Originally Posted by elmalloc
If you're 2-3 weeks away, you're very behind on pictures!
I know, I know... pics are coming.
Looking at the future screen wall, one thing that bothered me is the position of the electrical panel, but I decided to just put the screen in front of it and I will mount it in a way that I can easily slip my hand behind it to access the panel:
Looking at the back of the theater where I will put up a wall to hide my equipment (sorry for the crappy cellphone pics...):
At the far end where the window is will be a small office corner, theater in the middle to the left, and the picture is taken from where I will but a small bathroom / laundry room:
I had somebody do the first bulkhead hiding the HVAC for me, he was supposed to do the whole job but broke his ankle after finishing this, so I was on my own and continued without any experience in drywalling:
Everything is done quite simply, no double green glue drywall or anything of the sort, just basic isolation and resilient channels for the ceiling. Here I advanced quite a bit with putting up drywall:
Now it's starting to look like something... Mudding is the only thing I didn't do by myself, tried for a bit but really wasn't motivated to get through that mess! I had planned to just put the screen on the wall and that's it. But after some consideration (my one and two year old will play down there a lot) I decided to put in a wall in the front so the screen is recessed a bit and the kids can't touch it that easily. The two holes in the drywall are for in-wall front presence speakers:
Ceiling height is about 7 1/2 feet so my center speaker will be quite low... wanted to go AT screen first but the ones I liked were out of my budget. The cutouts on the sides and bottom are where the speakers will be situated, they will be covered with frames with speaker cloth:
Started priming and painting. The screen wall and ceiling above the theater area will be black, the side walls of the theater a dark brown and the rest of the basement will have a white ceiling and beige and dark orange walls, sounds maybe weird but they are all colors that I had left over, you will see pics with the paint later. Here the back wall of the theater where there will be a door to the equipment and you can see the in-wall rear surrounds. To the right is the office corner and I have to fit that treadmill somewhere:
I will have to project underneath that bulkhead for part of the image, so I was quite limited in positioning the screen. The top of the screen will be approximately 12" from the ceiling: