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post #91 of 538
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Originally Posted by snickers1 View Post

if only i had a full size window ...we did put a fan at the sliding glass door that helped ..... i am curious what did you do to get the floor clean again so when finish work starts your not tracking white foot prints every where..... shop vac is not gonna get the job done

So long ago I can't remember, I have a shop vac and I have a mop and bucket with a wringer.
post #92 of 538
For the dried on globs of stuff, it's pretty easy to scrape up and vacuum up. For the dust, I used damp sponge mop. I also used the low dust compound for any fixes I need to do. When you sand it, it mostly falls straight to the floor and can be vacuumed.

You probably want to make sure you use micro filter for the vac or you end up just blowing it around.
post #93 of 538
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Originally Posted by tlogan6797 View Post

For the dried on globs of stuff, it's pretty easy to scrape up and vacuum up. For the dust, I used damp sponge mop. I also used the low dust compound for any fixes I need to do. When you sand it, it mostly falls straight to the floor and can be vacuumed.
You probably want to make sure you use micro filter for the vac or you end up just blowing it around.


thanks guys will pick up a few more filters for the shop vac and after i have swept'd and vacuumed will do the damp mop trick

what did you think of colors ?
post #94 of 538
Reds, grays, black....works for me.
post #95 of 538
If you can get away with it.. a Bissel Carpet Cleaner works great.

The trick is to do it while your wife isn't home.

Oh, and if you use it against bare concrete tape the front corners, because they will wear off as you drag it. Needless to say, I didn't get away with it.

Tim
post #96 of 538
Just a thought, Rent a carpet cleaner, the kind that squirts hot water and picks it up with a vacuum.
post #97 of 538
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Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC View Post

Just a thought, Rent a carpet cleaner, the kind that squirts hot water and picks it up with a vacuum.

good idea i just want it cleaned up so when the finish work starts i will be tracking white foot prints everywhere and upstairs
post #98 of 538
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drywall guys finished the sanding today ...picked up the primer tonight and tomorrow will be spent cleaning up the floors and whipping down the walls before priming ....
drywall guys took longer then i thought/was told..... and they sorta complained a awful lot about how hard they worked all day on there day jobs so i really did not feel bad having them treated all the theater walls as if they where not going to covered with with fabric smile.gif .... they sorta annoyed me a little ...they did great work no doubt but with that came a little much complaining ....o well the stage of the game is done ...looking forward to moving onto the finishing stages
post #99 of 538
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Originally Posted by snickers1 View Post

need some opinions on colors , the carpet is silver lake house of jewels, cabinets are Sturbridge (red birch) and the laminate for the bar area is a black slate

I like the colors. I have to say my cabinets look a lot like yours, and I bought them at Ikea. Very good quality for the money and get lots of compliments on them. Perhaps it might save you money (or not). One other thing, tile is cheap if you lay it yourself and I think it would add value to your room vs laminate flooring. I like the look of your laminate but would recommend considering tile. I layed all the tile in my bar area in just a few hours.

Here is a pic I took during my build:
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post #100 of 538
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I like the colors. I have to say my cabinets look a lot like yours, and I bought them at Ikea. Very good quality for the money and get lots of compliments on them. Perhaps it might save you money (or not). One other thing, tile is cheap if you lay it yourself and I think it would add value to your room vs laminate flooring. I like the look of your laminate but would recommend considering tile. I layed all the tile in my bar area in just a few hours.
Here is a pic I took during my build:
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thanks for the tip i will look into tiling over laminate ...... i looked at ikea but it seems to not be very common to find a microwave base cabinet so will be ordering RTA cabs from here
http://www.kabinetking.com/js-international-cabinets-sturbridge-kitchen-cabinets.html
post #101 of 538
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got to priming this weekend the walls in the theater really didn't need to be primed because they will be covered with wall treatments
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post #102 of 538
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alos primed the bar area


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post #103 of 538
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trying to nail down the colors

theater area tops all walls will be the baltic blue tom

bottom half of wall will be mdf and shadow box and columns will be done very similar to cimemars but will the lower middle grey also the soffit will be the same color and

have not decided if i want the ceiling to be black or a dark grey ...looking for any opinions ??

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bar area and game room colors , walls the middle grey and ceiling the top lighter grey the whole room will have crown molding maybe light grey or even white again opinions are welcome

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post #104 of 538
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also got the fan mounted int he equipment closet


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post #105 of 538
Darker the better for the ceiling, but I have to say I like the look of the dark grey. You are making great progress, keep it up!
post #106 of 538
I would go black for the ceiling.. or perhaps a dark blue. Since your walls are blue, I think you could swing either one.

