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post #31 of 89
Mine aren't made of wood, they're made out of drywall, but I'm posting them anyway since I made them to look like wood:



post #32 of 89
The columns themselves are pretty straightforward. The overlays on the front were just made with some careful work right out of plywood.

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post #34 of 89
My columns, more details in my construction thread. MDF columns with trim to match columns upstairs in the dining room.






post #35 of 89
I've done a few columns in my home. These were for the dining room.....same principle can be used downstairs in a theater.

Dining room before


Building the colums from MDF




Archway, columns and pilasters





Theater columns




post #36 of 89
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I love those sconces. They really make the room
post #37 of 89
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Originally Posted by koach View Post

Mine aren't made of wood, they're made out of drywall, but I'm posting them anyway since I made them to look like wood:




I like what you've done. What are the dimensions of the columns?
post #38 of 89
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Originally Posted by forced347 View Post

I've done a few columns in my home. These were for the dining room.....same principle can be used downstairs in a theater.

Dining room before


Building the colums from MDF




Archway, columns and pilasters





Theater columns





Excellent work as usual Forced, however it is time to redo that fireplace. It looks really unfinished after all the other trim work.

Also take care of the crack in the pool
post #39 of 89
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Originally Posted by Larry M View Post

Excellent work as usual Forced, however it is time to redo that fireplace. It looks really unfinished after all the other trim work.

Also take care of the crack in the pool


Thanks and good eye . My first stone job, not perfect but not oo bad for a few hours work.





BTW, the crack gets fixed in May.
post #40 of 89
Has anyone built their columns to be used as DVD storage and if so any pics?

I will have four columns and was thinking of using them for DVD storage. I was thinking it would help on room space. Less stuff I would walk into.
post #41 of 89
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Has anyone built their columns to be used as DVD storage and if so any pics?

I will have four columns and was thinking of using them for DVD storage. I was thinking it would help on room space. Less stuff I would walk into.



BigmouthInDC is using a hinged column to hide his rack. Not sure if there is storage in there or not.

I've seen people use hinged bookcases for doorways. I don't see why you couldn't use a column to store DVDs.
post #42 of 89
Here is a photo of my columns for both the surround speakers and also for the subs. The grills are off so you can see the speakers in them and I don't have the chair rail up on the square column right now.



I also have a bookcase doorway to hide my theater entrance. As those doors offer virtually zero sound reduction, I have a hallway after it before you get to the theater. Here is a photo of it unpainted. The front side is painted white to match the decor of the house, while the back side is stained to match the color scheme of the theater.

post #43 of 89
What type of wood did you use for the side or your columns? Thanks!
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post #45 of 89
My columns are nothing more than wooden frames with fabric panels on them:



post #46 of 89
Walnut sides narrower at bottom so as not to impede the walkway. LED strips are embedded into the walnut sides for backlit effect and the front face is removable fabric panels



post #47 of 89
I made mine with 3/4" Cherry.







post #48 of 89
Prototype of the back lit fabric Shoji screen column for the Black Cat theater.

post #49 of 89
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Prototype of the back lit Shoji screen column for the Black Cat theater.


That looks cool
post #50 of 89
Man, all of these columns look spectacular. All very diverse in their use of materials, lights, and placement. I am attaching a couple of photos from our basement. The white columns were made from MDF and the columns for the fireplace were made from cherry.










post #51 of 89
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Man, all of these columns look spectacular. All very diverse in their use of materials, lights, and placement. I am attaching a couple of photos from our basement. The white columns were made from MDF and the columns for the fireplace were made from cherry.











That is fantastic work, did you do it yourself?
post #52 of 89
Yes Sir! Basement took 2 1/2 years to finish.
post #53 of 89
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That is fantastic work, did you do it yourself?

Thanks for the compliments.
post #54 of 89
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Thanks for the compliments.

Well that is damn impressive, do you recommend any books to read for tips and how to?

This is something I finished a few months back. It was my first project















post #55 of 89
Wow, that is really impressive Larry. There is a ton of detail going on there that I can certainly appreciate. Likely tons of coping by hand too. You can check out some of my build in the link below my signature titled "Finished Functional Basement for Dysfunctional Family". C'mon, I don't read books as my wife will suggest but I do read tons of online sites like AVSForum and FinishedBasement to gather ideas / thoughts / tips. And, of course, any weekend home improvement warrior will tell you to keep plenty of good beer on hand
post #56 of 89
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Wow, that is really impressive Larry. There is a ton of detail going on there that I can certainly appreciate. Likely tons of coping by hand too. You can check out some of my build in the link below my signature titled "Finished Functional Basement for Dysfunctional Family". C'mon, I don't read books as my wife will suggest but I do read tons of online sites like AVSForum and FinishedBasement to gather ideas / thoughts / tips. And, of course, any weekend home improvement warrior will tell you to keep plenty of good beer on hand

I don't have any books either but I did pick up a book for electrical assistance and found it to be helpful so I figured at $15 a book they may be worth picking up. I'm not much of a reader either unless it is a 15" screen on a laptop

Oh I never acquired the taste of beer so I don't stock the house with it, but I will stock the house as pictured



The above will make every cut straight
post #57 of 89
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Originally Posted by Larry M View Post

I don't have any books either but I did pick up a book for electrical assistance and found it to be helpful so I figured at $15 a book they may be worth picking up. I'm not much of a reader either unless it is a 15" screen on a laptop

Oh I never acquired the taste of beer so I don't stock the house with it, but I will stock the house as pictured



The above will make every cut straight

Ah, very good taste in Scotch! Yes, the more you drink the straighter the cuts I look forward to following your impending build thread Larry!

After finishing our basement back in April, 2011, I have been rather lazy when it comes to home improvement projects. I did just finish installing some cabinets, trim, and crown in a walk-in closet but that's been it for almost a year. I am, however, getting that "itch" to start another project.
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They've got a kind of Frank Lloyd Wright feel to them.
Very sweet.
post #60 of 89
That was my inspiration, details of the design in my "Summer Fun" thread.
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