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post #211 of 1621
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Originally Posted by shawnwalters View Post

I'm with Queen, I had leftovers from my build and from my panel. I got half a roll left from my panels that I'm probably gonna throw away.

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Originally Posted by cuzed2 View Post

I suspect that I will end up with a have roll left over.


Dont throw away as its ALWAYS better to recycle (my way) I am right down the road from you both just 2 miles off the Indiana toll road (80/90)
post #212 of 1621
Thread Starter 
IUsteve,

I'll give you a heads-up before I toss any of my surplus materials.

In fact now that you mention it >> I bought my OC703 for my bass traps from a guy Valparaiso. It was great; while picking up the OC - I got a demo of his HT, with a JVC RS1 and CIH-SMX screen. The next day I came home and ordered my very own RS1.

On another note: I believe you were the one to put me onto the Dark Cocoa paint color? I bought a pint (and 4 other colors) and painted up drywall samples. My wife now says our accent color is Dark Cocoa!
post #213 of 1621
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Originally Posted by cuzed2 View Post

IUsteve,

I'll give you a heads-up before I toss any of my surplus materials.

In fact now that you mention it >> I bought my OC703 for my bass traps from a guy Valparaiso. It was great; while picking up the OC - I got a demo of his HT, with a JVC RS1 and CIH-SMX screen. The next day I came home and ordered my very own RS1.

On another note: I believe you were the one to put me onto the Dark Cocoa paint color? I bought a pint (and 4 other colors) and painted up drywall samples. My wife now says our accent color is Dark Cocoa!

Muchos Gracias Senor!!
Yep the Dark Cocoa is all me (good or bad) its been up in our room for a few months now (maybe less not sure) and it has REALLY grown on me. It actually is a relaxing color and one that you just dont see used much, in fact I am not sure if I have seen anyone here use it yet. I cant wait to see your use of the color in your room.
post #214 of 1621
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I also posted a thread in this forum for this question, but thought I would also ask here:

Anyone have experience with spraying stain and a clear topcoat?
I am thinking of using a high volume low pressure setup to "bulk" finish my trim and materials in my "ventilated" garage.

Wondering if anyone can think of reasons that this would be a good, or aside from cost, a bad idea....?
post #215 of 1621
This is a really great thread. I take it you have finished the project now, but I'm only up to page 4. I'll be checking back later. And thanks for this really great thread!

Formby.
post #216 of 1621
Thread Starter 
Formby - Thanks!

I wish i could say I was finished, but the end seems within grasp. Springtime in Chicago has diverted my attention a bit. This weekend I hope to do more work; adding acoustic treatments to my screen and flanking walls, etc..

The big items that remain to be done:

finish my bar/drink ledge, granite tiles and stained wood trim
stain and install wainscoting, bottom 1/2 of the walls in our billiard room
Stain and install all of my trim and mouldings
paint
carpet
and lastly, install a railing system for my stairs
post #217 of 1621
Ohh, cool, I've still got more updates to look forward to then I need to learn a bit about acoustic treatment because my KEF iQ10s sound amazing in the shop, but only great at home :C This is using the NAD C 315BEE for both so, it's probably the room. Hmm......
post #218 of 1621
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Originally Posted by cuzed2 View Post


I love that sink and it goes very well with the oil-rubbed bronze faucet. I have already called the manufacturer and the prices are much better than I expected- even less than the stainless steel sink that I was considering. The only thing that I haven't yet decided is the size. Is that the 17" sink? How do you like it?

Thanks,
CJ
post #219 of 1621
Thread Starter 
CJ,

Sorry about the delay; I have been traveling.
Just measured the sink diameters:

Where the sink meets the countertop, overall outer diameter is 16"
The Actual opening at the top is 13 3/4"
And the inside diameter at the bottom of the basin is 10 1/2"

Although I have not "excersized it with a party yet; So far it seems perfect for my use.

Hope This Helps
post #220 of 1621
Thread Starter 
OK done traveling for awhile (I hope). Seems springtime allergies are killing me outdoors. So today is indoors: I will split my time between the Indy Race and working on my screen wall.

My last efforts included pulling down my screen and drapes, adding a bass trap above my screen and then stretching GOM for center channel and header areas above my screen.

This weekend involves Linacoustic and Black GOM for the screen wall and flanking walls.

