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Hey Fellow Theater Builders! My 'Duck and Cover Theater' is 98% done, but I will just show you a step-by-step process (with a series of pics) of what had to be done with a circa 1930's basement.

I call it the 'Duck and Cover' for 2 reasons....1. 6 foot clearence with the beams, and 2. Remember those duck and cover films that kids had to see in the 50ies??? BIG BOOM FACTOR biggrin.gif

Here is the first pic of what I had to work with.... eek.gif

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Starting the Left wall......

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my Dad smile.gif also notice that the upright beams (from the original pic) have been taken out, and reinforced 'wafers' were used to keep the original truses in solid shape...we shaved about 2" off the back two truses, making the room slightly taller...

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where the components are going to go

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Framed in the HVAC and hot water heater......

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Sheet Rock and custom cabinet for components!

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That looks really well done so far. Reminds me of the michigan basements around here. Low ceiling and always seems to be a pile of dirt. Good use of the space. Look forward to the completed project.
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You will love it, mrckonertr......just think of all the RAT TRAPS before that! Keep checking back; I'll have most of the pics up by the end of the day wink.gif There's just a few nick-nack things to do on the theater, but you are right, this is DEF. a great use for the space wink.gif

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I'm just about 6 feet tall, and this is the lowest beam. Notice the bullnose to keep the tall people from knokin their nogin too hard. MORE PICS COMING UP.....



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I had a custom cabinet made, I had had the brilliant idea of having 4 inches of space for the shelves for the back of the cabinet, allowing all the cables to be easily accessable/connectable



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don't worry, the walls are not sychodelic; it's my panoramic skills with an iPhone wink.gif

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MORE PAINTING.....It's actually pretty hard to paint under my new 4" LED lights!




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Room is 12 feet wide, and I'm going to use my 115" 2.40:1 Carada Brilliant White 1.4 gain screen......just enough to fit my paradigm studio 60ies on each side


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