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post #61 of 163 Old 12-17-2014, 07:15 AM
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Wow that is one solid cut right there. You must have been climbing that ladder with authority!


The HT (and the whole basement) looks like it's going to be a fun playground! Nice work!

The Esquire Theater Construction Thread:
https://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1289590
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OUCH!!!!! I am bald and always cutting my head. My wife just looked at that then gave me the stare that only some one you have been married to for 20 years can give.... Like she expects me to be next LOL!!!

Thread and theater name change!!!!!






Frankenstin Theater


Perfect movie poster...


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OUCH!!!!!
Thread and theater name change!!!!!






Frankenstin Theater


Perfect movie poster...

Many of my office staff have commented that it's a shame I didn't do this in October so it would have been fresh for Halloween!

I am a huge fan of the Univeral monsters and their movies from when I was a kid, so a Frankenstein poster would be great addition.
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LOL man I can tell that hurt like a SOB!!! good to know its healing up
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Melon healing well.
Paid some folks to come paint for me and now drywall is all primed.
Also gotten some 'construction' in the HT going.

Soffit is coming along. Need to spackle and do some detail work. It's 1/2" MDF, 17" wide and about 10" tall. Going to put recessed 4 in. lights over the columns.
Lights here: http://www.amazon.com/Globe-Electric.../dp/B008BG6ZU4
Going to put a small crown molding along the upper soffit/ceiling junction, and then a larger crown along the edge of the soffit to hide the rope light.

Need to build the procensium now that the stage is (mostly) done.

Stage is 2x12s over 30# roofing felt. Topped with two layers of 3/4" plywood with more 30# felt between (need to do second layer).

Also a pic of the hobby/train room. Time for flooring (thinking a cork DIY wood floor) and then trim and then the hobby desk/work space.
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Trying to keep consistent progress on the HT.

Last several days working on the stage (still need sand and then glue and screw), the riser (need to run electrical for chairs and lights then insulate and glue and screw), and today started in earnest on the columns. Assembling first, then making cut outs for speakers. Each column will have identical cut out with a GOM fabric insert in the cutout. Fabric to match the walls in between the columns.
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Just found your thread and am in awe of the work you've done.

My only question (and I'm a little surprised that nobody else asked / suggested) is why you didn't pre-wire for Atmos or any of the other new object based surround modes.

I saw that you pre-wired to go from 7.2 to 9.2 or 11.2, but no mention of going 7.2.4.

Any reason as to why?

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Just found your thread and am in awe of the work you've done.

My only question (and I'm a little surprised that nobody else asked / suggested) is why you didn't pre-wire for Atmos or any of the other new object based surround modes.

I saw that you pre-wired to go from 7.2 to 9.2 or 11.2, but no mention of going 7.2.4.

Any reason as to why?
When I started to plan for a HT, I had 7.2 in mind. As I learned more about HT design on this site, it seemed a more than adequate level of audio. As I heard more about 9.x and 11.x I saw that it would be easy to throw 4 more speaker wires in the walls and be able to expand in that direction.

I have only recently learned of Atmos and it seems far enough beyond what I envision that it isn't worth it to me to redesign and now rebuild any part of the HT.

It may be seen as a limitation to only have 7.2 currently or the ability to only upgrade to 11.x, but it is beyond anything I had imagined previously, so I'm ok to stay 'old school'.
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I have only recently learned of Atmos and it seems far enough beyond what I envision that it isn't worth it to me to redesign and now rebuild any part of the HT.

It may be seen as a limitation to only have 7.2 currently or the ability to only upgrade to 11.x, but it is beyond anything I had imagined previously, so I'm ok to stay 'old school'.
Far be it from anyone here to tell anyone else what to do. But if its not too late, I might run some extra speaker wire "just in case."

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Making more headway. After being out of town a couple of weeks in Feb I've gotten back downstairs and keep plugging away on the HT 'finishing'.

First pic is the mock up of the columns and the moulding. I have a 1/2" spacer to get the columns off the floor. Baseboard is 5 1/4, matches what I have upstairs throughout the house.
Chair-rail at 36 inches up. Crown along the top of the column and the sofit.

