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rmcveigh's Avatar rmcveigh 07:23 PM 02-06-2008
Here are a few shots of my work. I plan in the long-term to put a TV in the vacant space, but for now money is diverted to finish my theater and work on some other projects. I finished this up in December.



These other two were before clean-up and the plumbing wasn't complete:





-Ryan

indianrider's Avatar indianrider 07:17 AM 02-07-2008
Guyz who have put in granite for the countertops, how much are you paying per sq ft? I see that lowes and HD prices are crazy. averaging 60-65$/sq ft.

Thanks.
E39S62's Avatar E39S62 08:09 AM 02-07-2008
As an aside, HD and Lowes do not have the machinery necessary to cut their own slabs so they contract it out locally

I'd say that the price you git is the average price, even from specialty suppliers. You'll be able to get significant price breaks from larger suppliers if you buy their leftover slabs, that's if you do not require too much sq footage. Most places will also have 'slab sales' at least once per year. Doing so I was able to get the price down to $30sq ft for the 4 bathrroms I did in my own house, rather than the normal $65-90 here. I also found that HD sells only the cheaper slabs. Many of the nicer patterns cost signifcantly more, and are only available from suppliers.
rmcveigh's Avatar rmcveigh 10:22 AM 02-07-2008
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Originally Posted by E39S62 View Post

As an aside, HD and Lowes do not have the machinery necessary to cut their own slabs so they contract it out locally

I'd say that the price you git is the average price, even from specialty suppliers. You'll be able to get significant price breaks from larger suppliers if you buy their leftover slabs, that's if you do not require too much sq footage. Most places will also have 'slab sales' at least once per year. Doing so I was able to get the price down to $30sq ft for the 4 bathrroms I did in my own house, rather than the normal $65-90 here. I also found that HD sells only the cheaper slabs. Many of the nicer patterns cost signifcantly more, and are only available from suppliers.

All true. Look in the phone book or online for Granite Fabricators in your area. Depending on what you are interested in and how many square feet you want, you can get remnant pieces at a significant discount over full slab costs. I too used remnants in all the bathrooms in our house and paid ~$35/sq. foot. Slab costs are more of course.

You can find a whole lot of interesting granite at the fabricators as well as in your local granite yards. Ask the fabricators where the granite yards are - most will send you there to pick out a slab anyway.

Finally, HD and Lowe's and others typically subcontract the work out to a fabricator anyway. The fabricators I've used are all willing to deal with consumers directly and a significant discount over what you'll find in the big box stores.

-Ryan
indianrider's Avatar indianrider 11:02 AM 02-07-2008
Thanks for the info, guyz.
chinaclipper's Avatar chinaclipper 12:49 PM 02-07-2008
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Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC View Post

....but on my next build I will and I will also make the space dedicated.

After I had drywalled the space I started reading this forum and things got out of hand. You could actually call my build "the theater that ate my basement".

hehehe Thanks for the comments. I got ya....
BTW, I LOVE the way we all start saying "...on my NEXT build......"

It is a disease, ain't it?

Best,
Tom
Chinaclipper
carboranadum's Avatar carboranadum 06:22 AM 02-09-2008
So true. I'm not even through drywall and I've got a list of things that I want to do differently in my next build.

I have a friend at work who finished his basement over the course of 3/4 of a year, then promptly moved. He really wanted a bigger house, but he did mention that after he built the deck and finished the basement, he got bored. Now that I'm working on my basement, I thnk he's really getting the fever to start his.

I told him to get the moving boxes ready...
ironmanoffroad's Avatar ironmanoffroad 09:28 AM 03-02-2008
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Originally Posted by HeyNow^ View Post

ironmanoffroad......please show us!

