And now, without furthur delay, a few actual pictures of progress!!!
This is the start of my New Years long weekend. this is my longest soffet with a small wall to hide a column. This shot was taken at the foot of the stairs looking towards the theater entrance. I have widened the stair wall to allow for a nice thick area for rail stiles. Beyond the column will be a built in shelf for some hockey memorabilia. Then the wall will continue to the theater.
This shot is from the theater door looking into the bar area. Wow, with the bar layout I can start to picture it a lot better. This will be the top part of the bar, and on the other side will be cabinets and a lower counter over those. I still need to make my last soffet above the bar, and it will follow the angle of the bar and as a result will be the most complex of the soffets. Good thing it will be my last one (until the theater has been drywalled at least). You can see the base of the column where I started framing it, but I really can't go further until the soffet is complete so I know where to tie into it. The column will be a support for the upper counter, and appear to go right up through the edge of the counter (at least that is the current plan).
Here is a shot from the inside of the bar area looking towards the theater.
I couldn't get much work done last night because I have now gone through a full 4,000 16d nails with the nail gun (sure glad I didn't have to pound all of those by hand). So I picked up some more at lunch, and can hopefully get a start on that last soffet. Once the soffet is done and the columns, I can turn some more attention to the theater and start lowering the ceiling.
I am buying some of the IsoMax clips I will need from Black Banshee to take his extra off his hands. I will be using these to isolate the ceilings from the joists above.
After this I get to move onto HVAC, Plumning and Electrical. Better start reading up.