Work on the game room is progressing at a very fast clip. Last week, counters went in, and then work started on the upper cabinets. Most of the upper cabinets are in place. This is continuing this week with the installation of the rest of the upper cabinets as well as backplanes and trim work.
Above are some of the photos of different sections taken before the counters, afterwards, with upper cabinets and then some more descriptive close ups.
My apologies that the before and after photos are not from the exact same spot (sometimes not even close).
The wood is standard maple, with a cedar veneer on the cabinet faces. When you see the back of cabinetry with the veneer, that is typically shelving. Areas without the veneer are going to have doors.
The two yellow circles on the floor are going to be power outlets. Directly above the table are connections for a Point-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) camera, a monitor and additional track lighting. The camera will be trained on the map so that anyone joining us via Google Groups or such can see the playing field.
The fourth picture is of the north wall. In the lower center of the upper cabinets, you can see three cupboards with veneer backs. The left and right sections will have magnetic white boards mounted in them for tracking initiative, effects, or anything else a white board is good for in the game we are currently playing.
The center will have shelves which hold magnetic counters and dry erase markers.
To the right of those, we have a cupboard for a microwave oven and directly below that, in the lower cabinets, will be a drawer refrigerator. I don't have the microwave yet, however, as long as it has a "popcorn" button it will work wonderfully.
We have drawers of various sizes for figures, terrain, battle maps. Shelves for books, binders and other gaming items I want close at hand. Open cubbies for the gang to toss gaming bags, coats, motorcycle helmets, or other miscellaneous items that need temporary storage.
While I wanted a lot of storage for gaming, not all of the storage down here is only for gaming. This will also be storage for our house, as we don't have as much as we did at our old house.
So while you may find a giant bag of dice, you may also find a sewing machine or gift wrapping paper!
I need to go shopping for a microwave, so will continue this with more progress within a week or so!