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post #901 of 914 Old 02-04-2016, 03:28 PM
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"Yup this is theater #2 , although #1 Didnt win any awards I was very happy with it..."

It may have not won awards, but it was more than worthy to have done so. Looking forward to see more progress on this room.

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Yes, #1 could have won awards. The woodworking was excellent - along with everything else. Good luck with this one, whenever you get around to finishing it. Looks great so far!


I can relate to distractions and procrastination...

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I second (or is it third now) that theater #1 could have and should have won whatever award Brad would have set out to get. It was absolutely gorgeous in all aspects and I am very fortunate to have seen it in the flesh.

I'm sure this theater will not be a slouch either as evidenced by the above photos.

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Looks good man. But I have a question. I understand hanging a projector, hanging a sheet, watching movies for a month to take a break from saws and drywall dust, but why in the world did you slide ALL 7 seats in there?! You must have been hammered when you made that decision.
Actually I was hammered and continuing to get hammered from the wife.. I guess 4 black fortress seats didn't fit well with her idea of an appropriate living room decor... Go Figure!! They had already sat there about 3 years.. everyone else was used to them..

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Good to see alot of the familiar faces around still..

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Unreal build so far! Just got caught up. Keep up the solid work!
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Actually I was hammered and continuing to get hammered from the wife.. I guess 4 black fortress seats didn't fit well with her idea of an appropriate living room decor... Go Figure!! They had already sat there about 3 years.. everyone else was used to them..
Ha! 3 years is quite a long time. I guess that would explain the wrinkles in the leather in just about all of them. I'm thinking about upgrading to those actually. I have Berklines and the leather is literally falling apart. Are Fortress that much better than Berkline or is it just "a chair", in your opinion?
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Jvoth, I've never had a complaint about the Fortress. The 4 chair row was from the first theater(brought them with me when I moved) so their ~ 6 years old. For the last 3-4 years they sat in an alcove off of the living room and have been used daily, especially by the wife and kids who would sit in them and read, do homework etc. Although the leather stretched a little, the seat padding has not broken down in the least, the arm rests, stitching etc.. still look new. The Front row was purchased about a year and 1/2 ago while I still had an optimistic time line for this theater. The price had increased ~30% since I purchased the 4 chair row.

These are the Californians, Fortress's entry level chair, and although they are only 1/2 or less the price of other fortress chairs, they are still ~ 2x or more the price of berklines/coasters/pallisers etc.. by the time you add the power recline to them.

In my opinion, Fortress builds a better chair, but the price is a tough pill to swallow if your buying 6-8 chairs at a time..

As a side note, I had looked extensively at the Elite chairs and their model Cl-M was the same quality and workmanship as the fortress Californian but at the time I bougth the first row they were ~ 1k more per chair. The elite is now at the same price point since the Californians price increase. I think the Elite Cinema chair has better styling and provides another option in a mid level priced chair

Both the Cl-M and Californian are made to stock for quick ship as I understand it, while other fortress and elite chairs are custom built to order.


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Well KNKKNK...............................

You have motivated me!

After 2-1/2 years finishing house build, contemplating sell home and moving up North. Unlike you, I retire next year and have to find something to do! Seems fitting building another room over a two year period would keep me busy and my mind off of not working anymore.

How's this for a view!



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I'm a Bum.. Slid the seats in, loaded the speakers, hung a sheet and watched movies for a month....

Kinda fun and gave me a little motivation..






Ordered a 140" wide 16:9 from Seymour and put the frame together last night....
Ill build masking for a 237, but the 16:9 was such a small uptick I figured it gave me more options... (should have given more thought to CIA but ...)



I think the baffle looks sexy with the procella 's loaded..

Still need the foam for the speaker faces and to pack around the openings.
You can see 40 yards of 701 leaning in the corner behind the seats.. Ill start working from the front back on the the splays around the screen .

Watch for the next update in a year or so....

Thanks for your patience....

Drywall and wood have never looked sexier! This going to be epic. With your last theater, you've proven to the world that you're good enough at wood work to open up a high-end cabinetry empire. This new direction is very impressive. Love the ceiling and rear soffit design.
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Well KNKKNK...............................

You have motivated me!

After 2-1/2 years finishing house build, contemplating sell home and moving up North. Unlike you, I retire next year and have to find something to do! Seems fitting building another room over a two year period would keep me busy and my mind off of not working anymore.

How's this for a view!
DW.... First, congratulations on the pending retirement... Second, Holy Mountains Bat Man!!! Go For it!!!!!

That view would make every cup of coffee taste like a Starbucks!!!

What does your Wife think about starting over with a new house again?

My wife's level of excitement and interest has fallen precipitously over the years with every new build.. Pretty much the only response I get now when I say I'm going to build something is "Whatever, let me know when it done"

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Drywall and wood have never looked sexier! This going to be epic. With your last theater, you've proven to the world that you're good enough at wood work to open up a high-end cabinetry empire. This new direction is very impressive. Love the ceiling and rear soffit design.
Hey Matt, thanks for the props.. Good to hear from you.. I've been quietly following your build. and WOW.. It'll be worth a trip to check out once your done.

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So what's next up on the agenda towards theater progress ?
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Almost 2 months. Any updates?
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Almost 2 months. Any updates?

check his new thread for theater number 3

Who needs 4K?... just go see your optometrist.
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