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post #241 of 538
Those panels look great! Love the baltic blue. I might have missed it, but what color are you painting the lower MDF and columns?
post #242 of 538
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Originally Posted by GWCR View Post

Those panels look great! Love the baltic blue. I might have missed it, but what color are you painting the lower MDF and columns?
the lower mdf and the columns and light trey will all be solitude grey
http://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/paint-color/solitude
post #243 of 538
Great combination. That's going to look sharp!
post #244 of 538
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better shots and also screen wall!!!

i changed to better lens on the camera so here is some better shots of the fabric panels
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shot of how i did around the switch box (temp switches)
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i have had these foam wedges for a while and i just wanted to see how they would turn out so what the heck i was off to the races

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later i will have blue led up lights behind to screen to give i nice affect
post #245 of 538
Neat!
post #246 of 538
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Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC View Post

Neat!

thanks!! quick ? when doing the fabric panels are the staples suppose to be as close as i did them like around the light switch box ?? just seems like a ton of staples but the panels is very secure that is for sure biggrin.gif
post #247 of 538
a staple width to two staple widths apart, Yours are a little overkill, not that it is bad, just slower.
post #248 of 538
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Originally Posted by snickers1 View Post

thanks!! quick ? when doing the fabric panels are the staples suppose to be as close as i did them like around the light switch box ?? just seems like a ton of staples but the panels is very secure that is for sure biggrin.gif

Your staples are fine. In fact, I wouldn't go any further apart. If you go to any good "how to upholster" website you will see they put in tons of staples at relatively even internals to distribute the load of holding the cloth tightly and permanently. Besides, staples are quick and cheap!
post #249 of 538
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Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC View Post

a staple width to two staple widths apart, Yours are a little overkill, not that it is bad, just slower.

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Originally Posted by TMcG View Post

Your staples are fine. In fact, I wouldn't go any further apart. If you go to any good "how to upholster" website you will see they put in tons of staples at relatively even internals to distribute the load of holding the cloth tightly and permanently. Besides, staples are quick and cheap!

thanks guys ..... quick and cheap????? HA!!! cheap yes quick no... trust me i looked all over for them yesterday no stores carry them .... quick to ship from amazon maybe LOL!!
post #250 of 538
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Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC View Post

a staple width to two staple widths apart, Yours are a little overkill, not that it is bad, just slower.

notice how the baltic blue looks little different from your room with it being on the bottom and mine being on top and i think for now my room is much brighter because of the extra work lights.... i still hope my end results are close to your workmanship smile.gif
post #251 of 538
I like the blue better in your space than mine, I look forward to seeing how all your colors come together.
post #252 of 538
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I like the blue better in your space than mine, I look forward to seeing how all your colors come together.

thanks ..... oh no your room is beautiful ..... but now the pressure is on for sure .....

i wonder if i am the only one that my day is made when Big says your space looks great LOL!!!!
post #253 of 538
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took a little break well sorta ...my friends wife has been watching my progress and after there basement got logan'ed by Sandy, she decided she wanted to updated there media room
so i helped him build a small stage 2x6's with a little curve looks very nice ...... once they saw that part done now they want a soffit and curve above the stage and middle atlantic rack the pulls out and swivels ...
i think they got the bug ........ they really have a great rom to go all out if they really wanted to and that is the hard part for me because i see what the room could be but it is not mine, so my vision is very different from theres but i am very happy to help them fulfill what they want from the room.... they already have the panny 7000 and a elite screen but he wanting to go to bigger screen that is acoustic so i will recommend a nice seymour screen 140" .

they bought all the wood to finish my riser just for building them a stage so it was a nice trade it thought.... he had a day laborer there doing some work outside on the whole house generator they will be installed this weekend
and he had already bought the wood for the stage the night before so it was nice to show up to build the stage and watch the helped carry all the sand in smile.gif
post #254 of 538
Rich, any updates on the build?
post #255 of 538
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Was visiting my parents over Christmas so no work got done, but home now and working on the riser and the rest of the fabric panels so should have updated pics up soon ... Hope everyone had a great Christmas and a happy new year... Back to work everyone !! Lets hope this year brings some more great builds.
Edited by snickers1 - 1/1/13 at 9:46am
post #256 of 538
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fabric panels almost complete just have one left and also 98% of the riser is done

the wife wanted to test out her new nikon 1 J1 camera so i let go to town taking pics ... she is still learning it
but when she has the settings right it takes incredible pics

