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post #241 of 278
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Just realized I made a boneheaded beginner mistake on my desk cabinets. I was trying to make them the standard 24". I just noticed when I was taking measurements that I made the basic "frame" of the cabinet 24", however when I added the face to the cabinet, they are now 24 3/4". Not a huge deal, but now I'll have to cut 3/4" off the back of both cabinets. Whoops!
post #242 of 278
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Finally some pictures!

$5 trim rings from Ebay. I was pretty happy to find ones that were already black. They are 4".




The computer desk in the back with Blu-ray shelf up top.


I'm still racking my brain trying to figure out a way to cover the box. I'm doing fabric walls and I'd prefer to make it as stealthy as possibly.


I need to find something to do with all my extra linacoustic.


Finally putting the big boy behind the false wall. I still have to cover the upper bass trap.


In position. It looks lonely back there. I might have to make a 2nd one. Too bad Kevin doesn't make the Maelstroms anymore.


With the false wall back in place. My wife painted the false wall and the sub in flat black.

The entrance to the Theater and my mini popcorn maker. The camera makes it look pinkish. It is actually red.
post #243 of 278
Looking great! I have the same situation with the breaker panel, i'm still undecided as to what to do as well.
post #244 of 278
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WOO HOOO!!!!

I just ordered my GOM fabric for the walls! It finally feels like everything is coming together and the end is in sight. At least the room itself, not sure when I'll get all the equipment. I'm on a pretty tight budget.

I ended up ordering:
5 yards of "black" 701 for the screen wall.
20 yards of "straw" anchorage for the upper half of the walls.
10 yards of "onyx" anchorage for the lower half of the walls.

So between ordering my fabric last night and my carpet last week, I'm super excited to get this thing going again.

Here are the samples. I ordered the red carpet and the left and right fabric samples. Ignore the lighter tan color in the middle, I prefered the darker tan (straw).
post #245 of 278
Looking nice. Great work!
post #246 of 278
It's really taking shape now. I'm not sure what you had planned for the electrical panel, but if you were doing fabric in that section, you could just make a hinged fabric panel door.
post #247 of 278
Jailguy,

Did you have to do anything special to hold those 703 wedges up on the top? It looks like you just did 2x2 on the bottom but I can't see the top.

I'm still deciding if I'm going to tackle this type of treatment before the screen/paint or wait till I can do some type of measurements. My thought was to have it prebuilt and inplace so if I opt to add them I just have to place the wedges in.
post #248 of 278
its hard work, but believe me in the end its all worth it

looking good
post #249 of 278
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Originally Posted by mcascio View Post

Jailguy,

Did you have to do anything special to hold those 703 wedges up on the top? It looks like you just did 2x2 on the bottom but I can't see the top.

I'm still deciding if I'm going to tackle this type of treatment before the screen/paint or wait till I can do some type of measurements. My thought was to have it prebuilt and inplace so if I opt to add them I just have to place the wedges in.


On the ceiling is just another 2x2. They wedge in perfectly and won't budge.
post #250 of 278
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Finally some progress....I had my carpet installed today and I LOVE IT. I was a little nervous with my decision, but after seeing it installed, I'm so happy with it.

Looking towards the stage.
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Towards the back with the closet on the left, rack, fridge cubby (with hiding children), and computer desk/movie storage.
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The door with the trim and GOM installed. Plus my newly installed 6-zone Grafik Eye QS. I can't stop playing with the lights, dimming the lights over and over again. biggrin.gif
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post #251 of 278
That carpet turned out amazing!
post #252 of 278
I love the carpet. Nice selection.
post #253 of 278
I love the theater door, can you tell me who manufactures it and where you got it?
post #254 of 278
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Originally Posted by atolnay00 View Post

I love the theater door, can you tell me who manufactures it and where you got it?

Here is a thread about it from a couple years ago when I bought it. (yes I'm still not done with the room 3 1/2 years later!)

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1112123/check-out-the-sweet-door-i-just-picked-up
post #255 of 278
Good Job, keep up the great work. I love the carpet and the door, really adds alot to the room.

