so some bad news... I picked up a cheap surround speaker in my garage and tweaked my back BAD. I am currently laid up in bed for the past 3 days
Big bummer. I have to lay here in my 40% finished theater and look at my building materials and electronics laying around without being able to touch them.
I figure that since I can't get upstairs to my desktop to post pics, I will answer all of your encouraging comments. Thanks everyone!
Originally Posted by Dradius
I'm enjoying your build. I did the same thing with my carpet. In fact, it looks a lot like my carpet. Mine was about 50 cents a foot at HD.
Ha! Yep! I think it was actually $0.46 a sq ft.
It was the darkest I could find without going black. Plus, Black was 4 times the cost. We live in a more modern condo so the commercial grade goes with the rest of the home fine. Home Depot is great for carpet. Even when you have to special order! I was telling another member about their whole-house installations for a flat $97. Its an incredible deal because they come out and measure perfectly and install perfectly. I had my previous house done by HD. They do Incredible work! Oh, did I mention its also warrantied for a year? So when the heat from the south makes your carpet ripple and you need it re-stretched that final time, they will do it for free.
Originally Posted by prican2000
This is very "VERY" interesting build!
You are surely thinking of some frugal options to make this happen - Good Luck!
I'm subscribing to hear/see more.
Thanks! We are currently trying to save money to start a business. I couldn't see dumping a bunch of money into some of the items you professionals use. When I move back to my house I may do a theater the correct way, but for now, this is going to be an "illusion build" It will turn out looking pretty good, but when you start tearing into the materials and such its all smoke n mirrors : )
Originally Posted by djkest
So I am guessing your budget will need to include speakers, subs, and an AVR? If so, I have some suggestions. Really interesting stuff here so far. Interested to see where this goes.
I actually made that purchase a couple of days ago and never said something. I will make a separate post about my find in a day or two when I can include speakers. I picked up a set of used speakers, receiver, and sub. I'm excited, but now have to sell some equipment and furniture to compensate for my "over budget" purchase. This will be interesting. I am going to need some input when the time comes...
Originally Posted by cowger
Yup, I'm subscribing, too. Will be fun to watch!
Thanks! Appreciate it!
Originally Posted by donivan
I'll be watching this one since I'm in a similar situation with a temporary build that needs to be reversible once we move out.
Did you think about putting the bed on the riser? I think that would be sweet to see the screen from bed! Oh and nice find on the riser.
I'm in the carpet stage and will be doing my own install on top of tile so don't want to do the tack strip. How did you do the edges along the wall; did you just tuck under the baseboard?
Yes, basically. All I did was lay carpet tape about 2" from the baseboard, take that heavy 6" putty-knife made for carpet and slam it into the baseboard a couple of times to get the carpet to tuck under and "fold" on its own. I then took the back of the carpet knife and ran it down that seam (carpet side) then flipped the knife over and sliced at the bottom of the baseboard (again carpet side) and pushed it under the baseboard with the 6" putty-knife again. Worked perfect. Oh, and I also ran a bead of clear silicon around the bottom of the baseboard to prevent fraying and pull-up when vacuuming. YouTube has some great vids on carpet.
As for the bed riser. I have been dwelling on that for the past 3 days now.... contemplating how these are going to work. I love that idea.... but I'm having a hard time getting them to fit in this corner!!
I'm also going to incorporate rope lighting or fiber optic side glow for some lighting in here. The only light we currently have is a 4 bulb fluorescent commercial light... not exactly theater friendly!
I promise to post pics this weekend!!