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A DIY home theater, my kinda guy Work coming along really well, good job there!
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A DIY home theater, my kinda guy Work coming along really well, good job there!

Thank you sir.
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Got a little done on the floor, very time consuming. I got a good deal on some tongue and groove engineered hardwood flooring, which has to be glued together piece by piece, vs. the snap lock that goes down quickly. So, it may turn out to be an all weekend project, but hey I probably saved $600 on materials, so I can't complain (this was a special order at Lowes that someone returned, so they we're trying to get rid of it for 1/2 off). My back is killing me, but gotta press on....

Underlayment down in half of the room...




First 4 rows down.....





It's break time for dinner, more to come tomorrow...
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Man,

That floor is going to turn out really nice. Great score on the special order return, nice to find those once in a while isn't it?

Take two Aleve and call me in the morning, or forget the Aleve and do two shots and three beers (does the same thing) and call me in the morning.

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or forget the Aleve and do two shots and three beers (does the same thing) and call me in the morning.

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Oh he knows this all to well........he brews his OWN brew!!

Now if I could just get an invite to his place to enjoy a pint or two

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Oh he knows this all to well........he brews his OWN brew!!

Now if I could just get an invite to his place to enjoy a pint or two

Ah, you are correct sir. I had completely forgotten that he was a home brewer. So headache and bodyache cures are but about three steps and a pint away.

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Ah, you are correct sir. I had completely forgotten that he was a home brewer. So headache and bodyache cures are but about three steps and a pint away.

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Yep, only about three stumbles away...I mean steps away.
Steve, I've got a Belgian double strength fermenting away, gonna have to have you come over to approve it soon!

Anyway, with a little help from my Dad, I was able to knock out a good portion of the floor yesterday.





After that, it was time for the homebrewed pain releivers and a movie - watched HUGO with the whole family, everyone enjoyed it. This was the first time my parents watched a movie in the HT, they loved it. My Mom just kept saying "this is amazing, this is just like sitting at the movie theater, I can't believe how neat this is...."
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Yep, only about three stumbles away...I mean steps away.......This was the first time my parents watched a movie in the HT, they loved it. My Mom just kept saying "this is amazing, this is just like sitting at the movie theater, I can't believe how neat this is...."


This is exactly why we build our theaters, to have and share the "experience" of a movie with family and friends without all the rude and noisy patrons and the sticky floors.

Floors are looking fantastic. Well done.

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Yep, only about three stumbles away...I mean steps away.
Steve, I've got a Belgian double strength fermenting away, gonna have to have you come over to approve it soon!

Anyway, with a little help from my Dad, I was able to knock out a good portion of the floor yesterday.





After that, it was time for the homebrewed pain releivers and a movie - watched HUGO with the whole family, everyone enjoyed it. This was the first time my parents watched a movie in the HT, they loved it. My Mom just kept saying "this is amazing, this is just like sitting at the movie theater, I can't believe how neat this is...."

Very nice and what a deal! Love the hand scraped look. Also, I put engineered hardwoods in my basement and it was the quick lock stuff and if I did it over again I would glue it as you are doing. My kids are rough on the floors and about every month or two I have to pound a few joints back together.

Looks great, thanks for sharing.
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Fantastic looking floors! I love the hand-scraped texture.....well done Sir!
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Fantastic looking floors! I love the hand-scraped texture.....well done Sir!

Thanks. I'm real happy with this Shaw Epic engineered hardwood. Its got a great durable finish and seems to be a good quality material.
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Yeah, it looks great. It gives your space a bit of an old-fashioned elegant feel especially against that stone fireplace.
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Congrats! Great deal on an awesome looking floor - well done!!

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^^^^What they said!

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Looks great!
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So I've added a few items to theater since my last post earlier this year.
I made some columns out of plywood and stained and hung them in the theater.
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3/4" Oak Plywood built up:

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Oak beadboard for the bottom:

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Oak trim stacked to build up the top and bottom:

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Finished Columns:

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Pictures of the stained and installed columns and the room:

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And I put together a Home Theater PC running XBMC and Ubuntu 12.10 (Linux):

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I may have to steal this idea down the road. I like how the columns add some dimension, why not really putting a dent in the overall square footage of the space. How deep are they?
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I may have to steal this idea down the road. I like how the columns add some dimension, why not really putting a dent in the overall square footage of the space. How deep are they?

hokie - They are 3/4" thick plywood for the main part of the columns. The top and bottoms are doubled up so they are 1.5" thick. The moldings are another 3-5" at the top and bottom.
I wanted something to break up the walls and give the look of columns, but not stick out too far from the wall.
Feel free to steal the idea!!!
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That's an awesome idea. It's really hard to think outside of the box where most people frame the columns from 2x4s and then cover them. One last question - did you do anything other than sanding to clean up the rough edges on the 3/4" sides that are perpendicular to the walls?
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That's an awesome idea. It's really hard to think outside of the box where most people frame the columns from 2x4s and then cover them. One last question - did you do anything other than sanding to clean up the rough edges on the 3/4" sides that are perpendicular to the walls?

I used oak veneer strips that are ironed on and then a new blade in my utility knife to cut them flush. Once they are stained you can't tell it's plywood, that veneer works really well with a hot iron (shhh....don't tell the wife I used her clothes iron....lol)
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I used oak veneer strips that are ironed on and then a new blade in my utility knife to cut them flush. Once they are stained you can't tell it's plywood, that veneer works really well with a hot iron (shhh....don't tell the wife I used her clothes iron....lol)

Funny... my wife would call the iron mine.. sad, i know frown.gif
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Looking really good Dave!
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The columns look great. Nicely done.

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