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It was a pleasure buying my GOM Anchorage Angora and Onyx for the Fabric panels from Magna Fabrics, a local NJ fabric distributor. $1.50 per yard for the GOM Anchorage and $5.00 yard for the Onyx. Total was $144.00 for 25 yards at $1.50 plus 12 yards at $5.00!! (ie it was $144 for all of the fabric from them) Received it the next day after payment and the guy lives in the town next to the town I grew up in!!! Small world!


All of the pieces for the speaker box MDF "shell" layed out and ready to be put together.


I tried using Kreg screws but they cracked the edges of the MDF. I ended up using the SPAX MDF screws #6 with success.
I used Liquid Nails as the glue.









Then I had to fill that dado hole on the outside edges.




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I then started the right center speaker support frame while I waited for the MDF frame for the left side to dry. The right side
was a lot easier now that I had practice building one of these things! But I had to factor in a 3/16 smaller dimension that was on the right hand side.






I built this "jig" for the right side speaker support box angle cuts for the 3/4 inch plywood.











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Right side speaker installation!




One of the MDF speaker box "shells" that will get covered in Joanne's Speaker fabric. The edges will be rounded over with a round-over bit.





Of course, I wore a respirator when cutting any MDF. That stuff is toxic


It rained this weekend on and off. I ended up having to finish at 4pm on Saturday.



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First SPAX Screws installed with Liquid Nails between the wood pieces as well.





Drill bit broke while bending it too much to make the hole a little larger for the SPAX screws into the MDF.



Last Friday night since it was so dark out and I was tired after going to a Carnival in my town with my fiance, her sister, and my fiance's 3 nephews, I therefore designed
the speaker support boxes for the rear left and right speakers!! So confident now that I finished this aspect of the design for the HT.






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I just noticed that I did not post these photos of the speaker "shell/MDF" part of the build. Here you can finally see how it all comes together. I will however be
routing the outside edges of the corners of each MDF/Shell box to make it look better and also to reduce the stress on the Joanne's speaker cloth fabric at the corners.



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Update: 10/5/15

Fall is here.
Can't wait for my wedding to be over so I can focus on the HT build.
I can't believe the the speaker cover boxes are done! (except for round the edges and possibly painting them black)
The light at the end of the tunnel has appeared.
Almost done with the Movie Poster.
All electrical outlets are installed and working!

The HT has taken a backseat since I am getting married in the beginning of November which is why I have not updated too much on this thread.



The HT has taken a backseat since I am getting married in the beginning of November which is why I have not updated too much on this thread.

Left rear speaker box cover:
I did this one differently than the one on the left. I didn't want to make it from numerous pieces so I built it as whole as possible and it was a success.



Look ma at my art work from school today!


Since I was making this speaker cover with one piece, that meant cutting the outside edge and then cutting a hole in the middle.












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Lots of MDF sawdust. Made sure I had the respirator on every time I made a MDF cut.



Left rear speaker box cover:


I made the "support frames" that are against the wall with plywood for more strength




I then put Spax screws in. They worked great as I Googled what type of screws to use for MDF. Home Depot had them in stock.
I very carefully screwed them in slowly to avoid cracks in the MDF.


I also pre-drilled the holes and countersinked the holes so the screw heads would not show up under the speaker fabric:







Had to cut a little opening for the speaker support frame (that held the actual speaker itself).


Speaker boxes are complete! I can't believe I've reached this milestone!


Then it was onto the Hot Water Baseboard Heater Containment framing:
This is what it looked like based on how left it months ago:













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Hot water baseboard heater framing is done!

A quick shot of the HT from this angle as at that moment:


Then it was time to put the Flat screen "vertical" TV mount on the Insignia TV:


There she is! 50 diagonal inches of glory ready to be unleashed as my Movie Poster!


Got it cheap for $406 at Best Buy:




The box for it after it was opened up:


Remember that frame I built to see how the 50" TV will fit in the hallway?
Let's see how accurate its dimensions were...spot on!






