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Mike - Glad i only had 8 to do One thing to avoid if at all possible is those internal corners. was very difficult to get a neat corner (especially with the chamfered edges).

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This is latest picture of the bar, still needs a few coats of polycrylic.



What I want to do is put a frosted glass panel above the bar similar to this.



But with the name of the pub me & my wife frequented when courting 'The Headley Arms'.

I could possible cut out the lettering, stick on a piece of glass with stencil glue and use an etching spray but wondering if anyone knows of an affordable source that can do this.....I'll phone around local glass places.

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Mark -
They make a "spray paint" that sprays on glass and makes it "frosted" It looks good and would be easy to use in the application you mention. Go to a quick sign shop or the like and have them cut the vinyl lettering on the computer and maybe even have them add fancy scrollwork or embellishments and them apply it to the back side of your glass and spray away. Make sure they know its for the back side of the glass so they can cut it the right way. Tell them what your doing and they can help you figure it out.


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Kevin - Thanks. Will look into that.

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The bar looks really good. I like the craftmen paneling.

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Anyone looking for mouldings and can't get a good source locally should definitely look at Baird Bros. Great inventory, great price, quick delivery and great quality.

Wow, excellent tip. They do seem to be very reasonably priced. I did not drill far enough into the checkout to "check out" what the shipping would be, but the oak baseboard was at least 25% less than the local big boxes.

The bar looks awesome, and don't worry about what the purists think regarding acoustics. Art and science can coexist!
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Shipping was quite resonable for the weight - my order value was $350 and was charged $60 in shipping. So factor in the cheaper price and no tax (plus no gas and waiting or sifting at lumber yard) think still got a great deal. Only issue is max length for UPS Shipping is 8'

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Just ordered my Berkline 088's via Roman at Ultimate Home Entertainment. Got great advice and price.

Were going with following configuration



And decided on the following fabric.



Just got to keep fingers crossed they make it here for Christmas

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We really enjoy our 088s. Did you get the power recline option? I put some bass shakers in mine pretty easily. I've enjoyed your thread, thanks for sharing so much. I'd love to come by if you have a get together when you are finished.
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Bill - Yes got the power recline option. I have already got some Aura Bass Shakers too.

The HT is unlikly to be fully finished until next March so will have and open day then but anytime your in the area and want to stop by let me know.

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Bill - Yes got the power recline option. I have already got some Aura Bass Shakers too.

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Mark, here is where I stuck my Auras with the power recline. Don't ask me how it works, getting it wired up hasn't been high on my to do's.


There were already 4 holes on the frame that I used to mount the plywood.
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Big - Thanks - I still need to by a cheap receiver to drive them. Hoping to find something in the sales. Failing that I can use the Yard HTIB temporarily.

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Mark,

Question on your stiles and rails for your paneling. It looks like there is some detail on the edges. Did you route the edges or did you use a small molding (like a qtr round) to give you that detail?

Everything is coming together nicely!

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OH, and I forgot. Did you plan on using on-wall speakers? It doesn't look like you're planning on columns. Just curious. I thought you bought them already, didn't think you were planning on making them or anything...

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Bud - I used 3/4" Styles, with a 1/4" ply insert and a 3/8" quarter round that left me with an 1/8" set back.

Looks much better in person......and the sound is coming along great as well. Your steer on the Ascend fronts (and Panny) was spot on for my needs. Still need to decide if I need the rear in ceilings.

I'm usiing on-wall Axiom QS8's

Thanks for all your help during the build.

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Mark,

Always looks better in person, but looks great now. No problem on the recommendations. Next time you want to swing by for a few cold ones when you're in town, let me know.

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Bud - will do. Same goes to you if you find yourself in the NoVA area. There are a few HT's in the area just complete. I still need to get over to Bills & Steves......then theres Bigs - thats worth travelling too on it own.....I'm waiting for his bar to be finished so I can swing another visit

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I went with the other axis on my shakers. I moved the recline controller to the other side for more room:

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Bill - wahat Aura dis you get and how do you like them.....I got 4 x 25w (not the Pros). What are you doing for the Amp?

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I have the little Aura's too. If you click on the picture it will give you a larger view so you can see them better. I started with two on the loveseat. Now that I like them I'm going to get a couple more. One per seat works fine for me. I tried mounting them in between the two recliners of the loveseat, but they rubbed.

I have an old Sony reciever that was stashed away. I use the phono input and have them run in series. I have a subwoofer cable pulled to the middle of the room. I split it to the receiver set up next to my chairs and to my second sub in the back of the room.

I have trouble throwing things out. I have several pairs of old speakers that I want to refurbish, but really have no place to use them. Just started to sell some stuff on craigslist.
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Mark,

I've been meaning to post. You did a great job on the bar. I know that was a LOT of work and it shows.

Question -- why the frame around the electrical outlet? Why didn't you make the outlet flush with the front and used an oak electrical cover? Seems like your design was more work?
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Steve - welcome post #500

My reasoning initially for framing around the outlets was so they didn't fall within the acoustic treatments. However in planning I also was having issues where some of the styles on the main panelling were in same place as the receptacles - hence why why some are framed with the stye and others framed within the panel....was definitely more work but made for a consistent look.

Still debating what electrical covers to use. May use Oak but think a bronze to go with the sconces may look better. Going to apply some stain to the white receptacles to discolor them a bit so they don't stand out so much.

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Beautiful work on the bar. Very rich looking.
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Steve - welcome post #500

My reasoning initially for framing around the outlets was so they didn't fall within the acoustic treatments.

Ahh -- I forgot you are planning to fill those "squares" with acoustical treatements. Knowing that now, I think your design will work out perfectly. Seems like I've been forgett'n a lot lately It must be because of all that junk food I ate as a kid -- or all the drink'n I did in College

BTW -- I was post #501. Belcherwm was lucky #500
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Steve - actually the treatments are up......see post #467 & #475

Odd the index showed you as post #500 but see thread shows you as #501 - I see that Index is 'replies' and does not include my initial post. So ists congrats to Bill on post #500 and congrats to you on reply #500

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Although it seems I'm nearly finished still lots to do:
1) Switch/Receptacle covers
2) Bar Lights
3) Stage Light
4) Crown moulding + Rope Light
5) Star Ceiling (got the light box & Fibres)
6) Tidy the Cat 5e and RG6 in equip closet (waiting to see what gets install for FiOS & TV)
7) Equipment Rack
8) Equipment Closet Door / Faux Ticket Booth
9) Bar Cabinets, Counter, Sink and Beverage Cooler
10) Bar overhead canopy with custom frosted glass
11) Bar hardwood flooring
12) Base Moulding (sitting in Garage)
13) Stain and paint the HT Entrance Door
14) Cover Proscenium (Got the black Dazian Expo cloth)
15) Seating (ordered ETA before christmas )
16) Base Shakers (already purchased)
17) Stero Receiver to drive Bass Shakers
18) Screen - probably DIY SMX
19) Possible rear sound in-ceiling speakers
20) Movie Posters, Lithographs and British Pub pics.

This weekend got to rip out a fireplace a prepare for new one so possible not much will get done in HT.....however got all next week off :

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Got the proscenium fabric done this weekend and today. Looks pretty good.....most is still just friction fit, need to fasten in places.



Planning on getting on with equipment rack tomorrow.

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Very nice. Can't wait to see the progress next week.

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Mark,
With all that time off next week (read: jealousy), can you take a picture from the stage looking back towards the bar. I am just curious how everything is oriented. Work hard next week!

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Here ya go (that ends still under construction)



No, they are not my Berline 88's

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