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post #361 of 1591
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Day 52: Stairs finished, quarter molding on step replaced, quarter molding installed on riser and ceiling painted with another coat. No pics as the stairs is still drying. Big day tomorrow as the carpet is going to be installed in the HT as well as on the stairs.

My question for everyone is should the stage be carpeted behind the false wall? I'm not sure whether it makes a difference sound-wise. Not sure whether the GC even measured for it but am still curious what others think.

Bad news is the install got pushed back yet again. The RS20 should be arriving at the dealer sometime later this week or possibly Monday of next week. Right now it's looking like 27, 28 and 29 for the install. So while not a Merry Christmas hopefully a Happy New Year!
post #362 of 1591
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Day 53: Few odds and ends but major achievement today was the carpet installation. Very happy with the HT choice. GC put in the can caps and they certainly dimmed the room greatly. Plus with the carpet I'm sure that also darkened the room quite a bit. GC will be consulting with a painter about the faux wood-stained trim and door. Ordered the shower door and very close to the granite choice. Beside the HT trim/door, only other big items are the column for the playroom and bookshelves by the LCD.

HT-Front



HT-Rear



Step Close-Up



Stage Close-Up



Equipment Closet





Sump Pump Closet
post #363 of 1591
Carpet looks great... Looks like you are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
post #364 of 1591
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Originally Posted by Wazzey View Post

Carpet looks great... Looks like you are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Thanks Mike. I do feel like I am finally beginning to see the light. I have often referred to this build as the "basement that never wants to finish". But the carpet installation is VERY gratifying. I just sat down there for a while last night taking it all in .
post #365 of 1591
Lookin' good!

Your future equipment closet makes me feel guilty about mine with it's rats nest of wires, exposed insulation, and random other crap. Maybe a few more filler panels on the front of the rack will help (out of sight, out of mind)....
post #366 of 1591
Wow!

Love your carpet choice (also nice installation work).

I know it is probably listed elsewhere in this thread; but hoping you could share the carpet details...?
post #367 of 1591
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Thanks Jamis and Cuz. But obviously I can't take any credit as it has all been contracted out.

Carpet Info: Milliken (MFG), Grand Elegance Adonis (style), Sapphire II (color) for the HT, while for the stairs runner (which I have not posted a pic of yet since it was covered with a tarp) I went with Couristan, Winslow, Boardeaux.
post #368 of 1591
While the suspense is killing us do you have any of your side wall fabrics?

If yes, we want to see a picture of how they look with your carpet, and also if you have any of the paint you are thinking of for the trim, paint a scrap piece of wood then we can see how it is all going to come together.

It will be a good exercise for you too in order to be sure of your selections, Changing your mind on a fabric/paint color is a lot easier before it is on the wall. Not that you have a pattern of changing your mind or anything like that.
post #369 of 1591
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Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC View Post

While the suspense is killing us do you have any of your side wall fabrics?

If yes, we want to see a picture of how they look with your carpet, and also if you have any of the paint you are thinking of for the trim, paint a scrap piece of wood then we can see how it is all going to come together.

It will be a good exercise for you too in order to be sure of your selections, Changing your mind on a fabric/paint color is a lot easier before it is on the wall. Not that you have a pattern of changing your mind or anything like that.

Me change my mind...never . Anyway, at this point there's no turning back as I've got the three rolls of GOM sitting in my living room waiting for their new home, or walls rather. GOM colors match ok. I was remarking to my husband on how the ceiling color does not really match the carpet or the GOM but it is such a great color. I suppose in the darkened room it will be tough to tell that the colors are all slightly different shades. Again, the interior decorating stuff not my strong suit.

Blue plum is the bottom one while violet is the top one. Also put the black in just for perspective. Don't have the trim color on hand but I will post a pic from another build that I am trying to mimic.





Sorry, for some reason the safari browser won't let me save a photo so I'm linking instead-check post #72 for an example of how Ted just started with a mauve color base and then applied old masters wiping stain to achieve a faux cherry wood look.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...=999615&page=3
post #370 of 1591
wow, nice job so far! Keep it up
post #371 of 1591
Kind of

post #372 of 1591
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Yes, exactly like you posted BIG. Hopefully, it will come out like that once it's painted and stained. Since I have no other updates, I will shamelessly post some other pics. Potential bad news is the install may get pushed back yet again. Will know for sure by day's end tomorrow whether this weekend is still on or not.

Linacoustic Waiting To Be Put Up on the Walls



Candy Waiting To Be Eaten at Inaugural Showing



Stairs Runner

post #373 of 1591
Looks like a roll of Australian Linacoustic to me.
post #374 of 1591
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And the junior mints are in your honor BIG! I recall your mentioning that those are your favorites...and coincidentally, also my husband's.
post #375 of 1591
They did catch my eye. But I found that this gives it a good challenge:



Break a square into 4 pieces and let them melt one at a time in your mouth. No chewing allowed.
post #376 of 1591
The ghirardelli dark chocolate with caramel are also fantasic.


We got a big 24oz assortment bag at Wal Mart last weekend.
post #377 of 1591
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Totally bumming. Just got word that my install got pushed back again . Now, we're looking at Jan. 2, 3 and 4. I'm supposed to go to work on that Friday (the 2nd) but am hoping I can swing a telecommute. After waiting this long I want to see everything. All these delays are prompting my mom to ask "And exactly how much did you pay them already"? I'm not worried about that but I am on vacation until Jan. 2 which would have been a great time for me to break in the HT. After that, I will be completely jammed at work, not leaving much time to have fun. But what can you do.

