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#190848 - 01/06/08 05:35 PM Re: Basement HT - Progress Report and Pictures [Re: el_giovato]
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Registered: 01/05/04
Posts: 96
Loc: Northern Ontario
I've updated my home theater over the holiday season. I purchased a sectional about 1 year ago, but was unhappy with it from day one. AVS Forum had a power buy, and I picked up a row of 3 Coaster Studios, which got me motivated to build a riser and bar top for a second and third row. The area feels much more like a HT room now, and the Coaster seats are incredibly comfortable. The riser is 7" high, and it gives the back row a perfect view of the screen. I have to find 4 30" barstools now to finish the project. Let me know what you think.

Here's a shot from the back. You can see that I have a proper center channel stand now. I bought 2 pieces of 2" x 1/4" steel from the big orange and welded a couple of L brackets.


Here's a shot from the front of the screen. Looking at this picture, I see that I've not yet removed the plastic protective coating on the foot of the chairs.


Here's a shot of the fireplace/component rack, you can also see the pool table off to the left. I ended up building a HTPC into the top of the chimney box. The chimney pipe actually exits the basement along the horizontal run of the drywall box, the top portion was empty. Heat was a bit of an issue, but I have it such that the temperature inside the box increases by only 10 degrees C while the fireplace is on.



Here's a shot of the riser. I'm using a black leather couch that I had in the upstairs living room. The difference in leather between the HT seats and the couch is not as apparent as in the pictures.


Here's a shot from the pool table room. Overall, I'm pretty happy with the basement. It makes for a comfortable area to waste away the cold winter months in Northern Ontario (although it's 5 degrees C and raining today - about 20 degrees C above normal).


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#190849 - 01/06/08 05:37 PM Re: Basement HT - Progress Report and Pictures [Re: el_giovato]
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Very nice-looking home theater. I want it.
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#190854 - 01/06/08 06:09 PM Re: Basement HT - Progress Report and Pictures [Re: CV]
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Registered: 01/21/07
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Very nice. I like the Thierry Ona prints. You may want to consider getting Grenadine et Mirabelle. With the right light shining, it comes to life.

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#190855 - 01/06/08 06:17 PM Re: Basement HT - Progress Report and Pictures [Re: Mojo]
el_giovato Offline
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Registered: 01/05/04
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Loc: Northern Ontario
Thanks for the suggestion re Grenadine et Mirabelle, I'll look into it.

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#190902 - 01/07/08 08:13 AM Re: Basement HT - Progress Report and Pictures [Re: el_giovato]
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Registered: 11/26/07
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Loc: WI
Look great, wish I had one like it.
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#190904 - 01/07/08 08:26 AM Re: Basement HT - Progress Report and Pictures [Re: DaveG]
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Registered: 10/05/06
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Loc: PEI, Canada
Nice clean look. Nice furnature. Nice job on the raised platform for 2nd row. I also took note of the bar in behind it. Yet another great idea to add into my future plans. It's like having another row and provides a casual spot to sip drinks for when your not watching a movie but might have company over and you have a concert DVD on for background. That's the exact added touch I needed for my room as I am on revision 20 something of my drawings trying to add a bar into my room plans.

Perfect!!! I'm so glad I thought of that. OK so you have pictures to show you thought of it before me.... See my signature. heh heh. \:\)
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#190921 - 01/07/08 10:51 AM Re: Basement HT - Progress Report and Pictures [Re: Murph]
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Registered: 02/28/07
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Loc: Warrenton, VA
That looks very nice!
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#190924 - 01/07/08 10:59 AM Re: Basement HT - Progress Report and Pictures [Re: Murph]
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Registered: 09/26/06
Posts: 258
Loc: New York
Great job!

A question on the room setup - what is the distance from the screen to the theater chairs and the bar?
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#191005 - 01/07/08 06:31 PM Re: Basement HT - Progress Report and Pictures [Re: Murph]
el_giovato Offline
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Registered: 01/05/04
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Loc: Northern Ontario
Thanks for the kind words, I also like how it turned out. The bar is a great place for the family (4) to start our Friday movie night with some pizza and drinks. Feel free to claim the idea as your own, I'm sure I got the idea from some website during my research.

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#191007 - 01/07/08 06:35 PM Re: Basement HT - Progress Report and Pictures [Re: Nachosgrande]
el_giovato Offline
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Registered: 01/05/04
Posts: 96
Loc: Northern Ontario
Thanks.
The viewing distance from the front row is just a little over 11', and ~ 15' for the back row. The riser is 8' wide by 5' deep, and the bar top is 16", putting the viewing distance from the bar at ~ 19'.


Edited by el_giovato (01/07/08 06:36 PM)

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