Star Wars - The wooden side of the force! #1: Star Wars Poker Room

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Blog entry by fuzzual posted 02-02-2013 09:25 AM 8458 reads 8 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hello all! I am new to the forum, but i have been lingering for several years. My projects are a bit . . . unusual??? So i had not posted until now. I come from a long line of carpenters (sad to say my father and grandfather are vastly better than myself) so I use my knowledge to work on props, and the “not so typical” walls and furniture.

All that bieng said, I thought I would share some of my projects with you and get some of your thoughts, or even make you laugh at the thought that a crazy geek would get permission from a loving wife, to turn his basement into a Star Wars Nerd Palace!

Hope you enjoy!

The Smugglers Room, as i call it, in its current state:

Here are a few “in-progress” shots, as well as some more detail shots of how it looks now.

-- I am pretty sure i can make that out of MDF.

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#1 posted 02-02-2013 09:49 AM

Most impressive!

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#2 posted 02-02-2013 12:54 PM

Fuzzal welcome aboard glad you decided to post. Quite a lot of work and imagination there, certan,y makes for a very unique room. I really like the use of the various materials to create things. Do I see some used medicine bottles in a pic?
In all nicely put together. If this is the work you are doing , I can’t imagine what your father and grandfather can do. But hey keep learning as much from them as possible.

Hope to see more in the future or would that be of the future.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#3 posted 02-02-2013 01:07 PM

I’m not ashamed not one bit to say “I flat out love this”!!!! Its funny… Here I am a mechanic by trade, woodworker, and ride Harleys…. And I still think Star Wars was one of the best movie series ever created! You did top notch work on this Bud… The level of creativity on this is way off the charts as far as im concerned.

Glad you decided to post up and share this with us…. Heck I think it just made my day by just seeing this! Keep up the killer work! You rock!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#4 posted 02-02-2013 02:34 PM

Amazing! Disney should contact you for advice decorating the sets on the new movie!

-- Matt

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#5 posted 02-02-2013 02:56 PM

That is flat out AWESOME! I expect anyone playing poker there is going to be completely distracted – a good way to fund the project. I can’t wait to see what else you have done.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#6 posted 02-02-2013 03:00 PM

Thank you all for the warm welcome!

Clieb91, you are indeed correct, those are pill bottles, and there is a whole slew of other junk. I tell my wife that I am just doing my part to recycle.

Maveric777, thank you for the compliment. Glad you got a kick out of it.

Deycart, and mattnewby, thank you guys!

-- I am pretty sure i can make that out of MDF.

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#7 posted 02-02-2013 03:03 PM

Oh yeah, this is totally awesome. As in AWESOME. Can’t wait to see what else you do.

-- Building stuff with my daughter (6). Pretty new to woodworking, I mostly sew...

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#8 posted 02-02-2013 03:28 PM

Thank you sras, thank you ejvc. It’s been a fun project so far, I’m looking forward to getting back to work on it in a couple weeks.

-- I am pretty sure i can make that out of MDF.

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#9 posted 02-02-2013 04:09 PM

OMG, I love this room. This is just the coolest thing ever. I’ve loved SW since watching it with my son when he was little. You have the best imagination matched with great creativity.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#10 posted 02-02-2013 04:41 PM

As a huge Star Wars fan, a movie nerd (particularly sets, props,and continuity), and an aircraft mechanic who dreams of building an X-Wing, BSG Viper MK1, and a Star Trek shuttle craft and having them all parked on the ramp next to my vintage aircraft restoration hangar, I have to say your project is absofriggenlutely awesome! Keep up the great work.

Oh, and welcome aboard. ;-)

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#11 posted 02-02-2013 05:17 PM

This puts a whole new meaning to the term “Wall Art”.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#12 posted 02-02-2013 06:03 PM

Thank you all very much, I am really happy you all enjoyed it. I will certainly keep you posted. I am back to work on this project in about a week so more pictures to come.

-- I am pretty sure i can make that out of MDF.

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#13 posted 02-02-2013 06:18 PM

This is fantastic, and it must have been an enormous amount of work.

-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

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#14 posted 02-02-2013 06:41 PM

JJ the work above started last Febuary, and i had to suspend work on it in September due to other things. So all in all i worked on it pretty steady for 7 – 8 months.

-- I am pretty sure i can make that out of MDF.

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#15 posted 02-02-2013 08:12 PM

I agree with ALL the above comments. This is truly unique and exceptionally well done. Quite a treat for a run-of-the-mill woodworker like myself. Welcome to LJ! I will share this with my family. Thanks for posting.

I remember taking my oldest son to the first Star wars film. He’s 45 now and I think he was 11 or 12 at the time. We both loved it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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