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post #571 of 769 Old 06-26-2011, 07:38 PM
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And yes, that was 2X6 pressure treated on the floor.
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Here are some pics of my basement before I did the DIY renovation. It was a big, cavernous room that the previous owners finished, but didn't have a vision for a proper home theater. So the rear speakers were way up high in a top corner far from the seating area, and all hardware was up at the front of the room where you see the trunk and pillows stacked.

The project took 2 months without the fine tuning and I did most of the work myself in the evenings until I need some help to get it done in time for my son's birth.

After pictures to follow in the next post.
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Here are the after pictures and links to step by step evolution.

DIY Home Theater

Also, here's the related project for a kegerator in the adjacent wine cellar:

Chest Freezer Kegerator Project

I guess thematically, you could call this a wife approved man cave.
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very nice. where'd you order the custom blinds from?

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Here are the after pictures and links to step by step evolution.

DIY Home Theater

Also, here's the related project for a kegerator in the adjacent wine cellar:

Chest Freezer Kegerator Project

I guess thematically, you could call this a wife approved man cave.

Very nice HT transformation, but you GOT to make a separate build thread to show in detail how you built that DIY kegerator system! That's sick awesome! Where did you come up with that idea?!

There are a lot of guys 'round these parts who have built/are building bars who would love to see the details of how you did that! You have most of the photos, and some explanation on your Flickr pages, but if you post them here I think you would have a lot of appreciative guys!

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Ditto, I would love to install in my theater and split to my butler pantry!
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Very nice HT transformation, but you GOT to make a separate build thread to show in detail how you built that DIY kegerator system! That's sick awesome! Where did you come up with that idea?!

There are a lot of guys 'round these parts who have built/are building bars who would love to see the details of how you did that! You have most of the photos, and some explanation on your Flickr pages, but if you post them here I think you would have a lot of appreciative guys!

I'll admit that it was partly an accidental design. I didn't quite know how to approach having a nice tap design that would fit in that narrow space. I also wanted to build my own kegerator for my homebrew.

I got some inspiration from the Micromatic forum dedicated to kegerators. Here's another good example on how to.

I was lucky in that I had an open room behind the area where I wanted to put the taps. The freezer kegerator conversion is well documented in many places, but what I did that was a little different was the line cooling system and the simple oak plate, table, and copper drip tray.

I'll start a thread with a how-to when I have more time.
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very nice. where'd you order the custom blinds from?

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VERY NICE! Love the colors with the contrasting woodwork?
What are the dimensions of this room? Looks like you made the very best of a fairly narrow room.

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Thank you cuzed2,

The room is narrow in the back riser, 126" wide (10.5 feet), just enough room for the Berk 12011's. Front is better, 156" (13 feet). Length was 26 feet long, so plenty of room. Back row is 2 feet off the back wall.

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You certainly made the best of it - again looks great.
I wish I had that problem of a 26' deep room

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It looks great, but I must admit I cringe seeing a room that narrow without acoustic treatment.

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Hi nathan_h,

Agree, I'm working on adding some wall panels at the first reflection and on the back wall. The soffits are fabric bottom, bass traps and I also have full bass traps and OC703 behind the screen wall. It sounds ok right now, but can be much better.

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Hi nathan_h,

Agree, I'm working on adding some wall panels at the first reflection and on the back wall. The soffits are fabric bottom, bass traps and I also have full bass traps and OC703 behind the screen wall. It sounds ok right now, but can be much better.

Thanks, RPA

Excellent job hiding the treatments that are there. I'll bet the first reflection panels will help even more.

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Here is my new basement. 60 inch pioneer elite, paradigm monitor speakers, hsu Vtf-15h subwoofer. Av rack on the right with an emotiva xpa3 and yamaha avr.

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Nice and clean I like it.
Well Done!!

I wonder if that wall is longing for a screen, and PJ

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Oh it will as soon as the elite dies. I just spent too much money on it three years ago to put up a pj now. I guess that's one of the benefits of a drop ceiling a pj would be a easy install.
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I like the way you think...

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This is a fun thread that I haven't seen before. Even though I'm not 100% complete, here's my submission:

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Very nice pictures all!! Keep'em coming!!

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Looking good.
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Very Clean - I like it !!!

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Your room is awesome! Well done. My wife would also love it.

Here are some before and after's of the Bridge:









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That room is sweet! Looks like the starship enterprise!
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