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#41 of 57 richard_v

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Posted November 26 2003 - 09:47 AM

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.

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#42 of 57 Mike Franklin

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Posted November 26 2003 - 12:40 PM

Thanks richard_v that helps out a lot.

#43 of 57 Clay M

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Posted December 18 2003 - 02:38 AM

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).

#44 of 57 Greg Welch

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Posted December 19 2003 - 11:14 AM

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.

#45 of 57 Chris Cash

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Posted December 19 2003 - 12:30 PM

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

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#46 of 57 JohnGil

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Posted December 19 2003 - 02:42 PM

Absouluty a great looking theater. Great job!

#47 of 57 Derek Iverson

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Posted December 21 2003 - 09:12 AM

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Originally posted by: Greg Welch
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.
I would like to know this stuff as well. I would also like to know how much you spent on all of the materials (lumber, carpet, drywall, etc.). I'm thinking about turning my basement into a HT, but I have no idea how much it would cost. I'm willing to do all of the work myself. It can't be that hard. Posted Image
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#48 of 57 Lyle_E

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Posted December 22 2003 - 12:49 AM

truly one of the best I have seen so far... inspiring
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#49 of 57 richard_v

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Posted December 23 2003 - 04:01 AM

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.

#50 of 57 James_S

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Posted December 23 2003 - 05:59 AM

Very Very Nice!!! Posted Image Posted Image
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#51 of 57 Ryan.S.

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Posted December 23 2003 - 11:06 AM

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#52 of 57 Al_S

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Posted December 25 2003 - 10:15 AM

Very nice looking theater! Excellent job!

#53 of 57 Jack Ferry

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Posted December 25 2003 - 10:27 AM

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.)

#54 of 57 Bill Fletcher

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Posted December 26 2003 - 02:28 AM

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

#55 of 57 Nick P

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Posted December 27 2003 - 05:56 AM

Bill,

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

#56 of 57 Kevin Terry

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Posted December 27 2003 - 11:09 AM

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.

#57 of 57 Johnny Mo

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Posted December 31 2003 - 06:23 AM

I'm speechless, so I'll just go with WOW! Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

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)