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post #61 of 101
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The drywall is just about complete. Had a few issues in the bathroom that took some time away from the job. Wife wanted a steam shower so we bought one of the all in one kits (Steam shower, rainfall heads, lights, music, etc. Well the inspector didn't like it becaise it didn't have an ASSE cert on the valve (even though the documentation and the valve were marked temp compensating / anti scald). So we had to install another anti scald valve in series with the shower. That's done, access will be through a lower bar cabinet, back to drywall.

Theater is all rocked but by the Rack and the facia of the soffit above the stage. I was admiring it yesterday when I came home to check on the builders (who had left early), when I noticed something missing........to my horror it was the center channel speaker wire. In a panic, I counted the wires at the rack, 11 in total (7 theater, 2 bar, 2 deck), so that must be right but they must have buried it. I grab the screw gun and take off the bottom screen wall piece of drywall, push out the insullation and crawl behind the wall (false wall for water meter and plumbing access). No wire anywhere!!!! WTF!!!
Go back and count wires again, still 11, where is it? It was then I remember that I need 8 wires in the Theater, 7 for speakers and one for the non self powered sub under the riser. I had forgotten to wire the center channel.

Luckily I still had acces from the rack to the left side soffit. Screwed my wire fishing sticks together and pushed them through the soffit with 12-2 speaker wire attached and found it at the other end. Finished up with only 6ft extra from the 500ft spool left. Put the drywall back in place and itched the rest of the night from that damn insullation.

Moral of the story: Check your wire placement multiple times before you drywall....DOH
post #62 of 101
OMG!! That is very scarry and very timely advice for me as my sheetrock install starts 8/25! Luckily you checked on it.

Dale
post #63 of 101
Looking forward to the en result. Would also be curious of a break down of cost if you don't mind. Always a decision for DIY or just hire out most everything...! Live in Ohio too.
post #64 of 101
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Looking forward to the en result. Would also be curious of a break down of cost if you don't mind. Always a decision for DIY or just hire out most everything...! Live in Ohio too.

It might be hard for me to break the theater portion out from the total cost for the construction part as his bid was for Bedroom, Bathroom, Custom wet bar / rec room, theater, deck, insulate and drywall garage. Also buried in there is install steam shower, extra can lighting in 3 car garage, front garage soffit lighting and well as recessed lighting on front porch, and wiring dedicated circuits for my simulator and zoning the HVAC. That bid is $35k for ~1100 finished sq ft.

Then there's seats, AV gear, Kegerator, couple more Plasmas for the bar, LED lighting I provided, steam shower, carpet, starfield stuff, etc..... Will be in the $60k range when complete.
post #65 of 101
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Well a few delays over the past week, but we got the draywall finished finally and this weekend I primed it, painted all the ceilings and began painting the black front wall and ceiling in the theater. Also installed all the Ditra in the bar and bathroom (That stuff hurts to kneel on). Looks like about 500 sq ft of slate to installed and grout this week. Contractor is working on the deck and is supposed to get some trim done in the theater.



post #66 of 101
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Well a few delays over the past week, but we got the draywall finished finally and this weekend I primed it, painted all the ceilings and began painting the black front wall and ceiling in the theater

It sure looks different with the paint on it, doesn't it? Looks good so far (though I think a clearer picture would look better ).
post #67 of 101
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Slate is down in the bar and cabinets are hung. Counters are being made now. Kegerator is ordered and I made sure I had Sankys for US (D) and Euro (S) beer!!! Bar is painted Chicago bears Blue!

The color is up on the theater and now waiting on getting the wainscotting and trim installed along with the stage built.

Electrician finally got the lighing hooked up and it looks real good now.

I'll get some more pics up shortly as I'll be out of town for a week.
post #68 of 101
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Made some more progress over the past couple weeks. Wood trim is up in theater and the bar is taking shape. Another couple weeks and we should be up and running...













Most important, the Kegerator arrived for the bar!
post #69 of 101
Very impressive progress and that rack looks great but I "may" be partial
post #70 of 101
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I have to break out my real camera as this phone sucks for pics...sorry.

Made some bar progress, counters coming next week!



