Originally Posted by CADOBHuK
Nice theater, a titanic amount of work, I'd never be able to do all that.
Haha, you will be surprised what you would be able to do once you know you already spent $1000's of dollars and still have a half-way unfinished basement. There is a wealth of information and knowledge sharing, everything you need to know about is one PM or search click away. Like I said if it was not for AVS and all the help and advice I had gotten from other members like RMcVeigh, Oman, ChinaBud, TedWhite, BPape and many others, I would not dare to start such a project.
The other problem, once you know or think you know what you're doing, is to pace yourself and avoid getting burned out after weeks/months of constant work. I think I worked very hard on the framing and initial inwall insulation, wiring, and drywall in the first 3 months that I got so burned out and did not touch anything in the basement for another month, even then I got burned out again and did not do a damn thing after mid November and until mid December. I had to reschedule the carpet installation about 3 or 4 times before I was finally able to finish the chair rail lower wall area (acoustic treatment/furring/track/fabric). I had to finish that so I can install the baseboard trim so they can install carpet, which is the most recomended order of doing things (Baseboard trim then Carpet). Once carpet was installed, it took me two more weeks to get off my ass again to finish it to the point where it is today.
I think I may have logged in like 300 hours, if not more, since June 2008 on this project. With another 20-30 hours before the project is finished minus bar.