Look up a few posts on page 1
rgould1669's Avatar rgould1669 11:18 AM 03-02-2008
Bar




ScottJ0007's Avatar ScottJ0007 10:24 PM 04-01-2008
Here's mine....




gobble's Avatar gobble 07:16 AM 04-02-2008
How much of that was done when the drywall was installed? I'm at that point right now. Was it just a simple frame of the bar with plumbing stubbed in?
k2lounge's Avatar k2lounge 09:41 AM 04-03-2008
your home theater bars put mine to shame, but i'll post it anyways.
my basement goal is more of a game/casino/party room, with HT a second thought, but here's a couple photos of just the bar...

basic L shaped bar, except the 'foot' of the L is actually a black jack table that i built.

i had to cut out a section of counter top behind the bar to give enough room to be able to deal black jack.

step by step bar construction photos

and

how to build the lighted booze bottle shelf

fully assembled and ready to move to the basement:


finished product:
view from behind the bar:


view from the drinkin' side of the bar:



bmwracer3's Avatar bmwracer3 03:46 PM 04-03-2008
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Originally Posted by k2lounge View Post

your home theater bars put mine to shame, but i'll post it anyways.

Whatever dude. Yours is straight up baller. Very nice.
k2lounge's Avatar k2lounge 07:35 AM 04-04-2008
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Originally Posted by bmwracer3 View Post

Whatever dude. Yours is straight up baller. Very nice.

thanks much.

i'll post some full basement shots as soon as i get the jukebox done.
(hate to take photos mid project...)
Rob K's Avatar Rob K 06:17 PM 04-26-2008
I dont know about the rest of the bar but i just built these bar racks for a customer of mine and they are way cool. look at the photos i posted in the gallery
BShaw@BedHandles's Avatar BShaw@BedHandles 06:52 PM 04-26-2008
My work in progress:


LL
jplive's Avatar jplive 07:27 AM 08-19-2008
hlomax's Avatar hlomax 05:37 PM 08-20-2008
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Originally Posted by Tony_M View Post

Here are photos of my traditional bar.

Back bar area has beer tap, and both a wine cooler and a small fridge.

Bar made of mahogany plywood, trim and a solid 1 inch thick mahagony top.



Tony_M Nice SIGNAGE.... Here we go STEELERS here we go!!!
FootballDen's Avatar FootballDen 07:08 AM 08-21-2008
Im amazed at the craftsmanship of all of your bars. I will post mine, but understand it is the worst part of THE UNDERGROUND POKER ROOM

I wish I would installed a sink, but no im too far in. WAY TOO much cash to do it now.
Looking into the bar area from the poker room


POEKR ROOM IN



Mitch Sash's Avatar Mitch Sash 02:30 PM 08-21-2008
Updated picture with lighting behind bar and glass shelves added and a few more shelve will be added to left hand corner




newest picture of bar with shelves & lighting completed


Mitch Sash's Avatar Mitch Sash 02:41 PM 08-21-2008
I'm close to finishing my bar.I have to add some more lighting to the back of the bar








Completed bar with new shelves and lighting


lowrancep's Avatar lowrancep 01:41 PM 08-25-2008
Here's the Geaux Zone bar

kavh's Avatar kavh 09:28 AM 09-11-2008
A few pics of my bar









viator50's Avatar viator50 11:37 AM 09-24-2008


bmwracer3's Avatar bmwracer3 12:48 PM 09-24-2008
i thought I already posted my bar pic, but I guess not.


taxman48's Avatar taxman48 07:50 AM 10-15-2008
[IMG][/IMG] I'm getting thirsty looking at all these bar pictures
LL
whiskey > work's Avatar whiskey > work 03:53 PM 10-16-2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC View Post

work in progress:





January update:


wtf this thing is so sick
W00lly's Avatar W00lly 08:23 AM 01-23-2009
We need more bar pictures I'm starting to plan for mine and need more ideas
chpwaman's Avatar chpwaman 07:22 PM 02-01-2009
^+1
JonyHouse's Avatar JonyHouse 08:25 PM 02-03-2009
more bar pics please
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