There she is. First photo of the Movie Poster where its new home will be:


I had a decision to make at this point as far as the air flow that I needed behind the Movie Poster. Remember that the Movie Poster will be completely enclosed
and therefore air ventilation will be an issue. I plan on install 1-2 big air vents on the other side of the wall to let the TV's air out, but I had to decide whether to
take out the middle 2x4s hear or cut round holes in them to let the heat from the TV ventilate. I chose to use the hole saw to make holes:

Here is the before shot:



But first, after checking to make sure the TV mount supports were the right depth, I check it and it turns out it was off, so I had to move the TV Mount Supports
a little forward:



Also checked and marked where the top and bottom were. I had to adjust the mount because it was not level:


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Then it was time to start making the ventilation holes:


I originally purchase this hole saw to cut the holes for the 2 3/8" wide gray electrical conduit for low voltage wire so I took advantage of it to
make the holes for the TV ventilation:




Lots of saw dust:



Then I cleaned out my work lights and replaced one of the dead/broken bulbs after my new bulbs came in:




You have to make sure you use gloves when installing these bulbs because your oil from your skin will damage the life of the bulb:



I took a break and finally connected the electricity and outlets for the projector and the Movie Poster TV:

Here was the last outlet in the chain that I had to connect to to extend the chain to the Projector Hush Box and the Movie Poster TV.







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Then it was onto the Projector outlet installation:






We have electrical power to the hush box!



Then it was time to install the outlets for the Movie Poster TV!









We have electrical power to the Movie Poster TV and the computer that will run Meyer64's Movie Poster App!





Injury!
When trying to take some wood out of the hole saw, I drilled my hand!


Testing to make sure we have the correct power to all of the 3 outlets I just installed!





Then it was time to install the electrical outlet for the stage rope lights. I had to come up with a way to "hide" this outlet (I will be putting a wall plate over it that will be removable easily by a screw) because it will be a dimmable outlet, therefore it had to be inaccessible by anyone that wanted to plug in a vacuum cleaner This is the third and last outlet that will connected to the Lutron Grafik Eye dimmer:
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Here is where it will go with a before photo:


Ugly mess of wire I had to clean up to work in this area!


Not the most clean and organized wiring clean up but it will do!


First I made an outline of the box:




Lots of MDF sawdust. Made sure I had the respirator on every time I made a MDF cut.



Left rear speaker box cover:


I made the "support frames" that are against the wall with plywood for more strength


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I then put Spax screws in. They worked great as I Googled what type of screws to use for MDF. Home Depot had them in stock.
I very carefully screwed them in slowly to avoid cracks in the MDF.


I also pre-drilled the holes and countersinked the holes so the screw heads would not show up under the speaker fabric:









Had to cut a little opening for the speaker support frame (that held the actual speaker itself).


Speaker boxes are complete! I can't believe I've reached this milestone!


Then it was onto the Hot Water Baseboard Heater Containment framing:
This is what it looked like based on how left it months ago:












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Hot water baseboard heater framing is done!

A quick shot of the HT from this angle as at that moment:


Then it was time to put the Flat screen "vertical" TV mount on the Insignia TV:


There she is! 50 diagonal inches of glory ready to be unleashed as my Movie Poster!


Got it cheap for $406 at Best Buy:




The box for it after it was opened up:


Remember that frame I built to see how the 50" TV will fit in the hallway?
Let's see how accurate its dimensions were...spot on!






There she is. First photo of the Movie Poster where its new home will be:


I had a decision to make at this point as far as the air flow that I needed behind the Movie Poster. Remember that the Movie Poster will be completely enclosed
and therefore air ventilation will be an issue. I plan on install 1-2 big air vents on the other side of the wall to let the TV's air out, but I had to decide whether to
take out the middle 2x4s hear or cut round holes in them to let the heat from the TV ventilate. I chose to use the hole saw to make holes:

Here is the before shot:

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File Type: jpg INSIGNIA TV.jpg (556.8 KB, 12 views)
File Type: jpg MOVIE POSTER.jpg (253.0 KB, 12 views)
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But first, after checking to make sure the TV mount supports were the right depth, I check it and it turns out it was off, so I had to move the TV Mount Supports
a little forward:



Also checked and marked where the top and bottom were. I had to adjust the mount because it was not level:




Then it was time to start making the ventilation holes:


I originally purchase this hole saw to cut the holes for the 2 3/8" wide gray electrical conduit for low voltage wire so I took advantage of it to
make the holes for the TV ventilation:




Lots of saw dust:



Then I cleaned out my work lights and replaced one of the dead/broken bulbs after my new bulbs came in:




You have to make sure you use gloves when installing these bulbs because your oil from your skin will damage the life of the bulb:

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I took a break and finally connected the electricity and outlets for the projector and the Movie Poster TV:

Here was the last outlet in the chain that I had to connect to to extend the chain to the Projector Hush Box and the Movie Poster TV.









Then it was onto the Projector outlet installation:






We have electrical power to the hush box!



Then it was time to install the outlets for the Movie Poster TV!







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We have electrical power to the Movie Poster TV and the computer that will run Meyer64's Movie Poster App!





