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post #31 of 73
just wondering how you did your ceiling?

thx
post #32 of 73
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Originally Posted by White fish View Post

just wondering how you did your ceiling?

thx

He posted a link to the build process in the original post. Check it out; it's awesome! Basically he covered each ceiling tile with speaker fabric and then placed them.

By the way, great job on this! A lot of the things you've done are really creative and cost effective. Now I have something else to look forward to as I get my own place and a little (lot) more money after college. And I'm sure there is no better feeling than doing it by yourself.
post #33 of 73
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He posted a link to the build process in the original post. Check it out; it's awesome! Basically he covered each ceiling tile with speaker fabric and then placed them.

By the way, great job on this! A lot of the things you've done are really creative and cost effective. Now I have something else to look forward to as I get my own place and a little (lot) more money after college. And I'm sure there is no better feeling than doing it by yourself.

Thanks anuj1450! You are right about the feeling of having done it yourself and acheived your initial goals! It's amazing.

@white fish, exactly like anuj1450 said, speaker fabric covered accoustic ceiling tiles by USG. I used 3M super 77 to attach the fabric to the tiles and construction adhesive to attach them to the drywall ceiling.
post #34 of 73
Your theater looks great. I love your seats! wink.gif
post #35 of 73
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Easy and super cheap!! They are the highest grade sanded 5/8 plywood sold at Home Depot. I used plain ole construction adhesive to glue them right onto the drywall. I pre-cut the holes for the speakers before attaching them. I had very limited space so I could not have large columns but I still wanted to have something interesting for my speakers and to break up the black of the walls. I really like how they turned out.

Man, this is so clever - I think if I ever end up doing a dedicated theater I am going to completely copy this idea - I've been thinking about how much work making 8-10 columns has to be and doing something like this (especially in a width limited room!) would be a much easier and cheaper solution. Plus I like minimalist looks anyways..
post #36 of 73
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Your theater looks great. I love your seats! wink.gif

Thanks! I get a lot of compliments when I have people over! smile.gif
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Man, this is so clever - I think if I ever end up doing a dedicated theater I am going to completely copy this idea - I've been thinking about how much work making 8-10 columns has to be and doing something like this (especially in a width limited room!) would be a much easier and cheaper solution. Plus I like minimalist looks anyways..

Everytime someone visits my theatre they are always drawn to my columns. They gently rub them and examine them up close asking "how did you do this?". They are always impressed by the simplicity of the construction!
post #37 of 73
This is just beautiful. I'm just now looking at building a theater and the columns (and acoustic panels) were making me scratch my head. Love your solutions for those things. I hope mine will look 1/2 this good.
post #38 of 73
Ya, I ended up having to have columns in my theater, but I sent Dennis pictures of yours when he asked for examples of the types of theaters I really like. Yours and Ronnie's are two of my favorites.

Shan
post #39 of 73
Very very nice build! Exactly the kind of design I will be doing in my upcoming basement. (Similar size as yours actually). I first got my inspiration on this page: http://www.votrecinema.fr/picsengine/ - love the wood columns on the side walls.

EDIT: How did you attach the ceiling panels to the ceiling?
post #40 of 73
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This is just beautiful. I'm just now looking at building a theater and the columns (and acoustic panels) were making me scratch my head. Love your solutions for those things. I hope mine will look 1/2 this good.

Thank you for the compliments! I scratched my head a lot too! But in the end, a bit of inspiration, a little imagination and a small amount of know how gave me a good result!
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Ya, I ended up having to have columns in my theater, but I sent Dennis pictures of yours when he asked for examples of the types of theaters I really like. Yours and Ronnie's are two of my favorites.
Shan

To think that you sent Dennis pics of MY theatre. It gives me chills just thinking about it! Thanks for the compliments!

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Originally Posted by JonasHansen View Post

Very very nice build! Exactly the kind of design I will be doing in my upcoming basement. (Similar size as yours actually). I first got my inspiration on this page: http://www.votrecinema.fr/picsengine/ - love the wood columns on the side walls.
EDIT: How did you attach the ceiling panels to the ceiling?

