Received my design for Erskine Group and finally ready to get started. This build will be slow, please be patient.
My room/area dimensions are 170 x 258.5 x 106. The room will be used primarily for movie watching and general entertaining. Theater seating for six persons is desired. Contemporary styling in black and red/burgundy color scheme (similar to mcascio). Soffits, star field ceiling, AT cinemascope screen, speakers concealed in columns and behind false wall (proscenium) are desired features for this theater.
There is a bathroom (linoleum), closet (carpet), laundry room (linoleum) and hallway (linoleum) located above the area. There is also a game room on one side, storage on one end and foundation on 2 sides.
Equipment to be determined.
My next steps are to seal the concrete (foundation and floor) and workout details for wall/ceiling construction (gg, isolation clips, channel, etc...).
All suggestions welcomed and thanks for viewing.
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Do you have any backer boxes? How long did your plans take?
No backer boxes (lights in soffits). The plans took about 2 weeks to complete. My request was submitted during a busy period and around the CEDIA trade show. No complaints about the service or end result.
What are your thoughts concerning backer boxes?
Many changes have occurred since the last post and I will post pics and updates soon.
The work we performed and the people I met has changed my life forever. I look forward to returning next year.
Now on to the build! (borrowed from mcascio)
* FRONT & BACK ROWS: 3 Straight Seatcraft 4373 Red Leather Motorized Recliners
* THIRD ROW: 3 Bar stools (tbd)
* Tirtrix (diy)
* SUB: 12" Velodyne
ROOM DIMENSIONS & MEASUREMENTS
* BEFORE WALLS: 28' 9 1/2" Deep x 14' 10 5/8" Wide
* FINISHED ROOM AFTER SOUND PROOFING: 27' 2 1/2" Deep x 14' 8 1/8" Wide
* SHORTEST CEILING HEIGHT BEFORE CONSTRUCTION (center beam) : 7' 11 1/2"
* TALLEST CEILING HEIGHT BEFORE CONSTRUCTION: 8' 9 1/2"
* Front Row: 10' 4" from eyes to screen
* Back Row: 16' 5" from eyes to screen
* Projector: 16'8" from Lens to Screen
* Screen: 136" Wide 2.35:1
* RECEIVER: Denon AVR-4520CI (11.2)
* AMP: tbd
* BLU-RAY PLAYER: tbd
* POWER CONDITIONER: Belkin PF60
* IMAGE PROCESSING: Darbee Darblet DVP5000
* STORAGE: tbd
* PROJECTOR: Panasonic PT-AE8000U
* SCREEN: 112" Wide 2.35:1 AT Screen
* TABLET/iPAD/PHONE USER INTERFACE: tbd
* REMOTE CONTROL: tbd
* LIGHTING CONTROL: tbd
FABRIC FRAMES (ala GPowers)
* Black and Graphite Walls - Anchorage 2335 GOM - Onyx 2016 and Graphite 2079
* Room Accents - Red Delicious 2014, Graphite 2079 and Onyx 2016
* Speaker Frames - FR703 GOM Black Fabric
* Top of Front Cabinet Below Screen & Sides of Vertical Front Cabinets Facing Screen - Protostar Self-Adhesive Flocked Light Trap Material
* Bordering Edges that the Screen sit's on - Black Triple Plush Velvet
The rooms above the theater is are bedrooms. One of the rooms next to the theater is a furnace room. So it's important to keep the sound out of the rooms above and prevent sound coming in from the furnace room.
Current plan of attack is to use one layer of 5/8" drywall, one layer 5/8 osb and Green Glue with sound absorption clips. Double stud walls will be on any framed walls.
* Minimum 1-3/4" Solid Core Door with automatic door bottom.
The crew arrived early Saturday morning and accomplished quite a bit by Sunday afternoon.
View From Screen
Contractors will return Monday and continue framing. they will not return until next weekend. That should give me some time to run cables and purchase electrical items.
Received lots of heavy rain just past weekend. Fortunately I discovered a leak in the foundation before the insulation was added in that area. Unfortunately, the waterproofing company can't fix the crack until Thursday, which will delay progress. best to find the issue now verses later.
The fabric frame color scheme will be red, black and gray. Finding the carpet is bit of a challenge but I may have found a supplier.
carpet and fabric samples
Framing, electrical and insulation nearly complete.
entrance to theater hall
view from rear of theater
Will finish theater insulation tomorrow and begin clip and resilient channel installation.
Where did you find the cheapest insulation?
I have a waterproofing company coming Thursday to fix the problem. They will drill holes thru the cracks and inject epoxy to seal the hole. Their process worked on another crack a few years ago so I am confident it will work again.
As for insulation prices, the big box store prices were about the same so I went with HD. Using my military discount has helped a lot. I purchased my lumber and sheeting through hd contract services and received a larger discount (15%-20%). I purchased my drywall from M & M because they carried them into my basement....well worth the additional cost.
The contractor primarily work weekends and an occasional week day. We worked on the insulation, shower and started ib-1 clip installation.
Saturday's to do list was filled with backer boxes, ib-1 clips, resilient channel and mudding. I had to order additional clips on Thursday and they arrived Friday, just in time for the weekend activities.
I did not take a picture of the completed backer boxes, but they are complete. The osb work began this morning. The contractor had to get a feel for the fine screw installation. They stripped the screws in the beginning but they worked it out. They use impact drivers on everything!
A few pictures to show progress to date.
painted concession area
View from theater
Equipment closet and storage
Custom vanity and sink
Pool table converted to assembly table
We had my daughter's 16th birthday party last weekend. The project wasn't complete but we were able to clean up and move things around.
One of the walls was painted with chalkboard so she and her friends could go be creative.
Hoping to get back to the theater this weekend.
Found another contractor to hang and finish drywall.
I will start hanging soffits and button up hvac runs this weekend.
While reviewing my speaker layout, another question comes to mind. For those with multiple seating rows, how are you positioning the side surround speakers?
Not to really 'quote'... but wanted to say I am in Mason, Ohio as well and just starting to finish my basement/ plan my theater build and saw you are in Mason as well!! Curious, are you doing much of the work - or mostly contractors?
Thanks for finding my slow but steady build! The project was contracted out until we parted ways. I then subbed out the drywall portion and began the lone journey of finishing the job. Where in Mason are you located?
I live over off I-741 just south of Route 42...