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post #301 of 333
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Awsome thanks.
So these mouldings come with the 3/4 rabbit already or did you cut that out? Home depot?
Thanks again
Home Depot may be the worst place to buy trim, way too expensive!

This particular moulding came with the rabbit, but if you find a piece you love, you can make your own rabbit like I did here
08-28-13PanelMoulding004_zps6a5032bf.jpg

I would recommend searching for local lumber yards. I've got a few around me and their selection is far greater and much less expensive than the big boxes
post #302 of 333
Your room looks Beautiful Larry, You must feel proud when people see it!

I think you'll be amazed at the difference the door will make in your soundproofing efforts, I know in my last theater once the doors were in It made a night and day difference with sound propagating out the door up the stairwell and throughout the house.

Its difficult to build a room that can "contain" a zillion watts of LF, but from another angle, the effort you put into:
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" meticulous sealing all openings, adding mass, staggered studs, adding extra gg, sealing boxes, etc etc etc"
still goes along way towards lowering the noise floor "in" the room, which is really why we do any soundproofing in the first place.

Even if you still hear the occasional footfall impact from above, Your efforts were likely successful in greatly reducing the typical everyday airborne mid and high frequency noises that drive you to turn the volume up in most residential spaces, Car horns, neighbors dog barking.. kids yelling.. wife yelling.. wife barking ....rolleyes.gif etc.. The dialogue will be much clearer at lower playback levels, so by no means were the efforts "wasted".

Again Congrats! You have a really Cool room where you can stand and enjoy a movie! tongue.gif LOL.. When do you get your chairs?
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Your room looks Beautiful Larry, You must feel proud when people see it!

I think you'll be amazed at the difference the door will make in your soundproofing efforts, I know in my last theater once the doors were in It made a night and day difference with sound propagating out the door up the stairwell and throughout the house.

Its difficult to build a room that can "contain" a zillion watts of LF, but from another angle, the effort you put into:
still goes along way towards lowering the noise floor "in" the room, which is really why we do any soundproofing in the first place.

Even if you still hear the occasional footfall impact from above, Your efforts were likely successful in greatly reducing the typical everyday airborne mid and high frequency noises that drive you to turn the volume up in most residential spaces, Car horns, neighbors dog barking.. kids yelling.. wife yelling.. wife barking ....rolleyes.gif etc.. The dialogue will be much clearer at lower playback levels, so by no means were the efforts "wasted".

Again Congrats! You have a really Cool room where you can stand and enjoy a movie! tongue.gif LOL.. When do you get your chairs?
Thanks, I believe you absolutely nailed it on the head. I drowned out a decent amount of sound, I just thout it would have been a bit more, but overall not bad. as others have mentioned, late at night when the wife wants to sleep, i just need to have it a little lower.

I'm excited for the door, hopefully another 2 1/2 months as a shipment of Mahogany came in ruined so there is quite a backlog.

Watched the Jets game tonight on CBS, I'm not sure if it was the NFL network feed or CBS but the picture was stunning. Last week the Jets were on FOX and the picture was average, I actually shrunk the image down to about 90" because of all the pixelation. Tonight pictures was at 137" the entire night and it looked incredible! REALLY HAPPY, but not happy about the outcome, those damn Pats are just too good.

As for the chairs, I've had them for about 20 months now smile.gif
I'll snap some completed photos with chairs and screen this weekend, I just have to tighten the screen again as a section came a little loose. What's cool is the section that came a little loose has no effect on the image
post #304 of 333
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My 2 year old nephew loves the stage by the way. I think he jumped off it about 20 times tonight smile.gif
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I've been out of the broadcasting business for a few years, but CBS did all their live HD sports feeds in 1080i. Fox was doing everything in 720p. It's difficult to tell the difference between the two until you get into a really big screen. Fox liked the 720p because the motion rendition was better with progressive scan (particularly for their hockey games), and of course because it took a lot less bandwidth.
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I've been out of the broadcasting business for a few years, but CBS did all their live HD sports feeds in 1080i. Fox was doing everything in 720p. It's difficult to tell the difference between the two until you get into a really big screen. Fox liked the 720p because the motion rendition was better with progressive scan (particularly for their hockey games), and of course because it took a lot less bandwidth.
That is some great information there. You're right, you cannot tell on a normal size TV. It looks good on my 59" Samsung 8000 plasma, but once on the 137" I was shocked and got a little nervous
Edited by Larry M - 9/14/13 at 5:01am
post #307 of 333
Looks great Larry! How's the iRule coming?
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Looks great Larry! How's the iRule coming?

