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post #31 of 855
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Bud,

I ordered the drywall lift and it should be here very soon. I might wait until the rest of the basement is drywalled to complete it though...just in case anything comes up.

BigMouth. Thanks! - I admit I borrowed the design from you. I plan on using the same corian countertop that I have in the kitchen upstairs. I will post a picture tonight. Great idea with the linacoustic. I will have the perfect size strips when I cut out the LA for the chair rail I am going to put in.
post #32 of 855
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Originally Posted by dc_pilgrim View Post

Man, I have got to move to GA. Impressive collection of rooms in the basement (HT + workshop + gym + storage)- - - looks like man-land.

Theater is coming along great. There are purists who lobby against chair rail in the h.t. (horizontal lines break up the immersion effect or something). I am not sure it makes a big difference if you are doing something other than a grey/black box.

Hey Dave,

Thanks - basement is mine...wife gets the rest of the house. I decided to go ahead and use a chair rail so it will be easier to hide seams. Some would say I took the easy way out...I would probably just say the same thing.

Jason
post #33 of 855
looking very good Jason. like the snack bar. what are you planning to install on the top of snackbar?

I built a gaming console / snack bar. like to put some sort of stone. I am told the zodiac or stilstone are more durable then granite, when it comes to large over hangs like 4 to 8 inches.

Larry
post #34 of 855
Great shots! Noticed you have component cables from Blue Jeans Cable. Because of their long necks, did you have any trouble getting it though the center of the mount and into the back of the projector?
post #35 of 855
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larryep,

Thank you. I think I am going to go with corian for the snackbar. I have it upstairs in the kitchen and was going to post a picture but my comcast cable was out last night!! I am about to leave work and will see if I can post it tonight. I am not 100% set on it so maybe I will wait and take a look at your bar when you finish it. You theater looks awesome by the way.
post #36 of 855
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flyNavy,

Thank you. You are correct about the blue jean component cables. They are AWESOME. I will be feeding all cables through a hole 1 inch behind the projector mount as it would be VERY difficult once the ceiling was drywalled to get the cables out of the way to remove the projector. That was just temporary but I didn't have a problem getting the cables through. I will try to post some more pictures tonight.

P.S. - I love F-14 tomcats too. I have a scratch built R/C one that will use twin induction fans but won't be ready until this spring. Right now all of my money is tied up in HT.
post #37 of 855
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flyNavy,

Thank you. You are correct about the blue jean component cables. They are AWESOME. I will be feeding all cables through a hole 1 inch behind the projector mount as it would be VERY difficult once the ceiling was drywalled to get the cables out of the way to remove the projector. That was just temporary but I didn't have a problem getting the cables through. I will try to post some more pictures tonight.

P.S. - I love F-14 tomcats too. I have a scratch built R/C one that will use twin induction fans but won't be ready until this spring. Right now all of my money is tied up in HT.

Roger that on Blue Jeans Cable. I've purchased everything from them so far. Too bad they don't make optical.

Anyhow, look forward to your new pics. This is going to be a great forum to follow as I'm sure you've figured out from the hits.

Sounds like you have an awesome bird taking a back seat to your HT!!!
post #38 of 855
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Here is the final projector wiring:


This is a shot of the archway's that I am constructing as you come down the stairs into the basement. I completed the first one and now just need to build the second one on the other side. The builders here drywalled all the way down the basement stairs which was nice but I am adding the arches so that it will match the upstairs.
post #39 of 855
Any updates from the weekend?

Bud
post #40 of 855
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Hey Bud,

Nothing that exciting. I was finishing the basement bathroom. I installed a can light and new fan unit, hung all the drywall, noticed lots of out of square corners (not too bad though), hung the bathroom side of the door, put up some crown molding, and started mudding/taping. I will try to snap some more updated pics tonight and post one or two tomorrow.

Click here to see some weekend construction pics of the bathroom.

I am still trying to decide color of theater and furing strip locations. In the meantime, this week I am working on building the second archway and finishing the bathroom.
post #41 of 855
Hey man, speak for yourself, I'd be exicted by that ... doesn't take much!

Bud
post #42 of 855
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Thanks Bud. I enjoy it but not as much as working on the theater!!

Here are a couple of pics of the bathroom in progress.


Door hung after drywall. Inside of door nailed into place - outside temp install not nailed into place. Just wanted to keep the frame out of the way. I should start a poll to see "how many times you think I walked on that piece of drywall before it was cut and hung???" LOL!


