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#1 MyOhMy

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 04:31 PM

(In case ya missed it, Phase 1 is HERE.)

 

 

 

Well, this has been a bit of a physical ordeal!  :yes:   Phase 1 was easy-peasy as there were no heavy parts to assemble with most of the job being straight forward but this, by contrast, was a bit of a head scratcher due to a twisted 'level' to the floor and cumbersome parts to work with as well as a new skill or two to learn (often the hard way).

 

Waffle aside, here is a taster of what I've managed to achieve so far with Phase 2:

 

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I donated to a charity some unused furniture to help with making more space and decided to recycle other old furniture items for Phase 2.  Two old bookcases, some ols kitchen shelves and an oversized four drawer chest.  The chest was far to deep so off came the back 8 inches, it was too tall so off came the top section and the top drawer and the parts went towards constructing a single drawer chest with vinyl storage underneath.  The old kitchen shelves became vinyl storage dividers and, once it was all sorted, then came the paint job:

 

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I've posted more pics to Dropbox for your viewing pleasure and as a reminder to me why my body aches so much and why I'm pretty exhausted.

 

For some time I couldn't decide on whether or or not to buy new materials for the job or recycle old furniture.  If I bought new I'd would have to take all the old furniture etc. to the local dump for disposal along with any unwanted off cuts & waste from new materials so a recycling job won the day.  In an ideal world and with a much larger Boom Room, I would have gone for big, chunky, battle scarred dark wood, the sort of thing reclaimed from Ye Olde Shippe:yes:

 

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Now, manoeuvring the long old bookcase timbers around in a Boom Room packed with delicate BB's was a nightmare in itself worrying about 'the other end' and what damage it may do whilst keeping an eye on the front end swing!  I found this phase physically demanding but my spirit wasn't broken, just more fingernails.  I lost count of the times I banged my head on the bottom BB shelf, splinters in my delicate hands were in abundance and the tea flowed like never before.  I ache like I haven't in years but it was worth it.  :yes:  :thumbsup:

 

There is still more to do with Phase 3 (storage for more vinyl, cassettes & CD's and display for several minis.  Phase 4 will be the 'door side' of the room which currently has a low furniture unit with a few turntables on it.  There's shelving brackets to hide, vinyl cover displays to put up, cables to run, lighting and much more besides.  Did I mention the large expanse of naked ceiling?  I'm sure I can think of something!  :yes:  :-D

 

Enjoy - and "Thank you All" for the inspiration you have given me.   :thankyou:

 

*Edited as incorrect Dropbox link posted in OP.



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Posted 24 July 2017 - 05:20 PM

You just might be the coolest chick ever.

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 05:48 PM

You just might be the coolest chick ever.

:blush:  :-)



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Posted 24 July 2017 - 06:25 PM

My shiat looks like Fred Sanford's junk pile compared to that.

Wow!.
After seeing the movie Christine I learned to never underestimate a Christine lol.
At the end of the day her skill and determination will make even that baddest mofo fun for their lives and leave burning tire tracks on your ass as she speeds away.
I feel like that victim after seeing your hard work.

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 08:22 PM

My oh my that looks incredible! The splinters, the heaving, the freakouts, tooootally worth it!

If it's one thing I like about collecting is the 1:1 relationship between how much effort you put into it and the results you get.



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Posted 24 July 2017 - 09:03 PM

Excellent work!!! You ROCK Christine.🎸🎸🎸You've accomplished something wonderful there in your boomroom. Something to be proud of for sure.πŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ‘πŸ‘

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Posted 25 July 2017 - 12:15 AM

Wow Christine you've done an awesome job. I love the re-using of what you already had...I repurpose stuff a lot and it's very satisfying. Loving your turntables too, didn't realise you had those, they look great all in a row. Great job!!!

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Posted 25 July 2017 - 03:27 AM

FANTASTIC!

 

As others have said, love the fact that you re-purposed so much material and it looks really nice. Very classy. You sure know your way around power tools!

 

Those turn tables  :drool:  :drool:  :drool: and the vinyl  :drool:  :drool:  :drool:

 

All the thought and effort is evident. It's perfect.

 

I have to ask....when you have company over, do you bring them into the boomroom or does that door remain shut so you don't have to spend an hour explaining "Why"?

