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Trophy room done (cost cutting ideas)
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Jasper 26-Jun-19
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Shaft 26-Jun-19
Ron Niziolek 26-Jun-19
No Mercy 26-Jun-19
Scar Finga 26-Jun-19
Treeline 26-Jun-19
Whocares 26-Jun-19
mattandersen 26-Jun-19
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OFFHNTN 26-Jun-19
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Helgermite 26-Jun-19
Jasper 26-Jun-19
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Jasper 26-Jun-19
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goelk 26-Jun-19
adogg437 26-Jun-19
StickFlicker 26-Jun-19
shorty 26-Jun-19
Adventurewriter 26-Jun-19
Stoneman 26-Jun-19
deerslayer 26-Jun-19
deerslayer 26-Jun-19
BigOk 26-Jun-19
Beav 26-Jun-19
Empty Freezer 26-Jun-19
Jasper 26-Jun-19
buzz mc 26-Jun-19
bowhunter24 26-Jun-19
The rookie 26-Jun-19
t-roy 26-Jun-19
Irishman 27-Jun-19
butcherboy 27-Jun-19
BULELK1 27-Jun-19
BC 27-Jun-19
Buskill 27-Jun-19
WV Mountaineer 27-Jun-19
Jasper 27-Jun-19
SBH 27-Jun-19
walleyeguide 27-Jun-19
dakotaduner 27-Jun-19
iceman 27-Jun-19
Single bevel 28-Jun-19
Redheadtwo 28-Jun-19
Jasper 28-Jun-19
Scoot 29-Jun-19
Bou'bound 29-Jun-19
Jasper 29-Jun-19
Jasper 29-Jun-19
drycreek 29-Jun-19
RK 29-Jun-19
Paul@thefort 29-Jun-19
ki-ke 29-Jun-19
Scar Finga 30-Jun-19
RutnStrut 30-Jun-19
Catscratch 30-Jun-19
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From: Jasper
26-Jun-19

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Last year I had a thread about cost cutting ideas for my trophy room addition in the basement. I recently finished it up and wanted to share what I did. These ideas won’t work for everyone but I love how mine turned out. My basement was unfinished so I chose to paint/stain the floors (2 different rooms). I like the paint better. I put a suspended ceiling in one and spray painted the other....I actually like the painted ceiling better. I just pulled the insulation out and sprayed it, joists and everything. I did build some frames for the light fixtures since I had some lumber left over. I used T 111 siding for the wainscoat and painted it. The accent walls are 1” x 6” tongue and groove, very easy to work with. I cut the boards all different lengths as I liked the effect. I did one small wall at an angle to change things up a little. The non accent walls are painted dry wall. The big room had 2 framed openings, hung black curtains in one that I keep closed and it turned out pretty cool. One thing I did that paid off was planning where I was going to hang my heavy mounts and doubling up/bracing the wall studs to make it easier when putting the lag bolts and screws in. I took pics of the walls before I put the drywall and boards on so I remember where everything was. Thanks for all the tips in my previous thread! John

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26-Jun-19

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26-Jun-19

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From: Shaft
26-Jun-19
Wow! Quite the room. Congratulations on preserving all of those memories. Now to put out a table and some chairs, invite some friends over and plan your next outing together. It looks great!

From: Ron Niziolek
26-Jun-19
Look great!

From: No Mercy
26-Jun-19
Awesome!

From: Scar Finga
26-Jun-19
Great Job, Really cool trophy room!

From: Treeline
26-Jun-19
Excellent work! Love it!

From: Whocares
26-Jun-19
Very nice job! A lot of work.

From: mattandersen
26-Jun-19
Looks great!

From: GhostBird
26-Jun-19
Very nice.

From: OFFHNTN
26-Jun-19
Looks great! Nice job!

26-Jun-19
Very nicely done!

From: Helgermite
26-Jun-19
Very nice. I love the way that taxidermy mounts look against that lighter knotty pine tongue and groove. I once saw a cabin where the inside walls were all done with that and it just so happened the owner had mounts all over. I like yours better with only the upper half done in the pine.

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26-Jun-19

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26-Jun-19

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From: Catscratch
26-Jun-19
Outstanding!

I need some details on your floors; What products did you use? Which is painted and which is stained? How did you prep the floors for each? etc...

I'm about ready to do floors in my basement and am undecided on what to do. I could certainly love having it turn out as well as yours did!

Thanks.

From: Jasper
26-Jun-19
Cat, the green is stain, the tan is Behr concrete paint from Home Depot. You clean the floor and then etch it with muriatic acid. The paint rolls right on, only took one coat. Lots of different colors, great stuff and easy!

From: Smtn10PT
26-Jun-19
Awesome room, probably could spend days in there going through your memories.

From: goelk
26-Jun-19
impressive and well done and i wish i could hunt all those .

From: adogg437
26-Jun-19
That is a fantastic Trophy Room Chief! Well done!

From: StickFlicker
26-Jun-19
Excellent job, and a lot of very creative touches throughout!

From: shorty
26-Jun-19
Nice job! I am envious.

26-Jun-19
Looks great!!

From: Stoneman
26-Jun-19
Very nice collection. How high is your ceiling? It would be nice to put elk a little higher I suppose.

From: deerslayer
26-Jun-19
Awesome man. Thanks for posting the pics.