Injury!
When trying to take some wood out of the hole saw, I drilled my hand!


Testing to make sure we have the correct power to all of the 3 outlets I just installed!





Then it was time to install the electrical outlet for the stage rope lights. I had to come up with a way to "hide" this outlet (I will be putting a wall plate over it that will be removable easily by a screw) because it will be a dimmable outlet, therefore it had to be inaccessible by anyone that wanted to plug in a vacuum cleaner This is the third and last outlet that will connected to the Lutron Grafik Eye dimmer:

Here is where it will go with a before photo:


Ugly mess of wire I had to clean up to work in this area!


Not the most clean and organized wiring clean up but it will do!


First I made an outline of the box:


Then the Bosche Jigsaw came to the rescue.......again!






Mission complete! The only 1 more outlet to go!



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Last outlet to install:
The electrical outlet inside the Bar cabinet for the rope light for the bar (connected to the Lutron Grafik Eye and will be dimmable).
I had to make sure this outlet was hidden and not accessible as well to anyone, so I had to design and manufacture a "removable box" to cover it:

Before photo:




Last week, I worked on this outlet pretty much at night in the garage since it is getting dark out early now:






I accidentally punched out all 4 of the holes for this outlet box so I had to cover two of them with tape. In hindsight, I should have used electrical tape, but was told that putting duct tape inside an electrical box, so why would it be harmful to put duct tape on the outside of an electrical box?









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I had to cut down the electrical outlet wall plate because there was not much room for it in the tight space, so I made a Jig to cut it safely:








Had to make my first "dado" cut because the electrical box stuck out a little:



Then it was time to make the removable box cover (this was my first version that had to be changed around a little as you will see later because I made the mistake of making the hole for the rope light too big and it was too high)




The hole was too big here so I re-made this piece:



Here is that front piece redone with the correct size hole:



Then it was time to put in the conduit for the rope light to the stage:


I had to cut the conduit at an angle with the miter saw:





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Then I cut the hole. This was the main reason I purchased this hole saw:







Here is the updated and final photos of the bar rope light outlet cover:



Then I nailed the electrical wire that goes to the Movie Poster outlet to the nearest 2 x 4s as per code and to avoid the wire from getting
damaged.

Here is a before photo:


After:




Here I am measuring and calculating the "custom MDF molding" I need to surround the movie poster TV with:


I had to mark where the TV edges were, the drywall edge and the MDF molding edge:




Dust from working in the garage after work all week. Had to clean this up Saturday morning so that my feet would not be tracking dust into the house:


Left side Movie Poster TV drywall/MDF molding support is up!
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Update:
Monday 10/12/15

A Pinnacle Milestone has been reached (Final drywall ready to be installed!)
R.I.P. The Movie Poster TV MDF DIY Molding idea
Freezer "hush box" framing is complete.
All wiring for the Movie Poster Box is complete.
Movie Poster Speaker Boxes complete.
Finally wired the Front Right speaker.
Component Rack "wall" shimmed and ready for drywall.


I worked at night almost every night last week after work.

Below is that DIY customer "dado" cut MDF Molding that I was going to use for the Movie Poster Molding but it was just too hard to cut for me so I
am going with a molding style I will purchase.


Here was the state of the Movie Poster framing area pre-speaker box installation.


I added supports to the "drywall" framing in front and around the Movie Poster box. Here you can see some "handles/openings" that allow me to use my hands to mount and unmount the 50" Movie Poster TV.


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Then it was time to build the speaker boxes for the Movie Poster speakers.

First the Right side:














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Then, for the right speaker box, I had an issue with the volume knob not fitting in, so I drilled a hole for it to fit:








Right side speaker box complete (I covered it with its original packaging bag because I don't want drywall dust or anything to damage it).


Then it was onto the Left Speaker box:



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Paused for a photo to show my respect for my morning fuel:



Left speaker box complete (and also wrapped up to protect it from the tons of drywall sanding dust coming its way).



A view from behind the Movie Poster TV location:





Then it was time to finish up the Freezer "hush box" that I had already started months ago:





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Here are the pencil lines I made to remind myself where the upright studs are so I can attach the Freezer "hush box" frame to it
at multiple locations:



Here is the Freezer hush box attached to a stud via 3" screw:


Then it was time to do the final work before FINAL drywall can begin.
I've been anticipating this step over and over and over again constantly, wondering how it would go. My component rack wall (left wall to the screen) was about 3/8" too long compared to the distance from the right side of the Jamestown Screen to the right wall, so I had to compensate by building out the framing on the left side. Here is the main piece that was sitting around for over 5 months.



