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post #1 of 125
Thread Starter 
My theater is a work in progress. Thanks to all for the great info and help. room size 15 x 18. I paneled walls with mahogany and moldings (to be stained). The center panels will be upholsted. The ladder in the pic is under the portion of the ceiling I was working on while drilling holes for the fibers (for fiber optic ceiling). I have only completed about a 4 foot section so far but it looks cool with the lights out. I figure I am about 4-5 weeks from the finish line. I will post additional pics later.

http://gallery.avsforum.com/data/507/medium/Front.jpg
http://gallery.avsforum.com/data/507/medium/side.jpg
http://gallery.avsforum.com/data/507/medium/back.jpg
post #2 of 125
Looks great. Can't wait to see more pics. :)
post #3 of 125
thats wicked build me one
post #4 of 125
Holy Cow.

Is that a 2.35:1 screen?

Nice job on woodwork , Is it done or are you staining ? Cant wait to see fiber optics , Im toying with the idea in 2 spots, Ill wait and see pics of yours
post #5 of 125
nice woodwork.....
post #6 of 125
Nice work! Keep us posted on the progress with lots of pic!
post #7 of 125
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mark P
Holy Cow.

Is that a 2.35:1 screen?

Nice job on woodwork , Is it done or are you staining ? Cant wait to see fiber optics , Im toying with the idea in 2 spots, Ill wait and see pics of yours

re screensize. No just 16:9 . Woodwork is not stained yet, we are choosing the color tomorrow but still have more molding work to do before staining. Won't get the molding til this weekend. I'm toying with the idea of adding a mini-split ac but incorporating it into the theater is a bit of a problem (I'm trying to keep the interior visually free of equiptment).
post #8 of 125
That is nice!
post #9 of 125
Looks great, keep us posted.
post #10 of 125
CharlesB...

Great looking woodwork. If you haven't purchased your stain and finish yet I have an excellent recommendation for you. I have done a ton of finishing and refinishing and I have found a product I am using in my theater that beats everything I've ever used by a mile. From GENERAL FINISHES try their "Gel Stain" (about 15 flavors) and their "Gel Topcoat" in Satin which is a wipe-on urethane and gives a magnificant hand-rubbed finish and is EXTREMELY EASY to use. Their stain is very even and rich looking--nothing like a product like Minwax. Go to the General Finishes web page and check it out and locate a dealer.

Bondsan (Bob)
post #11 of 125
Thread Starter 
Sounds good, I will look into that. I know I have to use a flat stain finish to avoid reflection (as much as possible).
post #12 of 125
Nice work!
post #13 of 125
You're theatre is off to a great start. What kind of wood is that on the walls and what thickness is it?

How will all that wood work accoustically? (sp?)

Good luck and keep up the pictures.
post #14 of 125
Thread Starter 
1/2" plywood with veneer (mahagony), I hope after the center is upholstered (which will be about 52" x 60" for each of the 3 sections on each wall except front) that along with the carpet and seating will take care of the problem sound reflection. If I am wrong I get more help in the acoustics department. By the way, I'm not the carpenter. I have a pro doing that. I am working on the fiber optics and probably some of the upholstering. I did however design and plan everything. So I get some of the credit :o
post #15 of 125
So with the plywood on the walls did you need to sheet rock also? Is the trim on the veneer also mahagony (my favorite!).

I can't wait to see it when you get the upholstered sections up.
post #16 of 125
Thread Starter 
don't know if I needed drywall first but we did. the moldings unfortuately are not mahogany. I think it will all come together once the rest of the moldings are up and everything gets stained. Sorry to change the subject but this weather is a bummer. I hope we don't get hit with this hurricane (Miami). That will slow everything down and make a mess of the city.
post #17 of 125
Cool... looking good. What projector did you settle on?
post #18 of 125
any idea on how all wood on the walls is going to sound? I love the look...but see all of the efforts that many do here with Linnacoustics, GOM, etc. Just Curious.
post #19 of 125
Thread Starter 
C3x, but I am still waiting to hear more from Alan Gouger and others who actually have the projector. The first row is 12.5' from screen and screen is 123". Screendoor may be a problem.
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post #21 of 125
Nice choice on the fabrics. Your theater will have a very high-end look to it.
post #22 of 125
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Originally Posted by charlesB
C3x, but I am still waiting to hear more from Alan Gouger and others who actually have the projector. The first row is 12.5' from screen and screen is 123". Screendoor may be a problem.
Depending on your vision, screen door at that viewing distance may be a problem. I sit right at 12.5 feet from a 110 inch screen. I don't see screen door at all from there. I mean none. If I lean forward I can see it a little but I de focused the image just slightly to blur the black lines around the pixels and screen door was dramatically reduced. By doing this the image does not look out of focus at all. In fact from my seating distance the image looks exactly the same but I can walk much closer to the screen with out seeing screen door.

