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DOORS

 

Today the 8405 mdf shaker double doors were hung and looking great. Although they aren't soundproof or filled with insulation, they are solid not hollow. And they weigh a ton!

We have the same double doors going on the home office but with glass panes. http://trimlite.com/products/interior-doors/shaker-panel-doors/mdf-primed-shakers/

The extra soffit also got a coat of mud (it's playing catch up to the rest of the project).

 

From outside the theater

 

 

 

 

From inside the theater

 

 


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Looks awesome! Can't wait to see more pics!

 

Thanks Chad. Will keep 'em coming till it's done.


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Looking great!  Where abouts in Ontario?  I'm just outside Ottawa

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Looking great!  Where abouts in Ontario?  I'm just outside Ottawa

 

Thanks Dave, I'm just outside London.


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PAINT

 

First coat of paint going on.

Benjamin Moore HC-72 Branchport Brown - Flat http://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-ca/paint-color/branchportbrown

 

Must admit I like the deep rich colour .. photos probably don't do it justice.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Looking great!!! I know it felt so good when I was able to get some paint on the walls! Really feels like your getting somewhere, it starts really looking like a room.

Looking forward in the progress you will be doing in the next couple weeks. Your build is motivating me to keep on plugging away. I have been slowly inch forward with mine.
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Very nice!!!

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TIMEOUT

 

A bit of a setback this week.

 

The contractor decided he was not happy with the drywall and wanted it re-done.

Looked pretty good to my eyes, but I'm thankful they're being picky. The drag is it will delay everything by at least a week.

And it's a basement so the added humidity takes the mud way too long to dry ... sigh.

 

 

 


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Set back yes, but I am sure most people on this forum would agree they would much rather have a contractor that takes pride in there work, then one that will short cut in any way to get to the next job. It can't be easy to tell a customer "Hey I am not happy with what I did, I am going to do it again."

We all might have to take a second attempt some times, but it's the ones that will keep trying that will stand out in the end as being a near perfect room. My is no means a perfect room but if you could see the first try pile of wood I have you might be able to build a small home with it.
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Set back yes, but I am sure most people on this forum would agree they would much rather have a contractor that takes pride in there work, then one that will short cut in any way to get to the next job. It can't be easy to tell a customer "Hey I am not happy with what I did, I am going to do it again."

We all might have to take a second attempt some times, but it's the ones that will keep trying that will stand out in the end as being a near perfect room. My is no means a perfect room but if you could see the first try pile of wood I have you might be able to build a small home with it.

 

Oh, no argument from me, I am quite happy that he is taking such pride in his work. Disappointed, yes, but probably more because this is now into week 7, looking like 8-9 weeks given the delays elsewhere .. like the bar .. and now that we can see the end in sight, well you know.

He is also completely re-doing the bulkhead that covers the steel I-beam running the length of the house.

 

So, yeah, the contractor is awesome!!!


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PAINT & TRIM

 

The drywall ceiling & walls have been re-skimmed, sanded and painted again.

The second soffit is now done and painted too.

Now the baseboard trim is being installed.

 

 

 

 


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Looking good. The dark brown was an excellent choice. Most of the messy grunt work is done so now the real fun begins.

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Does anyone have an opinion on whether to paint the doors the same colour as the walls or at least a compatible darker colour?

 

I'm worried that if they are white, they are going to "glow in the dark" when a movie is playing, especially since they are at the front of the theater.


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I would suggest getting the projector and screen up to see if it bothers you.

 

From my experience I have black walls (some paint some fabric) and black carpet in front of my room.  The ceiling and top 18" of walls are wood stained a med/dark brown.

When watching movies the reflection does show up on the wood surfaces.  Sort of bugs me but not bad enough to do anything yet:rolleyes:

Your white doors though will likely stand out considerably.

 

Interesting that I notice the reflections most during dark scenes - when my eyes expect the entire area to be dark

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I guarentee that at some point you will paint the doors darker, and wouldn't be surprised if the light colored moulding sees the brush as well.
I started with a flat black ceiling and ended up installing black velvet panels above the screen.

