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post #271 of 366
^^^^Reference the above.

BIGmouthinDC provided me the following link when I was inquiring on the same thing.

HERE you go. Hope this helps.

Regards,

RTROSE
post #272 of 366
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^^^^Reference the above.

BIGmouthinDC provided me the following link when I was inquiring on the same thing.

HERE you go. Hope this helps.

Regards,

RTROSE

Thanks. I will check them out.

I am now on the hunt for a wall mount for my tv. I have been looking at monoprice and found some simple mounts. I only need a mount and now swivel. Am i missing anything before i buy?

I also cant wait until saturday as i start cutting some wood!
post #273 of 366
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Thanks. I will check them out.

I am now on the hunt for a wall mount for my tv. I have been looking at monoprice and found some simple mounts. I only need a mount and now swivel. Am i missing anything before i buy?

I also cant wait until saturday as i start cutting some wood!

I have purchased two of the monoprice mounts and find them to be very sturdy, reasonably priced, but no frills/no nonsense. That is not a bad thing mind you, it is just they don't look "up scale" like a chief mount does, but who really cares when you save about a hundred and fifty bucks.

I think they are excellent mounts for the money you'll be happy with them. I purchased the swing out articulating mount I think it was the aluminum one and it does not sag at all with a 32" plasma and very minimal sag with a 54" plasma. Very happy.

Regards,

RTROSE
post #274 of 366
Check flea bay as well. I got a nice, very sturdy one off there for a great price. I had an unpleasant experience with a monoprice mount though that was a projector mount.
post #275 of 366
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I ended up ordering this from monoprice for my LCD mount:
Ultra-Slim Adjustable Tilting Wall Mount Bracket for LCD LED Plasma (Max 165Lbs, 23~37inch) - BLACK


I had a great start yesterday and today I will get the rest cut, dry fitted and plan to start staining!

The progress...(not shown: I have also constructed the rails/stiles for the front of that base, which is in the garage glued and drying)
post #276 of 366
Looking good Doug
post #277 of 366
Doug,

I PMed you regarding a post you made last year about your Pioneer receiver. I got a message saying your mailbox was full. Could you remedy that by emptying some of your mailbox? I really need some help and you may be the one that's got some answers for me.

BTW, nice Home Theater set up. We just moved into a new house last August and I have a dedicated room (13.5' x 26') with a 7.1 system and a Pioneer 60" KURO Elite plasma. The room is most definitely big enough for a projector and possibly up to a 130" screen....but, I"m still in the "dreaming stage."

Denny
post #278 of 366
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Doug,

I PMed you regarding a post you made last year about your Pioneer receiver. I got a message saying your mailbox was full. Could you remedy that by emptying some of your mailbox? I really need some help and you may be the one that's got some answers for me.

BTW, nice Home Theater set up. We just moved into a new house last August and I have a dedicated room (13.5' x 26') with a 7.1 system and a Pioneer 60" KURO Elite plasma. The room is most definitely big enough for a projector and possibly up to a 130" screen....but, I"m still in the "dreaming stage."

Denny

Denny, sorry I was unable to receive your PM...but thanks for letting me know that my inbox was full...didnt even realize that....this FORUM should simply be able to email the owner of the account when the inbox is full.

Never stop dreaming...I still am!

Inbox is fixed.
post #279 of 366
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Ok...so I have been a little busy. After dry fitting nearly everything...I disassembled and then into the garage they all went. Between my wife and I, we stained and finished nearly all boards in 3 days.

I tried my hand at brushing on Polyurethane (usually I just use Wipe-on) for the top of the cabinet and the shelves...damn that is a slow and painful process. Slow because the drying times increase tremendously and painful because I hated having to sand between the 4 coats I put on...I nearly got it smooth as glass...so I am happy. Oh and tip...for brushing on Poly, get a good natural brush that is specifically designed for Oil Based Polyurethane...the do work so much better!

Ok, enough talk....
post #280 of 366
^^^I have had really good luck with the cheapo foam brushes as well. The secret with those is to get them thoroughly wet so that there are no bubbles and they do a great job for me.

Regards,

RTROSE
post #281 of 366
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^^^I have had really good luck with the cheapo foam brushes as well. The secret with those is to get them thoroughly wet so that there are no bubbles and they do a great job for me.

Regards,

RTROSE

I use those too. And then I don't feel as guilty if I don't' feel like cleaning them.
post #282 of 366
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^^^^

I will have to give those a try again. I purchased a 15.00 natural hair brush specifically for Poly. It worked great...but I couldnt get it cleaned very well. I swished it around in mineral spirits...then rinsed it out..seems I could not get all the poly off!