IRule is cool when you get it to work, however, setting it up is a pain in the ass.

I hope as they continue to grow as a company, they make their IRule Builder a lot more intuitive and easier to work with. I was hoping to have really cool graphics and buttons, but overall it seems like a PITA to work with.

If I had any skills in Photoshop, it would be really nice...but I don't smile.gif

As for the theater, I'm really enjoying it smile.gif Popcorn is incredible

I'm still waiting for my door to come in. The vendor I am purchasing it from insists on using Sherwin Williams stains...it pains me to use Sherwin Williams even though I gave them a quart of exactly what I wanted...oh well, time to have SW match my stain.
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IRule is cool when you get it to work, however, setting it up is a pain in the ass.

I hope as they continue to grow as a company, they make their IRule Builder a lot more intuitive and easier to work with. I was hoping to have really cool graphics and buttons, but overall it seems like a PITA to work with.

If I had any skills in Photoshop, it would be really nice...but I don't smile.gif

As for the theater, I'm really enjoying it smile.gif Popcorn is incredible

I'm still waiting for my door to come in. The vendor I am purchasing it from insists on using Sherwin Williams stains...it pains me to use Sherwin Williams even though I gave them a quart of exactly what I wanted...oh well, time to have SW match my stain.

I have very limited Photoshop skills, and I was able to make a bunch of buttons. It doesn't take any graphic design skill, just persistence! I usually just download pictures/graphics and then overlay them on the blank buttons which you can download from the irule site.
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I have very limited Photoshop skills, and I was able to make a bunch of buttons. It doesn't take any graphic design skill, just persistence! I usually just download pictures/graphics and then overlay them on the blank buttons which you can download from the irule site.

Is there a free version of Photoshop? I used to have the full blown version several years ago but lost the disks.
post #311 of 333
Great final product. Beautiful.
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Great final product. Beautiful.

Thank you cool.gif
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how much do you think it would cost to add a pair of columns in an existing space thats already drywall'd up and painted? this is more for aesthetics as i think it would help enhance the "theater" feel... im not a carpenter so what should be considered reasonable to get something like this done?
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how much do you think it would cost to add a pair of columns in an existing space thats already drywall'd up and painted? this is more for aesthetics as i think it would help enhance the "theater" feel... im not a carpenter so what should be considered reasonable to get something like this done?

Nearly impossible to say without additional information. Painted columns? Stain? What kind of wood? Fabric faced to hide surround speakers or all wood? Size? Finally, where are you located? Construction costs vary significantly with geography.
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Nearly impossible to say without additional information. Painted columns? Stain? What kind of wood? Fabric faced to hide surround speakers or all wood? Size? Finally, where are you located? Construction costs vary significantly with geography.

Yeah really depends on your finish.

For my fireplace, I bought a stone composite from. http://www.pacificcolumns.com/columns.php they cut a very nice flute compared to MANY other manufacturers

Really nice material and cuts well. I painted with Benjamin Moore Advance paint (specialty trim and cabinet paint)





First pair came damaged, the company was very quick to replace
post #316 of 333
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The above column is
10" x 8' Endura-Stone™ Fluted Column, Round Shaft (FRP) w/True Entasis Taper, Smooth Finish - Ready to be Painted

Cost me about $400
post #317 of 333
Do you have the model nail gun used for the frames in the theater? pros/cons of it? I got Big's model and just trying to see my options/price before i buy one.
Thanks
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i meant STAPLE gun. not nail gun
post #319 of 333
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i meant STAPLE gun. not nail gun

