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post #1 of 41 Old 06-25-2008, 08:31 PM - Thread Starter
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I was trying to come up with a clever name for my Thread and thought since I am single and live alone, I may as well just call it the Bachelor Pad for the sake of this thread anyway. My room will double as a HT and a Screening room to view Music Videos and other project I produce and shoot.

Now I am turning an already existing room into a dedicated theater so its not going to be as elaborate as many of your great theater rooms I see on here.

I should have started this thread a while back but oh well. I will post some pics and info to catch everyone up.

First 3 pics are BEFORE anything was done in the room. The stand used to hold the 42" Flat screen.








Hired an electrician to come out and install 4 sconces, whole house surge protector and run my Panamax Power Pro outlets and run romex in between both outlets



Below you can see the Panamax outlet for the projector. I have built a shelf on the back wall because I have small "I" beams in the ceiling that wasn't big enough to attach a mount to. I do have the Chief RPA-Universal though. The other plate on the wall is a single gang cable outlet where I will run my cables from the PJ through the wall.



I covered the sconces so I could do the patchwork to the 12 holes the electrician put in my walls and ceiling.




Yesterday I painted the ceiling a Bluish Gray color called "Skipper" from Behr. Flat of course and 2 coats. Oh yea the whole room was primed white before any painted began.




That is where I am as of today. I plan to paint the screen wall tomorrow followed by the other 3 walls this weekend.
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I figured out how to add my Thread to my signature but I want to add it as The Bachelor Pad...HT Build and not the url that shows up...How do I do that?
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I figured out how to add my Thread to my signature but I want to add it as The Bachelor Pad...HT Build and not the url that shows up...How do I do that?

[ url=http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1043118]The Bachelor Pad[ /url]

Remove the spaces after the ['s
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Wow, the paint really changes the look of the room.

Looking good.

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Follow my build here: Harvest Ridge Theater
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Renesis, I tried that but I still get the whole URL showing up...Look at the above post by Carboranadum where you can click on Harvest Ridge Theater and not see his URL. Thats what I want to do. I removed the spaces where the brackets were too.
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you need to add quotes url="" http address goes in between keep everything else the same

[ url=http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1043118]The Bachelor Pad[ /url]

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mine's called bachelor pad also but you can have it cuz yours is going ot finish faster than me!

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The last several days have been spent doing some painting. I did the screen wall 2 coats of flat black. I also have one of the side walls done as as well. Also I added a picture of a center speaker stand that I made completely from scratch.

Should I paint it with the same flat black paint I used on my screen wall or use a dark or black non glossy stain? All of my speakers are black so it should match up.

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I finally finished all the painting in the room yesterday. I have to go down there tonight and start touchups! I have to learn how to tape a whole up better so I won't have to do so many touch ups! I think its because I am dealing with 3 different colors in the room. I decided to paint the underside of the Soffit the same color as the ceilling and the side of it, the same as the side walls. As soon as I get black out blinds for those windows, this room will be fairly dark! I also like how the ceiling looks bluish with the lights on but black with them off (scroll up to my earlier pics to compare.)


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Just a few updates:

The room is completely painted now and I am really digging the look. It almost reminds me a demo room at a home theater store minus all the cool gadgets. Over the 4th of July weekend, I constructed the stage (It's just a basic stage). It's half done. I still need to run some cables through it on one side that will go to a plate for additional hook ups. I started working on the riser but had to take part of it apart after I realized I wouldn't have any room to put the screen together! After I moved the riser to the corner of the room, it gave me enough room to put the screen together which now sits in the hallway awaiting to be hung on the wall. The riser will 6'x8', in the picture you only see half of that.

As for the speaker stand that I made, should I paint that flat black or stain it? I don't want to use a glossy stain if I decide to go that route. Do I need to prime the wood first if I choose to paint it? That's it for now!







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Lookin good brother, keep updating

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Today was filled with frustration! I began running cables and wiring up my rack finally. I spent just about all day doing this (I had the day off thank God). Since my rack can be rolled out from the wall, I planned on running the cables a certain way so they don't get bunched up when I push the rack back into place. I planned this out on paper and in my head and go figure. I get the whole rack wired and I can't push it back in because of the cables getting in the way! The rack was so nice and neat because I took my time doing it!