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only reason why i didn't not finish the last panel is because i still decided exactly how i want to do it because the bar top starts right where the panel will end, but i think i have figured it out and will finish it tomorrow
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some pics of the basetraps

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hoping to finish the last fabric panel tomorrow and also the front and back of the riser wall... then it is off to trimming the rest of the basement and the bar and the floor around the bar and the equipment closet OY!!!! so much to do
post #257 of 538
Awesome job! Looks fantastic.
post #258 of 538
Great work! That looks awesome!
post #259 of 538
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worked on the riser

i had some 3/4 mdf left over so used that for the outer pieces of the riser then used 1/2 mdf for the front and back.
trimmed it out with base molding and the used the same base but upside down along the top.

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i think on the back i am do shadow boxes like what is is below the chair rail in the theater area.
post #260 of 538
That looks fantastic! Great job!
post #261 of 538
too bad you have to hang a screen in front of those speakers and foam wedges.
post #262 of 538
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Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC View Post

too bad you have to hang a screen in front of those speakers and foam wedges.

i am hoping that the lights i put behind will make it so you can see the speakers and wedges .... after all that work i will put 20 lights back there to get the effect i want LOL!!!!

i am hoping that combo of blue and white spots lights will do the trick .... i know sandmanx got to work ... but i think his pic is photoshoped ... will see i guess wink.gif
post #263 of 538
I haven't checked in here for awhile and WOW! Looks GREAT! Keep up the momentum.
post #264 of 538
Looks great! Please tell me you have a paint sprayer to handle all the painting coming your way....
post #265 of 538
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Originally Posted by tlogan6797 View Post

I haven't checked in here for awhile and WOW! Looks GREAT! Keep up the momentum.

Thanks!! i still have so much to do ... if i was just building the theater i would feel like i was in the home stretch somewhat but it is a whole basement build so the list doesn't seem to be getting any shorter

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Looks great! Please tell me you have a paint sprayer to handle all the painting coming your way....

i do have one and i used for priming the whole basement, to be honest i hated using it maybe i am just not very good at it but it just seemed so messy.... so i think i will be just taking my time and using the roller and brush
I would pay money to have Mario's father in law from the Cinemar build come down and paint my room LOL!! , i love the way the paint turned out in his room.
post #266 of 538
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finished Riser.... decided to ad shadow boxes to the back the riser because there will not be stools there all the time and i thought i just looked plain so added them

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post #267 of 538
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I have been looking at plain MDF long enough time to start priming

all the MDF has two coats sand and sealer and was sanded to a smooth finish, went through and cleaned up the room and took a tack rag to everything before started to priming,
and then i was off...... the room 5 hours later of taking my time and got a little over half done.... the two coats of sanding sealer mad a huge difference the paint went on so nice and smooth i tested one column and took steal wool to it once it was dry and it silky smooth i will do this to everything else once done and also between the first and final coat of paint.

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then decided to try the panorama function of the iphone 5 ... came out a little fuzzy but still pretty cool
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let everything dry for about 6 hours and then put the panels back in ... i would leave them out but afraid they may flex or warp if leave them out to long.... they would probably be fine but i am just paranoid i guess

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post #268 of 538
Wow. Really looking sharp. Keep up the motivation level and you'll be done in no time.
post #269 of 538
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Originally Posted by mcascio View Post

Wow. Really looking sharp. Keep up the motivation level and you'll be done in no time.

Thanks Mario!!.... i know this is part i have to take my time on and it will pay off... i still look back on your build to keep me motivated....
post #270 of 538
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finished priming the the theater and i also have decided on the shade of grey for the final color

also got the final coat the ceiling used a matte finish this time ..first time i used ultra flat bad bad idea a simple touch and you made a mark and could wipe it away
if you stand on the riser you can barley touch the ceiling so the matte finish gives me the ability to wipe it off is someone feels the need to touch the ceiling

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now that it is all primed i have taking 180 grit sanding block to it and every thing is very smooth

**painting tip ...the guy at Benjamin Moore gave a good tip for filling small nail wholes ... crest toothpaste ... i tested it and it worked was surprised... no sanding and no shrinking


this will be the final color sweatshirt grey

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also got sample door in today for the bar area

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going to try to get samples of these three color's of masland carpet

#1 Graphite

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#2 Union Square

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#3 St. Marks Square

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