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post #601 of 741
Congrats Gonzo, the whole room looks wonderful. I especially like the iron work in the columns. That was an awesome idea.
post #602 of 741
Thread Starter 
Thanks Michael

Here are some pictures of the seats.







post #603 of 741
The room really came together great - kudos.
post #604 of 741
The chairs look great - fit the room very well. I know what you should do now. Sit back and enjoy some movies and football.

kjlewie
post #605 of 741
That's absolutely beautiful Gonzo

So is their some other task to do or are you officially done?
post #606 of 741
Thread Starter 
Thanks guys!

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Originally Posted by Tigre View Post

That's absolutely beautiful Gonzo

So is their some other task to do or are you officially done?

The room itself is completely done, at least from an aesthetic perspective. I still need to get a rack and organize the equipment closet. I also still have some projects within the basement that need to be completed. I have not jumped into any room analysis/EQ stuff yet either.

I just checked back to see when my first post of this thread was... exactly 2 years ago to the day (9/4/06)
post #607 of 741
Congrats on getting to the final product. Place looks great and enjoy some time in front of the screen watching instead of working.
post #608 of 741
I was perched in the turret at my desk, toiling away, attempting to eek out a living in a world of economic armageddon, when suddenly a great disturbance in the force tore through my soul, shredding my life fabric like a five year tearing Christmas wrapping paper. Something was horribly wrong. A haunting voice, deep and frightening, rang my mind with a repeating phrase:

"The room itself is completely done....The room itself is completely done.....The room itself is completely done.......The room itself is completely done.......The room itself is completely done......"

As had been foreseen some two years earlier, the Wolf's Lair was now fully operational........

Now, begun the upgrade cycle has

Congrats Gonzo!
post #609 of 741
Wow. Just to echo everyone's sentiments. Great job. All the woodwork looks top notch and I think the blue rope light looks fantastic.

Congrats again on completion.
post #610 of 741
Tremendous job. Place looks awesome. Nice attention to detail and little touches.
post #611 of 741
Thread Starter 
Since I have pretty much finished the basement, I have moved on to another project: The guest bathroom. So, if you are looking for hometheater related stuff, please, find another thread or look at pages prior to this one.

When we bought this house it was obvious that this bathroom was a complete after thought. Meaning the previous owner must of paid someone to throw together a room with a shower/toilet so that the house can be listed as having another bathroom. It came complete with shower walls where no attempt was made to mud and tape where they met the ceiling, a GFCI circuit that is on a 15 amp breaker (also has the bathroom light on the same circuit), linoleum floors... well pictures are better than words. Here she is:

Looking back towards the door leading into the bathroom. There was a small closet.


Here is the shower. You can not tell how bad the drywall work was, but take my word for it. Also note the popcorn ceiling, which my entire house was cursed with.


Standing at the doorway looking at the window/vanity:


Standing at the shower/toilet looking at the window/corner.


The bathroom is quite larger and has some potential. My wife can not throw anything away, so we have a ton of junk that needs to be stored "just in case we need it someday." I figured I could use the extra space in the bathroom to create some additional storage for the house.
post #612 of 741
Thread Starter 
The first order of business was to take the popcorn ceiling down. This was actually pretty fun.

Next, I ran a new 15 amp circuit for the lights/ceiling fan. I still will need to run a new 20 amp circuit for the outlets. I put in 2 can light for the room, a can light for the shower, a vent, and a vanity light.

I have also built a much larger, walk in closet.

Looking in from the doorway:




Looking towards the doorway and new walk in closet:


New vent and light for the shower:



Inside the closet:
post #613 of 741
say it isn't so..... bathroom construction? Can't you put 7.1 in the bathroom? How about rope lights and soffits? Linacoustic? LOL
post #614 of 741
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by tony123 View Post

say it isn't so..... bathroom construction? Can't you put 7.1 in the bathroom? How about rope lights and soffits? Linacoustic? LOL


No, you can't. But, oh, the tile, paint, cabinets, and fixtures! That is just as much fun as the other stuff, right?

