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post #61 of 754
Thanks Jeff for getting the pictures up! It looks amazing! Can you answer a couple of questions for me?

1. What size is the theater?
2. Were the windows just covered up? Or were they completely removed?

I love the theme throughout your whole basement. And the replicas are just amazing! I hope you can keep the pictures coming becuase I would love to see the finished product.
post #62 of 754
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Originally Posted by Big Worms View Post

Thanks Jeff for getting the pictures up! It looks amazing! Can you answer a couple of questions for me?

1. What size is the theater?
2. Were the windows just covered up? Or were they completely removed?

I love the theme throughout your whole basement. And the replicas are just amazing! I hope you can keep the pictures coming becuase I would love to see the finished product.

1. After the FabriCraft on the walls were installed, the dimensions are 14'8" W x 7'10" H x 31'3" L.

2. They were completely removed.

I'm glad you liked the pics. I wish the ceiling was a little bit higher in the theater, but oh well, no worries. In regards to posting more pics I am going to, but since the project is about 2-3 weeks from completion, I have promised my wife (upon her request) that I would stop posting pics as she wants the "big reveal" at the end of the project.
post #63 of 754
Thanks Jeff! I will wait for them.
post #64 of 754
I'm just getting started on my own home theatre, all I can say is wow!!! You guys have sure put alot of time, effort, and money into your rooms. I am now thnking for about 10,000$ I can convert part of my basement rec room using some of the ideas from these pictures. Just have to convince the wife! Keep up the good work.
post #65 of 754
I just posted pictures of my collectables that will be going down into the basement for "The Rubicon Theater" project. A 1:1 scale Yoda was added to the "Large Scale 1:1 Replicas" and all the other replicas are listed under the "Smaller Replicas" section. Please visit http://jeffandmary.smugmug.com/ to see. Thanks.
post #66 of 754
Thread Starter 
Bill: Send me your email and I'll send some construction pics.

Mantown: The Bar/Game room colors are tobacco road and roasted pepper. The trim is Ultra pure black. The HR room colors are roasted pepper, gold, and the flat black for the ceiling. The stain is a double coat of polyshade's antique walnut. I'll have to look up the rest and email you .
post #67 of 754
You have an excellent hometheater. Congrats.
post #68 of 754
WOW! Awesome reversals here!
post #69 of 754
Here is my before and after:









post #70 of 754
After:









post #71 of 754
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Originally Posted by overclkr View Post

After:










Ah... The hypnotic power of Baby Einstein.
post #72 of 754
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Originally Posted by BuffBakerGA View Post

The 2 different Home Depots that I go to (Cumming and Buford, GA) had bullnosed oak in 12' boards so I bought a 10' and a pair of 8' for the sides.

Buff,

I went up to a molding place last week called Moldings Unlimited to get stain grade crown, base, etc. They had "landing" material, so I picked up some while I was there. I bought yellow pine (my doors and stain grade material is yellow pine - a little soft, I know) and it was 1.17 a foot.

Bud
post #73 of 754
Hey BuffBaker,

Beautiful Theater. Noticed that you have your front speakers enclosed. I am wondering what you did to ensure you got the optimal sound from them?

I currently have a pair of Paradigm Monitor 7's enclosed and just upgraded to a pair of B&W 804's and from what I am hearing I should have these out from the wall 16" and 20" from the side wall to get the best sound.

Sound wise I understand why this is ideal, but I like things to look neat and tidy and prefer the way that you've set up your room.

What are your thoughts on having your speakers enclosed vs out in the room?

Thanks.
post #74 of 754
Thread Starter 
My paradigms are about a 12" off the wall... To be honest, I can't tell the difference between enclosed and open. The only con would be that I purchased the cherry finished speakers and now I have to hide them ...
post #75 of 754
Ive been in my theater for about one year now.Construction started in 03 and finished up in 04.Its a 25 x 25 rm.

Lets begin here ...........ooooh boy,talk about humble beginnings!





Installing a custom built entertainment center.



Finished



screen down(covers mural)



This unit covers the 12"duct that comes from the existing house and is buried in the slab,it was the only way to get HVAC into the room.It also houses one of two subwoofers and doubles as a snackbar.






computer desk



Sony vpl-hs20 proj / Denon 3910 universal player / Yamaha 1400 rec /xbox /Directv HD........hope you enjoyed the pix
post #76 of 754
Great pics everyone! I've got plenty of before pics, but none after.... cuz I'm not done.
post #77 of 754
Great Job everyone, they all look awesome.

Buff, You're media room is incredible, I have a client that is looking to do something like that in their new house. Your is an inspiration to all those looking for a media/game/bar concept. Outstanding Work.

Quick question, what is PJ and screen gain?
post #78 of 754
Thread Starter 
I went with the H77 and just a plain painted wall of Ultra Pure White... During the Super Bowl, I told people what the screen was the they were floored. Common answer was "No way, that's just paint?" I'm still searching for the right paint formula and/or screen material. The UPW is decent with ambient light (overhead cans), especially with the dimmers. If I can a decent site to host my photos, I'll take some screen shots during the day with the cans at a quarter brightness (good entertaining light)...

