OK, so it's been a while since I posted any REAL progress, so here goes a bunch of random stuff.
Since the last update, here's what has happened...
First of all, since the flood, the insurance company's contractor has completely redone the basement (minus the theater) and it's looking really good. The flood was a win-win in the end. It gave me the opportunity to throw the second layer of drywall on the outside wall along with some green glue, and even get it plastered and painted. So the outside of the theater is completely finished.
Secondly, while finishing the outside, I wanted to get all the mouldings done, so I finally installed the door frame. I had to extend the door frame by about 5/8" because of the two layers of drywall on each side. I ripped some MDF to exactly 5/8" and it worked perfectly. With the acoustic door on and closed, all the sounds outside the theater disappear, it's awesome.
Inside the theater, the columns are done, and I've finally started fabric frames. I've made 12 x 1/2" thick frames on the ceiling so far. They look AMAZING. I also painted the lighted fixtures for the 4 accent lights as well as the HVAC vent with Tremclad. Looks great.
Other fun news, I've received my speakers for the LCR and am getting my sub and rears/surrounds tonight! Finally, I got Paradigm Studio 100s for the LR, a Studio CC-690 for the center, and ADP-590s for rear and surround. I'll be using a Velodyne Optimum 10 for the low stuff.
More cool news, I received my 130" 2.35:1 fixed-frame white screen from Monoprice and assembled it last night and hung it. It's really a well-built solid screen and the velvet covered frame is really nice looking. I've very impressed with it.
Finally, I installed the rope light under the lip of the riser and it looks really nice lit up, no pics of being lit up yet because the electrical isn't finalized at the switch yet.
And now time for some pics:
The Monoprice screen packaging. Really solid packaging, HUGE box.
A shot of what's inside the screen boxes.
A cross-sectional look at the Monoprice frame. Really solid aluminum, very cool.
Close up of the frame rail on the screen (I'm posting a lot of pics for another screen thread...)
A really dark picture of the screen hung. Since I started working on the ceiling, things have gotten a lot darker in there... The screen looks AWESOME.
The first 12 fabric panels installed on the ceiling -- I REALLY need a nice SLR to take final pics once the room is ready, this is awful.
Oh I started doing the baseboards along the bottom of the walls... 1" thick painted/sanded MDF. The wall fabric panels will "sit" on this. They aren't caulked or attached to the wall yet.
Here's a shot of the Studio 100 in the little speaker nooks I have. It's an awesome looking speaker... the CC-690 is MASSIVE. More pics of those badboys later.
Close up of the fabric panel joint and the painted HVAC vent. Both look awesome in my opinion.
The AE-4000 temporarily installed just to get an idea of it's awesomeness. What a beautiful picture!
The door frame looking from the outside of the theater.
The rope light running along the underside of the lip on the riser.
Phew... that was a long one. Things are moving along nicely, and I'm sure I left out some stuff, but I'll try to keep my posts more frequent.