Sound proof SciFi Door, is it possible?
I apologize for so many questions, but I decided to break them up instead of making more giant threads.
I probably won't do a theme theater, but I would like to incorporate some details that match my interest and while I'm not really into any one scifi movie series, I do like scifi. I thought it would be cool to incorporate some tech into the theater with regard to it's entrance. I found some inexpensive sliding door actuaters and was thinking that a sliding pocket door would be very cool and would look pretty scifi like. The problem is I can't figure out how this could be made soundproof and that matters more to me that looking cool. The door actuator just uses a worm gear and a geared bar on the door and works with a normal pocket door. It's also visible, so I would need to hide it somehow. Normal pocket doors hang and my experience with sliding closet doors in theaters is that these resonate audibly and create SQ problems. Are there sliding door hardware that is more solid and would not have this problem? Is it possible to create a soundproof sliding door? I can think of some very expensive and high tech options, but I'm trying to keep this under $500 in materials and simple. Even if you had gaskets, it seems like now instead of having 1 area that needs the sweep (which is always a weak point) you now have 3. It seems to me the door needs to be in some kind of solid track on the floor and ceiling and that there needs to be deployable seals that push out against the frame once the door is closed on the floor, ceiling, and something similar in the pocket area. I can't figure out how to make this work, so maybe it is just a bad idea, but I think it would be cool if I could make it work. Any thoughts would be appreciated.