdfeefc9.jpg


This is a new screenshot of what I have planned now. Things changed a little bit since I first started.
Sorry the little floating discs are the can lights and speakers, there just kinda in the way.

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roberthans
01-31-2013, 04:08 PM
It looks sweet. I have to finish some trim and a few other little things and mine will be done.

Catalyze
02-01-2013, 10:35 AM
Drywall makes such a huge appearance difference!!
Excellent progress.
Craig

kankakeekid
02-01-2013, 10:53 AM
Attention to detail has really paid off, drywall looks good can's wait to see what's next. Keep up the good work! Just finished drywall myself, and beginning to paint now.

"Q" Protectors
02-11-2013, 04:18 AM
Another milestone crossed! Primed, painted, and got all the electrical in along with my inwall speakers.
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Gold Crown IV all lined up and getting picked up this weekend. If all goes well I'll have a floor done and waiting for it.

arps
02-11-2013, 07:31 AM
this is gonna be awesome for sure. good job!:thumbup:

dsoriano
02-11-2013, 08:31 AM
Wow Nate, this is impressive! You did great on the color scheme. Your wiring looks great and the overall work looks really good. This ia gonna be a great room when completed!

Daniel

Jimbojim
02-11-2013, 08:56 AM
Im so jealous right now !!!

"Q" Protectors
02-17-2013, 06:17 PM
Another phase complete! Flooring is in.

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And I went and picked up my new baby. GCIV. :)
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Jive
02-17-2013, 06:38 PM
First of a huge congrats to you! You're definitely another talented AZer here...
I've been following this thread religiously and have actually been excited for you as I see the entire project unfold.
I already love the setup now and can only imagine how fantastic it'll look when completed.
Some nice paintings and nice rugs would do wonders to this room...I'm looking forward...
Thanks for sharing.

keepanionme
03-11-2013, 01:56 PM
I'm in the beginning stages of building a house. The basement is going to come unfinished. I've been following you, and others that have posted progressions of a pool room. I'll be starting with concrete walls that will have insulation. I've never done a task like this before, but with me being handy, I think I can do it. Thanks for the pictures. I'll eagerly be following this post to not only see how you're coming along, but to pick up any tips I can find.

Charlie Hustle
03-11-2013, 02:33 PM
Any updated pictures?

watchez
03-11-2013, 02:49 PM
Anyone have any good design ideas for the walls around the pool table area.

My concern is that people will put their feet up on the lower part of the wall when standing in front of the wall. For the upper part of the wall, my concern is people leaning their cue against the wall and having tons of chalk marks around the room.

I don't want to go too dark because it will make a small space look even smaller.

Thanks,

Jive
03-11-2013, 04:55 PM
Anyone have any good design ideas for the walls around the pool table area.

My concern is that people will put their feet up on the lower part of the wall when standing in front of the wall. For the upper part of the wall, my concern is people leaning their cue against the wall and having tons of chalk marks around the room.

I don't want to go too dark because it will make a small space look even smaller.

Thanks,

I like wood panels on walls, gives it a classic yet homely feel and they clean pretty good plus they're darker and won't show stains easy. You can check out my post in one of my earlier thread and see that one part of the Wall's using wood panels. I custom ordered these panels but I know many people are using wood parquet floor panels on walls these days too and they work great albeit with more joints. There's multitude of colour and wood choices plus that's faux wood as well which are all incredibly easy to look after.

Another alternative would be wallpaper. Again I would go with softer tones like beige to brown for that homely effect and easy on the eyes for large areas. Personally I'd pick those that's textured like basket weaved or rattan like designs. Alot of them clean easy and even allow wet cloth cleaning for maintenance.

Just my 2 cents.

Blue Hog ridr
03-11-2013, 06:30 PM
Looks like a nice lay out so far. Just a hint tho. Close in the bath room or people will see you having a Pee.

Keep us posted on the progress. Us AZers like looking at pool room pics like these.

millertime77
03-11-2013, 07:07 PM
Looks great!
Just a little advice make sure you have a back up sump pump system. My 3 year old pump failed, flooded 8 inches! They removed all the flooring and the bottom foot of drywall, and dried the basement for week. Spent 15,000 just to get the back to pre flood condition.

I now have 3 sumps pumps and a battery back up system.

Quesports
03-11-2013, 07:41 PM
That is why I never run the drywall all the way to the floor. Instead I put a 1 X 10 around the floor and bring the drywall down to the top edge. You can use J bead to finish off the bottom edge of the drywall to give it a clean look. Love the terra cotta color on the walls BTW..

