I posted this at the other forum and thought I'd get some other opinions here as well... I'm getting ready to frame out my ceiling bulkheads, and I'm torn about the "theater" area of my club room. Basically, the situation is this...on one side of the room where the RPTV will be (probably front projector in the future), there will have to be a 4 foot wide bulk head due to duct work and and and i-beam. My thinking is to make things symetrical, I will make the same bulkhead on the other side. The bulkhead(s) will come down 12". The center, "higher" area would then be just over 4 feet wide (about 4' 3"). My concern is how this will look. The "high" area won't go all the way to the back of the room, I'll actually be bringing it down to the height of the bulkhead about 13 feet from the front wall (where the TV will be). So basically, there will be a 4'3" wide by 13' "tray" 12" deep into the ceiling. Any opinions on if that will look okay? Are there acoustical implications as well? Height is not an issue as it is just under 8' from floor to just under the duct work (about 7'10"). The "high" area will be 9' high. I know this is kind of hard to describe, so I've attached picture (view from front & view from back). Another option I've thought about is instead of having the "tray" area go straight up, have it go up at a 45 degree angle instead. Let me know what you think.