or Connect
AVS › AVS Forum › Home Entertainment & Theater Builder › Dedicated Theater Design & Construction › Deadline Has Been Set (and Re-Set...) Theater Build
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Deadline Has Been Set (and Re-Set...) Theater Build - Page 9

post #241 of 534
Quote:
Originally Posted by aaustin View Post

I built your stage in CAD and came up with a volume of 68701.603 in^3. After subtracting an estimate for the boards within the stage, I came up with about 68 bags. So yeah, your estimate is pretty good. cool.gif
Snickers, I think I remember that you used 2x10s to frame your stage? If yes then that is likely why the numbers are a little off.

yep your right 2x10's so your guys estimates are good ...... sorry i missed that difference smile.gif

Gear mentioned in this thread:

post #242 of 534
Since your riser is doubling as a Bass Trap did you cut holes on the perimeter boards on your riser or is that not necessary? If so where did you put them, what size and how many?
post #243 of 534
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by allybuck64 View Post

Since your riser is doubling as a Bass Trap did you cut holes on the perimeter boards on your riser or is that not necessary? If so where did you put them, what size and how many?
I haven't cut the holes yet, as I didn't have the grates to cover them yet. They will be on top along the back corners and side. One on the side will be 4x36 and one in the corner will be 4x24.
post #244 of 534
Quote:
Originally Posted by GWCR View Post

vanice, my stage is 148" wide, and 52" deep at the sides. Center of step is at 54", so very similar indeed.
Going to start with 67 and see what happens...
Just finished filling my stage - 142" wide, 48" at the sides and 51" in the middle not counting the lower step - bought 60 bags and only needed 53! Now I've got to get the decking on and figure out how BiG cuts those curves so accurately. smile.gif
post #245 of 534
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by blipszyc View Post

Just finished filling my stage - 142" wide, 48" at the sides and 51" in the middle not counting the lower step - bought 60 bags and only needed 53! Now I've got to get the decking on and figure out how BiG cuts those curves so accurately. smile.gif
That had to be fun! I'll find out today, as the pallet of sand is scheduled for delivery this morning...
post #246 of 534
Thread Starter 
Proof that I can apply for admission to the sand club...

67 bags delivered this morning.


Got it moved inside before it started to rain. Wasn't too bad. The small stack felt a bit wet to me, so saving those until the end if necessary.


Main area of the stage took 51 bags, front corners took another 5.


11 bags left, so I may have enough to do the step as well. Those are the bags that were a bit wet, so I have a dehumidifier running next to them. Hope they dry out quick. The worst part wasn't moving the sand, it was lining the cavities with plastic. THAT was a PITA. Hopefully the basketball tourny gets over quick tomorrow so I can finish up. Time for a few tasty beverages now. biggrin.gif

BTW, ordered the HSU VTF-3 MK4 sub. Shipped today!
post #247 of 534
Looking good. May want to mix in a few Ibuprofen with those beverages. wink.gif
post #248 of 534
looks great ...ya the plastic was a big pita .... i was not going to point that part out i figured the idea of carrying all those bags was enough rolleyes.gif
post #249 of 534
That looks awesome. Nice work!
post #250 of 534
One almost gets an itch to throw a few golfballs there and practice some bunker shots... cool.gif
post #251 of 534
Sounds like a good workout. Why is the plastic such a pita?
post #252 of 534
Sounds like a good workout. Why is the plastic such a pita?
post #253 of 534
Quote:
Originally Posted by 235 View Post

Sounds like a good workout. Why is the plastic such a pita?

Trying to cut it to the right size and then fold the corners so that the sand fills the entire cavity is not as easy as you would think. It is like wrapping a present from the inside.
post #254 of 534
Thread Starter 
^^^ Exactly. I cut it about 2" bigger on each side so I had some room to spare. The first one wasn't pretty, but got the hang of it by the 3rd one. The small spaces are the worst.
post #255 of 534
I just let the plastic overflow each cavity and then trimmed it after the fact. Any extra got tucked in before the top went on. I used up whatever green glue I had left and screwed it like crazy. Jumped up and down on it today and it's solid as a rock!

For the lip, how large are you making it and are you rounding it over? How large of a roundover?
post #256 of 534
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by blipszyc View Post

I just let the plastic overflow each cavity and then trimmed it after the fact. Any extra got tucked in before the top went on. I used up whatever green glue I had left and screwed it like crazy. Jumped up and down on it today and it's solid as a rock!
For the lip, how large are you making it and are you rounding it over? How large of a roundover?
Haven't quite decided on the lip yet. I did a 1/2" lip on the riser, with a 1/2" roundover. Should have made that lip bigger, but that one won't really be seen except by the steps. Thinking about an inch lip for the stage with the 1/2" roundover again.
post #257 of 534
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by vanice View Post

Looking good. May want to mix in a few Ibuprofen with those beverages. wink.gif

Quote:
Originally Posted by snickers1 View Post

looks great ...ya the plastic was a big pita .... i was not going to point that part out i figured the idea of carrying all those bags was enough rolleyes.gif

Quote:
Originally Posted by aaustin View Post

That looks awesome. Nice work!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nightlord View Post

One almost gets an itch to throw a few golfballs there and practice some bunker shots... cool.gif

Thanks guys! I should have bought stock in Advil years ago. I support them daily.

