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Nice job. I'm glad the ceiling came together for you with additional coats. And nothing says "I'm a dedicated home theater" like a little Linacoustic on the front wall.
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As I'm sure you can tell the level of difficulty just went way up in photographing the room...... Just about any time I have to take a picture I have to use supplemental lighting.

I really like your seating selection. One thing on Palliser, they are a bit firm to sit upon, which is fine with me, I actually prefer a firmer seat.

Good Job!

Thanks!

The Palliser seemed like the perfect firmness for us... so we bought it!

The room has certainly got a whole lot darker. I did those grab shots with my iPhone last night but I'll be taking better, proper, photos once the screen and wall panels are up.

We met with the carpet guy this morning and found a great Mohawk carpet with a subtle diamond pattern. Can't wait to see it in the room.
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egads! I just imported 13,000 frames from the camera! That covers the entire painting process.
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Dan. Thanks for sharing your awesome time lapse videos. I recently did one but it is no where near the quality of yours. I also real like the motion track too.
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Dan. Thanks for sharing your awesome time lapse videos. I recently did one but it is no where near the quality of yours. I also real like the motion track too.

Thanks! I enjoyed yours also! I meant to post in your thread. I'll resolve that soon. Don't beat yourself up about the quality. I've done a dozen of them now but my first one is terrible compared to my latest ones. For what it's worth, I thought yours looked great! The exposure and contrast were great.

You can do the motion track thing too since you're shooting with a still camera using chdsk. Think pan n' scan. :-). That's how I did all of my GoPro motion shots.
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Confessional: I set up a bed sheet and we watched "Tintin" tonight in folding chairs. I'm so ashamed but it was FREAKING AWESOME!!!!!

Oh and the single subwoofer I have hooked up is absolute insanity. I can't wait to hook up the other one! MUAHAHAHAHA!
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Confessional: I set up a bed sheet and we watched "Tintin" tonight in folding chairs. I'm so ashamed but it was FREAKING AWESOME!!!!!

Oh and the single subwoofer I have hooked up is absolute insanity. I can't wait to hook up the other one! MUAHAHAHAHA!

Step one is admitting you have a problem.
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HT for the WIN!

Now put it away and get back to work!
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Confessional: I set up a bed sheet and we watched "Tintin" tonight in folding chairs. I'm so ashamed but it was FREAKING AWESOME!!!!!

Oh and the single subwoofer I have hooked up is absolute insanity. I can't wait to hook up the other one! MUAHAHAHAHA!

Somebody in here say "BASS!?"(pokes head in)

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Oh how sweet it is. Feels good huh? No shame in taking in a movie or three, just don't make a habit of it OK? Ok.

Glad you enjoyed it.

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All progress will now come to a screeching halt !!

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OK, OK. Thanks for the encouragement and ribbing!

I'll have you know that I didn't INSTALL the projector, I just propped it up for a movie night. Work resumes tonight!

The carpet is coming on Wednesday. I was never happy with the results of the lip that I installed on the stage so I'm going to rip it off and install something new. I found some 1/2" PVC quarter-round molding at Home Depot that looks like it will be flexible enough to wrap around the curve. We'll find out soon!
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OK, OK. Thanks for the encouragement and ribbing!

I'll have you know that I didn't INSTALL the projector, I just propped it up for a movie night. Work resumes tonight!..........

Yeah, yeah! You trying to convince us, or you?

J/K, just remember, those of us that can build theaters do, and those of us that can't just poke fun at everyone else

Dude, are you made of leprechauns? Cause that was awesome!

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OK, OK. Thanks for the encouragement and ribbing!

I'll have you know that I didn't INSTALL the projector, I just propped it up for a movie night. Work resumes tonight!

The carpet is coming on Wednesday. I was never happy with the results of the lip that I installed on the stage so I'm going to rip it off and install something new. I found some 1/2" PVC quarter-round molding at Home Depot that looks like it will be flexible enough to wrap around the curve. We'll find out soon!

It's so tempting with that JVC in box though, isn't it? I've done that a few times myself. Also, it doesn't help that my kids know the projector is there and ask for it sometimes. Fortunately for me, I'm at a point where I've removed the HTPC from the room and taped poly over my rack, so it's not an option.

I'm curious why you're unsatisfied with your stage edge? I'm doing this soon and would like to know if there's something I should look out for.

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You guys take progress way too seriusly! Enjoy!

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I just barely ordered my projector yesterday. Now that the seats were in and screen is coming today I figured it was safe to order the projector. I did not want to be tempted by it sitting in the box.
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I'm curious why you're unsatisfied with your stage edge? I'm doing this soon and would like to know if there's something I should look out for.

When I built my stage I decided that the easiest way to get the profile cut correctly on the top deck was to use a flush cut but in my router. This worked GREAT. No string, no measuring, no compass, no marking, etc.

The problem, of course, is that the deck was flush to the edge. If I had it to do over again I would install an offset or larger bearing on the flush cut bit which would leave a uniform lip.

I installed some straight wood molding but found that it didn't bend sufficiently about the radius of my top step. Since I'm carpeting I could just cut it into little sections and it would be OK but it would bother me. The PVC will hopefully bend around that radius easily and provide a nice rounded lip.
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You guys take progress way too seriusly! Enjoy!

