Damit is all I have to say. I've been reading the thread for a few weeks during downtime at work and I've reached the end! I didn't want it to end... I suppose that's what makes the thread so great eh?
Origonally I was just looking for the finished design and then I figured it was somewhere earlier in the thread and started reading from page 1 and it got damn interesting damn quickly. I still look at your pictures and go "this...is....a....garage?!?!"
I'm only 23 years old but I've already budgeted 20k for a house in Ottawa, Ontario for the spring with my girlfriend and one of the major buying factors will be a basement with room enough for a home theater. This has given me excellent insparation! I'm by NO MEANS a handyman (no exp really) but I'm very much a read-learn-do type person which is how you are from the sounds of it. That gives me a lot of hope
My problem is learning everything at this point - it took me months of casual, spare-time research to buy my Paradigm 60 stereo system for the apartment. I'm going to just die trying to lock in components for a theater but I hope I have as much fun doing it as you have!
EXCELLENT THREAD! Thank you for the detail and explanations along the way!