I believe Big and I are using the same gun. Porter Cable US58

No real cons, it worked flawlessly and I shot a lot of staples
post #320 of 333
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I believe Big and I are using the same gun. Porter Cable US58

No real cons, it worked flawlessly and I shot a lot of staples

That settles it then. thats the gun for the job. Thanks smile.gif
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That settles it then. thats the gun for the job. Thanks smile.gif
I used Grex staples, I believe the box was 10k staples for a few dollars. I think I went through almost half
post #322 of 333
This thread has been pretty quiet tongue.gif So I figured I'd bump it up for an update. Anything interesting or planned Larry ?
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This thread has been pretty quiet tongue.gif So I figured I'd bump it up for an update. Anything interesting or planned Larry ?

Lol, I'm glad you asked.
My custom mahogany door came in a few weeks back. This thing is beastly, 1 3/4" solid door



I opted to upgrade the construction with custom moulding, thicker panels, and lvl construction
LVL CORE TECHNOLOGY
In addition to our standard stave wood core Lemieux offers all of our products with an optional Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) core. The strength and durability has been proven for years in other construction products such as beams, trusses and joists. We know a door built with LVL construction will be stronger and will not warp, twist or cup. We highly recommend LVL construction on any exterior product and oversized doors greater than 36".


PANELS
Lemieux make a variety of panels available to make the right door design for you. We recommend our MDF panels either in primed or in one of our stain grade species. The MDF panel will not shrink, expand, split or crack. Our MDF panels are available in a 3/4" and 1-1/8” single hip panel along with a 1/2" and 3/4” flat panel. We also have a solid wood 3/4” single or double hip panel available and a 1-1/8” engineered solid single or double hip panel.

http://www.lemieuxdoors.com/en/lvl-core-technology/

Now the tough part is picking a color and a painter. I'm a DIY type guy, but I'm not messing around with a door like this.

As for some other projects:

The wife was getting tired of a light bulb in our bedroom, so we picked up a chandelier...I really couldn't turn her down again after buying the HTPC
American Brass and Crystal FM9521

http://www.1800lighting.com/American-Brass-and-Crystal/Rosetta/item.cfm?itemsku=FM9521%2DA%2D01G

My neighbors are finishing their basement, so this weekend I'm going to do their electrical

Lastly, I'm planning to build a patio in my yard. I'm waiting for approval from the association and town. We'll see if they approve
post #324 of 333
Wow that is one beastly door Larry! Great looking too.
post #325 of 333
So did you get that door painted and installed?
post #326 of 333
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So did you get that door painted and installed?

Unfortunately no

I've received some quotes to finish it, anywhere from $400 to $1000
The $400 is fine, but the guy is subbing out the grain filling and doing just the staining, I don't necessarily trust him. The $1k guy seems really good, but it is about 2x what I ever thought I would be spending

I might try and tackle this on my own....scary stuff

I'm heading to the lumber yard in a few hours to buy some mahogany to test with. I've never stained before, so this should be a treat
post #327 of 333
If you were closer I'd finish it for half that wink.gif I'd encourage you to tackle on your own. Do you have an air compressor that can spray paint or clear ? It's more time consuming than it is hard, take your time it will come out fine. Do you want to stain it ? Or paint it ?
post #328 of 333
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If you were closer I'd finish it for half that wink.gif I'd encourage you to tackle on your own. Do you have an air compressor that can spray paint or clear ? It's more time consuming than it is hard, take your time it will come out fine. Do you want to stain it ? Or paint it ?
I'm Mr. DIY but I would cry if I screwed up on a $1700 door

I did score some free mahogany today, so I'm going to take a stab at it

While at my lumber yard, I saw my original inspiration door color. I'll post it later when I load the photos, it's gorgeous
post #329 of 333
Our door was about that same cost... My wife stained it (no prior experience) and aside from a couple of runs we sanded off it turned out awesome. She did all the base, case and crown as well.

eqaduvy7.jpg

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post #330 of 333
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Our door was about that same cost... My wife stained it (no prior experience) and aside from a couple of runs we sanded off it turned out awesome. She did all the base, case and crown as well.

eqaduvy7.jpg

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That does look great, nice job!
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