Minor Chord Lounge - A room transformed! - AVS Forum | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 10 Old 12-04-2014, 06:48 AM - Thread Starter
Member
 
Ace Deprave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 197
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 21 Post(s)
Liked: 29
Minor Chord Lounge - A room transformed!

What started out as a formal living and dining room has now become our adult oasis.

When I bought the house in 2003, this is what the room looked like. My ex-wife and I bought the house from her parents and the room was never really used, so the decor stayed in place.





After we divorced, the room got a bit more use as an office, play room, and keeping place for old furniture.



Last year I remarried, and when we sold my wife's house this summer, we decided to transform the seldom used room into an entertaining room. This was an idea I had for the room since I bought the house, and it turned out even better than I had anticipated.

The initial construction/destruction begins...removing trim and decorative spindles:




Let the framing begin!


Roxul Safe'n'Sound batting...we also did double drywall and Green Glue on the foyer side of the wall.


Drywall in place, taped and floated:


Painting is fun!



Walls and trim in place and painted:



Reclaimed doors from Spanish Missions in Mexico:


Carpet removed and TV in place:


Hardwood floor installation...possibly the hardest work I've ever done. The first pic is after 16 hours (on Labor Day), then 7 hours more after work on Wednesday to finish.



The entertainment center has arrived:


Electronics and area rug in place:


Acoustic Art Panels from GIK Acoustics




Construction of the bar, using the reclaimed doors as bar tops. Trim work is reclaimed heart pine that we ripped and ran through the planer. The bar itself is made of plywood and we did a crackle paint finish to make it look as old as the rest of it.






Jazz Fest poster that had been in a poster tube in my closet for 12 years, now framed and in place:
Ace Deprave is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 Old 12-04-2014, 06:48 AM - Thread Starter
Member
 
Ace Deprave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 197
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 21 Post(s)
Liked: 29
Bar lights and new furniture in place. Time to enjoy!!!






My AV equipment consists of
Samsung F8500 64"
Marantz SR7008
Parasound Halo P5
Emotiva XPA-5
Salk Veracity STs
Salk Supercharged Song Center
Rythmik F12 SE subwoofers
NHT SuperOne surrounds

Last edited by Ace Deprave; 12-04-2014 at 07:32 AM.
Ace Deprave is offline  
post #3 of 10 Old 12-04-2014, 09:37 AM
Member
 
Weazy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 77
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18 Post(s)
Liked: 15
Very nice! Definitely an upgrade over the previous
Weazy is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 10 Old 12-04-2014, 09:42 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 235
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 108 Post(s)
Liked: 64
that looks awesome. nice job.
pitpat is offline  
post #5 of 10 Old 12-04-2014, 09:45 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
cesar123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Land of Entrapment
Posts: 1,080
Mentioned: 14 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 390 Post(s)
Liked: 579
Very impressive. Congrats!

Yippee-ki-yay...
cesar123 is offline  
post #6 of 10 Old 12-10-2014, 02:48 PM - Thread Starter
Member
 
Ace Deprave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 197
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 21 Post(s)
Liked: 29
Thanks! We are really happy that the end result turned out better than we had initially conceived.

Samsung F8500 64", Marantz SR7008, Parasound Halo P5, Emotiva XPA-5, AVA Synergy 450, Pro-Ject Debut Carbon DC, Salk Veracity STs, Salk Supercharged Song Center, Rythmik F12 SE subwoofers, NHT SuperOne surrounds
Ace Deprave is offline  
post #7 of 10 Old 12-11-2014, 09:16 PM
DGF
Senior Member
 
DGF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Los Gatos, CA
Posts: 490
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Liked: 39
Nice job! Let's take bets for how long it takes you before you install a PJ + screen!
DGF is offline  
post #8 of 10 Old 12-12-2014, 09:03 AM
Senior Member
 
jrm21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 276
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 101 Post(s)
Liked: 41
Great work. I love the bar.

Why do you say the floor was so difficult? Did you do a nail down or a floating floor? I did floating and while there were moments, I could find plenty of other things more difficult (i.e. taping the sheetrock or convincing the wife to allow all dark surfaces).
jrm21 is offline  
post #9 of 10 Old 12-15-2014, 05:20 AM - Thread Starter
Member
 
Ace Deprave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 197
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 21 Post(s)
Liked: 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by jrm21 View Post
Great work. I love the bar.

Why do you say the floor was so difficult? Did you do a nail down or a floating floor? I did floating and while there were moments, I could find plenty of other things more difficult (i.e. taping the sheetrock or convincing the wife to allow all dark surfaces).
The floor is tongue and groove, and we glued it down. It was a total of 23 hours of working on my knees, getting up and down constantly, having to use a mallet to get the tongues into the grooves. The glue is atrocious to work with and ends up everywhere, and I had to constantly go wash the trowel because it would become caked. I had it on myself from head to toe, and managed to rip off a patch of skin from my knee because it had adhered to my slab...and I guess I'm older and heavier than I used to be.

Samsung F8500 64", Marantz SR7008, Parasound Halo P5, Emotiva XPA-5, AVA Synergy 450, Pro-Ject Debut Carbon DC, Salk Veracity STs, Salk Supercharged Song Center, Rythmik F12 SE subwoofers, NHT SuperOne surrounds
Ace Deprave is offline  
post #10 of 10 Old 12-15-2014, 05:51 AM
Senior Member
 
jrm21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 276
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 101 Post(s)
Liked: 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ace Deprave View Post
The floor is tongue and groove, and we glued it down.

Glue... that explains it. I was thinking floating floor (which is what I did).
jrm21 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off