A very late breaking question on your room from a rookie getting into his first home theater build (I have done a previous couple of set ups in existing rooms but this time I get to build from scratch and do it right). When you were building your soffits I love the frame idea. I am doing mine solo as well and will use the same build style thanks! Question: Why did you cover them in MDF and then drywall? I was thinking just drywall would be sufficient, especially considering that the room is already essentially a complete sealed box outside of the soffits.
Thanks for stopping by Bigfelter
I could have probably just used one layer of drywall but felt with all the wood work I was going to be doing on the light tray that having the MDF underneath the drywall would be better then trying to locate the studs.
I'm not sure where you are in your build but I made the mistake of only doing one AC supply and one return I would suggest doing two. If I had to do it all over again I would have built a hush box for my projector with its own exhaust fan as 6 people and my projector can heat my room up pretty fast.
Your advice comes at a fantastic time as I am currently spending hours at a time sitting in my unfinished basement and thinking it all through. So I am at the measurement and drawing stage. In fact I was wondering exactly that about the air vents and returns. Currently the likely theater room location has one and one of my questions was.... I wonder if that will be enough lol ... as for the hush box I had dismissed that because I am thrilled with the silence of my projector so why make one... AHA heat! Thanks buddy!
I am going to start my thread tonight for my build. I drew up the dimensions in SketchUp today so I am off the ground now I guess lol
I am sure you are partial to your smurf tubes but I am going to be buying my supplies in the next couple of weeks and if you could do it all over again what would you prefer the smurf tubes design, or one 2 inch grey pipe like I see in other builds? I checked my home depot and they do have the smurf tubes. Thanks bud.
I think it really is going to depend on how long of a run you will be doing as the grey pipe is much smoother on the inside.
I'm glad that I used the tube as I have already pulled two new runs of speaker wire for my subs.
What were the dimensions of your soffits? Between my 8' ceiling height and tops of door frames I am just realizing I don't have a lot of room. May only be able to be a 1' deep soffit. Also you wouldn't happen to remember what the clearance needed for the pot lights will be do you? Thank you!