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LEMON of a room - time for some LEMONADE - Project Recap

VAChief bought a new house and he wanted a theater but the room had some issues.

screen wall?





The rear, whats in the closet?




Oh NO!



So we ripped it down to the studs and found two support poles that didn't line up at all with any other wall Surprise, Surprise After writing a check VAChief got it slimmed down to one pole. and we put up double drywall on clips and channel



But we still had the mother of all duct, plumbing and beam combinations to build around.



Next we created a fairly interesting wall treatment to divert your eyes away from the issues in the room And painted everything above the bottom of soffit black.

VAChief saw these wall panels in a photo and said He liked the look

After cutting and gluing a couple of thousand pieces of pine it was time to paint. We sprayed the grids.








Next the walls

We decided to go with a patchwork quilt of fabric panels all different random sizes, no two the same. We found a random stone paver pattern on line and traced shapes to scaled drawings of wall segments then blue taped them to the wall.



see the tape in this picture



I would pop in on Saturdays, VAChief devoted 100s of hours during the week and in the evenings. Now he is smiling: but he now realizes he picked a really agressive finishing plan and had to make over 130 unique fabric wall frames all attached with Velcro.


Time for a look around the finished product, What you don't see is SEOS 12 Tempests diy speakers, a couple of HSU subs behind the Falcon screen, Oppo Bluray Denon receiver. That is a Sony 40ES and a fixed lens combo, Thanks Mike Garret of AV science sales And Snickers1 (Rich) of Falcon Screens

back up battery for the back up sump under a trap door in the riser, we added a water alarm and it worked! had a pipe leak from the back up installation.



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Any usable space beyond that door?
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yes we created another entrance from other areas of the basement.
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Looks good!
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Looks like it really came together since when I stopped by months ago. Gives me confidence that I may eventually get mine done sometime before 2020!

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Wow, that is a REALLY great look! You guys deserve MUCH credit for pulling it off so well.

And I can say from experience that "nice and simple" is usually REALLY tough and labor intensive, so props on the attention to detail as well!
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Looks great guys. Job very well done!!!!
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Was this a DIY self design or pro layout ?
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Really great looking! Help me understand the diffusion instead of absorption at what looks like the first reflection point, and so much absorption in the rear?

Thanks!
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Wow! The average man would have thought that room was no good for a theater.

But then again, we aren't dealing with an average man. Well done!

I like the patchwork quilt design too
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Really great looking! Help me understand the diffusion instead of absorption at what looks like the first reflection point, and so much absorption in the rear?

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Per Dr Toole the last thing you want to put at the first reflection point is absorption as for the rear wall, just because there is fabric, doesn't mean there is absorption in every frame. Some are empty.
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Very Modern, very clean, executed nicely.
I'm trying to place the color scheme/look to where I've seen in a movie...

Overall room size? just guessing 14 w (at widest) x 21 L x 9 h? 2600 cu ft-ish?
Is it Atmos pre-wired?
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Superb build, love the finish. Congrats guys!

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Great Job, I like the patchwork look also

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Per Dr Toole the last thing you want to put at the first reflection point is absorption as for the rear wall, just because there is fabric, doesn't mean there is absorption in every frame. Some are empty.

Room turned out great!!

Why is there so much conflicted information between the experts on first reflection treatments??
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Nice work. We'll done.

Builds like this keep me motivated.

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Thanks everyone for the kind words, VAChief may be my silent partner on this journey but trust me he did most of the rowing while I manned the tiller. Your comments are his reward for the hard work he put in.
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Nice work.
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Wow Very Nice work . From the first few pictures I wasn't expecting the final results to look like that . Good Job
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Awsome Job Guys, VAchief is now expert fabric panel maker/installer for sure now. Love the colors, if you just explained this room to someone they may think hmm ok, but when they saw it , they would say oh yes that makes sence and WOW!!! This is one my favorites.
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Very well done guys. Very well indeed.
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Thanks everyone for the kind words! I was a DIY newbie when I started this project, but thanks to BigMouthInDC, I learned a LOT. I'm fortunate that he happens to live so close by!
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Very Modern, very clean, executed nicely.
I'm trying to place the color scheme/look to where I've seen in a movie...

Overall room size? just guessing 14 w (at widest) x 21 L x 9 h? 2600 cu ft-ish?
Is it Atmos pre-wired?
The room is 23' (includes 2' for screen wall) by 13' wide. Ceiling is just over 8'.
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Certainly looks like good lemonade to me!!!

Nice space, looks great.

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Another nicely done DC area home theater. I'm absolutely jealous when I think about my modest room, but glad to be in an area where home theater is as robust as it is.

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