Along the edge of the sofit I'm making a piece that is a combo of the baseboard turned upside down, then a small crown moulding-type piece afixed tot he baseboard. It give a little vertical and then angled detail and the LED light strip will be hidden behind it. I'll try to get a close up pic of this home-made piece.

Then a smaller and slightly different style of crown at the top of the sofit that will be 'highlighted' by the up-shining LED strip.

The white picture-frame below the chair-rail will be along the wall between the columns as well on the 1/2" MDF wainscoting.

The non-primed pine framing on the upper part of the column is going to be cut out and a fabric insert (GOM Claret) placed there. This will match the fabric panels on the walls between the columns.

Columns and lower part of the wall will be black.

Next pic shows the placement of the surround speakers. These are Polk 265-RT In-wall Speakers. I have 2 for surround and 2 for rear. Will be covered with the GOM Claret fabric insert (friction fit).

Third pic is 'finished' column. I do like the look of the 'picture frame' type moulding, and having the upper area different from the lower.

Few pics of the colums taking shape. Starting to kind of look like a HT. And a huge shout out to Merrimont Trace Theater for overall creative inspiration.
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And now for today's progress.

I have earned my stripes, shall we say.

I have a full-body ache going on after 2000# of sand.

First pic is the first 25 bags... next pic is the 'after'.
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Looking great, the whole basement!
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Man! No kudos for the sand-filled stage.... tough crowd.

No thoughts? Sand not even... insulation too pink... plastic liner not cut straight...
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Surprised I haven't seen this thread until now - I'm only 30 minutes away from York, and have a similar basement concept with home theater and hobby room with trains (O gauge) and ship models too. Do you plan on a layout for the Marklin trains or display on shelves?

Your construction progress looks excellent thus far, congrats on your progress. I look forward to more photos of your home theater and hobby room construction.

BTW, if you haven't bought green glue yet, I have some tubes left over I am selling which you could pick up if you want and save the shipping.
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Surprised I haven't seen this thread until now - I'm only 30 minutes away from York, and have a similar basement concept with home theater and hobby room with trains (O gauge) and ship models too. Do you plan on a layout for the Marklin trains or display on shelves?

Your construction progress looks excellent thus far, congrats on your progress. I look forward to more photos of your home theater and hobby room construction.

BTW, if you haven't bought green glue yet, I have some tubes left over I am selling which you could pick up if you want and save the shipping.
Thanks, and sweet avatar... "It is so choice. If you have the means I highly recommend picking one up."

I have a small-ish amount of Marklin HO stuff, and am planning on expanding and doing a fully digital layout. It isn't a huge room for it, but doing multiple levels (for a hidden staging yard) and will do a kind of European 'bedroom full of a detailed layout' as opposed to the American 'entire basement layout.' I also have some Lionel of my dad's form the '50s that I will run at a high level just to display it.

I am, thankfuly, well past the GG phase... ah, it seems like just yesterday... but I appreciate the offer.

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Continuing to make progress.

Pics:

- riser getting wired. Testing out the aisle and step lights. Did the double layer of 3/4" plywood, first glued and screwed, then layer of roofing felt and then screwed in second layer. Same as for the stage. Aisle/step lights as well as an 'under-bar' light will have their own circuit going to the Grafik Eye.

- current state of HT. Next on the hit list is to do the cut outs for the 4" recessed lights over the columns and stage. Then comes sanding/prepping any rough area, placing moulding, prime and paint.
Doors should be coming soon.

- stage is done. Just a solid 'thunk' when walking/jumping on it. I can't believe how solid that thing is. I really do love the double curved step and the curve of the front. Just an interesting detail, I think, and a shout out to the Village Theater for the idea.

