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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-17-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 17,816
Posted By quamosa
The kids and myself got knocked out this past...

The kids and myself got knocked out this past week and weekend by a virus so didnt get any work done. I did however get a couple Xsight Touch remotes and an RF extender. I've tinkered with the remote...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-10-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 17,816
Posted By quamosa
Blower on the xsight touch. Apparently it got...

Blower on the xsight touch. Apparently it got lost. Haven't received it yet so the seller refunded my money. Seller says if it shows up then Merry Christmas! Ha. Oh well I'll wait until Friday then...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-08-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 11,568
Posted By quamosa
You've reached some major milestones with the...

You've reached some major milestones with the carpet and the night sky mural. I tried to keep my build simple by limiting the detail work. You are coasting right through it all.

I'm still waiting...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-07-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 17,816
Posted By quamosa
Not much progress this weekend. The xsight touch...

Not much progress this weekend. The xsight touch didn't get shipped out until yesterday and the wilsonart laminate didn't ship until yesterday either. I spent a couple hours yesterday with my work...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-03-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 11,568
Posted By quamosa
This room is gonna kick arse!

This room is gonna kick arse!
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-03-2014, 07:10 PM
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Views: 123
Posted By quamosa
My plan is similar to jautors. I want a space...

My plan is similar to jautors. I want a space where the kids or whoever could entertain themselves in the greater part of the basement and an adjacent theater space more geared towards the adults. I...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-01-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 17,816
Posted By quamosa
I've been looking for an affordable IR extender...

I've been looking for an affordable IR extender solution here and there on and off for at least a year. I happened to randomly stumble upon 2 threads here that leaned in favor of the Xsight Touch. I...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-25-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 17,816
Posted By quamosa
Got started on the rear bar countertop. My plan...

Got started on the rear bar countertop.
My plan called for a curve on the end the of the bar. Instead of Rube Goldberg ing a fancy tool to draw the curve. I used this... my fan cover.
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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-25-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 17,816
Posted By quamosa
Going the aniline dye route made me nervous. I'm...

Going the aniline dye route made me nervous. I'm glad to have found an alternative. This will be my go to stain for any future projects.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-25-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 17,816
Posted By quamosa
You aren't lying. This project is teaching me to...

You aren't lying. This project is teaching me to let go of perfection but at the same time its perfecting the art of patience! Most if not all of my goofs can be traced back to a lack of patience...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-25-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 17,816
Posted By quamosa
Thanks! Funny how you can plan the heck out of...

Thanks! Funny how you can plan the heck out of something then you get thrown a curve ball and have to improvise on the spot. I keep the frustration inside during, then spill the beans afterwards so I...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-24-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 17,816
Posted By quamosa
I'm going to see if the funds are available to...

I'm going to see if the funds are available to order the laminate for the half wall bar as I would like to get it laminated before staining the bar. I'll also wait a few days then start polying the...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-24-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 17,816
Posted By quamosa
Staining the built in was an experience....

Staining the built in was an experience. Essentially everything I learned while staining the test chips went right out the window. I also had a few goofs along the way. I missed a few spots sanding...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-22-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 17,816
Posted By quamosa
I stained the built in today. It looks awesome. I...

I stained the built in today. It looks awesome. I can just sit and stare at it like a lunatic. The stain is so deep and rich (hence the name) that I'm not even considering a second coat. It also...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-22-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 17,816
Posted By quamosa
I revived my old fat PS3 by taking it apart and...

I revived my old fat PS3 by taking it apart and coating the heatsinks with that silver paste. Hopefully it lasts this time. Its been alive for 4 days and counting. I ran it all day today in the...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-21-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 17,816
Posted By quamosa
Update on staining. I added a 4th strip of stain...

Update on staining. I added a 4th strip of stain for 96 hours drying time and didn't get any improvement of color so I'm sticking with 72 hours wait for a second coat. I found a local retailer for...
Forum: Screens   11-17-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 19,289
Posted By quamosa
Interesting, sounds like this Matinee Black...

Interesting, sounds like this Matinee Black material would be a nice interim upgrade in the near future if I don't have the funds to move to a Black Diamond or DNP. But first things first, I must...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-16-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 11,568
Posted By quamosa
I'm eager to get started and I like the color I'm...

I'm eager to get started and I like the color I'm getting so I may choose a slow night this week to sneak down to the basement. Saturday at the latest.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-16-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 17,816
Posted By quamosa
Finished patching and sanding the built in wall...

Finished patching and sanding the built in wall cabinets and its now just about ready for a 1st coat of stain. Can't wait to get started.

My stain test for adding a second coat after 2 days did...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-14-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 17,816
Posted By quamosa
I'm on day 2 of my final stain test. I'll be...

I'm on day 2 of my final stain test.
I'll be adding in a second coat tonight after waiting 48 hours to see if I get a darker color than waiting 24 hours.
After this test I'll be pretty confident...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-12-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 17,816
Posted By quamosa
So I tried another staining experiment last...

So I tried another staining experiment last night. I wondered what would happen if I added another coat of penetrating stain to the gel stain and vice versa. I also tried adding another coat of gel...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-09-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 11,568
Posted By quamosa
Great work. Trim work looks sharp. Making great...

Great work. Trim work looks sharp. Making great progress!
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-06-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 17,816
Posted By quamosa
I received both the Old Masters penetrating stain...

I received both the Old Masters penetrating stain and the gel stain today and was able to get a 1st coat down on some scrap plywood and oak board. I can say that I really like the color of this...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-31-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 17,816
Posted By quamosa
I finished up the wooden outlet covers and...

I finished up the wooden outlet covers and installed them to the columns. Some of the spacers I used were still not enough to bring the outlets flush. So I went back and picked up adjustable spacers...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-31-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 17,816
Posted By quamosa
I've been looking at laminate samples. I've...

I've been looking at laminate samples. I've decided on the huge black one below. It has the Wilsonart 3d texture which looks kinda cool. Its also a glossy finish. I placed all of the samples against...
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