I am always surprised at just how long I manage to go between updates, but the good news is that I've actually been making some progress on the room.
All the trim/wainscoting got another coat of paint. I framed up some posts with french cleats and hung my spandex screen in its actual location. I also finished two subwoofer boxes with an Infinity 1262w driver in each. I got those hooked up and installed behind the screen.
Next up, I hung my new Sony HW45 projector. I also got my surround speakers installed in the column. Here's the obligatory first shot of the projector all fired up:
Awesome! I think I'm honestly more impressed by the kick ass sound. I spent some time downloading the THX deep note intro and all the Dolby/DTS trailers and just sitting and watching those. The THX deep note intros are just amazing.
I showed my son the working theater one day and he spent the next hour and a half sitting on the dirty riser watching Avengers.
We are still struggling to pick out a carpet that we like for the room. I'm almost thinking of just finding a cheap solid color carpet. I've had a preconceived vision of something similar to the Masland Quadrate that many of the classics here use, but I can't find anything I really
like, and most things that we do like are all ridiculously expensive and probably not worth it in terms of value.
I've started to wrap some of my fabric panels too. Here is the first two wrapped and put up on the wall:
In non-theater news, we got a pool installed. Unfortunately that means even more new projects (landscaping) to add to the list of stuff that I already have on my plate.
The pool is awesome though. We definitely need it and use it, especially with the brutal summer we've been having. We had hoped to have the install done earlier in the summer, but they delayed because of backups from the rainy spring/early summer. Thankfully the actual pool install went crazy fast (only took them 5 days of actual work spread out over 2 weeks).
To do list:
-Trim out the front edges of the riser and stage (I'm thinking dyed black hard wood)
-Paint columns and wainscoting
-Make Fusion 12 speakers
-Build minimalist screen wall framing
-Mount surround speakers in the columns
-Make wall fabric panels
-Make column insert fabric panels w/ trim
-Build a screen (planning on DIY spandex)
-Build a sub x2
-Buy/install projector + receiver