Beer fridge for the bottles and soda fits fine:



Kegerator is in, still need to add the bar top to plumb it and set the tap and drip tray:



One seat just to see how it looks. Back row will be 5, front row 4. Had to go with these for space and to get enough seats for the family (6 kids), guests can have the floor



Should be done with the heavy stuff next week, then time to put all the gear in the rack and wire for a few weekends.
post #71 of 101
looking good!
post #72 of 101
Looking very nice.
post #73 of 101
Interested to know how you like the seats? Thought about going with a rocker for the back row in my future room. Looking forward to seeing the completed room.
post #74 of 101
I too am interested in the chairs you went with. Any more info?
post #75 of 101
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The chairs are the Angela Rockers from Stargate Cinema. Stargate shows them in a hideous orange / yellow on their website though they can be ordered in about 60 different colors or leather. You can get a much better price than shown by calling them.

We went with them in both rows because of space and need for more than 6 seats. Had I more room, they would be in back. We also went with the fabric as I thought it would wear better with the kids vs a hole in leather from a pen in the pocket or something.

They are very comfy. Big thick seat cushion and a thick contoured back and arm rests. The back is taller than me sitting down and I'm 6' 1", keep that in mind for riser height though. The arms actually fold up and have padding under then so it can be used as a couch or loveseat style seating if you want (Though I may glue them down if I catch any of the daughters in the room with boys). Construction is good, heavy steel and a nice sturdy feel (five year warranty I think). They are made in mexico and dropshipped to you via FedEx freight.

We were under $4k for 9 seats delivered. Took about 60 days to get them from time of order though. Seats come with lags for wood or concrete anchors for cement, they will ask where you plan on mounting. They go together quick, place the back lower brackets on the leg, then the seat pan and fasten with 4 nuts.
post #76 of 101
Thanks for the review. Very helpful. I am partial to cloth myself. It doesn't get cold in the winter and you don't stick to it in the summer during marathon viewing sessions. Could I trouble you for some more detailed shots of the chair?
post #77 of 101
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Thanks for the review. Very helpful. I am partial to cloth myself. It doesn't get cold in the winter and you don't stick to it in the summer during marathon viewing sessions. Could I trouble you for some more detailed shots of the chair?

Sure, I will get the good camera out tomorrow and take some.
post #78 of 101
Much appreciated.
post #79 of 101
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Still owe some detailed seat pictures.....

Bar is getting closer to being done and carpet going in theater and bedroom Thursday. Ordered the bar tv's this week. 50" plasma on back wall between the cabinets and 42" LED on the wall to the right of it so you get a good view from any seat at the bar. Can run independent inputs on either one as well.







Stained wood is the surround for the starfield 8 x 8 ceiling area

post #80 of 101
Looking very nice.
What's on the bar hi gloss poly or was the picture taken while still wet?
post #81 of 101
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Nine coats of gloss poly so far. Three more coming.
post #82 of 101
Looking great jskibo! What did you use for the backsplash in the bar? It looks amazing.
post #83 of 101
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Looking great jskibo! What did you use for the backsplash in the bar? It looks amazing.

GLass tile from home depot. $9 a sq ft then black grout. Came out nice.
post #84 of 101
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Carpet is in. Couple quick shots before I put in some seats



post #85 of 101
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More pictures of the seats:













An I had some time to run the lighting under the lip of the riser and the stage. Turned out nice I think. Its on an LV Dimmer as well so I can leave it on during the movies.

It sits in a channel that was routed in the trim.



post #86 of 101
Wow very nice. I love the seats and the blue lighting is awesome.
post #87 of 101
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A couple last ones for the weekend. Lighting is looking nice now





post #88 of 101
The lighting is very cool and the row of five seats is exactly what I would be installing (way down the road in the far, distant, distant future). It looks really nice. If they sit half as nice as they look they will be a real winner. Thanks for all the pics of them.
post #89 of 101
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Got some more work done this weekend. Mounted the projector and wired up enough to give it a test run.

Really like that auto zoom feature on the panasonic. Took a bit to dial it in right, but pop in a movie and it sets it up to 2.35:1, back to TV and it zooms out. Only thing I saw was during a few commercials it would want to zoom out to movie size, then back to 16:9 during the game.









post #90 of 101
Looks great!! How are the seats over the course of a movie? I'm probably going to have to do something similar as I'll need some narrow seats.
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