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Almost 2 years ago, I purchased (3) Klipsch LaScala Speakers. Due to their size, they would not fit behind my false wall so my friend in Alabama began constructing a new cabinet that would not only accommodate the LaScalas but also would allow me to upgrade from a 103" Elite Screen to a 150" Seymour Center Stage XD Acoustic Transparent Screen. Unfortunately Shaun (wakejunkie from this forum) had 3 strokes within a few week period and put the project on hold. Many months after the strokes, he decided he was going to continue with the build. The strokes caused him to lose his short term memory and can only remember up to around 3 days. So during the entire build, he would continually go down into his workshop and be surprised at what he had built. Now imagine designing a "puzzle" with hundreds of pieces and not being able to remember how you built it or how those pieces go together. Shaun spent 1.5yrs building the custom cabinet, then last week, my father and I drove to Alabama to load up my new cabinet and brought it to it's new home in Florida. We spent 7 days and 107hrs installing the cabinet, screen and moving the projector.

Here is the Original Room when we bought the house. Bare room that is 13' x 19' with 10' ceiling.







HT Version 1 (Oct 2008 - June 2014)








HT Version 2.0 (June 2014 - June 2016)

Unit began as rough cut Red Oak and later stained with Cherry Finish




The projector was moved outside the room inside a hall closet and my son's bedroom closet.




The 150" Seymour Center Stage XD screen with custom Aluminum Frame easily lifts up and is supported by two gas shocks to allow access behind the screen.




Adjustable Shelves





Custom Drawers with Hand Cut Dove Tails and Slow Close Rails




A place to put my remotes





Diamond pattern was created using router. Hand Carved Medallions and Leafs accent the top of the unit




Prior to this project, Shaun had never hand carved anything. I purchased the carving tools he needed just for this build.

The column was hand made using over 96 pieces of wood. Shaun even built a home made lathe to round the column. See my build thread in my signature for this incredible process.




Three lights were installed behind the arch to highlight the diamond pattern and the screen




Blue LED Rope Lighting was added around the screen. All lighting are controlled by a Lutron SPS-600 Dimmers and Lutron Spacer System




One of the best features is the bottom middle cabinet extends on a commercial rail that will support up to 500lbs. This allows me easy access behind the equipment. I forgot to take a photo of it extended after the we finished the build. Below is a photo during construction.





I could not be more pleased with how well the room has turned out with the new cabinet, screen and moving the projector outside the room. Shaun did an AMAZING job. The cabinet is not only beautiful, but it's extremely functional with 4 work lights behind the screen, two switches inside the cabinet to turn on/off each pair of subs, extendable bottom cabinet and the ability to raise the screen to gain access to the speakers.
See my signature for the complete build thread as well as a Video Tour of my new room.
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diamond pattern was created using router. Hand carved medallions and leafs accent the top of the unit




prior to this project, shaun had never hand carved anything. I purchased the carving tools he needed just for this build.

The column was hand made using over 96 pieces of wood. Shaun even built a home made lathe to round the column. See my build thread in my signature for this incredible process.



i could not be more pleased with how well the room has turned out with the new cabinet, screen and moving the projector outside the room. Shaun did an amazing job. The cabinet is not only beautiful, but it's extremely functional with 4 work lights behind the screen, two switches inside the cabinet to turn on/off each pair of subs, extendable bottom cabinet and the ability to raise the screen to gain access to the speakers.
See my signature for the complete build thread as well as a video tour of my new room.

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Amazing turn out, great work!
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Here are a couple of "BEFORE" pics & the after:
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Here are a couple of "BEFORE" pics & the after:
😱 wow! That ceiling... Very classy. Are your heights hidden in some of the ceiling panels?
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😱 wow! That ceiling... Very classy. Are your heights hidden in some of the ceiling panels?
Yes, I have four Klipsch CDT-5800-CII in-ceiling speakers. These speakers are aim-able (including the tweeters) as they can be pivoted towards the listening area - sound from the heights is incredible. - Here is a pic:
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Yes, I have four Klipsch CDT-5800-CII in-ceiling speakers. These speakers are aim-able (including the tweeters) as they can be pivoted towards the listening area - sound from the heights is incredible. - Here is a pic:
I bet they sound stellar. Beautiful room, again!

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Almost 2 years ago, I purchased (3) Klipsch LaScala Speakers. Due to their size, they would not fit behind my false wall so my friend in Alabama began constructing a new cabinet that would not only accommodate the LaScalas but also would allow me to upgrade from a 103" Elite Screen to a 150" Seymour Center Stage XD Acoustic Transparent Screen. Unfortunately Shaun (wakejunkie from this forum) had 3 strokes within a few week period and put the project on hold. Many months after the strokes, he decided he was going to continue with the build. The strokes caused him to lose his short term memory and can only remember up to around 3 days. So during the entire build, he would continually go down into his workshop and be surprised at what he had built. Now imagine designing a "puzzle" with hundreds of pieces and not being able to remember how you built it or how those pieces go together. Shaun spent 1.5yrs building the custom cabinet, then last week, my father and I drove to Alabama to load up my new cabinet and brought it to it's new home in Florida. We spent 7 days and 107hrs installing the cabinet, screen and moving the projector.