 

and there's going to be a part 3 & 4 :clap:  :rock: I can't wait :yes:

 

Well Christine, your work is inspirational. We might need to fly you down to Hisrudeness' house with your power tools to help him get straightened out  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:



I really like this cassette. Is this a floor mat?

 

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Posted 25 July 2017 - 05:28 AM

Many thanks for all the kind words and supportive comments.  I wasn't on my own during Phase 2, I used the internet for hints & tips along with these guys:

 

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My oh my that looks incredible! The splinters, the heaving, the freakouts, tooootally worth it!

If it's one thing I like about collecting is the 1:1 relationship between how much effort you put into it and the results you get.

Tell me about it!  Yes there was a little pain & suffering on my part as my health isn't too good these days and some days I spent more time resting than getting the work done.  My lungs are farked to physical effort is very tiring but there was a minimum standard to maintain so that was one of the incentives.

 

 

 



Wow Christine you've done an awesome job. I love the re-using of what you already had...I repurpose stuff a lot and it's very satisfying. Loving your turntables too, didn't realise you had those, they look great all in a row. Great job!!!

Thanks!  "repurpose" - I like that, it sounds more professional than 'second hand'.  Yes, I love my turntables and music centres as there is a bit of personal history there so this gives more meaning to my collection.  Quite a few of my BB's have some form of connection to my past so, for me, collecting isn't just about the biggest, the best or grails.  More work is needed for the turntables to be displayed and used but this will be for another time (and other spaces around my home).

 

 

 



FANTASTIC!

 

As others have said, love the fact that you re-purposed so much material and it looks really nice. Very classy. You sure know your way around power tools!

 

Those turn tables  :drool:  :drool:  :drool: and the vinyl  :drool:  :drool:  :drool:

 

All the thought and effort is evident. It's perfect.

 

I have to ask....when you have company over, do you bring them into the boomroom or does that door remain shut so you don't have to spend an hour explaining "Why"?

 

and there's going to be a part 3 & 4 :clap:  :rock: I can't wait :yes:

 

Well Christine, your work is inspirational. We might need to fly you down to Hisrudeness' house with your power tools to help him get straightened out  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

I really like this cassette. Is this a floor mat?

 

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Ah, you're words are so kind.  As for power tools, I have: planer, drills, electric saw, router & a jig saw.  Dear me, they're heavy things to use and there's many a skill to learn with these but the worst one is the router.  This machine is heavy, bulky, cumbersome, technical and complicated.  I've experimented with this a couple of times but found it time consuming to set up although this is probably due to me being a novice.  I'm not afraid to try new things but most power tools are a bit scary.  :yes:

 

I have a further 300-ish vinyl albums and some 500-600 cassettes & CD's and my collection still slowly grows.  Some visitors have seen in the Boom Room and they all say the same thing without exception: "WOW!"     If I don't want anyone hanging around beyond their welcome then I'll keep the Boom Room door closed.  :-D

 

 

 

 

What I have done is relatively simple: 2 drawer units with a worktop/shelf on top but it was the detail and hidden factors that was the key to this working out so well.  Off cuts of wood and repurposed:-D ) material was used to to make the single drawer unit and the other unit was the template as all the dimensions were there right in front of my eyes.  'Makee same-same', as some may say.

 

Believe it or not, the whole display wall - the drawer units, shelving and worktop - was all all determined by a single electric socket on the wall.  The socket was about 27 inches from the floor so I needed a worktop sitting just below this.  This, in turn, determined I needed 17 inches above this before the first BB shelf could be positioned as the music centre lids need a 17 inch clearance to open.  So, even before I started Phase 1, I had to plan for Phase 2 otherwise Phase 1 would not have made Phase 2 possible in it's present form - and I wonder why I can't sleep at night! 

 

The cassette door mat: Available in different sizes through eBay BIN and there are also Tin Cassttes Signs, all are located in Germany.

 

It all took so much longer than the time any of you guys would have done it but it was your support and inspiration that made this possible.  :yes:



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Posted 25 July 2017 - 06:42 AM

Really amazing stuff.

