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Over the last several months I've been working on finishing my basement. The entire project took me about 4 months working mostly at night and on the weekends. There is still some things that need to be completed.

There are now two rooms. One for media, which has been wired for 5.1 surround and also has an AV rack in a closet under that stairs that houses all the electronic equipment. The other room is my for my computers. I took lots if before and after pictures.

Check em out!
Some rough framing shots



This is where the AV rack will be.


This is the TV wall. Blocking and wiring for the front 3 speakers.


TV wall done!


AV Rack done. I still have some trim work to do on the stairs


The back side of the AV rack.

My computer area.



I have tons more pictures of the contruction if anyone is interested in seeing them.
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Heres a few shots of what was done upstairs to access the basement.


I took down the walls around the stairs to open it up.




This is the stairway completed.


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Dump the whole build's pics! I love build threads like these!

Definitely a huge benefit of owning your home instead of renting an apartment . Oh, one day...
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post #4 of 21
Great job, cant wait to buy a place so I can do these kinds of projects!
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Awesome Job!

Sheet rocking and joint filling is not a fun task. Looks great, are you just a DIYer or do you do this stuff for work?

Nice wiring job on the AV cabinet as well. Very neat.

Are you using an IR repeater or RF remote system to control the AV gear?
Edited by identitycrisis - 11/7/11 at 7:40am
     
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Thanks for kind words!
I'm a general contractor. I had some help from friends that are also tradesman along the way.

There was no joint compounding done here. It was all done with blueboard and veneer plaster. I know better

For controlling the AV gear im using irule with my ipad. It uses a a network gateway that connect everything using ir. I will get some close up shots.
For the HTPC im using the Lenovo n5902.
Edited by SDriver - 11/7/11 at 7:55am
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Thanks for kind words!
I'm a general contractor. I had some help from friends that are also tradesman along the way.

There was no joint compounding done here. It was all done with blueboard and veneer plaster. I know better

For controlling the AV gear im using irule with my ipad. It uses a a network gateway that connect everything using ir. I will get some close up shots.
For the HTPC im using the Lenovo n5902.
Cool.

Veneer Plaster is that much easier? Ive been doing a bathroom ceiling for my mother in law, we replace the sheetrock because the paint and what not was cracking and peeling across the whole thing... smoothing the surface out is driving me crazy, especially working over my head looking up the whole time. I did a complete kitchen remodel for her, and I think Id rather take that project again over this one. haha

The ipad trick is neat, I used to install home theaters, and just when I got out of it, that stuff was starting to become popular.

Now they have Iphone apps for the industrial control systems I work on. LOL.

Also, i cant believe you showed pictures of a media room without a full rundown on the components!

Again, looks good!
     
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Here some shots of the global cache and the ir repeaters used to control the AV gear with irule.

This is the global cache.


This is one of the ir repeaters. There are two more. One for the tv and one on the blu ray player.


Heres an updated shot of the rack. It now has an HTPC and the cable box is gone!
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Veneer plaster is great, but you need a professional. For something as small as bathroom ceiling joint compounding is the way to go. It just takes practice to get good with it. Try using a 12" for the seams trowel and apply very thin coats.

Ok, your right was was I thinking not listing all the gear!
The speakers and sub are all SVS. svssound.com
Front 3 -SCS-02s
Rear surrounds- SBS-02
Subwoofer is an- PB12-NSD

Onkyo Receiver TX-SR607
Samsung Blu Ray player BD-P1600
APC H15 Power Conditioner
Samsung 47" LED LCD
HTPC-i3-2100


Here are some close up shot of the AV gear.



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Dang Nice! All you need next is an Eyefinity/Surround setup, some lava lamps (I love Lava lamps ) around the TV and you can start a massive LAN CS:S/TF2/Killing Floor/L4D party with some split screen Halo by the side.

+reps to you. If I had a basement (living in a condo, not complaining tho ).....
    
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