After a months-long hiatus (that seems to be a theme here), I'm finally back at working on the room. I'm trying to work at least once a week on weekends, but with two kids and a family, it's not always easy.
Since the last posting, there's been significant progress which I'm quite happy about.
As of right now, the second layer of drywall is done on the ceiling and the first layer (including rudimentary joint-work) is done everywhere else.
Here are the pics of what's happened since I last posted:
First layer of drywall on the walls on a still-messy room.
More drywall, more mess.
Drywall done all around (including an insane amount of Roxul insulation)
The cubby hole that'll contain all the equipment (and the AC unit for the theater) which I'll have access to from the storage closet under the stairs.
A view of the back wall.
Here I am putting some green glue on the second layer of drywall for the ceiling. It's amazing how easily that stuff comes out -- compared to the acoustic caulking.
The drywall lifter (rented for $30) which made the job so much easier.
Thanks so much to Daniel for his help. We did the ceiling in about 4-5 hours. Yes, I take my time to do everything...
An action shot of Dan checking on the fit of the latest piece to go up.
This is why that machine is so cool... just lift it and leave it (and screw it).
So there you have it. The ceiling is now done. Everything is going along nicely...
Here's a quick list of what's coming up next.
- Finish second layer of drywall on the walls.
- Build the proscenium and the soffits on back wall and left wall and the box for the projector.
- Get someone to come and finish the visible joints super well (I hate doing joints)
- Build the riser/stage/columns
- Do the acoustic treatments
- Get carpet installed
- Build acoustic frames
- Start buying equipment -- projector/speakers/amp/PS3/etc... (still not sure what I'll be buying... was hoping Panny would have released the AE-5000 at CES).
- Build screen wall and screen frame
- Watch some movies??
So still tons to do, but at least it's moving along...