Example of a minimalist home gym design in Minneapolis

Vintage 1950s Equipment Restored for Retro Home Bowling Alley

Modern Home Gym, Minneapolis

Retro home bowling alley installed in a family recreation building in central Minnesota. Most of the bowling components were salvaged from an old commercial bowling center, and were restored to like-new, or in some technical aspects, better-than-new, condition. The over-lane ball return riser, rack, and capping were originally manufactured in the 1950s. The automatic pinsetter machines are Brunswick A-2 models, which were totally dismantled, cleaned, painted, and rebuilt piece-by-piece with the addition of many new parts. The masking units are Brunswick Gold Crown single-lane models, which were refinished with Granny Smith Apple Green vinyl, and outfitted with a modern LED "pindicator" system. The bowling alley features built-in shoe and ball storage, and a restored manual scorer's table with custom scoresheets.
Example of a minimalist home gym design in Minneapolis - Houzz

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aaronje82 wrote:September 13, 2015
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    Fusion Bowling
    5 years ago

    This project is in a recreation building which is separate from the main house. Most of the houses we work in are very large. A typical two-lane bowling alley room can be 1500 to 1800 square feet or more. You would need to consult your architect and/or builder to determine where a bowling alley could be located within a specific house. It can be very difficult to retrofit one in an existing house unless the house was originally designed to accommodate a bowling alley.

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Becky Harris added this to 12 Ways to Get in the Spirit of Old Stuff DayFebruary 25, 2014

Take apart an old bowling alley and bring it home. Just making sure you all are paying attention! Seriously, though, I...

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Sari Lou added this to My ideasSeptember 10, 2020

Great colors