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post #211 of 1618
I did some looking in the yellow pages. I found this place that said they were a commercial upholsterer. I described what I wanted on the phone and they said "No Problem"

I went to their shop with my Pre-made forms and pics of what I wanted. Looked through their sample books to pick the right vinyl.

The owner worked up a quote and I was actually a little surprised at how reasonable it was.

As I talked to the owner it was apparent that their Bread and Butter business is restaurants. They had the master templates for a lot of the local restaurants and actually had pre-made replacement seat covers for many of the booths ready to install.

So you may want to talk to the manager of your local diner for a referral.
post #212 of 1618
Another money shot from an angle you never want to see during a party. As in flat on your back under the bar.



Before any one asks first I silicon glued a 1/4 round molding 1 inch back from the front edge of the granite to hide the led rope from view. Then glued up plastic channel behind it made for rope light.

I made some 1x2 supports that I wedged between the floor and counter top holding the molding and then the channel in place as the silicon dried. In the end of the 1x2 I used a coping saw to cut out the profile of the molding so it fit tight.
post #213 of 1618
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Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC View Post

Another money shot from an angle you never want to see during a party. As in flat on your back under the bar.


Now that is funny!
post #214 of 1618
It's like the Verizon commercial, Wowwww.
post #215 of 1618
I like your "LED" blue much better than my incandescent blue; great application! You mentioned you have a dimmer; what are you using and how do you like it?
post #216 of 1618
Great looking project, it should be put in the Home Theater and Electronic House magazines. Must be good to have money in this horrible economy. At least someone is having fun. Yes, I'm hating on you.
post #217 of 1618
Bshaw, sorry missed your question. I just used an old rotary dial dimmer I had laying around.

Neverfaithful, Thanks for the feedback. The Money came well before the current economy. In fact the money I spent in this theater came from the Clinton Era.
post #218 of 1618
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The tufting is NOT a DIY item. I even rented an Upholstery DVD and after watching it, called a commercial upholsterer.

Putting on foam, stretching vinyl and popping in some buttons is a piece of cake. Getting all those accent folds is an art. If you don't do it right it looks like this. Notice that there are no fold lines connecting the buttons. Not a bad looking door but not as good as it could be.



This is what tufting with folds looks like and my concept sketch that I took to the upholsterer.


Man I miss the sixties......A real beauty, Jeff.
post #219 of 1618
Ok Big - been over a month now got any more pics?
post #220 of 1618
I'm at the beach. But "I shall return".
post #221 of 1618
Amazing theater I must say!
post #222 of 1618
Big how tall is your bar/table behind your last row of seats? I would think it would be taller so people could see over the heads of people in front of them but yours appears to be about the same height as the seats. Now for the riser/bar did you design this from scratch or did you use some sort of plans to go by?
post #223 of 1618
Vili: thanks

Chuck: The bar top is 43 inches high, my riser is 7 inches. I have the Berkline 099s so your head actually sits not much higher than the back of the chair.


Screen is mounted a little higher than normally recommended.

My screen is currently 100 inch diagonal and it should have been bigger. When I upgrade to a 1080P projector it will be.

Anyway here is a Pic I just snapped sitting at the back bar, elbows resting on the bar top, camera held at eye level.

post #224 of 1618
Is that a Remote I see - did you manage to change the batteries and start programming
post #225 of 1618
That is the remote to the Oppo 983.

I always have an excuse for why I haven't programmed the remote yet and todays excuse is I have a new HDMI switch coming tomorrow from MonoP and Once it's in place and functioning I going to tackle the programming.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

The challenge:



The challenger:



The challenged:

post #226 of 1618
Big - Does that new Harmony have any back lighting on the buttons so you can see it in the dark? Just curious as it will eliminate the need for the flashlight. If not, take it back and I can get you a Universal Remote with motion activated back lighting.

Jason
post #227 of 1618
I bet it does. I have the 550 and it's got smart motion sensitive back lighting.
post #228 of 1618
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Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC View Post

That is the remote to the Oppo 983.

I always have an excuse for why I haven't programmed the remote yet and todays excuse is I have a new HDMI switch coming tomorrow from MonoP and Once it's in place and functioning I going to tackle the programming.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

The challenge:



The challenger:



The challenged:


lol... That the exact same problem I have. My wife is always asking why the "expensive" remote is sitting around not being used, while i have an entire chair arm in the theater filled with the others.
post #229 of 1618
Update:

UPS tracker says "adverse weather conditions" from a location near Chicago with no projected delivery date.
post #230 of 1618
That remote does light up when its tilted or touched, I have the same one. And big you crack me up with your pictures and commentary. I love it....
post #231 of 1618
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Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC View Post

Update:

UPS tracker says "adverse weather conditions" from a location near Chicago with no projected delivery date.

I have same issue on a package thats going via IL

I love my URC MX-980
post #232 of 1618
Big,

Sorry if this has been discussed already, but what is the width of the interior of your AV closet? and does your rack roll out to access the back of the equipment?
Old
post #233 of 1618
Oops, nevermind, I read through the entire post and saw 30" wide. thanks
post #234 of 1618
The inside dimension of the shelves is 18 inches. I have a side/rear access door to the rats nest.

post #235 of 1618
love the side door, must make easy to wire things up.

have you run across any quipment that is wider than 18"?
post #236 of 1618
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have you run across any quipment that is wider than 18"?

no
post #237 of 1618
BIG your killing me. If you wanna pm me your devices, model numbers and logitech sign in. I'll do it for ya.
post #238 of 1618
those are some big napkins you got there. must be for your big mouth.
post #239 of 1618
After seeing Curtis's basement/theater last month its a lot of fun seeing the pics of yours since its a different layout in the same floorplan.
post #240 of 1618
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Originally Posted by mmmkam View Post

After seeing Curtis's basement/theater last month its a lot of fun seeing the pics of yours since its a different layout in the same floorplan.

Jeff:

Did you ever post a plan?

CJ
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