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My "Dragon Nest" Theater

post #1 of 60
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Hello everybody,

after 1 year of reading this forum I finally started to build my dedicated Home Theater.

So let's start:

Inspiration: http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/18h6u2w5xc3sdjpg/original.jpg

If you are wondering how will I build the cave walls please see here: http://laurafrancisart.blogspot.com/2011/06/cave-days-6-to-11.html
I already practiced at a lower scale:
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Room (in basement):

Room size (without the double walls): 17' x 29 ' x9'

Walls: I will build double walls for a real separation from the rest of the home, including separated ceiling joists
http://www.soundproofingcompany.com/soundproofing101/room-within-a-room/ (no furring channels or clips)

I just started the framing yesterday: *

Sound proofing: double walls, double drywall with Green Glue between.


All other components are still under research...I will add more pictures while I progress...this will take a while to complete smile.gif
Edited by fbuzila - 12/6/13 at 10:22am
post #2 of 60
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For doors I'm considering 2 communicating exterior doors, solid core of course.

For lighting Grafik Eye(4 or 6 zones...not sure yet)

Sound receiver: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0092KZCKC/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=2E0149Q44KJTB&coliid=I3U6IG778LZWVD
I will pre-wire for 11.2

Screen (with fake wall to hide the front speakers): http://www.amazon.com/Elite-Screens-R135WH1-A1080P2-ezFrame-Projection/dp/B007PM99B2/ref=sr_1_6?s=tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1363789646&sr=1-6&keywords=acoustic+screen
post #3 of 60
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some progress on framing...*
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post #4 of 60
Uh... this is going to be an extremely interesting build. The bat cave theater is one of my all-time favorites. Good luck!
post #5 of 60
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started on ceiling joists...

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post #6 of 60
Papier mache? I've made my diffusers out of that. Have considered doing walls like yours too, but decided it would be too big project for me. Best of luck.
post #7 of 60
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Yes, papier mache and then 2 layers of good paint.
post #8 of 60
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and the last wall framed...

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post #9 of 60
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Wiring in progress. The good part about cave walls is I can use surface mounted electrical boxes, so no cutting in ceiling or walls.
The boxes will be hidden after I finish the "paper mache" cave walls.
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post #10 of 60
Looking forward to following your build!
post #11 of 60
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I'm reconsidering the "paper mache" after I've read this forum. http://www.halloweenforum.com/tutorials-step-step/69755-haunted-cave-5.html
This guy used foam and it looks very well. http://www.tigerfoam.com/

Probably I will use open-cell foam for side walls up to 4-5 feet and closed-cell foam for the rest and ceiling...
post #12 of 60
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short update:

I finished the wiring and ordering the fiberglass insulation and 2 exterior doors....
post #13 of 60
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new delivery smile.gif[ *
post #14 of 60
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and the door is installed (almost)

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post #15 of 60
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started on insulation

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post #16 of 60
Sub'd
post #17 of 60
looks to be a nice build
post #18 of 60
Very impressive so far - looking forward to seeing this come together! Good luck!
post #19 of 60
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Thanks guys!

Btw, installing fiberglass insulation between ceiling joists is not fun mad.gif but I know it will pay off....
post #20 of 60
Installing it or removing it is just god awful.
post #21 of 60
Quote:
Originally Posted by fbuzila View Post

Btw, installing fiberglass insulation between ceiling joists is not fun mad.gif but I know it will pay off....
5/8" drywall is even worse. tongue.gif
post #22 of 60
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Originally Posted by blipszyc View Post

5/8" drywall is even worse. tongue.gif

That's why I'm looking for someone to "help" me with insulation and drywall smile.gif
I just realized how heavy is 5/8" drywall smile.gif
post #23 of 60
Rent the Drywall lift from Home Depot best $35 I ever spent. Especially since my first layer was OSB
post #24 of 60
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Found this lift on Amazon at $150.
If I use it few weeks and sell it when done with $100 on Craigslist is better than renting smile.gif

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000ZIEOHW/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=2E0149Q44KJTB&coliid=ID2QWIUISLSW9
post #25 of 60
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Almost done with insulation:

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post #26 of 60
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Insulation done...drywall and green glue is next...

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post #27 of 60
Nice progress. Are you using decoupling clips as well?
post #28 of 60
Looking forward to seeing the cave part of this build ...
post #29 of 60
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Originally Posted by TMcG View Post

Nice progress. Are you using decoupling clips as well?

No clips...free stranding room in a room including separate ceiling joists.
post #30 of 60
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I just ordered 90 panels of 5/8 drywall smile.gif
This forum helped me to understand that local drywall companies delivering directly to your basement is better than Lowe's or HomeDepot ...it saved me a lot of work (that drywall is very heavy)
And the price is the same....
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