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post #1 of 176 Old 02-18-2008, 10:35 AM - Thread Starter
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Well after years of planning I am almost done with my "Man Cave" I bought my home in Dec of 04. It took them 18 months to build so I had plenty of time to design and redesign my basement. At 1st I was going to do a dedicated home theater room like the many you see on AVS. After thinking about it I never had the guys over to watch movies. I have them come over to watch sports, drink a little, and watch sports. So I designed this room for the guys to hang out and for me and the wife to watch movies.

Me and a buddy did all of the work ourselves including staining all the wood. My buddy has the skills and the tools. I was the assistant Have to thank the wife too. She let me design the whole thing to what I wanted. Also want to thank the many people on avs. I don't post much but I am lurking all the time. I got a great idea from others posts and photos so I wanted to share mine to maybe help others. We still have some work to do. Mainly the back bar and some trim work. I am not that great in taking photos but I think you will get a good idea of what it looks like.






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here are some more

Still got some trim work to do.

lacquer still needs to be laid

I have poker chairs on order.

Our 1st attempt to make a poker table. We found some instructions online and built our own. The logo is taking from the Yankees where I replaced my knickname. I have a friend who owns a advertising company so he had one of his graphic artist touch up my logo.

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Nice!

Two comments.

1. While the poker table looks great, I have to poo-poo the choice of the logo.

2. The movie chairs ... does you head smash into the bar/counter if you lean back?

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A few more

I still have to finish the back bar area.




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Looks great. Thanks for sharing!
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Nice!

Two comments.

1. While the poker table looks great, I have to poo-poo the choice of the logo.

2. The movie chairs ... does you head smash into the bar/counter if you lean back?

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The head clears fine when you lean back. As they sit right now when you recline all the way back they just rub up against the back wall. I am still waiting for my 4th chair and I'll find the perfect spot.

As a Yankee fan I am used to people hating

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Wow! Astounding. What a terrific job on the woodwork. I can almost smell the cigars. You should be very proud.
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Thanks HeyNow. your thead was one of the ones I followed the last few months.

Here is an upclose of one of the pillars

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Do you have a floorplan that you could share? Looks great!

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the woodwork is very nice. how about some 4-1-1 on what equipment you are running?

and, go CUBS.

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well I am a Paradigm fan so speakers are S2 fronts with C3 center. I think the surrounds are cs160s??? what ever in wall goes with the sig line. Pushing the speakers with the Statement D1 pre-pro(soon to be upgraded to the D2 if I can live without it for a month.) and the Statement A5 amp. Projector is the Mits HC4900 and the screen is a Da-Lite 84 inch. Yes only 84 inches. I am only sitting 9ft from the screen. I am waiting fto get a new blu ray dvd player. I am think of getting a PS3 but I am not a big gamer. Want it more for the media server and I don't like that the remote is bluetooth. Won't work with my Mx-850 remote. TV at the bar is a 32in LG. Oh and most important, the kegerator is a Summit undercounter.

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Wow!!! Very, Very Nice! Could you give some detail on how you did the woodwork on the bottom portion of your walls? Material type, etc.

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Wow!!! Very, Very Nice! Could you give some detail on how you did the woodwork on the bottom portion of your walls? Material type, etc.

Thanks.

The wood is maple. I didn't want a bunch of grain with the dark stain. For the panels on the walls we nailed up 1/4 inch plywood and basically made a picture frame in 3/4 inch ply by making pocket holes and screwing them together. Then we just put some trim on the inside boxes. Some chair rail on top and the baseboards are 2 pieces. On the Bars we made it more of a raised panel look


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So, Maple Plywood for the panels, framed in with a maple plywood frame and trimmed out with the various trim pieces in the picture...correct? What color is that stain. I really like the way it turned out.
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Well we mixed the stain from a cross of mahogany and dark walnut. I didn't want a red tint which the flash from the photos gives and I didn't want it too dark. We mixed and matched to get to the finished product. 2 coats of stain and a coat of a lacquer and a coat finish to get the look. We used a safe oil base

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Great job! I can definitely relate to the work and planning that goes into a room like yours.
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Thanks for the info Dinger.
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Looks awesome, kind of reminds me of the Maggiano's resturaunt decor.

Only 1 beer on tap?!
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I only drink one type of beer at a time

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Looks great! I'll be borrowing some of your work.

And at the risk of showing my true fair weather baseball fan status...go Rockies?
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I only drink one type of beer at a time

But having a choice makes it that much better..plus you can keep a light brew & something a little heavier/stronger. Works great if you have picky friends!

As I said the room looks great..love all the dark wood!
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It would be nice but not worth the extra $$$. If my friends are too picky to drink my free beer then they can bring their own. Thanks for the kind words. This weekend I am going to do some more work on the bar. I will update with more photos.

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It would be nice but not worth the extra $$$. If my friends are too picky to drink my free beer then they can bring their own. Thanks for the kind words. This weekend I am going to do some more work on the bar. I will update with more photos.


Do you have any floorplans that you would be willing to share?

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Great room. love the woodwork. What about the textured walls? Is that faux finish or painted over wallpaper?
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Do you have any floorplans that you would be willing to share?


Basically its a L shape room with the theater and poker table in an area 28x19. the bar area is in 9x14 area then down the hallway is 2 bedrooms and a full bath. Basement homes are rare in Phoenix and come finished so I couldn't design the entire layout.

As for the paint most homes here have texture walls. I think it's called orange peel. Painting in dark blue can be tricky to some I do need to touch up some areas. I was also flirting with putting faberic on the walls for sound treatment because of all the hard surfaces but as the room lays it hasn't been an issue

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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.
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Beautiful area. Love the whole idea.

Mike's attempt at a Theater

DIY motorized masking system

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VERY NICE. I am very impressed in your (and mostly your friend's) DYI prowess.

Beautiful manspace.
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Wow, this is very nice. Excellent work.
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