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Well now I'm confused. Based on the sheer volume of Dick Butkus nudes you have stockpiled on your NAS, I thought for SURE you were a football fan. Now I'm not so sure.
Son I have just as many of Marge Schott and I don't follow baseball either. Sexy is sexy.

P.S. I have my Borgnine collection ready to copy over to your server whenever you're ready. Same directory as I put the Gert Frobe nudes?

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Son I have just as many of Marge Schott and I don't follow baseball either. Sexy is sexy.

P.S. I have my Borgnine collection ready to copy over to your server whenever you're ready. Same directory as I put the Gert Frobe nudes?


My server is a couple hundred terabytes too small to contain your Borgnine collection.

I love my iPhone, but it will never replace my turntable. I've never seen Titanic OR XXXXXXXXX. Alexa is a stripper name.

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My server is a couple hundred terabytes too small to contain your Borgnine collection.
So delete some of your Buscemi collection. How many Lebowski porn knock offs do you need?

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Dear lord this went down hill fast.

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I was happy to hear Raider is getting a pool table. At least there is another person round these parts who likes pool as well!
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Dear lord this went down hill fast.

As most things involving me tend to do.

BTW I like pool. We had a really nice table at home growing up. It sold with the house many years later because it was built in the basement and dad wasn’t going to dismantle it.

If I had the room I’d have one, after I had a couple pinball machines, which I’d have right after my theater.



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I was happy to hear Raider is getting a pool table. At least there is another person round these parts who likes pool as well!
yes A Valley Coin Operated to be exact I use to shoot tournaments back in the day played some dead strokes I love shooting pool this is a Black Table silver Flecks and I'm having them install Gray Simonis 760 felt. Any way this is what I was thinking for circuits.
1 circuit for outlets
(1 circuit for room lights 1 circuit for soffit lights)
or should I put them on the same and have them have separate dimmers?
1 circuit for counter outlets (crock pot)
1 for equipment.
Let me know if this is too much , not enough,

I think this is how the wiring goes correct

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I have a Theatre of Magic and a high-end virtual pinball machine that I built last year (the name "virtual pinball" is misleading. More like a full scale pinball simulator, but "virtual pinball" is what it has been called for about 20 years.) I have about 125 tables on the virtual pinball machine. It has a 4K playfield, 1080p backglass, color scoring DMD, force feedback, 4.2 surround sound under the playfield for table effects, and 2.1 sound for normal game audio, addressable LEDs along the side of the playfield and an 8x72 LED "matrix" in the back above the playfield that all are game controlled to add flashes and game specific content (words, shapes, etc). It isn't a replacement for a real pinball machine, but dang it is close, it is fun, and it allows me to play super rare machines, or machines from old ones to ones from just a few years ago with just a few free file downloads and about 15 minutes of configuration. Colors and brightness aren't so blown out in person.
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yes A Valley Coin Operated to be exact I use to shoot tournaments back in the day played some dead strokes I love shooting pool this is a Black Table silver Flecks and I'm having them install Gray Simonis 760 felt. Any way this is what I was thinking for circuits.
1 circuit for outlets
(1 circuit for room lights 1 circuit for soffit lights)
or should I put them on the same and have them have separate dimmers?
1 circuit for counter outlets (crock pot)
1 for equipment.
Let me know if this is too much , not enough,

I think this is how the wiring goes correct

Sounds like you will have a nice looking table. Post a pic once you have it in place, I would love to see it.

I would do a couple of circuits for equipment. The cost is low and its better to have a more than need to make a change later. I would put in 2-4 if you can.
I am adding circuits as such:

1 for the projector and its battery backup on 1 (15a)(Battery backup is desired so if you lose power while a movie is playing your PJ's fans dont stop causing it to over heat).
1 for my amp's (20a) (Im actaully doing 2 here 1 for my main amps and 1 for my subs)
1 for my music gear (15a) (Receiver/Disk Player/CD player/Phono)
1 for all my computer gear (NAS/HTPC/Firewall/Switch/Wireless/Battery Backup)

