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post #61 of 1361
Somebody give that boy a link....
post #62 of 1361
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Somebody give that boy a link....

AMEN MY BROTHER!!! Finally somebody understands me
post #63 of 1361
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More progress-Half wall bar from front(theater side of the room)

Now on to the bar.....As you can tell I tend to forget to take pics but thats because I am working.....lol I went with 2x6 framing over 2x4 for the "strurdiness factor" And it helped

The top layer(MDF) is just laying there for visual purposes. The first layer is 3/4" sanded ply with 3/4" MDF on top

Once I framed out the footrest/step it really added strength to the structure. I then cut come 2x4 scrap to attatch to it then to the concrete....This baby aint goin nowhere

Behind the main bar

Behind the bar looking toward the half wall bar
post #64 of 1361
Steve, looking good brother.... Question, Where is your electical coming from to go behind the bar ? Don't see anything coming through the wall or through your studs of the bar? just curious.
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Steve, looking good brother.... Question, Where is your electical coming from to go behind the bar ? Don't see anything coming through the wall or through your studs of the bar? just curious.

Not in this pic but in pics to come. I actually took a pre existing outlet that was in the wall almost where the bar is and ran it through the bar framing to 2 spots behind the bar. That wall the bar is on actually sits about 16" away from the foundation wall so I got to crawl behind there in all the insulation and cobwebs and un wire and fish the wire through there. FUN FUN

EDIT:

Actually 2nd pic from the bottom you can see the one outlet sideways near the bar top. I then piggy backed off that one for one down lower for the fridge
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Not in this pic but in pics to come. I actually took a pre existing outlet that was in the wall almost where the bar is and ran it through the bar framing to 2 spots behind the bar. That wall the bar is on actually sits about 16" away from the foundation wall so I got to crawl behind there in all the insulation and cobwebs and un wire and fish the wire through there. FUN FUN

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Actually 2nd pic from the bottom you can see the one outlet sideways near the bar top. I then piggy backed off that one for one down lower for the fridge

I saw the box but couldn't figure out where the wire was coming from. You must have it high to the top of the bar and through the wall.
post #67 of 1361
The bar foot rest will be covered in wood or copper ?
post #68 of 1361
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I saw the box but couldn't figure out where the wire was coming from. You must have it high to the top of the bar and through the wall.

Yea its only a few inches away from the plywood base. It may be the abgle of the photo as I think I held the camera up a little high. Its there trust me. The 2nd outlet isnt there yet so your not missing anything.

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The bar foot rest will be covered in wood or copper ?

The footrest as is the entire bar will be covered in oak from head to toe. I was going to go copper bar similar to a brass rail but I didnt want the headache of attatching that into the concrete.
post #69 of 1361
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Yea its only a few inches away from the plywood base. It may be the abgle of the photo as I think I held the camera up a little high. Its there trust me. The 2nd outlet isnt there yet so your not missing anything.



The footrest as is the entire bar will be covered in oak from head to toe. I was going to go copper bar similar to a brass rail but I didnt want the headache of attatching that into the concrete.


I'm going the copper bar route .. I never make it easy for myself. The oak will be very nice too. I was going to do that also but I found some holders for the bar that attached to the front of the bar and only rest on the floor so you don't have to worry about securing the bottoms in concrete or in tile as in my case.
post #70 of 1361
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I'm going the copper bar route .. I never make it easy for myself. The oak will be very nice too. I was going to do that also but I found some holders for the bar that attached to the front of the bar and only rest on the floor so you don't have to worry about securing the bottoms in concrete or in tile as in my case.

Go ahead rub it in after all you are Mr.Copper !!! I am going to give you a run for your $$ (or in this case title)though. If I could just find some copper carpet
post #71 of 1361
Steve,

Please send my 19.2 driver back after you are finished. Sheeesshhhh.
post #72 of 1361
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Steve,

Please send my 19.2 driver back after you are finished. Sheeesshhhh.