Hungarian
03-11-2013, 08:29 PM
Excellent work man is all I can say. Looks great.

I second the extra sump pump and batteries.

Also, I agree about the sheet rock. Best way is to use a 1" thick board as a spacer on the floor when your hanging the sheet rock.

Also, some wainscoating stained dark would look great wrapped around the walls. It would also protect the wall against various wear and tear ..i.e., like someone mentioned if ppl put their feet against the wall.

Stupid question, what's the two long slots in the wall for?

Thanks

"Q" Protectors
03-12-2013, 02:37 PM
Looks great!
Just a little advice make sure you have a back up sump pump system. My 3 year old pump failed, flooded 8 inches! They removed all the flooring and the bottom foot of drywall, and dried the basement for week. Spent 15,000 just to get the back to pre flood condition.

I now have 3 sumps pumps and a battery back up system.

I have flooded many times here also! Certainly a concern at ALL times. I put in a battery backup sump system the weekend after drywall got put up. I still check morning and after work everyday...just have to put faith in the weekends and weeks away!! :frown:

"Q" Protectors
03-12-2013, 02:40 PM
Excellent work man is all I can say. Looks great.

I second the extra sump pump and batteries.

Also, I agree about the sheet rock. Best way is to use a 1" thick board as a spacer on the floor when your hanging the sheet rock.

Also, some wainscoating stained dark would look great wrapped around the walls. It would also protect the wall against various wear and tear ..i.e., like someone mentioned if ppl put their feet against the wall.

Stupid question, what's the two long slots in the wall for?

Thanks


They're for "floating shelves" It's built into the studs so I can just slide a thick shelf in and don't need any fasteners or brackets. Just a little construction adhesive. It's shelving for A/V equipment.

"Q" Protectors
03-12-2013, 02:50 PM
First off thanks for all the compliments and suggestions I've received over the last couple months. It's been an exciting couple months for sure!! I'm seeing the finish line and it's nice. All I have left is some trim work and a Bifold door for the closet. I'm still waiting on the wet bar to be built which is why you see the random bump out in the back of the room. Hopefully soon, but the room is functional. Which probably explains why the trim and door have not been finished yet. Too much playing and not enough work! I should have listened to my buddy who said "don't set up your new table until the trim is done" LOL!! YEAH RIGHT!!

Anyway, here is where I'm at and thanks for following along!!

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I'll post a few more as I get the wet bar in and trim finished. Probably a rug or two and some pictures around the room. I'm trying to get one more pub table to match and a few more button top stools. I think I've bagged the sofa idea. I think this room is just fine as a pool room, not so much a TV room.

Charlie Hustle
03-12-2013, 02:56 PM
How do you like that light? Im about to purchase the same one from Billiard Factory here in Houston. Will be going over a GCII

watchez
03-12-2013, 02:58 PM
How do you like that light? Im about to purchase the same one from Billiard Factory here in Houston. Will be going over a GCII

Charlie - I have a brass light just like that -- it is by no means perfect but with some TLC would look good. You can have it if you pay for the shipping. I can take some pics if you want to see what condition it is in.

Charlie Hustle
03-12-2013, 03:05 PM
Charlie - I have a brass light just like that -- it is by no means perfect but with some TLC would look good. You can have it if you pay for the shipping. I can take some pics if you want to see what condition it is in.

Thank you very much for the offer, is it the 3 shade or the 4 shade light? Pictures would be awesome...

Cdryden
03-12-2013, 03:15 PM
This is really looking good. You're doing a great job, I'm envious!

DaveK
03-12-2013, 03:27 PM
Anyone have any good design ideas for the walls around the pool table area.

My concern is that people will put their feet up on the lower part of the wall when standing in front of the wall. For the upper part of the wall, my concern is people leaning their cue against the wall and having tons of chalk marks around the room.

I don't want to go too dark because it will make a small space look even smaller.

Thanks,

I put up a chair rail made from slot wall (3/4" MDF with slots for fixtures, like you see in stores). The plan is to make various shelves and cue racks and folks can put them where they like. My walls are covered in grass cloth, and a blue ring at 58" will not be easy to clean (can't just wash it like latex painted walls).

http://forums.azbilliards.com/showthread.php?t=182377&page=12

post 448

You can see one cue on the far left side in the one and only cue holder I've made so far. There is a better (:rolleyes:) picture on another site that shall remain nameless.