I know it is lame, but I need positive re-enforcement from my internet buddies... and AVS doesn't have a forum for bathroom remodels
post #615 of 741
IB sub would be perfect for that closet!
post #616 of 741
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Originally Posted by mbgonzomd View Post

The first order of business was to take the popcorn ceiling down. This was actually pretty fun.

You and I either have different definitions of fun or you have a technique for removing popcorn that I don't know. Care to expound?
post #617 of 741
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by randomjohn View Post

You and I either have different definitions of fun or you have a technique for removing popcorn that I don't know. Care to expound?

Yeah, get a garden sprayer and spray some water on it (about 5'x5' section) then use a drywall knife to scrape it off. It falls off really easily when wet. Sort of messy, but nothing a shopvac can't handle.
post #618 of 741
If your house was built pre-1980, be careful with that popcorn ceiling stuff. There's a good chance it contains asbestos!!
post #619 of 741
What's this Gonzo! I pop back in to check things out and I catch you coming out of the closet?

BTW, your room looks great with the chairs in there!

Judson
post #620 of 741
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by chener View Post

If your house was built pre-1980, be careful with that popcorn ceiling stuff. There's a good chance it contains asbestos!!

Nope, I think it was build in 1992, which surprises me that they popcorned it.
post #621 of 741
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by judsonp View Post

What's this Gonzo! I pop back in to check things out and I catch you coming out of the closet?

BTW, your room looks great with the chairs in there!

Judson



Thanks Judson. Don't tell anyone, as you can see my closet is not completely finished yet... so I am not completely out yet.
post #622 of 741
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Originally Posted by mbgonzomd View Post



Thanks Judson. Don't tell anyone, as you can see my closet is not completely finished yet... so I am not completely out yet.

Just give him time guys... he'll be FLYING out of that closet in no time.

Seriously, awesome work on finishing the theater! I checked back in and saw you had all of your seating done... it looks amazing. Be glad that I live far away in Michigan and not nearby, or your family would be incredibly sick of me knocking on your door.

If you need any help with your rack design/install let me know... I can recommend a few things/items/fun toys!

Now... about that bathroom... I think a 50" KURO would suffice for an acceptable substitute for reading material.
post #623 of 741
my last house was built in 1997, and it had popcorn. Lazy is the builders motto, the popcorn will cover the drywallers sins.
post #624 of 741
Hey Gonzo,

How deep is your riser? I am planning out my room and wasn't sure what a good depth would be for the riser. I plan on having recliner type seating, not unlike yours.

Also, my current house was built in 2005 (I bought it this year) and is also popcorned on the ceiling, so yep...still popular to hide those subpar seams!

Thanks.
post #625 of 741
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by ripcord87 View Post

Hey Gonzo,

How deep is your riser? I am planning out my room and wasn't sure what a good depth would be for the riser. I plan on having recliner type seating, not unlike yours.

Also, my current house was built in 2005 (I bought it this year) and is also popcorned on the ceiling, so yep...still popular to hide those subpar seams!

Thanks.

Ryan,

I don't recall exactly how deep it is. I suspect it is about 80-90 inches. I looked at the berkline website to get an idea of the reclined size of several different models out there. The ones I bought were 67" and there is about a foot or so to walk in front of them when they are reclined. It is sort of tight, but manageable.

If my memory is correct the recline length varies between 65-75 inches depending on the model. Most also require about 3 inches from the wall to properly recline, so take that into consideration.

If I had a larger room I would of probably made the riser a foot deeper. Hope this helps. If you want the exact measurements let me know and I will measure for you.
post #626 of 741
Hey Gonzo,

Thanks for the quick response. Exact measurement not needed. I was just looking for a good ballpark for people to be able to walk past a reclined chair.

Enjoy your weekend.
post #627 of 741
Thread Starter 
Ok, Ok, I am sorry for taking sooo long to give you guys a bathroom update. Here you go:

Installed backerboard over the existing OSB. What a pain in the rear. The room has been painted as well.




You guys be sure to stay tuned, next up: Tiling
post #628 of 741
What kind of tile are you going to be using?
post #629 of 741
Mule/Mike/Gonzo-

One of my favorite threads on AVS. Just went through it for the second time in its entirety.

Inspiring, to say the least
post #630 of 741
Nice job, although my basement now looks boring to say the least.
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