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Robins Theater Remodel Complete!

So I have been meaning to post on here for sometime, pretty much when I started this project, but now it is pretty much complete. I am posting all the pictures I could find, but man I thought i took more pictures on the way.We built a new house, and there was a space in the house for the theater, but for reasons I don't really care to explain, it couldn't be worked on while the house was being built. Which was fine, we started after the house was finished.Here is the empty lot:Now here is where things really start moving. The picture from the slab was from August 28th, to the third picture in this series is Sep 13th.Then, Tada - House done:Taking the Carpet up out of the theater room:Then We insulated the walls, and put up vinyl barrier. Actually put up 2 layers of vinyl barrier.I seem to be missing pictures from here on Because we did put another layer of drywall on top of the vinyl barrier, then it goes to this:Then in goes the woodwork:And Pretty Much Theater Completion, I have some Movie Poster Sound Panels going on the walls, that aren't finished yet though:

Finished Images After Remodel:






























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post #2 of 134 Old 05-20-2011, 11:41 AM
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very impressive build, I really like the woodwork in your theater, what kind of wood was used?

you did a really great job
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Very nice theater. I like the post & beam woodwork, really love the rag wall finish and color.

Can you give us some specifics on your room size, equipment, etc.?

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Well, most of the wood is Cherry Veneer . The beams are real cherry though.

The room size is just over 13' wide, by just over 22' deep.

Equipment is:

JVC DLA-X3
Integra 40.2 Amp
HTPC & Server
8 Genelec 1029A Speakers (2 of them for center)
2 VTF-3 MK3 HSU Subwoofers
Control 4 HC-300 With Light Control
Cheap Screen (133" dragonfly) - Will replace sometime in the future

Everything is rackmounted in a Closet on the other side of the house.
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Great job! Are those Berkline 13175s?

Budget Home Theater:
Denon AVR-1911 Receiver, Bic V-1220 Subwoofer, Micca MB42/C Speakers, Epson 8350 Projector, Home-made ~90" 16:9 Screen, Berkline 13175
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They sure are... and we love them!!
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Well, if we use the number of posts required to complete a build, I think we have a winner! Start to finish in one post.

It looks great! As always, I'm envious. Now that it's in the first stage of finished, do you use it as much as you thought you would? I'm always curious about how much the theaters on this site get used once all the dust clears.

Dude, are you made of leprechauns? Cause that was awesome!

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Its been done for about a week now, and so far we have used it at least once a day... I do wonder if it will wear off and we will only be using it once a week, or once a month... I hope that doesn't happen...
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Start to finish in one post?!?!

That's not fair! Where would this forum be if everyone did that?!

I think maybe you should be Loganed just to discourage other future HT builders/troublemakers.

Nice job.

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Thank you for sparing us months of daily updates. But you also skipped allowing all of us armchair quarterbacks the opportunity to call a few plays.

I really like the overall feel of the final product. Enjoy!
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I love how it turned out. I like the dark wood. I am also going to use dark wood in my basement and home theater.
Someday I hope to post a message that will say my theater is finished.
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You know, everytime we did something, I was thinking i really need to start that post on avsforums, and never did. It still took us 8 months to finish from when we started. Boy am I glad its over though, time to enjoy it...
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Okay, so it has been awhile since I posted. I figured I would post my absolute finished theater.

I have since added some Acoustical Panels - I built these myself, following another Do it Yourself Thread on the Forum. I had the person who did my woodwork building the frames for them. They work great! Here's a link for the DYI

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?p=20815913#post20815913

Also had a Air Conditioning unit added to the back, because it was getting hot in there when you got 7 bodies watching a movie. It is a super silent one, can't even hear its on....













Any questions, comments..... I'm All Ears!!! This was pretty much a 100% do it yourself project, except for the finished woodwork....
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what kind of a/c unit did you use in your HT? make/model of the unit? does it do a good job cooling the space? thanks and very nice job on the theater.

So since you've been done for a few months now, have you been using the space more or less now compared to when you just finished it?
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It is a fujitsu. Dont know the exact model offhand right now. It cools my space perfectly, and really fast. It can be 80 in the room and turn it on and it will have the room cooled to 72 in 20 minutes. It was quite the job installing it. It still has an outdoor unit, and my theater is on the second floor, so we had to get the ac line through the walls to downstairs. It's a nice unit, very efficient. It's seer rating I believe is 23. Just glad my brother is an electrician, and he knew a ac person.

We use the theater way more then I ever thought we would. We are really racking up the hours on the jvc projectors lamp, but I see that as a good thing. We use it at least 5 days out of 7. My family uses it probably 2 of those days :-)......
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I suggest you change your art lighting, or the art frames. You have an impressive room, but you are not actually lighting the face of the poster art... just lighting the top of the frame.

Or is this effect maximized by the way the photos were taken?

The room *does* look great.

How do you control your system? What type of automation or remote?

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I am using control 4 to control everything. I would say the lighting is maximized from the pictures. When we are watching something those puck lights are only on to about 15%, and the posters really look cool in my opinion... Thanks for all the nice comments...
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Great looking theater. Really like the whole room from the wood beams, to the acoustic posters...

Excellent work!
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Killer job on the theater & posters.
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Looks really nice! What kind of lights are those above the posters and how much mounting depth did they need?

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Damn man! Your home theater is tight! I'm definitely jealous. Really really nice. The posters really set it off. Do you plan on changing them out with others every once in a while?
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Good question, those are all contemporary movies. With a classy looking room like that it might be cool to go with some old movie posters from the 50's.

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Yea that would be cool. Definitely. Its nice you can switch em out as you feel..
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I will probably change them out every once in a while. The nice thing is, getting them through spoonflower for 8 of them is only like 100 bucks.... and I can easily remove them all and restaple on new ones, would only take probably an hour or two for all of them...

The lights are just Low Voltage puck lights, not much to them. They are probably 5 inches deep if I was just guessing...
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Very nice! I like the posters.

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Well done. I really like the woodwork and the posters/accoustical panels.

Also glad to hear how much your family is enjoying the space, at the end of the day, that is what really matters.
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I came across your build from acoustic panels thread, and I really like the way yours turned out. I especially like all the wood work. It looks like you are in southern Utah, and I would be curious to know who you used for the woodwork and if you would share about how much money you have in the wood work.
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Very nice job with your theater. As a matter of fact, your fabric poster pics inspired me to do the same thing. I swapped out most of the posters I had in my room for the Spoonflower fabric ones. Very simple, easy process and amazingly cheap to do. My wife and kids love the new look and they do perform much better than my old paper posters. Was never an issue in the room, but is a very nice change.

Thanks for posting and here are mine.







No reflections anywhere - even the poster frames are covered in velvet.

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Hate to revive my own old thread, but I noticed some of my most recent pictures were not on here. I did change the projector in my theater to a Runco Q750i LED projector, if you have not seen this projector, it has one of the best pictures i have ever seen from a projector, and, no more lamps to replace. Awesome!



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Very nice, are those posters on the wall poster or painting? Whatever they are they look great with the lighting.

So what are you going to watch the projector or the LG?
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