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post #151 of 538
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got tired of seeing the bar a mess and the rest of the room a mess so did some clean up

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post #152 of 538
Don't know if I saw it in your thread somewhere, but have you settled on a counter top for the bar? Granite?
post #153 of 538
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Originally Posted by fax6202 View Post

Don't know if I saw it in your thread somewhere, but have you settled on a counter top for the bar? Granite?

It will be Granite...
post #154 of 538
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well Dave (fax6202) got me thinking about the bar ..... i have borrowed some great designs throughout the process of this build .... the bar i want to do something a little different but am struggling with material choices

the bar will look a little like a cinemars

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i like the legs on the corners i am thinking i want to build similar one paint them in the same grey that will be used in the theater but instead of using door panels like Mario did in the middle sections i was thinking of using some sorta of backsplash tile maybe natural sone i think with the blue led lights under the bar it maybe a nice effect bouncing off the stone ??

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what do you guys think?
Edited by snickers1 - 10/15/12 at 5:58pm
post #155 of 538
Good idea, think it will work.

I like 1 and 2.
post #156 of 538
I'm not sure of the textures you are going with, but have you considered glass tiles for the face of the bar?
post #157 of 538
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Originally Posted by mcascio View Post

I'm not sure of the textures you are going with, but have you considered glass tiles for the face of the bar?

i thought about if your talking about like glass back splash tile they could work .... but most of what i found seemed like the tile was to small do it would look very busy

maybe something like this

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post #158 of 538
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tonight i decided to takle putting the led's in the light tray ... i went to lowes and picked up some windows screen frame to mount the led's to... this made it very easy they just lay across the light tray blocking
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one i had them done i noticed something very disturbing .... two different colors!!!!!!!

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hard to really but one side is light blue and the other seems to be a deeper blue ...... so pissed ... going to write the company i ordered from and see if they replace if not i will just order another set they where cheap



some shot of the finished product

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shot from right out side the room
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Edited by snickers1 - 10/20/12 at 5:59pm
post #159 of 538
The lights look good! Sorry to hear about the different colors though. I'm still building my softly area but need to look into rope lighting soon. Are they one color or change colors?
post #160 of 538
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The lights look good! Sorry to hear about the different colors though. I'm still building my softly area but need to look into rope lighting soon. Are they one color or change colors?

they are one color Blue... i used window to mount them , this made is very easy because i can move them back and forth to get the desired effect
i already ordered another set of lights and sent the company an email and pic of the lights i used the the screen frame to mount them it will be very easy to switch them out ....

post #161 of 538
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started building the front cabinets more pics to come with details

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also ordered the tile for the bar front went with 3x6 glass tile the manager at the tileshop took 200$ off the regular price .....

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Edited by snickers1 - 10/26/12 at 7:06pm
post #162 of 538
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finished the other cabinet still need to the build the doors they will look like the front the columns but will be one large door divided into two sections

still need to finish the lower half the wall on the right side and this week will order the sand for the stage ..... yes i have been delaying that job for as long as i can but the time has come where to move forward i have to finish the dreaded sand!!


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post #163 of 538
It's looking really good! Now get to hauling all that sand, muwahaha

What are you using in your corner traps? I used 12" of fluffy fiberglass held off the back wall.

Tim
post #164 of 538
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It's looking really good! Now get to hauling all that sand, muwahaha
What are you using in your corner traps? I used 12" of fluffy fiberglass held off the back wall.
Tim

i will get those up after the stage filled with sand will be using OC703 2"
post #165 of 538
On the flat, or will you be cutting the triangles?
post #166 of 538
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On the flat, or will you be cutting the triangles?

triangles.... i don't have allot of room back there
post #167 of 538
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has anyone used acoustical foam as a bass trap instead of oc703?
was looking at something like this ??

post #168 of 538
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got a little shipment today

my econowave speaker parts have arrived smile.gif

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post #169 of 538
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So do you think Sandy could effect a theater build???????

why yes she can ..... was planning on filling stage with Sand today .... lowe's and home depot are out all across VA frown.gif
post #170 of 538
You want dry sand anyway, so I'd wait a while. HD tends to store it outside, Lowes inside. Pick through to find the driest bags you can. And try Toys R Us..they call it Play Sand.
post #171 of 538
My HD had two skids of play sand inside. A little more expensive (maybe a dollar per bag) than the cheap stuff they keep outside but well worth it.
post #172 of 538
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You want dry sand anyway, so I'd wait a while. HD tends to store it outside, Lowes inside. Pick through to find the driest bags you can. And try Toys R Us..they call it Play Sand.