- from the stage looking rearward. Got the riser done, and today got about 80% on the 'bar'. It's 2x4 base covered c MDF, 3/4 on the front and 1/2 on the rear, filled with insulation. Got all the wiring of the outlets along the columns as well as the riser and back side of the bar. Lighting next. More MDF to drill, yuck.
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Looking really good mtmd11. What colour carpet are you going to have and will it go over the stage? I also like the curves. What man doesn't like curves?
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Looking really good mtmd11. What colour carpet are you going to have and will it go over the stage? I also like the curves. What man doesn't like curves?
Planning on a very dark grey or black carpet. I have seen some nice diamond or checkered patterns that I like. Not as boring as a solid color, and give the room a bit of depth and dimension.

The carpeting will cover stage and riser.
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Well, not in the HT, but a milstone.

Finally got the gas fireplace installed in the game room/sitting area/tv room. I was pleased that my framing was dead on, amteurish though it may be, and the guys did a bang up job getting gased, wired, flumed, and tested. Time to get the drywall guys back to zip this up and do a couple of touch ups.

Also have someone coming to finish the tile in the bathroom, see below.

Tomorrow, time to finish the bar int he HT and then start moulding.

I also got a nice package from fabricmate today with some 1/2" linacoustic, GoM Claret Accent and some 1/2" track. Still to get the black GoM for the screen surround and more track.
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More progress. Lots being done, but at times feels like not much is changing.

Pictures:

---For drilling holes for the 4" recessed lights... had to come up with something to handle all that MDF dust. And this is just 1/2" stuff.

---Molding coming along, but not done. Still need to do the bottom edge of sofift that is going to hide the LED light, and then also the bottom edge of the proscenium.

---Color test with the GoM Claret Accent. Going to cover the horizontal part of the soffit in GoM Black. Love the contrast of the two.

---Rear with the equipment rack.

I'm certainly NOT looking forward to calking and spackling everything... but boy is it going to look good when it's all painted up.
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Got a nice shipment from HD today, some flexible molding to go around the proscenium, other molding to finish the soffit base, and some decorative things for the bar.

Speaking of, laid out all the lumber and MDX for the bar to get framed and 'skinned', will post a pic after I get the basics put together.

Ended up taking over 700# of wastage to the landfill today in order to get the garage cleaned out for a breakfast next weekend. I'm expecting about 60 cars and 90 people for brekfast in the garage, so I had to clear it out today in order to clean it up this weekend.

As the 'construction' part of the HT is nearing completion, I am planning out GoM coverings and inserts and then one to electronics. Bar finishing with hardwood (lots of ideas from Brian's Bar build (https://www.avsforum.com/forum/15-gen...bar-build.html)), and then on to finishing the hobby room.
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The Bar:
--before
--during
--after... coming soon


I laid out the bar in masking tape waaaaaay back when I was first planning out the whole basement and I'm finally to the stage of building it.
It is a 2x4 frame covered in 1/2" MDF for stability and to have a substrate for the bar top and the veneer that will go on the front and side.

The cabinets are form Lowes, in oak. Planning on either laminate, wood butcher block-type, or a copper veneer for the counter top... as you can see I'm a bit undecided. Also going to have a sink up against the wall.

The bar top will be walnut (bar rail and drip rail) and maple (bar top itself and drink rail) for a bit of a two-tone finish. The front (8' long) and side (4' long) will be covered in oak veneer and and then a 'recessed' or 'wall panel' style will be placed incorporating a top rail, vertical stiles, and bottom rail, and then a baseboard, all in oak. I have my eye on some corbels in oak as well for support and a decorative detail. Again, using many idea from "Brian's Bar Build" here on the forum.

Back bar will have shelving on either end and an open space in the middle for bottles and then a bar mirror (Warsteiner).
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Nice progress. Quick question...are you putting oak fillers between the cabinet fronts? It looks like you have spacers directly behind the faces, but nothing flush with them. They sell the filler strips in the same area where you got the cabinets if you want the face of the cabinets to appear all flush.

I'm going to be copying alot of Brian's Bar build and different variations on mine as soon as I start the bar rebuild (I'm still finishing the other parts of the basement and will be doing the bar last). So, I'll be watching yours too for ideas, etc. No pressure!

