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post #331 of 605
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Some pics of when toys came:

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I originally ordered all my panels from GIK acoustics. If you look at the pics of what came and my sample fabric they made a mistake and sent the panels with the wrong material. Even though they made a mistake they were still a pleasure to work with. They ended up just sending me labels to return everything to them. I then just ordered the foam to make the panels myself. Because of my design it will look better in custom sizes. And now I wont have seams. I really really dont like the FR701 material so it wasnt an option for me to keep these.

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heres the material it is supposed to be, the roll is in the picture above

if youve never seen a GIK panel heres a picture of the box I opened to see the wrong material

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if your plan was to want something to hang I think they would work well.
post #332 of 605
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well it was bound to happen since I waited so long to post pics. Make sure you go back to the previous page to check out all the pics
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I apparently didnt take pictures when I did the first coat of spraying but heres the first coat of ceiling paint and starting to put up the crown molding.

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its very hard to take pictures in a room thats black, with paper towels in the lights, and a mist of black paint in the air

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I realized I messed up. If you look at the first pic of the rear columns I made the space in between for the second sub lying down on its side. In my design there was never supposed to be lower columns in the back. You wont see them behind the seats and youre not supposed to enclose a sub. I ended up just cutting them back because I needed part of the column to support the speaker grill that will go in the center of the column. So from thsi:

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to this:

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as you can see the sub wont now be enclosed in wood.
post #335 of 605
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one of the smaller clean up days! The saw trust, trash, cuts, etc are never ending.

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I previously only had one hole in my room, the half inch hole where electric entered. Here the only two other holes that I will have. This is where everything will enter my theater from the closet under the stairs. I put two pieces of pipe in to pass wires through. Also, the closet under the stairs was put together. Since sound can now enter that room we sound proofed that was well with double 5/8th and green glue.

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side 1, layer 1. This project was miserable. To ensure I have good sound proofing I wanted full sheets of drywall to drop between the stairs and the wall. The problem is that the gap was designed for 1/2 inch drywall and I had 5/8th. Each sheet took like an hour of pushing, puling, prying, sweating, crying... to put it....

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the light in this room was added to the circuit that is dedicated to this room. The existing wires were rerouted so they would not be apart of this room

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these switches are also new. The room adjacent to the stairs that isnt the theater, had to have its switch moved. We also turend the switch into a 3 way so you can turn the lights on from either side of the room. The plan is to remove the wall on the side of the stairs opposite the theater. I want it opened up more. This involved a lot of rewiring so a lot of work that doesnt really look different

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second layer going up

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This shows the the switches on the stairs with drywall. You can also see what I meant by removing the wall. I stopped the dry wall where the wall will be. The 2x4s are still there but they will come out eventually. That wall, that im saying is being removed, originally had the switches. The left side of that wall by the pole is where we added 3 way switches. The other switch is a another 3 way that was added for the other room.

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post #337 of 605
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heres some pics of the theater cleaned up for some painting. It also shows the crown molding finished, and a few wood panels that wernt up before.

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post #338 of 605
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heres some photos during paint spraying...

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post #339 of 605
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Im getting close to where the theaters current state is! But I'm going to stop uploading. I spent 2 hours last night and almost 3 hours this morning uploading, and typing all this out. Im starting to get in trouble for not doing other chores! Todays a cook out but tomorrow i'll be in the theater with Tony again getting more work done. Hopefully Ive given enough pics to everyone ive promised for the last two months! Stay tuned!
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I previously only had one hole in my room, the half inch hole where electric entered. Here the only two other holes that I will have. This is where everything will enter my theater from the closet under the stairs. I put two pieces of pipe in to pass wires through. Also, the closet under the stairs was put together. Since sound can now enter that room we sound proofed that was well with double 5/8th and green glue.

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Why do I always get the feeling someone is watching me?

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for any other beer makers out there, I got a new wort chiller a few weeks ago. Made three batches since and it works great!

