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Looking good Doug!


Thanks man!

I went to work on the crown today and found a system I like. I assemble it on the floor and nail it up. I tried nailing up a piece at a time, but it's a pain clamping every corner for the glue and realized that I like for the corners to be nailed which can't be done that way. The seams are close enough to be filled with caulk with either method, so less work makes me happy.




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That ceiling is looking NICE.
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I remember when this thread started back in 2014 during my research days before I started my build.
Subscribed!!! Love the step by step details and that MDF coffered ceiling.
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I remember when this thread started back in 2014 during my research days before I started my build.

Subscribed!!! Love the step by step details and that MDF coffered ceiling.


Ha! Back in the old days when the project was born... this thing is taking forever
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Ha! Back in the old days when the project was born... this thing is taking forever
It's all about the journey.
To be honest with you, I enjoy my completed theater, but I enjoyed the process of building it even better.
I only get to use my theater once per week but I was able to work on the build every day.
During the build, there is nothing like that experience of "flow" where you see the accomplishment, you are using skills that you
are good at (like the skills you have obviously!!) and you are enjoying it so much that time flies faster than anything you ever did.
Half way through my build I had tears of sadness well up inside me because I knew I would miss the work when it was done.
It is not the end result that I was after. The work is an end to itself not a means to the end (the end meaning your theater being completed)
in many ways. The closest thing I can get to the build process of my theater, which I miss dearly, is to read through my build
thread daily over and over again (ie my build thread on this forum) and I reminisce of those good ol' days that are long gone...

Take your time and enjoy while it lasts!!!
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Doug's Basement Theater

Excellent perspective. I do really love building stuff and spending the extra time to make things just right. My wife, on the other hand, wants this project complete 2 years ago.

The crown is all up except for one little area toward the back that needs to wait for cabinets to go in. I got a system down and it started to fly. Making a jig on the chop saw to hold the crown sped things up too. I have lots and lots of nail holes and corners to fill and sand. Surround columns up next.







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Just how nice is that coming out!

Totally expected though, judging by the reno above...



So Doug, is that crack in the picture above, from the subs upstairs, or the subs downstairs?
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Just how nice is that coming out!



Totally expected though, judging by the reno above...







So Doug, is that crack in the picture above, from the subs upstairs, or the subs downstairs?


Thanks Tedd - I think this room will be way nicer, but won't have ghorns in the ceiling cool factor.

That crack is just the raw joint before filler. I caulk afterwards to keep any potential cracks hidden too. It has worked great so far upstairs. @Jeff Permanian found all the weak joints in the drywall in this ht with his Captivator 4000ulf. That stuff was crazytrain!
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Cabinets are in and I'll stain them after I build the sealed 24 cubic ft box for the two nearfield hs24 which will also serve as the base for the bar. I'm finishing up the surround columns now.

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Left side surround column is in. I made the enclosure 0.6 cubes sealed for the Radian 5210. All seats will be within the 90 degree dispersion of the coax, so I was able to keep it pretty snug to the wall.







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Right side surround is in. Both are 16 degrees forward of the MLP - my preference for sides. They will get grills similar to what I did in my media room.



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Right side surround is in. Both are 16 degrees forward of the MLP - my preference for sides. They will get grills similar to what I did in my media room.



Maaaan! So much airspace you are giving up!!! I know it really doesn't matter. Just seems weird to me...
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Maaaan! So much airspace you are giving up!!! I know it really doesn't matter. Just seems weird to me...
Man, I know. I was putting these together and was wondering if I should build in a space for a 12" sub in the bottom and top for some smoothing subs or at least making the surrounds ported since there is plenty of room. The Atmos and rears will have to be sealed, so I figure I will stick with the plan and keep them all sealed. I still have 6 of the LAB15 4r version sitting in my garage just in case I need them for something. I think I'll be good with the 2 Othorns and 2 hs24 though, and the room is bass friendly.
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Left side surround column is in. I made the enclosure 0.6 cubes sealed for the Radian 5210. All seats will be within the 90 degree dispersion of the coax, so I was able to keep it pretty snug to the wall.







Nice columns. I love it!! Can't wait to see how awesome this will all come together!
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I have a few more braces to add, but mostly done with the box. I picked up some 3/8" x 4" expanding bolts to drive in to the concrete to hold this in to place. I also will add four 70 pound bags of sand to the bottom of it and 4 more to the column that separates the box from the wall. There will also be a 400 pound concrete counter top on top. One hs24 can get a heavily built cube moving, so I'm doing all I can to get this tall and skinny box from moving around too much.

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I have a few more braces to add, but mostly done with the box. I picked up some 3/8" x 4" expanding bolts to drive in to the concrete to hold this in to place. I also will add four 70 pound bags of sand to the bottom of it and 4 more to the column that separates the box from the wall. There will also be a 400 pound concrete counter top on top. One hs24 can get a heavily built cube moving, so I'm doing all I can to get this tall and skinny box from moving around too much.

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This is the back - drivers go on the other side




So Doug, I take it this is going to be you near field subs for the main row of seats then bar stools behind it? I was thinking about that at one point, but didn't know how to build it.

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@Ladeback - that's right. This is the base of the bar (bass bar!) and there will be 12" of overhang on the side with the bar stools. There should be room for 4 of them, but I will probably just get 3. The support pole at the end of the bar has caused me issues to no end with trying to get everything laid out with all the sound getting to every seat while getting it to look nice, but I think I finally have it figured out now that I am putting things together. I have 14 more mid-panel braces to go in, cut the driver holes, level it in place, bolt it to the floor, run some wire through it, add the sand, attach the back, then build out for the trim around it. Then it will kind of resemble a bar area.
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@Ladeback - that's right. This is the base of the bar (bass bar!) and there will be 12" of overhang on the side with the bar stools. There should be room for 4 of them, but I will probably just get 3. The support pole at the end of the bar has caused me issues to no end with trying to get everything laid out with all the sound getting to every seat while getting it to look nice, but I think I finally have it figured out now that I am putting things together. I have 14 more mid-panel braces to go in, cut the driver holes, level it in place, bolt it to the floor, run some wire through it, add the sand, attach the back, then build out for the trim around it. Then it will kind of resemble a bar area.

Very cool, you a great Craftsman. I could probably have something like this if I built my with one row of regular chairs and the bar area, but have room for two chair rows and mabye a 12" bar with stools. It will be cool to see when it's all done.

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