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Old 12-28-2011, 05:59 PM
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What part of Texas are you in? Are these custom plans or did they come from a production builder and if so who and what community are they in. Looking great though.
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Old 12-28-2011, 08:41 PM - Thread Starter
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Where in Allen are you building? We built a year ago and I don't recall seeing anywhere with custom construction.

We have lived in Allen for 12 years, but the house we are building is just outside of Allen about 10 minutes away.
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Made some good progress this week! The first project I tackled was building a frame for the Edmunds Optics glass that will sit in the projector box. The problem was that it had to sit on an angle to avoid reflections and it also had to be removable. The solution that Dennis came up with (and I modified a little) was a removable sleve that holds the glass and then slides into a cutout on the projector box. Here are the photos:








When put into the projector box, it will be held in place with rare-earth magnets inset on the back of the frame.

Next up was some trim out in the room. We had baseboards installed and some of the carpet put in. The baseboards were cut so that they can go accross the doors and "hide" the doors somewhat.





Carpet going in:






But the most exciting part of the week by far was a visit from Adam Pelz and Bob Sawdey to help with the Quest Acoustics tracks, panels, and fabric. Adam and Bob are FANTASTIC to work with. Extremely knowledgable and good people as well.

Unfortunately, I only scheduled them to come in for 2 days and as it turns out, my project is more like a 5 day project. So, they got me started and I will try to keep it going from there (unless I can talk them into coming back for more. Bob and Adam, don't you want to experience the pride of completing the job???)







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Wow......what a HT.

This would be my dream size. Thanks for the thread.
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KBlaw - Looking great! Would love to see it in person

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KBlaw - Looking great! Would love to see it in person

Sent you a PM.
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I think you should charge admission ... in sweat equity.

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Well if you're offering auditions to local Allenites, shoot me a PM too :-)

I'd love to see Dennis' work, as I might have a need for his expertise sometime in the future to redesign my room...
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Wow......what a HT.

This would be my dream size. Thanks for the thread.

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I too really like the ratios, tiered side walls, sweet.


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KBlaw: Thanks for the tour today... was nice meeting you and checking out the space

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KBlaw: Thanks for the tour today... was nice meeting you and checking out the space

Ditto ... very nice space
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Very very very nice. Can't wait to see how it looks when it's done

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If you substitute wide throw hinges on the doors (4x6) you can add up to a 1 inch panel and have one inch treatment around the door including baseboards and it will open without a problem. From the Bacon Race Theater:



Not a fan of beige ceilings, I would at least go for that mid brown in the carpet sample

BIGmouthinDC - THis is something I've been wondering about. My door needs to swing out of the room. Will this still work? Keep in mind Im putting 3 inch panels on the wall... I wasn't sure how close to the edge I would be able to get.

And where did that door come from?

Not sure if this will effect it but my wall will me thicker, with a 2x6 base and top plate.
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Got the two entry doors hung this week. More importantly, we got a lock installed so that subcontractors who don't work in the HT won't have access. Maybe some of my materials and tools will stop walking off now.



Also finished installing all of the furring strips for the fabric tracks and installed all of the acoustic panels:







Next major task is installing the tracks. I will be working on this a little at a time for the next several weeks. Really time-consuming stuff.
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Really sharp door! And great progress on what will surely be a fantastic theater. I think most of us only dream of having a space like that.

Now, with respect to the disappearing tools and supplies...I recalled seeing a blond woman carrying some sheet material....I don't know where she was going with it, but I would start my interrogation there....
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The way I look at things if aren't building things yourself and using a contracting service before you start any build is to get photo of all the contractors saves problems later on.


i would someone walking around gyp would likely be going to cut it on a mitre saw before hanging it..
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Nice photos of the acoustic panels... Are some of those pieces OC703? What are the ones with the holes in them?

Looking forward to seeing this HT when it is all done. Nice work!

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Now, with respect to the disappearing tools and supplies...I recalled seeing a blond woman carrying some sheet material....I don't know where she was going with it, but I would start my interrogation there....

She is responsible for the theft of large sums of money from me regularly. But she is not very intersted in tools or construction materials.
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Nice photos of the acoustic panels... Are some of those pieces OC703? What are the ones with the holes in them?

They are from Quest Acoustical Interiors (QAI). There are actually 4 different types of panels used. The ones with holes are their Perf Sorbers. Dennis could speak more to what each one actually does. I am just following his instructions on where to hang them.
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Great progress! Once you start cutting a few pieces of track, the lessons/demonstrations will come back and you will get the hang of it quick.

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What does nearly 1,000lbs of speakers look like? I found out today!





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Sweet!

Their certainly capable

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They are from Quest Acoustical Interiors (QAI). There are actually 4 different types of panels used. The ones with holes are their Perf Sorbers. Dennis could speak more to what each one actually does. I am just following his instructions on where to hang them.

Thanks for the above. I would love to know more about the panels.

Congrats on the speakers! It is nice to have a truck.
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Any updates for us?
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Looking at some of the photos, it appears that you have a 'triple leaf' wall construction, why would your acoustic consultant design such walls?
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Any updates for us?

Nothing worthy of pictures yet. Been working on odds and ends. Last weekend, I finished up the baffle wall with MDF and Insulshield around speaker openings. I also painted the lumber for the screen wall black.

Next week, I expect to receive the screen and projector. After that, we should be able to frame the screen wall. With any luck, we will be racking equipment the week after that.
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What projector? New Sony vw1000 looks like a winner for large screens. How big is your screen?

 

 

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I like what I'm seeing so far...makes me wish I had used Dennis for plans! Regarding your projector, I'm sure you've seen this before, but seriously - do NOT mount it or even think about putting it on a table, etc before you are actually DONE. I'm one of many who has about 3 or 4 punch list items that never did get finished because I mounted mine and started using the theater regularly. It's not that there's anything missing in my HT, but those last few things would make it better. One of these days I'll actually finish. Fortunately, nobody knows except me.

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Looking at some of the photos, it appears that you have a 'triple leaf' wall construction, why would your acoustic consultant design such walls?

I was thinking the same thing.
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