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What kind of tile are you going to be using?

I got Ravello porcelein tile off the shelf at Lowes. I am about 3/4 of the way done. So more pictures to come.

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Mule/Mike/Gonzo-

One of my favorite threads on AVS. Just went through it for the second time in its entirety.

Inspiring, to say the least

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Nice job, although my basement now looks boring to say the least.

Thanks Chachi and Nick! How did you guys find me over here???

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I miss the pictures of the ladder and the pearls

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I miss the pictures of the ladder and the pearls

Well, I wouldn't want to let you down Mark. So here you go:

Ladder just stepping out of the shower.





Pearl #43: Don't let people take pictures of you in compromising situations. The photos could end up on the internetz.

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LOLROFLMAO

Now thats a well 'rung' ladder

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Ok, I just read this thread start to finish instead of searching for jobs today, and here I am 5 hours later looking at a bathroom? Unless there's going to be a projector or a LCD put in you need to move this out of the Dedicated Theater Design & Construction group. I mean, come on.

The theater looks GREAT, as does everything else you've done! It's a shame you didn't do the original stone bar, but it still looks absolutely gorgeous!! I'm subscribing and bookmarking for when I build my theater.
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Ok, I just read this thread start to finish instead of searching for jobs today, and here I am 5 hours later looking at a bathroom? Unless there's going to be a projector or a LCD put in you need to move this out of the Dedicated Theater Design & Construction group. I mean, come on.

And I thought you guys were really interested in my bathroom.



(Actually, this is on what I call "thread life support." It has a serious case of Archivitis and I am just trying to keep it hanging on for the day I finish the project.)

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As a long lime lurker in the WW and Warbonds (and now man cave) threads, I have to say your handiwork and dedication are impressive.
Very, very nice job indeed.
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Was the ladder showering up because you were taking it out for sushi again?

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Wow, it has taken me a couple weeks now to finally read through all of your build. Everything looks great. Definitely jealous of the basement (stupid Texas and it's no need for a basement).

How is the garage coming along? My garage is my current project, and I would love to see how yours is doing.
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(Actually, this is on what I call "thread life support." It has a serious case of Archivitis and I am just trying to keep it hanging on for the day I finish the project.)

Is it finished?!?? You can't leave use Home Theater Bathroom fanatics hangin' bro...

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Wait, what's this? Gonzo, you built a theater???? Huh, after all this time I have been waiting for another update on this bathroom thread.

Nice to see the ladder made it back in the spotlight. I will be sure to point out that we DON'T miss your feet...

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Man, if they are busting your chops, I only wonder what they must think of my thread.

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Wow, it has taken me a couple weeks now to finally read through all of your build. Everything looks great. Definitely jealous of the basement (stupid Texas and it's no need for a basement).

How is the garage coming along? My garage is my current project, and I would love to see how yours is doing.

Messy, very messy. Someday I will get it fixed up right. Just too many other projects to work on right now.

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Is it finished?!?? You can't leave use Home Theater Bathroom fanatics hangin' bro...

*buzz, buzz, buzz* Did someone here something?

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Wait, what's this? Gonzo, you built a theater???? Huh, after all this time I have been waiting for another update on this bathroom thread.

Nice to see the ladder made it back in the spotlight. I will be sure to point out that we DON'T miss your feet...

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I used to be interested in HT, but once you get into bathrooms, it is hard to go back. Plus, the ladies love the bathrooms.

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Man, if they are busting your chops, I only wonder what they must think of my thread.

Don't mind aletuner, he is just upset because I keep whipping his arse in video games

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You ask and you shall recieve:
I used to be interested in HT, but once you get into bathrooms, it is hard to go back. Plus, the ladies love the bathrooms.

Thread reported to mods. There isn't so much as a clock radio in this bathroom, let alone the Kuro I recommended... the walls don't even have acoustic treatment.

Now to save this thread from deletion by the mods, I would suggest installing a shower door made of polymer dispersed liquid crystals. That way with a flick of a switch they can look like normal glass or be turned into a projection surface. That way you can at least watch movies while you shower.

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I know you have heard this many, many times but I must chime in, your theater is beautiful....and I hope you have no exploding methane gases in your non-studor vent bathroom...