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I have a Theatre of Magic and a high-end virtual pinball machine that I built last year (the name "virtual pinball" is misleading. More like a full scale pinball simulator, but "virtual pinball" is what it has been called for about 20 years.) I have about 125 tables on the virtual pinball machine. It has a 4K playfield, 1080p backglass, color scoring DMD, force feedback, 4.2 surround sound under the playfield for table effects, and 2.1 sound for normal game audio, addressable LEDs along the side of the playfield and an 8x72 LED "matrix" in the back above the playfield that all are game controlled to add flashes and game specific content (words, shapes, etc). It isn't a replacement for a real pinball machine, but dang it is close, it is fun, and it allows me to play super rare machines, or machines from old ones to ones from just a few years ago with just a few free file downloads and about 15 minutes of configuration. Colors and brightness aren't so blown out in person.
My next Purchase when room is done will be the slim Arcade



Always wanted a M.A.M.E cabinet they had one at Home goods and it was 1599 had maybe 20 games
or maybe just 2 Mrs. Pacman and Galaga can't remember.
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Always wanted a M.A.M.E cabinet they had one at Home goods and it was 1599 had maybe 20 games
or maybe just 2 Mrs. Pacman and Galaga can't remember.
I've got a MAME cabinet too... Over 5000 games, but we play about 20-30 of them to be honest. Some day I feel like stripping it down to just the games that we care about as it takes forever to scroll through everything...
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Here's my cabinet I made several years back. Not the most professional rig but it serves it's purpose. I have a blast with it. I would love a pinball machine but they are just so darn expensive.

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I build one exactly to scale of a classic Defender cabinet but with a few style changes, and put in the 4 player playfield with dedicated 4-way controller and Happ trackball. This was the 2nd one I built. Nice thing about MAME cabinets is that they can run on pretty old hardware really well. The pinball cabinet takes some seriously good hardware to run at 4K.
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I've got a MAME cabinet too... Over 5000 games, but we play about 20-30 of them to be honest. Some day I feel like stripping it down to just the games that we care about as it takes forever to scroll through everything...
Dude love the cabinet you gotta tell me how you made it? (do you have plans) what software are you running? is it a full PC or a mini PC? is it difficult to navigate? I want a track ball as well so I can get Golden Tee on it. I used to Down Load a lot LOL I have 150 gig or more of MAME games but never built a cabinet would love to get one built starting to run out of room in basement I want a pool table , wife wants a poker table I want a MAME cabinet wife wants a wine closet.

off topic but this was the last thing I built lol and now we have to many cards to even use it!
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Dude love the cabinet you gotta tell me how you made it? (do you have plans) what software are you running? is it a full PC or a mini PC? is it difficult to navigate? I want a track ball as well so I can get Golden Tee on it. I used to Down Load a lot LOL I have 150 gig or more of MAME games but never built a cabinet would love to get one built starting to run out of room in basement I want a pool table , wife wants a poker table I want a MAME cabinet wife wants a wine closet.

off topic but this was the last thing I built lol and now we have to many cards to even use it!
This current one is made from "fine particle board" (so it is heavy) and covered with thick laminate (like a countertop surface) for a super hard surface. A router with slot bit for cutting the grove for the t-molding, and you are most of the way there. I'm using the standard 4 player I-Pac for connecting buttons and joysticks, the trackball is a true arcade one that connects via USB for super easy integration. I am actually using an old 29" CRT type TV for an "authentic look." The PC is some old dual core AMD chip with like 4GB of RAM and a cheap video card with S-Video output (the best display for the old TV that I've had). This thing hasn't been upgraded in YEARS and still runs really well.

I am using a regular full size PC (due to its age) with an external hard drive that I bought that was pre-loaded with games and the menu system. I originally had everything on the internal hard drive and kept buying ROM updates. Then after falling behind a few years, I just bought a hard drive that was updated and like I said had the menu system pre-installed. It also came with a bunch of emulators for other gaming systems, but I don't really use those.

I have plans to upgrade everything again as I have a 150GB download of a new version with a new menu system from mid-2018, but I just haven't gotten around to it. It was a download offered free from one of the normal ROM "burner" people.

