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post #151 of 368
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Let’s talk stage. WAF just could not wrap head around stage idea even though I showed many picks. This week on Monday it was time so I started roiling the roofing felt on the floor which she was helping with and that turned into a "It's so big the grand babies will not be able to lay on the floor to watch movies". I said where the stage is no one will want to be that close anyway. This went on for 45 mins with me laying the 2x8s in different locations to give her more of an idea. Luckily my cell rang and I talked to my mother for another 30 mins. Ever try to have a short conversation with your mom? After the phone call it was "Do whatever you like". Here is the framing


first layer of OSB pink stuff in



Edited by cw5billwade - 7/1/13 at 11:33am
post #152 of 368
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Anyone recognize this tool? Thanks Big!

A little long but worked great

It made the angle part a breeze

Then we just used a circular saw and followed the line.



We used those pieces to make the step and here is the finished result
post #153 of 368
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Columns anyone? I made funky angled column to overcome getting my wires from the soffit down the sloped part of the ceiling. Think ribs of a boat upside down.
Scott on right did most of the magic. My friend Rob helped while I was lining the return with the duct liner. I think that stuff is itchier than pink fluffy


Judy and my daughter Teresa stufed them with white itchy stuff and did the dry wall


Sunday Rob and I built two columns in the rear and Jason finished all the OSB and Drywall in the Soffits. Yea. smile.gif


here you can see the cold air return. There is also one on the other side.

Edited by cw5billwade - 7/1/13 at 7:17am
post #154 of 368
Great progress Bill! I really like the column design you came up with to extend up to the angled part of the ceiling. Definitely unique while still maximizing your pathway room.

You're probably due for a username change....instead of cw5billwade.......how about BIGmouthinGA? biggrin.gif
post #155 of 368
Awesome job, Bill! I missed the last few updates and love how everything is turning out. I look forward to seeing the rest of it come together.

Stay hydrated, my friend! smile.gif
post #156 of 368
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Great progress Bill! I really like the column design you came up with to extend up to the angled part of the ceiling. Definitely unique while still maximizing your pathway room.

You're probably due for a username change....instead of cw5billwade.......how about BIGmouthinGA? biggrin.gif
No one can live up to that handle but the one and only Big!! Again I would be dead in the water without Scott. He is quite the carpenter not to mention all my tools are in storage and I have been dragging his tools around in the bed of my truck for months.

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Awesome job, Bill! I missed the last few updates and love how everything is turning out. I look forward to seeing the rest of it come together.

Stay hydrated, my friend! smile.gif
good thing Wal-Mart has water on sale biggrin.gif
post #157 of 368
Looking good.
post #158 of 368
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thanks worked on columns untill 10 last night.
post #159 of 368
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I wanted to finish the columns so that the builder could mud the room. On Judy's advice we decide to let them put the drywall on the columns. It took her and my daughter all day last Sunday to do one. tongue.gif
We started by cutting 18"x11" MDF shelf notching all 4 corners for the uprights and brace with 2x2s and hang on wall then run the 2x2s uprights along the wall to the slopped ceiling.



Next you want to run the 2x2s up the slopped walls. Ensure everything is level and straight.

Time to install the front legs the challenge was keeping the angle the same since each column was built on a different level riser, floor and stage. We found measuring up the 2x2 on the slopped wall 13” was the trick and adjust the bottom accordingly. shelfs turned in to place to put tools rolleyes.gif

note the 2x2 on the ceiling above the column that was our center to strive toward


Now install the last pieces from the front uprights to the edge of soffit. Of course there were lots of small pieces to square everything up and attach drywall to.

just like ducks in a row. Columns not Rob that is. biggrin.gif

We worked until midnight on the 3rd as the week end would be spent at the lake with the grand children. Did I mention Judy’s Bday was the fourth of July? This is the cake my daughter in law made

grandson's first fish
post #160 of 368
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they finaly got the drywall done on the columns I should have done it myself would have been quicker.
right side

left side


with mud

I am trying to finish all the electrical so he can turn the power on in the house.
post #161 of 368
Just stumbled into this build - SUBSCRIBED
Really like the column design!
post #162 of 368
This thread oozes the phrase "work ethic."

Great stuff sir!
post #163 of 368
Those columns look great. Love the transition to the ceiling and how they tie into your coffers.
post #164 of 368
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Just stumbled into this build - SUBSCRIBED
Really like the column design!

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Those columns look great. Love the transition to the ceiling and how they tie into your coffers.
Thanks All! I would like to take all the credit but between my 2 friends Scott and Rob and my kids we have gotten a lot done in a short time working nights and weekends.
Edited by cw5billwade - 7/22/13 at 11:34am
post #165 of 368
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some news on the home front builder hired an expediter to get us moved in by end of the month. Mitch is kicking A$$ and taking names of all the subs. final inspection of power so the lights are on. No more running power out the window to the pole. Yea
post #166 of 368
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I would like to thank Mario for my following post and work this weekend!! http://www.avsforum.com/t/1208912/the-cinemar-home-theater-construction-thread
Here is how he did his door jambs and frame http://www.avsforum.com/t/1208912/the-cinemar-home-theater-construction-thread/1710#post_21945030
My friend Scoot took the raw material to his shop and this was the threshold he made for me using a solid oak tread and oak stair trim pieces. He used biscuit joints and planed it to transition from my double 3/4" T&G to the Billiard floor level.

