First photos of my basement HT

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  1. Dan_J_H.

    Dan_J_H. Stunt Coordinator

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    Click the link to view some before construction photos, demolition photos and the beginning construction photos. I will keep adding pictures as I go. I welcome any comments or suggestions.

    http://community.webshots.com/user/danjh38

    Dan
     
  2. BrianKR

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    Awesome!
    Can't wait to see more pics.
    Are you doing the work yourself or did you hire it out?
     
  3. Dan_J_H.

    Dan_J_H. Stunt Coordinator

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    I'm doing all the work myself. I am good with plumbing and electrical too. Today I am going to buy the pressure treated sole plates and put them in using a powder nail gun.
     
  4. Andrew Stoakley

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    Looking great so far Dan!! I can already see your layout from the pictures and it looks like the perfect space. Looking forward to seeing more pictures.

    Cheers,
    Andrew Stoakley
     
  5. Dave Poehlman

    Dave Poehlman Producer

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    Nice space, Dan. Do you have the layout planned out? Any sketches?
     
  6. Matthew Cook

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    what is that rectangluar hole for an aquarium? I did that was just wondering if anyone else did it
     
  7. Glenise

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    Looks promising!
     
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    Looks like you're having some fun. I just started framing my basement, it's amazing how it can start coming together after just a couple of days working.
     
  9. Dan_J_H.

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    The rectangular hole was a wet bar (a lousy diy job from the previous owner) that I tore out two years ago. As you can see from another picture, that wall is now torn out completely.

    The inside dimensions of my HT are 12'-6" wide by 24' long. The ceiling height will be 7'. I am also building a bathroom behind the theater that measures about 5'x8'.

    Just yesterday I finished putting in the sole plates for all the walls except the equipment closet. I'm still unsure what I am going to do about an equipment rack. I will probably build it myself.

    On 12-8-04, I will begin putting in the wall studs. I'm looking forward to this because I will get a much better feel for the size of the rooms. New pictures will soon follow.

    Thanks for the kind comments so far.

    Dan
     
  10. Jared Neumann

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    Ahhhh the beginning stages! One suggestion do yourself a favor, put a drop ceiling in for future modifications.

    Jared


    Jared's Toys
     
  11. Darren McGruther

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    Drop ceiling is definatly nice for future mods, but, and this is a big but, do you really want to hear the whole ceiling rattle every time a big bass scene comes up in a movie. Plus you mentioned that your ceiling will be 7', a drop ceiling will lose you another 3-4 inches. No big deal if your 5 feet tall. Just wire for everything before hand, I mean everything. More than you ever think you will need. The cost is so minimal during construction, quadruple it if you forget to do it now, and want to do it later. I'm running into that now with mine, forgot to run for a projector.
     
  12. Travis_R

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    ahh yes ripping out that Paneling is quite fun, that stuff really likes to splinter though. looks good man, its alot of fun getting started on a theater, knowing how much fun its going to be when your done is a driving force in the construction. as far as drop ceilings go I dont like them one bit, Just plan ahead and try to have any future things already ran. I built a soffit around my theater so worst case scenario I can cut into that and have minimal patch work. good luck with your theater, im still buildin mine too, I wish I knew about electrical, I can do everything else but electricity I just dont get, luckily one of my good friends is an electrician
     

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