On another note. I hung my mount and plan to put the finishing trim up..mount the tv, hook up some electronics...maybe even put the door hinges on! I am so close to finishing...what a great feeling.

And.....we started searching for new carpet! Do I have a carpet inspector listening?
post #283 of 366
Most certainly! Standing by to guide, suggest, counsel, and support you in your carpet quest. Bring on the samples! I'm ready baby!

Regards,

RTROSE
post #284 of 366
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And......DONE!



Well, almost. I have some crown to buy (going to House of Fara in La Porte soon) and I have a ton of cleaning to do...if only you could see my garage (sawdust, stain, saw horses, tools, etc!! So needless to say, lots of cleaning.

Oh and, I still have to cut out the center panel on the 2 middle doors and put in my fabric. I am doing this for 2 reasons.
1) to allow for RF connectivity to Xbox, Wii, blu-ray
2) to allow my XBOX to vent its exhaust.

All looks pretty close to what I designed in sketchup!

What do you think!

Oh, and kudos to my wife who is best helper a spouse could ask for. She helped with the design, staining, and always being that second set of eyes on the project.

Next up...Carpet.
post #285 of 366
That turned out fantastic! Really looks awesome well done, very well done. Oh, and give a pat on the back to the Mrs. as well.

I love it when a plan comes together!

Happy Easter!

Regards,

RTROSE
post #286 of 366
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^^^ Thanks.

Happy Easter to you as well.

And a little something for everyone...

post #287 of 366
Doug that looks spectacular. Great work my friend.
post #288 of 366
Love the time lapse. Someone else now has shown a talent for those. You taking lessons jdanforth perhaps?

Very slick my friend.

Regards,

RTROSE
post #289 of 366
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Doug that looks spectacular. Great work my friend.

Thanks Steve!

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Love the time lapse. Someone else now has shown a talent for those. You taking lessons jdanforth perhaps?

Very slick my friend.

Regards,

RTROSE

RT, actually, the time lapse is pretty simple and I used Windows Live Movie Maker to put it together. The trick is getting your camera setup to take the pictures at the specified time interval. In my case, I set it up to take a shot every 60 seconds. And to make things easier, I purchased a power adapter so I didnt have to rely on the battery.
One thing that made it possible for my camera (Canon G12) is that you can override the camera software with something called CHDK. If you have a Canon camera, do a search on CHDK for all kinds of cool features you can take advantage of...for example, you can create scripts yourself or you can find and download many of those that have already been created by others...such as Motion Detector (as soon as your camera detects motion..SNAP), or intervelometer (timelapse), etc...
This video was made with 1400 images.
I wish I had set it up when I was cutting and staining...but I didnt want to have to setup the camera in all those locations.
post #290 of 366
That time lapse thing is neat. Your room is looking pretty sweet
post #291 of 366
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That time lapse thing is neat. Your room is looking pretty sweet

Thanks.
post #292 of 366
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Ok, I think I may have found an option for lighting. Check out this sight/kit. Anyone have experience with this or similar product?

http://www.de-kor.com/indoor-led-rec...wn-lights.html
post #293 of 366
No experience, but that looks like one little slick lighting kit.

Regards,

RTROSE
post #294 of 366
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Ok, not the most exciting thing, but this has been long over due...my carpet is in need of replacement. I really would like to go with a darker color but my basement is multi purpose and the theater is not dedicated...so there are some compromises to make...my wife is leaning towards the lighter side, but I keep steering her towoards the darker side...looks like we are finding some colors in between...

Here are some of our choice...I wont say which we are looking at

I am curious of what you all thing...feel free to suggest other carpets/colors as well.

EDIT: Removed first picture which was redundant and not really a good color



post #295 of 366
Ok, with my extensive experience as a carpet counselor here are my picks.

In the first shot with six samples showing I like the top middle and bottom right in the shot with the four samples showing I like the top two samples. My over all favorites being the top middle sample of the six and the top right of the sample with four.

Clear as mud? Good. ;-)

Regards,

RTROSE
post #296 of 366
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And the estimate comes in....sticker shock!

Damn, carpet gets expensive really quick.

So far, we are looking at Lowes but does anyone have experience with Lowes?
post #297 of 366
Yup just not with their carpet............lol.
post #298 of 366
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^^^ Uh oh...is that an indication that I should stay clear from Lowes for carpet?
post #299 of 366
Lowed carpet bit me in the butt.
post #300 of 366
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Lowed carpet bit me in the butt.

Please share.
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