It's been nearly a year in the making, but it's finally time to step out of learning mode and enter the planning and building phases. After hundreds of hours of reading some fantastic threads (Chinadog, SMX, Swithey, Mark, BIGmouthinDC, ebr, Zinema, and ChinaClipper and many, many more) and trying to unravel what the pro’s know (BPape, Dennis, Terry, Ethan and others), I think I'm ready to start putting plans into motion.
But a word of warning, if you are reading this expecting a non-stop action type build thread, you may be disappointed. This thing is going to take me a while, maybe even a few years. I promise that if you do chose to tune in to my occasion posting, that I’ll try not to bore you. This is going to be a long journey for me, but hopefully it will be a fun one.
Over the next few days I going to start putting some of my ideas down on paper, start posting some photos and design ideas in order to help define the scope of the project. Like many of you, I have to work for a living, but I should be able to sneak in the occasional update during lunch, breaks and in the evenings after work. So I hope you stay tuned for the creation of the …
Originally Posted by mbgonzomd
Uhh, it is about time. Get to work!
And don't worry about the whole time table thing. Each year I swear I will be done by next football season (just 3 months away
I look forward to your progress.
Hehehe, thanks Gonzo. I have been bitching about not being able to start for a while now, eh? I can't tell you how good it feels to have the go ahead to start.
Now I'm sure you are wondering what the scope of the project is going to be. Well at the moment I have a bunch of ideas, but not all of them are firmly fleshed out. But what I know that I want in the end is a space in the basement (currently completely unfinished) in which my wife and I can invite a few friends over to watch movies, special TV events, football and the occasional late night cooperative Halo-fest. So I'm absolutely thinking dedicated room, CIH screen, sound isolation, double drywall/GreenGlue, dark ceilings, acoustically optimized via treatments, one hell of a subwoofer, riser, recliners and did I mention, one hell of a subwoofer.
Currently we have a completely naked basement. It holds some stuff and contains our workout gear and laundry machine, but otherwise it's pretty empty.
Here are some photos of what I have to work with.
The lobby space:
The theater back wall:
The view looking towards the front:
The view looking into the lobby:
View of a stupid pole and beam: