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post #181 of 1361 Old 07-06-2008, 10:02 PM - Thread Starter
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After 14 hours of work today, we're finally ready for the carpet install tomorrow. Nothing like having a deadline Here are some shots of today's work.

Skirt board stained, cut, and installed on stairs:



Baseboard and casing installed at end of hallway. The little green piece of tape is for a touch-up I've yet to hit with the brush. Stain color is Minwax Pecan from the Polyshade collection, basically stain and poly in one coat.




Entrance to the theater :



Casing around the cabinet:



We also managed to get another 30 square feet of the flooring done on the laundry area. I'll have more photos of that as progress continues.
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Carpet was installed today, and next to drywall, I must admit that this really brings the room together. I've included several shots to show the flow from the top of the stairs to the theater.

First, a shot from the top of the stairs. I still need to wipe the walls clean, so ignore the marks that are visible in these photos.



Since the flash tends to blow the reds out beyond what they really are to the eye, here is the same shot without a flash:



Looking in through the theater entrance. As mentioned in an earlier post, I'll be adding a fabric panel to cover the exposed water meter that's visible in the column:




Close-up of the step light. The two white cables visible on the carpet will attach to the bass shakers in the front and rear rows of seating.




This shot probably gives the best representation of the colors in the room, taken from the front right speaker position. The room is plenty dark. This picture is with all lights on and a flash from the camera.




This final shot was taken from the rear left surround location.




I'm still waiting on the door to my mechanical and equipment closets, so I left a few pieces of baseboard off in the hall around where the door casing will go. This and staining the doors will be the next task at hand, but I can definately see the light at the end of the tunnel.
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Wonderful progress. The room look excellent.

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Thanks. Your build is really coming along as well. Looks like you have a much larger basement to work with.
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Jas,
I love the carpet. When do I get to come and see it in person(I'll bring Beer)

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I can just hear Enter Sandman now.....
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Jas,
I love the carpet. When do I get to come and see it in person(I'll bring Beer)

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Scott,


Let me know when you're around. I'll be glad to show it off, even though it lacks equipment right now.
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I can just hear Enter Sandman now.....


"Exit light, enter night" has been the slogan the whole time I've been building this.
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Wow love the black carpet. Going to be pretty a sweet set up when all is done

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Thanks Wooly. I actually had a completely different carpet in mind, but was instantly sold on this one the moment that I saw it. Of course, the sales guy picked up on this immediately and was licking his chops as I was telling him how much I needed.
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Where did you get the carpet? Looks great!
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I have to echo everyone elses comments. The carpet looks great!

Have you posted an equipment list yet? I just scanned back through the thread and didn't see a current or expected list of equipment (besides the surround speakers).

FYI - VT class of 2000 here :-)

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Where did you get the carpet? Looks great!

Thanks! I purchased the carpet from a local vendor here in Minneapolis. The carpet is made by a company called Couristan. There's a screenshot of the carpet back earlier in my thread that shows the model #.
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I have to echo everyone elses comments. The carpet looks great!

Have you posted an equipment list yet? I just scanned back through the thread and didn't see a current or expected list of equipment (besides the surround speakers).

FYI - VT class of 2000 here :-)


Nothing has been finalized with equipment yet. Here's the current short list though:

Projector - Panasonic AE2000
Screen - Carada 100" 1.78 aspect
Speakers - I'm thinking Klipsch RB82's for the front, sitting on top of two subs (brand undetermined)

I currently have a Denon receiver. I'm not sure if I'll upgrade to a newer Denon, give Yamaha a try, or lean towards Onkyo. I've heard great things about the new Integras as well.

I currently have Comcast, but am considering swithcing to DTV, so I may add a receiver down there. I'll also be moving my HTS2600 conditioner, Xbox 360 and HD DVD drive, and adding a PS3 and Wii.


This will all change as time gets closer. I really need to start researching equipment now so I'll be ready when the funds are available.
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Has anyone here ever ordered seats from Stargate Cinema? I'm looking at the Usher seating and was just curious if anyone has tried these out. Here's a pic:

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I like that carpet, who makes it and what is the pattern?

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This is coming along so nicely....give us the break down of what you have left to do...looks like you are getting so close!
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I like that carpet, who makes it and what is the pattern?

