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post #31 of 946
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thanks brew - I am looking forward to watching your theater progress. I gotta have more cowbell and pictures!

More pics on the way!

How many of you guys have doors opening out vs. into the theater??
post #32 of 946
I have mine swinging out into the kitchen area purely because of space, no room in the theater.

Great Job so far BTW More pics,more pics...

Garen
post #33 of 946
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More pictures as promised.

Front wall from the double door entrance:


Rear of theater from where the screen will be:


Right wall:


Alcove at rear of theater - cabinets matching those in the bar/lobby area will be installed for storage (DVD's, manuals, remotes, etc...)


View into the theater from bar/lobby:
post #34 of 946
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View into Bar/Lobby from rear of theater. You can see the double studs on the back wall pretty clearly in this picture. It means I'm going to have to build a custom jamb, so hopefully it was worth it:



This is where the cabinets, bar sink and under-counter wine cooler will go. I also have sconces here to match the theater. You can see that I framed the window a little lower - I'll trim this out and fill it with a California shutter to make the window appear bigger:



View from bar to rest of basement. Fitness room is on the right, bathroom w/steam shower on the left. Equipment rack is in the foreground:



Close up of the equipment rack - note the high-end gear! I'll be putting a Middle Atlantic rack in here. Recommendations for which model??



View from stairs toward Bar / Lobby. To the left of the fireplace between the 2 columns will be built in cabinets matching those in the bar/lobby:



Another one from the Rec Room:

post #35 of 946
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Well I finally figured out what to do with the extra drywall!! This riser mockup is about 9" I'm 6'3" so its a little tight for me (ceiling is 7.5') but better than I expected actually.


post #36 of 946
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Well that's it, the pics are now up-to-date. Taping should be done next week (hopefully).
post #37 of 946
I used acoustical caulk on the first layer seams, and switched to 40 year silicone on the second layer seams as the acoustical caulk takes forever to dry. I was constantly ending up with acoustical caulk on me, or my clothes, so I "gave in" on the second layer seams.

Isn't that a 6' computer rack in the closet? Why not just use it?
post #38 of 946
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I used acoustical caulk on the first layer seams, and switched to 40 year silicone on the second layer seams as the acoustical caulk takes forever to dry. I was constantly ending up with acoustical caulk on me, or my clothes, so I "gave in" on the second layer seams.

I hear you on the mess. That's what is holding me back from doing it actually. I'm worried that it will smear into the mud when taping - but I guess that's why you suggested the durabond??

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Isn't that a 6' computer rack in the closet? Why not just use it?

Very observant! yes, its a telecom rack (1 post in the middle). I have thought about using it but not quite sure how I would make it work. Besides, I've always wanted the nice MA rack with the smoked plexiglass door. Call me crazy.
post #39 of 946
Looking good brew. What is your plan of attack after the mud/tape is complete?
post #40 of 946
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Looking good brew. What is your plan of attack after the mud/tape is complete?

Thanks. My goal is to get the doors in (including HT), then trim, paint and flooring in the rest of the basement. Once that's done I will concentrate on finishing the HT. That said, it depends on how fast my bar cabinets come in so I may end up doing some HT stuff first (Stage / riser for example).

The idea is to be able to close the doors to the HT after the kids are in bed and crank away.

Speaking of doors, I need to build custom jambs and I want them as air-tight as possible. Has anyone else here done a double-door?? Any recommendations?
post #41 of 946
Hi
I was wondering if you had any extra drywall for sale? If so I live in Whitby and would be interested.

Thanks
Tim
post #42 of 946
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Wow, I can't believe 3 months have gone by since I last posted an update.

I've been working on that pesky "rest of the basement" my wife seems so interested in (and I took a bit of a mental break). Here is a before and "semi" after of the bathroom. All ready for tile. Now my wife just needs to pick out the materials. So now its her problem

For those of you who are doing bathroom showers, take a look at the Schluter Kerdi Shower system. Its awesome.



post #43 of 946
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Here is a shot from Fitness room at the bottom of the stairs looking toward the bar area. In this shot you can see all the finish electrical (potlights) and priming is done.

post #44 of 946
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If ever there was a picture of a "blank canvas" this is it. I decided to prime the HT - not sure why really since it will all be covered, but I thought I might as well do the walls while I was doing the ceiling.

From the lobby/bar area:


Looking back toward the lobby/bar (I have to get a better name than lobby/bar - suggestions?)
post #45 of 946
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Now on to the fun stuff!