Thanks! I checked out that link... very nice theatres in there! Wish I had seen those during the planing phase of mine! Attaching the ceiling panels? Basic Lepage construction adhesive! That stuff is awesome! wink.gif Good luck on your build!!
post #41 of 73
How is the acoustics in the room? It seems that you have absorptive panels on the ceiling and all walls. I would be afraid to have a "dead" room.
post #42 of 73
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Acoustics are excellent. I had the room professionally calibrated with great results. My panels are not very thick plus I still have plenty of reflective surfaces with my soffit and columns.
post #43 of 73
Hey Matt looking at your HT did you place some of your covered tiles horizontal and some verticle??? Some wall sections have a seem and some don't??
post #44 of 73
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All the wall panels were custom cut and fit then covered. A few sections were too big for one panel so I put two.
post #45 of 73
Nice work on the theater. Looks good. Was wondering if you like the HTDs?
post #46 of 73
Love it! I will soon be starting a small dedicated theater as well, and this is the kind of inspiration I've been looking for.

Thank you! Off to read your build thread now.
post #47 of 73
Fantastic. Small, lol. Some of us would kill for a space that size.
post #48 of 73
On the panels that you combined tiles to fit the size, did you some how attach the tiles together or did you just lay it on the fabric and then wrap it form there??? I'm not sure if I'm gonna use seperate tiles for all lengths or combine the tiles to make one complete wall section. Thats why I'm asking.
post #49 of 73
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Nice work on the theater. Looks good. Was wondering if you like the HTDs?

Thanks! I really like the HTDs. The price is right that's for sure and it's what made me go there. I wanted to invest my money on the room and save a bit on the equipment. I knew it would always be much easier to upgrade the speakers in the future. I was pleasently surprised with the HTDs. The build quality and sound is impressive! Their customer service is second to none too! Highly recommended.
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Love it! I will soon be starting a small dedicated theater as well, and this is the kind of inspiration I've been looking for.
Thank you! Off to read your build thread now.

Ah thanks for the compliments! I am so happy I am able to repay this forum with a bit of inspiration for others as I was definitely inspired by some of the spectacular builds on this site!

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On the panels that you combined tiles to fit the size, did you some how attach the tiles together or did you just lay it on the fabric and then wrap it form there??? I'm not sure if I'm gonna use seperate tiles for all lengths or combine the tiles to make one complete wall section. Thats why I'm asking.

Well the back of the tiles are a sort of plastic. I cut all the pannels to measurement and then.... DUCT TAPE!! I taped the seams together on the rear of the panels and then covered the fronts. Worked like a charm! Sometimes the easiest solutions are the best! smile.gif
post #50 of 73
I should have known duct tape had a hand in this awesome theater. Thx Dude!!!!!
post #51 of 73
1st post for me, been lurking for a few weeks and came across your build thread. Gotta say its truly wicked! I really like the theme, its like you stole my ideas except... i hadn't thought of them yet! haha..
Cheers
post #52 of 73
Beautiful job! You've got me second guessing my plans of making all my speakers hidden.

And equally good job photographing the space. Did you shoot the pictures yourself?
post #53 of 73
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Thank you so much for the compliments! Actually my wife took those photos with her Nikon D7000 and a wide angle lens.

Matt
post #54 of 73
Beautiful theater. My inspiration.

I have a question. You are using acoustic transparent screen yet you put your front and center speakers outside the screen. Isn't the purpose of having the transparent screen is to be able to put the speakers behind the screen?
post #55 of 73
This is a great theater. Very nicely done. I'm going to have to remember the paneling idea.
post #56 of 73
Hey Mat were did you get the resiliant Channel and was it expensive????
post #57 of 73
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Hey Mat were did you get the resiliant Channel and was it expensive????

Home Depot! not expensive at all! I think like a dollar a foot? or maybe less... anyway, price was not a big deal!
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Originally Posted by trancemitr View Post

This is a great theater. Very nicely done. I'm going to have to remember the paneling idea.

Ah thanks for the compliment! Everyone loves my panels! smile.gif

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Originally Posted by Vancomycin View Post

Beautiful theater. My inspiration.
I have a question. You are using acoustic transparent screen yet you put your front and center speakers outside the screen. Isn't the purpose of having the transparent screen is to be able to put the speakers behind the screen?

Well, I did put everything back there when I was doing my initial set up and testing, but I found that it made the sound stage way too narrow. I needed to widen out my fronts. I ended up moving my center behind the screen along with my two subs. This is my current set up, with my fronts out to the side of my screen.

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post #58 of 73
nice setup, where did you tuck away your equipment? also after all that nice stuff what made you choose a great northern machine(asking because im in the market myself for a popcorn machine)?
post #59 of 73
Hey Matt what did you use to attach you resilent channel to floor joist???
post #60 of 73
Thread Starter 
Attached with drywall screws.

Matt smile.gif
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