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Now it's time for some power.




I started with a 2 gang box in the stage. I already had run power for the outlet so it was just a matter to pulling the wire to the box.




Now since the floor of my theater is two layers of 3/4 OSB with GG between I not going to just cut a hole and slap in an old work box and call it done. I made a double layer OSB box to house the outlet box. This way there is no hole in my floor sound proofing.




Test fit of the outlet box. I mortised the area where the metal arm is so the OSB will sit flush.




I attached the top to the box with glue and trim nails.




But I left one side off so I can run the wire..




Here is the hole for my floor outlet box. The box itself fits through the hole and the plate on top rests on the first layer of OSB.




I pulled the wire from the stage floor outlet and ran it into my box. I then attached the side, fire blocked the wire entry hole, and applied fresh GG to the sub floor.




And with a few screws the floor outlet box is going nowhere. (the stripe in the OSB lining up with the existing floor was just a coincidence, I'm not THAT anal....)




Back to our regular scheduled construction. First piece of stage OSB.




Second piece....




And done.
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Jello, that is actually your riser correct?

If so, why the curve on the front? Won't that be hidden by the front row seats?

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Jello, that is actually your riser correct?

If so, why the curve on the front? Won't that be hidden by the front row seats?

Yep, it's the riser. It will sort of hidden but not totally. The front seats will not be right up against the riser:


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Ah OK! It looks really good! Nice work!

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Ah OK! It looks really good! Nice work!

Thanks!
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I made a little progress this weekend:




I started framing the stage.





I have this curve thing down now.





A little insulation.





Done!





I also connected the ducts in the steps to the HVAC system. The 6" flex ducting will be encased in columns in the end.
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Nice work...everything is really looking good. I'm confused about the IB chamber. How do you access it, if you should need to? I thought I understood the process with the door opening and plug, but with the second wall and the stage in front of it, I guess not? Did I miss a post, maybe?

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Nice work...everything is really looking good. I'm confused about the IB chamber. How do you access it, if you should need to? I thought I understood the process with the door opening and plug, but with the second wall and the stage in front of it, I guess not? Did I miss a post, maybe?

I installed the drivers from the inside of the manifold so if I ever needed to remove a driver I could go through the port and pull the driver. In a worst case scenario where I needed to pull the manifold or something like that I could go through the back wall of the closet since it backs up to unfinished space.
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Gotcha. Driver access from the front and the back wave is contained within the sealed closet. Good stuff.

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i like the vents in the riser! clever indeed!
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i like the vents in the riser! clever indeed!

It only took me 4 months to come up with that....
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Are they both supply lines ?

I only did one supply and one return. I should have done 2 of each as my room heats up pretty quik when its full of people

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Are they both supply lines ?

I only did one supply and one return. I should have done 2 of each as my room heats up pretty quik when its full of people

They are both supply. There is an 8" trunk that feeds both of the 6" lines and the 8" trunk is hooked directly to the main trunk coming out of the air handler. I have a 10" return (with a 14" square filter) in the wet bar/equipment area to handle the return air.

My biggest concern is that I'm going to have to zone the theater separately in the end. It won't be a giant hassle but I would rather not do it if I don't have to.
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So you are not going to be using a door on your theater ? If not then you should be good

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So you are not going to be using a door on your theater ? If not then you should be good

There is a door. Here is the schematic. The return sounds like it will be in the part at the bottom of this sketch.
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Yep, it's the riser. It will sort of hidden but not totally. The front seats will not be right up against the riser:




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So you are not going to be using a door on your theater ? If not then you should be good

Like In2Photos was saying here is the return location:



There is no door between the theater and the wet bar/equipment location.
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Saweet!!! You make my progress look like decades.

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I had some time during the "Christmas break" to start work on the columns. I also have been toying around with the Microsoft image composite editor. I have never been able to get a really good picture of my room and this program seem to do a really good job of making a composite image out of several shots.




Here is the room looking at the stage. The columns are 14" wide and spaced 5" off the walls.




Here is the room looking at the riser. I also added the shelf for the projector and ran my Rapidrun wire from the equipment area to the projector shelf.




Here is a typical arch. The arches also tie the columns together and give me more places to attach the panels for the underside of the soffits.




Stage view with the arches in place.




And a riser view with the arches installed. I also added the other side surround speaker.

I spaced the columns and arches off the walls for a few reasons:
1) I wanted to run the acoustic treatments behind the columns.
2) I want the curtains to fit behind the columns/trim.
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I also got a my Grafik Eye in the mail the day after Christmas.




Installation was a breeze though I still have one more zone of lighting to add.




I have not had much time to play with it but setup is easy.
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Nice work!

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Jello,

Looking good. Those arches are really going to add to the wow factor.

If i understand correctly you will be using curtains for your wall treatments..?

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Jello,

Looking good. Those arches are really going to add to the wow factor.

If i understand correctly you will be using curtains for your wall treatments..?

I meant to ask; Curtains will be the final the final covering over your acoustic treatments?

My bad

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I meant to ask; Curtains will be the final the final covering over your acoustic treatments?

My bad

Yep, I will be using curtains made out of GoM fabric over the acoustical treatments. The column/arch faces will have fabric panels.
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Looking great Jello, your build gives me confidence in the build I am planning... I was thinking my 23'x13' room was looking too narrow for building a nice looking set of columns, and here you are doing it in a 20'x11' ! That'll show those doubters (me) !

I have to say, though, I plan to have more room on the stage in front of the rear seating to set up trays, because I am not sure I could have a theatre room people can't eat in
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Top notch work Jello, very impressive stuff going on here.
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It's time for more soffit work. Now that the wall arch frames are complete I needed to work on the corner radii on the soffits. I also needed to add the reinforcing framing.




Here are the reinforcing plates for the vertical faces of the side soffits. They stiffen up the soffit framing and give me something to attach the fabric frames to.




Here is the corner radius. It's the same deal as the side plates.




This is the underside of a corner with the radius frame and side frames installed. I also added a lip of the lower edge of the soffit framing so I have something to attach the molding that will hold the soffit rope lighting.




Looking at the soffits from the stage.




And looking at the soffits from the riser.




I also tidied up the wiring in the soffits a bit.




I had a little extra time so I went ahead and installed the cabinets for the wet bar.
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Awesome work - way to go!

Although you scare me a bit with the cleanliness of your build. I wish my living room was as clean as your construction zone!

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Awesome work - way to go!

Although you scare me a bit with the cleanliness of your build. I wish my living room was as clean as your construction zone!

I don't take pictures of the woodshop for a reason.
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