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Where did you purchase that orange and blue tubing for your speaker wire and other cabling?
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I think there needs to be another forum catergory here for "Poorly Designed and Poorly Constructed Theatre Builds"

My build thread would definitely be on that list if it existed. I say go for it - there are enough of us clueless pretenders that you don't have to worry. Heck, technically speaking my thread stopped being a build thread over a month ago, since there hasn't been any actual "building" since then, if not longer.

Of course, I count working on my build thread itself as working, so at least I have that going for me. Which is nice.

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Where did you purchase that orange and blue tubing for your speaker wire and other cabling?


The 3/4" tubing you can get at Home Depot and Lowes... The larger 2" tubing like I have going to my projector I got at smarthome...
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Do the large arches in the theater stand out enough?

I am considering trying one of those faux finishing techniques on just the columns and arches in the theater to add some depth/detail... Probably sponging on the darker Turkish Coffee (with the SW illusions Faux Finishing Glaze) over the Cafe Carmel color that is already there.

Doesn't look too hard... Worth trying or should I leave well enough alone?

Do I lose my man card asking about Faux Finishing Techniques?
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Do the large arches in the theater stand out enough?

I am considering trying one of those faux finishing techniques on just the columns and arches in the theater to add some depth/detail... Probably sponging on the darker Turkish Coffee (with the SW illusions Faux Finishing Glaze) over the Cafe Carmel color that is already there.

Doesn't look too hard... Worth trying or should I leave well enough alone?

Do I lose my man card asking about Faux Finishing Techniques?

I did exactly this in my office (ragged glaze on top of a taupe color to get a darker faux finish). The result is awesome, but you definitely should start in an inconspicuous place until you get your "random pattern" technique down. It isn't hard - "load" rag in the glaze, keep a consistent "random pattern", have an extra "dry" rag to pull off excess glaze from the wall in places, and you'll look like an expert.

I personally would flip your suggestion - doing the faux finish between the columns instead. This would complement the darker screenwall.

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Joe,

Don't worry your man-card is OK (with me), despite the Faux-Finish inquiry.
I was thinking the same thing for my Spanish Tile color...

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Thanks to some help from the wife and daughter we have PAINT! Forgive the mess.

Pool Hall


Game Room entry from pool hall..


In the Game Room looking at the rear bar and Kit...


Theater entry from Game Room...


Theater straight shot..


Theater from entry... rack location down the hall...


back of theater


need to clean my camera lens
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Joe,

Looking great. That's a bunch of painting, bet your glad it's done.
So on the flooring, have you selected your carpet yet..?

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This looks like CGI due to the lighting!

Congrats on the progress!!
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Yes I am really building a "Virtual Theater"

Haven't picked a carpet yet... Thinking something like this:


or this


but in earth tones.... I might not do a pattern at all though... In other words no I most definitely have not picked out my carpet yet.

I did put up my double fan ceiling fan last night and the Tuscan Bronze Trim on one of my 5" cans... I'll have to say the trim looks really good. Can't wait to get the rest of the fixtures up.
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Installed a few more fixtures tonight...

Here are pics of the Double Fan, the Tuscan Bronze trim for the 6 5" cans & the 2 of the 6 Iron oxide fixtures going in the theater.





Still to go 2 more ceiling fans, 4 more single light iron oxide fixtures, one triple light iron oxide fixture & trim for 13 6" cans.
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You're killing me with your light selections! I love that fan and wanted to put it in my office but the soffits are just a little too close. Your theater is really coming together nicely, great job!

I have to say though my favorite's are the exposed compact fluorescents by the screen wall. Really gives it a nice "industrial" look. 8-)

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Joe,

Really like the bronze and iron oxide fixtures, and the ceiling color

As for that fan - Whoa!!
Will your seating include seat belts, and air sickness bags in the seat pocket..?

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You're killing me with your light selections! I love that fan and wanted to put it in my office but the soffits are just a little too close. Your theater is really coming together nicely, great job!

I have to say though my favorite's are the exposed compact fluorescents by the screen wall. Really gives it a nice "industrial" look. 8-)

and they were only a buck each... eventually I might have to replace them with more of those iron oxide fixtures though. My lighting selections were based only partially on looks, when I bought them all the Iron Oxide fixtures were on sale. The single light fixtures in the pic were only $19 each!

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Really like the bronze and iron oxide fixtures, and the ceiling color

As for that fan - Whoa!!
Will your seating include seat belts, and air sickness bags in the seat pocket..?

The double fan is in the pool hall... Though I will have a low-profile fan in the theater too... I too like the iron oxide fixtures, I was a bit worried they would be like a small "spot light" but the little GU 10 bulbs in them light up the whole glass part of the fixture so they look like little sconces. My one gripe is it's a pain in the ass to get the #^$*% bulbs in the fixtures. They even give you this funky suction-cup thing to hold the bulb as you try to align the two prongs on the back of the bulb in to the openings at the back of the socket and then twist them into place.

No comments about how many ___ it takes to screw in a light bulb please.
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All my fixtures are up !

