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Greetings! I have finally started my home theater construction thread and would like to take this time to personally thank everyone on this board who has helped me out with mine and others questions.

Ok - so I have a Nautical theme at my house so in keeping with the theme my theater is called "The Royal Fortune" after a famous pirate ship. Thanks again for all of the information and post here that helped me turn this project into a very enjoyable hobby.

On to the pics!



Here is a blueprint of the basement:



Now that the theater is complete. Here are some final pics:




















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My home theater is 28' long by 12' wide. I wish I had 2 more feet for the width but oh well. I lost a lot of my before pictures due to a hard drive crash but I have some that will give you an idea of the room before. One thing to note is that behind my stage I have a concrete wall that is 8 feet high and spans the entire wall. This should work out very well for sub placement.

Ok, more pictures:

Here is a shot of the stage filled with 1250 pounds of sand and the back wall drywalled:



You can't see it from the picture but I have a 3/4 inch pink insulation sheild all the way around the sides and back of the stage.

Here is a picture of the back of my riser with the begining of the bar attachment:



and another:


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Please keep us informed with your progress and take/share lots of pictures with the forum.

I am a sucker for construction in-progress threads so I will be following along.

Best of luck!
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Another picture of the snack bar:



and we all love those HVAC returns...right?


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I have a Nautical theme at my house so in keeping with the theme my theater is called "The Royal Fortune" after a famous pirate ship.

Darn it, I saw the thread title and was hoping it was going to be build with an Asian theme... (sounded like a Chinese Restaurant ...)

All mild disapointments aside (kidding of course), it looks good so far, and I like the angles on the sides of the snak bar. Good luck!
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Here is a shot of the covered HVAC return with lots of screws and fastened against a double layer of HVAC foam tape.



I decided to build my own DVD/XBOX bookcase. While it is not fully trimed out and routed, here is a picture of it currently:



Here is a photo of the begining of the procenium construction. My original design was for a 4:3 screen but after reading and researching here, I am going to go with a 16:9 screen with horizontal masking for cinemascope.


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Thanks T. Wells and Chirpie!

[quote]Darn it, I saw the thread title and was hoping it was going to be build with an Asian theme... (sounded like a Chinese Restaurant ...)[\\Quote]

I love chinese food!! Thanks chirpie.

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Close-up of the stage. I really like the way this turned out.



Here is a picture looking back from the stage to the riser. The speaker wires on the left hanging down by the column are to go outside to our deck.


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Here is a close-up image of the riser. It will be filled with insulation blown in from the front and sides between the gap in the 2x6's. The riser is 15 inches high and will be home for 3 Black Berkline 088's. Another set of 3 Berklines will be about a foot and a half in front of the riser step.



Here is a picture of the media rack with insulation installed behind it.


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Picture of the Linacoustic. That is a big roll.



And Lots of R30 for the ceiling.



Finishing up the snack bar



Picture of first layer of r-30 in between my ceiling joist.


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Hey man, looks good. About time you got this thread going!

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Oh yeah! Linacoustic going up. Notice that my procenium at this point was going to be a 104" on diagonal 4:3 prior to the decision to go 16:9.



Shot of the back of the room with Linacoustic.



Snackbar mudded and ready for final sand and paint.


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Thanks Bud. I am hoping that my theater looks as good as yours. I have learned a lot from you.

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Pesky HVAC returns...



LOL. Ok - it looks crazy but here is the updated procenium with anticipation of a very big 114" on diagonal Carada screen. I am going to get my screen from Ben Harper. Thanks Ben. What can I say? I got greedy and wanted bigger. There is plenty of room on both sides for the Ascends that I am planning to buy after listening to them at Bud's house. I am going to put my center channel where the boom box is and will have 2 subs on either side of the center channel.



Hello Jo Ann's fabric batting. Let me just tell you that I NEVER thought I would ever darken the door of that place. I felt so weird in that store without my wife around.


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Ok. I am putting up all of my linacoustic and batting first and then will add the firing strips once I finalize my decision on what I want to do. Right now the thinking is basemolding, chair rail molding, and crown. It is so easy to cut the linacoustic that I am not worried about having to retrofit the furing strips in later.



Batting on the other side.



Ok. That brings us to where I am right now...


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You can kinda see a cat5e cable hanging down near the stage. That will be for my IR repeater. Also all of my components will be in the room next to the theater. I will be adding a Graphic Eye system to my room for lighting control and plan to use the following equiptment:

Denon AVR 3806
Denon DVD 2910
New Ascend Speakers 7.2 with 2 HSU VTF-2 MK Subs
Phillips XG1 projector (out of production but still looks nice) Will upgrade later
HTPC - to be built at a later date
PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
2 rows of 088 Black Berklines
Power conditioner Brand and Model TBD
Amp(s) Brand and Model Numbers TBD
BuffalloElectronics for IR stuff

Plans for this weekend are to hang my projector mount, and finish the batting on the columns. I just got all of the basement doors delivered so this weekend I will be working on getting ready for more drywall delivery. I have ordered a drywall lift and anticipate it will be here by February.

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Let me just tell you that I NEVER thought I would ever darken the door of that place. I felt so weird in that store without my wife around.

I hope you weren't dressed in drag again.

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So are you installing carpet/fabric over the top of the linacoustic and batting?
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Bud,

LOL! One lady asked me why I needed that much batting. I told her I was making an enormous blanket.

Josh - I will be installing GOM over the walls and procenium. Colors are still being determined.

Carpet will be installed over the floor, stage, and riser. Again, colors TBD.

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Very nice! It is coming along nicely!

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Thanks Big Worms!

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all the photos are unavaiable???
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Hey Jason,

I'm using the pay version of fotki since I've got so many pictures and would have exceed the limits. You may have some issues with imbedding the iamges here if you're using the free version. You might have to link people there or move to another service like imageshack. Fotki charges like 50.00 a year for unlimited storage.

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Thanks Bud,

Yeah - I have exceeded my free bandwidth. I hope to have it corrected soon.

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Bandwidth issue fixed.

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Got the projector mount up. Thanks Bud. It looks great and I am happy with it.



Got in my HDMI, DVI-D, and USB 2.0 cable and will run those tonight.

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Man, I have got to move to GA. Impressive collection of rooms in the basement (HT + workshop + gym + storage)- - - looks like man-land.

Theater is coming along great. There are purists who lobby against chair rail in the h.t. (horizontal lines break up the immersion effect or something). I am not sure it makes a big difference if you are doing something other than a grey/black box.
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Jason,

No way to get over to your place last weekend. My inlaws are now in town and between working on the screen wall and them being here, my time is a little stretched. Looking good. What's the deal with the ceiling, are you going to drywall that soon?

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GREAT project, That snack bar looks kind of like mine, What are you planning for a top?

If you have any of the Linacoustic left you may want to think about lining the walls of that air return if you have any noise issues.
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I bought and sold a drywall lift for my basement project. When you start using it you are going to find out how easy it is to use to do a ceiling.

Only problem is it needs to roll around and you are going to really hate yourself for putting in the stage, riser and bar. Time to call in some favors with your buddy's, you'll need to do that room mostly by hand.
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