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post #91 of 177 Old 10-08-2009, 02:39 PM
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Soooo Crappy Tire (Canadian Tire for you yanks, its a store where I would buy anything but tires at) has there garage organizer system on sale.



I figure a couple of these should help me with my garage mess which will in turn help me move stuff from the basement speeding up the process.


I got one of these the past summer as well, I need every bit of storage space to put all the junk that was in my basement before it got finished. I also built my own, though, as the front 7 feet of my garage has a section of extra height. I attached some steel bars (the L-shaped ones with all the holes) at the back of this area, then attached some 2x4s to this running across to the front of the garage, where they got attached to the joists there. I'll have to take some pictures... Then I just threw down some of the scrap OSB pieces that I had left from the basement as the 'floor' of this storage area. Very handy space. I did one on the right side, still have to put up the one on the left side. Not high priority right now. Plus, I remember being up the ladder working on the first one when my wife came home and opened the garage door with the remote, not realizing I was up there in the way... I survived!
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arloskay- The pics would be much appreciated, I got rainchecks for those racks but have not be able to pick them up as of yet. I still keep thinking that building them would be cheaper and better as 4 of those racks would cost $250. That is alot of wood and steel I could buy.
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Here's the pictures of what I put up in my garage. Really quick and dirty, just used some of the left over lumber that I had lying around, only had to buy the metal bars.





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thanks for the pics and the ideas. I think I am going to invest a bit of time and money in 2x6's and plywood and build a similar storage loft. I figure for half the price and twice the labour I can have double the storage space.

One of my buddies came over today to help out, we got the new load of lumber and OSB moved down to the basement, the office walls insultated, finished putting down the OSB in the theater and a bit of framing. I am beat but I will try to get some pics up tomorrow.
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Friday delivery of wood pile (#3)


OSB finished in theater, not screwed down as of yet.



I am going to beef up this framing for a wall mount LCD or Plasma for down the road, and for resale purposes.


AV Closet completely framed



AV and PC closets back to back, office in the background now insulated.
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Sketch of my idea for roughing in for a future LCD or Plasma
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Did a quick lighting layout. Looking at doing 4" Halo pots, and possible wall sconces (if I can find ones I like).

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Getting ready to start framing the bulkheads, I am leaning towards 1 bulkhead on the right side of the theater flush with the narrow end of the room.



As opposed to one on each side...



The single bulk head makes the room seem bigger/taller in my opinion, but I am still not 100% sure. The 2 bulkheads may give a more even/ cozy feeling.



No recent progress, been working on the loft/storage in the garage.
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Progress is slow on the basement but I managed to come up with a decent design for the storage loft in the garage.

Attached 2x6's to the walls (8' x 4')



Used framing hangers to put crossmembers every 16" OC, and used 3/16" aircraft cable and large eybolts to provide supports.



Cut a piece of 5/8" OSB in half so I could manage it by myself and get it around the supports.



I plan on doing one of these on the other side of the garage as well once I load up some of the boxes that occupy that side of the garage.
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Progress is slow on the basement but I managed to come up with a decent design for the storage loft in the garage.

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The above is merely one person's opinion and is probably worth as much as you paid for it.
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Did a quick lighting layout. Looking at doing 4" Halo pots, and possible wall sconces (if I can find ones I like).


Just make sure and put the front 4 in the HT on a different switch from the 2 over the seating. That way you can have some light while you are eating, or the wife is cutting coupons, or whatever you might need some light for, but still have a nice dark front wall.

The above is merely one person's opinion and is probably worth as much as you paid for it.
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Thanks, JP. I know the storage is overkill (or beefy as you call it) but the thought of a couple hundred pounds of stuff falling on either the Audi or the Acura made me cringe so I just went for the gusto. I spent all day with my dad taking everything out of the garage into the drive way and sorting and piling boxes onto the shelf. It is now 2/3 full and I am going to deffintley need another one for the rest of the "stuff". With some creative arranging I could now fit a car in the garage.

As for the lighting, I was hoping I could have just two switchs, one for pots and the other sconces or another light source. You have got me thinking though, I wonder if there is a way to have dimmers set so as you dim the row closest to the screen goes out, then the middle and then the last row above the seating?
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For anyone interested (if anyone is actually still reading this) the cost of the homemade shelving for a 8'x4' area vs. metal store bought 45" x 45" was much better (not factoring the labour).

Lumber = $25
OSB= $9
Hardware and Cables = $15
Total = $49

Store Bought = $55

The labour is the big difference but worth it for the size difference IMHO.
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For anyone interested (if anyone is actually still reading this) the cost of the homemade shelving for a 8'x4' area vs. metal store bought 45" x 45" was much better (not factoring the labour).