Check this:
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Benjamin Moore "Old Navy"

It's way darker in the fan deck. If you follow the link to the BM site it also pairs with a couple of grays.

Tim
post #107 of 538
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Originally Posted by Mr.Tim View Post

I would go black for the ceiling.. or perhaps a dark blue. Since your walls are blue, I think you could swing either one.
Check this:
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Benjamin Moore "Old Navy"
It's way darker in the fan deck. If you follow the link to the BM site it also pairs with a couple of grays.
Tim


wow didn't even think of that but i really like that defiantly going to get a color chip of that thank you
post #108 of 538
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Originally Posted by Mr.Tim View Post

I would go black for the ceiling.. or perhaps a dark blue. Since your walls are blue, I think you could swing either one.
Check this:

Benjamin Moore "Old Navy"
It's way darker in the fan deck. If you follow the link to the BM site it also pairs with a couple of grays.
Tim

I agree w/ Mr. Tim. I am doing a very similar gray color scheme for the rest of the basement. It really looks good, it also allows you to go with almost any contrasting color.

Keep up the good work
post #109 of 538
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Originally Posted by fax6202 View Post

I agree w/ Mr. Tim. I am doing a very similar gray color scheme for the rest of the basement. It really looks good, it also allows you to go with almost any contrasting color.
Keep up the good work


Ok now i feel foolish i liked the navy blue so much never even clicked the link lol..... i used BM to on 1st and 2nd floor of the house and love there paint so will stop by there this weekend and pick the navey and the two greycolors that got with it ... thanks again guys
post #110 of 538
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decided it was time to make this room look like a theater ...time to build a stage

thanks to the bacon Race and Cinemar for such great detail in there stages smile.gif and how could not thank Big more on that later

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we laid down thirty pound roofing felt and then framed the stage with 2x 10's

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post #111 of 538
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next came two layers of 5/8 plywood


thanks big for the great idea on the jig plan

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ran out of plywood for the bottom step


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and coarse the tape goes up to see what is will look like with the screen

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post #112 of 538
The stage looks great!

What screen size are you going with. Your last picture makes it seem like you could go bigger.
post #113 of 538
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Originally Posted by aaustin View Post

The stage looks great!
What screen size are you going with. Your last picture makes it seem like you could go bigger.

have not decided yet either 115 or 120 leaning towards the 115 only because of where the first of seating will land but will see smile.gif
post #114 of 538
Excellent work on the stage! Have fun with the sand.
post #115 of 538
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Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC View Post

Excellent work on the stage! Have fun with the sand.

I know!!! going to need 50 or so bags ... the stage is not as big as one you built for the bacon race and he used i think 70 + bags
that little jig you showed us for making the final round cuts works perfectly made it so easy
Edited by snickers1 - 9/9/12 at 6:15am
post #116 of 538
Looking good! Wish mine was that wide. Bigger Screen!! biggrin.gif

Do you plan to fill every cavity under the plywood you have cut or just the large rectangular ones??
post #117 of 538
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Originally Posted by vanice View Post

Looking good! Wish mine was that wide. Bigger Screen!! biggrin.gif
Do you plan to fill every cavity under the plywood you have cut or just the large rectangular ones??

i will be removing the plywood to fill the stage with sand the whole thing will be filled except the first step that will be insulation
post #118 of 538
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so today was a tough decision 1. pick up the sand and fill the stage 2. start the soffit hmmmm this was a tuff one to decide

the soffit design is pretty much the same as the bacon race ... this was the first theater build i followed and really wanted to incorporate some the designs used and the soffit is simple yet very nice looking

i will be making slight change to the design more on that in later post ....

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the soffit is 10 inch tall the light tray will come out a additional 6 inches to accommodate three inch lights and blue rope light

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her is the mock up the light tray the moldings will be rounded off with a rotor

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will make the light tray above the stage rounded to match the curve of the stage

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i was going to make the center beam just like the soffit with light trays on either side of but decided it would make the room look like two separate rooms so now i am just going box it in just like you normally would and paint the same color as the ceiling to make it sorta disappear

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post #119 of 538
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ok ? on rope lighting for the tray lighting
i found this site that has dimmable led rope lights http://www.ledropelightsandmore.com/blue-led-rope-lights.html

what would be the major difference in these and incandescent rope light?
Edited by snickers1 - 9/17/12 at 10:26am
post #120 of 538
I just came across your thread tonight - you are subscribed. I look forward to seeing it all come together!
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