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post #181 of 1213 Old 03-01-2006, 10:45 AM - Thread Starter
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I think I would try the lower watt bulbs or the dimmers before I started tearing them out. I do agree that the ribs showing is a bit of a downer. If you can find a way to not highlight the speaker shades quite so much it will have a great look. What about a DIY half round (or even full round for that matter) shade of sots that extends about an inch or so down from the can rim on the back side of the light cans...painted black of course and in effect soaking up some of the excess light and keeping it from hitting the speaker screens as much?

BTW...your theater design has totally changed my mental design...thanks alot, lol

Keep up the good work

Rsberg, thanks for the ideas on creating some sort of shader. I was looking around the net today at some cans that had a small slot in them for the light to pass. I think something like that or what you mentioned might do the trick. I just have to experiment. I really want a pinpoint of light that hits the floor only. At least thats what I think I want.

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Excuse the poor rendering...but this might bive you some ideas....
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How are the colums coming, have you even started them yet or still tweeking the design? I really like alot of your stuff and plan on "borrowing" alot of your designs
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Excuse the poor rendering...but this might bive you some ideas....


Cool, I will see how it looks.

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How are the colums coming, have you even started them yet or still tweeking the design? I really like alot of your stuff and plan on "borrowing" alot of your designs


I have not started on them yet. The design so far is pretty much the same as my last renders. Once I knock this stage stuff out, I plan to start some mockups.

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I agree with leaving the side lights out. Once you have the column up with the sconce you will have enough ambient light.

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Told you it was poor, lol

It was just a quick sketch. I also think if you use the sconces on the columns you wont need the additional light. I really hope that column works out like your original design...I thought that was too cool!!!

Any more pics????
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You guys are not going to believe the deal I just scooped up on some seating. There really is a God............

I have been browsing some vehicle forums looking for a car for my daughter. My brother in law has also been watching them. Well, he sends me this classified post in the miscellaneous section. Its a gentleman selling 2 rows of 4 reclining leather seats. The pic he posted was a little dark, but they looked good. I pm'd him. After a quick conversation, I learned the following.

He is moving into a smaller place and they wont fit. His old room was 19x30 and the new room is 12x14. (top of the line equipment setup also).

One row is 6 months old. The other row is 3 months old.

They are black in color.

Brand/make: Klaussner - Paramount 94803

He bought them locally at Infinity Leather.

He paid almost $6000 for both rows.


Now, you ready for the AWSOME part?

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He only wanted $1800 total for both rows.

I immediately drove over to look at them. This seemed to be to good to be true. 5 seconds after seeing them, I told him they were mine. Picked them up tonight, but still have to unload them. These things are FREAKING new!

Here is what they manufactures pics look like. I will post the real stuff once I unload them. They are configured with arms on each end, two seats together separated by an arm. Like this |--|--| Not exactly the config I would like, but at this price I cant complain. I can always buy the additional dividers.

What do you guys think?

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Better watch out for the cops because you stole those things. WOW a $4200 savings off new, you could not even get a cheap set a seats for that.

Now the big question, what are you going to incorporate intot eh HT with the savings, you could do one bad a$$ HTPC for the money you saved.

Sweet deal,

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Awesome deal Ronnie! Just simply amazing! And they actually look very good, can't wait to see them in the theater.

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Beautiful seating ! I never sat down to realize how much theater seating cost until hear lately. You found an awesome deal . Not to mention how nicely they will compliment your theater. 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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you could not even get a cheap set a seats for that.

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That was exactly my thoughts. They are not Berks, but I could not pass this deal up. Besides, who other than us HT guys know the difference?

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Just unloaded them an put them together in the garage.

Here is the real thing.







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Wow, that's insane! Great deal - they look great! Are they comfortable and what you were looking for (from a comfort/amount-of-uprightedness standpoint)? Do you like the cupholders (they seem a bit bright, but probably easy to find in the dark)?
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Ronnie,

There's a problem with those seats. Once you put those seats in the theater, you'll understand. Here's the issue. Basically, once you sit and recline, within about 5 seconds or so, you'll be asleep! Geez! Sweet deal! Man!

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Wow, that's insane! Great deal - they look great! Are they comfortable and what you were looking for (from a comfort/amount-of-uprightedness standpoint)? Do you like the cupholders (they seem a bit bright, but probably easy to find in the dark)?

