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This was a relatively fast job - and LOW budget, only took 6 months and around $500. This first set of pictures are the before shots. Moved in last November, and this basemet room was a playroom. Had various sized soffits covering numerous HVAC duct runs and striped green walls (YUCK). The only thing half way decent was the carpeting, and that will go SOON.
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Start of Demo Work...Pictures of soffit work - sistering in new soffit framing to old, including work around cold air return duct work.
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More demo work...
This shows how the drywall had to be shimmed out to get it plumb and level - as I had to glue (with construction cement) and screw the ladder frame directly to the duct work. The puck lights are in - slightly recessed - under cabinet lighting from Home Depot, $35 per side, 10 lights. The duct work was rerouted, so it didn't hang down in front of the window.
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I have hung the screen and set up my projector after the move to make sure it was still working.

This is the prep work for the projector mount. First I measured everything and plotted it out on AutoCAD. Next, I cut a rectangular hole through the ceiling drywall, exposing 3 joists. After careful measurment to line up to the screen, and center of the room, along with the projector mouting frame, the Unistrut was lagged to the I-joists with 4" Lag bolts.
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Here the room is ready to paint...all drywall up, patched holes in ceiling, etc. A lot of joint compound and sanding went on. This was the longest part of the project.
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Here the room in primed, ready for the final coat. The basement window was framed in for setting glass blocks in a plastic frame (blocks were $8 each x 4).

We chose a camel color for the walls, aqua-teal for the soffit and light tray (crown molding from Home Depot - about $80), and flat black for the ceiling.
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Looking good... So where did the name Kennesaw come from?

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Hey Bud, thanks for the compliments! The name Kennesaw must be indian, I'm here in Michigan, and it is the street I live on. My other house is in Tecumseh...he was a famous chief.

Here are some pictures of the finished product. One with the lights on, one with the lights off, and another showing the projector mounted on the ceiling (Sony VPH-1272 at 140 lbs. !!!) and the theater seating. I had not finished the uplighting trim on either side of the screen housing in these shots. We decided this morning to do a 2nd row of two seats up front, and build an 8" riser in the back for the triple recliner seating shown. Then the room needs to be recarpeted. Would be wise to build a little stage at the same time, and carpet that too. I'm collecting posters for the back wall.

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The town next to mine is called Kennesaw, GA. Thought you might have loved around here at some point.

Must have been a bear getting that projector mounted!

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The town next to mine is called Kennesaw, GA. Thought you might have loved around here at some point.

I'm not sure I want to know all the places he's loved, china.

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HA! Just reread that... I meant lived, obviously!
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China must have meant lived, as I haven't spent that much time down in the Peach state...
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Why bose speakers?
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Are those line voltage or low voltage pucks?
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I'll answer two questions.
Why Bose? Best price and best sound for around $500 (used - ebay - came with extra rear center, and front center)...can't do better at this price point...or can I?
The pucks are line voltage - Hampton Bay (~$35 for 5). I cut holes through the under side soffit drywall with a hole saw, they fit up into the holes and have a small cap with glass that is put on. They look great, and dim down very nicely.
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Thanks Dave -

Are those the black ones? They almost look like a flat nickel in the shot. I swung by HD and saw the black ones, white ones and a shiny brass one. I wish there was a bit more variety in the style since I won't be recessing them. I've looked on-line and the only pretty ones I come up with are low voltage (transformer concerns).

Thanks for the pics. I am planning 11 of them, and looking for a wall wash effect. Based on your pics, it may work out.
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Best price and best sound for around $500 (used - ebay - came with extra rear center, and front center)...can't do better at this price point...or can I?

Yes, you can. Especially if you buy used.

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The puck trim is black - and they really look good set into the drywall (pics attached). They are very small and put out a lot of light at full power. We keep them dialed down to a dim orange glow during movie time. The rope light can remain on full power during a movie as there is no splash over or reflection to the screen, and the black ceiling sucks up most of the light.
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Thanks again Dave. I thought so. I picked up my 11 earlier today. Wish I was recessing them, but not in the cards from a sound isolation perspective.
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Time for an update. New pioneer SC1522 receiver, new Epson Powerlite projector, new Martin Logan Motion 12's, new Pioneer BS-22's, 9.2 system, new platform, new half wall with custom shelving, new black super thick carpet...

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Nice. What kind of carpet is it and how much? Looking for some really thick black as well.

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It was a generic product at Lowes. Special deal, not a big brand name. Believe it was around $3.50/sq ft.

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