Would love to chip out of sand like this. Right now though, I just need to finish and get the lid on quick so the cat doesn't drop his own "golf balls" in there if you know what I mean...
post #258 of 534
I think I did 1 1/2" for the lip on mine with 1/2" roundover top and bottom. I would say an inch would be minimum. You burned through that sand pretty quickly. I spread mine out as to lessen the pain on the body but just succeeded in spreading the pain out. rolleyes.gif
post #259 of 534
Quote:
Originally Posted by vanice View Post

I think I did 1 1/2" for the lip on mine with 1/2" roundover top and bottom. I would say an inch would be minimum.
Thanks. I left about 3" for now and plan on cutting it down, but wasn't sure how large to make it. I'm having it all measured for carpet this afternoon, so I'll see what they say about 1 1/2".
post #260 of 534
Quote:
Originally Posted by vanice View Post

I think I did 1 1/2" for the lip on mine with 1/2" roundover top and bottom. I would say an inch would be minimum. You burned through that sand pretty quickly. I spread mine out as to lessen the pain on the body but just succeeded in spreading the pain out. rolleyes.gif

I agree. My lip is 1 3/4". Most recommendations were between 1 1/2" and 2". I would think 1" would be the absolute minimum. I also recommend rounding both the top and bottom.
post #261 of 534
Thread Starter 
Measured the lips on some other steps around the house. Carpeted steps appear to have very little lip if any. Garage steps are 1-1/4". Wood end trim on basement steps are 1-1/2" with molding underneath. Looks like there wasn't much of a standard here rolleyes.gif

To my eyes, plain wood looks good at 1-1/4" to 1-1/2", but that might just be me. Interested to hear what blip gets from the carpet guys.
post #262 of 534
I like how you keep your work area super clean!
post #263 of 534
Quote:
Originally Posted by GWCR View Post

Measured the lips on some other steps around the house. Carpeted steps appear to have very little lip if any. Garage steps are 1-1/4". Wood end trim on basement steps are 1-1/2" with molding underneath. Looks like there wasn't much of a standard here rolleyes.gif
To my eyes, plain wood looks good at 1-1/4" to 1-1/2", but that might just be me. Interested to hear what blip gets from the carpet guys.
Steps around my house were a mix too so I left it at 3" until I could hear from the carpet guy. Which, by the way, he said 1 1/2" was more than enough. I also asked him about rounding over and said it wouldn't matter on the stage, but definitely on the riser. He said the carpet will bend over the lip regardless but would wear faster if not rounded. I plan on doing both the riser and stage anyway, but just the top edge.
post #264 of 534
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by vikgrao View Post

I like how you keep your work area super clean!
Thanks vik. I know it adds more time to clean up after each work session, but it makes it easier for me to see the progress. (Plus it increases the WAF for the project...rolleyes.gif)
post #265 of 534
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by blipszyc View Post

Steps around my house were a mix too so I left it at 3" until I could hear from the carpet guy. Which, by the way, he said 1 1/2" was more than enough. I also asked him about rounding over and said it wouldn't matter on the stage, but definitely on the riser. He said the carpet will bend over the lip regardless but would wear faster if not rounded. I plan on doing both the riser and stage anyway, but just the top edge.
Thanks for the update! Think I'll go with 1-1/4".
post #266 of 534
Thread Starter 
So my projector was delivered last week (Panny 8000). Figured I should test it out, just to make sure I didn't get a bad one out of the box . Made a quick stand out of a 2x12 and sawhorses on the riser and threw in Rio. All I can say is WOW! Out of the box, zero adjustments/calibration and shooting onto primed drywall this looked fantastic! I am extremely happy with this decision, and can't wait to see it on an actual screen. I snapped a couple quick screen shots without pausing the action, so there is a little blur in spots, but it is sharp as a tack in the room.





Then sadly after about 15 minutes, I put it back in the box. It will not come back out until it's time to mount. I now completely understand how mounting the projector could bring everything else to a halt in the HT! On the upside, it did give me an extra shot of motivation to get finished!
post #267 of 534
Quick.....take down the 2x12 and sawhorses...!!!!!
post #268 of 534
Looking good. Always nice to get a little reminder of why you are putting in all the hours of work.
post #269 of 534
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by tbraden32 View Post

Quick.....take down the 2x12 and sawhorses...!!!!!
Lol. I had to force myself, but the redneck PJ stand has been disassembled.

Quote:
Originally Posted by vanice View Post

Looking good. Always nice to get a little reminder of why you are putting in all the hours of work.
Thanks Vanice. Might just be the kick in the shorts I need to push to the finish.
post #270 of 534
Nice PJ selection - I'm planning to order mine soon as well. I recently read the lens should be centered horizontally on the screen otherwise the lens shift doesn't keep the image centered when zooming in/out for CIH. Are you planning to mount under your rear soffit?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home

Gear mentioned in this thread:

AVS › AVS Forum › Home Entertainment & Theater Builder › Dedicated Theater Design & Construction › Deadline Has Been Set (and Re-Set...) Theater Build