Jeff Baker
post #79 of 754
I actually posted pics of my old theater on page one of this thread, well I've got some updates now. Here's my second (and much better) attempt at a home theater (in our new house):

Before (two pics merged together)


After (two pics merged again)




And here's a picture of the screen from the couch (approx. 12ft from screen [cropped])
post #80 of 754
Buff, great theater!! A quick question for you -- I am planning to build something similar to your bar/ledge behind your theater seats. I am curious what you did to support the bar and ensure it doesn't rock/tip when people are leaning on it? Is it freestanding or did you bolt it in somehow?


Thanks!!
Jeff
post #81 of 754
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Originally Posted by BuffBakerGA View Post

just a plain painted wall of Ultra Pure White... During the Super Bowl, I told people what the screen was the they were floored. Common answer was "No way, that's just paint?"

Yep... I used UPW in my last house. In this HT, I used Kilz2 primer when I drywalled with intentions of eventually buying a real screen once I got my projector ceiling-mounted and figured out exactly what the screen size was going to be.

Anyways, the Kilz2 is great, even better than the UPW... visitors are amazed when I walk up and bang on it. With my 2 sons and their friends, I don't have to worry about the damage that would inevitably happen if I had a $1000 screen.



(more screenshots: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...&&#post7013512)
post #82 of 754
Thread Starter 
[quote=Clarence] With my 2 sons and their friends, I don't have to worry about the damage that would inevitably happen if I had a $1000 screen.QUOTE]

Exactly... I've got a 6 year old and a 1 year old that like to walk up and touch the picture/screen... I just say "I'll repaint it someday..."

Jstorm: This picture should explain how I connected the hightop and the riser together. You could gang-tackle it and it wouldn't move. It's solid and it's not going anywhere...

Backside:


Profile:


And then added some plywood and trim...

Trimed out:


I decided not to have a step for the riser... After carpet:
post #83 of 754
Buff,

Congratulations on your effort in creating a truly beautiful HT/Bar room. I'm sure it must be very rewarding to sit and watch a movie after having spent a great deal of time and effort on the construction phase of the process.

Two quick questions for you. 1) I don't see where you incorporated your sub into the front of the theatre..is it somewhere else in the room? 2) Presence speakers, I've seen them referred too before but haven't actually heard anyone comment on whether or not they create a noticable difference to the soundstage?
Thanks
post #84 of 754
Thread Starter 
We tucked it under the side component rack (you can barely see it at the bottom). It worked out the sub and the components are all the same width.

I'm a bass freak and I've always had my sub up front so I was skeptical at first. Then I watched some of my favorite boom/crash/boom scenes and it rocked just the same. My bass tastes have changed at bit but I still like a good explosion once in a while.

As far as the presence speakers, they seem to support the center channel with dialogue and some effects. It seems to spread the dialogue out a little better but how much, I dunno... I let the YPAO system deal with it and left it at that.

post #85 of 754
Jeff,

I forget now. Did you build your bar cabinets or were they prefab? I remember your contruction photos, but just can't recall.

Bud
post #86 of 754
Buff,

Exactly what I want to do. Excellent design and pictures. Thank you very much!
post #87 of 754
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by chinadog View Post

Jeff, I forget now. Did you build your bar cabinets or were they prefab? I remember your contruction photos, but just can't recall. Bud

Ken and I (Kthomson) made them out of 3/4" plywood. We measure the width of the room and found the center. Then, made the center box strong enough to support a 100lb, 27" flatscreen TV (I actually sat up there, it's not going anywhere ). Then, we worked our way out from the center and went from there. Each opening is basically a plywood box, whether it's a single door or a double door, and then we screw it to the studs of the wall and nailed all the boxes together. I used poplar to cover up the plywood edges. If I ever find a good spot to host my pictures I'll post them, otherwise, email me and I send some over. The cabinets were the one thing that I didn't get a ton of pictures of...



HeyNow: Thanks... I think Ken and I came up with some great ideas and then we would just start building it. Then we would add another idea, and another and it just took off from there.

Keep the praises up and I just might have to host a local get together. Maybe then I can get someone to calibrate my projector better than me...
post #88 of 754
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Originally Posted by BuffBakerGA View Post

Ken and I (Kthomson) made them out of 3/4" plywood. We measure the width of the room and found the center. Then, made the center box strong enough to support a 100lb, 27" flatscreen TV (I actually sat up there, it's not going anywhere ). Then, we worked our way out from the center and went from there. Each opening is basically a plywood box, whether it's a single door or a double door, and then we screw it to the studs of the wall and nailed all the boxes together. I used poplar to cover up the plywood edges. If I ever find a good spot to host my pictures I'll post them, otherwise, email me and I send some over. The cabinets were the one thing that I didn't get a ton of pictures of...

Jeff,

Try Fotki.com. You can only link tp them from your thread for the free version, imbed photos in your thread for the pay version.

Also, did you make the doors or purchase them?

Bud
post #89 of 754
Ah... so your bar is attached to the riser. Smart. My riser is already built and carpeted, so I won't be able to do that, but I can see how that would be rock solid... a 6' base instead of a 2' base.
post #90 of 754
Buff,

I see that it appears you decided against the steps for the riser. The rough-in shows a step on both sides while the finished riser it appears the step is absent. Or is it an optical illusion and the step is actually there?
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