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Originally Posted by Tom J. Davis View Post

Big comes to Indiana!
Be a fun one to watch. Im only 20 minutes from Columbus!

Tom you are welcome to visit anytime if you are interested.
Vik
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Deck it out like the A-Team van and no questions will be asked... biggrin.gif

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post #34 of 983
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Another day.

Finished framing the stage and riser, sand delivered , picked up the OSB, developed a wiring strategy, Started filling the stage with sand. Did I mention we had sliders from White Castle for lunch. It's probably been a decade since I savored that Delicacy.

Vikgrao and I tweaked the stage design and returned it closer to the inspiration photo roots.

Here is the result

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I should point out that every board was a different length and needed to be cut at a different angle.

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Vikgrao passed the AVS Theater Builder Official Rite of Passage by carrying over a ton of sand into the theater

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Some shots of the finished riser steps

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Edited by BIGmouthinDC - 11/5/12 at 7:36pm
post #35 of 983
This entire build came from pretty much an AVS layout. Nice! Looks like a great build! Excited to see how it turns out!
Edited by SierraMikeBravo - 11/6/12 at 9:37am
post #36 of 983
Actually The room was already built before i payed for the AVS layout services. I got the advice of Sound proofing Company that is from Ted White John Hile and also BigmouthinDC who flew in in March to advice my local contractors to build the room. Afterwords I ended up getting a lot more than the AVS layout since Dennis personally tweaked the layout further in general and in terms of extra Quest Ceiling treatments, surround speaker planning , riser acoustics and projector placement.

Just when i was thinking no more design modification was possible, BigmouthinDC today took the design a notch higher by incorporating certain difficult to build design elements which were part of my original inspiration theater. smile.gif

Feels good when the right brains are behind your theater build. The only downside is my pockets are getting emptied faster than i expected and I am already thinking of and planning for my next Build. biggrin.gif
Edited by vikgrao - 11/6/12 at 11:10am
post #37 of 983
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Tom you are welcome to visit anytime if you are interested.
Vik

Thank you. I'll have to take you up on that offer one of these days.
post #38 of 983
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Thank you. I'll have to take you up on that offer one of these days.

You've already missed an opportunity to carry the sand, how about helping paint the ceiling black? We welcome volunteer labor.
post #39 of 983
Cool! Both the stage and riser have an artistic difference to them that really sets them apart.
post #40 of 983
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I should point out that every board was a different length and needed to be cut at a different angle.
Did Dennis supply the measurements in the drawing, or was that something you had to work out on site?
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The curve was changed significantly from Dennis's sketch. but lengths and angles need to be determined on-site irregardless.
post #42 of 983
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Worked continued today but I swear with all the curves and special tweaks we are incorporating into the project it seams like everything is taking three times longer. This morning we finished filling 100% of the stage with sand, not just the big areas, but every nook and cranny got lined with plastic and filled with dry play sand

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Then the decking went on. Three layers of 5/8 OSB with green glue between layers.

Then the curves needed to be cut after drawing the overhang with my special edge drawing tool.

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Vikgrao wanted a special edge treatment to hide the rope lights that will remain a secret until it is proven. But it required that the first layer be cut at a different overhang than the others, did I mention three times longer?

We finally buttoned up the asymmetrical two level stage.

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All for tonight, I think Vikgrao has some pictures on his camera.
post #43 of 983
Do you endeavor to keep GG away from the edge to avoid getting it on your blade, or is that a non-issue?
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Wow, the way Big worked today and everyday since he came made me realize what sets him apart from other home theater builders who i encountered previously at my friends builds. Big does not just build home theaters because he is getting paid to do it. He does it out of pure passion and literally treats every build like he is building his own theater. His Obsession for detail and the wealth of knowledge he displays when describing the scientific principle behind every little thing he is doing is amazing! The best part is he is like a one man army with amazing cardio! Just to keep up with the pace at which he works all day is not easy. I am really glad i got the opportunity to have Big build my theater!!
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Do you endeavor to keep GG away from the edge to avoid getting it on your blade, or is that a non-issue?

You try your best to keep it away from the edges. But even if you fail the blades seam to be self cleaning when GG is in a liquid state, hands not so much. I have a pair of shoes with waffle treads that got so gummed up from sloppy guest workers (puddles everywhere) that I save for hanging drywall day.
post #46 of 983
Have you tried WD40 for getting GG off of your hands and tools? It worked well for me, but I'm not sure if there is anything else that works better.
post #47 of 983
Good thread as usual! cool.gif
post #48 of 983
Vikgrao, tentative delivery date for your screen is 11/18. smile.gif

Big, nice job on the curves. A lot of people are intimidated by curves, but they are not that bad to do, just takes a little more time.
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post #49 of 983
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Going to be an awesome theater, I love the curves and asymmetrical design elements.

One question I have (there is no snark intended at all) regarding filling the stage with sand. I know the purpose but what happens if you get water in the basement? It has to all be shoveled/removed, the area dried and new sand put back in?
post #50 of 983
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Hope that the cause of the flooding is covered by your insurance and let the contractor rip it out and redo.
post #51 of 983
smile.gif Thats what I figured, thanks Big.
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Vikgrao, tentative delivery date for your screen is 11/18. smile.gif
Big, nice job on the curves. A lot of people are intimidated by curves, but they are not that bad to do, just takes a little more time.

I can count only a handful of people i encountered in my life who literally take the customer service and satisfaction to the next level!..Thanks Mike! its has been pleasure doing business with you since early this year smile.gif
post #53 of 983
Jeff i am already missing you come back soon! smile.gif
post #54 of 983
Thread Starter 
Anybody following along there will be a slight intermission in the building activity as I fly to Florida to take care of a family obligation. Right now I'm in seat 26D of an AirTran flight sitting next to an overactive young boy.listening to his tunes. he likes to wave his arms to the music.
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Anybody following along there will be a slight intermission in the building activity as I fly to Florida to take care of a family obligation. Right now I'm in seat 26D of an AirTran flight sitting next to an overactive young boy.listening to his tunes. he likes to wave his arms to the music.

zip-ties should take care of that issue
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zip-ties should take care of that issue

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post #57 of 983
Or any left over gg
post #58 of 983
exactly, give him that Prometheus like droplet of gg on his play button and let him deal with it forever
post #59 of 983
Forgot to post this!...Big disappearing under the heavy OSB earlier this week for tracing the curves of the stage. smile.gif
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Forgot to post this!...Big disappearing under the heavy OSB earlier this week for tracing the curves of the stage. smile.gif


Looks like napping on the job to me - ha!
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