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Jimbo's Dugout: Theatre and Parlor

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, exposed, 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!



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...OLD...before I made my new shuffleboard table...




NEW SHUFFLE BOARD TABLE...






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




Entrance signage...





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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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Me: "Yeah, a case of Diet Mountain Dew walking across my living room."

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reserved!

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Fantastic looking room. Job well done and I am sure it sounds and looks as good as the pictures.
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Fantastic looking room. Job well done and I am sure it sounds and looks as good as the pictures.

Thanks my man...I think the element I'm most happy with is that it's complete and I really don't have a major regret. I suppose I wish I would have stuck with a porcelain tile in the main area (it's a grey laminate) but it's by no means off-putting and somewhat easily changed in a weekend if I really want to down the line.

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Great room. What is your screen size?
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Great room. What is your screen size?

Thanks a lot- screen is 150". First row of seats are ~ 15 feet with the riser seating about 20-25'.

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James' Dugout: Theatre and Parlor

Did you build the barn doors out of pine? How did you finish them?


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Did you build the barn doors out of pine? How did you finish them?


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Yep- 2X10's. Sanded them with 220 and stained with SW weathered teak. Didn't seal them yet- they get virtually no contact and I like the more raw look- I may revisit hitting them with a satin varnish this winter.

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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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This is a cool space! Nice work!
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This is a cool space! Nice work!
Thank you- tried to make it as unique as I could without getting TOO industrial lol.


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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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I made an overhead light for my shuffle board table and installed some led lights along the east wall/ceiling...

pics now included in first post...

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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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^ thanks- when I hear what some end up spending on basically adding 1600 sq ft (I also have a full bath and large bonus room) I really feel fortunate!

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Me: "Yeah, a case of Diet Mountain Dew walking across my living room."
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I made an overhead light for my shuffle board table and installed some led lights along the east wall/ceiling...





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Very very cool room James. Unique room! Enjoy it!
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^ thanks! Putting to more use than ever now that the snow is flying.

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Me: "Yeah, a case of Diet Mountain Dew walking across my living room."
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^ thanks! Putting to more use than ever now that the snow is flying.

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About 8' 2".

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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...

Pics included in 1st post.

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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'd love some details on the shuffleboard build. Looks great.


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Thanks - I'll return with some pics and info today/tomorrow.

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Me: "Yeah, a case of Diet Mountain Dew walking across my living room."
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Nice job! Love how this turned out. The walls are neat, I have never seen that!! Is it poured concrete with a form on the inside? That's awesome.
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Nice job! Love how this turned out. The walls are neat, I have never seen that!! Is it poured concrete with a form on the inside? That's awesome.
Yes, thank you, it is indeed a poured wall. Truthfully, I would have preferred a smooth was I could have abraded it in a different way but the brick is ok- worked out alright with the balance of the motif.


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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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WOW BRO!!!!!!


Your Space looks GREAT!!!! and Great minds think alike - I see. I also went with an exposed ceiling and painted it all Matt Black. I knew that I wanted that "Industrial - Type" look but it was a hard-sell on the wife initially. However, now that its all complete and I continually get praises from friends, neighbors and visitors - she doesn't regret letting me do it.

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^Agreed. Wife is trying to talk me out of a full dedicated room build so things are still open in our basement when we finish it. So this gives me hope that I can be happy with that idea as well. Seems like you should be happy with that kinda setup with that much power. Instead of worried about a dedicated room I guess I can just go all out on the sound and it will fill the room still no worries.
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Your Space looks GREAT!!!! and Great minds think alike - I see. I also went with an exposed ceiling and painted it all Matt Black. I knew that I wanted that "Industrial - Type" look but it was a hard-sell on the wife initially. However, now that its all complete and I continually get praises from friends, neighbors and visitors - she doesn't regret letting me do it.

Thanks! Yep, I love the look. Insulating and dry-walling would've shaved off a few db's upstairs, but in the grand scheme of things, when we really let loose downstairs is there really that much of a difference upstairs, if the lower level is at 106dbs instead of 110?

Glad I chose the aesthetic over the dbs. Had I had taller ceilings perhaps I would have gone the other direction.

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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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^Agreed. Wife is trying to talk me out of a full dedicated room build so things are still open in our basement when we finish it. So this gives me hope that I can be happy with that idea as well. Seems like you should be happy with that kinda setup with that much power. Instead of worried about a dedicated room I guess I can just go all out on the sound and it will fill the room still no worries.
Thanks sir. No problems in the sound dept, lol. Although I am adding a pair of stereo speakers to the "game" area.



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Me: "Yeah, a case of Diet Mountain Dew walking across my living room."
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James, Any details on the shuffle board? Did you build that all yourself?
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James, Any details on the shuffle board? Did you build that all yourself?

Thanks- I did indeed. I love shuffle board but I simply cannot justify paying $3,000 (or more) for a GOOD 11' table. I was pretty confident I could do better than the $1000-$2000 jobs and I'm pretty sure I pulled it off.

It's the standard 30" high and 24" wide. 17" wide playing surface. I wanted to keep it "slim" as not to take up too much space.

It's 99% dimensional poplar lumber. 2x6's and 2x10's, mostly. I ripped the trim pieces in my shop. Had a guy come over off craigslist to show me how to carpet for $100 and it turned out pretty decent.

I glued up the maple playing board and had a shop with a BIG planer take it down for me. I sketched the logo and had a guy online make the decals that I epoxied over.

The scoring "system" is simply cut metal dowel lengths embedded into the wood support blocks...the scorers are wooden hobby wheels (for cars/trucks) and thread spools. They worked perfectly.

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 loosening) 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.

I was in about $650 when it was all over. Very happy with it!

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

I'll post pics unpon install. Very excited!

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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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