Its been a while since I've posted, but I'm finally getting around to getting the finishing touches done on the theater.
First up, the entrance is finally taking shape. I've never actually posted pics of the door to the theater mainly because i didn't quite have it all figured out yet. Up until a couple weeks ago, the door to the theater had been a regular oak 6 panel door. It got left open a lot and I just never really like it. So I decided that I wanted double doors for the entrance. And i wanted them to close on their own. I purchased a set of bifold doors from my local Menards, built my own jamb, routed out for the hinges and ended up with this:
I still need to stain them, but I really like the way it feels different to enter the theater than any other room in the house. I used some spring loaded hinges to make sure the doors always close. No more light leaking in and shining on my screen! yes!
I have made extensive use of custom control and diy automation in the theater to make it easy for anyone to use. I had previously been using my iPad to control the theater, but i decided that i wanted something more permanent in the room. I had an unused iPhone laying around so I bought a dock for it and used double sided tape to attach it to the armrest of one of the front chairs. I routed a usb cable through the armrest for keeping it charged. Its accessible, yet out of the way.
In the front of the room, near the screen I added a panel with USB ports that connect back to the PC that runs the theater. I use them for connecting game controllers and my flight yoke for X Plane. There is also an ethernet port and an HDMI input so we can connect game consoles (Mario Kart 8 is pretty fun on the big screen)
Lastly, the screen wall is almost complete i installed the last panel above the screen tonight.
And a shot with an image overlayed on the screen:
I still have some staining and a little trim work left, but the room is getting very close to completion!