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post #211 of 475
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Same camera just picked up dust when I used the flash.
Edited by avtexan - 10/14/13 at 6:04am
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Same camera just picked up dust when I used the flash.
same thing happens to me dust is in the air. One day after a hard day of work I said my Asthma was acting up when I took a Pic with flash I knew why. rolleyes.gif
post #213 of 475
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The wainscot is done!!  I am super happy so far.  We also have started on the upper crown between the columns.  It is built up 2" to match the wainscot and quest panel depth.

 

 

 

The door trim is done.  I will add the zero seals when I install the treatments.

 

The 4" can lights are in the coffered ceiling.  I hope to wired them up and stuff the box with insulation this weekend.

 

post #214 of 475
Very nice - like the colour combination!
post #215 of 475
Wow that was fast! The wainscoting looks great!
post #216 of 475
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The wainscot is done!!  I am super happy so far. 

Fantastic. Are you a carpenter by trade? Wish I could do woodwork like that :-(
post #217 of 475
Looks fantastic!!! Great job!
post #218 of 475
+1
post #219 of 475
Yeah, what they said! Looks amazing!
post #220 of 475
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Thanks for the compliments guys and thanks for following along. I am really happy so far but I can't take all of the credit. I am very handy but smart enough to know my limitations. I knew I wanted to do most everything myself except OSB/sheetrock, heavy carpentry and carpet.

I am a heck of a helper for my trim guy. I have designed all of the elements and choose all of the pieces but have left the cutting and joining to the man with the tools and experience. Many of you have done all of it and I have the UTMOST respect for you and the quality of your work.

Keep the comments and suggestions coming!!
post #221 of 475
Looks good.................chair rail is a nice touch. Curious why you didn't just prime the side walls since you are using Quest treatments......................................
post #222 of 475
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Looks good.................chair rail is a nice touch. Curious why you didn't just prime the side walls since you are using Quest treatments......................................

 

Simply.......OCD.  I never liked to color outside of the lines as a kid.  We needed the burgundy as a base for the faux painting that will go on the ceiling and some of the walls.  One thing led to another and everything was painted.  I am glad that we did.  We liked the color so much we have changed our fabric color from Anchorage - Mulberry to Anchorage - Henna.  Henna is more burgundy than red.

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Simply.......OCD.  I never liked to color outside of the lines as a kid.  We needed the burgundy as a base for the faux painting that will go on the ceiling and some of the walls.  One thing led to another and everything was painted.  I am glad that we did.  We liked the color so much we have changed our fabric color from Anchorage - Mulberry to Anchorage - Henna.  Henna is more burgundy than red.

sometimes when you're the builder and you know whats behind what you can see, that ruins half the experience if you know it's not perfect.

I know exactly what you're talking about here. This is the #1 reason why I try to get someone else to do the work because I am a) a hack and b) a ridiculous perfectionist.
post #224 of 475
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sometimes when you're the builder and you know whats behind what you can see, that ruins half the experience if you know it's not perfect.

I know exactly what you're talking about here. This is the #1 reason why I try to get someone else to do the work because I am a) a hack and b) a ridiculous perfectionist.

 

Exactly!  It is like Edgar Allan Poe's the Tell-Tale Heart but instead of a beating heart you hear...only part of this wall is painted, you should have used more zip ties, one of your hat channels is not straight.:p

post #225 of 475
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Simply.......OCD.  I never liked to color outside of the lines as a kid.  We needed the burgundy as a base for the faux painting that will go on the ceiling and some of the walls.  One thing led to another and everything was painted.  I am glad that we did.  We liked the color so much we have changed our fabric color from Anchorage - Mulberry to Anchorage - Henna.  Henna is more burgundy than red.

Makes sense................................due to my background in theoretical mathematics...............I gravitate toward Occam's razor. wink.gif
Edited by doublewing11 - 10/19/13 at 11:48am
post #226 of 475
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We have light!!  I got the wiring done for the (6) cans in the coffered ceiling, (5) in the stage soffit and (1) in the entry.  They are all wired up to the Lutron system.  No scenes yet but full on works with the key pad at the door and I can get rid of the shop lights.  YEAH!!!!

 

I also got the plugs for the rope light in.  I used the sillites plugs.  You can just see them in the pic below.   They work great.  I need to finish some of the electrical boxes and I will post some pics tomorrow.