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A wort chiller was one of my best investments.  3 batches is a lot of beer biggrin.gif.  Do you keg or bottle?

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A wort chiller was one of my best investments.  3 batches is a lot of beer biggrin.gif .  Do you keg or bottle?

Ya know I'm a little offended. I spend 5 hours posting pics about theater progress and you comment on an eyeball and beer!!! Lol

I always keg, I have a huge keezer and 12 cornys. The bar will be after the theater. Right now I have 9 beers on tap. I like variety smile.gif the 3 batches in a week was a record week for me. I had se events to prepare for. I spent one Saturday brewing for 11 hours. I got behind on brewing so I had to play catch up. My goal is to have 9 or 12 on tap on my bar but if I don't keep up with brewing they get finished before I can make more. They're all on picnic taps for the moment so it doesn't look nice but they're there.
post #343 of 605
Dooood. Party at your house.

Theater work looks very solid. Keep it coming!

The landscape work is top notch too. I'm surprised there are pictures of your blisters and sore back!
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Dooood. Party at your

Theater work looks very solid. Keep it coming!

The landscape work is top notch too. I'm surprised there are pictures of your blisters and sore back!


Don't worry there was plenty of back pain and blisters, see pics of pool and hot tub for recovery methods
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Ya know I'm a little offended. I spend 5 hours posting pics about theater progress and you comment on an eyeball and beer!!! Lol

 

 

 

   I guess I owe you an apology wink.gif.  Although, beer is a pretty high priority for me.  I have to admit, I was just quickly scanning the forum during a break and saw your pictures, but didn't have time to read through in detail.

 

Which Isco lens is that?  Is it the large?  I hope mine comes soon.  Scott is just waiting on the mount.

 

Also like your choice in chairs.  Did you pick leather or bonded leather?  I see you are getting 7 chairs.  Will you be having 3 in the front row and 4 in the rear?

 

You will definitely be done before you know it.

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   I guess I owe you an apology wink.gif .  Although, beer is a pretty high priority for me.  I have to admit, I was just quickly scanning the forum during a break and saw your pictures, but didn't have time to read through in detail.

Which Isco lens is that?  Is it the large?  I hope mine comes soon.  Scott is just waiting on the mount.

Also like your choice in chairs.  Did you pick leather or bonded leather?  I see you are getting 7 chairs.  Will you be having 3 in the front row and 4 in the rear?

You will definitely be done before you know it.

I got the small lens. Same performance so I couldn't justify the cost. I really couldn't justify the cost of the small either but I didn't have a choice because of my room size. I still have another projector and anamorphic lens that I have to sell. I only got my lens from Scott already because I got a demo piece that schnieder. He mentioned to me the larges didn't come in yet. As in sure you know the large would have given me more future flexibility. I looked at more that I should be happy to even have the small and in 15 years I just have to make sure the projector fits that lens. Though with 4k I probably won't need a lens. Clearly a theater is a long term investment.

I got the bonded leather. I never thought I would, I was set on leather. When I tried each though I genuinely preferred the bonded. Iliked that the entire chair was the same.

I got a row of 3 and 4, front and back respectively. I got the back as a love seat in the middle with his removable arm rest. The front row can be switched to a single and love seat. My main seating is the front so I actually got a spare arm rest if I want the front to be a love seat for Lyndsey and I to "cuddle".

I angled the back outside seats. Because of room dimensions it allowed me to have all the seats recline. It was a stretch to have two rows. I decided I preferred matching seating over movie seats in the back. They might not even be able to fully recline but whatever. I want to be in a magazine for a DIY theater and matching looks better! I'm super proud of learning how to do all this. I had no experience in any of it
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   I guess I owe you an apology wink.gif .  Although, beer is a pretty high priority for me.  I have to admit, I was just quickly scanning the forum during a break and saw your pictures, but didn't have time to read through in detail.

Which Isco lens is that?  Is it the large?  I hope mine comes soon.  Scott is just waiting on the mount.