Here is the Original Room when we bought the house. Bare room that is 13' x 19' with 10' ceiling.







HT Version 1 (Oct 2008 - June 2014)








HT Version 2.0 (June 2014 - June 2016)

Unit began as rough cut Red Oak and later stained with Cherry Finish




The projector was moved outside the room inside a hall closet and my son's bedroom closet.




The 150" Seymour Center Stage XD screen with custom Aluminum Frame easily lifts up and is supported by two gas shocks to allow access behind the screen.




Adjustable Shelves





Custom Drawers with Hand Cut Dove Tails and Slow Close Rails




A place to put my remotes





Diamond pattern was created using router. Hand Carved Medallions and Leafs accent the top of the unit




Prior to this project, Shaun had never hand carved anything. I purchased the carving tools he needed just for this build.

The column was hand made using over 96 pieces of wood. Shaun even built a home made lathe to round the column. See my build thread in my signature for this incredible process.




Three lights were installed behind the arch to highlight the diamond pattern and the screen




Blue LED Rope Lighting was added around the screen. All lighting are controlled by a Lutron SPS-600 Dimmers and Lutron Spacer System




One of the best features is the bottom middle cabinet extends on a commercial rail that will support up to 500lbs. This allows me easy access behind the equipment. I forgot to take a photo of it extended after the we finished the build. Below is a photo during construction.





I could not be more pleased with how well the room has turned out with the new cabinet, screen and moving the projector outside the room. Shaun did an AMAZING job. The cabinet is not only beautiful, but it's extremely functional with 4 work lights behind the screen, two switches inside the cabinet to turn on/off each pair of subs, extendable bottom cabinet and the ability to raise the screen to gain access to the speakers.
See my signature for the complete build thread as well as a Video Tour of my new room.


This. Is. Awesome. Very very nice work!

This is my before and after.

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Plasma 50" TV: Samsung PN50C8000 — DLP Projector: Optoma GT1080
Projector Screen: Elite VMAX2 Electric — Receiver:Pioneer Elite VSX-44 — Fronts: B&W 684 S1
Center: B&W CM Center S2 — Surrounds: B&W 685 S1 — Subwoofer: Rythmik FV15HP
Rear Surrounds: Polk Audio T15 — Front Heights: Polk Audio T15
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The good news is before I sold my home in NJ, I moved absolutely everything you see in the photo plus entire audio visual setup with me to WA, where I'm building yet another new home, this one I'm completely architecting myself. The movers were fantastic, the bar, fittings and the booze was packed impeccably and is here with me in WA. I have an option of building the media room either in the huge basement or above the 48x24 garage, perhaps the latter
Renderings: Breaking ground in Jan; I entirely architected this home. Media room is about 1000sq ft above the two double garages on the left. The second photo is a rendering of from the corner of patio showing foyer, family room and kitchen areas.
The builder will build entire home except media room will be to studs only (bathroom will be complete). This will allow me to install/complete wiring at my own pace. I also acquired a pair of Definitive Technology Bipolar speakers from my son.
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not dedicated theater .this is a theater in a barn.
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Renderings: Breaking ground in Jan; I entirely architected this home. Media room is about 1000sq ft above the two double garages on the left. The second photo is a rendering of from the corner of patio showing foyer, family room and kitchen areas.
The builder will build entire home except media room will be to studs only (bathroom will be complete). This will allow me to install/complete wiring at my own pace. I also acquired a pair of Definitive Technology Bipolar speakers from my son.
I'd love to see how this is coming along...

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I'd love to see how this is coming along...
Breaking ground hopefully before month end.
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Almost 2 years ago, I purchased (3) Klipsch LaScala Speakers. Due to their size, they would not fit behind my false wall so my friend in Alabama began constructing a new cabinet that would not only accommodate the LaScalas but also would allow me to upgrade from a 103" Elite Screen to a 150" Seymour Center Stage XD Acoustic Transparent Screen. Unfortunately Shaun (wakejunkie from this forum) had 3 strokes within a few week period and put the project on hold. Many months after the strokes, he decided he was going to continue with the build. The strokes caused him to lose his short term memory and can only remember up to around 3 days. So during the entire build, he would continually go down into his workshop and be surprised at what he had built. Now imagine designing a "puzzle" with hundreds of pieces and not being able to remember how you built it or how those pieces go together. Shaun spent 1.5yrs building the custom cabinet, then last week, my father and I drove to Alabama to load up my new cabinet and brought it to it's new home in Florida. We spent 7 days and 107hrs installing the cabinet, screen and moving the projector.

Nice room! Cabinet is spectacular. Have you sent those photos to Klipsch and the various A/V magazines?
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Nice room! Cabinet is spectacular. Have you sent those photos to Klipsch and the various A/V magazines?
Thank you for the kind words. The Klipsch forum and Klipsch Facebook page have seen it. Klipsch wrote about it on their blog http://www.klipsch.com/blog/klipsch-...er-room-build/. I have not submitted anything to any A/V Magazines. Wouldn't even know who to contact.
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Where did you get the stone for the the front of the bar? It's beautiful.
It's Eldorado Stone. I used their Moutain Ledge Sierra profile/color. It was surprisingly easy to work with for a first timer. It only took a friend and I about 5 hours from start to finish and cleaned up.
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