Lumber = $25
OSB= $9
Hardware and Cables = $15
Total = $49

Store Bought = $55

The labour is the big difference but worth it for the size difference IMHO.

Well, and you got twice as much space...so you've got to go x2 on the store bought. That's assuming the store bought ones fit your pier structure and you don't need to build a base to make it secure.

The above is merely one person's opinion and is probably worth as much as you paid for it.
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As for the lighting, I was hoping I could have just two switchs, one for pots and the other sconces or another light source. You have got me thinking though, I wonder if there is a way to have dimmers set so as you dim the row closest to the screen goes out, then the middle and then the last row above the seating?

Yes, you can, but you will need a semi-expensive controller. You need one where you can program "scenes". It would probably be all one controller that fits in a 3 gang size box in the wall. Power comes in and then a separate power line goes out to each light set. You could control them all separately or just program the "scenes" with the preset levels you like.

My buddy does commercial lighting and was talking to me about a 3 or 4 gang unit that does that...I think by Lutron...but it was like $600 or so.

The above is merely one person's opinion and is probably worth as much as you paid for it.
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$600 yikes! I think maybe 2 dimmers one for the front 4, and one for the two over the seating.

I need to get going on framing the office and the utility room, then I can start wiring.
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How about a monthly update, so your build thread doesn't diappear into the void?!

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I have had little to report in terms of the build (until today). Everything else in the last month has been a mix of crazy and nutty.

I was down and out for about two weeks with bacon flu and bronchitis!

We found out that the baby we are expecting in the spring is in fact 2 babies!!


So I got the opening framed for the pocket door in the bathroom.





Framed the window wall in the office






Framed the hall way/ furance room wall





Looking from the theatre / nursery back down the hall

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We found out that the baby we are expecting in the spring is in fact 2 babies!!

Yeah, babay!! Congratulations - twice!!

Time to go out with your AVS homies and howl at the moon!


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Major Update!!!





















My kids don't want wiring, insulation or drywall for christmas.

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My kids don't want wiring, insulation or drywall for christmas.


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How about mud and tape?

Congrats on the twins!

Mud and Tape are horrible names for the twins!

Thanks! I reproduce like no other, now only if my money did the same!

I am hoping to get some more framing done tomorrow. On a side note before we left to go to Panama two weeks ago I managed to organize the garage (thanks to my new shelf) and now my wife can park her car in the garage! And I now have another possible indoor workspace.
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I can't believe my sub-contractor had the nerve to come on vacation with us....



Got a little framing done today and got the rest of the OSB I had on hand put down. I decided to cut the platon over the drain based info on the Platon website. Instead of cutting a plug out of the OSB, I ended up just drilling a bunch of holes in a drain pattern in the OSB.



The area around the drain was low so I made a collar out of OSB scrap which leveled it perfectly, walking on top you can not tell where the drain is now.





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I am going to remove the laundry tub and add riser drawers, a counter top and cabinets. There are going to be louvered bi-fold doors in the 60" opening.
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I can't believe my sub-contractor had the nerve to come on vacation with us....

I hope you dock him one week's pay ...

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I am going to remove the laundry tub and add riser drawers, a counter top and cabinets. There are going to be louvered bi-fold doors in the 60" opening.

I'm looking forward to seeing your progress on this portion of the build, as I have a laundry room build in progress too.

And a craft room, and a rec room, and a sauna, and a ...

P.S. Oh yeah, and a HT, too!

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I'm looking forward to seeing your progress on this portion of the build, as I have a laundry room build in progress too.

In progress is the key word, I wonder which one of us will get around to making some progress first?

I need to re-plumb for the sump and the washer (it needs to be done properly this time), and remove the tub. Problem is I will need to move the laundry to the office where the original laundry rough in is while I frame and re-plumb. Then move the wiring for the dryer while the rest of wiring is being done.
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I think I may have found my "budget" projector. Its a new Optoma HD6800 and screen at half what it is selling in the stores for. Does any one have any input on this projector, it is almost identical to the HD72 but rebranded for one the BB stores.
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This is my new improved wood pile (**HINT buy 92 5/8" 2x4's you end up with a lot less of these pieces).



I finally popped the nails on this access panel, I believe this is the main sewage cleanout that goes to the road. I am building a wall right in front of this so that it will still be accessable from inside the storage room.



I put down all but the last strip of Platon on the weekend (I am going to leave that for when I have the OSB down in the hall so I can lift the freezer on to it).



Framed the side wall to the under stair storage/ sump area. The area directly under the stairs is going to be open to the hall way with either built in shelves, drawers or dog crate cubby.

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I am trying to figure out what to do under the stairs. I was thinking something along these lines for storage:





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