If you wouldn't have popped into my newly started HT thread, I may not have seen your build...so thanks for stopping in! Up until I saw your thread, I was planning on a build with very little wood. I still won't attempt your level of craftsmanship but your soffits are just gorgeous and I may have to try something very similar...thanks!

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Thanks Tom.

Gentlemen, I am going to go way off topic here. I know you are interested in how the bathroom is coming together. It is almost done and I will post pictures later. For now, I am going to switch gear to the HT (I know, I know, but bear with me, please).

I finally decided to tackle the equipment closet. I have been planning to buy a rack for about a year now, but I just can not seem to pull the trigger on a $1000 rack system. So I have been looking for alternatives and found something I thought would work reasonably well at Lowe's. It is a component shelving system in which you buy the shelves (wood, Plexiglas, of wire) and the legs between the shelves (8", 12" or 16"). You can also buy casters to attach to the bottom, so it rolls. It came to a grand total of $120.


Here is the equipment closet before:


Here is the rack system:


Here it is installed:


I used the wire shelves between the components to facilitate air flow. I can roll it forward about 2.5' to access the rear of the equipment. All in all I am quite happy with the result and you can't beat the price.

I also bought myself a little Christmas present, a Panamax power conditioner/surge protector (second shelf from the bottom).


I hope everyone had a merry Christmas.

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Only read the 1st 3 pages and easily the most entertaining diy ht here. Can't wait to read the rest. Great job!!
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That is a nice rack. It looks much better and cleaner than the two tables
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how sturdy is that rack gonzo ?

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Only read the 1st 3 pages and easily the most entertaining diy ht here. Can't wait to read the rest. Great job!!

Thanks a lot. I am glad others can find humor is my profanity laced escapades.

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That is a nice rack. It looks much better and cleaner than the two tables

Thanks. I concur. Anyone want to buy some end tables?

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how sturdy is that rack gonzo ?

It seems fine. As you can see I don't have a ton of 50 pound amps. The heaviest is the Denon receiver which is about 50 lbs. I intentionally bought a wood shelf for the second from the bottom shelf where the receiver sits. I did not want to risk putting it on a wire shelf. I put the heavier equipment at the bottom, so it would not be top heavy. If I was to carelessly try to roll it, grabbing it from the top, and the caster caught a grout line, it could potentially tip... but I won't do that.

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Gonzo,

Where did you find the rack, do you have a link ?

Thanks,

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Gonzo,

Where did you find the rack, do you have a link ?

Thanks,

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I got it at Lowe's. I could not find a link on Lowes.com. It is in the shelving section. Good luck.

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Wow, read the whole thing! I want to go build something right now! Excellent Job!
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Great call on the rack. You can't beat it for the price, that's for sure! Also, with that much free air around it, you shouldn't have any problem with heat. Good call on the wire shelves.

Happy Holidays.

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Wow, that IS a nice rack! I always thought Kathy Smith was kinda hot

I do hope the fact that video is lying right there on the floor doesn't mean you were actually working out in the HT though The theater is of course no place for any type of exercise-related activities.

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Nope, just stacking DVDs to get my IR modulator high enough so it would work.

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really really nice. can I spend my next vacation in Wolf´s Lair?

Greetings from Germany and happy new year
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Great job on the rack Gonzo,

Funny I had to resolve my equipment closet issue also. It was driving me nuts and wasn't really accessible because the shelf rack I had everything on was basically the width of the closet. I couldn't really get to the back of it for maintenance.

I had been eyeing some shelving at HD and Lowes. Over the weekend I went to Lowes and found some dark grey hammered texture wire shelving. The grey actually matches my trim color choice.. So 2 vertical bars and four wire shelves later and my equipment closet is much more organized and accessible. I can actually step in to it now and do whatever I need to. I need to take some pics so I can post it to my thread.

Keep up the good work.
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really really nice. can I spend my next vacation in Wolf´s Lair?

Greetings from Germany and happy new year

Sure, just bring some good German beer.

My brother just reminded me (after watching Valkarie) that the Wolf's Lair was the name of Hitler's bunker. Let me assure everyone that was not the origen of the name of my theater.

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