If you want, I will zoom my picture out to match your screen size and I will sit and see if I can see screen door. give me until tomorrow as I am about to go to bed.

I am far sighted so I wear corrective lenses that give me 20/15 vision and my glasses magnify the screen so I should be even more sensitive to screen door than normal vision.

How bad does screen door bother you? If you saw it occasionally would it ruin the picture for you?

I will let you know.
post #23 of 125
Thread Starter 
Jeff, I sent you an email with my info, please email back with a number if you don't mind a call. Your a man I need to talk to.
post #24 of 125
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by PCARACER
If you want, I will zoom my picture out to match your screen size and I will sit and see if I can see screen door.
If the offer still stands, I would appreciate that
post #25 of 125
Charles, I did not hear from you but I have been in and out.

I zoomed my picture to approximate a 9 foot wide screen and my seating is right at 12.5 to 13 feet from the screen.

On a very bright white screen or very bright letters with a sharp focus, i could see a hint of screen door. Its faint and not overwhelming at all. When defocused just enough to minimize the black ring around each pixel the screen door was greatly reduced. with text I could still see just a faint hint but not distracting at all. I would have to convince myself that it is there. Remember, I am wearing 2.5+ corrective lenses that give me 20/15 vision. Your visual accuity goes up with very bright images. Now looking at video and moving images, solid blue sky etc... I don't notice it at all. If I am looking that hard to find it then its not a bother to me at all.

If you can, I would try to borrow a 720p machine to look at in your room. The only down side to it is brightness as the brighter image of the c3x will show screen door more easily as mentioned above about human visual accuity.

Hope that helped.
post #26 of 125
Very Nice!!

I've been toying with the idea of a fiber optic ceiling myself. (simulate a starfield) Any suggestions on how to do it?..Or are there any links out there describing the process?
post #27 of 125
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kaycee
Very Nice!!

I've been toying with the idea of a fiber optic ceiling myself. (simulate a starfield) Any suggestions on how to do it?..Or are there any links out there describing the process?
Sorry for not responding, hurricane problems in Miami, no power, no phones til just about one hour ago.
check out this article http://www.del-lighting.com/starfield_installation.html

I got my fiber optic cable and illuminator on ebay.
post #28 of 125
Thanks for the information. Looks like like easy work but a very tedious process.

Hope all is well where you are.
post #29 of 125
Thread Starter 
Here are a few more pics, hurricane slowed progress for a while but we should be moving along now. The color in these pics is more red than in real life but the stain is a reddish brown tone.

Backwall stained
http://gallery.avsforum.com/data/507/medium/ht1011.jpg

Sidewall stained
http://gallery.avsforum.com/data/507/medium/ht1004.jpg

Sidewall stained with small piece of carpet
http://gallery.avsforum.com/data/507/medium/ht1009.jpg

Fiber Optic Ceiling (not finished, still need to paint ceiling flat black and trim each strand) This pic did not com out too good, I am not camera savy. The ceiling in this pic should be white, everything came out weird yellow. Same for the next pic
http://gallery.avsforum.com/data/507/medium/ht1002.jpg

Fiber Optic Ceiling
http://gallery.avsforum.com/data/507/medium/ht1003.jpg

Frontwall stained speakers covered.
http://gallery.avsforum.com/data/507/medium/ht1007.jpg

Close-up of carpet next to wall
http://gallery.avsforum.com/data/507/medium/ht1010.jpg

Another Sidewall pic
http://gallery.avsforum.com/data/507/medium/ht1006.jpg

SideWall
http://gallery.avsforum.com/data/507/medium/ht1005.jpg

Next comes the upholstering/fabric. will update when it happens.
post #30 of 125
Looking great!!!!

You will have Many pleasurable hours in that room. It will still take your breath away a year from now trust me. :D
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