Setting everything up is pretty simple honestly. Just takes a little carpentry skills.
Back about 11 years ago I was working with a local cabinet company in Des Moines to run a bunch of melamine sheets through their CNC for full cabinet kits. Everything was set for glue/biscuit assembly, and being melamine it was pre-finished too. I had added the grooves for the t-molding, holes for the buttons and joysticks on two different control layouts (2 player and 4 player options) and the underside thinned out for mounting a trackball with the quick removal of a circle for the ball itself. The idea was to sell them as flat packs. They were charging me $400 for whatever material and all cutting in any color of melamine I wanted. A guy at work fronted the programming fee that they charged ($150 to take my AutoCAD drawings and put them into their CNC machine), and he paid the $400 kit fee plus the cost for glue and biscuits for assembly. I helped him put it together and I took photos along the way for use in a future assembly manual. I ended up making 2 more and then I lost my job and moved. It was no longer viable to work with the Des Moines company, and I just never got back to it.

That being said, my cabinet was hand cut from plans I found online. My first cabinet used the same design, but I added elements from 2 other cabinet styles. My current one is just more standard looking. I don't know if it exists online any more but the design was by someone going by the name of "LuSid".

Here is a link of the site that I used to have that I intended to track my build log on. It is no longer in existence live, so the Internet Archive is where it can be found... https://web.archive.org/web/20160306...de/status.html
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This current one is made from "fine particle board" (so it is heavy) and covered with thick laminate (like a countertop surface) for a super hard surface. A router with slot bit for cutting the grove for the t-molding, and you are most of the way there. I'm using the standard 4 player I-Pac for connecting buttons and joysticks, the trackball is a true arcade one that connects via USB for super easy integration. I am actually using an old 29" CRT type TV for an "authentic look." The PC is some old dual core AMD chip with like 4GB of RAM and a cheap video card with S-Video output (the best display for the old TV that I've had). This thing hasn't been upgraded in YEARS and still runs really well.

I am using a regular full size PC (due to its age) with an external hard drive that I bought that was pre-loaded with games and the menu system. I originally had everything on the internal hard drive and kept buying ROM updates. Then after falling behind a few years, I just bought a hard drive that was updated and like I said had the menu system pre-installed. It also came with a bunch of emulators for other gaming systems, but I don't really use those.

I have plans to upgrade everything again as I have a 150GB download of a new version with a new menu system from mid-2018, but I just haven't gotten around to it. It was a download offered free from one of the normal ROM "burner" people.

Setting everything up is pretty simple honestly. Just takes a little carpentry skills.
Back about 11 years ago I was working with a local cabinet company in Des Moines to run a bunch of melamine sheets through their CNC for full cabinet kits. Everything was set for glue/biscuit assembly, and being melamine it was pre-finished too. I had added the grooves for the t-molding, holes for the buttons and joysticks on two different control layouts (2 player and 4 player options) and the underside thinned out for mounting a trackball with the quick removal of a circle for the ball itself. The idea was to sell them as flat packs. They were charging me $400 for whatever material and all cutting in any color of melamine I wanted. A guy at work fronted the programming fee that they charged ($150 to take my AutoCAD drawings and put them into their CNC machine), and he paid the $400 kit fee plus the cost for glue and biscuits for assembly. I helped him put it together and I took photos along the way for use in a future assembly manual. I ended up making 2 more and then I lost my job and moved. It was no longer viable to work with the Des Moines company, and I just never got back to it.

That being said, my cabinet was hand cut from plans I found online. My first cabinet used the same design, but I added elements from 2 other cabinet styles. My current one is just more standard looking. I don't know if it exists online any more but the design was by someone going by the name of "LuSid".