Dave

Nine ... corner
03-12-2013, 03:46 PM
I think I've bagged the sofa idea. I think this room is just fine as a pool room, not so much a TV room.

First off ... you have me drooling! Fantastic room! I really enjoyed that you posted the beginning and all that was involved instead of just showing us the beautiful end result. To me it made it all that much more impressive. As to the TV/sofa comment ... I agree but you could put a small flat screen on a ceiling mount to have and watch from the pub tables. :thumbup:

dearnold
03-12-2013, 03:51 PM
Super nice. One of my favorite touches is how you left the number on the GC.

"Q" Protectors
03-12-2013, 04:16 PM
Super nice. One of my favorite touches is how you left the number on the GC.

:thumbup: I'll never remove it. Came from a local pool hall after closing up. Played hundreds of hours there.

"Q" Protectors
03-12-2013, 04:20 PM
How do you like that light? Im about to purchase the same one from Billiard Factory here in Houston. Will be going over a GCII

It's fine for what it is. I would love a diamond or brunswick light, but they are very large and hide a large portion of room. If I didn't have the soffit to go under I probably would get a larger fluorescent. Don't get a 3 light. It won't be enough and a 5 can be a bit long if you don't raise it up a bit higher. My buddy has a 5 and I kept bumping my head racking. We raised it a few inches.

Sarnia Shorty
03-13-2013, 07:25 AM
Q Protectors, could you tell me where you found the two chairs that the players would sit in. I have been looking for chairs like that with the wide arms for my room and haven't been able to find any at a reasonable price.

By the way your room looks fantastic, can't wait to see the finished product, if only I could get off my ass and clean my room up a bit.

dsoriano
03-19-2013, 12:58 PM
Excellent choices on flooring and wall coloring! I'm really impressed by your lighting placement. It gives off a nice ambiance. Great work and enjoy.:wink:

dsoriano

8BALLDELUXE
03-19-2013, 07:39 PM
Bad ass room dude, lots of hangovers to be had there.

"Q" Protectors
04-22-2013, 02:10 PM
Q Protectors, could you tell me where you found the two chairs that the players would sit in. I have been looking for chairs like that with the wide arms for my room and haven't been able to find any at a reasonable price.

By the way your room looks fantastic, can't wait to see the finished product, if only I could get off my ass and clean my room up a bit.

I got them at a local game/sports store. They're pretty cheap. I think I only paid $100 a piece.

"Q" Protectors
04-22-2013, 02:30 PM
Alright guys, I think this is probably my last post since I'm pretty much done at this point. So I got the wet bar installed recently and finished up all the trim. So this is what I did. I'm attaching a "Before" and "After" picture of the room. I'm off to enjoy the room now!







The Doorway coming into the basement (which i removed the "doorway")



http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q733/Qprotectors/Basement/IMG_6890.jpg


http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q733/Qprotectors/Basement/Doorway2_zps277c6ad7.jpg



Looking right entering the basement

http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q733/Qprotectors/Basement/SideWall1_zps3218adc7.jpg

http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q733/Qprotectors/Basement/SideWall2_zps4a067708.jpg






Looking from the back wall


http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q733/Qprotectors/Basement/IMG_7291.jpg

http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q733/Qprotectors/Basement/BackWall2_zpsf0928878.jpg






Looking at the wet bar area.


http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q733/Qprotectors/Basement/WetBar1_zps0704f05a.jpg

http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q733/Qprotectors/Basement/WetBar2_zps3629796b.jpg






Looking at the Stairway/Entrance

http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q733/Qprotectors/Basement/Stairway1_zps14b4d4d7.jpg

http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q733/Qprotectors/Basement/Stairway2_zpse07693fc.jpg






For all of those who have followed me along this project "thanks" and I hope you've enjoyed it and hope you maybe picked up an idea or two along the way!

8BALLDELUXE
04-25-2013, 02:27 PM
Nice room sir keep posting any changes you have in the future.

frankncali
04-25-2013, 09:54 PM
Very nice job! :thumbup:

Charlie Hustle
04-26-2013, 04:19 AM
Amazing looking room, and nice work! The only thing I would personally change would be to put a black fridge in the place of the brown "paneling" one. I think it takes away from the wet bar. Just my .02

"Q" Protectors
04-26-2013, 06:56 AM
Amazing looking room, and nice work! The only thing I would personally change would be to put a black fridge in the place of the brown "paneling" one. I think it takes away from the wet bar. Just my .02

I eventually will get a glass door built in refridgerator. But theyre quite expensive. This was already in my possession so I just plugged it in for beer. :thumbup:

Hungarian
04-26-2013, 10:25 AM
Hey man great work.

