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The playing surface sits on threaded/adjustable hangar bolts-- I fabricated 4 climate adjusters out of rectangular steel -- many people don't know, but a shuffleboard table is actually supposed to be slightly concave (so the pucks play to the center of the board, a bit), not flat. So three screws (one on the left, center, and right) are set through the aforementioned (4) steel lengths (about 1' from either end and about another 2 1/2 feet towards the center) and into the bottom-side of the board. By adjusting (read:tightening or lossening) a nut on the center bolt, I can draw the table in out or out as needed. About $12 in materials and it worked! This part prolly took the most brain-power, lol.
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Very neat. I was doing good until this part ^^. Seems a bit challenging!
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Very neat. I was doing good until this part ^^. Seems a bit challenging!

Ha ha. Yeah it sounds more convoluted than it really is. I'll take a pic when I get a chance and it will be much easier to understand, I'm sure.

It's a bit of guess and check starting out, as you need to make incremental adjustments and see how the wood reacts. Once it's all dialed in it should stay put, seeing my lower area is climate controlled and I'll eventually seal the underside of the board (to keep moisture from going to and fro).

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My Parlor and Theatre: "Jimbo's Dugout" : http://www.avsforum.com/forum/15-gen...re-parlor.html

Actual phone call (see pic to left):
 Tech (responding to laughter): "I'm sorry sir, did I miss something?"
Me: "Yeah, a case of Diet Mountain Dew walking across my living room."

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Jimbo,

Great space! Can you provide some details on your movable riser? Is it on casters? How many and how big are they? Is it set to a pivot point or can you move it wherever?

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Great space! Can you provide some details on your movable riser? Is it on casters? How many and how big are they? Is it set to a pivot point or can you move it wherever?

Thx
Thanks sir. The riser is basically a pentagon framed out with 2x10's, 16 on center and covered with OSB. There's a 4" 750lb 360 caster on each meeting point and one in the middle. The whole riser can move as a unit quite easily. I have since built tables and a movable step around it as I don't move it very often and the tables are useful.

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My Parlor and Theatre: "Jimbo's Dugout" : http://www.avsforum.com/forum/15-gen...re-parlor.html

Actual phone call (see pic to left):
 Tech (responding to laughter): "I'm sorry sir, did I miss something?"
Me: "Yeah, a case of Diet Mountain Dew walking across my living room."

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This room looks great!

My Theater room: 13x10, 92" screen, Epson 3500 projector on shelf, Onkyo Tx-SR504 in 6.1 mode, Klipsch Quintet iii speakers, Dayton 12" sub, Sony Blu-Ray/3D, Xbox 360
Family room: 46" Samsung 3D tv, Pioneer VSX-454 receiver, JBL ES20 speakers, Sony 3D Blu-Ray, Fire TV, Xbox 360, Wii
Future plans: better seating for the theater, possible upgrade to Atmos
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By thew way...just picked up a new PJ: Sony VPLW45-ES.

I'll post pics unpon install. Very excited!

James
Thoughts on the new Sony?? BTW - Great build. I'm in the planning stage with about the same sq. footage as yours but my ceiling is low.

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By thew way...just picked up a new PJ: Sony VPLW45-ES.

I'll post pics unpon install. Very excited!

James
Thoughts on the new Sony?? BTW - Great build. I'm in the planning stage with about the same sq. footage as yours but my ceiling is low.

Thanks man. The Sony is fantastic- every element of PQ bumped up: color fidelity, contrast, less SDE, black level.

4K needs another 2 steps forward in performance and 2 steps back in price IMO, before I'm jumping.

Good luck on your build- keep that ceiling as high as you can, you won't regret it!

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This room looks great!
Thanks, appreciate it!

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James, if you don't mind me imposing. . .

Where were you able to purchase QSC speakers? Did you get a chance to listen before purchasing? Did you have them shipped or were you lucky enough to have a dealer close to you? There are no dealers near Atlanta on QSC's website, and my google search came up empty for the 1120s and 8200s. Also, what's the ballpark cost of those?
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Bought my house in December '15 and pretty much had the exposed lower level finished within a month: started Jan 9th, about 95% complete by February 9th (just in time for the Bronco Super Bowl win! ). Took a bit longer for the final 5% and then a bit longer still for the final equipment to arrive.

The home is a new ranch with a pretty decent-sized footprint so I was able to get a shop, art studio, guest/play room, full bath, storage, AND a nice-sized theater area and parlor. Main area is ~ 700 sfq st (~ 18' X 38'). About 1000 squares all day for the "dugout" with bar and landing area.

The idea was a multi-function space with a mid-century industrial motif. I like the idea of a bona fide, dedicated screening room, but it's just too limited for what we like to do, overall.

I am pretty darn happy with it, considering I did 90+% of it myself, all under $8,800 (includes all framing, plumbing, electrical, dry wall, floor and wall coverings, bathroom/bar/bonus room and all permanent fixtures). At 1400 finished sq feet, I'll take it. ~ $6.50 a sq foot!

