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post #1 of 133 Old 12-06-2013, 09:19 AM - Thread Starter
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Hello everybody,

after 1 year of reading this forum I finally started to build my dedicated Home Theater.

So let's start:

Inspiration: http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/18h6u2w5xc3sdjpg/original.jpg

If you are wondering how will I build the cave walls please see here: http://laurafrancisart.blogspot.com/2011/06/cave-days-6-to-11.html
I already practiced at a lower scale:
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Room (in basement):

Room size (without the double walls): 17' x 29 ' x9'

Walls: I will build double walls for a real separation from the rest of the home, including separated ceiling joists
http://www.soundproofingcompany.com/soundproofing101/room-within-a-room/ (no furring channels or clips)

I just started the framing yesterday: *

Sound proofing: double walls, double drywall with Green Glue between.


All other components are still under research...I will add more pictures while I progress...this will take a while to complete smile.gif
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For doors I'm considering 2 communicating exterior doors, solid core of course.

For lighting Grafik Eye(4 or 6 zones...not sure yet)

Sound receiver: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0092KZCKC/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=2E0149Q44KJTB&coliid=I3U6IG778LZWVD
I will pre-wire for 11.2

Screen (with fake wall to hide the front speakers): http://www.amazon.com/Elite-Screens-R135WH1-A1080P2-ezFrame-Projection/dp/B007PM99B2/ref=sr_1_6?s=tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1363789646&sr=1-6&keywords=acoustic+screen
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some progress on framing...*
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Uh... this is going to be an extremely interesting build. The bat cave theater is one of my all-time favorites. Good luck!
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started on ceiling joists...

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Papier mache? I've made my diffusers out of that. Have considered doing walls like yours too, but decided it would be too big project for me. Best of luck.

Under construction: the Larch theater
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Yes, papier mache and then 2 layers of good paint.
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and the last wall framed...

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Wiring in progress. The good part about cave walls is I can use surface mounted electrical boxes, so no cutting in ceiling or walls.
The boxes will be hidden after I finish the "paper mache" cave walls.
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Looking forward to following your build!

Here is my build thread:

---->Like a Boss Theater Build<----
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I'm reconsidering the "paper mache" after I've read this forum. http://www.halloweenforum.com/tutorials-step-step/69755-haunted-cave-5.html
This guy used foam and it looks very well. http://www.tigerfoam.com/

Probably I will use open-cell foam for side walls up to 4-5 feet and closed-cell foam for the rest and ceiling...
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short update:

I finished the wiring and ordering the fiberglass insulation and 2 exterior doors....
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and the door is installed (almost)

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started on insulation

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Very impressive so far - looking forward to seeing this come together! Good luck!

The Esquire Theater Construction Thread:
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1289590
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Thanks guys!

Btw, installing fiberglass insulation between ceiling joists is not fun mad.gif but I know it will pay off....
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Installing it or removing it is just god awful.
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Btw, installing fiberglass insulation between ceiling joists is not fun mad.gif but I know it will pay off....
5/8" drywall is even worse. tongue.gif

Visit the Lipszyc Home Theater! 1.0
2.0 done and finally posted! - Theater 2.0

And now...The Queen City Theater (3.0)
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5/8" drywall is even worse. tongue.gif

That's why I'm looking for someone to "help" me with insulation and drywall smile.gif
I just realized how heavy is 5/8" drywall smile.gif
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Rent the Drywall lift from Home Depot best $35 I ever spent. Especially since my first layer was OSB
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Found this lift on Amazon at $150.
If I use it few weeks and sell it when done with $100 on Craigslist is better than renting smile.gif

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000ZIEOHW/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=2E0149Q44KJTB&coliid=ID2QWIUISLSW9
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Almost done with insulation:

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Insulation done...drywall and green glue is next...

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Nice progress. Are you using decoupling clips as well?
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Looking forward to seeing the cave part of this build ...
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Nice progress. Are you using decoupling clips as well?

No clips...free stranding room in a room including separate ceiling joists.
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I just ordered 90 panels of 5/8 drywall smile.gif
This forum helped me to understand that local drywall companies delivering directly to your basement is better than Lowe's or HomeDepot ...it saved me a lot of work (that drywall is very heavy)
And the price is the same....
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