So the rush is on to get the theater done. I need to get it finished so we can sell the house actually. Bittersweet I know but the show must go on.
As you can see I am making progress in that the room is painted, electrical is now done, lighting is done, trim is up. Screen wall is now the priority and then carpet.
Here is a shot of the room in it's current state.
You can see the fabric frames I am working on. I came up with the idea of making large frames cut out of 4 x 8 sheets of MDF. I cut them to size and then cut out the center's to expose the OC 703. They will be covered in fabric once I get all of them built and then painted. I will either use velcro or speaker grill clips to hold the frames in place.
Another forum member came up with the great idea of using low voltage boxes in the frames to pass wires through and to be able to mount plates to the front to finish them off. Great idea, wish I could remember who's build thread I got the idea from. So if it was your idea, THANKS!
I used a router to round over the edges of the inside of the frames. This should make the frames stronger in the corners and less prone to cracking if they are bent. I also flushed the low voltages boxes so the fabric lays flat over them.
I hope to get the frames finished within a week or so and then get the carpet and gear all settled in. With any luck I will get to enjoy it for a few weeks before the house sells!