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Awesome build! And I shouldn't be surprised with the helps from Big! Hopefully I could come visit one day too!
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Did you guys wind up having good luck with those step lights and did you paint them or leave them white?

I received my two in the mail but I haven't tried to paint them black yet.

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Awesome job guys, just finished reading through. Very very helpful with all the construction pics. Glad to see a Maryland theater built. I hope to start mine soon.
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Slots for Bass Trap Riser:

OK, we thought it might be more elegant to actually rout out a series of slots for the riser bass trap rather than just cut out squares and put registers on top.... more elegant yes, practical, not at all

Also, I managed to mismeasure at least 1/2 of the spaces for the slots, to the point where we kept trying to cut into studs below.

Finally, only after we cut the slots out for the register on about 2/3 riser did we realize we should probably take column placement into account - some of our bass trap registers will be 1/2 under columns (including at least 3 of the beautiful slots we actually got done with the router), oh well

Here's a pic of the first cut, it actually looks great, but it took a significant amount of time and frustration, and just wasn't worth the effort to get 8 of these things done.


Our second attempt was with a handheld circular saw - thinking if we could get a wide enough blade we could just do grooves quickly. So... off to home depot. Unfortunately, no wide blades, and the process also would have been dangerous, so.... we went traditional, cut out squares and put in register covers. This went SUPER fast, probably got 8 done in the time it took to rout the first


Jesto, BIG, anyone...

What is the purpose of the slots (registers) in the riser?

Thanks. Looks amazing, btw.

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Since the riser is stuffed with insulation it acts as a bass trap. This version is based off an old Dennis Erskine Article.
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Bump. Jesto can you post some pics with the completed columns? How are things going?

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I think Jesto has been enjoying his theater and life in his new home with his one year old daughter too much to think about finishing his columns and wall treatments. I'm going to press him hard to do something after I finish Damelon' project.
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I thing Jesto has been enjoying his theater and life in his new home with his one year old daughter too much to think about finishing his columns and wall treatments. I'm going to press him hard to do something after I finish Damelon' project.

I was just digging through some old threads and came across this one again. Were there ever any final photos?
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I thing Jesto has been enjoying his theater and life in his new home with his one year old daughter too much to think about finishing his columns and wall treatments. I'm going to press him hard to do something after I finish Damelon' project.

How's the pressing going?

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I've been so busy that he has enjoyed a free pass.
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Big may be too busy, but the rest of us can still exert pressure... biggrin.gif

Upper columns finished yet, Jesto?

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Made some progress yesterday - once again with the masterful guidance and assistance of Mr. Big


Here's what we got done:
[*] Cut all of the 14" drywall to go under the ceiling joists (100+)
[*] Installed 4 rows of the first layer of GG/DW
[*] Added a 6" junction for HVAC Supply Line #2
[*] Ran the HVAC return line to the utility room
[*] Cleared out all the nails in the ceiling
[*] Figured out the hopefully final plan for the sub-panel
[*] Snaked the line to bring in the Cat6 for the control panel and run the front of house security cam through the HT
[*] Drew first blood






About 1/2 of the 14" boards - of course, once we started installing we realized that ALL of the joists are spaced differently, about 1/2 of the rows were too narrow for even the 14" drywall we cut - so - we'll have to trim a bunch down some more





Here is Mr. Big installing the first board - I actually found the green glue easy to work with - hardest part was just figuring out how much to put on each board (figured about 1/6th of a load for each one - consistently applying that is a different story)





First blood - just a dinky cut from a nail that we missed in the ceiling - i'll post a pic when i draw real blood (which i'm sure i will based on my construction skills)


Short term next Steps:
[*] Hoping to have my contractor bring over a few guys this week so we can be done with the ceiling already - we figured about 1/2 hr per row x 14 rows which makes for slow going on some pretty tedious work
[*] staple down all the wiring and run the lines for all the lights
[*] install insulation
[*] install whisperclips and furring
[*] run the wiring to the new sub-panel this weekend
[*] double check everything before drywall gets installed

Man i would love to do this and am at perfect stage to do it, just very time consuming. I have about a bazillion, staples/nails i would have to cut before i could even apply. Wonder if my clips/channel, DD, GG will suffice for my ceiling, 3 of 4 walls are decoupled too.

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Man i would love to do this and am at perfect stage to do it, just very time consuming. I have about a bazillion, staples/nails i would have to cut before i could even apply. Wonder if my clips/channel, DD, GG will suffice for my ceiling, 3 of 4 walls are decoupled too.

Yeah when BIG showed me this thread, and I looked up at my ceiling... well let's just say I only took a couple of seconds to say "I'm absolutely not doing that". I would have liked to... I just didn't WANT to put all of the effort into cutting that drywall to fit up in there.
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Yeah when BIG showed me this thread, and I looked up at my ceiling... well let's just say I only took a couple of seconds to say "I'm absolutely not doing that". I would have liked to... I just didn't WANT to put all of the effort into cutting that drywall to fit up in there.

I hear ya man, I have the dogs-in-laws over(that even a thing, haha) and I was down stairs running my flex conduit and could hear every little step and was like I better not hear this when i'm insulated, clips/channel, DD, GG.

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Snickers over on the Merimont build thread put up the drywall under his sub floor if you are looking for a testimonial.
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Snickers over on the Merimont build thread put up the drywall under his sub floor if you are looking for a testimonial.

Too Late! Insulation is up on ceiling and 2 of 4 walls, I decided nay.

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Is this wall support screwed into channel or just the 2 layers or drywall? Did you put a dedicated channel on wall studs to receive the soffit support?

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Just the drywall. This soffit was light weight construction.
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What are the dimensions for the soffits?
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Is this mainly to help with impact noise on the floor about?

Our bedroom is directly above our room and I have been wondering if this is necessary or not? doesn't get a lot of foot traffic and its got a big bed covering most of it


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Yes the floor above was hardwood, but it will help with containment as well. There is a good summary of ceiling soundproofing methods at soundproofingcompany.com
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Jesto - sent you a PM

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Sorry, I posted this in another thread. Basically they are the best $8 step light I've seen. Actually the only $8 light I've seen. Easy to change bulb and you could use any color of C7 7 watt Christmas bulbs. I think Jesto may try red. Should be dimmable.


The parts





stuff it in the box





Turn it on





Hasn't been painted yet.


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They are selling 25 of assorted colors on Amazon for $4.

These look great...and deserve a bump. smile.gif --> Amazon link

For a 32" wide step do you think I should use one or two per step?

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check with Damelon at the Bacon Race, he thinks they are too dim.
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Gotta have a screen



Done:





For those who are interested the Fabric we used was the original SMX fabric that I had. You can order the same fabric today for $200 or get some fabric from Seymour AV. Here is the original SMX (he has changed since then)

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Gotta have a screen

Done:





For those who are interested the Fabric we used was the original SMX fabric that I had. You can order the same fabric today for $200 or get some fabric from Seymour AV. Here is the original SMX (he has changed since then)

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When you hung the screen did you put a frame on it or did you just surround it with fabric panels?

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WOW - Another great Theater Build that I have drooled errrr Read thoroughly. Congrats and looking forward to the finished pics.
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how goes this project, Im eager to see the columns as well ^_^

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how goes this project, Im eager to see the columns as well ^_^

Ya I was wondering the same.

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