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I heard its Column Saturday....any truth to that Ronnie

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I heard its Column Saturday....any truth to that Ronnie

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Im sorry Robert. I didnt get to the columns this weekend. Dont worry, they are coming pretty soon.

I did finish up the seating riser. I still need to add the corner moldings to trim it out, but its basically ready for the carpet now. In fact, I think the whole room is ready for the carpet. I guess I should pick some out huh?

Here are a few shots of the 1/4 oak plywood that I stained and attached all the way around the riser and under each step. Its held on by liquid nails and a few 1/2" staples.



The front side will be faced with carpet.



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For the rope lighting, I used this rope light channel that I found at Home Depot. It already has double sided tape on it, so you just remove the backing and stick it in place. I was a little worried that it would not stick, but it seems very sticky and after 2 days, its still up. Once you have the channel up, you just push the rope lighting into place.






Here is what the channel looks like installed.

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Here is what they look like burning. I dont have them on the grafik eye yet, so this is full-bright. The 2" lip is a perfect size. You cannot see the ropes at all from a standing position, even from a distance.




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Here are a few shots with the overhead lights out and only the rope lights on. Once they are on a dimmer (grafik eye) and the carpet is in, It should look pretty good. The carpet should suck up all that light reflecting off the plywood.





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Quick question for you guys. Are the pictures im posting to large? Im speaking in terms of size (length & width).

Should I start scaling them down or are these ok?

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I set up the seating for a quick test fit. Front row eyes are about 11.5' from screen and rear row eyes are about 17.5'. There is a 2' walkway behind the riser.




I have 30" of space on the left and right side between riser and wall.





With the rear seats fully reclined, I have 12" of space between the front row. This allows plenty of space so your feet do not hit the person in front of you. If your not fully reclined, a person can walk in between the rows.





Here is a full shot of all seats reclined.



Looking into theater from doorway.


Thanks again for everyone's input on the riser and seating placement. I'm happy I went with the centered version with all seats as everyone suggested.


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Looking good Ronnie ! Johnathan

I'm the "Thread Cooler" ! When I post that usually kills interest in the thread.

See my Den to HT conversion thread !
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No the picture size is great...easier to see the details if they are bigger!!!

The riser looks good too, I was wondering if you were using some kind of channel to hold that rope lighting...looks like it should work just fine.

Looks good, keep it up...your on the home streatch...well kinda

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Lookin Good Ronnie.

I'm just sitting here wondering how much you dreaded having to lug those chairs back out of the room to do the carpet...

I am serious...and don't call me Shirley.
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Ronnie,

Damn nice looking!! Nice job with the oak on the sides -- looks very rich.
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Here is a full shot of all seats reclined.


That picture made me immediately think of this:




It's looking great! Love the riser and how you left room between the footrests and the front row.
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Lookin Good Ronnie.

I'm just sitting here wondering how much you dreaded having to lug those chairs back out of the room to do the carpet...


LOL, its really not that bad. They are all components. Each row is 7 pieces. 4 seats and 3 arms.

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It's looking great! Love the riser and how you left room between the footrests and the front row.


Thanks Larry. Im glad you like it.

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looks great!

I like the ropelight channel. Wish I had done that for my riser lights rather than use the small clips simply because it'd have been easier.

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Ronnie,
Excellent work, really looking good. How much room do you have behind your platform and that back door? I have a very similiar situation, so I am curious of how much of an alley u left yourself behind.

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Excellent work, really looking good. How much room do you have behind your platform and that back door? I have a very similiar situation, so I am curious of how much of an alley u left yourself behind.

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Check out Post #307 above. There is 24" of space behind the riser and 30" on each side. It feels ok spacewise when walking through the door. It would be nice to have an extra foot or two, but I cant complain.

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Looks great Ronnie... that rope lighting should look amazing once you get the carpet in.

I agree regarding the picture size... more detail the better. That's why we all read these forums, right?
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Here are a few shots with the overhead lights out and only the rope lights on. Once they are on a dimmer (grafik eye) and the carpet is in, It should look pretty good. The carpet should suck up all that light reflecting off the plywood.





Ronnie

Fantastic job Ronnie! I'm watching your thread. Can't wait to move to the new house on August. More pictures please

Btw, where did you buy those rope lights? Are you going to remove the rope lights once you have someone install the carpet on your riser?
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Fantastic job Ronnie! I'm watching your thread. Can't wait to move to the new house on August. More pictures please

Btw, where did you buy those rope lights? Are you going to remove the rope lights once you have someone install the carpet on your riser?


Thanks. I picked up my rope lighting at Home Depot. You can get this stuff just about anywhere. The rope lighting is under a 2" lip. That should be plenty of room to terminate the carpet without removing the lights.

