November 2nd, 2010:
Return to the Basement Project

After a brief hiatus from our basement project to work on larger projects for clients, Christian is going to squeeze some time in to work on hanging the ceiling and install the trim and doors in our basement. Once this is complete, we’ll be able to apply the final coats of paint, install the overhead can lighting, and get the carpet installed. If each remaining part of the project takes a week (or weekend), we should be able to schedule our projector and screen installation by the end of the year! (Pics of the project here.)

Basement Floorplan

- Duane

February 17th, 2009:
As the basement project continues, the bug to build an arcade cabinet returns.

I’ve wanted to build a M.A.M.E. cabinet since the first time I downloaded the premier arcade emulation package. I just never had anywhere to put one, but thanks to my brother, Christian’s, help, we’re looking forward to a warm and functional basement space. Our new basement will be divided into 3 rooms, plus utility closets and storage: a dedicated projection theater, a walk-up bar, and a small arcade/air hockey area. George shares my excitement and we’ve been plotting our home-built arcade shrines in-between projects at work. We’ll be visiting Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum for a little recon soon. Perhaps we can learn something from his years of arcade and coin-op attraction restoration.

- Duane