Pool Hall Lights


Game Room Fan


Theater Facing Front


Theater from entry


Lights & Fan over seating area


ANd NOw I am taking a day off to go do same gaming with the guys... So don't give me any crap I earned it!
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Killed a bunch of Terrorist in Rainbow 6 Vegas 2 and a few Zombies in Left 4 Dead on my day off. It was fun but I can't wait until I'm doin some "near life size gaming" when my theater is "finished"!!!

Updated my "To Do" list in the first post... For some reason it keeps getting longer as I keep finding more & more things I need to do....

To Do:
Install Outlets & Wire Insteon Switches
Term all LV wiring...
Build Stage & Riser
Install DryCore In carpeted areas
Tile Floors, Shower & Wall Locations
Tile Counters for Bar and Kit
Hang Doors
Build and Fit two DVD Case Hidden-Doors
Build Built-in Bookcase for the Pool Hall
Install Cabinets for Kit and Bathroom - Ordered
Pick-out Carpet
Pick-out & buy seating
Trim
Have Carpet Installed
Buy Projector & Screen
Hang Screen and Projector
Get new receiver and universal remote
Wire all the gear correctly
Have fun with new area!
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Very nice! I like that you used lights other then just cans for down light in the theater- different and nice to see.

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thanks mmeister,

i followed your concrete counter build with interest and have considered using them in my build but think I will stick with granite or marble tile for my counters. I think the concrete would be too modern for the look I am going for in my build. I am going to have to try it some time though.
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[quote=jroyv;17139838]Killed a bunch of Terrorist in Rainbow 6 Vegas 2 and a few Zombies in Left 4 Dead on my day off. It was fun but I can't wait until I'm doin some "near life size gaming" when my theater is "finished"!!!


Joe,
Do ever play COD4 or 5? We could hook up some night and game.

Let me know!
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Joe,
Do ever play COD4 or 5? We could hook up some night and game.

Let me know!

I play a little COD: World at War, is that 5? I don't game near as much since I started this build, most of my spare time is spent down in the basement. Modern Warfare 2 will probably be out by the time I finish my build, I am looking forward to that.

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I hear you. Our house project took me way offline. Can't wait for MW2. I will send a friend invite anyway and we can do some damage on MW2. It looks really awesome!!
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Joe,
You have done a fantastic job in not only building your theater but organizing and planning your build.

Looking back at your first page, I see a lot of similarities with what i wish to do. I had started a thread months ago and it died because I had to be honest with myself and I was just not ready yet. I am finally prepared to "revive" it (or most likely build a new one) but you actually make me nervous because mine is going to be an embarrassment to yours! I just hope I can be half as organized as you. I just learned sketch up but it looks like you are a pro.

I've read your entire thread and of course there had been hiccups along the way. What single most important piece of advice do you have for someone starting a similar project to yours?

Looking forward to seeing the finished product. You give me hope.... and anxiety at the same time!
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I actually only have a couple hours in using sketchup, definitely not a pro, believe it or not the tutorial helps quite a bit.

Need some answers/opinions!

I'm painting my vent covers in this hammered bronze color (needs an other coat yet.)


Question 1: should I try painting the borders & grills for my in-walls the same color???


There will be 4 in all, got the holes cut already. Nothing like cutting holes in your newly painted drywall...


Question 2: I'm using 3/4" OSB for the top of my riser... Should I do 2 layers or is 3/4 of an inch thick enough when wrapping the lip with carpet?


Progress Report: Last weekend was mostly non-pick-worthy stuff. Wiring outlets, Insteon switches, fishing wire for an additional outlet.... forgot to put an outlet Under the counter for the mini-fridge.

Hope to have my riser & stage done this weekend... and maybe depending on the answers I get, all the registers & in-wall speakers painted too.
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Question 2: I'm using 3/4" OSB for the top of my riser... Should I do 2 layers or is 3/4 of an inch thick enough when wrapping the lip with carpet?

I think that may be the first handicap accessible riser I've seen!

Well, that board looked like a ramp at first glance anyway ...

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Question 2: I'm using 3/4" OSB for the top of my riser... Should I do 2 layers or is 3/4 of an inch thick enough when wrapping the lip with carpet?

I would think that 3/4" should be enough, but don't just accept my opinion... How much of a lip are you leaving? If it is around an inch, I can't see why you would need more thickness.
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Finished the riser & stage with 1 layer of 3/4" osb, can add an other if needed. Painted and installed in-wall speakers along with the register-covers.




sorry for the bad iPhone pics.
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Hey,

Can you give some more details on your wiring/lighting plans? Particularly, what Insteon solution are you using? I saw it in your to-do list...

Thanks!
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Little tip from famous editor, Perry White:




When you post a picture that contains a caption about something - like, I dunno, say that you finally finished a riser for example - it might help to actually SHOW the thing the caption mentions!


Riser, riser, riser .....


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Joe,

Funny; that is also on my list tonight: I'm using the Rust Oleum hammered antique bronze to paint some HVAC vents.

As for your speaker grills - IMO - I would paint them a more neutral color; so not to draw extra attention to them, perhaps the same color as the walls...

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Oops I was too late - although I must admit - the painted speaker panels look OK

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