 

I wish I would have spent more time in my life working with wood. I have in the past, but when you start cutting and sanding, it's everywhere. Sawdust and classic cars/electronic's don't go together. So I had to make a choice. I'm hoping one day to have a place where I can do wood working again. As for right now, I left all my power tools in the states. I didn't want to have to deal with the voltage differences.

 

Your finish work looks so professional. I went through all the dropbox pictures and the turntable table top notches near the wall and all the little details are what make this so nice. Totally functional. It looks like a nice relaxing spot to enjoy some music.

 

My last Boomroom in the states was a cobbled together disaster waiting for a bigger disaster. Glass shelves, nothing lined up. It was an odd room, with the entrance door sharing the same wall as a closet with a full wall mirror. Next to that the wall was 2/3's glass sliding window to the outside, so there was two walls used up. I had to fit my desk and a small table in there which left 1/3 of a wall, 2/3's of another wall and half of the last wall. Oh and there was a window in there some where too. I placed shelves where I could, but it had no rhyme or reason. 

 

Since we have this "Boomroom Section", now I can jump is for a reference, get idea's, visual cues. We have some really creative people on this forum and I see some fantastic set up with minimum space. It proves, where there is a will (and 35 blasters) there is a way!



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Posted 25 July 2017 - 06:53 AM

Didn't see that! Where did it come from? I want one :-)

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Posted 25 July 2017 - 07:22 AM

Yes, saw dust doesn't do BB's any good at all.  I set up a little work area on my patio as a precaution but then had to carry everything backwards & forwards as, each time I set up, rain was soon to follow.  The single drawer unit is simple as two sides of an old bookcase used together were the same depth as the three drawer unit so they were just cut to length.  All the horizontal parts came from the three drawer unit off cuts so they automatically fitted which meant the drawer also fitted.  Fixing it all together was the biggest job but that wasn't too difficult.  One thing I know for sure is this: If I can put a big plank on top of two cupboards, anyone can!  :yes:  :-D  :lol:



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Posted 25 July 2017 - 08:42 AM

Yes, saw dust doesn't do BB's any good at all.  I set up a little work area on my patio as a precaution but then had to carry everything backwards & forwards as, each time I set up, rain was soon to follow.  The single drawer unit is simple as two sides of an old bookcase used together were the same depth as the three drawer unit so they were just cut to length.  All the horizontal parts came from the three drawer unit off cuts so they automatically fitted which meant the drawer also fitted.  Fixing it all together was the biggest job but that wasn't too difficult.  One thing I know for sure is this: If I can put a big plank on top of two cupboards, anyone can!  :yes:  :-D  :lol:

 

:lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol: well, you make it look easy!



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Posted 25 July 2017 - 01:05 PM

Damn what a cool phase 2, I really like the fit out of the room, it looks organised and well laid out. The upcycling of items is great to for both cosmetics and the planet   :clap:



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Posted 25 July 2017 - 01:08 PM

Damn, you did a really good job getting those old cabinets to work out well for this. A+++++++ and it turned out great.



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Posted 29 July 2017 - 02:45 AM

wow very cool , loving the all in one home hi fi  units, with those carpentry skills you can come and work with me any day, :clap:



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Posted 29 July 2017 - 03:45 AM

Great phase 2, im lovin those 70's music centres :thumbsup:



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Posted 29 July 2017 - 08:49 AM

Wow! Christine you're in deep.
Very impressive, really nice set up.

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Posted 29 July 2017 - 09:54 AM

Thanks for the latest posts, y'all.

 

There's a little work to do on Phase 2 such as wiring the audio in, making drawer dividers & drawer trays for countless small items such as the large amount of batteries & chargers I've accumulated, spare leads & connectors and so on.  One drawer will be nicely padded out to provide a home for my iPod, mp3 players along with the accessories and the like.

 

As for the music centres, I've liked them ever since they were first produced but I'd never actually owned one before now.  Several of my friends were proud owners of music centres and we used to party a lot listening to them although, by the 70's, I had gotten my hands on Hi-Fi equipment so it seems now is the right time for me to acquire a small number.



