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post #91 of 141 Old 07-17-2013, 08:48 AM
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I'm really interested in your build because your room dimensions are almost identical to mine. The only difference is I think your room is about 7-8 inches wider. How deep did you make your riser, and how far from the back of the room are you going to place your seats? How close does this place the front row to the screen, and how big is your screen?
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I'm really interested in your build because your room dimensions are almost identical to mine. The only difference is I think your room is about 7-8 inches wider. How deep did you make your riser, and how far from the back of the room are you going to place your seats? How close does this place the front row to the screen, and how big is your screen?

The riser is around 78" deep and the seats will almost be up against the back wall columns. Because I wanted two rows and my room is not super deep, that's the way it has to be. It just means that you won't be able to walk through the back row isle when everyone is reclined (not a huge deal for us).

I believe the screen to the eyes of a reclined user is almost 11 feet.

The screen is 134" wide 2.35
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Door trim and wainscoting have been painted. I removed the columns and room is ready for carpeting. The paint turned out really nice. Black Benjamin Moore Eggshell




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Really coming together. Did you go with white or silver spandex? I'm using white over silver and have no complaints. Noticably lower gain than Center Stage XD, but has no noticable weave so it is a good compromise. That pair of sealed 15" SI should really kick in your small room with a little boost in the lowest octaves. Looking forward to seeing the end result.

I'm using White over Silver millskin. I have tested it out on an old 720p projector that I had laying around and the quality of the screen is very good. I'll know more when I get to pair it with a better projector. "No Noticable Weave" was a huge reason for me to go spandex since my first row is pretty close. I'm hoping the 15" SIs can really work in my room. I also have space for two subs in the back corner so I may end up building two more for the rear. I enjoyed building the speakers and would like to give it another go.
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Looking good, ScAndal!
Thanks Spaceman! Once carpet gets in, it should really start to look close to a theater.
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Here is the carpet we are going with:

I was planning on carpeting the stage black, but I'll have enough left over to do the stage with the pattern carpet for free.

If I don't like it, I can always remove it later and redo the stage in black.

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Primed Ceiling and walls, painted 2 coats of Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black:









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I spray painted the lights and vent covers with Rust-Oleum Flat Black

I have some similar 6" cans I plan on using. How did you mask them off to paint them black? Did you just use regular rattle can paint in flat black? Are you using those 4" bulbs in standard 4" can housings? I have 4" cans also and am still debating about what bulbs to use.
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I taped a plastic bag around the bottom (ballast part) and cut out circles of cardboard and just laid them on the glass and used fat black rattle can (Rustoleum) on them. Worked perfect.

I am using them in standard 4" housings. I would think they would fit any 4" housing.

I have the same model 6" throughout my house as well. These lights are superb. Looks like the price went up a bit from when I got them @ home depot.
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subscribed, looking good!
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So you just stood them up on the driver end and set a piece of cardboard over the lens? I would have thought paint would run down under the lens?
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Looking Good!!! Keep up the awesome work!
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Did you show the wife my pictures? I know I was eager to see what it would look like. Im tired of looking at that pattern! I went crazy helping them to make sure it matched. And the carpet is very trippy, you cant stare at it without going dizzy!
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So you just stood them up on the driver end and set a piece of cardboard over the lens? I would have thought paint would run down under the lens?

Yep thats what I did. Paint won't run down unless you are putting on way to much in each coat. 3 light coats and they are perfect, just don't let the paint run.
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Did you show the wife my pictures? I know I was eager to see what it would look like. Im tired of looking at that pattern! I went crazy helping them to make sure it matched. And the carpet is very trippy, you cant stare at it without going dizzy!

What doesn't give you a seizure, only makes you stronger smile.gif

Yep my wife looked at your pics and she loves the way it turned out. We wanted something a bit bold since it really is a theater and we think it deserves a bit of funk.

She is currently down to two different Milliken designs with the 'Traces' still in first place. We need to decide in the next couple days so we can get the installer scheduled. I'm pretty much at a stand-still now without carpet.
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Not much to report in the way of updates since i'm playing the waiting game on the carpet.

Columns are all painted and ready to go. Carpet is scheduled to be here the first week in September so hopefully I can get more progress done next month.



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Carpet was finally installed and I love it. After it was installed, I mounted the columns and created the velvet panels for the screen wall (not pictured).

Put a couple chairs in to see how it looks. Starting to really come together now. Time to finish the trim out on the columns and start building fabric panels.





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Wondering if I should put something to line the walls of the cubby under the screen that my subs will be going in? Any thoughts from anyone?
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I thought of double layer dry-wall with green glue in-between, or something else to that degree, AC 703 ??

That carpet looks very nice!, those seats look awesome, everything is really starting to come together!!

Let me know, I have some celebratory beer for you as can't wait to see your room, maybe that would help me get my current home ready to sell, so I can go seriously mad with a room like this in the next house......
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How wide is the step next to the front row?
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I thought of double layer dry-wall with green glue in-between, or something else to that degree, AC 703 ??

That carpet looks very nice!, those seats look awesome, everything is really starting to come together!!

Let me know, I have some celebratory beer for you as can't wait to see your room, maybe that would help me get my current home ready to sell, so I can go seriously mad with a room like this in the next house......

Thanks! I think carpet is really the point that makes everything feel real and the end of the tunnel starts to appear.
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Looks great, ScAndal. Can't wait to see the finished product.
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Looks great, ScAndal. Can't wait to see the finished product.

Thanks Spaceman. I'm looking forward to hookup the subs now that I have carpet.

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How wide is the step next to the front row?

25" including the carpet wrap. Step itself its 24". I was worried about the column being so close to the stairs and only 24" for the step but its not a problem at all.






GOM arrives today so I better get some wood ready for frames.
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Cool, thanks. It looks like that space is going to be about 17" wide in my theater, which is cutting it close. But airplane aisles are 17" so I think it will work.
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Cool, thanks. It looks like that space is going to be about 17" wide in my theater, which is cutting it close. But airplane aisles are 17" so I think it will work.

The way I look at it, you're not going to be going up and down very often.
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Looks good.

Where did you get your chairs?

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I hope he didn't hook up his projector already, you know what happens.....biggrin.gif
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I hope he didn't hook up his projector already, you know what happens.....biggrin.gif

Projector has been setup for awhile (bungee corded to a ladder). Too busy to start frames though. End of summer is crazy for me. I am going to try and squeeze in getting wood for frames this weekend.
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Looks good.

Where did you get your chairs?

Fusion 'Jive' from roman. So far so good. They are decent chairs for the money.
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That's ok, I know what you mean on being crazy busy, I'm trying to cram in some outside work before winter set's in, doing a new concrete driveway, fixing the floor in my 3 season porch, sanding living room floor, building new kitchen cabinets, blah does it ever end......
I'm Just anxious to see your set-up.....Don't forget I have celebratory refreshments!! biggrin.gif
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Started working on the fabric panels. 1"x2" Pine frames. Sorry for the terrible phone pics.


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