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JediJman's Collectible Man Cave
« on: March 12, 2013, 06:29 PM »
I moved to a new home in December, so am fortunate to have the opportunity to completely rebuild my Collectible Man Cave.  I tested this name with the neighbors and got far more respect from the guys than referring to it as my "Star Wars Room."  Anyway, I want to track the progress on here and solicit feedback as I go.  I have a general plan for what I want to do, but am very open to suggestions.

The room was completely unfinished space (16 x 14 at the widest part), so over the last few months I've picked up and installed a padded carpet, one wall of peg board, and adjustable black shelving around the perimeter.  I decided not to frame up the rest of the room, since I'd just put shelves in front of it.  I'm also leaving the ceiling open as I want to hang a lot of ships and like the "warehouse feel" of it.



The next step was to track down some lighting.  See what I did there?   ;)  I found a great deal on Craigslist, with 6 track bars and 18 lights + bulbs for $50.  I had to pay another $50 in connection bars, wiring, screws, and an outlet, but happy to get this done for about $100.  Since it's unfinished, I also had to cut and install some wood cross pieces to bolt the track lights onto.  Here's a shot of the finished track light system.  I may put up more lights if needed.



I plan to start stocking the shelves with my 12" collection first, which will go on the far wall, top shelf.  There's about 2 feet of clearance between the top shelf and the rafters and my shelves are 2 feet deep.  So, I decided to build some rough, but sturdy risers across the top.  I won't win any carpentry awards, but this was a cheap and quick afternoon project that I hope will help spread out the big guys.



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Re: JediJman's Collectible Man Cave
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2013, 11:04 PM »
Collectible Man Cave... love it!

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Re: JediJman's Collectible Man Cave
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2013, 09:10 AM »
So in the Collectible Man Cave, you collect collectible men? Sounds a little, well, you know.
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Re: JediJman's Collectible Man Cave
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2013, 01:20 PM »
So in the Collectible Man Cave, you collect collectible men? Sounds a little, well, you know.

"Collectible" - Man Cave ...not "Collectible Man" - Cave   ;)
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Re: JediJman's Collectible Man Cave
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2013, 06:59 PM »
I am scared.
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Re: JediJman's Collectible Man Cave
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2013, 09:16 PM »
Got any new pictures of the "Collectible" man cave?
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Re: JediJman's Collectible Man Cave
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2013, 11:20 PM »
I actually spent a ton of time this weekend unpacking boxes and sorting things into themes (vintage, loose figures, carded figures, ships, etc.).  It's an ugly mess of SW piles all around the basement right now, but hopefully this makes it faster in the long run.  I did get my display cabinet put back together - just need to figure out the best shelf configuration now...


« Last Edit: May 27, 2013, 09:37 AM by JediJman »
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Re: JediJman's Collectible Man Cave
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2013, 12:17 AM »
Hmm... pic's not working for me -- "this person moved or deleted this image"

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Re: JediJman's Collectible Man Cave
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2013, 09:38 AM »
Hmm... pic's not working for me -- "this person moved or deleted this image"

FIXED.
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Re: JediJman's Collectible Man Cave
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2013, 06:10 PM »
Cool case. Very disco!
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Re: JediJman's Collectible Man Cave
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2013, 10:25 PM »
The Blue Moon looks good, too.