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post #331 of 498
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Originally Posted by jglashower View Post

Hi Landshark. Congrats on an absolutely beautiful build. I am obsessed with the staggered panels and use an image of your theater as my computer's desktop smile.gif . I want to steal this idea for my far more modest build which is a conversion of a bedroom to a theater. Can you tell me how the panels attach to the side wall exactly? Do they hang from brackets?

I have a gray wall and would ideally use black or very dark panels. I'm afraid that the staggered effect would be lost on darker colored panels because you would not see any shadowing. Would you agree that black panels will not produce the same dramatic effect?
Thanks! I'm glad you like the design too.

The panels are attached to the wall using my 18ga finishing nail gun + liquid nail. It's more than enough to hold even the 2" thick panels. The surrounding darker panels & the front wall panels (around the screen) are using Velcro only as I'll need to be able to take them down in case I want to change a different screen in the future or to run more cables from the rack at the back of the room to the screen wall. If I would do it again, I think I'll just nail the bottom row of the stagger panels, and only use Velcro for the panels on top so I could modify any acoustic plan/material behind it, and/or if I would want to hide the surround speakers inside in the future. Now, I just don't have such an option.

I would think a dark color fabric will really hide the effect of the stagger panels as you said. But you don't have to go very light color in order to have the stagger effect tho. A medium to dark shade of any color should be fine as long as they are not black or nearly black.
post #332 of 498
Hello Landshark1

First off let me say that is an impressive home theater. I wish I hade the room that you do.

My wife and I are looking at Palliser for our SMALL theater and we saw the Phoenix material

on one three seat. I like it a lot but my wife is concerned that it may be too hot as it is mostly

Polyester I think.

Does it wear well, clean easily etc.

Any comments would be welcomed.

Thanks,

Kenneth Duncan
post #333 of 498
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Hello Landshark1

First off let me say that is an impressive home theater. I wish I hade the room that you do.

My wife and I are looking at Palliser for our SMALL theater and we saw the Phoenix material

on one three seat. I like it a lot but my wife is concerned that it may be too hot as it is mostly

Polyester I think.

Does it wear well, clean easily etc.

Any comments would be welcomed.

Thanks,

Kenneth Duncan
Thanks Kenneth. smile.gif

We really like the Phoenix fabric on the seat. I think we have used for like 4-5 months now (even tho we took delivery almost 6 months ago), no complain. Since we haven't hit Summer yet, so I'm not sure how "hot" will it be. But so far in the past few months (Jan~April), none of us feel the seat is "hot". I used to have a leather seat in my old HT, and that gets "hot" after you sat on it a little while. So I do know what do you mean by seat gets "hot". And we haven't have any issue with wearing and cleaning. No spills yet. tongue.gif The only complain (or more like picky thingy) is the material is more on the "sticky" side like suede rather than "slippery" like leather. I would like it a little more on the slippery side when I'm sitting on it. But that would be totally a personal preference I guess. So far, we love the seat and everyone who had sat on it or touched it like it too. Supportive but not too firm. Feels good (fabric material) on touch. BTW, if my HT would be a different color, I would go for the dark grey-black Phoenix fabric, I think it calls Charcoal or something like that.
post #334 of 498
Hi Landshark1,

Thanks for the response. I know what you mean about the fabric being more sticky than leather. Also I believe the color you mentioned may be called Chocolate.

We had chosen Phoenix Chocolate if we decide to go with that material.

Because our " theater " is so narrow I keep going back and forth between a three or four seats I can just squeeze most of the four seat models in the room if I go with the

loveseat model but the outside seats are just about against the walls. I like the idea of being able to get four people in the room at one time, but I may go with a three seat

so things are not so tight. If I go with a 3 seat it may be possible to squeeze a fourth seat of some kind behind the 3 seat but it would be temporary for that show and not

be reclining. When you have a really small room to work with I guess you have to become adaptive. We live in Tucson AZ and are getting ready to leave for Florida for a

couple months so I want to get this ordered before we leave so it would be delivered on our return. Well, enough about my problems, we all have them.

Once again I want to congratulate you on a superb home theater.

KenDunc
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post #335 of 498
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OK, finally had my garage done this past weekend.

