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post #151 of 161 Old 09-11-2013, 09:57 AM
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just subscribed - like all the work and details - watching to see how it turns out as i get to my ht
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Everything is looking great; nice work on the columns. Your room is similar in size to mine. Are you still moving forward with 4x Fi 18's?

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Hi Tim, that's still the plans for the subs. I've decided not to buy any equipment until I absolutly need it or the room is almost done so its still a while off before I get them.

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More progress this week.

Finished the ceiling in the theater and cutting out the holes for all of the lights. All but one turned out well. In that one, the drill caught the romex in the box and twisted it up which is going to take a bit of work to fix. Finished most of the rough electrical and started installing the pot lights. Also finished rubbing down all of the column bases and attached the ones to the wall that we could.



Drywalled the frame for the bar cabinets we built last week. I’ll mud and tape later.



The biggest job was putting the finished floor in the bathroom. Since this is a basement bathroom I wanted a floor that would be warmer than tile without having to do a heated floor system. As you can imagine, this doesn’t leave you may options; Carpet is never a good idea, some of the new laminates are ok in a bathroom, linoleum and cork were my options. I have always liked the look of cork so chose to go with that. This is NOT the cork that comes on a board and is a snap together floating floor. These are 4mm thick 12” square cork tiles, which by the way, are surprising difficult to find in the city; I had to order them from a company I found online. They came unfinished so that I can stain them.

The installation is similar to how you would install linoleum. On top of the concrete basement slab I have DRIcore and on top of that, in the bathroom, I put down a ½ inch sheet of Baltic birch. Now, Baltic birch is overkill for a subfloor and a regular sheet of sanded one side (good one side) plywood is all you need. The reason I went with the Baltic birch was because of the size. Baltic birch comes in a 5’x5’ sheet and my bathroom is almost the same. It only took a little bit of trimming to get the sheet to fit. This gave me a nice smooth surface to attach the cork to without having to fill any seams. I attached it with some PL premium and staples and then filled any big imperfections that may transfer through. Then the whole floor was sanded and wiped down to get rid of any dust.



The next step was to apply the glue. The manufacturer recommends 30 Green Latex Bond Contact Cement from 3M which is applied to both the subfloor and the back side of the cork tiles. It in a water based cement that goes on a bright turquoise and dries green which makes it easy to see when everything is ready to go. This step took forever, probably because of an unfamiliarity with the product and that the wood and cork are both quite porous. After 2 coats of glue the tiles still weren’t sticking after waiting the recommended 30 minutes for the glue to dry. I put on a third coat to try again.



Whilst this was drying I prepared the threshold made from ¾” maple. I cut it to the right size and sanded it flush with a couple of spare tiles.
I waited a bit longer for the third coat of glue to set up and started placing them again beginning at the door. This time, over half of the tile was stuck like it should be but I still had a corner that wasn’t sticking properly. The manufacturer suggests using a J-roller to roll the tile into the cement. I didn’t want to buy a J-roller for one small job so grabbed the rolling pin from the kitchen and stood on it, rolling it back and forth with my feet. The tile was now stuck down. I finished the rest of the bathroom the same way; placing a tile and rolling it.



Action shot of me trimming the tiles, taken by my 2 year old.



All the tiles laid



After all the tiles were down I have the floor a final roll with the rolling pin. I had a few small gaps between some of the tile which I filled with wood filler. There were also some areas where contact cement got on the front of the tile. Using my random orbit sander I sanded the entire floor which took care of the filler, cement and any other imperfections. After a quick vacuum and wipe with a damp cloth the floor was now ready for stain.

Threshold, tiles sanded and wiped down



We chose a Dark Walnut stain from Valspar which was applied with a foam brush and wiped off with a rag; 2 coats for the cork and 3 for the maple threshold. The last step is the poly, 4 coats will go over the entire floor, which should seal out any moisture.



After the first coat of poly, sorry for the glare.



I am going to be doing something similar in the theater infront of the bar.

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I missed that last update, looking good!
Any more progress since then?
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Over the last few weeks, I, along with a huge amount of help from my parents, have been pushing to get the non-theater side of the basement finished to meet a couple of deadlines. The first one was carpet being installed on the 23rd of October, the second one is that my electrical permit expires on the 3rd of November so I need the final inspection taken care of before that.

