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post #31 of 176
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Nice looking area. As you know, I love the look of wood in bar areas. Real classy place.

I would look into doing some in-walls for the front channels.


And give up my Sig 2s Design wise in walls would look better but would be losing to much in sound quality. I didn't want lose the room space by framing out the wall to cover up my fronts.
post #32 of 176
How is the sound for your config? I am planning a similar design, but not quite as open, but was concerned about acoustics, I hope it can still sound really good as well as look really good.
post #33 of 176
I say get rid of bedrooms #5 and #6 and build a dedicated HT right there!
post #34 of 176
Really really classy looking with all the old school woodwork. It looks like a place you would drink single malt scotch, smoke cuban cigars and read the stock prices in the wall street journal.
post #35 of 176
looks fantastic. nice work.
post #36 of 176
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How is the sound for your config? I am planning a similar design, but not quite as open, but was concerned about acoustics, I hope it can still sound really good as well as look really good.

I too was worried how the acoustics would be with all the wood but it sounds great. The fluted pieces help out and plus it's not a enclosed room.

As for taking out bedrooms 5 and 6 I could of made a dedicated H/T in the area I have my screen now and move the poker table into a bedroom. As I said before I wanted an area for the guys to hang out and watch the game and an area for just me and the wife to watch movies.

My 1st design idea I was going to try and make it look like any sports bar you see today with neon beer signs and huge posters on the wall. It took the builder 18 months to build and about a year before we finished the upstairs before we could work on the basement. With all that time to design and redesign we came up with the idea of doing a 40's- 50's style pub. We went with doing 2 walls all wood and kept the decor simple with old black and white baseball photos. Being from upstate New York and now living in Arizona you don't see many of the "old fashion" style bars that I love. So thanks for everyones comments about drinking single malt and smoking cigars. That's the exact feeling and look I was going for. If only now my wife would let me smoke cigars inside I'd be set
post #37 of 176
What an amazing room!!

That is exactly the type of bar I was thinking of doing. It actually reminds me of a restaurant/bar that a friend of mine owned years agospent many a late night sitting at that bar.

Do you have pictures of behind the bar to see the layout?
post #38 of 176
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My project has slowed down a bit since I got the room functional. The last month I've been spending my free time either at a spring training game or watching college basketball. Progress slowed once the kegerator was installed. I did get a few signs made up. The 1st is above my stairs going down to my basement into the bar area the 2nd photo is of the mirror that will some day be behind the bar. I hope to get the back bar done soon.



No I am not a Notre Dame fan but thought it was funny


My Dingers logo that will behind the bar
post #39 of 176
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Here is a pic of my inspiration for the sign above my stairs. For the non college football fans this sign hangs above the stairs outside Notre Dame's locker room leading to the field. Tradition is to slap it as you walk by.

post #40 of 176
That's a great sign...Im building a sports bar in my dining room and something like that would make a great addition. Was it something you made, or did you find it on ebay??
post #41 of 176
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for the "Drink" sign a company make it for $20. For my logo I have a friend who owns a marketing company here locally and he had one of his graphic artist to make my logo after many failed attempts to do it myself
post #42 of 176
Today?
post #43 of 176
Great man cave, Dinger. I am in the process of making a bar, which I have chosen a dark stained maple for, very similar to yours. I continue to hear from everyone that maple stains very blotchy, and was wondering what your staining process involved, as yours looks great.. ie dyes, conditioners, toners, and what brand of stain you may have used.
post #44 of 176
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OMG I am drawing out the 1st time posters on this thread. The stain we used was a Sherman Williams commercial grade dye. 2 coats and then a laquer and a finish.

For the people that have sent me the PMs I am sorry I took so long to get back to you. I never notice I have a PM unless I check my spam email account.
post #45 of 176
First time posters WANT YOUR ROOM!

But really, when did they start building basements in Chandler? Are you sure that isn't a cover? Do you actually live outside AZ?
post #46 of 176
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First time posters WANT YOUR ROOM!

But really, when did they start building basements in Chandler? Are you sure that isn't a cover? Do you actually live outside AZ?


For the life of me I don't know why they don't build more. They always said the ground was too hard. I have never turned on my a/c or heat in my basement and it is always cooler or warmer in my basement than upstairs.

here is a nice photo of a hole in the desert dirt





post #47 of 176
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for the people who sent a pm thank you for the kind words. I think I replied to all but the fact is that the progress is slow. Our jobs and now vacations have slowed the finish of Dingers. I did get the poker table chairs today and after staining and finish we will be set on that. Also the back bar shelves and cabinet doors have been done for some time just not installed. We are 90% done. last 10% is the hardest
post #48 of 176
Awesome man room!! All of the wood work is amazing. We have the same concept for our theater space with a counter dividing the room, but you definitely pulled it off better. Great job.

Do any of your neighbors have basements? If not, I bet they are extrememly envious now that temps are in the triple digits. What's the story on that?
post #49 of 176
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About 10% of the homes in my Sub-division have basements. 5-6 years ago hardly any builder had the basement option. Now almost all of them do. They have grown in popularity out here but most people opt for the traditional 2 story home. But then again some people live out here without a pool. Now that is crazy!!!

BTW Frorule you basement rocks.
post #50 of 176
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About 10% of the homes in my Sub-division have basements. 5-6 years ago hardly any builder had the basement option. Now almost all of them do. They have grown in popularity out here but most people opt for the traditional 2 story home. But then again some people live out here without a pool. Now that is crazy!!!

BTW Frorule you basement rocks.

Thanks Dinger, as does yours. And damn I wish I had your woodworking skills.
post #51 of 176
now that's what I"m talking about! Sick room, sick poker table and bar. Well done, well done
post #52 of 176
Congrats, the space looks terrific. It looks like a place you could charge people money to come in and watch games on Sundays. And I'm not just saying that because I love the Yankee decor. And of course, props must be given to the wife for allowing such a haven for guy stuff.
post #53 of 176
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Well we got a little bit more work done. We finally hung the back shelving units and some of the cabinet doors. It is starting to now look like a bar. I mocked it up a bit to give a better idea of the finished product. We still need to install the lights and glass shelves. Still a long ways to go.








post #54 of 176
Wow...I think I'm going to have to change my pants! Amazing.
post #55 of 176
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Wow...I think I'm going to have to change my pants! Amazing.


Thanks Randy. I have a long ways to go to catch you in football helmets. My 1 to your what 32?
post #56 of 176
34...can't forget my Buckeye's helmet ....and the Brett Farve autographed helmet I should not have bought since I thought he was retiring...
post #57 of 176
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34...can't forget my Buckeye's helmet ....and the Brett Farve autographed helmet I should not have bought since I thought he was retiring...


Sorry didn't mean to short change you Don't worry I'm sure Favre will retire some day and maybe his jersey will be in my collection I am thinking of starting. I've always wanted the "Opps I should of retired" jersey collection. Like MJ with the Wizards, Montana with KC, Emmitt with the Cards, Willie Mays with the Mets, and Rice with the Raiders. So many others too.
post #58 of 176
Don't forget Namath and the Rams....Unitas and the Chargers..Randall Cunningham and the Ravens....Stabler and The Saints....and a couple of others....
post #59 of 176
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Well looks like I lost a page of post on my thread. Oh well. I guess I will repost the updated pics I posted last week









post #60 of 176
Looks Amazing! excellent work.

how is the projector screen image with white ceiling? any photos of that?
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