 

post #227 of 475
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Here is some pics of the sillites plugs that I used for the rope light behind the crown. I saved a bunch of space by not using a box.

 

Here are the links:

http://www.sillites.com/newconstruction.php

http://www.buyflushmate.com/Sillites-SCR-Brown-Standard-Receptacle-Sillites-SCR-Brown-Receptacle.htm

 

 

 

I also got all of the electrical & low volt boxes in the columns wired up.  I used exterior boxes for all of the soundproof shell penetrations.  I caulked the hole with the wire coming through the wall.  I added a bead of caulk around the back of the box and screwed it to the wall.  These boxes had gaskets with the cover.  It should be pretty air tight.

 

I also used an exterior 2x4x4 box for the conduit and excess wire.  I pushed some insulation inside the conduit and then a layer of insulation on each side of the wires.  I added a bead of caulk around the back of the box and screwed it to the wall

 

I will add some insulation to the columns and coffered ceiling tomorrow.

 


Edited by avtexan - 10/21/13 at 10:58pm
post #228 of 475
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Oh, to be able to use Romex. We have to use metal conduit here in Chicago :-( (getting good at bending it and, amazingly found an iOS app to do calculations: "iBend Pipe"
post #229 of 475
I like those sillites. Haven't seen those before.
post #230 of 475
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We have light!!  I got the wiring done for the (6) cans in the coffered ceiling, (5) in the stage soffit and (1) in the entry.  They are all wired up to the Lutron system.  No scenes yet but full on works with the key pad at the door and I can get rid of the shop lights.  YEAH!!!!
This was the best part of my build not having to run the extension cords or the fringing 1000 W work lights
post #231 of 475
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Oh, to be able to use Romex. We have to use metal conduit here in Chicago :-(

not if u live in Northwest Indiana! smile.gif
post #232 of 475
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I got a little time in tonight after work and finished the insulation in the columns.  Definitely not my favorite stuff to work with.

I should be able to get the fronts installed in the next couple of days.  I think my design for the removable panels should work fine.....hopefully:confused:

 

I decided to hold off on insulation for the coffers until I am ready to cover them up so I don't have exposed insulation in the room.

 


Edited by avtexan - 10/21/13 at 11:01pm
post #233 of 475
I like the look of how that is shaping up
post #234 of 475
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I like the look of how that is shaping up

Thanks!!
post #235 of 475
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Below is one of the columns with the face on it.  We are still working on the tops.

 

There is blocking inside the face to hold the removable recessed panels.

 

The removable panels will be secured with screws that will be hidden by the trim.  If I need to remove the panels I can pop the trim and unscrew the panes.  I thought about securing the trim with velcro or some other method but was worried about rattles.  I probably wont need to get in the columns but wanted the option.

 

This will also give me the option to switch to fabric wrapped panel down the line if I want to.

 

Thoughts??  Ideas??

post #236 of 475
Popping the trim could be a problem. How will the trim be finished/secured. If it's painted/stained, you should definitely do it prior to install so there's "seal" between the trim and what it's secured to; otherwise, it'll make a real mess you remove it.

You could use some disc magnets (you can find at HD) instead of screws/glue to secure the trim

This HT porn is making me very envious
post #237 of 475
I like the idea will there be speakers in any of the columns?
post #238 of 475
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I like the idea will there be speakers in any of the columns?

Yes but only in the rear columns. The current plan is to stain match the Triad grills and mount them in the recessed panels.
Edited by avtexan - 10/23/13 at 9:12am
post #239 of 475
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Popping the trim could be a problem. How will the trim be finished/secured. If it's painted/stained, you should definitely do it prior to install so there's "seal" between the trim and what it's secured to; otherwise, it'll make a real mess you remove it.

You could use some disc magnets (you can find at HD) instead of screws/glue to secure the trim

This HT porn is making me very envious

Good idea on the magnets. Has anybody used this or something similar? I am really worried about rattles with (2) SubM+'s doing their part tongue.gif
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Good idea on the magnets. Has anybody used this or something similar? I am really worried about rattles with (2) SubM+'s doing their part tongue.gif

I had a friend use it and I worked Ok, but his subs are not that powerful.
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