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Hey all,

I'm back, I'm married, and I'm starting work on the room again.

Question for you all: Should I carpet first or construct the screen wall first?
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Question for you all: Should I carpet first or construct the screen wall first?

Carpet should be last, or almost last. Otherwise you risk damaging the carpet while working on "the other stuff".

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Agreed. Carpet at the last possible minute, that way you can avoid damage...

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That's what I was thinking... I'll just have to build the wall so it doesn't interfere with the area of the stage that is going to be carpeted.

Rough to-do list for this week:

1) Final touch up mudding and sanding on two problem areas
2) Full clean-up of workspace (gotta get all that drywall dust up!)
3) Two coats of final "main color" paint
4) Install screen wall
5) Order fabric
6) Install trim for rope light
7) Cut hole and install vent for HW heater

If I can get all of that done by Sunday night, I'll be a happy camper. The Wife is starting to try and take over my Man Cave downstairs (next room over from theater). So I figure that I need to get the theater done soon so I will have some refuge in the house
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Well all, I got a coat of the finish paint up. It looks awesome! I'll try and post a pic tomorrow.

What does everyone recommend for trim in theaters? I'm debating between
a) painting pre-primed trim the same color as the walls
b) Going with wood stain
c) painting it a secondary color


I might have already goofed a bit in that I painted the door that is right next to the screen wall. I was worried that if I stained it, It'd be too reflective. Thoughts?
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Temp Screen wall:


Door with matching trim (it's deeper burgundy IRL):



So what color or stain should I use for trim???
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I was thinking about gold trim similar to:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=767522

But the wife seems to be adamantly opposed to gold trim... and well, she is a wife now. So her vote counts more than it used to.

We are currently planning on doing the carpet in a dark grey, but that can be changed as well. She is suggesting a dark grey trim.

I'm not so sure that a darker trim would work.

Any ideas out there in AVS land?
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All,

Sorry for the junky pics before. Current status of the theater is that we are trying like heck to get everything done before the carpet install on next Monday. Here are some better pics from about two weeks ago that show the soffit lighting and screen wall.

Screen wall:


Back wall:


Some soffit lighting goodness:


More Soffit lighting goodness:


Even more:


Some "lights on" pics of the soffit (it is now painted, in present day):


More unpainted soffit pics:


We've done a bunch since these pics were taken. I'll try and post some more recent pics later in the weekend.
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Oh geez! Wife reminded me that I forgot the most important news of the day. We ordered our chairs through Roman, and he said that they should be in in about a week. We went to the local "Big Screen Store" yesterday and tried out (I.e. sat in) a bunch of models of chairs/recliners. They had the 13217s (for $300 more per chair than Roman) and the wife didn't like them. The only thing she liked comfort-wise was a Flexsteel Couch similar to this one:


I had my heart set on Berks, but the crappy floor models that the Big Screen Store had were all uncomfortable for mie wiiife.

After showing her a bunch of AVS posts I convinced her to go with the 13174s:



Roman was great, and I think we completed everything that I needed in a matter of a few hours today.

Carpet comes on Monday. I'm hoping to have everything done (Columns, Screen wall, and electrical trim) by then. Then hopefully (crosses fingers) the chairs will be in either Friday or Monday to complete everything.
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Time to resurrect this thread from the thread graveyard. Like many others in here, once my theater was "finished" I've been spending most of my time enjoying it, and let my thread die.

I'll take some updated photos and post for everyone.
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where are the updated photo's
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Yeah! I'm not giving any game suggestions until you update your construction thread with photos!

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Your room (and screen wall) dimensions seem very similar to mine. I had to make the door to the furnace room a steel fire-rated door (on right in photo). The room is not vented into the theater room. I have plans to vent it to the outside (right now there is a window to the outside). I also was required by the inspector to sheetrock the furnace room for some reason. I have no idea what the actual reqrmtns are though. Wheres your center channel going? Mine is below the screen. Wish it was an AT screen with the speaker behind. I like your raised seating area. Looks good!

If you want to check out how mine looks, check out this thread (the built-ins are not shown in those photos)...

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1182608

I use a 106" manual pull down. But i am in the middle of building a built-in bookcase behind the screen and drool over the idea of an electric screen so i can hide the screen more easily. If i switch to elec, it will have to be surface mounted becuase there is no room in the ceiling cavity.

Small piece of advice: run extra wiring EVERYWHERE. Wiring is so friggin cheap thats its worth it. I wish i ran outlets for bass shakers, better steplighting, better indirect lighting, subwoofers, and placed the jacks for the speakers better.

Good luck!

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Oooops. I spazzed out and didnt realize you were done already!!! Well anyway, enjoy.

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Hey all,

As I mentioned above, I fell victim to what a lot of us do. The theater was in "working" order, and we just kind of got used to it rather than really finish it off properly.

This all changed last weekend when my trusty 7 yr old InFocus X1 finally crapped the bed. We're having family over for Thxgiving, and my wife was very concerned about not having the crown jewel of the house in operation. So I convinced her that now would be the perfect time to upgrade the entire setup.

I have on order a Panasonic PT-AE400u, and have already received my new Onkyo AVR (607 I think). SO over the next few weeks I'm going to do the upgrade as well as finish off all of the little "finishing touches" that I didn't get around to.
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Screen from back row


Screen from front Row


Chairs from screen side (showing speaker columns)


My Sean Taylor memorial (gift from my wife)


My patented equipment rack and cable management solution. Don't try this at home folks.


Sorry about the crap quality of the pics... Can't find my camera, so I had to use my phone.
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Your room (and screen wall) dimensions seem very similar to mine. I had to make the door to the furnace room a steel fire-rated door (on right in photo). The room is not vented into the theater room. I have plans to vent it to the outside (right now there is a window to the outside). I also was required by the inspector to sheetrock the furnace room for some reason. I have no idea what the actual reqrmtns are though. Wheres your center channel going? Mine is below the screen. Wish it was an AT screen with the speaker behind. I like your raised seating area. Looks good!

If you want to check out how mine looks, check out this thread (the built-ins are not shown in those photos)...

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1182608

I use a 106" manual pull down. But i am in the middle of building a built-in bookcase behind the screen and drool over the idea of an electric screen so i can hide the screen more easily. If i switch to elec, it will have to be surface mounted becuase there is no room in the ceiling cavity.

Small piece of advice: run extra wiring EVERYWHERE. Wiring is so friggin cheap thats its worth it. I wish i ran outlets for bass shakers, better steplighting, better indirect lighting, subwoofers, and placed the jacks for the speakers better.

Good luck!

Hey Wind, you're theater looks great too. They probably made you sheetrock the furnace room because the walls were wood? Mine were brick so no worries there about catching on fire.

I almost did an elec screen, but changed my mind after much deliberation and went with a (semi) final solution.
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