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post #61 of 855
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swithey - thanks dude. Can't wait to see how it comes out. I am thinking about using 2 or 3 panels top to bottom. I am buying my furring strips this weekend and plan to cut them into my accoustical treatments. more pictures soon.
post #62 of 855
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Ok. Well, I have made some progress. I finally got my drywall lift in and started hanging the drywall on the ceiling in the home theater room. I have been really busy lately and hope I can start working more in the basement this week and next weekend.

Here are some pictures of the lift and ceiling. Man this thing rocks!!




post #63 of 855
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I have finally decided on my sconce that I am going to use. They are not as fancy as my last selection but it will work better with the design goal of the theater. These sconces are ceramic and I am going to paint them to match the columns.


I put up furing strips under the sconces. I haven't tackeled the furing strips on the walls yet but should have them in by the end of this weekend coming up after I finish the drywall, mud/tape, and painting.

Here is where I cut off tonight. I have only 12'x55.5" left to drywal in the theater. I will finish this up tomorrow night.



More pictures soon.
post #64 of 855
I have to ask...I notice that you (and even others) have your project in your work area. Is that getting all covered with Drywall dust?
post #65 of 855
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Nah. I actually take the projector down during construction. I have a masive shop vac that takes care of most of the dust. I use the score and crack method for drywall, so most ends up on the floor but some does get in the air. I also am using a dustless mud that is very nice. In combination with my shop vac, it really seems to control the airborn particles very well.
post #66 of 855
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Finished the ceiling and now time to clean up then mud/tape/paint.





More pics soon.
post #67 of 855
Hey man, looking good. Love the scones. So, wasn't that lift the smartest thing you did?

Bud
post #68 of 855
Looking good. Question is that going to be your final size of the columns? And where are the surrounds going to go?
post #69 of 855
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Bud,

Yes - the lift was definately the way to go. It only cost 240 bucks on ebay delivered. I can't wait to start the furing strips this weekend.

Big Worms - yeah. That is the final size of my columns. I am going to expose my surround speakers. I didn't have the width to hide the surrounds in the columns.
post #70 of 855
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Bud,

Yes - the lift was definately the way to go. It only cost 240 bucks on ebay delivered. I can't wait to start the furing strips this weekend.

Big Worms - yeah. That is the final size of my columns. I am going to expose my surround speakers. I didn't have the width to hide the surrounds in the columns.

Looking Good!

Why did you buy a lift when you can rent one from Home Depot or any tool renting company for $32 a day?

Ruben
post #71 of 855
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Looking Good!

Why did you buy a lift when you can rent one from Home Depot or any tool renting company for $32 a day?

Ruben

That would work great if you could finish it in a day or two. But if you buy one through ebay you can take your time and easily turn around and sell it. So it works out cheaper. Just my .02
post #72 of 855
Ruben,

I used mine for about 6 weeks, did the whole basement. I priced it out and between lugging it back and forth on the off days and having it there when I started, it was well, worth it. After six weeks, I sold it for about half price. I used mine for all the upper walls and ceiling. I think Jason split the lift with his neighbor as well.

Bud
post #73 of 855
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Bud,
Big Worms - yeah. That is the final size of my columns. I am going to expose my surround speakers. I didn't have the width to hide the surrounds in the columns.

Cool. Really anxious to see how this turns out.
post #74 of 855
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Thanks Big Worms!

Ruben - Bud is right. I actually split the cost with a neighbor and we are going to sell it on ebay or here on avs when we are both done with it. It is going to take me a couple of months to finish all of the drywall in the basement becauseI am also doing a huge deck extension and completely overhauling my backyard landscaping. If not, I definately would have rented it.
post #75 of 855
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More pictures and updates. I mudded/tapped/and sanded the ceiling.



Next, I added my faux columns in the back of the room -


Primed the ceiling and it looks so good I might not paint it...
Entering Theater:


Front of Theater:


Rear of Theater:
post #76 of 855
Hey, I would have lent you my stilts if you needed them! That's the primer? Looks great. I think I'm taking a ride to Bennie Moore's this week as well.

Bud
post #77 of 855
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Note to anyone that is new to drywall. Use a primer. It is very important to cover the mud on the ceiling and make a uniform coating on the surface to be painted. I leaned this the hard way in my last house. If you don't prime and are using a dark color you will see a distinct color difference over the mudded areas and non-mudded areas.

Other misc. updates -- I finished the drywall on the inside of my archways in the stairway and applied the first coat of mud. I am going to wait and drywall the rest of the archways out this weekend and then sand and apply the final mud coating to archways.