The next 3 photos are the 3/4" furring added to the perimeter in order to "flush out" the Linacoustic install:







And the next two are after trimming the outlet openings and painting all furring flat black (framed the outlet openings with 3/4" furring hot glued to the wall)





Back to work more photos later!
post #221 of 1621
Looking good cuz! Bass traps are something I never added but always wondered how much better it would sound if I had. Better to do it from the onset and just move forward. Great progress.
post #222 of 1621
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Thanks Queen - hope your Memorial Day is enjoyable!!
post #223 of 1621
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Originally Posted by queendvd2 View Post

Looking good cuz! Bass traps are something I never added but always wondered how much better it would sound if I had. Better to do it from the onset and just move forward. Great progress.

Bass Traps?! BASS TRAPS?!?!



What's all this talk about BASS TRAPS?!?! You must be from New Jersey, or somethin'!!

What ever happened to plain old lures and fishing poles?! Too hard for you, Einstein?! HA! You prolly couldn't catch a bass unless he jumped up into your boat and knocked himself over the head with your paddle!! Bass traps in the corner?! What kind of boat has corners, anyway?! That's what I'd like to know!! What are ya trying to do here, make me sick?!

I, Roseanne Roseanna Danna, once got caught in a trap and I can tell you - it is no picnic, even when you're not an ugly stinky fish! Traps are unfair, especially when the police don't even believe you when you swear to God that you weren't going over the speed limit!! Doesn't swearing to God count for nothin' anymore?!? I swear to God!!

I'm tellin' you! I thought I was gonna die!

Fortunately I was saved by a famous prince from that country that no one remembers the name of, who just happened to be there and fell in love with me, or I might have never gotten out of that trap, and it wasn't even in the corner of a boat!! So why should some poor fish have it worse than us, is what I'd like to know?!?! Just so somebody can brag that he has a bunch of poor basses trapped in their boat corners!?! That's just disgusting!!

It just goes to show you - it's always something!!

And don't even get me started on all this talk about violins in the streets!!
post #224 of 1621
Epic lol on the effort that went into that last post!
post #225 of 1621
Thread Starter 
Hanes,

Too Funny !!

I'm responding from my home office where I proudly display my fathers 9 lb Boundary Waters Walleye. Dad has since passed on, but it brings me great joy to reminisce about fishing with Dad and family, his proud Navy days, and a lighter outlook on life. I do truly appreciate your lighter side, especially on this Memorial Day.

Wishing All a Good Weekend, and the utmost respect in honoring our Veterans !!!
post #226 of 1621
AH, that bass trap install is just what I needed. I have been pondering traps of my own, but was wondering how I can tie it into the already installed baseboards and finished walls. With carpet arriving in 3 days though, it might just be an after thought...if it is going to be a thought at all. I just havent been able to make that decision just yet, but yours look good, so I will keep watching for a finished product, I may just do it later, over the carpet one day.
post #227 of 1621
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Originally Posted by cuzed2 View Post

CJ,

Sorry about the delay; I have been traveling.
Just measured the sink diameters:

Where the sink meets the countertop, overall outer diameter is 16"
The Actual opening at the top is 13 3/4"
And the inside diameter at the bottom of the basin is 10 1/2"

Although I have not "excersized it with a party yet; So far it seems perfect for my use.

Hope This Helps

Thanks- how is the quality? I'm a bit scared of how inexpensive they are.

CJ
post #228 of 1621
Thread Starter 
CJ,

I was worried about the same thing. I was pleasantly surprised - it is a pretty heavy guage - quite sturdy.
post #229 of 1621
Excellent! Thanks. I'm going to order one today.

CJ
post #230 of 1621
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by cuzed2 View Post

OK done traveling for awhile (I hope). Seems springtime allergies are killing me outdoors. So today is indoors: I will split my time between the Indy Race and working on my screen wall.

My last efforts included pulling down my screen and drapes, adding a bass trap above my screen and then stretching GOM for center channel and header areas above my screen.

This weekend involves Linacoustic and Black GOM for the screen wall and flanking walls.

The next 3 photos are the 3/4" furring added to the perimeter in order to "flush out" the Linacoustic install:







And the next two are after trimming the outlet openings and painting all furring flat black (framed the outlet openings with 3/4" furring hot glued to the wall)





Back to work more photos later!