I started in the back room which will be a multi use room. My wife wants to use it for crafts. At the same time we want to be able to have people stay down there. As such we decided on a Murphy Bed that can be brought down on the couple of times a year that we have guests. I purchased the kit from Rockler which is just a kit from Create-A-Bed. The kit comes with all the hardware you need, detailed instructions and a DVD.



They also sell plans for bookcases which flank the bed which I also purchased. The bed itself is fairly straight forward to build. You start with the base,





build the frame and put it all together. If you’re organized, and don’t have to re-do things, you should be able to get it built in about a day or just over. The bookcases are about the same in terms of difficulty, just boxes and face frames.

What took the time for me was fitting it into the room and finishing it.

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It seemed to take a ridiculous amount of time to get it ready for paint. I also needed to build it in stages, or I thought I did. The original plan was to have the small section under the bed be carpeted. This would have needed me to be able to take the bed out whilst the carpet was being installed and then put it back where it goes The bed fits under a small bulkhead that is already in the room so the plan was to build the bed and bookcases and install them. Then build the panels to cover the bulkhead and leave the middle one removable so that I could attach the bed to the wall. Once we got that all built we figured out that it would be a waste of time to carpet underneath as there is no way you could ever see under there.



With the baseboard mocked up


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Next up was tiling the shower. This didn’t go as well as planned, mainly due to the little saw that was recommended. It took forever to cut through the tiles, combined with a slow start and we only got about a third finished. The rest will be finished at a later date.

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After tiling what I could I was able to finish the crown and baseboards and finish the storage bench in the family room.

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Then it was just a matter of prepping everything for paint. I decided to paint everything myself and purchased a Titan XT-250 paint sprayer from Home Depot.
It took me 3 days to spray. I first sprayed the family room, bathroom and base of the Murphy bed in a day. It went pretty well as I was able to keep a window open to help with ventilation. The next day we put the bed back together and did the bit of prep on there to get it ready. On the 3rd day I sprayed again. This was much more challenging. I wanted to do another coat on what I had done on the first day so had to keep the windows taped up. I was using lacquer and started with 1 coat of primer then fixed up any imperfections and sprayed a second coat of primer. This was followed with 2 coats of top coat. I did the entire basement (minus the theater) and pantry on the main floor. I was able to open one of the windows downstairs after the first coat of top coat but the fumes were still intense. I went through 2 sets of charcoal filters on my mask and I’m pretty sure I still ended up a bit high as I was slurring some words. The house still smells a bit like fumes now, a week later. The dust was also overwhelming. I sealed off the basement as well as I could but even so, and with the little bit of spraying in the pantry there was dust everywhere. Overall everything turned out well but I’m not sure I want to go through that again.

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I have a lot of stuff to spray in the theater. Does anyone know of an alternative to lacquer I can use on the wood in there? There will be quite a bit and with little ventilation I’m hesitant to use lacquer again.

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After the spraying was done it was time for the walls and ceiling. I decided on spraying the ceiling and leaving it un-textured. This went much better and was quite fun. The walls were rolled. I also installed thresholds going into the theater and into the mechanical room.

One of the code requirements here is that if a room adjacent to a mechanical room is to be used as a bedroom a door sweep has to be installed. As I was making some adjustments to the one I had installed I got into an argument with my chisel and it attacked me. So after a quick trip to the hospital and 5 stitches I was back at it the next day, only with limited use of my left hand. Since I was only painting the walls that day it didn’t slow me down too much.

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Some finished shots with and without carpet.

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That took us to last Sunday when we started wrapping up some of the electrical, installing light fixtures, speakers, switches and outlets.

Yesterday, I had my final electrical inspection which I passed with only a couple of issues and I finally got one of the toys I’ve been waiting for in the mail

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What an incredibly professional job! Well done, sir!

No advice for you on an alternative to laquer, only that it might be worthwhile to set up a temporary booth in an area you can ventilate to the outside. When I sprayed the nursery with oil-based primer thinned with paint thinner, the fumes were something else, even with direct ventilation to the outside and a nice draw of fresh air into the room.

Looking forward to more updates.
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Very sexy, great job!
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More photos please! How have the latest get-to-gethers / movie nights gone? :)

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