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post #331 of 1638 Old 11-26-2008, 01:38 PM
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Yes, it was on sale at Costco a few weeks back. It was less than $5.00 for 32 servings and a 2 year shelf life. That's less than 16 cents per bag. Cookies were left over from Halloween.
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That's a good question and I haven't done enough entertaining yet to give a good answer. Finding really comfortable and affordable bar stools was a challenge. I ended up going with a Commercial Restaurant furniture supplier - MTS Seating. I sat in one of their bar stools at a bar, turned it over and looked at the label then found a local rep who was happy to take my money for the 6 chairs.



Got to pick the exact color seats, paint finish etc. really sturdy.

If you happen to have a Baja Fresh restaurant in your area it's what they spec for their seating, I have padded seats however. Frames are about the same.

Maybe some of the AVS guys who have come over and sat at the bar will comment. There is no doubt that 2 hours in a HT recliner is a whole lot more comfortable than 2 hours on a bar stool. However from observation I believe that some among us probably have more experience with the later.

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Confirmed - I've sat in Big's stools, very comfortable and accommodating. Totally forgot to ask you Bigs where you got yours before I purchased mine. Admittedly they were a bit of an afterthought with my HT but overall pleased with them:




They're called the Cottage Swivel Counter Stool - they swivel and as Tom noted good for a game not a movie.

Is this one of those situations where you guys cant say anything, or are you guys able to post a $ figure as to how much you spent on such chairs. I am going to need a few stools for my counter area and figure to start researching some pricing. thanks
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I am amazed at your attention to detail... Eye candy for the HT enthusiast. Happy Thanksgiving!
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Thanks HeyNow.

Smakovits: my chairs in a grade 9 vinyl (faux leather) were $142.25 each plus tax and shipping ended up $174 per chair.
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Thanks HeyNow.

Smakovits: my chairs in a grade 9 vinyl (faux leather) were $142.25 each plus tax and shipping ended up $174 per chair.

sweet that is nothing, I was thinking 3-hundo at least. thanks. this makes me feel good that I can get 4 nice stools for around 800. I guess I will pay a few bucks extra for better paint now at sherwin williams...
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sweet that is nothing, I was thinking 3-hundo at least. thanks. this makes me feel good that I can get 4 nice stools for around 800. I guess I will pay a few bucks extra for better paint now at sherwin williams...

Thats because you only need 4. Try needing 10 with 8 matching poker table chairs. Here are mine http://www.bar-stools-barstools.com/...?idProduct=402

They sent the chairs unfinished so I could stain them myself to match my room.

Big- Thanks for the updated photos. Just an outstanding job

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I'm always amazed when I come back to your thread. It's definitely one of my favorites. I think yours is the one that inspired me to do the granite bar behind the seating.

Can't wait to see 2.0.
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I like ALL that. I can appreciate the sign, the colors, and the curves. That granite is flat-out beautiful man!

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Is this one of those situations where you guys cant say anything, or are you guys able to post a $ figure as to how much you spent on such chairs. I am going to need a few stools for my counter area and figure to start researching some pricing. thanks

Sorry for the belated response - I got mine at barstools.com for $140.00 a chair (free shipping included and no tax to Virginia).
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These are the stools we got (gunmetal cushions instead of black to better tie in with the carpet)... $99 each with free shipping:


http://www.allbarstools.com/Alston-4214-XV1103.html


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What is this the show me your stools thread? I can see such a thread going really awry.

Great to see the space from all angles Big. Just a great space.
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What is this the show me your stools thread?

Yeah...what about that? I can see plenty of stools in my back yard. Oh, wait...you must mean the kind you sit on, NOT the kid the puppy leaves behind.

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BIGmouthinDC, I do not think this will ever be topped ! Your attention to detail is par none.

Are you all done, do we get the final shots?

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Where is this shot from? your entrance?

Did you do all of the work yourself?
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Thanks for the feedback. Yes it was a DIY, except taping the drywall seams, installing flooring, and the doing the granite counter tops. That entry way in not mine it's an image I have saved for future reference but it was part of the influence for the front of the back bar.

As for final shots my update pics in post #315 is where the theater sits today. I still need to do the back wall under the signage with something interesting in tile and one wall is missing a poster case I want to build.

Right now I'm gathering my wits to attack the bathroom/spa.
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VERY impressive! One day if I ever have a basement.....
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I can't believe your entrance, it's fantastic. I only have one door to my basement and it's from my kitchen - I have no chance of doing something so extravagant! I wish!

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That entry way in not mine it's an image I have saved for future reference but it was part of the influence for the front of the back bar.

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Big does great work and is ALWAYS so thoughtful with his images and links.

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Which means he's not actually WORKING on his theater, which is good for me......

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Is there such thing as "theater envy"? That is one very nice theater BigMouthinDC! You have this theater stuff down pretty good.
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very nice!
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excellent looking theatre!
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First time I have seen this thread. Very Impressive!
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Hi Big,

i live in the area and would love to see you Ht. i willing pay for a ticket. lol
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How do you like the stools on the carpet? I was planning to put wood or tile where my stools would go in fear that the carpet would not play nice. However, I also notice that you used a tighter carpet. I was thinking to go more plush? like a shag not not as long, I know you know what I mean...I was thinking that route for softness. I dont know much about carpet, but with a tight weave like you have I guess legs would not leave imprints like I fear. But how is it for softness. Being in the basement, I want to ensure that the floor will be super soft to my precious bare feet when I go down there. Is that possible with the style of carpet that you have there?
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My carpet is From Masland and is out of their home office collection. I don't go around in bare feet but I do walk around without shoes on occasion.

I have wood behind the snack-bar area because I knew that area would get the most abuse and spills. We thought about it in front of the bar where the stools are but decided against. I think if I had people over on a weekly basis the amount of wear and tear might lean me in that direction.
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Like you I dont plan to have people over weekly, but I want to avoid the imprint in the carpet like I have upstairs if I move a dresser or something. I want the best of both worlds, soft yet durable...Right now I am leaning toward all hard wood on the side where my sink and counter are. Instead of Islands of wood and then the rest carpet, I may be better off sticking with my original thought, all hard wood in that area nad hten carpet in the rest of the basement. Hmm. good thing I am not quite ready for carpet just yet.
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Big Mouth, I did find one improvent you can make that would make your theater the best in America <<< Click Here >>> We have these on display here in Cleveland and these are just as amazing as the room you have created.
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My computer goes crazy on that link. It keeps opening a Chinese translation header window repeatedly but never shows anything.

But I did a work around and found the Swans. Basically I exited AOL




Yes those would be great!!!! how tall are they? I would be happy to store them for you. I'm sure they are taking up way too much space in your showroom. It sure would be a shame though to put them behind a false wall.
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For a better link to the Swan 2.3B system <<>> .
I have some personal pics. I was in a huge hurry to get these hooked up so please do not judge my set up by appearance, stop buy and listen . (Just moved in this house so my set up was thrown together.)

Front towers are 34" wide and 78" tall. I just found this movie here <<< Click Here >>>




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