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I guarentee that at some point you will paint the doors darker, and wouldn't be surprised if the light colored moulding sees the brush as well.
I started with a flat black ceiling and ended up installing black velvet panels above the screen.


You read my mind David. Trim and doors are now painted the same colour as the walls. Looks much better imho.

 

 

Outside Doorway

 

Baseboard Trim

 

Inside Doors & Trim

 

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MOVIE POSTER LIGHTBOXES

 

The room received a second coat of paint this week and the room is starting to look much richer.

The 4 movie poster lightboxes have also been installed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brushed nickel door handles installed. The doors definitely need a couple more coats of paint.


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LIGHTING

 

Dimmable LED pot lights have been installed and the lightboxes are wired up.

Everything's getting a general cleanup before carpet which goes down next week.

 

 

 

 

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CARPETING

 

The carpeting was installed today.

Carpet is Beaulieu Divine Caress W0713, Colour is Roof Tile H1155

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking out of the theater at the new bar area.


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Good job, looks great, you have now passed me in my build!!! I don't know how you do it! I am still waiting on my carpet, still will be two weeks I think (future not until july14th).
Looking forward in your next update.
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Good job, looks great, you have now passed me in my build!!! I don't know how you do it! I am still waiting on my carpet, still will be two weeks I think (future not until july14th).
Looking forward in your next update.

 

Thanks Clay. But remember, I have a serious advantage .. I can just point and say do this and the contractor makes it happen.

You have to point and then do it yourself. There's a lot more nobility and satisfaction in your way of doing it :). You'll get there, I have no doubt about that. Your room looks fantastic!

 

Wednesday, my seats are supposed to be arriving. And finishing the electrical.

On Friday The 13th (ominous music playing) the a/v equipment is going to be installed. Can't wait!


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Are you planning on any room acoustic treatments?
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Are you planning on any room acoustic treatments?

 

I do want to do something to treat the room. I was hoping to incorporate 4 corner bass traps and perhaps 4 panels, 2 for early reflections (maybe a 3rd for the ceiling). Although, given where I placed the front right movie poster lightbox that might lie in an early reflection point. I'll get out the mirror and check once the seats arrive.

 

I'm looking at Acoustic Panels Canada as an affordable option. They're shipping me some fabric swatches which should arrive early this week. I'm not as ambitious as you as far as building my own goes.


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Looking good, iRadiate. Must be nice to have a contractor who is critical of his own work! Also nice to see some more members in Ontario.
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Looking good, iRadiate. Must be nice to have a contractor who is critical of his own work! Also nice to see some more members in Ontario.

 

Thanks OJ, yes there are some great contractors out there. Luckily I did my homework and picked one of them :-)


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Looks sweet! Now, about that star ceiling....... wink.gif

What would look really good is some nice brushed nickel sconces in between the light cases or on the opposite wall. Really good job so far.

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SEATING & EQUIPMENT

The Palliser seats were setup on Friday along with the audio/video equipment.

Shipping boxes


First one out of the box




Antique brass cupholders and power recline controls .. they do not look as orange as the photos suggest






B&W In-Ceiling Speakers for Zone 2 listening area.


JL Audio 12" Subwoofer


Epson 6030UB


Salamander Designs Rack


Equipment setup in rack, empty space is for the HTPC


The back row of seats








The Totem speaker grills are going to get airbrushed the same colour as the walls, unfotunately they only come in white.
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FIRST LOOK

Here are a couple of quick shots of the first viewing. First impressions are jaw dropping! Gorgeous colour and clarity.
Haven't fully tested out the audio side of things but the Totems have an incredible life-like sound. I need a good disc with lots of LFE and surround to really put it through it's paces :-)

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Wow, congrats, it's coming along GREAT!!

I dig your rack, and I'm thinking I'll need something similar for my own, can you give me a link for it?

Thanks!
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Your combination of the Epson UB projector, the Stewart Gray screen and your dark wall and ceiling color is a recipe for serious contrast and inky blacks. Stunning picture indeed. The room is looking great, and once you install the movie posters to add some art to the monochrome back ground it should really come together. Glad you are happy with the initial results.

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