After almost a year of research and design, construction is about to start.
The theater will be approximately 14 feet wide by 20 feet long. The ceiling is 8.5f eet high. Screen will be a 120 diagonal cinemascope. LCR and main sub will be behind the screen. The room is going to be acoustically treated with Quest panels.
The best thing we have done so far was to hire Dennis Erskine from day 1. I bought the Signature level design from Dennis and I now plan to upgrade to the Reference level (Dennis comes over and calibrates all the A/V gear) The plans, including, framing, acoustics, HVAC, lighting, etc. we got from Dennis are amazing. This was money well spent.
Basic construction will be staggered 2x4 on a 2x6 bottom and top plate with two layers 5/8 drywall with Green Glue. Soffits run all around the theater which will hide all the HVAC.
I started last weekend by removing the existing carpet in the basement and some ceramic tile that was in the way of the new construction.
Before I can start framing, I still have some HVAC ducts to get moved and some plumbing pipes that are in the way of the backer boxes for the pot lights.
Friday PM, I am expecting a delivery for all the materials (drywall, OSB, plywood, insulation, MDF, cement board, lumber, etc.). I was able to pay a little extra to get the delivery guys to bring everything straight to the basement!
Stay tuned for some pics and also the exciting list of gear that Dennis has suggested (Dennis has champagne tastes!).
IMHO, this will be one cool theater!
Chartrand Family Theater Design & Build
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