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post #1651 of 1669 Old 06-24-2015, 12:53 PM
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Interesting, but how did you get the edges of the thin material used to face the unit looking tidy?

Is there a way to get adjustable chelves which look seamless like these non-adjustables?



How about the same but one or two of them being able to slide in and out of the alcove?

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You attach a hardwood 1x2 to the front edge of 3/4 plywood hanging down with glue and a few finish nails. Patch, sand and paint. This creates the illusion of a much thicker shelf If you want a really thick shelf glue two pieces of 3/4 ply together and dress the leading edge with a hardwood 1x2

You cut the hardwood so it JUST FITS then you position the shelf on the shelf pins so that the shelf is flush with the surrounding board. Sliding in and out you will need a hidden drawer slide mechanism.
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Looks really good!

Big, do you do consultations? Sorry, I'd PM but need more posts!

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Thanks, it was my first theater, and I wish I could start over and do it again.
Big, I love how you took a passion and made it into a career. I tried this but unfortuantely, it did not work out as well for me. Had to go back working for the man. I was a Union Carpenter for 13 years and now I do Government Contracting and Administration for Capital Construction Projects.

I am only 41 so I still have time.

Anyway, just wanted to give you a shout out and a thank you for all of your wonderful input here at AVS! Hat's Off.

Your HT still kicks all forms of Ass!

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Big, I love how you took a passion and made it into a career. I tried this but unfortuantely, it did not work out as well for me. Had to go back working for the man. I was a Union Carpenter for 13 years and now I do Government Contracting and Administration for Capital Construction Projects.

I am only 41 so I still have time.

Anyway, just wanted to give you a shout out and a thank you for all of your wonderful input here at AVS! Hat's Off.

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Yes, BigMouthinDC did it. He has light years more time doing this work in with an intense form of energy and really is a great mentor to hire because he truly "holds the mirror up to your face" and therefore gives you brute raw constructive criticism to help you with your Home Theater build.
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Jeff,

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family. How's the part 2 of the sub build coming along? I can imagine you are still enjoying part 1. LOL

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Jeff,

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family. How's the part 2 of the sub build coming along? I can imagine you are still enjoying part 1. LOL

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Same back to your family. I need to plan around your next trip to DC. You did such a good job wrestling the first four boxes into position that I wouldn't want to do the next four without your help again.

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Just got a proposal from another crew wanting your job:

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Same back to your family. I need to plan around your next trip to DC. You did such a good job wrestling the first four boxes into position that I wouldn't want to do the next four without your help again.

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Weak mind, strong back at your service! I would come to DC just to help you out. LOL Visiting with you and seeing your theater was a very welcome break from my training for sure.

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Vili: thanks<br><br>
Chuck: The bar top is 43 inches high, my riser is 7 inches. I have the Berkline 099s so your head actually sits not much higher than the back of the chair.<br><br><br>
Screen is mounted a little higher than normally recommended.<br><br>
My screen is currently 100 inch diagonal and it should have been bigger. When I upgrade to a 1080P projector it will be.<br><br>
Anyway here is a Pic I just snapped sitting at the back bar, elbows resting on the bar top, camera held at eye level.<br><br><img alt="" src="http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b393/bigmouthindc/june2008001.jpg" style="border:0px solid;">
Big,

How do you like your gear being part of the front wall/hidden? You've done a lot of others where the rack was elsewhere, do you now have a preference?

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for convenience I think having your gear behind a hidden panel in the wall, one that blends with the rest of the walls makes your life the simplest. Poppng in a Bluray and tweaking your settings is easy when you are standing in your theater. This assumes you can arrange for sound control, thermal management and having access to the rear for wiring needs.
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Weak mind, strong back at your service! I would come to DC just to help you out. LOL Visiting with you and seeing your theater was a very welcome break from my training for sure.

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Hey, if you get close to town, let me know and we'll have dinner and drinks. I'd love to meet you!

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I would love to do that for sure. Sounds like a good plan!

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Howdy Mr. Big.

I was wondering if you are still happy with your 4pi speakers? I am about to start down the DIY path for my LCR to add to my IB sub set up and was hoping you could give me a quick update on what you think of the 4pi and if you would look at any other speaker now that you have had yours a while or if you have heard another DIY speaker set that you liked.



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I have never had the opportunity to do a side by side of the 4Pi with any other DIY speakers other than my Audax HT speakers for Madisound which they smoked. . I am not tired of them one bit and have no itch to upgrade, I am working on 5 overnight sensations for a 5.1 in my office. I can tell you that none of the DIY sound group speakers have had as extensive measurement and tweeking that Wayne has put into his design. The biggest problem with the 4pi is JBL has jacked the price of the woofer to $500 a pop, when I built mine they were around $300 on sale.
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