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Old 05-12-2013, 08:35 PM
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Randall, I can't stand this. I've been accumulating 'man room' (with pool table) stuff for years, but no house yet. At one point I even had an antique cue rack and examples of almost every 4-veneered Brunswick cue ever made, all ready to play. My gf is looking for a house and has agreed to let me have a room to be used however I want, so there will be a happy ending someday.

Great job with that room!
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Old 05-12-2013, 11:08 PM
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I've mostly done my own framing for a long time. Ever since a framing shop wrecked a poster while dry mounting it

This is a group of items from a cyclist who was the uruguayan national champion in a particular race in the 1920's. Poster, photo, racing license and a few medals. I use acid free photo corners to hold the paper items to the back mat and than layers of mat to make enough room for the medals. Those are hung from the very back layer by fishing line sewn through the mat.

Assemble it yourself frame kit to get the custom size, and UV blocking coated glass. The Glass was the most expensive part $25 .

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Steve, do you get your UV glass locally or do you get it over the internet? Seems like the price is going up here locally and I'm going to start looking to have it shipped. Any recommendations?
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Old 05-12-2013, 11:31 PM
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Steve, do you get your UV glass locally or do you get it over the internet? Seems like the price is going up here locally and I'm going to start looking to have it shipped. Any recommendations?
I bought it locally. I'm pretty sure that shop has closed. A small independent place that stocked the glass.

They did regular glass, some sort of special clearer glass, Uv blocking and museum glass that was both UV blocking and glare free. The only thing they didn't have was replacement vintge glass. (I've got a good stock of it myself, but I'm not all that experienced with cutting it. I've heard the old wavy stuff is brittle)

I need to look for another place, Michaels can be "difficult" if you want to do your own with anything but stock mats. I think it depends on the manager. One will be hard to buy matboard from, another easier and they'll sell the cutouts from their own projects at a bargain price.

I've done a few things, including a couple mats for gifts that had cutout designs. Silver faced mat with a black core can work out really well.

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Old 05-12-2013, 11:40 PM
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Thanks Steve. I agree about Michaels...hit and miss most of the time. I will get frames from them when they're on sale but that's about it. My frame shop that gives me such great deals on the matting doesn't have as good a price on glass for whatever reason.
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Nice room Randall! Question for you (or anyone else with experience). How do you get Pennants to hang on a ceiling? I'm totally out of room in my smaller sports room but have a bunch more pennants i'd like to display.
Hi, it was one of those acoustic ceiling tiled ceilings. I just tacked them up there. A few were in those plastic pennant holders (flimsy kind) and I tacked the holder. Most were cheap, newer pennants and originginally I did it to hide the blue chalk marks from mis-handled cues. The ceiling was kind of low as it was in the basement. Originally the wall was inside of the support pole but I wanted a regulation pool table so I moved it out further.
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Randall, I forgot to mention that your Aaron Hill is outstanding. Very well done. Do you have any others that you've done that you can share?
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Old 05-13-2013, 11:04 AM
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Thanks, that was my first shadow box. I've been making displays of 500 homerun club tickets for a few years. Taking one HR stub from each player and making a display. I always thought they were pretty cool.
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Old 05-13-2013, 11:29 AM
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Hey Randall

Great looking display to you and all else. Kinda got me interested in trying to do the matting myself. I have a lot of items just sitting in top loader and 8by10 holders that I can make various groupings of.
Great looking stuff.
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Try it, its a lotta fun. Just start off with making square and rectangle mattes. You will get the hang of it. Plus it litterally saves hundreds of dollars. matting is the most overpriced industry I know of. the only thing I wish I could do was those cuts they make with a machine of logos and what not. I wouldn't mind getting a mat cutting machine someday but I thing they are pricey.
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Steve,
The framed group is very well done. I love adding the medals.

Randall,
Wow. Your room does look very similar to mine. My space is approx 15 x 22.
Here some empty pics. I have to get some better pictures of what I have hanging already.







I agree about those machines. They are ridiculously priced, but can cut amazing mat designs. It would be cool if a group of people were close enough to buy one together and share it.

Scott,
Don't be impatient. I have been in my house for 13 yrs and only now are we finally getting around to finishing the basement so I can have a man cave. It will come and seeing some of the stuff you have in your collection, I'm sure it will be quite spectacular once completed. You should start practicing your mat cutting/framing now so you can be an expert when the time comes.
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