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post #211 of 538
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also finished up all the recessed lights

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the only thing that i am little disappointed in is between the columns there is shadow at the top that i am a little concerned there won't be enough light to show off the baltic blue gom panels
what do you guys think? imo i think the space is to small to ad more lights .... i dunno maybe i am just being a little picky

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post #212 of 538
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Originally Posted by mcascio View Post

Oooh la la. Brings back fond memories.
Very sharp looking. I enjoyed this part of the project since the work produces more noticable results.
Keep it up. The room is taking shape!

thank you that means a lot coming from you .... your theater was huge inspiration and the fact you cut no corners and paid so much attention to detail taught me to do the same because i the extra you spend measuring again or making sure the fit and finish is good makes all the difference ......
post #213 of 538
Excellent work snickers! That trim work looks fabulous! biggrin.gif

Personally, I think that the panels will look fine with the light. I really like the "light arc" on the wall that having lights in the soffit produces. It looks like you've still got a pretty large well-lit area to show off the blue.
post #214 of 538
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Excellent work snickers! That trim work looks fabulous! biggrin.gif
Personally, I think that the panels will look fine with the light. I really like the "light arc" on the wall that having lights in the soffit produces. It looks like you've still got a pretty large well-lit area to show off the blue.

thanks i think our right .... i asked a friend also and he said he would have never noticed unless i told him what i was seeing ..... i think when your working on your own space you start to see every little thing
post #215 of 538
I think additional lights between the columns would be too much. The shadow lines look fine to me. Different bulbs cast different shadow lines, not just the beam spread but the crispness along the shadow. You could experiment with a few different bulbs if you aren't happy with the current look.

The woodwork looks fantastic. I can tell you spent a lot of time making everything right.
post #216 of 538
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I think additional lights between the columns would be too much. The shadow lines look fine to me. Different bulbs cast different shadow lines, not just the beam spread but the crispness along the shadow. You could experiment with a few different bulbs if you aren't happy with the current look.
The woodwork looks fantastic. I can tell you spent a lot of time making everything right.

ya i didn't think about different bulbs that will be something i will experiment with once the panels are in place... Thanks for the compliment, this is the part i have i really enjoyed like Mario said earlier at this stage you see how the trim makes such a huge difference in how everything looks.. before i prime everything i will probably spend a few days just going over every inch of all the work work to make sure everything is smooth and that all seams are filled ... one thing i have been happy about is i think i have only used a small amount of caulk thus far .... i have only used a little over half a tube and that includes trim work in the rest of basement so not even a full tube for the entire basement eek.gif
post #217 of 538
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Outstanding build!

VERY impressed with the whole thing, especially the speaker build!
post #218 of 538
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Subscribed!
Outstanding build!
VERY impressed with the whole thing, especially the speaker build!

Thank you .... getting everything ready to be primed have already applied one coat of sanding sealer still need to sand it and then apply one more coat and sand again before priming also will start building the fabric panels soon and also the screen wall treatments ...... it's a marathon for sure
post #219 of 538
WOW! Awesome job with the trim. That is going to look fantastic when you are all done! Keep up the good work>
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ya i didn't think about different bulbs that will be something i will experiment with once the panels are in place... Thanks for the compliment, this is the part i have i really enjoyed like Mario said earlier at this stage you see how the trim makes such a huge difference in how everything looks.. before i prime everything i will probably spend a few days just going over every inch of all the work work to make sure everything is smooth and that all seams are filled ... one thing i have been happy about is i think i have only used a small amount of caulk thus far .... i have only used a little over half a tube and that includes trim work in the rest of basement so not even a full tube for the entire basement eek.gif

Not sure what color you are planning to go with for the painting of the trim and columns, but with black, there was little need for caulk. The shadows hide everything. I think we caulked in about 2 or 3 corners of the crown and that was it as far as the trim goes.
post #221 of 538
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Not sure what color you are planning to go with for the painting of the trim and columns, but with black, there was little need for caulk. The shadows hide everything. I think we caulked in about 2 or 3 corners of the crown and that was it as far as the trim goes.

there is already a super nice black theater out there tongue.gif
so i with baltic blue fabric panels and
the paint will be solitude from BM

http://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/paint-color/solitude
post #222 of 538
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there is already a super nice black theater out there tongue.gif
so i with baltic blue fabric panels and
the paint will be solitude from BM
http://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/paint-color/solitude

Cool. It'll be neat to see the color transformation. Keep it going!
post #223 of 538
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Cool. It'll be neat to see the color transformation. Keep it going!

thanks ..... can i borrow your father in law for a week LOL!!
post #224 of 538
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thanks ..... can i borrow your father in law for a week LOL!!

