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Jamis' theater thread! - Page 3

post #61 of 958
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I like your soffits/ceiling. Very nice!

I think the biggest motivator will be how well I framed the soffits and how good the drywall crew can hide any defects. If it looks wavy, I'll probably texture it for sure.

I was originally thinking of doing all vertical surfaces (walls, sides of soffits) the same color, and the horizontal surfaces the same color/texture (ceiling, under soffit).

More suggestions/examples would be appreciated.
post #62 of 958
That's true about textured surfaces hiding imperfections. I considered painting all vertical surfaces the color of the walls as well. The one thing I like about having the soffit/ceiling the same color is that the entire ceiling area fades away seamlessly as the lights dim.

Thanks again for the comments.
post #63 of 958
I just painted my soffits yesterday...last pics in my HT build. I just kept it simple with the same color combination going.
post #64 of 958
Looking good! Keep the pictures coming after the drywall gets installed.
post #65 of 958
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Drywall was delivered today... the crew starts on Monday.
post #66 of 958
Following your work closely. My room is almost the same size and I love the setup you picked. I will be doing roughly the same setup. Just trying to acquire some skill with sketchup before I post. Nice little program.
post #67 of 958
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The strategy I used to learn Sketchup was to make a flat 2D floor plan, including the outlines for all the walls and use the 'push/pull' tool to pull the walls out of the floor from the outlines. Made things REALLY easy to build up. Once I got the hang of that, it became easy to do the more complex aspects.
post #68 of 958
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Drywall - Day 1

Two man crew (one of them the owner of the company), no lifts or stilts required.

Before anyone asks... there were a couple extra sheets of 8' MRD (moisture resistant) and rather than cut some 12 footers, they used the MRD in a couple places instead.















post #69 of 958
Looking good dude. I like the creative solution to hiding the water shutoff.
post #70 of 958
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Drywall - Day 2

Corners, tape, and first coat of mud on the butts/screws done...














post #71 of 958
The drywall makes completely changes the look, doesn't it! It starts to feel like a real room!
post #72 of 958
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Drywall is done! Walls have been vacuumed, floors have been mopped.

The cabinets for the kitchenette have been ordered (med-dark cherry) and should arrive by the end of the month.

We also picked out our granite for the kitchenette, pass-through, and bar. It's called 'Antique Brown'. In person in lower lighting conditions, it looks black with large crystalline structures that shimmer a bit as you change angle. Under brighter lights (such as a camera flash), you can really see the brown.

My wife starts priming and painting tomorrow while I'm at work.

Shown in the last picture are the two boxes of 12" slate tiles for the bathroom. I figured I'd put my diamond blade to more use! I'll start that project after the bathroom is painted (hopefully this week).

















post #73 of 958
I think i have almost that same granite in my kitchen... it looks black until you hit the can lights and looks really good against the wood cabinets.

You'll really enjoy it, minus the fact that you will see EVERYTHING on it... one peice of toast in the toaster looks like you dumped entire thing of bread crumbs over the place.
post #74 of 958
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Originally Posted by aaronlinkous View Post

I think i have almost that same granite in my kitchen... it looks black until you hit the can lights and looks really good against the wood cabinets.

You'll really enjoy it, minus the fact that you will see EVERYTHING on it... one peice of toast in the toaster looks like you dumped entire thing of bread crumbs over the place.

We currently have a black granite in the kitchen (nero impala).. so I know that feeling.
post #75 of 958
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We are making steady progress with paint.

Everything has been primed. The bathroom (grey) is done. The ceilings, screen wall, and soffits (black) are all done. The kitchenette area (brownish-tan) has one coat. The theater (dark red) has one coat.

Theoretically, we could be done painting tomorrow if we can finish the second coat in the kitchenette and theater areas.

Potential projects for this weekend include the tile for the bathroom floor and starting to hookup the speaker face plates.

The electrician should be coming in sometime next week to do the finial hookups.

I will post pics when the paint is done.
post #76 of 958
Hey man, looking good. Keep up the good work.

I think we are at about the same place. I just finished priming and am waiting to put a 2nd coat up. Trying not to get primer all over the keyboard
post #77 of 958
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Another busy week!

My wife did a good deal of painting this week (I helped in the evenings when I got home from work) and she finished up the last of it this weekend.

I also put in all the speaker wall plates and wired up the AV closet. Not pretty in the closet, but I'm not shooting for a 'finished' look in there. I put up the recessed light baffles as well. Hopefully the electrician will be in this week to do the rest.

