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He gives away his secret. No divorces since 1975 to cut into his real estate or theater budget.
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He gives away his secret. No divorces since 1975 to cut into his real estate or theater budget.

no kids either!!!
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DINKS! Dual income no kids!

We are on the same path just moved into our dream house (4th) house but have 4 kids!

If I had it to do all over again, I'd still hit that shot.
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I want Jeff to adopt me

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I want Jeff to adopt me

I'll be your kid for BEER... No college, no cars, insurance...
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Ha! I'd rather pay college tuition than my bar tab any day!

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Got a PM with some good questions so I thought I would post them here and attempt to answer:

1. What are the dimensions of your screen wall?



The left and right door "columns" are 30 inches wide. The blacked out area is 12' 6". To the right of the right column is a 39 inch hallway that goes back to my office. Along that hallway is an 18 inch door that provides access to the back of the equipment stack.

2. What is the approximate angle of the wall to the left and right of the screen...where you have your L and R speakers?

I just measured and it is 162 degrees. I eyeballed it and just did something that I thought would look good. The speakers are not set at the angle and are pretty much straight.

I plan to go to a 2:35 screen in the future and will be rebuilding those black panels. The angle will change I'm sure as I'll be adding 20-24 inches of screen width.

3. How did you cover the wall? What material? How are you attaching it to the framing?

The columns have 1 inch thick furring strips, linacoustic and then GOM fabric stapled to the surface.

Some Pics of the column construction:















4. What is your ceiling height in your room?

8 1/2 ft. and 9. The height at the screen wall is 8 1/2.

5. How did you hinge the door of your equipment rack...where did you get them?

I used a series of 8 1inch by 3inch HomeDepot hinges.

6. How did you deal with the trim on the hinge side of the door?

I cheated:





That thin strip is just a piece of laminate that I painted to match and I think I duct taped into place.

However on the left column I actually made a C shape piece of the chair rail and it's held in place as a unit with Velcro. I rarely open that column and use it to store crap (original shipping boxes for gear). If I had to do over I would stick a bass trap there and make the door acoustically transparent.

7. How are you dealing with air exchange and heat in that rack?

I have an in-line Fantech Bathroom exhaust fan controlled by an attic fan line voltage thermostat. It vents outside which is not as energy efficient as venting it somewhere else in the house where a little heat doesn't matter.

When it's just me and the misses I leave the door open and I don't think the fan ever kicks in.

8. Do you have a pics of the wall construction progress you could share?

some here:http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=837848

Check the ones I posted, let me know what you don't see. I didn't document the regular wall process because there are so many other threads that did a good job. See ChinaDog's

9. At what height did you install the trim in your room...what is that called a chair rail, maybe?

Mine is at 42 inches but it is all aesthetics, do what you think looks good for your room.
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Great documentation Biggie! How do you control you equipment? IR repeater or RF?

I suspect you took a while trying to figure out how to make the hinge molding work/look good. That is something I definitely would of built, un-built, built, un-built....

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Great documentation Biggie! How do you control you equipment? IR repeater or RF?

That's a work in progress.

I have the DirecTV HR21 DVR. That unit is switchable from IR to RF. Since I also send content to my office next door I can use that remote in the RF setting in either room.

Before I got the HR21 I picked up a Harmony 890 (RF) on sale and expect to get that thing programmed soon.
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bump for the coolest ht thread on da forum!

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Jeff:

Can you share some details about how you did the lights under the marquis? I'm looking to steal, I mean borrow this for my theater, and would like to know how you did this.

Thank you for the help.

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Jeff:

Can you share some details about how you did the lights under the marquis? I'm looking to steal, I mean borrow this for my theater, and would like to know how you did this.

Thank you for the help.

CJ

I actually had a thread on that some time ago:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...rquee+lighting

One key factor is WATTAGE. I think these are 11 watt bulbs, when you use 50+ it adds up! I tried LED bulbs but they were PRICEY and I hated the color.

I copied someone else but that post is lost in the archieves. Here is another version that added some shiny plexiglass and it looks sharp!

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...0#post12639140


Also an "update". My last delivery of bar stools is scheduled for Thursday, I'm working on putting lights under the bar counter. Update photos SOON.......... OK, this month.
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Thanks, Jeff. I hadn't seen that thread, but I'll look at the details.