Don,

Thanks for the feedback. The carpet is from Couristan. The pattern is Miami, color Ebony. I have a shot of the back of the sample earlier in the thread that shows pattern repeats, width, etc.
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Here's the other seating I'm considering - Berkline 45004's. I'm calling this morning to get quotes on both. Stargate has a deal going right there where they're throwing in a 3 day / 2 night vacation with any $2k seating purchase. We had been planning a trip for our anniversary in September, so my wife was actually the one that pointed out this deal I'll let everyone know the details of how it works once I call them today.

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This is coming along so nicely....give us the break down of what you have left to do...looks like you are getting so close!

Hmm... Still plenty to do. Here's a quick list off of the top of my head, starting at the top of the stairs:

1. Install hanndrail on stairs
2. Hang posters in hall and theater
3. Purchase and install seating
4. Install bass shakers
5. Purchase fronts, center, side surrounds, and subwoofers
6. Purchase and install equipment rack
7. Install casing around equipment rack
8. Build and install fabric panels for columns
9. Purchase AV receiver
10. Purchase PS3
11. Purchase and install screen
12. Purchase and install projector
13. Install door to mechanical room and equipment closet
14. Purchase a Wii

I'm sure there's more, so maybe I'll update this list as I think a little harder about it
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mn_hokie,

Hadn't seen your progress for a while. Carpet looks sweet, like you said makes your room take on a whole different perspective. Very nice, keep up the good work.

Not sure about your first seating choice, the second choice I had discussed with Roman from rtheaters.com when I was getting quotes. He told me that the 45004's are a little firmer than the other options I was considering.
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Thanks for the feedback. I just got off of the phone with Stargate. The price for the 45004s with a grade 2 leather/vinyl match was about twice what the Usher seating would run. That's probably going to rule them out. The other seats I was consdering were the Showtimes (pictured below), but I'm currently leaning towards the Ushers. I could always do the Berklines and just order one row for now, but man, I just don't know if I really want to drop $4500 on seating. The nice thing about the cheaper seats is that I can purchase a 5 year warranty for $90 too, which makes me feel a little better should something go wrong. Thoughts??


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Hmm... Still plenty to do. Here's a quick list off of the top of my head, starting at the top of the stairs:

1. Install hanndrail on stairs
2. Hang posters in hall and theater
3. Purchase and install seating
4. Install bass shakers
5. Purchase fronts, center, side surrounds, and subwoofers
6. Purchase and install equipment rack
7. Install casing around equipment rack
8. Build and install fabric panels for columns
9. Purchase AV receiver
10. Purchase PS3
11. Purchase and install screen
12. Purchase and install projector
13. Install door to mechanical room and equipment closet

I'm sure there's more, so maybe I'll update this list as I think a little harder about it



I can think of #14. - Buy Wii
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Beautiful paint colors. The suede-look paint looks incredibly convincing

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Ah yes, the Wii. I've edited my original post to include that now.
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Beautiful paint colors. The suede-look paint looks incredibly convincing

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Thanks. I used suede paint on the walls of our family room and was pleased with the result, so this was an easy decision. I originally wanted a worn leather look on the bottom of the wall, but I couldn't find a leather style paint anywhere. This was my next best bet. I initially was hoping the color would be a little darker, but I'm glad I went lighter when it's all said and done.
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Jason - looking good man; any luck selling those doors on CL? Oh, if you happen to need banana plugs I accidentally bought twice as many as I needed
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Tom,

No luck on those doors yet. They're still up on craigslist.

I'll let you know about the banana plugs. Whether I use them or not will really come down to how I finish off my screen wall with the columns.
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After going back and forth about 19 million times, I finally decided that I didn't want to dump 4K into Berklines (I would have wanted upgraded leather) that will end up staying with the house when we eventually move. I found several good reviews of the Coaster Showtimes, and they hit my pricepoint as well, so I will most likely be pulling the trigger on 6 of them later today.
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so just found this thread, and I like the setup, looks good, I saw your old theater posted on here before and sorta "borrowed" the two ton, chair rail scheme from your old setup but used the burgandy on the bottom in my setup.

Anyways looks good, and when done you'll have to have a "locals" meet up

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