Hello everyone. I actually started working on my HT in November of 2005 and thought it was about time to start a thread. I have been an avid reader of this forum for many years. The knowledge base of the members is amazing.
I have always wanted my own home theater. In July of 2003 we finished construction of our new home. It included a dedicated 16x20 theater room. I wanted to begin immediately on the theater room, but the wife had other plans. Im sure you guys know where im coming from. We moved from an 1800 sqft home into a 4000 sqft home and she insisted we furnish and decorate all the other rooms first. Well, after 3 years of theater room dormancy, I have the full approval to start the build
Please be patient with me. I am a normal mortal with shallow pockets and limited time. I wish I was superhuman like a few others around here. Those guys are building some amazing theaters in warp speed. Congrats guys. Hopefully this thread can be both interactive and informative. Im looking for some great feedback and help from you guys.
The wife and I fell in love with the style of theater that Chris Armbruster
built. I am attempting to capture a little bit of his design in my proscenium. Thanks Chris.
Some of the Details.
Room Dimensions: 16x20x9
Screen Size: 106"-110" 16.9 profile
Seating Distance: Front Row - 10.5 or 11'
Seating Distance: Back Row - 16.5 or 17'
Equipment: Still undecided.
Walls: GOM on frames with 1" acoustic treatments.
Other: Lots of Oak
Here is a pic of the room before any work.
Room Layout (without side and rear columns)
Preliminary Sketchup of Stage and Soffit without side speaker columns. Colors are for display purposes only and do not match the color scheme I will go with.
So far I have built the stage, screenwall, and soffit.
My next task is to begin building the speaker columns for the stage. I have a few ideas sketched out, but nothing definate. I am debating on making them curved to match the stage and soffit, or just keep them straight, but on an angle. I'm also trying to decide if I should leave room (about 2 feet) for curtains between the speaker columns and screen (similar to Chris's), or just bring the speaker columns out about 3 feet almost to edge of screen wall and not do curtains or swag. May have to post my ideas and get some input.
If you are interested in a little more detail behind the work done so far, you can visit my website at the link below.
I realize this is not a lot of info to go on so far and I am sure there will be many more questions, but i'm open to constructive criticism. Please let me know if you guys have any concerns on my progress so far or future plans.