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post #31 of 227
In the shipping industry we call the 2 strong dudes from 7-11 "lumpers". Generally their hygiene is questionable, and their wages are negotiable;)


Willie

Don't rush me, Sonny. You rush a miracle man, you get rotten miracles - Miracle Max
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post #32 of 227
I wish BIG had his own HGTV show. That might be the only thing on TV I'd be interested in DVR'ing

On a side note, could one of you post a closeup of the hat channel in one of the corners? I'm curious about how you overlap them, or stop them at the corner. I don't know that there's really any difference so long as there is a gap between the two channels, but I'm curious about how everyone is doing this.
post #33 of 227
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doing inside corner clips and channel

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post #34 of 227
Thanks! That's what I had in mind.
post #35 of 227
I saw signs at my local HD yesterday saying that they can now deliver drywall to wherever you need it, not just the driveway like before. Perhaps that is now an option if they have that in the US (which they probably did years ago since Canada is always catching up with stuff like that).

On a side note, the HD's in my area no longer carry normal weight 1/2"drywall. It's all the ultralight stuff. Going to need to remember that when I actually get to do my basement and get my drywall elsewhere. rolleyes.gif
post #36 of 227
I love BIG's sketches! There are the quick and dirty ones (usually for measurements) and the highly detailed ones (usually for design). It was always fun when he showed up with one in the morning.
post #37 of 227
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The delivery truck arrived at 12:30 they are about 2/3 done bringing it down to the basement.
post #38 of 227
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Originally Posted by damelon View Post

I love BIG's sketches! There are the quick and dirty ones (usually for measurements) and the highly detailed ones (usually for design). It was always fun when he showed up with one in the morning.

You should have framed those in the theater or just outside. lol
post #39 of 227
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That my friend is the greatest perk of all! biggrin.gif
It's nice to see that you're starting over to do everything right. I'd think that ripping apart a finished room would be hard for many people, but it is definitely the right decision to get the best theater possible!
I'm excited to see how this one turns out.

I am struggling with this very thing right now with my partially finished HT build. Kudos to Onevoice2 for doing it right. It is so hard to spend the money knowing it will come out of another part of the budget. But seeing this is inspiring. I am THIS close to going down there right now with a hammer and just finishing the demo!
post #40 of 227
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Originally Posted by damelon View Post

I love BIG's sketches! There are the quick and dirty ones (usually for measurements) and the highly detailed ones (usually for design). It was always fun when he showed up with one in the morning.
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Originally Posted by Shadez336 View Post

You should have framed those in the theater or just outside. lol
Yup, I think I might do that! tongue.gif
post #41 of 227
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Originally Posted by advertguy2 View Post

I saw signs at my local HD yesterday saying that they can now deliver drywall to wherever you need it, not just the driveway like before. Perhaps that is now an option if they have that in the US (which they probably did years ago since Canada is always catching up with stuff like that).

Based on that tip I stopped at HD this AM on the way to my Plan B. here is what I found.

Home Depot
5/8 drywall $10.12 per sheet
delivery $100
carry in fee $3 per sheet
tax on everything
total $972.89

Home Depot uses sub-contractors to perform this service

Capitol Building Supply
drywall $8.96 per sheet
free delivery
carry in fee $2 per sheet (the down a flight of stairs rate)
tax on drywall only
total $718.70

CBS uses employees. At around 10:45 I asked when could I have it. They said we have a truck on it's way back from another delivery we can load it up with this order and send it over. Two guys and a truck arrived at 12:30 and left at 2:40. they immediately looked around the back of the house for the walk in basement door. Of course there isn't one. They were very careful and very unhappy when they saw the stairs. I had a cooler of Ice cold water and sodas ready. I tipped them a total of $1 a sheet.

When I got home I had a message on my phone, My original plan A who on Friday said that this week was going to be pretty busy and they weren't certain of when they could get to it, called to say they could fit me in tomorrow!
Edited by BIGmouthinDC - 7/30/12 at 6:17pm
post #42 of 227
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Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC View Post

Based on that tip I stopped at HD this AM on the way to my Plan B. here is what I found.
Home Depot
5/8 drywall $10.12 per sheet
delivery $100
carry in fee $3 per sheet
tax on everything
total $972.89
Home Depot uses sub-contractors to perform this service
Capitol Building Supply
drywall $8.96 per sheet
free delivery
carry in fee $2 per sheet (the down a flight of stairs rate)
tax on drywall only
total $718.70
CBS uses employees. At around 10:45 I asked when could I have it. They said we have a truck on it's way back from another delivery we can load it up with this order and send it over. Two guys and a truck arrived at 12:30 and left at 2:40. they immediately looked around the back of the house for the walk in basement door. Of course there isn't one. They were very careful and very unhappy when they saw the stairs. I had a cooler of Ice cold water and sodas ready. I tipped them a total of $1 a sheet.
When I got home I had a message on my phone, My original plan A who on Friday said that this week was going to be pretty busy and they weren't certain of when they could get to it, called to say they could fit me in tomorrow!

yep i like capitol and they where also unhappy when i would not let them drive there fork lift through my grass .....
post #43 of 227
I prefer to use one of the local builder supply places as well. Always cheaper and typically better service.
post #44 of 227
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Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC View Post

My last resort will be to get normal garage delivery then round up two strong looking dudes at 7-11 to wrestle 63 sheets down the stairs.