BTW, I know what you mean with the GE, it's amazing and don't know what I would do without mine, my girlfriend loves it, so I got the pre-approval from the Minister of Finance for the next build biggrin.gif
post #256 of 278
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Originally Posted by e39mofo View Post

Good Job, keep up the great work. I love the carpet and the door, really adds alot to the room.
BTW, I know what you mean with the GE, it's amazing and don't know what I would do without mine, my girlfriend loves it, so I got the pre-approval from the Minister of Finance for the next build biggrin.gif

I'm just pissed because when I hooked up the GE everything was working fine, except the seetouch wall station in the other room. It is getting power, but won't control anything. After some trouble shooting, I looked at the box of the wall station and it is a "homeworks" switch, not a "QS" switch. It appears they aren't compatible, but when I ordered I asked for the QS, but it appears they sent the wrong one. The real problem is that I ordered it over 3 years ago.
post #257 of 278
WOW what a deal on the door! It is worth the original price, looks awesome. I am hoping they still have something similar but I am certain I won't be getting as lucky as you did with that mark down! eek.gif
post #258 of 278
Any updates on your awesome build? My theater WORKS... not sure I would cal it done but eh... close enough.

Drop me a line if you would like a hand one weekend, I would be happy to get away for a bit and help out!
post #259 of 278
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After neglecting the theater for a year I've finally gotten back to work. I have two of the GOM walls done. Sill have to trim up the sides of the columns.


Edited by Jailguy - 9/17/13 at 4:20pm
post #260 of 278
LOVE the carpet. Keep it going! smile.gif
post #261 of 278
Hey Andy,

Great running into you this past weekend. Hopefully you've got enough motivation to make the final lap and get your theater done. It's looking fantastic!

Keep on trucking!
post #262 of 278
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Originally Posted by mcascio View Post

Hey Andy,

Great running into you this past weekend. Hopefully you've got enough motivation to make the final lap and get your theater done. It's looking fantastic!

Keep on trucking!

Thanks Mario! I think I'm finally in the home stretch. I can't wait until I can get everything fired up!
post #263 of 278
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I just finished up the trim around the rack, mini fridge, and the "hidden door" of a small storage closet. I do have a piece of wood for the top of the door to blend in with the trim.



post #264 of 278
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I now have all the wall panels with the GOM installed and my side surrounds mounted. I feel like I actually might get this thing done! Sorry for the quality of the pic...It's uploaded from my phone.

post #265 of 278
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Just a quick update, I finally ordered my projector, a Panasonic AE8000. I'm so excited! Also ordered some spandex for my DIY screen. I did a quick mockup with the screen frame and I actually think it might be too big. We'll see once I set up the projector. The screen as of now is 130" 2.40:1.

post #266 of 278
Watching your progress like a hawk! Nice work! Take a million pictures of your DIY screen build for us!
post #267 of 278
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Mostly finished up the screen today. I still have to wrap some trim with velvet and install around the edges. The actually viewing area of the screen is 130" 2.40:1. 120" wide and 50" tall. I know there is a chance I'll have to make the screen smaller, but I figured I'd start out as large as I could go and can always downsize. It is a DIY screen made with Milliskin Matte White and Milliskin Matte Silver spandex from Spandex World.

Frame is made from 1x4 pine. I know most used poplar, but I'm giving this is a shot. I'm using screen tight rails to attach the spandex.


Ripped some leftover OSB to set the spandex away from the bracing.


Quick test fit.


Silver is on, ready for the white.


Pinned everything tight before putting it in the screen tight.


Just checking out how it looks. Like I said, I am still going to wrap the edges in velvet once I determine If I'm going to stay with this size. Also going to make GOM panels for around the screen to cover the false wall. My light in the middle is currently burned out.

Edited by Jailguy - 10/27/13 at 8:54pm
post #268 of 278
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Quick cell phone screen shots. I'll post real ones soon.



post #269 of 278
Once you fire up the projector it's all downhill from there...
post #270 of 278
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Originally Posted by dynfan View Post

Once you fire up the projector it's all downhill from there...

Totally, i just want to watch stuff. I'm good sitting on a computer chair and the projector sitting on a table. :-)
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