Going towards the bathroom in basement:


Going towards the theater in basement:


I also framed out the HVAC pipe in the hallway before the bathroom and wine cellar.


I am planning on putting a cap on the current light bulb location and running a wire down to a newly added box for a sconce in this bathroom hallway due to the HVAC box.


That's it for now. I am about to pick up my door for the theater and begin cutting in the furring strips around the room.
post #78 of 855
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Thanks Bud!! I might need them for the rest of the basement. I had a sore neck for 2 days after the HT room. I know a lot of people hate home depot ralph lauren paint, but I have always used and really liked the way that paint looks. So what you see in the pics above is just the RL primer with a deep black/grey tint. I haven't use BM but I hear LOTS of great things about that paint.
post #79 of 855
jikkjack,

Great job on the drywall. I have never done it myself so I can only be in awe by all the guys that have done it themselves (including yourself).
post #80 of 855
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Steve,

Thanks man. You are not missing anything. It is fun to hang, mud and tape - but sanding is a b!*&H. The new drywall mud at home depot in a grey container with blue top has dust control...or so it says. I really like the stuff because it is smoother than normal drywall mud and goes on very nice. That is the only reason I didn't hire out the sanding part of the job and why it is taking me longer. I am doing lots of light coats to cut down on sanding requirements.

Jason
post #81 of 855
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Finished the bathroom hallway this weekend, arches, and theater lobby. Also got some more of the media room drywalled and finished up running electrical to wine room. Here are some pics of the main things I wanted to finish this weekend.

Bathroom hallway:




Arches:



Theater Lobby:


This week - I will mud and tape all of this and hopefully get more drywall up...
post #82 of 855
looking nice jikkjack!!!
post #83 of 855
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Thanks Larry! I can't wait to start working on the theater again, but I have to finish more drywall and mudding first. It really takes a lot of time to drywall by yourself no matter how fast you think you are able to do something.
post #84 of 855
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Updates -

I have been working on drywalling the entire basement. PAIN IN THE A$$. I am almost done though so I can see the light at the end of the tunnel (finally!!! ). I had a small side project that consumed June and I still have a couple of finishing touches to complete. My wife and I hated our small deck on the back of the house, so she asked me to *fix the deck*. I asked her if she knew what she was asking for...and she said yes.

Here is how I fixed it: http://public.fotki.com/JikkJack/deck_pics/

So after a deck project and stupid drywalling. I am finally getting back around to the theater. I went over and picked up my 114" Carada screen and Denon AVR 3806 from Ben Harper last night and had an blast chatting with him about HTs. Ben knows his stuff and has great prices!! I am going to buy all my HT stuff through him.

I should have more pictures by the end of the weekend and hopefully I am finally back on track to continue working on my Theater.

Jason
post #85 of 855
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This weekend I put together my screen:



And hung it up so that I could finalize and adjust my projector.



I really like the look and picture quality of the Carada Screen. The wife was taking pictures and in this shot the screen was a little off to the right. Anyhow, I fixed that and got the projector hung and dialed in. Now as soon as I can get the last room mudded/taped I can get the floor company in to carpet this room and the rest of the basement.
post #86 of 855
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Ok - So I deliberately have been holding out on finalizing the furring strips in my theater because I have been thinking about the final design of the room for some time. I found a really nice picture on the internet of a theater and have finalized my decision and will proceed in finishing out my theater to look like this:



I have a lot of staining ahead of me but at least my GOM order will be very easy!!
post #87 of 855
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Originally Posted by jikkjack View Post

Ok - So I deliberately have been holding out on finalizing the furring strips in my theater because I have been thinking about the final design of the room for some time. I found a really nice picture on the internet of a theater and have finalized my decision and will proceed in finishing out my theater to look like this:



I have a lot of staining ahead of me but at least my GOM order will be very easy!!

I love the look of that theater. Yes -- you will be staining until the cows come home but it will all be worth it. My HT has a bunch of stained wood too and it did take some time to get them done right. However, in the end, it will be well worth it -- I guarantee!!
post #88 of 855
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Thanks Steve. I really like the way your theater is looking too! I can't wait to see how that star ceiling comes out.

Jason
post #89 of 855
Looking good!

The screen looks very good. How much room you have for your speakers on the sides?
post #90 of 855
It's looking nice keep up the good work. Oh on the drywall lift, I wish I had bought one, considering I've rented one enough to pay for it already and still have two rooms left to do in the basement.
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