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TOPIC: GAMING ROOM
#53281
Re:GAMING ROOM 1 Year, 3 Months ago  
Hey guys I'm reactivating the discussion on game rooms. I thought some here may have a little interest in the new door added to my game room this weekend. I think it's quite a special pocket door. This door was created by a local Master Wood Smith who is now retired. He only does projects that are unique and he does them for free. I'm very grateful to Randy for creating my door. I would of never dreamed owning such a cool sliding pocket door. If you want to see the rest of the pics of my room than simply scroll through this post.

The first picture is of the pocket door as you're walking into my game room.



This is the top of the door showing the two different type of hand forged nails.

This is the backside of the same pocket sliding door!

This is the bottom of the door showing the the wear from years of mopping with lye soap. The soap has "bleached" the door.

this is showing the years of wear smoothing and darkening of the wood from use as people go in and out of the door.

This is a picture of the bottom of the door again showing the two different nail types used. The nails in the door are only used a decoration and have no real structural use.
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#53284
Re:GAMING ROOM 1 Year, 3 Months ago  
Pretty sweet, especially knowing how it looks on the other side of the pocket door. With it closed, if you were standing in the hall you would never guess that such a different environ lies just beyond. Was the same wood reused from the old door to face the game room side or did you have to start from scratch?

This makes me want to finish off the door I hung for my game room almost a year ago. It is still unstained.
One of these days I have to make it back to your coast to see this in person.
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#53293
Re:GAMING ROOM 1 Year, 3 Months ago  
Both sides of the door have been created from "scratch." The white side is new wood and if you look really closely at it the wood grain is different than the other two white doors. Also the design in the door isn't as deep as the other two doors.

As for the tavern side the door the wood used is different types and was submerged in water for decades. the wood was salvaged and eventually made it to Randy's wood shop. You will also see one panel on the door looks much "newer" than the other panels. This was done on purpose to replicate the previous panel getting damaged (bar fight maybe) and needing to be replaced.

There was nothing used from the old door except the pocket door's hardware that hangs the door in it's slot, so it can move back and forth. We had to remove the door casing and get the old door out without damaging the hardware. This was very difficult and time consuming!
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#53298
Re:GAMING ROOM 1 Year, 3 Months ago  
awesome stuff...love how you go from the "normal" normal world into a medieval world/tavern...much like going through the back of the wardrobe...

one day I too will have a game room...my father was a fairly well known architect of historical preservation...he created his own "world" inside our townhouse in Manhattan..it is all wood and sort of frank lloyd wright/scandinavian/japanese style...old and modern...we have been forced to rent it out for the time being because of the high cost of living there...but now I feel, I may be able to move back in in a few years, and when I do, I am going to dedicate a room to gaming...that will be fun...no expenses will be spared:)

attached some pics...hope I didn't hijack the thread...




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#53318
Re:GAMING ROOM 1 Year, 3 Months ago  
Now there's a game room we'd all love to see, Zaltar's!
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#53321
Re:GAMING ROOM 1 Year, 3 Months ago  
Yea, yea!
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#53322
Re:GAMING ROOM 1 Year, 3 Months ago  
Thanks for the glimpse behind the curtain into your personal life Stefan. I know from my many years on the forums that he was a wonderful man, excellent architect and had huge positive influence on you. Would love to someday see (and game?!?) in the *world* your father created inside the townhouse. I also think I can see a family resemblance in the picture!

Cheers!
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#53331
Re:GAMING ROOM 1 Year, 3 Months ago  
Harneloot wrote:
Thanks for the glimpse behind the curtain into your personal life Stefan. I know from my many years on the forums that he was a wonderful man, excellent architect and had huge positive influence on you. Would love to someday see (and game?!?) in the *world* your father created inside the townhouse. I also think I can see a family resemblance in the picture!

Cheers!


Thanks Harneloot, others have often said I resemble Jan which is interesting since I was adopted...we never corrected anyone:) I'm half American, half Korean...my biological father was a US soldier stationed in Korea, mother Korean....i was adopted when I was 2- 1/2 years old to NYC by my Italian (Roman) mother and Czechoslovakian (Prague) father....we all became proud American Citizens....what a melting pot!
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#53335
Re:GAMING ROOM 1 Year, 3 Months ago  
Stefan, those are great photos! Cool mid-century aesthetics and l love that 60s chair. Your adopted father looks like a genuinely sweet man. Wow, that's quite the melting pot!… I'm also familiar with melting pots with my mom being chinese and korean (some hawaiian culture added) and my father of caucasian decent--a blend of english, irish, and some german. Gotta love it!… growing up eating kim chee, ball rice, and corned beef and cabbage! : ) Good times. Thanks for sharing--just love old photos!
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#53336
Re:GAMING ROOM 1 Year, 3 Months ago  
The melting pot continues...I'm a french, Polish, Onondaga (Iroquois), American. Mt Father's first language was French and my mother's was polish.
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