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post #151 of 605
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Here are pics of where we got with the soffits today. I got up the initial square, and then I put in the angled corner pieces. This was harder than I thought because of the 60 degree angle. Miter saws and table saws dont cut that easily or at all. I had to use my table saw jacked up at full height, cut the 60 degrees half way up the piece, flipped it over and cut the other half. Not an easy task. I didnt take a picture of it but the bottom of the soffit will have a U shaped 1x2 that was routed out to cap the plywood with hard wood. Ill get pics of that once it goes up.

Finally, here are pictures of my build that includes THEATER features smile.gif


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post #152 of 605
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Heres some close ups of how I built it

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post #153 of 605
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A picture of a support section on the soffit

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post #154 of 605
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For anyone reading this I just posted a lot of updates, so half of the previous page are updates I put up today
post #155 of 605
For your ceiling panels I vote for #2 the middle one. You are making good progress keep it up.
post #156 of 605
I like the look of #2 as well, but will having that lowered surface cause a reflection issue with the PJ?
post #157 of 605
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I don't know, can you explain the issue more to me? Do you mean reflecting off of the screen onto the ceiling, or the light hitting the ceiling as its coming out of the projector?
post #158 of 605
I was thinking of the light reflecting off the screen and lighting up the "beam" running down the middle of the room. I've seen it mentioned before that you try to avoid long flat surfaces running perpendicular to the screen as the reflection from the screen can be distracting during the movie. I don't know personally, just a nugget that I remember reading somewhere along the way.
post #159 of 605
What are you room dimensions after drywall? I’m planning a theater in a similar sized room. Thanks.
post #160 of 605
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204x168 give or take a half inch
post #161 of 605
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I setup my projector today to check out the screen size before ordering it. Ill post a picture later but it's great motivation. The led projector looked great even on a grey wall!
post #162 of 605
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well after my projector sat in a box for a year I finally took it out and turned it on for the first time! Very exciting moment, even though it was projected on a grey/purple wall in an unfinished theater. Im not going, I watched a good half hour of a movie with no sounds lol

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post #163 of 605
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Well I'm at the airport again so no work this week. Though I got a lot done over the weekend. I finished a lot of the soffit. Did a ton of cleaning so my basement floor is no longer saw dust.

The HVAC company finished all the mini splits so we removed the old furnaces and duct work. I reclaimed all that height in my basement and now have so much more storage in the utility room.

Also, I think we picked colors and carpet this weekend. Ill post photos later tonight. It's going to be black and "vanilla" panels so I think I need a new name.... It won't have anything to do with redskins colors anymore....
post #164 of 605
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Time to build a stage today! Because of the way I have the room designed I need to build the stage, fill it with sand, put on the top of it, before I can finish the soffit. I need the stage so I can build the screen wall, which the soffit above the stage will attach too. I mirrored the stages on the ceiling as part of the design
post #165 of 605
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I've been neglecting this for a few weeks. I've been traveling a lot for work but I have still put in time on the weekend.

Last weekend was mainly spent being frustrated. I hung the projector on the ceiling and realized the anamorphic lens I have doesnt allow me get the screen size that I want. The impact of this is that I couldnt build the screen wall which I need to do before finishing the soffit.

Long story short Ive been in touch with getgrey and Im probably going to bite the bullet and get a new anamorphic lens and a cineslide. Dont get my wrong Im excited about it but its a huge huge expense for me. It was incur the expense or end up watching TV on a 78 inch diagonal screen when in 16:9 mode. With all the work Im doing thats just too small. Im hoping I have sell my Runco Projector and anamorphic lens that I have as spares now...

So today I ordered bags of sand....100 or them... Im only filling the stage now, not the riser. Im going to turn that into a bass trap. It was cheaper to have sand dropped off but I wasnt going to shovel it all. And its winter in Jersey so the sand would have turned into a rock. Theyre calling for snow still so I didnt want to be bothered. Its getting dropped off tomorrow so Ill use my hand truck and bring it all to the basement.

Once the stage is filled I can cover it. Then build the screen wall and finish the soffit above the stage.

I had to do some model updating. i dont have pics of that now though.
post #166 of 605
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I guess this is relevant, my equipment is getting narrowed down now:

Sound panels from Bryan at GIK. Added up to a lot more then I expected too...like everythign else in life

Runco Q750 with GetGreys Cineslide and anamorphic lens

Denon 4520 projector with 11.2 surround sound. Im also thinking the denon blu ray player with denon link

still all my SVSound speakers

seymour 4k screen

also we picked out a carpet and panel colors so ill post that later
post #167 of 605
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ok heres some old pics I never posted. So I posted the initial construction of the soffit. I added a routed out bottom piece that ill use to attach crown


I forgot to edit this photo, the ceiling is on the left...sorry about that. but shows the construction

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corner with new bottom

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the projector goes to the right of this

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post #168 of 605
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Here are some crown option. Im pretty sure im going with the one on the left. I have other moldings that match it. The rope light isnt for the theater just a random one I found.

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post #169 of 605
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The start of stage construction

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post #170 of 605
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As I said in an earlier post, this is why I have to get a new lens for my throw ratio. Here is the unacceptable size in 178

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and in 235

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post #171 of 605
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post #172 of 605
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I dont know why but its not posting the 178 picture correctly...it says its the right file name but posting two of the 235 picture. so sorry about that.
post #173 of 605
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Heres what we picked for carpet and fabric. Its no longer Redskinema colors so I might have to change the name. Also, Bryan from GIK said the material is too thick to put in front of speakers without losing 2-3 decibels of high frequencies. So Im not sure if I want to deal with the roll off but have matching fabric, or have the black be a different texture thats better for sound....

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an actual sample of the carpet

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a picture of the carpet in a room scene

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post #174 of 605
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I returned my old saw for a higher end dewalt. Specifically, because of my need to cut 60 degree cuts and this one does that and none of the others do. Were tired of trying to hold the wood at an angle and use a table saw. Its pretty sweet!

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post #175 of 605
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Tomorrow sand comes so i can fill the stage. I also bought black paint so I can start painting some of the wood work.
post #176 of 605
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I just filled the stage with sand. It was much easier then I thought. Took about 40 bags, Ill get an exact count later. Took me maybe two hours by myself to wheel them around the house to the basement and fill it up. Ill post pics later, break time!
post #177 of 605
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very productive day today. I got up early for the home depot delivery of sand. I got 100 bags but something was THANKFULLY wrong with my math. I only needed around 40 to fill the stage. Im also glad I paid extra and went with bags. I could take 5 at a time easily with hand truck and the bags easily cut and poured out.

Heres the load!

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post #178 of 605
I didn't know it was permissible to use a hand truck! I thought to earn your merit badge, you had to carry them individually.

Keep up the good work!

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post #179 of 605
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Lol it's fine my backs a wimp. No issues there! I've been trying to post te rest of the pictures but everytime I try the browser freezes. Ill try again tomorrow.
post #180 of 605
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alright something is wrong with the photos I uploaded so I reuploaded them. Plus I accidentally put them in the wrong album anyway. First, heres the picture of the projector in 178 mode, at an unacceptable size, and why I have to get a cylindrical anamorphic lens

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