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post #391 of 780 Old 10-28-2008, 07:10 AM
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there are some fantastic pics in this thread. thanks for sharing all.

I do have a few questions for those of you who covered up a window, what does the window look like from outside? What finishing did you use?
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^^^^^you know, i kinda like the "before" better......

j/k! thats sweet man, i love that carpet. why the wires hanging down from the ceiling - did you remove your PJ or have you not decided on one yet?

The projector arrives Thursday.
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Here is my Den to Home Theater conversion. Johnathan








I'm the "Thread Cooler" ! When I post that usually kills interest in the thread.

See my Den to HT conversion thread !
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WOW... I never thought this post would still be going like this. I originally started this post to help people come up with planning ideas and to be able to visualize certain layouts and setups. It's nice to see all of these home theaters go from start to finish...

You, sir, were absolutely the inspiration for my basement redo. [bowing] "I'm not worthy, I'm not worthy!" [/bowing]

HeyNow, you were the inspiration for my bar. I've been meaning to post my before and after for over a year now, give me a couple more days and I'll get it. No, I really mean it this time!
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...give me a couple more days and I'll get it. No, I really mean it this time!

A sincere thanks to all of you who have shared your stories and pictures through the couple of years I've been on this forum. BuffBakerGA, HeyNow, Chinadog, BritinVA, and the rest, I stole every idea I could from each of you, and you all gave me the incentive to raise my game to heights I was not originally reaching for.

The interesting thing about the "before" and "after" pictures is that they were taken exactly one year apart. I was originally going to do a whole construction thread and call it "What a Difference a Year Makes!" Just never got around to it. The majority of the work on this room took place between June of '06 and January of '07, when my wife started cracking the whip on me to keep get the project finished. By that time I was getting pretty tired of spending all my spare time down there, but unbeknowst to me my wife was planning a surprise 50th birthday party, which she managed to pull off without me having the slightest clue (insert joke here.) Since I spent six months of my life working on this room, or one percent of my life, it immediately became known as "The One Percent Room."

OK, a year and three-quarters after finishing, behold the before:






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And two more from after the last piece was "finished," my 90 gallon saltwater reef tank.





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Very nice Pat. I'd say that's a quite a 1 percent.
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Very nice Pat. I'd say that's a quite a 1 percent.

Thanks so much, it was a lot of work. Hmmm, now looking at it I think I may understand the other 49% better.
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WOW... I never thought this post would still be going like this. I originally started this post to help people come up with planning ideas and to be able to visualize certain layouts and setups. It's nice to see all of these home theaters go from start to finish...

I miss my theater (divorce)... But I got all the basement audio and video equipment

Yikes... that makes me very sad... your setup was such an inspiration to everyone.... I can't believe you aren't able to use it anymore... Although, I guess that should give way to bufftheater 2.0

My attempt to mimic buffs

Buffs bar

Mike's attempt at a Theater

DIY motorized masking system

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Thanks so much, it was a lot of work. Hmmm, now looking at it I think I may understand the other 49% better.

Pat, love the reef tank!
I miss my 210g sps reef sooooooo much, jealous.
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Thanks, we love the tank too. It is very relaxing to go down there at the end of the day and spend some time just watching their little world.

There was another thread here...
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=871998
...and here...
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=929417
...where he was going to do a 2000 gallon () reef tank in his HT, but the thread died a while back. Too bad, I really wanted to see that, the plumbing alone would have been incredible!
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Re: 2nd link
Yeah, he owns a custom aquarium company, I had posted in that thread and was also looking forward to its progress.
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For the rear Theater seating raised platform is there a standard height based on screen size, screen height and distance?

For those of you who have the platforms can you tell me how high they are?

Thanks

And some really impressive HT set ups in here!
Good ammo for me to show the wife!

Thanks for the link miltimj...formula worked like a charm

First HTPC: Silverstone SST-GD05B-USB3.0 case, PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK III 500W, Gigabyte GA-Z77M-D3H-MVP MB, i3-3225 3.3GHz CPU, G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB DDR3-1600 Memory, A-Data XPG SX900 128GB 2.5" SSD and Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray.

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For the rear Theater seating raised platform is there a standard height based on screen size, screen height and distance?

For those of you who have the platforms can you tell me how high they are?

