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The artsy fartsy part is 14 inches. Then there is an inch something black border.
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Jeff, does the layout look familiar? I relied heavily on the basic layout from your place except no false wall for the screen, Just not enough room.
On the HVLP sprayer it worked like a champ the beauty is that there are very few parts to clean, no hose to clean. The overspray was minimal and I just sprayed them all on my workbench with a sheet of plastic. My problem was all those nooks and crannies that would have been impossible with a brush required quite of few turns of each piece and a lot of angling of the gun to shoot into every corner, But it worked and I'm going to keep in in my truck.

Yes it does look familiar. Brandon actually said that prior to me commenting. I have considered a HVLP for all the reasons you mentioned. If you want to stop by and help me finish on your way let me know. Chris says she will cook!!
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Is the carpet, Platinum Plus Wondrous from HD?

Yay or nay?

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It was from a local carpet store, I think it was a Shaw carpet. If it is critical I can stop in when I get home the end of the month.
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It was from a local carpet store, I think it was a Shaw carpet. If it is critical I can stop in when I get home the end of the month.

No worries, pretty sure its the one and also the one ill be using! smile.gif

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Big - Are these the Utilitech Accent 4" lights? if so - what bulbs are you using in these and are they OK to install in MDF soffits?
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I used 35 watt frosted GU10 bulbs on the perimeter but upped it to 50 over the screen in the 4 inch Utilitech cans. The picture you posted is a 4 inch Halo can with regular Edison base blubs I used those over the seating. I think I used 65 watt in those , can't remember.
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Well I have my design from the Erskine Group - I keep coming back to this thread - I really like the look of the theater.

Couple more questions - what is the ceiling height in this room? In particular - the screen wall?

Also - what speakers did you end up going with?

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I forgot to mention that I often hang a blind in the closed position so it looks 100% natural on the outside. If you ever want to open it up and re-purpose the room the framing is in place.

I have black out window tint on my two windows in the theater. Then plugged and buried. Works well too.
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What step light did you use, where did you get them. Lowes or HD only has outdoor deck step lights.
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Ally from memory they are Royal Pacific step lights from Wayfair. basically a Christmas light bulb holder that fits in a single gang box. Comes with both covers, vertical and horizontal. Does not give off a lot of light if that is what you are looking for.

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Big - what was the ceiling height in this room?

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Big - Couple questions - I am assuming that is MDF on the lower part of the wall painted black? What is the height of these wood panels?


Now the panels that get installed above this area - I believe you said they are ~20" high?

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Ally from memory they are Royal Pacific step lights from Wayfair. basically a Christmas light bulb holder that fits in a single gang box. Comes with both covers, vertical and horizontal. Does not give off a lot of light if that is what you are looking for.
Back on my laptop and found the link
http://www.wayfair.com/Royal-Pacific-Mini-Step-Light-in-White-8905WH-RYP2559.html

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Just wanted to thank you for the step light link. I just received my shipment of them yesterday. They are great and you can't beat the price. AVS needs to start a thread where these great finds and deals can be posted/listed.
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Jim just eyeball it, I don't remember but they had to be taller than the top of the existing outlets.
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Amazing thread. A bit curious how you connected the rope lights. Light switch to a switched receptacle enclosed in the larger soffit. Yes?
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Another Great build and very impressive. I am wondering though, I see so many of these builds that get finished and I am sure that they sound great. However, few people discuss just how well they have managed to keep sound inside their home theater. Big can you comment on some of the builds that you have done? Obviously you are comfortable in your sound proofing approach as you use a similar approach on most of your builds, but how much sound is usually heard upstairs in these builds? I am still kicking around building under the bedrooms or on the other side of the house.
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Excellent. THANK YOU!
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was working on the pilasters for the room today and should have done soon, then some Final Pictures. Until then here is the basic layout and the most recent shots I have on my camera

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Isn't 11.5' from screen to first row a little too close, how was the experience in first row? Also, with just 23' length, the bar section in back must be just 5 feet, wonder if that would fit any stools. And if this layout did work then this is very optimal utilization of space.

Awesome work!
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Isn't 11.5' from screen to first row a little too close, how was the experience in first row? Also, with just 23' length, the bar section in back must be just 5 feet, wonder if that would fit any stools. And if this layout did work then this is very optimal utilization of space.

Awesome work!
In my 1st HT, I was 10' away from a 100" diagonal 16:9 screen, and both me & my wife feels like we could go for a 110" especially for scope movies. Therefore, I would say 11.5' for a 116" diagonal 16:9 screen is a pretty good size for both movie & TV/sports. But again, everyone's preference & vision is difference tho. cool.gif
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Thanks landshark1.

This forum and especially BIG's theater build threads are inspiring me to get something nice done myself. I am still in process of absorbing all the knowledge in this forum.
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I'm 11ft away from eye to 175" scope screen (6ft height IIRC). No way too close for me. I think some viewers want another foot or two though.

There is no better konwledge than making mistakes. I have redone my theater 2 or 3 times already, I demolished my basement and I'm working from scratch now. You will make mistakes. Stop reading and start hammering.

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There is no better konwledge than making mistakes. I have redone my theater 2 or 3 times already, I demolished my basement and I'm working from scratch now. You will make mistakes. Stop reading and start hammering.

If I had the room, that would be in my sig too smile.gif

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Beautiful build Mr. Big.

Love the bevel where the seams of the red panels come together and your pilaster design is amazing. Yet another build that I will shamelessly steal some ideas from wink.gif

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Thanks, steal away. That's how I come up with all my ideas.
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What kind of speakers were used for this build?

Also - is there a list of the AV equipment used?
A bit off on time on this response, but I haven't been active on these forums for a while.

The speakers are Golden Ear for the main speakers, I need to check, but it may be Kef speakers for the center and surrounds (they blended well), and Epik subwoofer. Denon AVR-3313CI receiver w/Emotiva XPA-5 amplifier. Using the Denon internal amp for the surround back speakers. Fios, Oppo BD player (103), client furnished HTPC (no idea if that is working yet). Crestron MC2W control system w/MX-850 remote control, and JVC RS-46 projector without the 3D option at this point. Screen by Carada. All equipment housed in a Middle Atlantic rack. Lighting is controlled by Crestron's version of the Grafik eye.

I will post a complete list if the equipment this evening if I get a chance.

This was my first time working with Big, and it was an excellent experience. Most people just want to throw up some drywall and paint and call it a 'theater', and while they often look very nice, it was truly incredibly to work with both a client who knew that they were after a top shelf final setup, and a builder who had the experience to deliver it all in spades. This was one of the smoothest installation projects I have ever worked on, and Big was a 'big' reason for it going so well.

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I really love the color scheme of this theater. And the panels look amazing too! One of the best looking theaters I've seen on here.
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