They are very comfortable. They are also wallhuggers and take almost no additional room when reclined. I was actually looking at the Berlkine 088's. I favor the lower backed style of the 88's. The backs on these are actually 2 inches lower than the berks, so thats great. I also like the curved seating approach. I can always buy the angled wedges later if I want to change the config.

The cupholders are made out of brushed aluminum and held in place by a small screw at the base. Easily removable and painted if needed. I really doubt you would notice them any more than the cup you are placing into them during a movie. Flash photography really makes them pop more than what they look like to the naked eye. I might try to find someway to do them in a woodgrain to match the theme of my theater.

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Ronnie,

I've been MIA the last few days and finally got to reading your thread. WOW -- what a deal!! Can't wait to watch a movie in those suckers -- oh, did I just invite myself over, sorry
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Ronnie,

There's a problem with those seats. One you put thos seats in the theater, you'll understand. Here's the issue. Basically, once you sit and recline, within about 5 seconds or so, you'll be asleep! Geez! Sweet deal! Man!

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LOL, im actually going to put one in my family room and watch a movie on the 50" as a test.

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Ronnie,

I've been MIA the last few days and finally got to reading your thread. WOW -- what a deal!! Can't wait to watch a movie in those suckers -- oh, did I just invite myself over, sorry

Your welcome any time Steve. Summertime is almost here and we have a pool also. Its a 10 minute drive. You just have to return the favor by letting me see your masterpiece also. The invitation goes out to everyone else too.

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My brother-in-law gave me this thing about a year ago. I have been hiding it in the garage in anticipation of my theater build. Im putting it in the gameroom just outside the theater.





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Your welcome any time Steve. Summertime is almost here and we have a pool also. Its a 10 minute drive. You just have to return the favor by letting me see your masterpiece also. The invitation goes out to everyone else too.

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Thanks for the invite. We'll see who get's done 1st
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Ronnie,

I bought my wife one of those popcorn makers last year and it is great. Next best thing to the real $17 lowes theater 6oz bag of popcorn.

Between those new seats and teh popcorn maker you may never leave the room once its finished.

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I bought my wife one of those popcorn makers last year and it is great.
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LOL, what a way to sneak in a purchase. You bought it for the wife. I will have to try that one out.

Ya, they are great. We used it a lot at his old house which had a theater room. Microwave popcorn cant even come close to this stuff.

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You like that one

So its good to see the seating and the popcorn maker but when you gonna get back to work so we have some updated news and pics of the theater? Withdrawls here man...startin to get the shakes

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You like that one

So its good to see the seating and the popcorn maker but when you gonna get back to work so we have some updated news and pics of the theater? Withdrawls here man...startin to get the shakes

Robert

LOL, I know what you mean. Im getting them too.

Things are kinda at a lull right now and I have been finishing up some petty stuff and trying to figure out what to do with those outside stage lights. I think im just going to leave them in place, but not use them.

My next steps will be to build the light tray that goes around the peremiter of the room attached to the soffit. I will also will be starting on my columns. Probably do a few test columns to get some ideas from you guys. Now that I have the furniture, I can also begin building the riser.

Now, If I just had a few extra hours a day to get it done

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Aint that the truth...we could all use a few extra hours...

I have quite a dull job that supplies me with plenty of time to think and little time home with the family.....so I try to put that time to good use. One of those uses here lately (since I plan to "borrow" a great deal of your design, lol) has been to try to figure out the problem of your framing showing with those lights shinning on them....I have come up with a possible solution but you may not like it since it would erquire you to take those down and redo them. Really not that bad considering its not a total redo..more like an add on than anything. I got to thinking why they were showing through in the first place and I think its because it only has the few shape supports and the material somewhat sags between teh supports...showing them in more detail when the light is on them. SO this is what I came up with as a potemtial fix......

How about taking the cloth off and wrapping the fram in something like chicken wire ( spray painted black of course ). The chicken wire would be stury enough to form a more stable and perportioned curve frame for the material to evenly conform to while still allowing plenty of space for air movement for the sound to filter through.

I know it would involve taking the existing frame down but not necessesarily apart...just take the material off, staple teh painted chicken wire to it and reapply the material. I really dont think it would be that time consuming and it might solve the light showing the frame issue.

Just a thought.... Hope it helps

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I think they disapear if you dont regularly update your home theater build thread with progress pictures.....thats just what I have heard but im not for sure

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LOL.. I like Robert's and Bud's answers to that question...

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