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    Quote Originally Posted by Deonasis View Post
    I am guessing you are avoiding carpet.
    Thinking I want thin carpet in case an expensive toy takes a nosedive off a top shelf, depends what the wife wants for the rest of the extension

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    A nice thick rug would do the trick.
    You should also do a google image search for 'built in display cabinets', as there are quite a few good ideas that you can borrow.

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    Have you considered a floor to ceiling window at the end of the shelving next to the wardrobe? would allow more light into the room, a good or bad thing.

    I'd definitely get a UV coating on the glass and also consider double glazing the windows.

    Also making sure you have good insulation in the walls and the ceiling to keep temperatures as constant as possible.

    consider some sort of block out curtains for the windows as this will greatly assist with heat management on hot days.

    I personally don't have much experience but I think cool white lights are better than warm white, the latter is more yellow and while less harsh to look at directly I think it makes toy colours look funny.

    glass shelving is great for allowing light to travel between shelves and not create too many shadows but if you're posing stuff in various stances it is slippery and harder to pose on.

    I think adjustable shelving is a must.

    would you put shelves on the other walls as well? I might.

    make sure you have several available power points, for lighting or music or tv or all of the above.


    @ Kup, you might find that even running continuously, a portable air con might not be able to cool air in a shed (if you have metal walls, and or no insulation) the thermal ballast of the walls/roof under direct sun would be too high.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UltraMarginal View Post

    @ Kup, you might find that even running continuously, a portable air con might not be able to cool air in a shed (if you have metal walls, and or no insulation) the thermal ballast of the walls/roof under direct sun would be too high.
    Yeah, I am carefully testing the environment before I put any toys or fragile valuables in there. Yesterday was really warm and sunny so I went in to see how the room temperature was. Despite the heat and no aircon, it wasn't too bad but that was late afternoon. I have to test on a hot weekend midday or early afternoon. Anyhow, so far so good. The biggest challenge seems to be fixing the place up a bit so it looks presentable and a bit of cleaning. I also have to keep bugs out specially ants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demonac View Post
    A nice thick rug would do the trick.
    You should also do a google image search for 'built in display cabinets', as there are quite a few good ideas that you can borrow.
    Good idea

    Quote Originally Posted by UltraMarginal View Post
    Have you considered a floor to ceiling window at the end of the shelving next to the wardrobe? would allow more light into the room, a good or bad thing.

    I'd definitely get a UV coating on the glass and also consider double glazing the windows.

    Also making sure you have good insulation in the walls and the ceiling to keep temperatures as constant as possible.

    consider some sort of block out curtains for the windows as this will greatly assist with heat management on hot days.

    I personally don't have much experience but I think cool white lights are better than warm white, the latter is more yellow and while less harsh to look at directly I think it makes toy colours look funny.

    glass shelving is great for allowing light to travel between shelves and not create too many shadows but if you're posing stuff in various stances it is slippery and harder to pose on.

    I think adjustable shelving is a must.

    would you put shelves on the other walls as well? I might.

    make sure you have several available power points, for lighting or music or tv or all of the above.
    Cheers for the suggestions mate - good stuff

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    Going to be brilliant once it is all set up Trev.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigTransformerTrev View Post
    ........ and for my 60+ TF tops
    There is a good solution for this.

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    When we planned our extension / Transformers room the main thing for me was limiting the amount of direct sunlight coming into the room. That would have been my only suggestion but you've already got it covered.
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    If the room is hot due to the hot celling/roof, you can always add a roof ventilation system, (either solar or wind) later on to remove the hot air from the roof space to prevent Grimlock guns from melting.

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