Here is a link of the site that I used to have that I intended to track my build log on. It is no longer in existence live, so the Internet Archive is where it can be found... https://web.archive.org/web/20160306...de/status.html
Hope everyone had a great Memorial day on a side note if a landscape company tells you the top soil dirt is too wet ....listen to them I spent 2 hours on sunday scooping mud out of my truck and filling a 8 foot hole in diameter where a tree used to be lol back is killing me anyway, That's funny it's lucid's Cabinet that is the one I seen when I decided to make one probably 3 or 4 years ago lol
Update on Theater room I have all outlets done, and added 2 designated outlets in front that will run the Subwoofers I'm thinking 2 Definitive Technology SuperCube4000 Subwoofers but not 100% sure yet better to have power and to not need then to need and not have power. I wired (3 outlets on 20 amp or 12/2) subwoofer outlets and the one for the receiver The other outlets will run off 15 amp since I have to have an outlet every 12 feet by our code. Got all the lighting in the Theater room done as far as Led I went with 6 of them 6" 65 watts each and then the 4 3" leds in soffit soffit lights will be on one dimmer and the led room lights on another I might just get the wireless dimmers Lutron Caseta I think on Amazon is around 78$.
Monday I was able to get the lights started in the Bar area, (did not know there is actually a way to figure out how many LED lights you should use and where to put them lol here is a link if anyone needs this info.

https://blog.recessedlighting.com/re...ng-calculator/

oh here is the Sconces we decided on even wife liked them



Too much drama at work so I am at other location for awhile.
anyway have a great night
Tomorrow night I will be finishing the light placement of the Bar area and then waiting till I can tear out the wall to get Table in.

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A couple weekends ago I did a in home audition with the B&W 702s2, RBH SV-6500R and Ascend towers with the RAAL ribbon upgrade. I also compared the 702s2 to the sonus fabers and the tall Elacs at AVL before i ultimately decided on the 702s to take home to audition. Those sonus fabers are really nice but ultimately I preferred the sound stage and mid range of the 702s2.

They were all great speakers but i just preferred the 702s to all of them a bit more so i ordered the 702s2 in rosenut with a matching htm71 center from AVL and i just got those home last night. They are still in the boxes in my garage as ive been to busy to even unbox them but i will try to do so tonight.
Congrats! I really liked the 700 series speakers as well. Lots of good improvements on the previous lines.

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I've had that picture up since my first "home theater" in '95. Wasn't that a Maxell ad? Bought it at "Deck the Walls" in Merle Hay. It's a little weathered around the edges due to age (but then so am I).

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They are still in the boxes in my garage as ive been to busy to even unbox them but i will try to do so tonight.
Soooo are they unboxed yet? If so how do they sound in your room?

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Soooo are they unboxed yet? If so how do they sound in your room?
They are unboxed, Ive only spent a little bit of time listening, too much going on right now, initial impressions are very good. I need to do more audyssey, i did three positions and i want to make an all 8 measurements profile.
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Boy you sure do got a purdy speaker...

I keep confusing my intentions with my abilities.
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They are unboxed, Ive only spent a little bit of time listening, too much going on right now, initial impressions are very good. I need to do more audyssey, i did three positions and i want to make an all 8 measurements profile.
So by mid July you'll have them broke in enough that we can come over and check them out right

And I second that they do look really purdy!

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So by mid July you'll have them broke in enough that we can come over and check them out right

And I second that they do look really purdy!
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Yeah the rosenut looks fantastic. Thats the finish I would have as well.
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Off topic question.

Has anyone put up ledger stone around a fireplace or internal wall in their home? We are 2 months into a MAJOR remodel project at our house, and part of what we are doing is adding real marble ledger stone around the fireplace.

I've been told that the backer board should be about 1/8" less wide than the finished stone (or in our case, marble) so that you don't see the backer board right at the edge of the stone, but basically have a tiny bit of painted drywall behind the very ends of the so that it looks like a nice finished edge.

So I know that I need to replace the drywall with cement backer board, but here is my biggest question. The drywall that the cement board will butt up against is 5/8" thick. Do I need 5/8" cement backer board, or something thinner like 1/2" of 1/4" to allow for the mortar thickness? Again, the goal is to make it look like it is flush against the 5/8" drywall, but held in place by the cement board, if that makes any sense. That is why I was thinking that I should be using a thinner cement board, but the people at Menards where we got the marble ledger stone seem a bit clueless. One of the "managers" in the special order area was saying to just apply them right over drywall, but these suckers are heavy since they are solid marble and not that engineered stuff that is lighter.