Update

OK; I have my screen-wall 95% finished. What's left - outlet covers, trim up top where the crown/soffit meets the ceiling, and the VERY last item will be to rehang the drapes and valance after ALL dust producing activities in the entire basement are completed. Keep in mind, the photos below will eventually include Burgundy drapes, these photos are also are dust challenged, however:

After putting Linacoustic on the LH wall:


Next is the RH Wall with Linacoustic and GOM: The flat black area near the bottom right is the access panel for my plumbing, the larger opening on the far right side is the home for my cylinder sub.


Last photo: Includes linacoustic and GOM, and the screen is reinstalled. (although the angle of the camera shot skews the photo - the front wall really is symmetrical


Hopefully my next updates will illustrate the completion of my drink ledge in the adjoining game room. I picked up some 12" polished black granite tiles, and some Oak trim for this purpose (idea courtesy of Hawkeye Josh). I have tomorrow off - but will be spending part of the day babysitting the installation of a new garage door - Oh the joys of remodeling while trying to mantain 20 years of househould wear and tear
post #231 of 1621
Looking good cuz. I couldn't recall but did you hang the projector yet? That screen looks awfully inviting...
post #232 of 1621
Thread Starter 
Oh yeah - I did.
I hung my RSI late last fall and promptly lost 5~6 weeks of progress
post #233 of 1621
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Originally Posted by cuzed2 View Post

Oh yeah - I did.
I hung my RSI late last fall and promptly lost 5~6 weeks of progress

But they were fun weeks, right?

CJ
post #234 of 1621
Thread Starter 
CJ,

Absolutely! Hey did you receive your sink yet? I assume you ordered the drain flange as well?
post #235 of 1621
I had it drop shipped to the granite company so that they could cut out for the sink. It should be there Monday.

This is what I ordered:

BREC16DB
Gourmet Rectangular Hammered Copper Bar/Prep Sink
16" x 14" x 8"
3.5"





D-132ORB
3.5" Kitchen, Prep, Bar Basket Strainer Drain Oil Rubbed Bronze
N.A.
3.5"





C900-ORB
Copper Sink Installation Silicone
4.5 OZ
N.A.



W900-WAX
Copper Sink Wax and Cleaner
20 OZ
N.A.


CJ
post #236 of 1621
Thread Starter 
CJ,

Aside from the rectangular sink - looks like my order.
Looking forward to your installed photos
post #237 of 1621
Thread Starter 
Went shopping today:

Bought all materials to finish my drink ledge / bar in my pool table room.
Actually came home and went to work cutting MDF and preparing the drink ledge for granite tile and oak trim.

Then I splurged and ordered custom fit smoked glass doors for my EQ. cabinet and media cabinet. Total included 3 glass doors, each is 67" tall x ~11" wide. I suspect I overpayed ($300.00 incl all hardware and taxes...). At least it's done, and I'm moving forward....
post #238 of 1621
Thread Starter 
Time for a photo update,
Spent part of the weekend finishing the drink ledge in my rec room.

When I framed this room; I installed a 1/4" thick x 2" sq. steel tube across the back of the room to be used as a bar/drink ledge. Attached along the inside length of the tube is 1/4" x 1" angle for supporting the counter top material.




I needed to add the upper layer of 3/4' base material - this will ultimately be the substrate upon which the Black granite tile will be "installed":


I then needed to flush out the front surface of the steel tube to have an attachment point for the oak face. This was done by ripping some nice straight 2x2s to the correct size. These 2x2s are both glued to the steel tube with construction adhesive and screwed in place from above:


Clamped Screwed and Glued:


Ready for Oak:


And a test fit with the tiles and the "rough-cut" oak pieces:


Gluing and nailing the oak into place:


Ready to secure the remaining Oak and "trimming", (then wood filler, router and belt sander action):


My Thanks to Hawkeye Josh!! many of these details are borrowed from his build.
post #239 of 1621
Thread Starter 
Small stuff done this week:
-Continuing with the Oak treatment for my the drink ledge
-Painting and Installing flat black base-mold around screen area
-Painting and installing plastic outlet covers and speaker jacks for the theater room
(even found some Rustoleum paint that matches the Burgundy GOM - it's called "claret")


Now the Question:
Trying to decide weather to install wainscoting in the pool table room?
post #240 of 1621
Thread Starter 
Take a look at the 3 photos below (the first photo was borrowed from today's EH article on the forum home page); this is the Wainscoting treatment idea I am thinking about adding to the lower portion of the walls in my billiards room (the final 2 photos). What do you think?

Borrowed example:


My Billiards room total size 12' x 21':


And a view of the opposite end of the room:
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