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post #31 of 53
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Got a fair amount done this weekend. Will keep pushing forward. Sorry the pictures are so crappy. I'm too lazy to get the tripod and the lighting isn't ideal. When I'm done with the room I'll take "professional" grade photos.



post #32 of 53
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Done with the upper walls, FINALLY! The window doors turned out really well. Was a nice way to hide the 2 windows left in the room.



Side wall

My only outside corner I had to do.

Rear wall


Hope to start on the lower wall fabric tomorrow then the front wall.
post #33 of 53
Nice build so far, loving the woodwork - subscribed
post #34 of 53
Looks great, dude, I like the full scale fabric walls. The riser and soffit trim is really nice too. Oh, and I guess I should mention those GR speakers and beefy subs too! It looks like you're going to have a really great theatre when you're all done.

I was wondering about the material on the walls behind the GOM... Linacoustic lower and poly batting or something upper?
post #35 of 53
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Quote:


I was wondering about the material on the walls behind the GOM... Linacoustic lower and poly batting or something upper?

Correct on both.
post #36 of 53
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Carpet went in on Friday. Half of the lower walls are covered in black fabric. Can't seem to capture the pattern on the carpet, oh well.Looks much nicer in person. I think it will really start to come together when all the trim goes up.
post #37 of 53
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Front wall has been a bit of a nightmare. I lined the recessed area around the screen with black anchorage GOM and it was terrible. The light coming off the screen was reflecting terribly off that material. I'm tearing it all off right now and I've already replaced some with velvet. What a dramatic improvement. I can't even see the velvet when I'm watching a movie. Live and learn.....


post #38 of 53
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Front wall is done! Well minus some black paint I need to deal with to cover a few spots that you can see at certain spots in the room. I have to say this was a lot more work than I thought it was going to be. I think in total I had to make 30 screens and 26 of them are removable so I can wire and upgrade as needed. I also ended up doing all the panels around the screen in Onyx Anchorage GOM and ended up redoing them after I turned the projector on. The light reflection was God awful. I replaced all of the fabric with a black velvet and man did that help a ton. Now it looks like the screen with floating on the wall and there is rarely any hint that the screen is recessed 24" back.

Now I'll start on the upper sofit screens and the columns. I have part of the columns done so I hope to start on them soon. I have to work the next 4 days so it will be some time next week.






post #39 of 53
It looks fantastic, great work and great speakers/gear.
post #40 of 53
What kind of soundproofing did you do on the floor and walls? How loud is the bass under this room? What did you do about sound leaking out of your can lights?
post #41 of 53
Looks Great clarkb6!!!
Its good to read about someones dream of a HT come together after 18 years, you have something to be proud of there!!!


Thanks for sharing..
post #42 of 53
clarkb6,
How deep is your shadow box around the screen? I have been trying to think of a way to do some panels to hide my speakers, and viewing your thread, I may have found it....
Any tips on wrapping in GOM? How did you frame it?
Thanks
post #43 of 53
Awesome
post #44 of 53
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"What kind of soundproofing did you do on the floor and walls? How loud is the bass under this room? What did you do about sound leaking out of your can lights?"

There isn't any soundproofing on the floor. The room under the theater is the garage. In all honesty the sound in the garage isn't too noticeable unless a heavy bass sequence comes on and even then it isn't bad. Soundproofing for the walls was green glue between double Sheetrock layers then linacoustic on the lower 48" of wall and poly batting on the upper walls. The front and rear wall have linacoustic from floor to ceiling. I'm planning to stuff sound insulation in the soffits to help control the bass loading in the corners. I still need to treat the front wall with some rigid fiberboard and probably do some additional bass trapping in the right rear corner where it is pretty heavy. I really got crazy about trying to acoustically treat the room when I was building it but realized it was more then I wanted to tackle so I just copied others before me. I'm sure it's far from "studio" grade but it sounds excellent. I have a good ear an have been in the audio biz for a good amount of years as well as playing a musical instrument. It's good enough for me and my friends are blown away. I didn't even bother to seal the recessed cans. I can't hear the sound outside not does it disturb anyone in the house while I play a movie.
post #45 of 53
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"How deep is your shadow box around the screen? I have been trying to think of a way to do some panels to hide my speakers, and viewing your thread, I may have found it....
Any tips on wrapping in GOM? How did you frame it?"

It's 25" deep. You can see some of my pictures showing the framing I did over the subs and above the screen where the center channel is. I built all of the frames out of one of the following thickness of wood- 3/4, 1" and 18mm plywood. all the frames where built with a pocket hole jig and where a snap to assemble( other than the gazillion hours it took to measure them, cut them, etc. I stapled all the fabric in the room and so far I've used 25000 staples and still have about 10 frames to go to cover above the soffit. As for tips on attaching GOM I'd either search GPowers frame thread or use track and hang it that way. I don't mind the woodwork so I built frames. Was easy to get everything perfectly aligned this way. I'm pretty anal though so it wasn't too taxing to me.
post #46 of 53
Thanks for the measurements...I have a Wilsonart screen attached close to the same way, to my wall...(built a pegboard frame and glued it), and was simply going to do a black velvet border in 1x4 or 1x6. But I love the look of the false screen walls, and fabric panels.
Couple other questions: How do your panels fasten to the framing of the soffit and shadow box area? And what are the differences in the speaker screens vs the other panels? I can see the frames through the materails in the photos...the others I cannot. I'm certain it's for acoustic integrity...just wondering what's the difference in construction.
post #47 of 53
Kev G., where are you in NC?
post #48 of 53
North/central...north of Greensboro, a small town called Stoneville...
Actually about 15-20 minutes from the Martinsville Speedway.
post #49 of 53
Oh you're pretty much in Virginia. I'm just 20 mins south of Raleigh.
post #50 of 53
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Back at it. Going nuts with all the trim work I have to do. Hopefully it gets done by Christmas, that's my gift to myself and the family. Here are a few pics of the columns I'm working on

post #51 of 53
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Trim work going up as well.
post #52 of 53
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Covering pillars. Before and after

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