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So after doing a little surfing online, I found that cinebars already made can cost up to 2k! Looks like another DIY project for me smile.gif

Started with a basic frame. I will probably add more support legs to it before i wrap it in mdf or plywood.


Here it is with the top and stained. Its not attached yet.


Next i created this film reel and actual movie scenes in powerpoint. I printed, laminated and glued them down to the top. There are a total of 25 pics. I'm hoping these will be a good conversation piece with guests. smile.gif


Here are the pics of the film reel i printed and laminated


After allowing the glue to dry, I then started my epoxy resin kit i got from Lowes


Here is the result. a nice glass finish. Needs 3 days to completly cure. Hope everyone in my house can resist the urge to touch it!


Next i'll be working on the base itself. Still not entirely sure the color and material to use. I'll update this then.
In the meantime, I'll start on my star ceiling drop panels. smile.gif
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Very cool idea with the filmstrip under the epoxy.

If you are going to skin it with mdf I don't know that more supports are actually needed. But hey, the more the merrier smile.gif

Is the top just plywood, or is that a wood veneer? Color and grain look really nice.

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its laminated pine from HD. i stacked 2 together then skirted it with a 3" laminated pine strips to make em appear thicker. thanks Chris_Holmes for that idea.wink.gif
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I am putting one in my theater also, and yours looks about the same size. My plan was to rip some 2x4's in half and glue them together to get that thick and heavy feel, like a butcher block. Just can't figure out what color to stain the top. Your pics look very nice, I like the color and film reels.
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wrapped in mdf



Also painted and started to add trim and molding
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Just can't figure out what color to stain the top. Your pics look very nice, I like the color and film reels.
I used 1 coat of deep red. cant remember the exact color number and brand but i still have the can. I'll post a pic of it when update the pics
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Love the film reel! Replace the Transformers pic with a scene with Ripley in the Aliens' Cargo Loader and you would be golden!


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Love the film reel! Replace the Transformers pic with a scene with Ripley in the Aliens' Cargo Loader and you would be golden!
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Little to late now. The epoxy has already been poured and hardened LOL. The idea of the reel was literally a last minute thing that popped into my head so all i could do was think of as many popular movies to fit in them within a span of 20 minutes. Now that you mentioned it, I wish Aliens had popped in my head. Oh well. smile.gif
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Little to late now. The epoxy has already been poured and hardened LOL. The idea of the reel was literally a last minute thing that popped into my head so all i could do was think of as many popular movies to fit in them within a span of 20 minutes. Now that you mentioned it, I wish Aliens had popped in my head. Oh well. smile.gif

I was just ribbin ya, it was a good list (Mostly.. HAHA). I love the idea. Much better than posters.


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Small update, caulking the trims, molding and nail holes(so tedious). Also taping to prepare to paint the trims. will be the same beige color as the column in the back.
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I was just ribbin ya, it was a good list (Mostly.. HAHA). I love the idea. Much better than posters.

Its def gonna be a great conversation piece amongst friends. Wife was already trying to figure out the name of the movies in the scenes. Got these wrong:
Star Wars: she said Star TREK
Jaws: she said SHARK
She didnt know what gremlins was LOL

EDIT: OH and she thought Ghostbusters was "blockbusters" LOL
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Its def gonna be a great conversation piece amongst friends. Wife was already trying to figure out the name of the movies in the scenes. Got these wrong:
Star Wars: she said Star TREK
Jaws: she said SHARK
She didnt know what gremlins was LOL

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This is excellent! I love the idea and the execution. Do you have more pics?

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Yeah - looks beautiful and seems very simple. I have been looking for something very similar and agree, on-line prices seem a bit steep.

What are the dimensions of this?


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Yeah - looks beautiful and seems very simple. I have been looking for something very similar and agree, on-line prices seem a bit steep.

What are the dimensions of this?
Thanks the dimentions of the top is 85" in length, 13" wide. The height is 43". Fits 3 bar stools
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Finally done smile.gif
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Awesome, thanks. I will probably steal this design!

My wife loved the movie reel! (And she would know the difference between Star Wars and Trek - only b/c I finally made her watch All the Star Wars a few years ago!)
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...- only b/c I finally made her watch All the Star Wars a few years ago!)

Why did you torture her? Should have kept it to the original trilogy! think I own about 650+ movies now, many of them I'll never watch again, yet I still refuse to purchase the 3 Star Wars prequels, and I'll hear none of the "Ep III was kinda good" talk!!!


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Lol -nice. But I liked Ep 3....... Actually when watching some shows if I started I feel like I should finish them. I guess I'm not as picky although I don't but many movies - very few I want to watch again as well.


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New Bar stools came in. they really go with my HT. 45 bucks each not including S&H smile.gif
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Where did you get those?


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Nice, thanks! They seem to have a good variety.


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Looking great ! Another great idea and learning experience I've gained from this forum. Thanks and congrats !

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I love the film reel idea! That turned out great.
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New Bar stools came in. they really go with my HT. 45 bucks each not including S&H smile.gif
Looks great, how high is the surface of your bar if you don'y mind me asking?


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the top surface is 43 inches high. I was aiming for the standard 42 but i miscalculated somewhere LOL. Still very comfy height
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the top surface is 43 inches high. I was aiming for the standard 42 but i miscalculated somewhere LOL. Still very comfy height
Thanks, do you remember the style/model number for the bar stools you chose?
Mine came in at ~45.5" but at that price I think those stools may well work smile.gif


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