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Nice progress. Quick question...are you putting oak fillers between the cabinet fronts? It looks like you have spacers directly behind the faces, but nothing flush with them. They sell the filler strips in the same area where you got the cabinets if you want the face of the cabinets to appear all flush.

I'm going to be copying alot of Brian's Bar build and different variations on mine as soon as I start the bar rebuild (I'm still finishing the other parts of the basement and will be doing the bar last). So, I'll be watching yours too for ideas, etc. No pressure!
Good eye on the recessed oak 'filler' pieces. I put them that way partly because I thought they would be easier to secure (glued and nailed) and also I liked the various depths of the doors, framing, and then fillers. It is a bit of a mimic on what the front of the bar will look like with the recessed panels.

Since the 'frame edges' are solid oak strips, it will be a nice little end grain showing and then the filler strip recessed a bit deeper. Because the filler strips have quite a bit different grain, I didn't think it would have all that much continuity if I did put them flush.

I know it's a nontraditional way to string cabinets together, but for under the bar I like it.

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Some updates.

Let's start in the bathroom.

Slate tile for the floor, put in an 'in floor' heating element. Should make the slate tile nice and radiantly toasty.
First granite piece for the vanity. Looks great but just a 'bit outside' to quote Bob Uecher.
Second try, much better.
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On to the bar.

The laminate counter top for the back bar. It's a bit lighter than I had wanted, but most of it is going to be covered by shelves and what not.

Did an 'antique' copper veneer over 3/4" MDF for the bar counter top. Love the look and it's aging a bit before I lacquer it and then do a clear expoxy poor on it. Bare vertical space will be covered with oak veneer as will the 'panels' on the front of the bar.

Also putting in doors. I find I was a bit tight on my cutouts... took those pre-hung measurements a bit too literally. Door handle upside down too. Hey, it's a learning curve!
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On to the heart of it all, the HT.

For the third row of seating I have a nearly 8 foot 'seating bar'. I got another copper veneer for this too. "Wildfire" pattern will look pretty good witht he red'black theme of the HT. Need to do a laqueur and then epoxy on this too.

Testing out the step lights and the recessed LEDs over the columns and stage.
Also now that the 2 doors are in I am finishing up molding and what not.
I decided instead of just painting doors black and having a traditional casing around them that I would do a semi 'hidden' effect with the 1/2" MDF wainscoting ont he bottom with the matching chair rail, picture frame, and baseboard, and then do fabric on the upper part. Won't be truly invisible, but I think it will keep up the continuity of the walls quite nicely.

Trial of the Claret Accent from GoM with the black paint. The 'underside' of the sofit is GoM black.
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Some updates.

- molding getting nearer to done.
- cutting up the OC703.
- making bass traps.
- before.
- after... pretty amazing technology.
- acoustic treatments on the front, bass traps in the corner
- surround speakers going in.

- bar getting red oak rails and stiles.
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Working on the bar.

- red oak veneer in place.
- Bar rail is walnut and the bar top is maple. Took some extra length and tried some tung oil on it. I kind of favor the natural wood look, but I might do a light stain on the maple depending who much the tung oil makes the grain pop out. Might do a light brown stain for the oak on the front and side.
- bolection-style molding that is going to frame the panels.
- overall look, minus the bolection molding.
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Ok, on to the screen debate.
Going with the Falcon Screen's Falcon Vision HD for an acoustically transparent set up.

I like the idea of scope because it seems more 'theatrical' and just looks awesome.
However, there will be more viewing in non-2.35, so I've considered going the 16:9 route.

Room is 140" wide inside wainscoting. Going with a 110" wide screen.
So the scope screen would be W-110, H-46 and D-119. The 16:9 on this screen would be about W-84, H-46.
The 16:9 screen would be W-110, H-61, and D-126. So obviously this set up give a much bigger 16:9 viewing area than the scope screen with masking.

- 2.35:1
- masked down to 16:9
- the huge 16:9

Thoughts?

( I set eye height of around 44in at 1/3 of the screen height. The 16:9 looks good, but does the scope seem a bit low?)
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