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post #181 of 189 Old 10-17-2014, 05:13 PM - Thread Starter
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what's the bar surface going to be?
I'm looking at the wilsonart laminates. I ordered a handful or grey/black stone samples to make my final decision. I'm partial to the dark gray stone look for this build.

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I'm looking at the wilsonart laminates. I ordered a handful or grey/black stone samples to make my final decision. I'm partial to the dark gray stone look for this build.
sounds great - can't wait to see it.
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As I wait for my laminate samples and remaining sconces to come in I took care of some loose ends. Small lingering tasks such as adjusting leveling the halfwall countertop as it was slightly out of level. I also routed cut and glued in a final piece of trim to the back of the half wall.

I routed and cut some oak to trim out the av rack.



I spray painted the reveal on the rack with a glossy primer black to give it a nice touch. Eventually I plan to sand and paint all of the rack surfaces with this stuff it looks great. I used blue tape and brads to attach the trim.



I originally planned on red paneling for acoustics and aesthetics but I've now changed the color to amethyst. Its the 2nd color down on the left which looks grey but has slight specks of red and blue in it. It complements the colors I have as well as the grey carpet I plan to go with.


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looks pretty good for your first built ever! whats the seating going to look like?

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looks pretty good for your first built ever! whats the seating going to look like?
Thanks! Well I currently have a 3 seater and a love seat set in black leather. My sister gave them to me a year ago and I didnt have a place for them so I put them down in the basement. I will use these for now until I can justify the cost of new seating. I have a feeling I'll be upgrading speakers at some point soon so I better hold off.

The width of my room is just a foot too short! I only have about 75" inches of width on my riser and in the front row. I would love to go with two rows of 3 and also be able to convert between a sofa and theater seat. The best compromise I could find is the Seatcraft Rialto. Its width in a row of 2 is 74 inches. I get the best of both worlds with this seating and it would fit perfectly in both my first and second row.
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I wouldn't sell the sofa option short, especially a recliner. Ours has seen a good deal of illness recovery, sleep over guests, mid-movie snuggling and on rare occasions considerably more. All things that would be impossible or at least uncomfortable in theater seating.
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mid-movie snuggling and on rare occasions considerably more.
ok TMI and

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WOO WOO!!!
LOL I'm sure we will get a lot of frequent flyer miles out of the couches before they get handed down. Hopefully not much mile high club miles though.

I do like how the seatcraft model allows you to convert to couch mode so you can sit close for rom com nights and then flip the armrest down for football games with the buddies.

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LOL I'm sure we will get a lot of frequent flyer miles out of the couches before they get handed down. Hopefully not much mile high club miles though.

I do like how the seatcraft model allows you to convert to couch mode so you can sit close for rom com nights and then flip the armrest down for football games with the buddies.
So I got the rest of my sconces in. I goofed and accidentally ordered 1 more sconce than I needed. This extra came in handy because I ended up CRACKING the last of the installed sconces when I was SLIGHTLY adjusting the glass cover! DOH!! They were only 30 bux a pop but still!

Here's the aftermath.. the walls aren't really that purple.. I need a real camera and real light.





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