Are you referring to my Craftsman driver? Man that took me a while to figure out what you meant(had a few Valentines Day cold ones )If so I will ship it back when I am done with it if you dont mind
post #73 of 1361
uh huh..
post #74 of 1361
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Go ahead rub it in after all you are Mr.Copper !!! I am going to give you a run for your $$ (or in this case title)though. If I could just find some copper carpet


Ok I couldn't find Copper Carpet, but how about a Copper Rug?

http://interstore.com/product/155-18....html?ref=base
post #75 of 1361
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Ok I couldn't find Copper Carpet, but how about a Copper Rug?

http://interstore.com/product/155-18....html?ref=base

Now that is a must have.......
post #76 of 1361
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Well I found out late last night about the deal of a lifetime on a set of Berklines!!! The seats much talked about all over AVS the brown microfiber/microsuede berks that were at Costco for $799 went on sale yesterday for $499 ($300 instant mfg rebate) and I jumped at the idea, borrowed a pickup from a family friend as these boxes were 36" square all the way around and no way they were fitting in my Explorer. Then loaded up the Mrs. and headed off to my "local" Costco......(91 miles one way)...I know that aint local is it???? Anyway after we get there it took me 10 minutes to find an employee that wasnt busy who would assist me. He had to call on his radio 12 people to find one that knew where they kept these. After 30 minutes we had a set on our cart and headed toward checkout.......then in the long line I realized that you need to be a member to purchase here (never been to a Costco in my life) so after a talk w/the manager I was notified I needed to purchase a membership (for a store that I live an hour and a half from)for $50. It was a hard pill to swallow but I drove 91 miles to get here I aint goin home empty handed. SO I coughed up the extra $50 and for a total of $605 I was out the door with a set of BERKLINES BABY!!!!!! I never thought I would be able to afford Berk's on my VERY modest budget but getting these for $499 + tax and of course the membership was a no brainer!!!

Got home took them out of the boxes to make sure they were all in good shape I did what any person in the middle of a theater build SHOULD do...I covered them back up and let them be. If I put them in or near the theater I would NEVER get anything else done. All in all in was a GREAT find and I am super happy now. I did want black seats as I plan on painting the bottom half of the theater room wall black with a chair rail and the top half a dark shade of tan/brown. But my carpet is a shade of beige/tan so I wonder how these will look in there? It doesnt matter as now I will have to paint to match the seats not match the seats to the paint as I already have them. I didnt take any pics but I will get a link on here to someone else's pic to show what they look like.
Any input on the seats and my thoughts on color scheme I would appreciate
post #77 of 1361
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http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...1115581&page=3

Theres the thread these have been discussed in with some pics as well
post #78 of 1361
Nice thread! Ohhhh the pain, I didn't get a mention in your first post:

"I need to thank all of you that have contributed ideas and responded to my numerous (and annoying) PMs. And to all those that have inspired me like HeyNow,LSWHO,HawkeyeJosh,Netko350Z,Satelliteguy and MANY others that I could just keep on naming I am sure. Without you guys and your spectacular builds and ideas I would be lost (even more so than I am now)"

The curtains, the crown, the Berkline thread......it hurts man, it hurts!

J/K good luck with the HT
post #79 of 1361
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Nice thread! Ohhhh the pain, I didn't get a mention in your first post:

"I need to thank all of you that have contributed ideas and responded to my numerous (and annoying) PMs. And to all those that have inspired me like HeyNow,LSWHO,HawkeyeJosh,Netko350Z,Satelliteguy and MANY others that I could just keep on naming I am sure. Without you guys and your spectacular builds and ideas I would be lost (even more so than I am now)"

The curtains, the crown, the Berkline thread......it hurts man, it hurts!

J/K good luck with the HT

Lol I couldnt remember EVERYONE at that precise moment.......But you have helped me as much as anyone......so without further ado........**

**I would also like to thank some of the others that have helped me along the way such as DocPrego, defrederickjr ,Batpig and MANY others I have again forgot to mention To all of those I have forgotten I sincerely apologize but just know that you too were there to assist me along the way
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Lol I couldnt remember EVERYONE at that precise moment.......But you have helped me as much as anyone......so without further ado........**

**I would also like to thank some of the others that have helped me along the way such as DocPrego, defrederickjr ,Batpig and MANY others I have again forgot to mention To all of those I have forgotten I sincerely apologize but just know that you too were there to assist me along the way

Hahahaha, thanks for the mention! You HT looks like it is coming along nicely. Still going with the curtain idea?
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Hahahaha, thanks for the mention! You HT looks like it is coming along nicely. Still going with the curtain idea?


