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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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nice just keep up the pace and you will be done in no time
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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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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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