Originally Posted by SBuger
I just took a look at your before and after pics, wow that's a nice change. Its even easier on your eyes in the pics, so probably better for video as well! I'm well aware of what velvet can do now since putting some up, so nice there as well on your curtain up front!
I've admired your basement and setup for a long time, but wow, it's really nice now! I like your Metallica stuff and metal poster on the wall too, bad ass. An awesome room to spend time in I'm sure.
Thanks! Yeah, those Metallica records have been the one constant in the room since long before I had a projector. After painting I had a fleeting thought of growing up a bit and not putting them back up. I quickly decided that I'm not fully ready to embrace this whole grown up thing.
Originally Posted by beastaudio
Killer Carp!!!! I have two questions tho on application
Did you sand then paint the ceiling? I've heard that is a HUGE task to get popcorn/sponge off the sheetrock. My whole house it littered with that junk and I've contemplated many times doing as such but hear nothing but nightmare stories about getting it to look nice and uniform. Mouse ears flat I guess helps a lot with that.
What was your process for raising the riser? I've also thought about this as mine is only 10" and needs to be much higher to get full clearance of screen viewing for the rear seats. 15" would do the trick but aside from installing 4x4 stilts and re-doing the wood sides I have now, it too would be a pretty sizable task. I might as well just build another riser from my design thinking....
My basement ceiling is the only room in the house with a knockdown ceiling, so I didn't have to scrape popcorn. Funny you mention that though because I plan on scraping some of the other rooms in the house this summer. Yeah, I hear it's not much fun.
With the riser I flipped it and screwed 3 layers of 2x4's round the perimeter and wrapped them in velvet. I used more 2x4's in the center area so it won't dip in the middle.
Originally Posted by lukeamdman
When are you guys having another GTG or crawl? I need to make it down there.
There is talk of doing one next spring - Doug will have his room done and even without that his house was already the place to be.