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Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by richard_v, Nov 10, 2003.

  1. richard_v

    richard_v Well-Known Member

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    Richard, I would like to know how you framed the arc over the stage. I would like to do the same in my theater, I looked at the pics but you don't have any when it was framed. I you have the plans that would be even better.

    Thanks!

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    Pix have been added!
     
  2. Mike Franklin

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    Thanks richard_v that helps out a lot.
     
  3. Clay M

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    Absolutely beautiful. Framing on my HT and basement starts in 2 weeks. Seeing stuff like this has me drooling (and changing my mind alot about what I want things to look like hehe).
     
  4. Greg Welch

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    Rich,

    Your theater looks amazing!

    Can you give us the specs, rooms size, screen size? Also, what steps were the best/worst. From your photos it seems like the drywall and mud phase was not much fun.

    Nicely done!

    Greg.
     
  5. Chris Cash

    Chris Cash Well-Known Member

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    Are you going to put anymore pics up of your seating and speaker placement?

    ~C.C.~
     
  6. JohnGil

    JohnGil Well-Known Member

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    Absouluty a great looking theater. Great job!
     
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    truly one of the best I have seen so far... inspiring
     
  9. richard_v

    richard_v Well-Known Member

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    Can you give us the specs, rooms size, screen size? Also, what steps were the best/worst. From your photos it seems like the drywall and mud phase was not much fun.
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    Thanks again for the kind words.

    My HT is approx. 19x16, save for the equipment wall which is angled to accommodate HVAC ducts (see pix). The 16x9 screen is 9 ½ feet wide - constructed with artist canvas stapled to a frame I built with 2x2s. The screen works well with my Z1 - first comments are usually how rich and detailed it picture is. The specs on my 6.1 sound is modest, but it sounds great to my ears: Panasonic receiver and DVD, Infinity speakers: RS5, CC3, RS3, RS1, Aiwa sub.

    I actually enjoy the mudding stage of construction. The sanding is want I dread the most. The most labor intensive job was hanging drywall and moving all of the stage sand to the basement. Since I mainly worked on the theater late on weekend nights, I did all of the work myself – next time I will coax my buddies with beer and pizza!

    The most enjoyable part of the HT build was conceiving ideas and educating myself how to build the darn HT as I went along. RC, roofing felt, carpet on walls, risers, stages, fiberboard, etc. were all new to me. The worst steps were the many changes I made along the way, such as tearing out my 1st stage and removing the door to the equipment room in favor of a built in bookcase.

    All in all it turned our very nice. It is a real pleasure to watch and hear a movie as it was met to be. I got Raiders as a Xmas gift which I had not watched in years as I was burnt out with it – the theater made it like a new movie all over again.
     
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    Very Very Nice!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    link doesn't work [​IMG]
     
  12. Al_S

    Al_S Well-Known Member

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    Very nice looking theater! Excellent job!
     
  13. Jack Ferry

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    Nice job, Richard. I showed my wife your photos, and I think she finally gets it! (Up to now, my project has appeared to be just an excuse to play with 2 by 4s and sawdust.)
     
  14. Bill Fletcher

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    Probably a stupid question for those that know what they're doing, but what is the sand in the stage used for?

    By the way - Awesome job on the room. I'm planning on building a home theater in a new house that we are going to build soon and your pics gave me lots of ideas. Thanks.

    Bill
     
  15. Nick P

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    Bill,

    The sand is used for dampening purposes. A hollow stage or riser will have a tendency to resonate.
     
  16. Kevin Terry

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    Wow you all have some really nice home theaters, I just have a DVD player (hooked up to my 1987 TV via an RF modulator), which rests beneath the VCR,which rests beneath the RCA amplified antenna.
     
  17. Johnny Mo

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    I'm speechless, so I'll just go with WOW! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I plan to do my dedicated theater over the next year or so as well, I hope you won't mind me asking a few questions when I get going. (okay I'm lying I'll be asking ALOT of questions)
     

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