So here's the pics for you guys. smile.gif

Before:


After:








post #336 of 498
Guess this means that if I do anymore work over at your place we won't be sawing wood in the garage when it is raining any more. Looks great.
post #337 of 498
Looks outstanding eek.gif

post #338 of 498
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Guess this means that if I do anymore work over at your place we won't be sawing wood in the garage when it is raining any more. Looks great.
Don't worry Big, I do have one of those portable canopy that we can set it up as your temporary workshop. tongue.gif
post #339 of 498
That garage is ready for a couple of race cars. The flooring looks awesome.
post #340 of 498
Well done Sir, plz tell me that isn't an actual BBK on the wall lol
post #341 of 498
Are those garage organizers from Gladiator ? I recognize them from my search for my hobby room build. How are they ?
post #342 of 498
wow looking fantastic! Is that swiss trax ?
Edited by vikgrao - 5/7/13 at 3:58pm
post #343 of 498
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Originally Posted by landshark1 View Post

OK, finally had my garage done this past weekend.

So here's the pics for you guys. smile.gif

Man, looks great Gary! I would LOVE to do something similar... If only I had the room for a dedicated woodshop on my property. Since my discovery of DIY everything, I seem to always be making something in my garage. Saw dust everywhere!

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post #344 of 498
I'd be happy to be able to get my car in the garage at this point, I'd love to have something like that. Looks fantastic, now you need a nice Exige, M3 or similar in there, garage P0rn needs car P0rn.

I like your BBK clock, I have a Rotar from an RX8 as a clock on my desk, it's cool to use car parts for furniture/decoration, especially in the garage.
post #345 of 498
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Well done Sir, plz tell me that isn't an actual BBK on the wall lol
It's just a plastic Brembo-look clock that I got from eBay. biggrin.gif

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Are those garage organizers from Gladiator ? I recognize them from my search for my hobby room build. How are they ?
Yes they are. I do like them a lot.

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wow looking fantastic! Is that swiss trax ?
The floor is from RaceDeck.

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I'd be happy to be able to get my car in the garage at this point, I'd love to have something like that. Looks fantastic, now you need a nice Exige, M3 or similar in there, garage P0rn needs car P0rn.

I like your BBK clock, I have a Rotar from an RX8 as a clock on my desk, it's cool to use car parts for furniture/decoration, especially in the garage.
Yeah I know, I just need a cool car to park in it. But no M3 for me. I was a long time Bimmer guy and had own every single generation of M3s up till the current gen (88', 90', 95', 03', 08') plus a 98' M Roadster and my first car, a 86' 325es. So I guess I'm done with the ///Ms for awhile. And I've been thinking move up to a "P-car" lately..... rolleyes.gif
post #346 of 498
The 991 and new Boxster look sweet. I was very close to getting a CPO 09 M3 this past fall but couldn't make the numbers work. Probably will have to hold off for a couple years now with the way things are.
post #347 of 498
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The 991 and new Boxster look sweet. .
Yeah , I was at the dealer this past weekend and even my wife likes them.
post #348 of 498
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The floor is from RaceDeck.

is there a advantage to using the free flow tiles?
have been thinking about doing to this my garage for some time now
just thought it would be easy to clean is everything was the diamond pattern tiles??
post #349 of 498
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is there a advantage to using the free flow tiles?
have been thinking about doing to this my garage for some time now
just thought it would be easy to clean is everything was the diamond pattern tiles??
Yes. For those of us that will see snow in the winter and that's what they recommended too. During the winter, have you noticed we always bring the salt, mud, dirt, snow, into the garage? The free flow design is for the snow/water to drain through it and out the garage instead of the regular diamond pattern tiles that will have water spot on them. As for salt, mud, dirt, you could just use a garden water hose to wash it outta garage when Spring comes. At least that's what I've told. And after a couple of weeks usage, even my family notice the garage floor stays much cleaner than before. Mainly due to the fact that all the dirt/sand/mud/water goes under the tiles instead of stay on it. But I do use the regular diamond tile at the workbench area just instead I drop a small screw on the floor and goes down.

p.s. they do have sales going on from time to time, up to 25% off. just sign up their newsletter or like them on facebook for the sales event info.
post #350 of 498
Gary,
Thats nice info regarding 25% off. I called them casually to send me a sample. I have epoxy flooring in the garage and they said unlike other brands i dont even have to put anti skid underlayment on the epoxy before i install these tiles. I guess I would install them in the future sometime. Did not realize its good for snowy climates, i thought it was the exact opposite. One question can any grease or accidental oil spill from vehicles mess up the tiles and be hard to clean ?
post #351 of 498
I'm guessing if you have to remove a tile for any reason you have to start from the nearest edge removing tiles until you get to the one you need to replace? Also, they probably don't suggest using floor jacks or jack stands on them do they? Just curious. Saw the product on TV and it looked interesting.
post #352 of 498
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Gary,
Thats nice info regarding 25% off. I called them casually to send me a sample. I have epoxy flooring in the garage and they said unlike other brands i dont even have to put anti skid underlayment on the epoxy before i install these tiles. I guess I would install them in the future sometime. Did not realize its good for snowy climates, i thought it was the exact opposite. One question can any grease or accidental oil spill from vehicles mess up the tiles and be hard to clean ?
I don't see why not as I do see commercial garage/workshop use their tile too.

