The Chocolate Room

Discussion in 'Members DIY Home Cinema Showcases' started by oconnpad, Jul 26, 2006.

  1. oconnpad

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    It's time to get my set-up onto the forum.

    I've moved into a new house in the last 6 months and have a deicated home cinema room.
    I'm actually using 1 of the back bedrooms of my house, house is Semi Detached and the room is away from neighbours so i can crack it without annoying them.

    The room is 10 foot square and since it was a bedroom had wardrobes in it which i took out and installed my DVD and Equipment in the space, with a little twist which i think is cool.

    Attached is the layout, a simple jpg drawing i put together to help you understand.

    Photo's will following in other posts

    Lets know what you think, good or bad or anything you think might be a good idea.

    Paddy
     

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  2. oconnpad

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    Some Photos of the build
     

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    Wow really nice rack you have put together there cant wait to see the finished project! Cool fridge also very tidy :thumbsup:
     
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    I like the fridge.!!!
     
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    Nice job, that's a really clever way of getting a lot of DVDs into a small space!
     
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    I absolutly live the pull out DVD shelf, great work... can't wait to see the finished results.
     
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    Looks like an excellent plan. Can't wait to see the end result.
     
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    Ditto, shold turn out great, look forward to seeing it.
     
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    Look forward to seeing the end result.
     
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    really like the hifi rack and the DVD rack, great use of space and am looking forward to more pics.
     
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    Just like the other comments great so far and I too like the hifi rack along with the beer fridge,must get one this weekend..
    Looking good and cant wait to see it completed
     
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    The way you have got your equipment shelved and boxed is exactly how I am hoping to do in my chimney breast. I wont be requiring it to be on runners though, but yours is definately a neat job.
    Looking forward to further posts.
    Well done.:smashin:
     
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    Absolutely excellent!!!

    Im loving this.

    Any chance you could let me know where you got the fridge from and how much? Im looking for something similar.
     
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    Ingenius use of space, I'm impressed. Looking forward to updates.
     
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    Looking Good! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
     
  16. oconnpad

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    Thanks All for the kind words guys.

    On to the main issue the fridge:) . I actually got it as a present for christmas off my wife. it's a great little fridge, has temp control and a funky blue/purple light in it.
    It's made by LEC http://www.lec.co.uk/Fridges_c1.aspx not sure the model but they have 1 very like it (DF112G) on their website. This is bigger than mine in height anyway, cause mine is only 70cm tall, that one is 98cm.


    The photos above where taken over the course of May & June.

    Jully i've been painting it all up, spotlights ins, soundproof-ish underlay for carpet, curtains, projector mounted and making my goo screen.

    It's just about finished now. need carpet, couch and to finish off my screen. i'll get the rest of the photos up over the next day or 2, i think it looks very well now it's all painted up the 1 colour

    Paddy
     
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    Very nice wood work, and a great use of space. Can i ask one question. How did you get the cables in the walls? were they channelled out first then plastered over or what?
     
  18. oconnpad

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    Streetrod, i just used a straightened out coat hanger and fished them up, luckily i had no cross braces between studs to deal with.
    I had that problem when i was running the power cable up to the projector.
    If you look in the photos that follow this post you'll see 1 of the rear speakers and projector mounted from ceiling. the 3 pin plug at the bottom has the power cable coming out and going into the wall and running straight up to the socket beside projector at the top of the wall.
    This means when i hit the switch beside 3 pin plug the projector goes to standby and i never have to touch the back of the projector.
     
  19. oconnpad

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    Here at some more photos, as i said earlier almost there now.
    Just need carpet, couch (14 weeks i've to wait for that:( ) and finish off the screen broder with black flok tape.
     

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    Just like to add, the only thing that is a bit of a pain is the front left speaker, i have to move it every time i want to get a DVD (i know little to worry about if that's it). So I just put an extra 6 inches of speaker cable and normally move it forward gives me grand access.
    On the decor
    The walls are mink colour.
    Skirtings, arcitraves, door are Chocolate brown (hence the thread name)
    carpet, couch and curtains are all chocolate brown as well.
    Fridge stacked with chocolate brownies and chocolate chip cookies and beer of course.
    Soon i will not be able to fit out the door:D
     
  21. guido

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    sliding stuff looks great :thumbsup:

    some cool some lighting in the shelving red or blue glowing round the components would be the icing :smashin:
     
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    :thumbsup: :cool: :smashin:
     
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    thats some really nice woodwork you've done there, are you a carpenter by trade?

    if not maybe you should consider it :thumbsup:
     
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    the sliding cabinet and DVD draw look even better, you have done a real nice job there. and the room looks stunning
     
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    Like everyone else I'm really impressed with the work you've done there and the(almost) final look of the room.The sliding DVD storage is a brilliant idea,but I can't work out why the equipment rack needs to slide out.Is it just to aid future upgrades and/or tweaking or am I missing something?
     
  26. Kenny Glasgow

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    Helps with cleaning and changing cables as well as equip upgrades I would guess
     
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    Wow. That is just great. We all just know when it's all finished it is going to look absolutely awesome. You must be thrilled with how well it's turning out.
     
  28. oconnpad

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    Thanks all again.

    Guido, i was very tempted while doing the install to do something with cool blue lights cause i've seen a few on here and i do like it. At present i've no plans but it is in my mind if i get ichy for something to do.

    rinho2k, i'm actually IT side of stuff not wood at all but i did enjoy it in school so maybe that's where it comes from.
    My job is actually where i got the rails for the stuff to slide out on and the cable management arms at the back of the equipment. They are of old Compaq servers which were being shipped off for recycling.

    Joffy1780, it's as Kenny says, just for access to the back for upgrades etc, if it didn't move the only other access would be to keep pulling out the fridge and try and work up.
    Another reason is if i want to add more shelves above the current equipment i can take the whole unit out add shelves, it will then need a new face plate.
    Plus it was a bit of a challenge as well and wanted to see could i do it.

    Adamdavid, yes i've very happy, i only really realised it when i painted the whole thing and it mooked like it was always there.
     
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    Well you've certainly pulled it off,it looks great :clap:
     
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    The sliding DVD rack is a great use of space and a great idea. Think I'm gonna have to steal it!! Excellent job. :thumbsup:
     

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