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Old 04-20-2014, 09:35 PM - Thread Starter
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Got another shipment of cloth to finish last few wall panels, cabinet inserts and started on the speaker covers.





Front 2 speaker covers (sans speakers inside)



And cleaned up a bit - got tools and stuff out I didn't need. It's getting closer........

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Thanks! Lack of funds is what is slowing me down right now......
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Keep forgetting to post pix of the speaker supports I built behind the stage. Put the subwoofer under the center - still not clear where to place this even after reading a bunch...




Kind of at a standstill for now. Have acquired a BD player (not an Oppo but it has Netflix & Amazon Video on it and can even do Skype) and network switch for the rack and worked on configuring them. May upgrade my DISH player as a few years old. Also took my old inconsistently working Apple TV 1 and installed OpenElec on it which gives me XMBC.
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Old 05-31-2014, 01:33 PM - Thread Starter
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Also what's been keeping me busy on the weekends is my honey-do list. My wife rarely gives me things to do so I'm happy to help when she does.

Built some vertical beds for lettuce and various herbs/veggies.





And project still in progress - taking our old-ass non-functional hot tub and converting it into a koi pond.

Mostly just done the demo of the deck area and drained the hot tub.

Went from this:





To its current state:




On the last picture that window is the one that I blocked off and built a wall in front - it's the back of the screen wall! See how it all ties in?
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This actually looks really great. Good job.
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Thanks! Wasn't as hard as I thought it would be.
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Alright started working on the bar behind the seats this weekend. Member djhamp gave me some inspiration with his open concept and wood slab bar top. I had been wanting to do a wood slab top for some time and he gave me the motivation to do it!

I wanted to go with redwood but the lumber yard didn't any slabs in the right size and shape. But I found a nice piece of mahogany and decided to build the whole thing out of the same.
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Built side supports and finishing connecting them tonight. The problem is after assembling it - it's as wobbly as f%*#. I'm guessing I need to add diagonal supports in front and maybe some cross supports on the back?
I wanted to NOT attach it to the floor but now I'm worried it would just tip over.

Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!
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I built a DIY shed once and when I had put all the framing together the whole thing was wobbly as, however once i had put on all the metal exterior sides and roof, the thing was rock solid. Maybe it will be the same for you once you put the back and sides on? Either way, more bracing is better than less IMO.
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Yeah - the only problem is I was planning on leaving it open - I was using djhamp's bar as a model (attached). I'll throw some more supports on there and we'll see.
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Yeah you at least need some knee braces like you mentioned. You can see them in your example picture. I'd probably do some horizontal ones towards the bottom too, but you can see what you think.
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I thought putting the support bar across the bottom would be enough but I'll try the diagonal supports as well (they're called knee braces?)

Thanks for the advice guys! I will try to work on that tonight.
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Yeah I call them that. I think that's a fairly standard term.

You could try just the bottom horizontal. Being so tall, it may still want to wobble. But then again, I made a workbench out of 2x4's, with an open front like yours, and it was fine.
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I'm sure you are right - I just have no clue!
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Working on the bar after our trip to Chicago. Adding some more supports which hopefully will make it less wobbly.

Ordered the screen yesterday! Yay!!!! http://www.falconscreens.com - Got the 2.35 120"

Going to order carpet in a little bit.

Making progress!!!
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Carpet is ordered, they will come out to measure next Tuesday!!!

http://www.kanecarpet.com/products/i...page=1&id=4383

It actually is more shiny in person and the pattern is more or less noticeable depending on the angle you look at it.
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Finished (hopefully) constructing the bar. After I added supports I noticed most of the wobbliness was from the bottom - the subfloor isn't exactly even making it shake a little. It will eventually sit on carpet (see above) so I think I'll add a couple of ½ plywood "plates" under the carpet and secure the bar to the plates?

Still need to sand off the filler and then stain.
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We have screen sign!!!
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And of course the unboxing:



And as an extra bonus - a BIG sighting!



Thanks to Rich (aka snickers1) @ falconscreens.com for the quick turn-around and shipping. Fed Ex received the package at local facility today after the trucks already left and I was too impatient to wait for them to deliver it on Monday. And I have the time to install it this weekend - otherwise it's next weekend.

Carpet is scheduled for the 20th unless they get a cancellation then it could be earlier!
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Talking

Screen construction and placement:
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Thanks Bill.

Here are pics of the finished bar. Turned out a bit darker than I wanted as I forgot to wipe down the stain.......

Not secured down until after the carpet place. I did place some ½ ply on the floor that the carpet guys will work around and then secure the bar to these plates.
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Thanks Bill.

Here are pics of the finished bar. Turned out a bit darker than I wanted as I forgot to wipe down the stain.......

Not secured down until after the carpet place. I did place some ½ ply on the floor that the carpet guys will work around and then secure the bar to these plates.

looks good really like the colors or this room..... what is that i see in the second pic in the left hand side the pic ...there no watching TV while working LOL!!!!
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Lol - you caught me! I actually put it in there so I could see the menus on my equipment to set everything up. I don't have a smaller HDMI screen in the house to use!!

I was trying to watch TV while I worked but my DISH receiver is old and I can't get the picture and sound to both come out at the same time. Currently I listen to SiriusXM on my receiver as I work.

I actually was going to move it out this AM but it was too heavy to do alone....

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Ok spent the last week finishing little things and cleaning up for the carpet guys. Here's where I am currently.

Spent today removing the lower panels and the fonts of the cabinets to make it easier on the carpet guys. Built and velvet wrapped the area above the screen.

Projector is on it's way - thanks to Mike Garrett - a JVC RS46!
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Came home from lunch today to this!
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And this came last night:
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And chairs from Roman are coming!
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