Scott said I will be a little late yesterday he was still working on the door this is what he showed up with

threshold in place. You can see the jamb on theater side that door is hung on. He attached it to threshold via screws form below.


first half of door jamb in place you can see second half behind Rob

Edited by cw5billwade - 7/22/13 at 10:59am
post #167 of 368
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Door frame comming together


14" total he did a Rabbit joint like Mario did which we filled with acoustical caulk and pushed it into the bed of caulk and attached to studs with shims.

Judy supervising us and the carpet guys LOL



Edited by cw5billwade - 7/22/13 at 11:37am
post #168 of 368
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I would also like to thank Mario for his trim work on front of riser and riser steps http://www.avsforum.com/t/1208912/the-cinemar-home-theater-construction-thread/1080#post_21398780. We got it all trimmed and pieced into place but will wait until after the room is painted to install them.
here is me sitting on the job both literally and figuratively.

Good pic of trim me not so much

Coming together

framed out riser steps agian will wait to put oak tread on after paint
post #169 of 368
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Framing rear wall for acoustical treatment. Judy said I thought you already sound proofed the room now what eek.gif then I got one of these after I tried to explain rolleyes.gif
There will be two layers of treatment; 1 1/2 inch of mineral wool and 1 1/2 inch of fiberglass board with facing (OC 703 equivalent) you can see them in the PIC. I made the door frame in the rear with 2x8s to accommodate the extra 3" but after 2 layers of 5/8 inch DW and GG will have to shim it another 1/2 inch. The two layers of different material have more to do with price than anything else Mineral wool is way cheaper.

Here is how we boxed in the lighting switches the plan is to just staple the fabric to the trim boards then add the crown, chair rail, base board and door trim to hold them in.
post #170 of 368
Nice photo update - great progress!
post #171 of 368
Nice room. Congrats. I will be subscribing.

I am building a new home near Lake Oconee (probably not too far from you) and a new theater as well. Unfortunately, the room my theater will be in, while large, comes finished so I get to tear it up (double drywall, new screen wall, new carpet, new lights, new, new, new etc). I'm envious.

Did you design the theater or have someone else do it?

I know you will enjoy it.
post #172 of 368
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Nice room. Congrats. I will be subscribing.

I am building a new home near Lake Oconee (probably not too far from you) and a new theater as well. Unfortunately, the room my theater will be in, while large, comes finished so I get to tear it up (double drywall, new screen wall, new carpet, new lights, new, new, new etc). I'm envious.

Did you design the theater or have someone else do it?

I know you will enjoy it.
Just up I 20 about 100 miles or so. After looking at way to many builds I started to see a lot in common. Not being able to afford a pro service I just went for it. The AVS members and John from the Sound Proffing Company are always more than glad to give you their 2 cents worth of advice and steer you in the right direction. If you are having the house built why does it have to be finished?
post #173 of 368
It has to be finished so the builder can get final inspections and close his permits.
post #174 of 368
Great build and great job so far!
post #175 of 368
How will you be mounting the side/rear speakers?
post #176 of 368
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It has to be finished so the builder can get final inspections and close his permits.
since I have a 100 amp sub panel in the media closet the electrician said that he can get it passed as an unfinished room as long as he does not populate the box with the breakers. I finished the wiring last week and the painter is in there now the electrician will install all my lights and sconces then that should be done as well. Just looks like we will only be waiting on carpet.

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Great build and great job so far!
thanks
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How will you be mounting the side/rear speakers?
like this

left side

right side

post #177 of 368
Looking Good!!
I see 3 speaker cutouts on each side (+ 2 in the back). Are you really going with 3 surrounds for each side (or perhaps for aesthetics with some matching "faux" grills)?
post #178 of 368
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Looking Good!!
I see 3 speaker cutouts on each side (+ 2 in the back). Are you really going with 3 surrounds for each side (or perhaps for aesthetics with some matching "faux" grills)?
faux grills up front for now but i pre wired for 11.2 if it ever works out I may try it. I most likely will not mount the high in the front column but below ceiling behind screen wall though and the speaker for the wides would be to high but it is what it is. If you want the room to look right you have to match and then there is a compromise from the sound.
post #179 of 368
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We had a chicken and the egg thing going on. Painter wanted trim to go in before priming and painting. Electrician needs room painted. Trim guy had 2 more weeks of other stuff to finish like building my front porch columns and so on. The compromise was to prime room and paint final color gray where the electrician needed to install fixtures and outlets. The brown is still primer.
First the front columns

some color


man did it get dark in there here are the sconces and LED the LED trim needs painting.

LED not on just reflection from flash
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I used these 4" LED can disk light because it fits right into a 4” junction box no need for the extra cost of the can.
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Commercial-Electric-4-in-Recessed-Soft-White-LED-Can-Disk-Light-CE-JB4-600L-27K-E26/203596702?N=bvlwZ1z115g2ZdnZ1z115g2
It also comes in 6” which fits in the 4" junction box as well
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Commercial-Electric-6-in-Recessed-Soft-White-LED-Can-Disk-Light-CE-JB6-650L-27K-E26/203596700?N=bvlwZ1z115g2ZdnZ1z115g2
Edited by cw5billwade - 10/23/13 at 7:07am
post #180 of 368
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Time for the weekly update first we put 1/2" round over bit above and a 3/8" below the stage and stage step.

we laid out the riser oak trim and while Scott figured out the Steps I put the mineral whole and faced fiberglass panels on the rear wall



Edited by cw5billwade - 7/29/13 at 8:10am
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