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Im sorry my thread has been slow this week. I have not had much time to do anything exciting. Mostly just finishing up some small boring stuff. Cutting corner molding and staining it for the inside/outside corners of the riser, painting the underside of the soffit black in anticipation of the material, picking up mdf for the light tray, reading up on the forums etc.

I will be out of town next week on business, so no progress will be made then either. At least I can read the forums on the road and do some more playing with the 3D design program. After my return, hopefully it will be COLUMN TIME.

Rsberg/Robert, you ready for that?

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Ronnie- Great ideas and work so far. What computer program or software are you using to create these sketches/mock-ups? Do you have a website or store name where I could find it?.......Very impressive when debating between styles.

I just built a new home 4,900 sq. ft plus 2,200 sq. ft. walkout lower level. I am almost ready to start my theater and have a dedicated space that is 14 x 26.5 in the lower level. I would like to be able to create these type of 2D views to get a feel for things before having to build it.

Thanks and I look forward to tracking your progress.

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Im sorry my thread has been slow this week. I have not had much time to do anything exciting. Mostly just finishing up some small boring stuff. Cutting corner molding and staining it for the inside/outside corners of the riser, painting the underside of the soffit black in anticipation of the material, picking up mdf for the light tray, reading up on the forums etc.

I will be out of town next week on business, so no progress will be made then either. At least I can read the forums on the road and do some more playing with the 3D design program. After my return, hopefully it will be COLUMN TIME.

Rsberg/Robert, you ready for that?

Ronnie


Hell yes.....got the shakes bad man, need that fix

Look forward to seeing them as im sure many do...your design is great and if you put the same detail in them as you have everything else then I am sure they will look awsome.

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What computer program or software are you using to create these sketches/mock-ups? Do you have a website or store name where I could find it
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The software is called sketchup. www.sketchup.com. 30 day fully functional trial program is available.

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they used to be a little bitty company that builds a cool 3D modeler. Now they've acquired by Google due to their support of KML export for Google Earth. Google liked them so much they bought them.

Just think Ronnie,.. you can export your home theater to Google Earth and we can all navigate to your house in 3D.

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I made it back safely from California this weekend after a week long business trip.

Excited to get back to working on the theater room.

I plan to start working on the columns and light tray next. Im also ready for carpet, so I have been looking at different styles. Still undecided on the carpet and fabric. Waiting on my GOM samples to come in. Hopefully they wont be as boring as they look on the site. Interested to see what the Network, Raku, Sandpiper, and Hieroglyphics line the carry looks like. Have several colors of each on the way.

Here is the mdf waiting to be cut and put together for the light tray that will go around the perimeter of the soffits. For those of you that followed SandManX/Ruben's thread, my light tray will be similar to his in design.




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Glad to see you made it back all in one piece

I bet you were glad to recharge the batteries by taking a break from the theater. Sounds like your ready to go now.

I looked at the different colors of GOM on thier site but didnt notice these "styles" you mentioned...I thought we had to basically stick to 701 or am I missing something somewhere?? The group I did see were kinda boring though so Im with you on that.

Did I see mention of columns.....as the clouds parted and a beam of light shown through the angels sang.....
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Glad to see you made it back all in one piece

I bet you were glad to recharge the batteries by taking a break from the theater. Sounds like your ready to go now.

I looked at the different colors of GOM on thier site but didnt notice these "styles" you mentioned...I thought we had to basically stick to 701 or am I missing something somewhere?? The group I did see were kinda boring though so Im with you on that.

Did I see mention of columns.....as the clouds parted and a beam of light shown through the angels sang.....

Thanks Robert.

There are hundreds of styles of GOM on their site. I think most stick to 701 because of the cost and audio transparency. Since this is going on the wall, I don't think transparency matters as much. I want to try and find something that is a little more interesting than the 701 line and most know exactly what I mean. I have already found 3-4 really cool fabrics at a wholesaler that I like, but I would have to treat them for fire resistance. Not a big deal and I might end up going that route.

Yes, almost column time. You crack me up with that cloud/light/angel statement.


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Thank you, Thank you for creating this thread and posting pictures !!!

Your Proscenium is the best design I ever seen in a Home Theater. Love the detailing put in it and hope you don't mind if i copy the design. We are about the start the construction of our house and I have a perfect spot for my HT in the basement. The room dimension is 16X22. With that wide room, 2:35 screen and THE Proscenium like yours will look soooo goood.

Thanks for all you detailed picture in your website, it will help a lot when I start the project.

I hooked to this thread now !!!

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Excellent thread Ronnie.
Looks very nice.
I am looking forward to seeing pics of your columns as well.

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