Thanks ... looks like Chantilly lowe's has got some so hopefully the store near me will be getting some soon also ..... i have plenty to keep me busy so hopefully next week i they will stocked with sand and i can finish off the stage and move on
post #173 of 538
Nothing like Haulin' sand! Muahaha!
post #174 of 538
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Nothing like Haulin' sand! Muahaha!


i know...... i got myself in the right mind to do it this week and the stores where out ...... now i have to re motivate myself for hopefully next week ........ and your not helping at all with the Mushaha's tongue.gif
post #175 of 538
Ah well, once you have done it, then you just get to do the evil laugh when everyone else has to do it. It's not really THAT bad, it's just a lot of heavy bags and you get to hating it really fast.

I guess it sold out because of the hurricane. Every store I went to (Lowes/HD) had loads of it last summer.

I like your LED strips!
post #176 of 538
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Originally Posted by DavidK442 View Post

The room is really starting to take shape. I like the multistep trim around your soffits and the large corner bass trap (I assume) cabinets in the front.
You asked about acoustical foam for the traps. I don't think there is anything appreciably better for corner traps than good ol' cheap fiberglass batts. (Not even that fancy-dancy OC703 which seems to be difficult to find and more expensive than it should be.)
Looks like you are going with a 2.35 wide screen. Great for a movie shot in that ratio, but everything else in 16:9 format will appear quite small in comparison (just my uneducated oppinion of course). I often wonder why so many mixed use theaters go scope when a constant area screen seems much more flexible. I guess masking is a lot easier when you just have to worry about moving some side panels over.
Looking forward to following the progress. Great job.

thank you .... the cabinets on the stage will house the subwoofers and the base traps will be in the corners behind the cabinets .... as far the foam base traps the ones i posted are actually very cheap m cheaper the OC703 but not sure if they are effective.... yes will be going with scope screen main reason being is the wall is so wide that i think a 16:9 screen wold just get lost on the wall also for future upgrade to maybe a anamorphic lens.....
post #177 of 538
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well seeing i was unable to get any sand for the stage ... i decided to start on the econowave speakers
first i cut on the all the pieces

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they are made from 3/4 MDF and 1/2 mdf and 3/4 for the fronts to give the woofer and horn a recessed look
i used a jasper circle jig and plunge router to cut the circles

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next it was time to put together the all the pieces , everything was glued and screwed

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test fit the fronts but they will be secured at later date after i install the bracing and crossovers

just need to bondo and sand them then prime and paint

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but i was able to test fit them to see how they looked, i am pretty happy with how they are turning out this the first pair speakers i ever built
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and the completed boxes

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and finally something for the wife ...... she bumped into the corner of the stairs the other day so i decided it was time to finish that part off smile.gif
just need to finish the trip that goes under it

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post #178 of 538
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Originally Posted by fax6202 View Post

Don't know if I saw it in your thread somewhere, but have you settled on a counter top for the bar? Granite?

My vote is for Sample 4 -

IMO nothing touches Glass countertops. I agree they are only for certain rooms/styles, and in a HT/bar/gameroom it would really kick a**. Especially if you add some under lighting.

Check out this portfolio.... http://www.thinkglass.com/glass-countertop-residential/kitchen/glass-countertops-kitchen

The room is looking great...keep it up.
post #179 of 538
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Originally Posted by DavidK442 View Post

Not a 16:9 or 2.35, but something in between. You would still go with the scope width, but would make it taller so 16:9 still looks substantial. Main problem is that you will have to live with black bars on either format or rig up a 4-way mask.
I went with a 114" width and 56" height. It gives about 5500 inch^2 at 2.35 and 5600 inch^2 with 16:9.
Just a suggestion, and not something that is commonly done anyway...and yes, the full on Scope screen looks cool! smile.gif


hmm something to think about there thanks for the info .... very much appreciate it
post #180 of 538
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Originally Posted by fax6202 View Post

My vote is for Sample 4 -
IMO nothing touches Glass countertops. I agree they are only for certain rooms/styles, and in a HT/bar/gameroom it would really kick a**. Especially if you add some under lighting.
Check out this portfolio.... http://www.thinkglass.com/glass-countertop-residential/kitchen/glass-countertops-kitchen
The room is looking great...keep it up.



thanks i did end up picking up this glass tile for the front of the bar




i do like the pic you posted also it does kick a#$ ......


damn i just looked at that link those counters look amazing ........
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