Also like your choice in chairs.  Did you pick leather or bonded leather?  I see you are getting 7 chairs.  Will you be having 3 in the front row and 4 in the rear?

You will definitely be done before you know it.


Also, this is why I shouldn't post pics all at once! Too much to look at all at once. Sorry bout that lol
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It's great that you got to try the chairs before buying them.  That was probably my biggest worry out of everything I bought sight unseen.  In the end, I love the chairs.  I can't wait to use them while watching a movie.

 

The lens was another hard decision.  I changed my mind many times.  While I had seen anamorphic lenses in use several times, not being able to do a side by side makes it tough to decide.

 

It gets really exciting when you get close to the end and all of the toys start arriving.

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Holy photo barrage! Good work. Looks great.
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It's great that you got to try the chairs before buying them.  That was probably my biggest worry out of everything I bought sight unseen.  In the end, I love the chairs.  I can't wait to use them while watching a movie.

The lens was another hard decision.  I changed my mind many times.  While I had seen anamorphic lenses in use several times, not being able to do a side by side makes it tough to decide.

It gets really exciting when you get close to the end and all of the toys start arriving.

what lens and chairs did you end up with? Im in jersey so it was only an hour to drive and try the chairs. The lens, well i figured Scott knows his ****. And those lenses are the best. I will say ive been in theater with anamorphic lenses and its so dramatic over the black bars. Anyone that is debating whether they want one just hasnt seen it!
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Holy photo barrage! Good work. Looks great.

ive got more but they go along with what my plans are for tomorrow. So ill post them tomorrow night with the new pics. Im going to try and not wait as long to post pictures...
post #352 of 605
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Just finished my 10 hours of theater work for the day. Ill actually post current pics tonight. I bought 500 feet of speaker wire. I read so many horror stories of people being short that I left three feet extra on each. Well after 10 I realized I was about 30 feet short for the last one! Ya just can't win sometimes. Ill order another roll tomorrow. Everything else is run, 10/11speakers, 2 subs, 2 hdmi, 4 network cables. Shout out to my wiring man, Tony!
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what lens and chairs did you end up with? Im in jersey so it was only an hour to drive and try the chairs. The lens, well i figured Scott knows his ****. And those lenses are the best. I will say ive been in theater with anamorphic lenses and its so dramatic over the black bars. Anyone that is debating whether they want one just hasnt seen it!

 

I have 8 of the Fusion Escapes.  2 rows of 4 in a curved configuration.  I ordered mine just before he started offering the removable arm rest option for the love seat.  I may have done that, but I don't think I would change anything else.

 

I ordered an Isco (I guess Schneider now) XL lens from Scott along with a Ceneslide.  Dealing with Scott is great.  Regardless of where I had bought it, there was a bit of sticker shock on the items I bought, but Scott's bundle pricing eased the pain.  As you know, I also got my screen from him.  I am also looking at a couple of other items as well, but for now I need to sit tight and finish the room wink.gif.  Scott is great to work with and I am glad to support him.  He loves to talk theater and always takes my call to answer all of my questions (regardless of how stupid they are biggrin.gif).  After he bailed me out on my screen fiasco, I don't think I could recommend anyone more.

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I have 8 of the Fusion Escapes.  2 rows of 4 in a curved configuration.  I ordered mine just before he started offering the removable arm rest option for the love seat.  I may have done that, but I don't think I would change anything else.

I ordered an Isco (I guess Schneider now) XL lens from Scott along with a Ceneslide.  Dealing with Scott is great.  Regardless of where I had bought it, there was a bit of sticker shock on the items I bought, but Scott's bundle pricing eased the pain.  As you know, I also got my screen from him.  I am also looking at a couple of other items as well, but for now I need to sit tight and finish the room wink.gif .  Scott is great to work with and I am glad to support him.  He loves to talk theater and always takes my call to answer all of my questions (regardless of how stupid they are biggrin.gif ).  After he bailed me out on my screen fiasco, I don't think I could recommend anyone more.

agree, with all of it. I would have bought the bigger lens but I just didnt have the money. And for anyone reading this, call Scott. I second that I bought as much as I could from him because of the package pricing.

