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post #691 of 741 Old 02-09-2009, 07:48 AM
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Big Congrats Gonzo, definately a deserving write up for a great build.

Now, I've had this annoying pain in my elbow I was hoping to talk to you about JK.
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Saw the article this morning... congrats!

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Yeah congrats on the EH article Gonzo This is still one of the best theaters on the site.
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Well done!!

Now just make sure to get the article framed and hung.

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Hey Gonzo! Congratulations on getting an article on Electronic House.com! Very cool to see someone get some credit for doing such amazing work.

Hope all is well.

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Congrats on the EH article. Your thread helped me out a lot while I was doing my build.

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Big Congrats Gonzo, definately a deserving write up for a great build.

Now, I've had this annoying pain in my elbow I was hoping to talk to you about JK.

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Saw the article this morning... congrats!

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Yeah congrats on the EH article Gonzo This is still one of the best theaters on the site.

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Well done!!

Now just make sure to get the article framed and hung.

Thanks a lot guys! I think I was the last person to realize the article had been published. None of it would of been possible without the resource that is this forum... each of us learning from each other and passing on that knowledge to others.

Michael, that is a great idea. I think I will print it up this afternoon. Frame it and put it up in the bar.

Thanks again guys!

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Does anyone have a link to the article?
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I followed this build while hiding in the shadows, but I'll come out and post a link for everyone.

Great job.

http://www.electronichouse.com/artic...love_for_diyer

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Congratulation on your article, it is truly an amazing room and was a great inspiration for my basement…way to go!!!
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Very nice write-up. In your thread, I especially enjoyed the "Pearls".
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Here are some more drywall shots. I know, I know, it is boring, but how else am I going to keep my thread "relevant?"

Looking up from the bar entrance.


Looking up from the corner of the bar room. The flat panel will go to the left.


The set up of cabinets I ordered this weekend will look something like this.
Highlights include: 24" beverage refrigerator, 18" slide out double trash can, wall mounted wine rack, microwave oven cabinet. Get's your blood pumping doesn't it?



Idea on dressing up the flat panel...fake stone fireplace. What do you think?

Hey Gonzo,
I'm trying to figure out how much space is needed for wetbar and like the layout of yours. How much room did you have between the knee wall and back wall? Also how long is it? Also you mentioned you bought the cabinets at Lowes. Was that special order or in-stock cabinets?
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Sorry for the late reply. I have been slack about checking the thread.

I don't have the exact measurements, but you want at least 36" of clearance. Cabinets are generally 24", so you need at least 5 feet from the knee wall. The length of my set up is about 9 feet for the long section and about 5.5' for the shorter part of the L.

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No problem. After I drew up on the sketch up it felt little tight for the space I wanted to use so I'm going to just put the bar against the wall.

We just got the framing done and starting on electrical and pluming now. One step closer to my HT...
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Gonzo -

It looks like your 2nd row seats are up against the wall and right under the rear speakers. How does the surround compare for the front row versus the second row?
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Disclaimer: I am not an audiophile

The back row still sounds pretty good to me. The one thing I notice is that the surround speakers are more noticable (since I am sitting closer to them). Most audiophiles will tell you to avoid putting seats up against the back wall if at all possible. Unfortunately in my space this was not an option.

99% of the time I sit in the front row, which I think sounds better and make the screen bigger.

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Archived yet???

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Nope, still here


There will be updates coming between spring 2009 and winter 2010.

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There will be updates coming between spring 2009 and winter 2010.

That's a pretty long time.. what do you have planned?

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A small basement project: I started working on the bar backsplash. Hopefully, I will get it grouted tomorrow.


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I like it but you need a splash of color in there

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I hear ya! The tiles are a little washed out in the picture because they have tile dust on them. Once grouted they should look a little richer. I have some accents that add a little color, but for the most part it is an earthy palate.

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Congrats on the article Gonzo. I have not seen it yet though. Long time no talkie. Glad to see you place is still under renovation At least I don't feel bad about not being finished yet. But soon, very soon.

Hope all is well in the Hickory area.

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Thanks John. There are still some smaller projects that I just keep putting off. Maybe I just don't want to be completely finished.

Finished backsplash:




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Good-looking granite!

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You have done an excellent job sir!
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Very fascinating to see this step by step, with all of the other side projects and distractions. I'd love to see a see an episode of This Old House modeled after real life like this - "Today, we're going to build a deck, but first, there's a flood in the basement...after the break, we're going to do a little tiling and then build a column. Oops - we have to take the deck down." That would be a good show.

There were a couple things that I saw that made me very curious.

The first was - what happened to the support pole you took down - I mean how did you brace the joists that it was supporting?

Next - when you cut holes in the other support pole to fill with sand - did you weld the holes back closed to make sure they could still support the weight of the house?
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Gonzo! Long time dude. Bar looks fantastic. I know what you mean about maybe not wanting to be finished...it becomes a lifestyle!

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Wonderful job Gonzo! I love your attention to detail. The woodwork looks great in the theatre!
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Excellent job.. that looks great!

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Very fascinating to see this step by step, with all of the other side projects and distractions. I'd love to see a see an episode of This Old House modeled after real life like this - "Today, we're going to build a deck, but first, there's a flood in the basement...after the break, we're going to do a little tiling and then build a column. Oops - we have to take the deck down." That would be a good show.

There were a couple things that I saw that made me very curious.

The first was - what happened to the support pole you took down - I mean how did you brace the joists that it was supporting?

Next - when you cut holes in the other support pole to fill with sand - did you weld the holes back closed to make sure they could still support the weight of the house?

Better late than never, right?

The joists were supported by a large piece of wood (LVH) running perpendicular to the joists. This was drawn up by an engineer and put in by some contractors. It was one of the few things that I paid someone else to do

Basement update: I bought some furniture for the bar room. A leather seat and ottoman and a leather love seat. Now if flat panel prices can just fall a little bit more, I will get a TV on the wall in there as well. I will try to take some pics.

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Well, it has been quite a while. I don't know if this old thread can even be bumped. We will see....

My Panasonic AE1000U has been giving me fits lately, so I purchased a Panasonic AE4000U which should be here on Monday. (Of course I found a youtube video on how to fix my AE1000U about an hour after making my purchase of the 4000U... but that is a whole other story.)

Anyway, with the new projector there is a lens memory feature which I can use to view 2.39:1 images using the "zoom technique". So, I am probably going to be making some changes to the room including a new screen with a masking system.

I have been out of touch with this forum for a few years, so I am wondering what people are using for screen material now days. My last screen was made from SmX material when it was available to the DIY crowd. I guess I need to go over to the DIY screen section and take a look around. Anyway, some new pictures to follow.

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