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Old 11-11-2016, 09:24 PM - Thread Starter
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I still have to get my center stand. I'm going to do some measurements and order a custom stand from here tomorrow:

http://www.gwizpro.com/stands/prodde...?prod=FCStands

Then my screen wall will look much more classy! No screen on an easel and no center speaker on a box!

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Old 11-13-2016, 06:38 PM - Thread Starter
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Allright - time for some pictures!

One thing I did this year was get some media storage in the room. I got some great shelves that I really like - Leslie Dame media cabinets:

Leslie Dame CDV-1000 Black

They have a nice oak veneer and are quite sturdy. Several models for various storage needs. Better cabinet than many. Plenty of shelves and pegs included. I couldn't have all DVD/BluRay with them since there was a fixed shelf in the middle, but I just made modifications and was able to get 7 rows of DVD/BluRay shelving!

I still have one more shelf I haven't built (it will go on the left of the other larger one.. Probably won't modify it as I will be storing mix of CDs, DVDs, BluRays in that one.

Anyhow, some pictures of me getting them filled up with media that had been in boxes for a long time...





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So for many months, I really only had two seats in the theater. His and hers recliners. I wanted that riser to be done!

After my Master's degree was FINALLY complete, I could work on it!

From June to August I worked on the riser. As usual, it was far more work than I anticipated. First I designed it in Google Sketchup. I knew exactly how the thing was going to fit together. I wanted the sides to be open so sound waves could pass in and get absorbed. I wanted it to be 12" tall (after much measuring in the room with the screen height, etc. etc. So the sides I built like framed walls, and put 2x6 joists in the top. I covered it with 3/4" sheet of high quality MDF.

I was dumb and didn't take any pictures of me building it out in the garage. That's where I built the whole frame and cut the floor. I then took it back apart and reassembled it downstairs.

Anyhow, pictures! Here's the materials in the garage:



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So those materials sat there for a good long time, and finally I got some free weekends to build the thing.

Then the great day came that I could put it downstairs. So to make moving it easier, and to be able to fill it with Roxul without getting it all over the carpet underneath, I laid down some plastic sheeting. I used the felt you see on top of the roxul in the above pictures around the sides to keep the roxul in as well. I also used the felt on top of the sides and joists to keep squeaks to a minimum, and put a LOT of screws into the MDF. I got a squeak free (so far) riser!

Here's pictures of me assembling the riser in the theater room. First I laid out the plastic sheeting:



Then I brought down the Roxul and the assembled sides / cut top pieces. The sides I already had covered with the felt.





Here's the sides and step re-assembled. To keep condensation from forming beneath the plastic (there's concrete underneath), I cut out sections of it and taped felt on the holes. That's why there's sections of felt taped to the plastic.

I also ran electricity through the riser to hookup to the wall (I had a junction box on the baseboard put in just for this). Two outlets in the front of the riser and two in the back:







Here, I've put in a layer of the Roxul and put the joists in:





Okay, ready to attach the MDF top pieces!



I'll continue in the next post...
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Okay, continuing the riser build...

Here's the top MDF pieces attached:





Putting on tack strip and carpet pad (the easy part ):







Later, I installed the the carpet. That was not as easy as I expected, but I was able to get it done. The carpet was so thick I had to use 3/4" staples and a pneumatic stapler. Regular carpet staples didn't cut it where I had to fold it over. There's a LOT of staples in this riser now!







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I also made a bar out of some very inexpensive bar height tables I found on Amazon (but actually bought for a better deal from another online retailer):

Flash Furniture 24x42 bar height table

I bought two of them, then only used three of the four legs, connecting the tops together with the middle leg. There's a black and a sort of cordovan faux grain side. I liked the red side better. I was wanting some fancy stuff, but just don't have the time to make one from scratch, and didn't want to drop $2K+ for a Cinema Bar (like this link) though that would have been fancy.

Here's the bar table I made. The openness of it is kind of nice actually, like I can get to the outlets on the back of the riser:



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Lastly - the screen! I have the Silver Ticket screen up now, did that this last weekend. I ordered the speaker stand, but since it's custom, it will be 3-4 weeks before I get it.

So here's the screen, and a couple shots of a show going on it:









Here's the room as it currently stands looking backward:



And here's the temp screen I just took out. I should probably put it on Craigslist or something. I'm sure someone can put it to use. I certainly don't need it around anymore:

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Over the Christmas break I finally got a center speaker stand! Now the front of the room looks tidy and professional in all respects.

I got it from GWiz products. I thought it was a great deal. The black oak stand matched my black oak B&W 60 series speakers perfectly!

I got the one where you can fill the column with sand for a little added heft. I then used caulk when I attached the top and bottom to ensure the sand stayed inside.

http://www.gwizpro.com/stands/

Sorry - it's late and I don't have a picture yet. I'll get one up in a bit.

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