I think this is the thread you're after..
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And two more from after the last piece was "finished," my 90 gallon saltwater reef tank.






Wow. These are all really inspiring, but I have to say...this one's my favorite thus far. Makes me want to go over to Pat's house for a beer.

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And two more from after the last piece was "finished," my 90 gallon saltwater reef tank.






Pat,

Great set up. I love the bar. I need your advice. What kind of beverage center is that under your back bar and does it cool your drinks cold enough? I am looking at sort of the same set up.

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Wow. These are all really inspiring, but I have to say...this one's my favorite thus far. Makes me want to go over to Pat's house for a beer.
Frank

Wow, in this company that is high praise indeed. I owe you a beer after that compliment!
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Pat,
Great set up. I love the bar. I need your advice. What kind of beverage center is that under your back bar and does it cool your drinks cold enough? I am looking at sort of the same set up.
-Brett

I got that at Home Depot after seeing it in Chinadog's "Blazing Ridge" thread about 2 1/2 years ago. The brand was Magic Chef but I have seen the same unit under other brand names. It is definitely gets progressivly colder from top to bottom shelf (there is no internal fan to circulate the air.) The bottom half is certainly cold enough for beer as far as I'm concerned, the top half a little warmer but still pretty cool. It will easily hold three or four cases of beer. I wanted a commercial look (glass door and stainless steel,) and this unit at about $300 was the cheapest I could find by far at the time.

You may notice I was using it during construction, it was the first thing I bought, even before the thrice-weekly trips to the big box stores started. I had to start somewhere, and it became sort of an inspiration piece! Of course it occasionally became the biggest impediment to further progress too, if you catch my drift.

Thanks for your comments!
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and after




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Which is before and which is after should be obvious .





















Not 100% done yet but pretty close. Details in the Fog Valley Cinema build thead.

The Fog Valley Cinema Build Thread.

Home Theater, Basement Entertainment Area Project Photo Archive.

Todays Tip: Nothing good has ever come from the phrase "Here, hold my beer while I try this."
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contruction of my new vacation home in Japan



Screen wall



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Click the link to see pics of my home theater

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That may be the Before and After that captures the current Zeitgeist the best
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When we bought the house last year the basement was partially framed but basically 2 very large rooms. I finished up the framing creating an office, utility room, left a storage room unfinished for now and finally created a large media / entertaining room with a partially completed wet bar & mini fridge in the back.



I contracted out the electrical & drywall due to timing constraints and the fact that I can't stand mud work. However I did the framing, insulation, low voltage wiring, trim work, painting, cabinet installs etc. myself. Still got more to do but at least the space is now usable. I still need to do the counter tops and bar top.



I'm planning on building the equipment console in the next few weeks that will sit under the plasma. The plans call for something similar to a BDI but sized to provide the necessary airflow and space for my receiver and other components as well as provide media storage. One thing that did get overlooked was no outlet in the floor as at the time I hadn't considered powered recliners . We'll probably just put an area rug in front of the chairs and run the cord up front under the yet to be built media stand.

I finished up the acoustic panels a couple of weeks ago and they made a HUGE difference in the room. The panel frames are made from 3/4" ply and are 2.5" thick with 2" OC703 and I've got 4.5" frames with 4" of OC703 covering the corners. The extra 1/2" provides the stapling ledge and make it easy to hang the panels. The fabric is a polyester from JoAnn's the was $6.99/yd. and I had a 40% off coupon! Also got a nice pneumatic stapler from Menards for only $29.99. Saved about $300 by building my own panels which, when combined with the savings from building my own console, will more than cover the cost of the new table saw

The pictures don't really show the true colors as the walls are a fairly dark gray green with a slightly lighter ceiling. The image has had the colors adjusted to better reflect what they look like. Hopefully the ceiling won't be too much of an issue down the road when I go to a projector as I pre-wired for that as well.



I'm still looking at preferred light control solutions for daytime use but think I've settled on light blocking pleated blinds. I've thought about building a panel for the windows but I still have more corner panels to construct first.
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Man...looks great. Nice job on the panels!

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Before (Technically a few days into construction):


Stage 1:


Stage 2 (Just completed yesterday):


Pics got lost and I rebuilt my HT again, so here is an updated set of pics.

1 day into framing:


HT 1.0:


HT 2.0:


HT 3.0:


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