That same person and one other person from the Menards across town said that I just need their "ProSpec® Heavy-Duty Stone Veneer Mortar" to apply it to the wall. Trowel it on the wall (cement board) and then also back butter the ledger stone pieces since they are a little uneven.

Any other thoughts about Cement Board thickness, the Mortar to use, or other tips/tricks?

Here is the ledger stone that my wife fell in love with. Each of these pieces are 10 pounds each, so I want to make sure that these are nice and secure.

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Off topic question.

Has anyone put up ledger stone around a fireplace or internal wall in their home? We are 2 months into a MAJOR remodel project at our house, and part of what we are doing is adding real marble ledger stone around the fireplace.

I've been told that the backer board should be about 1/8" less wide than the finished stone (or in our case, marble) so that you don't see the backer board right at the edge of the stone, but basically have a tiny bit of painted drywall behind the very ends of the so that it looks like a nice finished edge.

So I know that I need to replace the drywall with cement backer board, but here is my biggest question. The drywall that the cement board will butt up against is 5/8" thick. Do I need 5/8" cement backer board, or something thinner like 1/2" of 1/4" to allow for the mortar thickness? Again, the goal is to make it look like it is flush against the 5/8" drywall, but held in place by the cement board, if that makes any sense. That is why I was thinking that I should be using a thinner cement board, but the people at Menards where we got the marble ledger stone seem a bit clueless. One of the "managers" in the special order area was saying to just apply them right over drywall, but these suckers are heavy since they are solid marble and not that engineered stuff that is lighter.

That same person and one other person from the Menards across town said that I just need their "ProSpec® Heavy-Duty Stone Veneer Mortar" to apply it to the wall. Trowel it on the wall (cement board) and then also back butter the ledger stone pieces since they are a little uneven.

Any other thoughts about Cement Board thickness, the Mortar to use, or other tips/tricks?

Here is the ledger stone that my wife fell in love with. Each of these pieces are 10 pounds each, so I want to make sure that these are nice and secure.

I've done a couple walls. I didn't take out the drywall, as I'm not sure what that gets you. I installed 1/4" thick cement board with plenty of the specialty screws to directly tie that into the studs. Then, the thin set bonds to the cement board, which translates the load into the studs. If you're around Ames sometime, you're welcome to swing by and we can talk stone. I've arguably over-done it here, as once you have a nice tile saw, suddenly every surface is a candidate.

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Off topic que&#115;tion.

Ha&#115; anyone put up ledger &#115;tone around a fireplace or internal wall in their home? We are 2 month&#115; into a MAJOR remodel project at our hou&#115;e, and part of what we are doing i&#115; adding real marble ledger &#115;tone around the fireplace.

I've been told that the backer board &#115;hould be about 1/8" le&#115;&#115; wide than the fini&#115;hed &#115;tone (or in our ca&#115;e, marble) &#115;o that you don't &#115;ee the backer board right at the edge of the &#115;tone, but ba&#115;ically have a tiny bit of painted drywall behind the very end&#115; of the &#115;o that it look&#115; like a nice fini&#115;hed edge.

&#83;o I know that I need to replace the drywall with cement backer board, but here i&#115; my bigge&#115;t que&#115;tion. The drywall that the cement board will butt up again&#115;t i&#115; 5/8" thick. Do I need 5/8" cement backer board, or &#115;omething thinner like 1/2" of 1/4" to allow for the mortar thickne&#115;&#115;? Again, the goal i&#115; to make it look like it i&#115; flu&#115;h again&#115;t the 5/8" drywall, but held in place by the cement board, if that make&#115; any &#115;en&#115;e. That i&#115; why I wa&#115; thinking that I &#115;hould be u&#115;ing a thinner cement board, but the people at Menard&#115; where we got the marble ledger &#115;tone &#115;eem a bit cluele&#115;&#115;. One of the "manager&#115;" in the &#115;pecial order area wa&#115; &#115;aying to ju&#115;t apply them right over drywall, but the&#115;e &#115;ucker&#115; are heavy &#115;ince they are &#115;olid marble and not that engineered &#115;tuff that i&#115; lighter.

