Blog Cabin 2012: Game Area Pictures

The glow of natural sunlight illuminates the game area, a public space dedicated to card and board games.

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Photo By: Frank Murray

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Photo By: Jason Kisner

Photo By: Frank Murray

Photo By: Frank Murray

Photo By: Jason Kisner

Photo By: Jason Kisner

Photo By: Frank Murray

Photo By: Jason Kisner

Photo By: Jason Kisner

Photo By: Frank Murray

Along with metal shade pendants, an operable skylight provides additional light in the room's game area.

Doubled-up collar ties, installed at every other rafter, are both aesthetically pleasing and functional: Ties help to straighten the walls, which were not perfectly plumb. The dark stain color was selected by online voters.

A mini-split high efficiency heat pump provides both heating and cooling in the media room, where a constant, comfortable temperature is guaranteed.

The room's game table incorporates an antique oak table and the home's original gutters, fashioned into channels to hold game chips.

Anitra Mecadon and the Mega Dens crew clad the exterior home office wall in reclaimed wood discovered in the barn, as well as wood from a barn dismantled in Atlanta.

A loft space, which accommodates a sleeping bag or inflatable mattress, features railing crafted from Blog Cabin's original corral wood.

Hardwood flooring clads the loft space, where the home's original chimney, while no longer operable, lends visual interest and texture.

A barn door assembly was created for only $100, using wheels affixed to brackets and a track fashioned from pieces of angle iron, new bolts and a section of metal building tension rod. The assembly was antiqued with a Plum Brown acid solution.

Simple Tolix-style café chairs cozy up to the game table. The black enamel finish stands in contrast to the room's natural wood finishes.

Decorative wall art includes a vintage rake head and clock face purchased locally.

A custom ladder, crafted by the Mega Deans team, pairs Australian cypress steps with pine rails. The ladder top is outfitted with hand grips to help one safely transition from ladder to loft.