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mmulholland 07-14-2010 09:12 AM

Bar construction
After viewing the thread "Rick's Bar" I've decided to post my own bar construction pics as I build my bar over the next month. Before I begin I want to thank Rick for his great thread, photos, and ideas - many of which I will be incorporating into my own bar. I'll begin with some photos and diagrams of my basement layout.

mmulholland 07-14-2010 10:19 AM

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Okay, so here is my basement layout

mmulholland 07-14-2010 10:26 AM

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And here are three photos of my basement including the area where the bar will go.

mmulholland 07-14-2010 11:34 AM

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Here is a diagram of the 10' wall section of the bar. I will have to redo the electrical and rough-in for the wet bar which will require some dry-wall work. I'm also going to have to snake a coax from my utility room to this wall for the in-bar TV.

mmulholland 07-14-2010 11:37 AM

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Looking ahead I'm going to be adding some games. This is a limited edition "Marble Links Golf" game that I acquired. I'm also looking at getting a multicade stand up arcade game.

mmulholland 07-14-2010 11:47 AM

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After a great deal of deliberation I've decided to modify the inexpensive low-end in-stock unfinished cabinets at Lowe's. They will be primed and painted black. The panel is an insert of 5 mm bead board paneling also from Lowe's.

oldognewtrick 07-14-2010 06:31 PM

Looks good, keep us updated.

iadubber 07-19-2010 09:58 AM

Looking good! I love basement theaters. What are you running for a projector?

mmulholland 07-26-2010 02:24 PM

I'm running an Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8100 purchased at Best Buy. I've been very happy with it as a middle of the road projector. Also, Epson's customer service/warranty is second to none. Still haven't had time to do a calibration so reds are a bit strong. I run everything through a Denon AVR-1611 Receiver. XBOX 360 & Sony Blu-Ray player complete the system. Just got Netflix steaming through the XBOX and love it.

TxBuilder 07-27-2010 10:22 AM

Where did you find the Marble links Golf?

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