So I un-did whatever cables that was going to need to hang off the back and I will re-think another way to do tomorrow. I left the components all cabled up because they are attached to the rack.

My riser is almost done. Just waiting for a digital audio cable from monoprice that they have on backorder. Once I get that, I can seal up the other side.

I did some basic tests with PJ over the weekend and the picture looked pretty good and that is without any kind of set up or calibration. Once I finish the other things at hand, I will spend more time dialing in the settings on the PJ.






As you can see in the first pic, the rack can be pushed straight back into that cubby hole area in the room.

I thought by creating a "Snake" with all the cables by using velcro would help when I moved the rack back into place but that proved wrong. I think I am going to have to run the cables up the wall about a foot or so and mount some sort of hook or clamp so when I pull the rack out (hopefully not to often) the cables will hang instead of being on the floor. The last pic is the rack before I un-did some of the wiring.
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For the time being, I rigged my cables to run up the wall and then put a pipe clamp thing on the wall and ran the cables through that. This allowed the cables to hang instead of lying on the floor. I was then able to push the rack further back then I was before I rigged the cables.


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Your speaker stand looks very similar to one I did in my previous theater. I say with a a satin black or ebony stain. Flat black is going to show a fingerprint everytime you even breathe in the direction of your stand.

Looking good!
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Thanks Jason!

Seems like everytime I brush up against the screen wall I leave a scuff mark because I did it with flat black paint. I am going to most likely go with a stain for that speaker stand.

Jesse, the rack is made by Omnimount. Here is a link to their page:

http://www.omnimount.com/consumer/pr...urrentId=4.5.1
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Due to my ceiling having small "I" beams running across it, It was not possible for me to use my Chief RPA ceiling mount because I had nothing to mount it to unless I ripped out the drywall and built some sort of brace for the mount to attach to. So I decided to just build a shelf and mount my PJ on the back wall. I think it turned out nice. The power cord hanging down in the pic is only temporary. I have a Panamax outlet in the ceiling for it. I had to bunch up the power cord and velcro it because its way long! I need to see about getting a shorter power cord!!! If any one knows where I could get one...do tell! LOL! I have a Panasonic AE2000

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As for the speaker stand that I made, should I paint that flat black or stain it? I don't want to use a glossy stain if I decide to go that route. Do I need to prime the wood first if I choose to paint it? That's it for now!

I would stain it using black dye. That way it disappears against the front wall. If you do chose to paint then yes you want to seal/primer the wood first.

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cool thanks!
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It's been a while since I updated everyone. As of last week, I am for the most part done with my theater room. I still need to add some blackout blinds, acoustic panels, movie posters and possibly 2 more seats then I will be officially done! LOL!



Nephews playing with the Wii games



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What is the color and brand of paint you use on the side walls?

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Nice work it looks like everyone is going to have a blast using the room

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Yea the nephews were over this weekend and they did not want to leave for nothing! LOL!

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The side walls is called Fudge Truffle - eggshell - BEHR 270F-6

Not that it really matters but that screen freeze of Angelina Jolie was taken with my cell phone! LOL!
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I would like to put some sort of sign on the white section you see in the picture above the stairs that says something like "Welcome to Chuck's Theater" as your walking down to the basement where the theater room is. Not looking for anything that lights up. Anyone have any suggestions. I have seen a couple online but they looked kinda cheesy to me.

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I have this. If you're cool with the "Now Showing" at the top, it's pretty cool for the money.

http://www.stargatecinema.com/Home-T...ign-pr-33.html
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Oh wow! I like how you can change the name of the movie with the included letters! LOL! Cool!!!

Thanks!
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prettys weet im buying one now

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Hey Chuck,

Great looking theater, way to go man !


Did you build a DIY screen or is it an OEM & what size is it by the way ?

Are those RBH speakers in the front of your room (the feet look familar) ?

Thanks,

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HDGTX,

Thanks for the compliments. The screen is actually a CARADA Brilliant White Criterion screen and its 106". The speakers are all Paradigm Monitor series. The rear surrounds are Paradigm ADP190's.

I'm like a little kid in a candy store when I go in that room! I don't know whether to watch a movie, or play a game on PS3 or play a game with the Wii or listen to music! LOL!! So many choices!!!
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Nice simple set up. What is the size dimensions of this room? Thanks.
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