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Posted 03 August 2017 - 01:13 AM

Looks very nice, cool boom room :cool:



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Posted 03 August 2017 - 02:35 PM

Since seeing the first "Boom Room", and I don't know who started it or coined the phrase, but the visions of basically, Boomboxes as Wall Paper, it is what I think of as a "BOOM ROOM". It has nothing to do with the size of the room, it's the application. There have been posts of "Boom Rooms" that were, in fact, closets. But they were so inviting and welcoming with a proper display, and related nick knacks. I feel like I could just walk in a close the door behind me. One chair with four walls of Booming goodness  :drool:

 

After visiting the fine UK Chaps and having a proper glass of Pimm and waking up to a crumpet, I could see myself having a nice relaxing cup of tea in this Boom Room while discussing turn tables, or 3 piece units of the advantages of vinyl. It could go on and on  :yes:  :-D



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Posted 06 August 2017 - 09:37 AM

Since seeing the first "Boom Room", and I don't know who started it or coined the phrase, but the visions of basically, Boomboxes as Wall Paper, it is what I think of as a "BOOM ROOM". It has nothing to do with the size of the room, it's the application. There have been posts of "Boom Rooms" that were, in fact, closets. But they were so inviting and welcoming with a proper display, and related nick knacks. I feel like I could just walk in a close the door behind me. One chair with four walls of Booming goodness  :drool:

 

After visiting the fine UK Chaps and having a proper glass of Pimm and waking up to a crumpet, I could see myself having a nice relaxing cup of tea in this Boom Room while discussing turn tables, or 3 piece units of the advantages of vinyl. It could go on and on  :yes:  :-D

 

".....a proper glass of Pimm and waking up to a crumpet....."  Err, there's also another meaning of the word 'crumpet' in UK and, reading your post, it puts your words into a whole new context!  :yes:  :-D

 

I understand perfectly about being totally immersed in an inviting Boom Room and, even before mine is finished, I've cosied up on a couple of comfortable floor cushions to play vinyl albums on a music centre - bliss.  :yes:  The way I feel about the room at the moment makes me feel I'll be spending more time relaxing in there than in my living room as I enjoy the intimacy of being surrounded by audio and music with memories.  My Boom Room also has the benefit of an agricultural field on the outside wall to cranking the music to flow around the house is easy-peasy.  And, of course, it helps having a neighbour who's partially deaf!

 

Not all the items in my Boom Room have a direct personal connection but many do so I find the room quite a personal space as well as it being a music room or display area for my collection.



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Posted 06 August 2017 - 10:15 AM

 

Since seeing the first "Boom Room", and I don't know who started it or coined the phrase, but the visions of basically, Boomboxes as Wall Paper, it is what I think of as a "BOOM ROOM". It has nothing to do with the size of the room, it's the application. There have been posts of "Boom Rooms" that were, in fact, closets. But they were so inviting and welcoming with a proper display, and related nick knacks. I feel like I could just walk in a close the door behind me. One chair with four walls of Booming goodness  :drool:

 

After visiting the fine UK Chaps and having a proper glass of Pimm and waking up to a crumpet, I could see myself having a nice relaxing cup of tea in this Boom Room while discussing turn tables, or 3 piece units of the advantages of vinyl. It could go on and on  :yes:  :-D

 

".....a proper glass of Pimm and waking up to a crumpet....."  Err, there's also another meaning of the word 'crumpet' in UK and, reading your post, it puts your words into a whole new context!  :yes:  :-D

 

I understand perfectly about being totally immersed in an inviting Boom Room and, even before mine is finished, I've cosied up on a couple of comfortable floor cushions to play vinyl albums on a music centre - bliss.  :yes:  The way I feel about the room at the moment makes me feel I'll be spending more time relaxing in there than in my living room as I enjoy the intimacy of being surrounded by audio and music with memories.  My Boom Room also has the benefit of an agricultural field on the outside wall to cranking the music to flow around the house is easy-peasy.  And, of course, it helps having a neighbour who's partially deaf!

 

Not all the items in my Boom Room have a direct personal connection but many do so I find the room quite a personal space as well as it being a music room or display area for my collection.

 

 

OK, which ever "Crumpet" your referring too, that wasn't it!  :lol:

 

Have a location with a deaf neighbor and an open field is perfect when your an audio collector.