That &#115;ame per&#115;on and one other per&#115;on from the Menard&#115; acro&#115;&#115; town &#115;aid that I ju&#115;t need their "Pro&#83;pec&#194;&#x00ae;&#xfe0f; Heavy-Duty &#83;tone Veneer Mortar" to apply it to the wall. Trowel it on the wall (cement board) and then al&#115;o back butter the ledger &#115;tone piece&#115; &#115;ince they are a little uneven.

Any other thought&#115; about Cement Board thickne&#115;&#115;, the Mortar to u&#115;e, or other tip&#115;/trick&#115;?

Here i&#115; the ledger &#115;tone that my wife fell in love with. Each of the&#115;e piece&#115; are 10 pound&#115; each, &#115;o I want to make &#115;ure that the&#115;e are nice and &#115;ecure.

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I've done a couple wall&#115;. I didn't take out the drywall, a&#115; I'm not &#115;ure what that get&#115; you. I in&#115;talled 1/4" thick cement board with plenty of the &#115;pecialty &#115;crew&#115; to directly tie that into the &#115;tud&#115;. Then, the thin &#115;et bond&#115; to the cement board, which tran&#115;late&#115; the load into the &#115;tud&#115;. If you're around Ame&#115; &#115;ometime, you're welcome to &#115;wing by and we can talk &#115;tone. I've arguably over-done it here, a&#115; once you have a nice tile &#115;aw, &#115;uddenly every &#115;urface i&#115; a candidate.

Cheer&#115;,
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&#83;o the rea&#115;on that I removed the drywall wa&#115; two fold. The fireplace wa&#115; &#115;lightly off center on the wall, and we needed to have the ga&#115; line run from about 8" in front of the fireplace (wa&#115; under a large hearth that we removed) to put it into the wall. We want the fini&#115;hed product to to be flat again&#115;t the wall. That i&#115; al&#115;o why we thought that removing the drywall would allow u&#115; to &#115;tart with a &#115;lightly rece&#115;&#115;ed &#115;urface and then after adding the thin&#115;et/mortar the &#115;tone would look flat again&#115;t the drywall right next to the &#115;tone.
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&#83;o the rea&#115;on that I removed the drywall wa&#115; two fold. The fireplace wa&#115; &#115;lightly off center on the wall, and we needed to have the ga&#115; line run from about 8" in front of the fireplace (wa&#115; under a large hearth that we removed) to put it into the wall. We want the fini&#115;hed product to to be flat again&#115;t the wall. That i&#115; al&#115;o why we thought that removing the drywall would allow u&#115; to &#115;tart with a &#115;lightly rece&#115;&#115;ed &#115;urface and then after adding the thin&#115;et/mortar the &#115;tone would look flat again&#115;t the drywall right next to the &#115;tone.
That makes more sense. The thinnest cement board you'll find is 1/4", so that's about as recessed as you'll get unless you thicken up your other drywall area. Screwing that 1/4" cement board to the studs is plenty strong, but I'd then tape and mud the seams to reinforce them in the seams that aren't directly in front of studs. When putting the first row up, support the bottom (either by the floor - with shims - or put a metal L-bar or hold it up with a piece of wood). I like to only do a row or two and let that set up before going further, depending on how much you're doing.

As for how to handle the edges, I'd do a thin strip of aluminum or wood trim to get it edged perfectly.

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Doesn't always have the biggest display selection, but Jeff Jones Furniture near downtown CR has great prices and tons of stuff you can special order in and his prices for special order Ashley furniture is still cheaper than buying stuff on sale from the Ashley Furniture store. We buy all of our furniture at Jeff Jones.

Dwell in Iowa City normally has some cool low back chairs, but you'll pay for it. I have my eye on a Stressless brand low backed chair for my 2-channel area once we finish our basement. the chairs are amazingly comfortable but not cheap.

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