Absolutely I have them in the closet in the bag still from BBB. I havent taken even one out of the bag yet as I dont want the dog to get hair on them.
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Absolutely I have them in the closet in the bag still from BBB. I havent taken even one out of the bag yet as I dont want the dog to get hair on them.

Excellent! Looking forward to seeing your progress. Are you considering the crown idea too?
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Excellent! Looking forward to seeing your progress. Are you considering the crown idea too?

Possibly but not sure. I have drop ceilings in there since its a basement so I dont know how it will look. I am however doing some sort of chair rail thats why I was asking you about that company and if they had chair rail
post #84 of 1361
Nice pick up on the Berks Steve. I went to Costco on Sunday but they did not have the lights. I didn't see the berks there either otherwise I may have picked some more up
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Nice pick up on the Berks Steve. I went to Costco on Sunday but they did not have the lights. I didn't see the berks there either otherwise I may have picked some more up

I am pretty happy. I wanted black originally but hey for $500 I cant complain. I also wanted 2 sets but I couldnt justify the extra cost right now. I looked briefly for the lights but wasnt sure where they were so no luck there either.

The brown chairs may or may not affect my original colo plans for the walls though. I wanted black on the lower half but not sure how that will look with these seats.........
post #86 of 1361
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Time for more updates . . . Here is the bar top with the 3/4" MDF glued and screwed in place from the bottom of course

This is the turn the top takes back toward the wall. Also a sample peice of the rail I will be using



Then we move on to the half wall bar and here I usedtwo peices of 3/4" MDF sandwiched together with glue and screwed together again from the bottom.


post #87 of 1361
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Also got some drywall hung on the new wall and around the half wall bar




And now the half wall bar


In this photo down on the inside counter under the half bar you can see a last minute solution to an issue I had. I had to build that box so I had a place to run all my wiring (which I didnt take pics of for whatever reason). Since I built the AV rack out of 2x4's that I placed sideways drilling holes in them to run wires through wasnt an option so I had to build this little box for cable management. Looks a little weird but it will work.


Not too exciting of pictures but with some drywall hung it really starts to give you an idea of what things are going to look like.
post #88 of 1361
Steve, In your rack are you going to have drywall on the back side? The bottom picture which has the rack drywalled doesn't have drywall on the backside but the picture above it does so didn't know if you are cutting out the backside or not. if your not, do you think you'll have any cooling issues or heat buildup or are you installing some fans?
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Steve, In your rack are you going to have drywall on the back side? The bottom picture which has the rack drywalled doesn't have drywall on the backside but the picture above it does so didn't know if you are cutting out the backside or not. if your not, do you think you'll have any cooling issues or heat buildup or are you installing some fans?

Actually the "backside" is the side that is where you sit at the half wall bar...between the 2 bars. It is cut out on both sides and is drywalled. I plan on leaving the front (theater side) open and the back side I am going to get a custom built oak door frame (custom due to its rather odd size) that I plan on putting a smoked plexiglas panle or 2 in depending on the style I go with. I dont think there will be any heat issues but if there are I can always leave the door on the back open during movie time and or add a cooling fan later on. I wont have that much equipment like alot of others I have seen on here so it shouldnt get too hot

EDIT:
Just realized what you meant. The 2nd to last pic is actually just drywall leaned up against the front of the half wall as that is where I put it when I hauled it all to the basement, so that is what you are seeing
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Actually the "backside" is the side that is where you sit at the half wall bar...between the 2 bars. It is cut out on both sides and is drywalled. I plan on leaving the front (theater side) open and the back side I am going to get a custom built oak door frame (custom due to its rather odd size) that I plan on putting a smoked plexiglas panle or 2 in depending on the style I go with. I dont think there will be any heat issues but if there are I can always leave the door on the back open during movie time and or add a cooling fan later on. I wont have that much equipment like alot of others I have seen on here so it shouldnt get too hot

EDIT:
Just realized what you meant. The 2nd to last pic is actually just drywall leaned up against the front of the half wall as that is where I put it when I hauled it all to the basement, so that is what you are seeing


Oh okay, I gottcha now.
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