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I'm guessing if you have to remove a tile for any reason you have to start from the nearest edge removing tiles until you get to the one you need to replace? Also, they probably don't suggest using floor jacks or jack stands on them do they? Just curious. Saw the product on TV and it looked interesting.
Removing a tile in the middle or anywhere is easy as I've tried. Just a putty knife to pop the locking edge. There's a youtube video to show you how. Super easy. And floor jack is totally fine too according to them. I won't get one if I can't use a floor jack on it.
post #353 of 498
Thanks!
post #354 of 498
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Since my wife "ordered" that the HT needs to be somewhat finished before our daughter's 1yrs old birthday party (12/9!), at least as far as the wall panels go. I've decided to try to put up some of the panels myself to speed up the progress since Big is out of town working on another awesome HT.


Just come across this thread now and I am looking to build something almost identical in dimensions.

LOVE the panels on the wall, just curios how you attached them? Are you stapling / nailing them directly to the drywall?

my hats off to you man, this whole set up looks awesome.
post #355 of 498
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Just come across this thread now and I am looking to build something almost identical in dimensions.

LOVE the panels on the wall, just curios how you attached them? Are you stapling / nailing them directly to the drywall?

my hats off to you man, this whole set up looks awesome.
Thanks! And I just noticed we have similar speakers/sub too. wink.gif

I use a 18 ga brad nailer + some liquid nail to attach the wall panel onto the drywall. http://www.homedepot.com/p/t/202101761?productId=202101761&storeId=10051&langId=-1&catalogId=10053&MERCH=REC-_-product-1-_-202280169-_-202101761-_-N#.UY0e7LXbO6M

If only for the 1" thick panels, just liquid nail or even using Velcro will be fine (we only use Velcro for the surrounding and front wall panels). But the 2" thick one, we'll need some heavier gauge nail to attach them as we've tried to use just 23ga finishing nail from Big, not strong enough.
post #356 of 498
Great looking room, thanks for sharing smile.gif

This may be a silly question but is there a reason for using Linacoustic in preference to rigid fiberglass for the absorption panels?
post #357 of 498
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Thanks! And I just noticed we have similar speakers/sub too. wink.gif

I use a 18 ga brad nailer + some liquid nail to attach the wall panel onto the drywall. http://www.homedepot.com/p/t/202101761?productId=202101761&storeId=10051&langId=-1&catalogId=10053&MERCH=REC-_-product-1-_-202280169-_-202101761-_-N#.UY0e7LXbO6M

If only for the 1" thick panels, just liquid nail or even using Velcro will be fine (we only use Velcro for the surrounding and front wall panels). But the 2" thick one, we'll need some heavier gauge nail to attach them as we've tried to use just 23ga finishing nail from Big, not strong enough.

NICE! that was much easier than I though it would be, already have a brad nailed for baseboards that should do the job.

Another question for you, how did you mount your Rears / Surrounds? Anything special behind those panels?
post #358 of 498
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Originally Posted by mhuk View Post

Great looking room, thanks for sharing smile.gif

This may be a silly question but is there a reason for using Linacoustic in preference to rigid fiberglass for the absorption panels?
It was simply what we have or what Big has stocked.

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Originally Posted by cofn42 View Post

NICE! that was much easier than I though it would be, already have a brad nailed for baseboards that should do the job.

Another question for you, how did you mount your Rears / Surrounds? Anything special behind those panels?
I put a piece of wood behind the fabric panel as a backing/support, and just mount the speakers on a screw using the speakers' keyhole.

Here's a pic. (click to enlarge)
post #359 of 498
Awesome theater landshark.

We are in the early stages of planning to build a new home (near you hopefully in western Howard County). Wife was a bit skeptical of a dedicated home theater , but when I showed the wife pictures of what you've done she wanted it.
post #360 of 498
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Originally Posted by landshark1 View Post

It was simply what we have or what Big has stocked.
I put a piece of wood behind the fabric panel as a backing/support, and just mount the speakers on a screw using the speakers' keyhole.

Here's a pic. (click to enlarge)

Nice, that should be pretty easy to accomplish for me then.

Thanks much, I imagine I will be picking your brain lots in the months to come smile.gif

Already got some GOM samples headed our way to pick some colors out.
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