First I nailed the electrical box wiring in the stage just below the left stage to the wall:


Here you can see the "build out" shim in place with the level tool to show how I have to build out one of the framing uprights:

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Here is the main upright shim in place:


Here is a 1/8" shim added to another framing upright:


On the framing upright to the left, you can see the 1/8" shim screwed in:


Then it was time to install the separate speaker wire I brought from Blue Jeans cable for the front right speaker:


Drilled a hole for the electrical snake tool:


Another day that reminds me what a great investment the electrical "snake" tool is:


We have speaker wire to the front right speaker. All speaker wiring is complete!!!
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Then I worked on and FINISHED the wiring behind the Movie Poster Box:

Here is the audio cable (3.5mm male to female) that will connect the Movie Poster PC to the Movie Poster speakers:



Then I had to run out to Home Depot and spend $12 on this electrical extension wire to power both the Movie Poster speakers and the Movie Poster TV:




Next up....FINAL drywall for the Movie Poster area and the door entrance. I plan on installing some R13 insulation in some places as well to reduce sound transmission, but I will mostly leave it empty to allow the hot air from the Movie Poster TV to leave through I vent I plan on installing.

List of things to do to finish the HT:

1. Install drywall and insulation, and vent to the door entrance.
2. Install MDF to the stage top.
3. Install the angled floor joists to the Center Channel area.
4. Install the plywood floor to the Center Channel area.
5. Build the Center Channel removable speaker cover.
6. Install the component rack wall drywall.
7. Install the MDF sides and bottom for the Projector Hush Box.
8. Install the Active Thermal Management System to the Projector Hush box - http://www.activethermal.com/
9. Pick and choose a crown molding style (after installing the samples I have and running the rope light into all of them).
10. Build the component rack out of MDF.
11. Build the Fabric panels.
12. Install the OC703 Base Trapping into the front corners and cover with fabric.
13. Install the brackets (to the wall) to hold up the Jamestown Screen.
14. Rip all of my movies from my DVDs, run Media Center Master to rename the folders for each movie and scrape each one, then install them into Kodi.
16. Paint the soffits, entrance walls, freezer hush box, component rack wall and the stage MDF top.
17. Install the OC703 into the Freezer hush box.
18. Install the Lutron Grafik Eye QS
19. Program my Harmony Ultimate to run Kodi/HTPC and the Lutron Grafik Eye

20. Watch movies!
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Its Friday........and I'm looking forward to another weekend full of fun with getting this HT to the last phase.....Big weekend coming up and I'm going to make the most of it. Usually Friday nights are for 'preparation' and "non-physical" work such as researching how to do things and doing HTPC related build stuff for the HT, but tonight I can't make it as I have some stuff I have to do with my fiance.

All week I've been stressing out about filling the left part of the stage with sand (under the left speaker) and I've been contemplating the issue I have had of going to two different Home Depots and getting to the stores, then deciding to go home without sand because only one of the two Home Depots have sand "indoors" and it is wet (two of the bags had holes in them so I could feel how wet they are, even though the bags were inside!), then I was researching my HT scraped notes from years ago and I came across one guy suggesting "Dry Mortar" in paper bags and I searched the internet and low and behold a local Lowes has 234 bags of it for 8 cents less than the wet sand at HD!!!! What excitement!!! I was all set with having to dry sand for the next two weeks with a fan, working lights, and dehumidifier and now a huge weight has been lifted from my shoulders!!!!

This news motivates me even more to work on the HT as it kind of was like a "black cloud" that depressed me.

Also, I was reading the posts I had scraped from when I was researching (before i started the build) and I came across one guy that used cement blocks to fill spaces in the stage rather than spend $$$ on sand and having to dry more it. Guess what? I have about 15 cement blocks that the previous owner left me at the side of my house I think may fit, saving me even more work and $$$ with having to buy sand!!!!!! Sometimes I am startled by my genius

Here is the mortar I am going to buy (see image below)

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Have your read through this thread..... very informative
Testing stage filler - Sand, Fiberglass, or Nothing

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Have your read through this thread..... very informative
Testing stage filler - Sand, Fiberglass, or Nothing
Thanks, I read it. Is your own personal opinion that I should not bother with sand?

I've moved away from the "concrete blocks" in the stage idea after reading more (I think )
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No real personal opinion..... but I am not doing a stage in my build.
That being said I would just fill with cheap insulation
I think that @granroth was very thorough in his testing and challenged the "necessity" in using sand in a stage.

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