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Love this. This is exactly what I want behind my last row. The power outlet... Where did the feed from from ? Did you plan for it?
Is this hollow ? I'd love to see another pic.

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I am hoping that mine will turn out just as good...
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Love this. This is exactly what I want behind my last row. The power outlet... Where did the feed from from ? Did you plan for it?
Is this hollow ? I'd love to see another pic.

Of course I planned for it.



this is a little out of focus but you can see what I am doing

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Big,

Any details on that back bar? Dimensions and how you built it?

Did it get wrapped in just sheet rock or some sort of paneling?

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Love this. This is exactly what I want behind my last row. The power outlet... Where did the feed from from ? Did you plan for it?
Is this hollow ? I'd love to see another pic.

This is what I wanted to do... but the wife-veto came into play on the space I was allowed to use!
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What is the height of the bar framing?
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Old 06-13-2013, 08:42 PM - Thread Starter
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bar tops are usually about 42 inches so just subtract whatever you plan for the top.
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bar tops are usually about 42 inches so just subtract whatever you plan for the top.

Thanks Jeff!
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bar top is 18 inches

So the Bar Top is 18" and I see overhang on the front and back - how much overhang is there? Basically asking what is the depth of the framing underneath the bar top?
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I think I did one inch overhang on the front and 1 1/2 to 2 on the back, My rule of thumb is just do what looks right.
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I used 2x2s and MDF
Each step was about 5 inches tall.
The other dimension was based on what it took to fit the ductwork.

Another Question - What kind of screws/size did you use and how far apart did you put them in?

Planning on doing the MDF/2x2s - Want to make sure they aren't going to fall down smile.gif
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I used about 10 different screws in the project but I can tell you that they were all pointy.
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I used about 10 different screws in the project but I can tell you that they were all pointy.

LOL - Thanks

I will be sure to get the pointy kind smile.gif
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If I was screwing into metal, fine threads, wood course threads, clips with deck screws.
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Big,
After reading thousands of posts I'm getting ready build a very simple home theater.
I have a very similar space and I'm using this build as my inspiration. My room is slightly narrower at 12 ft. I have read in these forums that I should place the LCR speakers approximately 3.5 ft. from the wall. Because of the narrow room I think I'm going to go with bookshelf speakers for LR (maybe SVS ultras.) I also plan to wire for 1 or 2 subs in front and plan to build a slightly longer stage. Do I wire my speaker and rg6 wire to come through the stage or should they go to the screen wall? I plan on building a simple stage approx. 4 inches high.
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wall, above the stage, keep the wires out of the way when building the stage and filling it with sand.
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doing inside corner clips and channel

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I just wanted to thank and acknowledge you for sharing your knowledge, tips, tricks, photos, diagrams etc. with your various builds!

Great stuff... right on man! biggrin.gif


...Glenn smile.gif

I definitely appreciate the detail and knowledge that goes into these posts. I've been poking through the whole Dedicated Theater forum and they are slowly giving me the motivation to take on a build. On top of the motivation there is a lot of knowledge to be gained here -- I feel like I'm somewhat handy and could do an ok amateur job, but all these little details will really save you time in doing it right the first time/save frustration/make it come out a little more professional.
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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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Is the crown moulding on the soffits painted black as well? Hard to tell with the rope lights turned on. If so is it flat black?
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Pretty sure this one was just satin or semi-gloss black.
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This week was all about the soffits

did a mock up of some molding and to see if you can do a light tray on a 4 and 5 inch tall soffit, the result was positive and Onevoice2 said Do It.





Next the stage and riser.
Hi Big, What do you do to make the edges of the MDF that are porous and suck the paint in and the cracks where the MDF meet? I was thinking of taking some drywall compound and putting it on the edge of the MDF and sanding it down.
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^ I can't speak for BIG and I'm sure he's got a good solution for those edges...I'm pretty sure he has discussed his MDF primer of choice in a thread but I couldn't locate it quickly.


My 2 cents is that you can go the drywall compound route, but be aware that MDF and water do not play nicely together. (The MDF edges will swell.) I used Zinsser BIN primer (shellac-base) on my last few MDF projects and it worked very well. I'm sure there's also a bunch of info on this in the DIY speakers/subs area.


http://www.homedepot.com/p/Zinsser-1...0901/100398381

The Esquire Theater Construction Thread:
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1289590
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plus sanding and then maybe more patch and sanding
Then a coat of a PVC drywall primer on everything
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I know I am super late to this thread, but it is very similar to what I am looking at. A video was mentioned, but I am not able to find it. Does it still exist and can anyone provide a link?
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I have just decided that I want these seats instead of the Jives. Gosh, they are nice looking. Are these the Escapes?

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For the soffits - I see on page 3 some of the details. What are the heights and widths for each of the "steps"? And what type of wood do you use for the facings? (Appologize if I missed this info posted elsewhere in the thread)

Thanks - this really is great stuff! Very addicting. I just watched the video as well.
Not sure Big. I saw referring to that post and thought it was about this theater.
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I have just decided that I want these seats instead of the Jives. Gosh, they are nice looking. Are these the Escapes?

Seatcraft Signature Meridian

They come with that little stainless steel disc in front of the cupholders that accepts an accessory rod for trays, iPad holders, wine glass holders, individual LED reading lights, etc. HERE is a link to the available accessories.
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I have just decided that I want these seats instead of the Jives. Gosh, they are nice looking. Are these the Escapes?

They look almost exactly like the Escapes, espcially the upright portion and cupholder area. The seating area looks a little different.

Visit the Lipszyc Home Theater! 1.0
2.0 done and finally posted! - Theater 2.0

And now...The Queen City Theater (3.0)
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Seatcraft Signature Meridian

They come with that little stainless steel disc in front of the cupholders that accepts an accessory rod for trays, iPad holders, wine glass holders, individual LED reading lights, etc. HERE is a link to the available accessories.

Thanks Tim! Based on past research, Seatcraft is too rich for my blood. They're for the crowd who buys plane tickets from the airline website, as opposed to my crowd, who buys tickets on cheaptickets.com. in other words. I refuse to pay a premium when I don't have to.

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They look almost exactly like the Escapes, espcially the upright portion and cupholder area. The seating area looks a little different.
it's a great looking set....but now im afraid that seeing these has warped my mind, and I can no longer use anything less than the Escapes. I previously wanted the Hives.....now, I dunno.
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