It's gonna be longer than a week! I was surprised how long the painting/priming process takes. Totally took it for granted.
post #225 of 538
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It's gonna be longer than a week! I was surprised how long the painting/priming process takes. Totally took it for granted.

really?? when it gets closer i will pm you with some ?'s if there is something i can't get answered from the painting section of your thread .... i know to get that "plastic" look you guys used very nice fine brushes to eliminate the brush lines ...but i will read through that section again....
post #226 of 538
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Riser time been busy with work so have not been able to get down into the basement and also just needed to take a couple days away from it... been going at this basement for i think 8 months straight and just was not feeling it for a couple days... but then the fabric i ordered came in and all the motivation quickly returned amazing how when things come on that you ordered how much you get motivated rolleyes.gif

anyway i my room is not big enough to have two rows of recliner theater seats so front row will be 3 recliner theater seats and second row will be traditional theater seats
front row

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second row

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the riser is built with 2x8's and 2x6's
according the riser height calculator my second row will need to just under 10" , so for the rear row i will build 2" platform for just the seats that way when people step up on the riser they won't feel so close to the ceiling

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soon will be time to start fabric panels.. just ordered the porter cable Upholstery Stapler should be here tuesday ... hopefully ups gets it right this time ... the other day they left my fabric at one the neighbors house!!!!

also have linaccoustic coming

baltic blue

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also got the basetraps in place

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post #227 of 538
Wow! I your project looks awesome!

Cannot wait to see the "end" result!

PS... Dumpster diving tomorrow!
post #228 of 538
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Wow! I your project looks awesome!
Cannot wait to see the "end" result!
PS... Dumpster diving tomorrow!

Thanks!!!

if it makes you feel any better i am working 7am to 7pm tomorrow tongue.gif
post #229 of 538
Man, I have been so intrigued with everyone's builds on this forum. I am a new guy to this forum. There is some serious talent out there. I am always battling trying to pull myself away from all of this, but I think I have been bitten by the HT bug. I have the perfect detached garage for a theater, but 5 kids have taken up all my monetary tools. Lol. Yet, it has been worth every penny. I think I will just some up all the info I can for now until I'm able to free up money and time for my dream to come true. Just wanted to give credit to all of you on this forum for all your creative talent. Keep up the good work and awesome pics. I will see u all soon with my thread.
post #230 of 538
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counter tops , was looking for ideas on doing something different then just doing granite tops for the bar and countertops, i had heard that concrete can look really cool so found this site http://concretecountertopsolutions.com has anyone seen or done a concrete counter top before?

one of things that has me interested beside the cost saving over granite is that there will be no seams.. but my concern is can it be done and look as good if not better then a granite top.

i am definitely doing more research on this , for me the idea that almost everything single thing in this build has been built by my hands, i have only contracting out a small amount of hvac and drywall finishing other than that this has been built by me. so the idea of building my own counter tops intrigues me...
post #231 of 538
The space is looking stunning,

There have been some threads a while back on pouring your own, I actually kicked the idea around to do one for my basement bathroom.
Edited by BIGmouthinDC - 12/18/12 at 10:18am
post #232 of 538
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The space is looking stunning,
There have been some thread a while back on pouring your own, I actually kicked the idea around to do one for my basement bathroom.

Here is the thread: http://www.avsforum.com/t/1151574/making-concrete-bar-tops
post #233 of 538
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The space is looking stunning,
There have been some thread a while back on pouring your own, I actually kicked the idea around to do one for my basement bathroom.