First blush, are the panel bottoms flat black or satin?

I was thinking about heat and not too much about wattage, but that makes sense. My area will be about 3 square feet, but I'll work the details on both.

Thank you very much for the help.

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Also an "update". My last delivery of bar stools is scheduled for Thursday,

Did I miss the "which bar stool did you order" post?

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Getting close! What's on the menu again?

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Getting close! What's on the menu again?

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I hope grilled Loganator with a side of crow stew.



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Here are the bar stool selections:

4 of these in front of the back bar:




6 of these commercial stools (MTS seating) for third row seating and pub table.




Theater to do list:

1) tile back splashes in the bar area, paint and install columns.
2) select a couple of posters and light boxes, order and install
3) A little touch up/modification of molding work on third row bar
4) a little decoration in the stairwell
5) program remote
6) get pub table
7) find recipe for Tom's crow
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Are you absolutley, 100% sure that the material on those bar stools actually, in REAL REALITY (as opposed to Dimsension X reality) exisits?

Just asking.

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Big,

Just read through your thread...very impressive. Just absolutely beautiful and classy! I have chosen a blue color scheme before seeing your thread and looking at your colors I am just that more sure I am going with the blues and grays. Great work!

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Thanks, RTROSE.

Loganator: the stools are in, They have the right fabric!!!! The tortoise takes on step forward.
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Just another couple of chairs to sit back, relax and not get any theater finishing done in.

Excellent! A step forward beats just standing there everytime!

Keep it going...you've got some momentum...use it!

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OK, mark another milestone on my chart Mr. Logan.

I was thinking that when the lights were low that all the effort that went into the bar upholstery got lost in shadows. So after a couple of experiments I ended up putting a string of blue LEDs under the counter top.

Here they are on full, they look kind of bright in the PIC but aren't all that in person. I've also got them on a dimmer so I can dial them in to be just right.

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OK, mark another milestone on my chart Mr. Logan.

I was thinking that when the lights were low that all the effort that went into the bar upholstery got lost in shadows. So after a couple of experiments I ended up putting a string of blue LEDs under the counter top.

Here they are on full, they look kind of bright in the PIC but aren't all that in person. I've also got them on a dimmer so I can dial them in to be just right.


I really dig the "Blue Lights in the Basement" !!!!
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DANG! Now there's something ELSE I need to copy (I mean, PUT) in my bar.

THAT is about the coolest thing I've seen in a theater. Excellent work!

Chalk one up for Big.

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That is a freaking cool effect with the tufting and all. I really think the blue lights help set the front off nicely.

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Damn Big! Very very nice.... Congrats !! And maybe a couple of these for the beer? heheheh

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DANG! Now there's something ELSE I need to copy (I mean, PUT) in my bar.

THAT is about the coolest thing I've seen in a theater. Excellent work!

Chalk one up for Big.

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I second the using of this Idea! i was going to do the glass block framed front but this looks much easier and pretty freaking cool looking!

If I had it to do all over again, I'd still hit that shot.
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i was going to do the glass block framed front but this looks much easier and pretty freaking cool looking!

The tufting is NOT a DIY item. I even rented an Upholstery DVD and after watching it, called a commercial upholsterer.

Putting on foam, stretching vinyl and popping in some buttons is a piece of cake. Getting all those accent folds is an art. If you don't do it right it looks like this. Notice that there are no fold lines connecting the buttons. Not a bad looking door but not as good as it could be.



This is what tufting with folds looks like and my concept sketch that I took to the upholsterer.

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The tufting is NOT a DIY item. I even rented an Upholstery DVD and after watching it, called a commercial upholsterer.

Putting on foam, stretching vinyl and popping in some buttons is a piece of cake. Getting all those accent folds is an art. If you don't do it right it looks like this. Notice that there are no fold lines connecting the buttons. Not a bad looking door but not as good as it could be.

This is what tufting with folds looks like and my concept sketch that I took to the upholsterer.

I hear ya loud and clear. As for the Door I agree really nice idea and not bad looking but can see where a pro would have put it over the top.

How did you find craftsman to do this? last thing you would want is to pay and have it turn out not perfect. Although I am in the 3rd largest town in Ia I bet I will have trouble finding someone, at least this is my guess.

Coming together looking great!

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