Have you considered painting the speaker grills the same color as the wall? They stick out like a sore thumb. Also, have you considered hanging a picture over the electrical panel flush cover?

Cheers..

I eventually will get a glass door built in refridgerator. But theyre quite expensive. This was already in my possession so I just plugged it in for beer. :thumbup:

Scott Lee
04-26-2013, 11:03 AM
"Q" Protectors...That is a SLAMMIN' job you did on your 'basement' pool room. What a great job! :thumbup:

Scott Lee
http://poolknowledge.com

Alright guys, I think this is probably my last post since I'm pretty much done at this point. So I got the wet bar installed recently and finished up all the trim. So this is what I did. I'm attaching a "Before" and "After" picture of the room. I'm off to enjoy the room now!

For all of those who have followed me along this project "thanks" and I hope you've enjoyed it and hope you maybe picked up an idea or two along the way!

"Q" Protectors
04-26-2013, 11:31 AM
Hey man great work.

Have you considered painting the speaker grills the same color as the wall? They stick out like a sore thumb. Also, have you considered hanging a picture over the electrical panel flush cover?

Cheers..

I have considered painting them. Not sure yet if I will or not.
I also have put a piece of painted MDF over the electrical panel so it's pretty well blended in.

"Q" Protectors
04-26-2013, 11:32 AM
"Q" Protectors...That is a SLAMMIN' job you did on your 'basement' pool room. What a great job! :thumbup:

Scott Lee
http://poolknowledge.com

Thanks!

I see you live pretty close to me! Im in Holland MI.

14-1StraightMan
04-26-2013, 11:40 AM
You have really done a beautiful job on that basement. Really great room with a great table. With a ball return..... nothing better. I have never seen a Gold Crown with out the built in score keepers in the rail. Did you replace that bottom rail with a upper one? Also, just my opinion but I think the speakers color (white) looks good against the wall. Breaks up the wall color. Again, beautiful room. Congrats with it.

Ruark
04-26-2013, 08:00 PM
No offense, but does it seem like those table lights are a little high? Great job though!

"Q" Protectors
04-30-2013, 10:36 AM
You have really done a beautiful job on that basement. Really great room with a great table. With a ball return..... nothing better. I have never seen a Gold Crown with out the built in score keepers in the rail. Did you replace that bottom rail with a upper one? Also, just my opinion but I think the speakers color (white) looks good against the wall. Breaks up the wall color. Again, beautiful room. Congrats with it.

It did not have score keepers. There were 6-9ft GC's in the pool hall and none of them had them. There were beads above the tables. I wish it did have counters for 14.1. Oh well!
I kind of agree with the speakers. I kind of like them white.

"Q" Protectors
04-30-2013, 10:37 AM
No offense, but does it seem like those table lights are a little high? Great job though!

They are a bit high. I'm 6'5" and I hit my head on them if there much lower. Good even spead of light. That's all I'm really worried about.

Highmiles
05-07-2013, 01:46 PM
Outstanding job. Thanks for the extra effort of keeping us posted. You have made many observers very envious.

Spider1
05-07-2013, 06:35 PM
Love what you did with that room! Specifically the colors, wall color, hardwood floor, and lighting. Looks great! :D


As for the fridge, you mentioned a clear door fridge...you can find these relatively reasonably from soda distributors. Look into coke, Pepsi, etc clear door display fridge. Call your local soda distributors and ask about used clear door mini fridges. They might have used ones they a looking to get rid of or can steer you to a supplier for promo type fridges. The restaurant supply "display fridges" cost a fortune, so avoid those. You can also sometimes spot these clear door soda fridges on CL or your local buy and sell, look for bars and restaurants closing and clearing out.

"Q" Protectors
02-22-2014, 09:58 AM
Figured I throw an updated pic of my wet bar area since I completed it recently.


Got the mirror up and built some counter top shelves with LED's in them to light up the liquor bottles. Pretty cheap and simple.

I also got an actual built in fridge! :thumbup:



http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q733/Qprotectors/Basement/IMG_8347_zpsdf57e565.jpg

Snuden
02-23-2014, 08:41 PM
Congratulations on your room. Well done.

FairladyZ
02-23-2014, 08:52 PM
I got done with a similar project back in November......did it all myself, so I can appreciate what's involved. Well done sir!