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Here is the thread: http://www.avsforum.com/t/1151574/making-concrete-bar-tops


Thanks Big!!

i actually came across that thread and i liked the results it looks really good, it was done in 2009 and looks like there has been some advances in the way of for DIY'ers
i like the idea of the forms from the http://concretecountertopsolutions.com/products/edge-profiles/half-bullnose-package/
i may order there full instructional DVD just to see how the there process works. i love the idea of the countertop being poured in place .....

more to come on this one.......
post #234 of 538
We did a concrete fireplace "mantle" at our last house that came out pretty nice and a stamped concrete patio in the back. The fireplace was actually done in pieces due to the size, but was a pretty cool surface. You can do a variety of textures and colors and such so there is a good chance to have something unique.
post #235 of 538
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fabric panel time ... today started out rocky my porter cable stabler came in but i didn't order staples and thought depot or lowe's would have them ..... WRONG!!
Mr big came to the rescue and had a box so me and my son jumped in the car and headed out to his place... we spent about hour chatting and he big answered all my sons ?'s, My son thought it was very cool to see a awesome Finished theater for once smile.gif

once i got back home and ate a quick dinner the it was off to the basement to try my hand at making fabric panels...

first the frames
1x2's and used my handy dandy kregg jig for securing them together
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then it was time to try to attach some fabric

the pics don't do it justice at all i will try to take better pics later and will also document the panel making process and the attaching of the fabric

the color i choose was baltic blue
the first one i was worried the fabric was not tight enough and ended making is tad to tight and it caused a slight bow ... but it was fixed by putting in a center support
lesson learned no need to pull wicked tight

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and after a few hours i had 4 made .. i also attached a small scrap at the bottom so i can remove to paint once the room is painted i will either tuck the scrap under or just remove all the panels friction mount and so far they all have come out nice and snug ...the frames where cut with 8th inch to spare to leave room for the fabric.

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this pic was done with the flash and it came out like crap but at least it gives a better idea on the color of the fabric
you can the wall and braces through the fabric but in person you can not see anything except i nice blue panel

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post #236 of 538
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the first one i was worried the fabric was not tight enough and ended making is tad to tight and it caused a slight bow ... but it was fixed by putting in a center support
lesson learned no need to pull wicked tight

I haven't heard "wicked" tossed around since I lived in Massachusetts. Did you used to live there?

The panels look great. Your room is really starting to come together. Not sure which staples you got from Big, but I found these on Amazon for a good price. I haven't had any problems with them in the Porter Cable stapler.
http://www.amazon.com/C06-8-Inch-Length-Galvanized-Staples/dp/B000KM300A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1355890259&sr=8-1&keywords=grex+staples
post #237 of 538
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I haven't heard "wicked" tossed around since I lived in Massachusetts. Did you used to live there?
The panels look great. Your room is really starting to come together. Not sure which staples you got from Big, but I found these on Amazon for a good price. I haven't had any problems with them in the Porter Cable stapler.
http://www.amazon.com/C06-8-Inch-Length-Galvanized-Staples/dp/B000KM300A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1355890259&sr=8-1&keywords=grex+staples

LOL!!! my parents are from Rhode island and my wife was born and raised in Maine and we lots of friends and family from Mass.. so it just rubbed off on me smile.gif

those are the ones Big gave me
i just thought the big box stores stocked them but they don't and i anxious to get started on the panels so big was kind to hook me up... next time i will order a head of time

Thanks i was to tired to take better pics but man the panels make a huge difference can't wait for the room to have paint and then see how the panels pop smile.gif
post #238 of 538
Love the blue panels.

Spaceman, Based on your advice I ordered a couple of boxes of the Grex. Haven't used them myself, Snickers is the test case. I forgot how much cheaper they are than the other brand.
post #239 of 538
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Love the blue panels.
Spaceman, Based on your advice I ordered a couple of boxes of the Grex. Haven't used them myself, Snickers is the test case. I forgot how much cheaper they are than the other brand.

Thanks Big they would not of happened today without your help Thank you again ....
I have nothing to reference the staples to because this was my first time working with fabric panels .... but they stapled and the fabric is nice and snug tongue.gif

oh here is the color of fabric i told you about today on the website it looks tan but in person it is grey like a nickel
http://www.fabricmatestore.com/p-426-fr701-coin.aspx

i will have to take pic with it next to the baltic or when i buy you that beer smile.gif i will just bring the sample
post #240 of 538
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Love the blue panels.
Spaceman, Based on your advice I ordered a couple of boxes of the Grex. Haven't used them myself, Snickers is the test case. I forgot how much cheaper they are than the other brand.

I've gone through almost 2 boxes without a jam or misfire. Can't beat the price.
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