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#114038 - 10/25/05 10:04 PM Basement HT - Progress Report and Pictures
el_giovato Offline
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Registered: 01/05/04
Posts: 96
Loc: Northern Ontario
I’ve been meaning to post pictures of my HT gear for a while, and the construction start of the basement HT seemed like a good opportunity. We’ve decided to finish ~ 65% of the basement in our split entry bungalow that we built last year. The main section is open concept, and consists of a HT area, Kids Play area and Pool Table area.

Front wall: This is the strapped and insulated back wall of the house, which is the darkest corner of the basement and lends itself perfectly to a front projection screen.


Right side wall: The right QS8 will be located between the window and the beam. The back of the beam is ~ 14 feet from the front wall.


Left side wall: The doorway has been eliminated, opening up the entrance to the basement. The left QS8 will be located on the yellow portion of the wall, ~ 5” from the ceiling.


Back wall: The back of the room opens up to the play room section. The total length of the room is ~ 35ft.


The next group of pictures shows roughly the same areas of the rooms after the drywall. This is the current state of the room as of today, Oct 25, 2005.







We've designed the peninsula fireplace surround to house the HT gear. I'm looking forward to seeing this roughed in!


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#114039 - 10/25/05 10:08 PM Re: Basement HT - Progress Report and Pictures
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Registered: 01/29/04
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Loc: Iowa
Looking very good Dan! It was not that long ago that my basement looked very similar, it is so nice when it is done...
Are you planning on boxing in the I-Beam across the ceiling?

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#114040 - 10/25/05 10:24 PM Re: Basement HT - Progress Report and Pictures
el_giovato Offline
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Registered: 01/05/04
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Loc: Northern Ontario
I'm certainly looking forward to having my HT back, I've been over a year without one. The picture I posted was from yesterday, before the bulkheads were framed and drywalled.



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#114041 - 10/26/05 01:02 AM Re: Basement HT - Progress Report and Pictures
pmbuko Offline
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Registered: 04/02/03
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Looks great! I've always loved DIY progress pictures. Some day soon I'll have my own to share -- unless I find a perfect home with everything as I want it.... yeah, right.
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#114042 - 10/26/05 10:14 AM Re: Basement HT - Progress Report and Pictures
el_giovato Offline
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Registered: 01/05/04
Posts: 96
Loc: Northern Ontario
Thanks.
This project has not been completely DIY. Three years ago, before the kids, I would not have even considered having a contractor do any work on my house. But time is more precious these days, and I'd much rather be hanging out with the family then working every evening and weekend in the basement. I hired a drywall company to do the framing (steel stud) and drywall. I added some insulation (yuck), roughed in the electrical, pulled the audio/video cables, and did various other small jobs (HVAC, central vac etc.). They start taping today, therefore the basement should be ready for paint by Monday. I’m really looking forward to the big screen, and running the QS8 and VTF-3 MKII though their paces!


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#114043 - 10/26/05 12:03 PM Re: Basement HT - Progress Report and Pictures
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Registered: 07/12/05
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Loc: Western Canada (just)
In reply to:

I hired a drywall company to do the framing (steel stud) and drywall.




Good decision. This type of work is really an artform. Yes a lot of people can "do drywall" but the pros can really make a difference so that you don't see seams and other imperfections.

Just out of curiosity, how tall from floor to ceiling? What are you going to use for floor coverings?

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#114044 - 10/26/05 12:13 PM Re: Basement HT - Progress Report and Pictures
tomtuttle Offline
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Registered: 06/20/03
Posts: 8290
Loc: Tacoma
Great pictures, Dan!

In reply to:

We've designed the peninsula fireplace surround to house the HT gear




Okay, I'll bite. What the heck are you talking about?
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#114045 - 10/26/05 01:20 PM Re: Basement HT - Progress Report and Pictures
el_giovato Offline
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Registered: 01/05/04
Posts: 96
Loc: Northern Ontario
After the resilient channel and drywall ceiling, it's 8'2". My finished height will be 8'1" once I lay the delta-fl subfloor, and laminate. I considered carpet for the added warmth, but I'm always hesitant to lay carpet in a basement.

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#114046 - 10/26/05 01:30 PM Re: Basement HT - Progress Report and Pictures
el_giovato Offline
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Registered: 01/05/04
Posts: 96
Loc: Northern Ontario
The fireplace is of the 3-sided peninsula variety, similar to the one on the attached link. I've built a base that places the FP ~ 39" away from the outside wall. I will build a cabinet in this 39" opening between the FP and the wall, which will house my AV equipment. The drywallers are framing it today; I can post a picture tonight if you are interested.

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#114047 - 10/26/05 01:35 PM Re: Basement HT - Progress Report and Pictures
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Registered: 09/27/04
Posts: 10904
Loc: Central NH
In reply to:

I can post a picture tonight if you are interested.



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