But also having a relaxing space is nice. My boomroom has evolved into a Disco Tech, so either it is "ON" or it's the morning after in a bar with a hang over  :lol: Maybe I will go for cozy next time



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You just might be the coolest chick ever.

and you are every members #1 idol  :rock:  :angelic:



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Posted 08 August 2017 - 12:31 PM

 

 

 My boomroom has evolved into a Disco Tech, so either it is "ON" or it's the morning after in a bar with a hang over  :lol: Maybe I will go for cozy next time

 

Ah, therein lies the beauty of Boom Rooms - there is no hard and fast template or pre-determined specification so it's up to us all to use our creative skills.  My Boom Room is small so cosy is one of the best options for me but I could have gone for a Boom Booth, with fewer but more specialised/specific items such as vertical turntables on the wall(s), a single Boom Wall, high stools under a long wall mounted counter and even include one of those head height, wall mounted retro music booths that you stand with your head inside.  The main limiting factor, in my opinion, would be imagination, it's not necessarily the space available but how it's used.

 

As for your own Boom Room - dear me, that's a seriously enviable Boom Room if ever there was one on this planet.  You have the space, you have the imagination, and you've made it work well.  :yes:  :cool:  :hooray:

 

If I was limited to a space that was little more than a large closet (my own Boom Room isn't much larger) I could imagine fixing a full sized door and frame to one wall as If it was meant to lead somewhere and 'hide'/partially conceal it with BB's on shelves.  By painting a nameplate onto the door with a word such as........say......U.N.C.L.E. on it, :-D  I would be adding a further dimension or interest to a flat wall.  Just thinking aloud.



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Posted 08 August 2017 - 02:23 PM

FANTASTIC JOB CHRISTINE!!!!!!   :-)

 

I have a certificate for City & Guilds Advanced Craft in Carpentry & Joinery & i have erected literally miles of shelving/worktops etc during my time working for the NHS.

I can see from the pictures that all you're work has been done to a very high standard indeed.

You have created a great space to display & enjoy you're fantastic collection & the great hobby that we all love.

 

Love the all in one music centres  :thumbsup:  Are some of these from the 1970s????

 

 



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Posted 08 August 2017 - 05:53 PM

FANTASTIC JOB CHRISTINE!!!!!!   :-)

 

I have a certificate for City & Guilds Advanced Craft in Carpentry & Joinery & i have erected literally miles of shelving/worktops etc during my time working for the NHS.

I can see from the pictures that all you're work has been done to a very high standard indeed.

You have created a great space to display & enjoy you're fantastic collection & the great hobby that we all love.

 

Love the all in one music centres  :thumbsup:  Are some of these from the 1970s????

 

I spent several years in inventory management in hospitals so encountered many miles of shelving for stock items, nice coincidence.  :yes:

 

The bottom of the vinyl albums are kept in place by dowels.  I had a somewhat morbid fear of dowels as nothing less than precision workmanship will suffice so, a couple of years ago, I bought a Joint Genie (also available in UK) with a few accessories for about Β£200.00 ( :w00t: ) as it seemed efficient and easy to use whilst removing any chance of error.  My first chance of using the Joint Genie was this job and it was a simpler process than I ever could have imagined so I now plan to use this much more in the next phase.  I'm far from big & strong so I need easy, simple, efficient & effective!  :yes:

 

I can't tell you the exact manufacturing dates on all the music centres (yet) but one of them - Panasonic SG-1070L - is the same model as I used to party with in the 70's and the others seem to be of similar vintage.  I've seen a nice (but, so far, rather expensive) Pioneer music centre which is later in period although it retains the vintage atmosphere & styling to a degree whilst offering a more modern touch and will look good in the Boom Room or my living room.  I've also seen for sale (eBay) a Panasonic SG-3000 & Panasonic SG-5000, these look to be more in keeping with silver 80's BB's in styling but they do look a little bland as there's the same silver on every knob, button, dial and surface without exception.



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Posted 11 August 2017 - 03:29 AM



there is no hard and fast template or pre-determined specification so it's up to us all to use our creative skills.

 

 

I totally agree with you. I am enjoying this large space, but this won't be our last move. So I might end up with a Boom Booth. 

 

That doesn't bother me, it would still be like this!

 

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