Here is a picture of the first coat of mud...I am trying out that LOW DUST mud from HD. Seems to apply better in my opinion so I REALLY HOPE it is truely low dust. I am keeping the coats thin just to be safe.
post #43 of 855
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Here is the final projector wiring:

jikkjack,

Your theater is really coming along. And you have Buds help too? Bud, time to start the side business

Had a quick question for you. Looks like you have Component, HDMI and VGA going to the projector -- is that right? I'm still contemplating if I should also run a S-Video or Composite. I do plan to run (2) CAT5s -- one for serial control (future) and one for IR.

Just wanted to know exactly what you plan to run (or have run) to your projector.
post #44 of 855
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hey swithey,

I have component, HDMI, DVI-D, and 2 Cat5s (that are not visible in this picture) run to the projector. I don't think I am going to run S-video, composite, or VGA to my projector.

I am going to use component with that phillips projector and have all of the other cables there for a future projector upgrade. I got the phillips projector about a year ago at such a good deal that I couldn't say no. The attachement you see is a M1DA component attachment. Unfortunately, this projector only has 1 M1DA and 1 S-video connection.

Bud and I live close to each other and he sold me the peerless mount in that picture. I have asked him a lot of questions and he has been very helpful. If my theater and basement turn out as good as his when I am done, I will be very happy.

Jason
post #45 of 855
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hey swithey,

I have component, HDMI, DVI-D, and 2 Cat5s (that are not visible in this picture) run to the projector. I don't think I am going to run S-video, composite, or VGA to my projector.

Thanks for the info. Why are you running DVI and HDMI? I would assume any "future" projector would have HDMI only. And, it appears based on what you wrote that the current model only has component. Just wondering.
post #46 of 855
Might be a stupid question, but what are the Cat 5 cables for?
post #47 of 855
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swithey,
DVI-D cable is just to be safe. When I go to upgrade my projector, just in case the one I select does not have HDMI, I thought it would be a good idea to just put everything digital I could up there. Just checked in on your construction thread and your theater is looking great!


Rahl,
One is for IR and the other is just in case something new comes out that I haven't thought about.
post #48 of 855
Looks great! Couple questions:

- WHy mount the projector before drywalling the ceiling?

- What lumber did you use to get a curved front on the stage.
post #49 of 855
Ahh, thinking ahead. Gotcha.

I didn't realize that IR used Cat 5. Learn something new everyday.

I love the arches by the way.
post #50 of 855
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Looks great! Couple questions:

- WHy mount the projector before drywalling the ceiling?

- What lumber did you use to get a curved front on the stage.

Hey Mark. Thanks!

I mounted the projector because I wanted to make sure that the location would work with the screen size I have picked out. I used projectorcentral.com to get the measurements, but wanted to just be sure. The mount you see is very cool. It actually has one thumb screw that will allow me to take the entire projector down and just cut a hole in the drywall to install around the base. Then I can just reattach and I know the angle/distance/and size will be perfect. Mount is universal by Peerless.

I used MDF at 1/2" thickness on the front of my stage. MDF is strong and flexible that allowed me to *wrap* it into place. It is two pieces that meet in the center of the stage and attach to 2x4's measured to form the arch.
post #51 of 855
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Thanks Rahl! Stay tuned. I have another arch to build. I just finished hanging another door in the media room and painted the proscenium. I will have pictures soon.
post #52 of 855
Cool. Definitely want to see how you drywall those bad boys. I plan on doing arches for alcoves on the side walls in my theater. 2 on each side like this but smaller and with columns.

post #53 of 855
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Proscenium now black.



Media Room gets a new door.



Outside of bathroom complete.

post #54 of 855
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By the end of the weekend I hope to have the other arch complete and more drywall up.
post #55 of 855
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Archways completed. Will begin drywalling them tonight.



Not too much work in the basement this weekend due to superbowl and work schedule.
post #56 of 855
What, no updates? You think you're going to tease us and throw us aside like some cheap broad? LOL...

Bud
post #57 of 855
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Hey Bud,

No. I have been sick... Better now and hope to have more updates soon. This weekend I am working on the footers for my deck extention.
post #58 of 855
Didn't realize you were sick. Glad you're feeling better!

Bud
post #59 of 855
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Thanks Bud.
post #60 of 855
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Thanks Bud,

So - I think I have reconsidered the use of chair rail. I have also changed my mind on colors. I found this image and think i will do something very similar to it but have a completely black ceiling and less panels.


jikkjack,

I like that look a lot. In fact, so much that my theater will have a similar feel. I will also be going with "less" panels too -- just a single panel from left to right by 4 stacked vertically with maple columns in between. I originally was planning to do 5 high but though it was too busy. Can't wait to see yours done!
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