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Miss Chanandler Bong jake private msg quote post Address this user
Hi All, finally getting the unfinished part of my basement converted to my comics room / mancave

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Collector TheLJ private msg quote post Address this user
A Comic Cellar like a wine cellar. Some guys like wine...comics are better
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Collector no1lufcfan private msg quote post Address this user
Looking forward to the finished room 👍
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Miss Chanandler Bong jake private msg quote post Address this user
One of the challenges is once the room is done to get all my collectibles in it. Besides comics, got toys and 250+ shot glasses. Here’s a couple original art pages and the comics.


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Collector TellEmSteveDave private msg quote post Address this user
Lookin good! I need something about that size. The current cave is filled to capacity.
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Collector* Towmater private msg quote post Address this user
I'm going to find out this weekend how some of my comic art looks in one of these 11" x 17" sign holders. The outside of it is 13.37" x 19.36". If it turns out OK I'm going to buy 6 of them to put over the machines we have in our game room.




Looks like a quick and easy way for me to swap out different OA and get it out where people can look at it.
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Forum Crier OGJackster private msg quote post Address this user
I don't know where you're located but beware of moisture seeping in!
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Collector Jabberwookie private msg quote post Address this user
Cool!

I’ll be curious to see the finished product.
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Miss Chanandler Bong jake private msg quote post Address this user
@Towmater Let me know how that works out. From the photo, it has a nice clean, elegant look. I am curious if the comic would stay in place.

@OGJackster Water damage is a whole debacle upon itself. Insurance wouldn't cover a drip. I already have a French drain around the perimeter and 2 sump pumps. I have the contractors reinforcing outside the walls and having it slightly slope to wick the water away from the house.
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Miss Chanandler Bong jake private msg quote post Address this user
@Towmater I had a custom frame made for the original art page of Spider-Women. It was placed between 2 plexiglass sheets and had clear rubber nubbins on each corner to hold it down. Besides the pressure of both plates, it still slipped down.




The reason I did this was Infantino had done the pencils on other side which was a totally different sketch, it was more of a close-up.


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Collector* Towmater private msg quote post Address this user
@jake I'll take a photo or 2 of it. I'll report back on any movement that the pages might have. If them move I was thinking a small amount of super glue along the bottom might seal the plexeglass together. That way I'll still be able to slide pages in at the top to change them out.
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Miss Chanandler Bong jake private msg quote post Address this user
@Towmater Thanks!
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Collector BrianGreensnips private msg quote post Address this user
@jake Good luck. Looking forward to seeing the final product. Are you going to treat the cinder block foundation? My first house had them. I used Kilz over it and it definitely made a difference.
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Miss Chanandler Bong jake private msg quote post Address this user
Wish I knew. The contractors added some waterproofing on the interior and added crushed rock, concrete, and a channel on the exterior. Looks like a dolled up bunker. Thanks for the tip!
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Masculinity takes a holiday. EbayMafia private msg quote post Address this user
I get so envious when I see these rooms. I love open space. As a bit of a claustrophobe I actually get giddy over the potential of an empty room. Open space is such a luxury...don't take it for granted. I have half my comic books on rafters in the garage. My wife remote teaches her college courses from the closet of the master bedroom.
I guess the tradeoff is that it's 75 degrees in the middle of December and I can't remember the last time I used an umbrella. I want to have a fire in the fireplace but I literally can't get the house cool enough for a fire.
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Collector doog private msg quote post Address this user
Nice start on a dark cave. My wife has her art studio, nothing but windows, I have my rumpus room, dark, one north facing window, and lots of walls to hang comics I like in frames.
I suggest, no carpet. No reason, I just hate carpet.
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Miss Chanandler Bong jake private msg quote post Address this user
@EbaySeller Yeah, open rooms are like open canvases, just waiting for us to add our own brushstrokes. I was entertaining the idea of just taking a picture of the finished empty room and end the photos / thread from there, so you all can fill in the blanks with your stuff.

@doog Yes, after the basement flooding, I am going with porcelain tile.

Speaking of studios, I would like to add a drafting table too. Been teaching the kids how to draw basic shapes, but I have to take it a step back or two. They have a grasp of static volume, but need more dynamic expression and form, so introducing them to gesture drawing and line contours. They admit that it's hard, as they squirm in their chairs, but they are getting better
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Miss Chanandler Bong jake private msg quote post Address this user
Getting there.


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It was a one trick pony show but always hilarious. GAC private msg quote post Address this user
@jake Awesome!!!!!
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Collector TheLJ private msg quote post Address this user
I did a similar floor through my house and I get compliments on it every time some one sees it. Nice work! That is cool as hell. Big screen? Backlit collectibles? No popcorn machine with comics so close. Exciting progress
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Miss Chanandler Bong jake private msg quote post Address this user
Thanks! Got the porcelain tile in case the basement leaks. Slim chance, but I don’t want to rip out the hardwood and do it all over again. Those tiles are deceivingly heavy. Whew!

Treated myself to an OLED 4K TV, but just missed getting an Xbox series X by 2 people in line before me. Doh! Got a lot on my plate, so I can wait until February. Cyberpunk 2077 takes a long time to load on the Xbox 1 though.

Will backlight the comics and shelves at some point. Not sure about putting it around the TV. Might detract from watching. Fun process!!
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Collector TheLJ private msg quote post Address this user
I got the porcelain too. You are right heavy as hell!
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