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post #61 of 66 Old 05-05-2016, 01:26 PM
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Thank you for your reply. Existing soffits are 2ft wide and 1ft height. Ceiling is 8ft height.
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I attempted to build the soffits from 2X3 pine & after 2 attempts with what I thought was straight lumber, they were not straight so I stopped & looked for another solution.
After talking to an electrician friend, he said I should look into buying I-joists for the facia & tie them to the walls with 2X3's. Bought them from Menards, they were inexpensive & worked perfectly.
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I started looking into building a soffit in my HT after this weekend when I noticed that I have coax and Cat 6 running down along a beam that I have a wall under. MY HT is under part of my living room and kitchen so will building bass traps into the soffit help a lot? I not to worried about some sound getting upstairs, just trying to slow it down and muffle if I can. I cam going to use Roxul for sound in the joist and my use resilient channel for the drywall where there isn't any soffit. Do I need to put drywall up before I build the soffit or can I just leave it open? Here is a rough photo of what I have so far. The room is 14'x26'x9'. I was thinking of going with a 8" drop for my soffit all the way around with rope lighting, I want to keep the top of my screen as close to 8' as I can.
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I started looking into building a soffit in my HT after this weekend when I noticed that I have coax and Cat 6 running down along a beam that I have a wall under. MY HT is under part of my living room and kitchen so will building bass traps into the soffit help a lot? I not to worried about some sound getting upstairs, just trying to slow it down and muffle if I can. I cam going to use Roxul for sound in the joist and my use resilient channel for the drywall where there isn't any soffit. Do I need to put drywall up before I build the soffit or can I just leave it open? Here is a rough photo of what I have so far. The room is 14'x26'x9'. I was thinking of going with a 8" drop for my soffit all the way around with rope lighting, I want to keep the top of my screen as close to 8' as I can.


I don't think adding a soffit just as a place to cram additional insulation will help with soundproofing. My understanding is that soffits are stuffed with insulation to help in-room response/decay rates.
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Impressive setups -- the creativity showcased in this thread is really cool to see.

Here's a few pics of the soffit in our theater:




It's purpose was to hide HVAC runs and some lighting conduits, but I also incorporated it into some custom cabinetry used to mount the screen, and hide the speakers behind an AT screen:




I've got a few blog posts with more details, and the full build journal linked in my sig.

http://havingfunalongtheway.com/base...ng-the-soffit/
http://havingfunalongtheway.com/base...ater-lighting/

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^^ Very cool!
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