Sounds like you dealt with the drywall issue. I'm available Friday morning if I can help with anything Bud. Seriously, let me know.

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post #45 of 227
Looks great so far!
post #46 of 227
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post #47 of 227
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Originally Posted by Unacceptable View Post

So I guess its safe to assume that every house in Virginia has a theater? tongue.gif

Yup -- I keep leaving them behind each time I move to a bigger house. wink.gif

Seriously, I'm glad to see that BIG has another local build, to be followed soon by another very satisfied local customer...
post #48 of 227
Updates Big!

Enjoy your time off this weekend.

Let us know how things are going if you get the chance.

Pics would be niceeeee...
post #49 of 227
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Yes an Update is due, When the drywall crew called to postpone I rallied some local troops in form of a hands on workshop and we got the two layers up in the room. Big thanks to Popalock, ArmyGuy, Snipe4real and Onevoice2.

Here are some pics of the process which actually wrapped up last Monday.

We rented a lift for the ceiling

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A layer of 5/8 plywood went up for projector mounting purposes,

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somebody once asked how you do an outside column, like this

Fist put up up one side sticking out

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put up the adjacent sheet and use the edge to score and snap the piece sticking out

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doing the putty padded outlets, a black crayon

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this one is for Ted

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What the room looks like

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Some fun with blue tape, showing screen and soffits

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Next some mock up work on the interior design elements and colors. We are planning just some 2 inch deep pilasters not columns with speakers due to the width of the room.

Pilaster design mock up in MDF and pine

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In place with proposed colors (Damelon's leftover fabric)

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I've been working on the soffits and lighting last week and will post some pics of that work this week.
Edited by BIGmouthinDC - 8/12/12 at 5:49pm
post #50 of 227
That pilaster design is sweet. How did you come up and also make that?
post #51 of 227
Thread Starter 
I asked Onevoice2 what theater he really liked. He had this picture as inspiration (those are TKliving design grills).

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those grills are available but we looked into the price and it was not in the project budget.
I then did a Google search for inspirational images, I liked these

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I worked on a design

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It is just strips of clear pine wood pinned and glued to a 1/2 inch MDF board

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Edited by BIGmouthinDC - 8/12/12 at 8:30pm
post #52 of 227
Big,

You just blew my mind. What I wouldn't give for that blend of artistic and carpentry talent! You should have seen the hack job of a speaker box I made for my LMS Ultra’s this past weekend. It’s only the second box I’ve ever built and it shows. lol

I couldn't stand it and I just had to get the boys up and running to test them out in my space.

I just found out my sister-in-law is coming down this Saturday from NY. Considering I would be the only dude in the crew, I’m going to do everything I can to weasel out of a day of shopping and squawking to come help with this build again. I had SO much fun helping and learning the other weekend so I'm looking forward to round 2. Don’t worry, Coke ZERO is on me this time.
post #53 of 227
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We rented a lift for the ceiling

BACK THE TRUCK UP! You didn't use the LOGAN-BRIT Drywall Lift Rental Company? I'm devastated, DEVASTATED, I tell you.
post #54 of 227
Are there any drawbacks to those speaker grills? Because I really dig how they look (or your DIY ones, especially cool.gif )
post #55 of 227
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Originally Posted by tlogan6797 View Post

BACK THE TRUCK UP! You didn't use the LOGAN-BRIT Drywall Lift Rental Company? I'm devastated, DEVASTATED, I tell you.

I thought you guys sold it long ago, otherwise I would have used it.
post #56 of 227
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Originally Posted by NickTheGreat View Post

Are there any drawbacks to those speaker grills? Because I really dig how they look (or your DIY ones, especially cool.gif )

Only if they block the speakers. In this case they are purely decorative.
post #57 of 227
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BEAUTIFUL design, Big! Love it!
post #58 of 227
I bet you could just sell those and make a killing big lol
post #59 of 227
Add a little stained glass in there and BIG could build a cathedral.
post #60 of 227
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Add a little stained glass in there and BIG could build a cathedral.

Lets face it, with Big's help it is going to look like a cathedral even without stained glass.
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