We bought the remaining light fixtures and a vanity for the bathroom on Friday. I'll get pics of those when they are installed.

I also put down the slate tiles today and will grout tomorrow when I get home from work. I must say.. the diamond blade I bought a few weeks ago to cut the trench in the basement floor for the riser electrical has definitely paid for itself. It cut those slate tiles very nicely.

It's always tough getting an accurate representation of colors with the camera, but I tried anyway. The red is a bit darker and more muted in person. The camera flash makes it look much brighter than it is.






















post #78 of 958
You two are flying

I wish My wife would have had more of a interest in painting but she did help supervise
post #79 of 958
I'm not sure it's really so much of an "interest" in painting as it is, "I'm unemployed at the moment so I better be useful at home." I'm DONE painting for at least a year. Plus, I felt guilty not helping with the framing at all, and at least I can do this I suspect I would have had less say on the colors if I wasn't going to be helping, too...

(Hi there! I'm Mrs. Jamis. Nice to be here. Although, his comment is, "There goes the neighborhood.")
post #80 of 958
selianth

hehe taking care of the home front is a job in itself especially if you have little ones tearing around. Plus helping you can say look at the Theater WE built
post #81 of 958
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We don't have any little ones (except cats), so as far as I see it... she is just earning her keep.

With the painting done, the big question becomes... will she cook dinner tomorrow?

I think the lawn needs to be mowed, too...
post #82 of 958
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Originally Posted by jamis View Post

We don't have any little ones (except cats), so as far as I see it... she is just earning her keep.

With the painting done, the big question becomes... will she cook dinner tomorrow?

I think the lawn needs to be mowed, too...

I wonder how long it'll be before you're SLEEPING in the theater.
post #83 of 958
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Originally Posted by Papajin View Post

I wonder how long it'll be before you're SLEEPING in the theater.

Does Berkline have any theater seating with a fold out bed? I haven't placed my order yet...
post #84 of 958
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The electrician is in today finishing up. Hopefully the HVAC will be finished in the next week as well (startup + registers).

I've probably spent 15 minutes this morning just dimming the can lights up and down through the grafik eye.

I ordered the flooring for the kitchenette (Kahr's engineered wood 3-strip oak).

Cabinets will be in next Monday.

Project list for the next 1-3 weeks:
1. Finish baseboards in the bathroom and secure the vanity in it's final resting place.
2. Crown molding and rope lights on the soffits.
3. Install cabinets (and get granite templated).
4. Install floor in kitchenette/hallway
5. Install pre-hung doors.
6. Start to build screen and screen wall.
7. Research carpet.
post #85 of 958
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Recap and some new pictures:













post #86 of 958
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Most of the cabinets went up this weekend. I will do another panel to the right after the floors are in and the fridge will go in between. The granite gets templated today. The cabinet above the fridge was racked slightly, so I had to compensate by leaving the back of the cabinet out of level. It wasn't bad enough to wait two weeks for a replacement cabinet.





The flooring that will be going in the kitchenette. Kahr's 3-strip engineered click-lock oak flooring.



The current front runner for carpet. I believe that is an 18x18 sample to give you an idea on the size of the pattern.




Last but not least, FedEx showed up with these last week. I found a great deal on Audiogon and now just need to get another set of rsfx surrounds. I hooked them up to my current TV setup and they sound great.




A few last notes and upcoming projects:

- Install the hardwood floor
- Order carpet and have it installed.
- Paint and finish installing trim (after floors)
- Finish cabinets (after floors)
- Install acoustic panels.
- Order Berklines (still going back and forth on 088's or the 45004's).
- Order receiver (leaning towards the Denon 3808)
- Order projector (leaning towards the Panasonic PT-AE2000U for the motorized zoom)
- Order subwoofer (leaning towards an Epik Castle)
- Build wall/mount-points for the screen. I ordered a 129" wide 2.37:1 SMX screen last week.
post #87 of 958
I really like that carpet.
post #88 of 958
Me too, gonna have to show it to the Mrs. Very nice work. Didn't realize till now your in Mass. any chance of a future meet when your done. I've yet to go to one , well I did visit Dave's(dcpilgrim) home before he left but it wasn't an official meet.
post #89 of 958
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A New England meet could indeed be fun.

I think I can hear my wife choking on her lunch right now...
post #90 of 958
Awww, sweetie, of course you can invite your weird internet friends over. I just need to talk to their parents first and make sure they're okay with it.
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