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The channels weren't too bad, most of the time I would remember to mark the end locations so I could snap a chalk line down the longer runs, that helped a lot. For the shorter areas I could eyeball it and generally get it pretty close.


I have some greenglue left over, I will use some on the soffits but it wont be much, I'm thinking about greengluing a thick piece of MDF to the inside of the theater room door and then wrapping that in gom to match the walls.


I don't know about surpassing you, it feels like I'm moving at a pretty slow pace, and all my friends keep asking me when it will be done, they don't realize that it's going to be a long time...
 

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I worked on the soffits over the weekend, got the HVAC registers hooked up and the plywood skins on the soffits. Also got to work on the curved front soffit, using a technique from Jesto's thread:




3 separate pieces of 1/4" drywall, glued and clamped to form the curve.
 

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Whats with the one pic tease. I'm sure you took more post em up
 

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I took a couple pictures while it was clamped. Each layer was glued to the next, now I understand why it takes several layers. The first layer was not very curved, the second layer was more curved but still had some straight edges, by the third layer it was a smooth curve the entire length of the soffit.








Yesterday I got the final plywood hung underneath the curve, and cut in the four 3" holes for the can lights. Tonight I'll start the final layer of greenglue and drywall on the soffits, when that is done it will be time for mudding and taping!
 

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Hello guys... long time lurker of this site... Fellow Omaha guy here with a huge interest in Home Theater stuff. I am not going to be in the market for one for quite a while so I stop here all the time to dream. HaHa


I just wanted to say that if any of you need help hanging drywall or pounding nails let me know. The more I can learn about this stuff the better off I will be whenever I get the chance to have my own.


Feel free to hit me up for some free labor anytime guys...


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Hello guys... long time lurker of this site... Fellow Omaha guy here with a huge interest in Home Theater stuff. I am not going to be in the market for one for quite a while so I stop here all the time to dream. HaHa


I just wanted to say that if any of you need help hanging drywall or pounding nails let me know. The more I can learn about this stuff the better off I will be whenever I get the chance to have my own.


Feel free to hit me up for some free labor anytime guys...


Michael

Welcome Michael. There are a good number of us Nebraska guys on here to help you out too. If you don't already know some of NE threads we'll post them up so you can take a look at them.
 

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Hi Michael, welcome to the forum. The drywall is completed (thankfully) but the next major things to work on will be the stage and riser. I've been working on it every Saturday usually starting around 9am. If you ever want to come over on a Saturday and help out, or just take a look, fee free to private message me and I can send you directions.


I need to put up some pictures of it now that it is mudded and taped. Everybody who said that hiring out the mudding and taping would be money well spent was 100% correct!


I picked up the tinted drywall primer last night. Next step is to prime it all and then put a few coats of Behr flat black on the ceiling.
 

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Nicely done. I agree, even though I saved some money and learned some things, it might be well worth it to hire out.


I'm just now working on the risers and I have most of the soffit work done. It's really exciting when you get to that stage.
 

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I should be done mowing for the year the middle of next week. I can give you a hand with the stage in the evening some time next week probably only take us a few hours to put it together. I know you already have a idea of how your going to build it but you'll want to run the framing long way will make building it alot faster and less cuts.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...6#post11254106
 

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The Omaha and VA guys have it good. Lots of local support and now you even have people volunteering to help on your builds?


Your room is looking great. I got some green glue on a couple spots on my walls also. Removed what I could with spot remover, then did a skim coat of mud over it. That stuff is impossible to get off.
 

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The Omaha and VA guys have it good. Lots of local support and now you even have people volunteering to help on your builds?


Your room is looking great. I got some green glue on a couple spots on my walls also. Removed what I could with spot remover, then did a skim coat of mud over it. That stuff is impossible to get off.

Great looking build!


I hear ya with re: to omaha and VA. There is noone anywhere near me.


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Great looking build!


I hear ya with re: to omaha and VA. There is noone anywhere near me.


jim

Bet there is, given the size of the community, but you need to let them know where "near you" is.
 

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Whats with the silent treatment. How about a update
 

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I've been working on the other side of the basement, running electrical, plumbed in the bathroom. Etc. Trying to have it ready for the drywall in a week or two. Then I'll get back to the theater side.
 

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Priorities shifted a bit, we found out that we are going to be parents! The theater is still going in, but the big man cave I was going to build on the other side is going to be a kids playroom instead. Well, a kids playroom with a bar, beverage fridge and popcorn popper.



I've got the room completed and ready for drywall. Called the drywallers, he said he would be out this week.


I've got a pic of the main room and bathroom, you can see the bev fridge I just picked up, and the door on the left will cover the sump pit.





And a picture of the deep equipment closet under the stairs:

 

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Congrats on the up coming new addition. Yeah, I know how the priority thing goes. But hopefully you can keep doing things bit by bit.
 
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