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Awesome theater! Great job.
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I really like your wood.

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I really like your wood.
My wife loves the wood more then I love the wood.... See what I did there....
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My wife loves the wood more then I love the wood.... See what I did there....
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Coming along nicely. Sorry if I missed it but what material did you use for your wood panels?

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Coming along nicely. Sorry if I missed it but what material did you use for your wood panels?
It is cherry wood, and I don't believe I had mentioned it come to think of it..... Thanks for noticing that!
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It is cherry wood, and I don't believe I had mentioned it come to think of it..... Thanks for noticing that!
I'd love to hear more about your wood

Where you got it? How much ? And most importantly your finishing process.

(I'm asking for it with this one, I can only imagine the jokes lol )

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I'd love to hear more about your wood

Where you got it? How much ? And most importantly your finishing process.

(I'm asking for it with this one, I can only imagine the jokes lol )
We'll, nowadays you can't get wood just about anywhere. But we all know, you don't just want any wood, you want quality wood. Sometimes it can take years to get a good hard wood, but once you got it, you know it. To finish, we'll it takes a lot of work. You must take your time with the wood. If you do take your time, when you are done, it was worth the work, and you can get plenty of rest knowing you did it right! (Too much?)
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What did you use for product to finish? What was the process? What color ?

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What did you use for product to finish? What was the process? What color ?
Not even a laugh? lol... You know, I am not much of a woodworker, a good friend of mine is helping me... err I should say, I am helping him by getting in his way. We went through the process of creating a custom stain color, just kept adding more to make it darker until we got the color I wanted. Process? I know it was a lot of sanding, then staining, then we lacquered the wood, did a fine sanding again, and then re-lacquered a second time. Again, I am not a woodworker by any means, and just followed instructions on what I was told to do, so maybe what I have said doesn't make any sense....
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That makes sense. I just like the color and look of it, so if could gain insight it would help me in my build. (Btw... I did laugh )

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Just wanted to say really nice looking theater.

How big is that screen?
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The screen is a 199" 2.35 stewart screen. It is just over 15' wide. Thanks!!

Few more pictures of updates. Got the bar installed. Some of the posters hung. Carpet is going in tomorrow. Unfortunate thing, hooked up the Brand New DHC 80.3, and it has problems, and is off to be warrantied.... Brand new out of the box.... Man, what luck!





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That is a huge screen! Looks great!

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Wow, that is AMAZING!! How do you deal w/the accoustic issues with all of the wood and hard reflective surfaces???

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Man that looks beautiful, I love coffered ceilings and I like how yours are suspended, at least they look that way.

I need to go back and read through your whole thread, this is what I'd like to do if I ever move (maybe not the spoonflower prints but the rest).

Awesome job, you should be proud!

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Yeah really nice looking and that monstrous screen ! I love it.

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Thanks for all the nice comments. I think I have been saying for the last two months, its almost done, we are in the home stretch. I think now I am really starting to believe it. Reflections? I just wear headphones, problem solved. Just kidding. Honestly, I am not a complete audiophile. I have 6 kids, and 75% of the time it will be my kids (could you honestly hear the reflections over children?), and friends watching movies, and neighbors, and other family members. The other 25%, will probably just be my and the wife. I tried minimizing it, by adding the posters, at the same height of the speakers, as they do have 2" of Roxul inside the frame behind the poster, and those do help alot. Just the posters I have up so far have cut the echoing down in half, and there wasn't even carpet in the room yet. The only wall that shares the house is the back wall, and we double drywall'd both sides, and filled it with Roxul insulation, and put 2 layers of MLV between the drywall. The attic of the theater doesn't even share the same space as the existing part of the house, as we left the original roof there, just removed the roof tiles. The door that is being built is a complete custom solid wood door. It was here yesterday, but it needs some adjustments made to it, but that door weighs about 150-200lbs, so it should have no problem stopping sound...
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Very cool, thanks for the response. I was so dazzled by the woodwork that I didn't realize the posters were accoustic treatments.

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Can I ask the final dimensions of your theater? Ceiling height? Length ? Width ? was the sidewall pic taken from the other side wall ?

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Can I ask the final dimensions of your theater? Ceiling height? Length ? Width ? was the sidewall pic taken from the other side wall ?
Of course... The room is 21' wide x almost 32' long. The height at the back where the bar is, is 7' from floor to ceiling. We thought that might have seemed low, I am 6'2" myself, and it isn't bad at all. In fact, we love it, cause it gives the bar space a nice enclosed feel. Where it opens up, it is 12' at the sides and vaults to 13' about 4 feet in, meaning, the middle 13 feet across the room is 13' high ceiling. Gives those beams a wonderful drop down look from the vault....

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Looks awesome! Great job man.
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I am planning a 36'x25' over the top of garage theater myself, that is why I am so interested. I love the look and size of the space !

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Yes... I love the large room, but bigger room, means more equipment, better equipment, more money, yada yada yada... My wife gave me a lot of grief when the project started and was like you want an almost 700 sq foot theater.... Yes, yes I do!!!! She loves it now though.
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I bet she does! It is super nice! I wish I had a space that big for my theater.

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Very nice room. Exquisitely done!

I envy the size as well.

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So its been a bit from my last post, and I think I am pretty much finished up on the theater, only thing left to do is add the puck lights above the bar, and add the fridge next to the wet bar outside the theater. I am very satisfied with how everything turned out, and it looks, and sounds outstanding.... On with the show......





























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Gorgeous!

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Gorgeous!
Thanks! My wife tells me she feels when she walks in our theater that it doesn't even feel like she is in the same home. That says, mission accomplished to me!
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