From: deerslayer
26-Jun-19
Awesome man. Thanks for posting the pics.

From: BigOk
26-Jun-19
Nice!!!

From: Beav
26-Jun-19
Very well done!!

26-Jun-19
All i can say is WOW.. Entering that room would be like going on an African Safari. The mounts are incredible.

From: Jasper
26-Jun-19
Thanks for the kind words, much appreciated! I love to have a couple of beers and walk around down there and reminisce. Pictures are a big deal to me and I cherish those as much as anything. The ceilings are 9’, dropping the suspended ceiling in makes that one room a little less than 8’

From: buzz mc
26-Jun-19
Awesome room!!! I also love pictures and still get them printed after my adventures. I'm assuming the floor stands are photo albums from the trips of the hunts from the animals they're in front of? It gives me some ideas for our next house.

From: bowhunter24
26-Jun-19
We can't hardly save our trips or memories any better than you did well done!

From: The rookie
26-Jun-19
Very well done, turned out great.

From: t-roy
26-Jun-19
Great job, Jasper! Totally agree with you on the pics being a huge part of it all.

From: Irishman
27-Jun-19
Nice job, really impressive room. I like the idea of all the framed photos also. It's like the room is more of a story rather than just a display of animal mounts. The military section, family members?

From: butcherboy
27-Jun-19
Gives me some ideas for my basement now. Mine is also 9 feet but I will put in a drop away ceiling just to cover all the duct work, water, and electrical lines. Will also be putting in a 15-20 yd archery range on one side.

Very nicely done!

From: BULELK1
27-Jun-19
Man-o-Man!!

That looks Great

Congrats

Good luck, Robb

From: BC
27-Jun-19
Great job Jasper. Awesome mounts.

From: Buskill
27-Jun-19
Wonderful space to hang out and reflect on the good ol days and to plan for new ones .

27-Jun-19
Turned out real nice. I like the painted joists better too

From: Jasper
27-Jun-19

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Thanks again guys! When I’m down there I find myself looking at the pictures and other mementos more than the mounts TBH. One thing I’ve done on several of my favorite pics is have them enlarged and printed in canvas for a cool, different look. This pic of me on the horse in BC is my all time favorite and I have it in an 18” x 20” canvas. I use www.canvasdiscount.com - good deals. Buzz, the floor stands are photo albums and print outs of a few blogs I’ve written. Irish - yes, my Dad was an Air Force B 26 copilot and I’m a retired Air Force Chief Master Sergeant. BBoy - you can still spray over all this duct work, etc. - they do it in restaurants all the time.

From: SBH
27-Jun-19
Super cool! You must really enjoy just going down and reliving some of those hunts from time to time. Thanks for sharing.

From: walleyeguide
27-Jun-19
wow, very nice

From: dakotaduner
27-Jun-19
Really nice work. Great space to take in all the memories.

From: iceman
27-Jun-19
Very nice. I like how you also have so many pictures framed in there too.

27-Jun-19
Wow, that is very, very impressive!

From: Single bevel
28-Jun-19
Outstanding Jasper! This forum needs a "like" button.

From: Redheadtwo
28-Jun-19
You have a really nice room! I like the colors you use as they blend together nice. Is the folded flag from a family member?

From: Jasper
28-Jun-19
Red, that was my Air Force retirement flag. Thanks

From: Scoot
29-Jun-19
Outstanding!

From: Bou'bound
29-Jun-19
so nicely done tasteful not excessive

From: Jasper
29-Jun-19
Thanks bou and Scoot!

From: Jasper
29-Jun-19
Buckslayer, that’s an awfully presumptuous statement don’t you think???

From: drycreek
29-Jun-19
Always one......

Jasper, looks like a great job to me and a labor of love !

From: RK
29-Jun-19
Jasper

Really nice job. Really nice!

Yea always one for sure

From: Paul@thefort
29-Jun-19
John, lots of great memories packed into that space. Nicely done. Paul USAF 59-63

From: ki-ke
29-Jun-19
Fantastic room John! Great buildout. Lots of creativity

From: Scar Finga
30-Jun-19
I just saw the rest of the pictures, that is just flat out awesome!!!

Very tastefully done, and very pretty!

Thank you for sharing, and thank you for your service to this great country!

From: RutnStrut
30-Jun-19
Great job, and excellent work.

From: Catscratch
30-Jun-19

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Here's what I'm up against; I put down an old basketball court for part of my floor but as you can see the other rooms are cement. I was ok with that until I saw the pics of your basement and now I think I might paint them. Color selection will be difficult.

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30-Jun-19

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From: Jasper
01-Jul-19
Scar, thanks brother! Cat, I love the tree and ceilings in your room. Personally I would paint the floors, will look great and make it easier to sweep as well. Lots of choices, even the stuff they use on garage floors if you need something to take more wear and tear

From: Catscratch
01-Jul-19
You used straight paint... no texture, grit, swirls, etc?

I know you answered this once before but I want to make sure I have it right; did you have to use etching acid or anything like that for the paint prep, or was it just clean the floor and paint it on? Really don't want to deal with flaking in a few years...

From: Jasper
01-Jul-19
Behr concrete floor paint. Yes you need to etch with muriatic acid, apply and scrub with a hard bristle brush. Rolls on easy. There is more durable garage floor paint as well if you need it

From: Mr.C
01-Jul-19
very nice indeed sir

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