New HT construction pics up!

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  1. Steve U

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    About halfway through...the wife keeps acting disinterested, so I've banned her from the room until it's complete. She can't understand my "vision" so I'll just have to surprise her.
    Appreciate any feedback/suggestions/criticisms on it - my three year old is the only one who's really seen it, and while he's very excited about a movie theater in our basement, it's not quite the second opinion I'm looking for...thanks!
    -Steve Umstead
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  2. Chris Juzenas

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    It looks like it is coming along great. Why the sound board though? Not speaking from personal experience, but almost everything I have read mentions to use dbl sheet rock and insulation for the walls.
    I am assuming you will only be using one sheet (depth) per wall? I am interested in hearing about the results. I want the best, but not pay for it, and this may be the happy medium.
    Again it looks great and I am envious of you and everyone else that has a dedicated HT room. My house cannot be built fast enough!!
     
  3. Steve U

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    I did the Sound Board because it was only about a buck more than sheet rock. Had planned on double sheetrock, but went with sound board. Heard good reviews from a contractor buddy about noise insulation. Should have the sheetrock up this weekend, so this double layer plus the R11 insulation should make it pretty soundproof. Also had to triple layer the HVAC for noise.
    Thanks for your comments!
     
  4. Andres Munoz

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    Very nice Steve. It's coming along great.
    Hurry up with the rest and take more pictures [​IMG]. I love these type of websites where HT construction from scratch is documented.
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  5. Ken Cline

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    Man, I envy you guys with basements. We don't have
    them out here in earthquake country [​IMG]
    Looking good Steve!
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  6. Kyle Richardson

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    Looks great. I envy those that have the room for a dedicated theater.
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  7. Brett Robert

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    You are at about the same stage as me. Wana race..... I used steal studs on my screen wall only. I needed it strait. I was afraid of the walls not being soild enough and they would vibrate with heavy bass? Any thought on that, Well I guess you do you did it. What color sceam are you going to do? I see purple and gold on your web sit?
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  8. Philip Hamm

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    Looks great, thanks for sharing! Keep it up, we'd like to see the phases!
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  9. RAF

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    Steve,
    Nice HT progress, nice site, nice name for the HT!
    I'll be watching.
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
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  10. David A. Frattaroli

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    Steve, Brett, why the aluminum stud instead of lumber?
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  11. Brett Robert

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    I used metal studs for my screen wall because of the warping and twisting I see with dimensional lumber. I wanted the wall strait, and true. I got it. Also it shouldn't shrink as it dries out. Thus popping screw heads through. The only thing that worries me is the possibility of the wall reverberating when I get the rest of the walls and doors up. It doesn't now but the room isn't tight. Still under construction, but I'm using it. See for your self.
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  12. Steve U

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    I used it because of the ease compared to wood. Cut it with tin snips, screw it together, carry 10 studs at a time instead of 2. I'm gluing and screwing, layer of sound board followed by layer of 1/2" sheetrock, so I don't anticipate any reverb.
    Although the website is done in a gaudy purple & gold, I'll be going with burgundy/gray with black theater seats.
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  13. David A. Frattaroli

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    Brett, what did you use on the curved face of your stage? Bender-board?
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  14. Brett Robert

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    That is Masonite. I am going to put 1/4 inch drywall or 3/8 over the top. Then I am going to wrap the whole thing in carpet. Hope that helps.
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  15. Steve U

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    Love the stage look, Brett. I think I'm going to incorporate one as well. Do you think a 1/4" luann or similar would bend well?
    BTW, love the lawn chairs. That's what mine will look like when I run out of money... ;-)
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    I'm a bit farther along got the walls up and painted, molding applied. Working on the Entertainment cabinet, next the seating platform and Theater Seats !
     
  17. Steve U

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    Tough weekend, but the sheet rock is up! New pics have been added (including a shot of the official apprentice, 3 yr old Zack).
    Check out the latest picture with the "sparkles" in it. Thought it was dust on the lens, etc., but then I figured it out. I had just ripped up some insulation batts to fit smaller spots a few minutes earlier.
    Word of warning to DIYers - wear gloves, goggles, and a mask when working with ANY insulation. As the picture shows, you don't really know what's floating around in the air!
    How are we looking so far? Just about ready to spackle!
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    Steve,
    Is the Kraft backing facing into the theater area?
    If so I would like to share some info my builder gave me during construction.
    ---Andy Garabedian
     
  19. Steve U

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    Andy - it sure is...uh, oh...what did I do wrong? Any time I've ever used insulation, the kraft has faced towards the room to be insulated...
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  20. andyg

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    During my installation I was told by my builder and a few on another forum to face the Kraft paper away from the room(yes its opposite of conventional building), so that the sound waves would have to travel through the insulation before reaching the paper, then pass back through the insulation again before hitting the inside part of the wall. By then most of the sound energy has been dissipated. Having the Kraft paper face into the room can cause some frequencies to be reflected back into the inside wall with higher energy potential.
    --Andy Garabedian
     

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