I can TOTALLY see myself giving up unless I keep that PJ in the box! Even my wife was saying things like "you know, we could wait on the wall panels for a while..." :-)
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Yeah, yeah! You trying to convince us, or you?

J/K, just remember, those of us that can build theaters do, and those of us that can't just poke fun at everyone else

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I just barely ordered my projector yesterday. Now that the seats were in and screen is coming today I figured it was safe to order the projector. I did not want to be tempted by it sitting in the box.

Haha, we're on a similar path, it seems... You just ordered carpet, right? When does that go in? I had to delay my carpet a week since I've got a huge workload at work right now. I couldn't even get the time out of the office to supervise the installation.
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Haha, we're on a similar path, it seems... You just ordered carpet, right? When does that go in? I had to delay my carpet a week since I've got a huge workload at work right now. I couldn't even get the time out of the office to supervise the installation.

My carpet was installed Tuesday and I put the chairs in last night.
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I just barely ordered my projector yesterday. snip........


Is this like being a little pregnant? Or like being almost finished with my theater?

Is it cheaper to barely order a projector?

I had a good chuckle at that comment.

I don't know about all of you, but I did feel almost guilty when I spent that big pile of cash on my equipment. However lucky for me that twinge of guilt went away very quickly!

It is even worse when the wife is goading you into procrastinating with the build. Mine was the opposite, "Are you ever going to get that blasted thing done? Sheesh! Go down there and get to work!"

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The latest episode of my podcast, The DIY Show, is out. In this episode we talk about making instruments. Enjoy!
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The latest episode of my podcast, The DIY Show, is out. In this episode we talk about making instruments. Enjoy!

Need to work on the acoustics in your studio..... :P

JK ill finish today sometime sounds real cool!

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Need to work on the acoustics in your studio..... :P

JK ill finish today sometime sounds real cool!

Ugh, I KNOW. I normally record those with just me and a mic. This one had to be done in the living room so I could fit two extra people. We should have just had them call in from separate rooms!

I've found that a walk-in closet stuffed full of clothes is an EXCELLENT ad-hoc recording studio, by the way.
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Update. Last night I installed the PVC quarter round molding on the stage to act as a lip. I think it will work just fine for my purposes (little to no traffic). I mounted it using liquid nails and real nails. The molding wiggles a little bit but I don't think it's enough to matter. If I were doing this on a staircase then I'd do things differently.

The PVC seems to work great if you want to use it for your own stage. I'd suggest installing a thin strip of wood on the edge first to add stability instead of attaching it directly to OSB like I did though.

edit: I forgot to mention that I watched some Netflix on the system while I worked! Tons of fun! I pointed the projector at the wall which was just fine by me for the time being.
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edit: I forgot to mention that I watched some Netflix on the system while I worked! Tons of fun! I pointed the projector at the wall which was just fine by me for the time being.

hahaha...That's funny. I'm completing my theater as well and had to mount the projector to build the front bulk head. Ended up leaving there to watch some netflix as well on the barewall...lol Been listening to the same music on the little boombox for over a year...

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^^^^No doubt......That thing IS FUGLY! I say good riddance!

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And now that portion of the wall is grayish blue. We're going with a lovely color called "Shore" from Restoration Hardware. My wife popped in to check on progress and declared that she LOVED the color next to the grey of the soffits and black in the ceiling. She's starting to see the end and she likes what she sees! YES!

Hopefully I'll cut my first few MDF panels next week!

Progress has been very swift lately. I'm back in town after a long weekend wedding and then a business trip back to back.

I'm going to rip up the existing carpet this weekend so that the new stuff can come in next week. I have shoved equipment into my rack and hooked it up in an extremely basic fashion so I can enjoy music while I work.

The projector has been getting some casual use while I paint and such but it is still not hung. I've got all the pieces of hardware now to hang it but I still need to run the electrical over to the mounting position.

I've put a base coat on the molding that I'm going to install between the soffits and the ceiling. The molding will be the same grey as the soffits. Once the carpet is up I'm going to paint the existing toe molding the same grey as the soffits also. That molding will be beneath the MDF panels and against the black/grey carpet.

Tonight I painted most of the stairwell leading up to the kitchen. I'm using the same blue as the theatre walls. Hopefully I'll finish that Thursday (another 6PM meeting for work tomorrow... sigh).

Coming along shortly will be outlet replacements. I ordered all the Lutron Midnight decora outlets and screwless wall plates I need for the room and stairwell. While I've got the power off I'm planning to seal off the dozen or so outlets, phone jacks, cable jacks, and other miscellaneous jacks in the room that will be covered by either MDF or acoustic panels.

I've been thinking about the acoustic plan more and more in the past week. There's a new flutter echo in the room that wasn't there before I padded the screen wall. Now that one pair of walls is treated, the other (long wall) pair seem to have free reign to ping back and forth. The echo isn't sustaining or anything but it was surprising.

I'm wondering just how much scattering I'm going to see with the MDF wave wall panels. Those panels are wildly non-parallel so maybe that will work out OK? Fingers crossed but I'm not holding out much hope.

NicksHitachi might pop over to do some more measurements when the new carpet's in. I'm going to slow down on the absorptive wall treatments until I see some new numbers in the room.
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