I'm just starting the build out on my basement. It's going to be a multipurpose/theater. It's a ranch so there's about 1400 sq. ft. of space.
Here's the plan. I REALLY don't want to drywall the ceiling. It's a low height and there's tons of mechanical above. My plan is to use wood slats/flooring overhead in the area where the projector is. The beam runs at the outside edge of that room, making a natural break. I'm guessing for the remainder I'd spray a flat black.
I know I wouldn't be able to do total sound proofing above a plank ceiling, but plan to install roxul above it. I had also heard about a product that you could install above ceilings, like a roll of rubber material or something, to help with sound issues. Ideas?
Open to thoughts on paint or examples/thoughts on wood plank ceilings.
The other two issues:
1. Is it worth building the screen wall 30-inches deep to build an equipment rack into the wall vs. a equipment stand or something else? Also, do people prefer running a ton of wire into the equipment rack area for multiple outlets or run a single drop for a power conditioner?
2. The door in front of the furnace/water heater. I'd like it to be wide enough to have access to the mechanical and remove/replace if needed. This would be MUCH wider than a standard door. Thoughts include barn door (though the beam causes issues), pocket door (again, beam issues), or bi-fold of some sort. Any thoughts/examples would be welcome.