On a happier note, wishing all fellow AVSers a very HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON!
post #378 of 1591
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So as I sit passing along the time, where Friday just can't come fast enough, I decided to read a book my sister gave me for Christmas, called "The Last Lecture". She couldn't believe that I had never heard of it. She remarked where have you been, under a rock. I thought to myself, no, just preoccupied on the AVS forum. Anyway, it's a very intriguing story and a quick read. Then I went online, curious to find out more information about what actually happened to this fellow. And sure, enough, not only is there a dedicated website to the book but also a youtube version of his "last lecture". For those who might be interested, links below.

http://www.thelastlecture.com/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ji5_MqicxSo

Sometimes we can get so wrapped up in everything that it's easy to take it all for granted and forget about the simple stuff. So, what exactly does this have to do with HTs? Actually, nothing (except for the fact that Randy Pausch may have in some way advanced technology that is used to create movies today), but just a small reminder to appreciate our families and what we have. Ok, this will be my only off-topic post .
post #379 of 1591
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Just got word earlier today that we've got a green light for this Friday...WOOHOO .
post #380 of 1591
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Found out that my doors are not fiberglass but masonite. Obviously, this poses a problem with my idea of the faux wood stain to simulate a dark cherry. So back to the drawing board on what colors to do the base trim, chair, crown and doors. I almost want to do an off-white and just be done with it, but am still concerned about those bright colors being too close to the screen. Though, the room is almost like a cave now that the dark carpet is in and the ceiling is done. Any ideas?
post #381 of 1591
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Originally Posted by queendvd2 View Post

Found out that my doors are not fiberglass but masonite. Obviously, this poses a problem with my idea of the faux wood stain to simulate a dark cherry.

As long as they have a textured embossed wood grain finish you can FAUX finish. In fact just about any surface can be fauxed.

Even if they were polished steel there would be a method to apply a faux finish looking like cherry.


TWO MORE DAYS!!!
post #382 of 1591
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Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC View Post

As long as they have a textured embossed wood grain finish you can FAUX finish. In fact just about any surface can be fauxed.

So do you apply some kind of paint first then? I swapped a few PMs with Ted who did it in his theater. For the fiberglass door you simply apply the respective gel stain and that's it, but for his trim he painted a mauve color first and then wiping stain.

Yes, the countdown begins. In fact, a few boxes were already delivered for the MA rack. HT guy will be bringing everything else though in a big trailer. Picked up my frosted GE reveals for the sconces.
post #383 of 1591
Assuming that your door is primed white it would be a good idea to paint/prime a warm light color that will show through the cherry stain/glaze.

Google Faux finishing doors. there are lots of web sites and utube videos on the subject. Bob Vila Home Again shows a very labor intensive mahogany Faux staining process.

http://video.bobvila.com/m/21319655/...-the-doors.htm
post #384 of 1591
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Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC View Post

Assuming that your door is primed white it would be a good idea to paint a warm light color that will show through the cherry stain/glaze.

Google Faux finishing doors. there are lots of web sites and utube videos on the subject. Bob Vila Home Again shows a very labor intensive mahogany Faux staining process.

http://video.bobvila.com/m/21319655/...-the-doors.htm

We faux'ed our MDF bathroom cabinets in a dark brown color. We did the base coat in a milk-chocolate brown and then a dark brown Gel Stain (Minwax) on top. It turned out great, looks very convincing and was pretty easy to do. Applying the gel stain was about the easiest part.
post #385 of 1591
http://rags2richs.net/faux_doors.htm

Just a note there is actually a science to the sequence of painting/staining doors. You don't do it top to bottom you do it piece by piece as if it were made of many pieces of wood. The end result will look more realistic.

Google for instructions.
post #386 of 1591
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Thanks guys. I already sent my GC the links since he doubted it could be done. He is also consulting a painter that my neighbor used to see what he thinks (and possibly getting him to do it).
post #387 of 1591
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Expecting the HT crew to arrive around 8:30 am tomorrow . Will be sure to take photos along the way documenting the progress. It's gonna be tough to go to bed tonight. The anticipation is killing me!
post #388 of 1591
Almost done!

CJ
post #389 of 1591
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Day 54: Good news is the HT crew is on-site and working. Bad news is the GC put up 3/4" furring strips instead of true 1". Made a frantic call. He will be coming sometime later today to add 1/4" to all the strips. HT crew said they can work around it in the meantime. They're only here for 2 1/2 days so needless to say a very stressful situation!

Progress so far (besides hauling in ALL those boxes) includes building the MA rack and getting the cotton batting up. Have been snapping photos and will post tonight after they're done for the day (though they mentioned they will likely work to at least 9 p.m.)
post #390 of 1591
Wahoo!!!

Just a FYI there have been many theaters built with 3/4 furring.

You just put up the 1 inch treatments, put up the fabric then the molding and you really can't tell. But if you can get it to one inch quickly it won't hurt.

here is one:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...hlight=curtisg

Curtis taught me how to do fabric and has the best sounding theater I've ever had the pleasure of sitting in. (Triads by the way)
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