I never had any intention of getting the love seat but I picked up on a few hints while showing Lyndsey my design. Those subtle, "oh, so we cant sit together anymore...".

pics are uploading stay tuned!
post #355 of 605
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ok time to get caught up with all the pictures! First, a picture that is hard to appreciate. Most of you will just see a giant mess. Tools, drywall, garbage, boxes, etc. I, on the other hand, see that I can see! When I demoed the basement over a year ago there was one zone of lighting. So it was all disconnected and I have not had lighting in the main room since. The single bulb that was over the previous owners pool table worked but thats it. So Tony hooked it up and there 6 new LED lights. The lights are great, you only need a junction box not a housing. Theyre just hanging now until the ceiling goes up but this was a very worthwhile project.

When we would walk through the basement to go to the hot tub I would have to wait by the door, let her go, then i walk in the dark stepping on crap. Now, all the lights are 3 way switches with access on both sides of the room. And we added two additional lights, one above the walk out door and one inbetween the 'pool table' room and the 'bar'. So now the switch at the top of the stairs, bottom of the stairs, and at the basement door light a path to go through the entire basement. No more walking in the dark!

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post #356 of 605
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ok, onto the work that makes the theater look like a theater! Building the speaker columns and making the acoustic panels. I started with the column to the right of the HVAC unit. The speaker going in this column is a dipole speaker and points in the direction of both rows. Because of this I had to come up with a design that doesnt block the tweeters.

First, I had to add pieces of wood in line with the walls. The purpose of this is to have a hard surface to staple the fabric too, and pull it taught.

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I forgot to take a picture of it, but I then installed 'tracks' inside the column. Basically its just plywood that goes inside the 3 column faces so when you slide the insert it locks into places and keeps its shape.

This is the first insert. If you look past it you can see the tracks that I was referring too

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inserted

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from a distance

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I havent built this yet but heres my idea for the opening. I bought those corner pieces for drywall that has a thin metal corner then paper on it. Im going to remove the paper and use it as the corner. It will allow the fabric to keep its shape, and provide rigidity. Its only about 1/4 inch wide so it is the least impactful way because of the tweeter angles.

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with the paper removed

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post #357 of 605
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while I'm working on the column insert Tony was working on the speaker wiring. We mounted a board in the closet to keep everything organized. Here how far he got the first night

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from the theater

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we also had to get the projector back up to get the beam height for Scott to make the cineslide

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post #358 of 605
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Toys arrived from Scott

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post #359 of 605
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After the first column insert I moved clockwise in the room. So the next area is the acoustic panels. In order to get the performance I need, based on advice from Bryan Pape, I spaced the 2 inch ecore 1.5 inches off the wall. This is also why all my walls came out 3.5. I didnt want the room to look like there was panels at all

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like on my front wall, I use washers and 3 inch screws

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I put the foam back up in the corner. I cut these way too early but now theyre in for good!

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the same thing was done for the next column. I filled all the wood cavities with some loose scrap insulation.

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Heres a view from the side, of the back. The rear wall has 6 inches of foam to act as a bass trap, plus the 1.5 inch gap.

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For the center of the back wall I had to make a removable acoustic panel. Since the panel is 7.5 inches thick I wouldnt have been able to get behind the projector if it was permanent. Thinking ahead, once it is finished you can slide out the two rear column inserts. Then the center acoustic panel slides out.

Also, my rear seats are in a single, love seat, single configuration. My room isnt really big enough for two full rows. The seats can have the feet all the way up and tilt some but not go into full bed position. The rear columns are designed to slide over, each towards the outside wall, 3 inches which will allow all the seats to fully recline. If there is a reason to do so.

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with the foam inserted

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