First step was to build the soffits. They are 5" high rough framed and 12" deep (from the wall). When finished they will be 6" high. I plan to cover the bottoms with GOM. I will put Roxul (mineral wool) insulation inside and cover the bottoms with BMC Board (similar to OC703).

post #46 of 946
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Here are the obligatory stage building shots complete with the 2000 lbs of sand. I framed it with 2x10's. I'm not sure yet what I'm doing with the front of the stage so I cut the plywood flush. I also deviated a bit from "standard" practice by not filling the middle section with sand and only using only 2 layers of plywood but with Green Glue in between, which I think will be as good or better than 3 layers of ply. Time will tell. I can tell you its rock solid so can't see how more sand and more ply could have made it any better.





post #47 of 946
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I've started building the columns and trying out my plan for the wall treatments. I'm going to be building a "raised frame" on the lower section out of Cherry which will have GOM and OC703 (or in my case BMI board - see earlier post) inside the frame. I think it will look good - kind of like a modified wainscoting. The "shiny" stuff on the bottom is FSK board.

You can see in these pics that the bottom of the column is missing - that is where I will be installing Deep Bass absorbers per BPape's spec (he did my acoustic design). While I'm at it, huge tip of the hat to Bryan for putting up with all my stupid questions as I figure out how to do this. Great guy!









Here are the sound treatments I'm using - nice stuff to work with. I'm using 3M 77 adhesive to put it up - works like a charm!
post #48 of 946
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This is how things look in the theater right now (what a mess!). You can see my mocked up screen hanging there. Its a 130" wide 2.35 screen. The green tape shows where the 16:9 content will be.

post #49 of 946
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Cabinets for the bar and HT arrived yesterday and I started installing them last night. In the pic I haven't cut the back out for the plumbing which is why they aren't flush. When I'm done they will all be in a nice straight (and hopefully plumb and level) line. Can anyone guess what my favorite item in that picture is?



post #50 of 946
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Well that's it for now.

Plan for this weekend is to finish the columns. I have to build the Deep Bass absorbers, then I'm going to Veneer them with Cherry to match the cabinets. I'm also going to try and finish the stage and get as far as I can on the wall treatments. More to come...
post #51 of 946
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Forgot to mention - my plan has changed somewhat. Below is the revised floorplan. The only thing I'm worried about is the space between the first row and the walls. Thoughts?

post #52 of 946
Cabinet questions:

Who built them?

What type of wood are they constructed from? Cherry?

What is the name of the finish color?

I love watching your build.

Thanks,

Andy
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Cabinets for the bar and HT arrived yesterday and I started installing them last night. In the pic I haven't cut the back out for the plumbing which is why they aren't flush. When I'm done they will all be in a nice straight (and hopefully plumb and level) line. Can anyone guess what my favorite item in that picture is?



post #53 of 946
Brew - greetings from sunny and warm New Brunswick. I've been watching your thread and wanted to tell you it's looking fantastic. I might have a few questions for you as I am in the planning stages and being on the same side of the border as you, you might be able to point me in the right direction. For now, I'll continue to watch and learn

Lewis
post #54 of 946
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Originally Posted by coastalb55 View Post

Cabinet questions:

Who built them?

What type of wood are they constructed from? Cherry?

What is the name of the finish color?

I love watching your build.

Thanks,

Andy

Thanks Andy! we're very pleased with the way the cabinets turned out. They were built by Kitchencraft (www.kitchencraft.ca) here in Canada. The wood is indeed Cherry and the finish is called "Russet Black Glaze"
post #55 of 946
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Originally Posted by LewisCobb View Post

Brew - greetings from sunny and warm New Brunswick. I've been watching your thread and wanted to tell you it's looking fantastic. I might have a few questions for you as I am in the planning stages and being on the same side of the border as you, you might be able to point me in the right direction. For now, I'll continue to watch and learn

Thanks Lewis! NB is a beautiful part of the country. Feel free to ask anything you want. I too had a lot of questions about sourcing materials so I'm more than happy to help.

Craig.
post #56 of 946
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I got the cut-outs for the plumbing in the sink cabinet done so you get a better idea how it will look. The 2 left cabinets (to the left of the wine cooler) are secured to the wall and ready to go. I just need to do the right hand one.

I also placed the cabinets in the theater but haven't attached them. You get an idea of what it will look like looking back from the theater into the bar/lobby area.

The tricky part will be staining the cherry on the columns and the raised panels around the GOM to match it. I haven't done much staining - I got some matching stain from the company that built the cabinets (toner, glaze and stain). Any experts out there with some tips for a beginner?



post #57 of 946
Brew - Looking great! I really like the soffits. Did you use 2x2's?
post #58 of 946
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Brew - Looking great! I really like the soffits. Did you use 2x2's?

Thanks. Those are 2x2's. I was a little concerned about them being crooked (I was originally going to rip 2x4's) but I found enough straight ones and put them up fast enough that it wasn't an issue. I'm pretty happy with the result. Your HT looks awesome btw!!
post #59 of 946
Thanks brew. Yours is going to look great too! It already does. I am going to borrow your soffit design for my adjacent game room. I talked the wife into moving the gym to a spare bedroom and now I can have a huge game room/concession area/bar.
post #60 of 946
After looking at these plans and pictures, this basement and theater is going to look amazing! I'll keep watching!
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