I left the ceiling exposed in the main area (spraying it FLAT black and hitting every nook and cranny was likely the most BS aspect of the entire project). Still, I'm REALLY happy with the look and the sound once everything was dialed in. Spirited playback can be a bit obtrusive upstairs but I really didn't want to enclose the space- sacrificing the aim of the aesthetic, money, and time to prolly neuter it 6dbs.

I'll add some more images as they come in...

Had to work around some furnishings unfortunately...







Built my own barn doors...bout $45-$50 apiece (+ $60 for hardware)!



Spraying wall...every 6 feet morphs from blue to gray...



Half-ton baffle wall!



Finished barn door (this one leads to the aux room off the lower-level entry) ...



Hang-out near landing area...bar is on casters so it can be easily moved to adjacent outdoor patio area...




Modest 4-5 seat bar. I have a high-top table and the mobile 4 person bar so I didn't really feel compelled to have it take up too much space. Did all of the cabinets and bar myself, stainless tops and plywood cabinets...



Built-in AV cabinet...sound deadened glass door...completely accessible from back-side...again, all done DIY...



Elevated seating area...I made an 11" riser (with step) that will actually ROTATE so both reclining couches face the screen...



Shuffleboard/hangout area...







Couple shots of theater area...all four seats recline as well...





Entrance signage...



UPDATE: 1-12-17 Was never really contented with my "mis-matched" cherry shuffle-board table so I built my own to match the balance of the decor...













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Hi, where did get your barn door hardware from ?

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^ Sorry, but I cannot kill everyone by quoting my original post again.

I ordered the bard door hardware off of Amazon. It's my understanding that about (3) manufacturers make 95% of it.

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My Parlor and Theatre: "Jimbo's Dugout" : http://www.avsforum.com/forum/15-gen...re-parlor.html

Actual phone call (see pic to left):
 Tech (responding to laughter): "I'm sorry sir, did I miss something?"
Me: "Yeah, a case of Diet Mountain Dew walking across my living room."
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James, if you don't mind me imposing. . .

Where were you able to purchase QSC speakers? Did you get a chance to listen before purchasing? Did you have them shipped or were you lucky enough to have a dealer close to you? There are no dealers near Atlanta on QSC's website, and my google search came up empty for the 1120s and 8200s. Also, what's the ballpark cost of those?
To avoid infringing on forum rules, I PM'd you.

Thanks
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My Parlor and Theatre: "Jimbo's Dugout" : http://www.avsforum.com/forum/15-gen...re-parlor.html

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 Tech (responding to laughter): "I'm sorry sir, did I miss something?"
Me: "Yeah, a case of Diet Mountain Dew walking across my living room."
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To avoid infringing on forum rules, I PM'd you.

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Thanks for the PM. I wasn't thinking about pricing being an off limits topic on the board.

How do the surrounds perform? I would be looking at using them for sides, rears, and atmos on the ceiling.

For atmos, was there a reason you preferred to mount them with the tall part of the speaker toward the side wall, rather than putting the tall part of the speaker toward the front of the room for the front atmos row and toward the back row of the theater for the back atmos row?
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Thanks for the PM. I wasn't thinking about pricing being an off limits topic on the board.

Re pricing: they (AVS) generally want it to stick to MSRP, but I don't really even know the bona fide MSRP, so I just thought it'd be easier going PM.

How do the surrounds perform? I would be looking at using them for sides, rears, and atmos on the ceiling.

For atmos, was there a reason you preferred to mount them with the tall part of the speaker toward the side wall, rather than putting the tall part of the speaker toward the front of the room for the front atmos row and toward the back row of the theater for the back atmos row?
Surrounds are outstanding, thanks. Profiling them the way I did: they work better for ALL of the front seats (radiating from the front seemed to lend too much directivity to just the left or right) and MUCH better for the times where folks are on the back island.

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My Parlor and Theatre: "Jimbo's Dugout" : http://www.avsforum.com/forum/15-gen...re-parlor.html

Actual phone call (see pic to left):
 Tech (responding to laughter): "I'm sorry sir, did I miss something?"
Me: "Yeah, a case of Diet Mountain Dew walking across my living room."

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I'll have to add some new pics...I made some updates to the area in the last couple months...

Try to get some added today/tomorrow.

thanks
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My Parlor and Theatre: "Jimbo's Dugout" : http://www.avsforum.com/forum/15-gen...re-parlor.html

Actual phone call (see pic to left):
 Tech (responding to laughter): "I'm sorry sir, did I miss something?"
Me: "Yeah, a case of Diet Mountain Dew walking across my living room."
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James if you don't mind can you PM me the price and dealer you reached out for the QSC equipment. I am based in Michigan and couldn't find one here.


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James if you don't mind can you PM me the price and dealer you reached out for the QSC equipment. I am based in Michigan and couldn't find one here.


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Don't know if you're still looking but check with QSC...there are MANY licensed dealers across the country that will/can sell direct and ship.

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My Parlor and Theatre: "Jimbo's Dugout" : http://www.avsforum.com/forum/15-gen...re-parlor.html

Actual phone call (see pic to left):
 Tech (responding to laughter): "I'm sorry sir, did I miss something?"
Me: "Yeah, a case of Diet Mountain Dew walking across my living room."
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Did that in a month? You must have worked your butt off. Good job.
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