Actually not too much until the last few days, mostly hunting for spackled areas that may need an little more sanding. Once I got the doors hung on Sunday and closed off the site lines to any of the unfinished portions of the basement, it really started to feel like a finished room, and I took a few more minutes to look around and get excited about the prospects of finishing up and playing cards down here again. (y) :thumbsup: I hate drywall and being a good sized room with a ton of details/cuts/corners, the last few weeks have been tedious, I'm glad to have this part of the project finished.It's looking great ! Make sure you get the best, extra cushion foam for under the carpet. A cement slab is hard, sometimes even with carpet. It's worth the extra $. So how much time do you spend just looking around at your progress? : )
Yep, I brought home a bunch of darker slate color samples that looked great in the store, but way too dark once I got them home. The bar will have a red oak finish with a slate tile bar top and the ceiling will be the natural brown color, so I think I've all the colors complemented pretty well. I always prefer to sleep on these kinds of choices for a few nights, it's amazing how on occasion something can look waaaaay different after a few different looks. I have a few days, I'm hoping to paint over the weekend.Given that it is a basement I would lean toward lighter colors especially for walls.
I dont like feeling like im in a dungeon
Ceiling will be cedar planks between the bottoms of the ceiling joists, supported on quarter round molding, kind of like this:What's up with the ceiling ?
lol on the sauna. It'll just be the ceiling, walls/doors/trim will all be painted.I think your ceiling looks great - the wood is a nice accent. I have used cedar for a few wood working projects and they have come out looking really nice with a gloss poly finish. I would avoid using it anywhere else though (e.g. walls, doors) as it may turn "sauna" unless that's the look you're going for!
I was just talking about this with @thegymkid. The duct is flush with the bottom of the floor joists, I'm thinking of covering this with the planking as well, using a small strip at the ends of the planks and tack that into the joist at each side. It'll be slightly lower than the rest of the ceiling, but I think it'll look OK, and if I ultimately don't like it it's easy to take down.The ceiling work is AWESOME! Are you going to put anything on the underside of the ducting to finish that off?