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post #51 of 461 Old 03-15-12, 08:31 AM
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Re: PTAaron's Movie Room/Game Room/Bar

My friends have been trying to talk me into getting into Skyrim - but, after my WoWcrack addiction, I swore off games until I get the HT done.

I like that color - looking forward to seeing it on your walls!


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It looks great at the moment already, but I know the feeling of longing to use and enjoy it. The first look I looked mainly at the pictures, but now I gave your thread a second look to read more.

You were wondering how to make the room acoustically symmetrical. The removal of the mirror wall is a good start. It is actually quite difficult to accomplish. My first question would be what you're experiencing? Do you feel the sound is out of balance? Can you make pictures with the curtains open?


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My friends have been trying to talk me into getting into Skyrim - but, after my WoWcrack addiction, I swore off games until I get the HT done.

I like that color - looking forward to seeing it on your walls!
Skyrim is a lot of fun - I highly recommend it if you have the time. My dad is a WOWcrack addict as well - but he has been stuck in New Mexico without an internet connection and he is LOVING Skyrim.

I excited, and a bit nervous about getting it painted ... but mostly excited!

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It looks great at the moment already, but I know the feeling of longing to use and enjoy it. The first look I looked mainly at the pictures, but now I gave your thread a second look to read more.

You were wondering how to make the room acoustically symmetrical. The removal of the mirror wall is a good start. It is actually quite difficult to accomplish. My first question would be what you're experiencing? Do you feel the sound is out of balance? Can you make pictures with the curtains open?
Thanks for reading through

Honestly right now it sounds "just fine" to me as far as balance... but I'm not sure if it is just a case of "I don't know how much I don't know" or if it really is "good enough". My comment about the balance was more in reference to the idea of covering the mirrors with acoustic panels - I was concerned that one side would be "dead" while the other side wouldn't match. With the current plan of removing the mirrors this coming Sunday - I can focus on putting acoustic treatments up just where needed, and I should be able to do them equally

Actually - the sectional couch in there might make it a challenge still just because it covers part of the left wall. Once I get actual theater seating it will be a much easier (in theory) task.


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Discovered a "restaurant supply warehouse" near our house, and took a trip up there today... Found a few great deals including a set of very comfortable bar stools for under $50 each:


Also got a few more odds and ends for the bar - but not worth putting up photos of

Also started taking things out of the movie room to get ready for the mirror tear down... and in the process decided to see IF I had the space to do 2 rows with a riser. I mocked it up with pieces of my sectional couch using 4x4s and an old steel door:




Turns out that the riser needs to be at least double that height - but there is plenty of space for it with a lot of room on either side.

I also pulled down the curtains and got some photos:






Looks like I will be patching a lot of small holes - since I had stapled the curtains to the wall... Oops!


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Aaron,

One thing to keep in mind when putting the 2nd row in - if you want to do some kind of recliner, you will probably need to put at least 5 feet between rows.

Also, I found a riser height calculator a while back - here it is - hope it helps!


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One thing to keep in mind when putting the 2nd row in - if you want to do some kind of recliner, you will probably need to put at least 5 feet between rows.

Also, I found a riser height calculator a while back - here it is - hope it helps!
Thanks, that's a good tip. I'll check out that site too. I was just playing around since I had the stuff moved around anyway
We may not end up doing it at all because we do like playing Wii and playstation move games, and we would lose our "playing space".


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Few more pictures (I tend to over do it with pictures)...

Equipment shelves sealed off to protect from drywall dust:


Mirrors all taped up and floor covered in layer of thin plastic, old carpet, then 3.5mil plastic doubled over:


Posters draped in thin plastic for dust protection:


TV certainly looks bigger when it is out of the room:


Pool table looks like it got smaller or something...


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Busy couple of hours...
Mirrors ended up just popping off the wall very easily. Here is a very flattering shot of my friend Mat removing a mirror:


Once they came down we scraped off the construction adhesive and sanded down the damaged areas:


...and the first layer of mud was applied:


We have since gone back with a hair drier and dried those patches, sanded, and applied a second layer. That will be allowed to dry on its own, then I will sand it an apply a third layer of mud before we prime and paint. I'll get some pictures of the dried second layer tonight...


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Nice Aaron - glad to see the mirrors popped off easy - sure makes for less work!


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Do you have "before" measurements? It would be interesting to see the before and after effect...
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