My goal for this project was to complete it by Thanksgiving. My Dad was coming into town for the holidays and i thought it would be nice to get it done so we could have a couple movie nights and watch our beloved Chicago Blackhawks and Chicago Bears. I finished 5 minutes before he got to my house from South Dakota on Thanksgiving morning!
The project turned out better than I expected. Everyone is loving the room. Here is a bunch of pics....
Me in front of the screen, i'm 6'5" for reference.
Another one of me from the back
Panorama shot from the back
Panorama from the front
Shot from the Back
A shot with the lights dimmed down, sorry about the blur, i didn't pause the tv. Bonus points if you know the show anyways ;-)
Only other non day time shot i have.
Some of the detailed stuff... Put down carpet tile and made some custom curtains with fabric from JoAnns...
I pic of the Crown that has the rope lighting in it. I bought 5" casings and flipped them upside down and stapled the crown to the top half inch. It held very securely with no blocks or anything need behind it. I used the clips for the rope light and attached that directly to the soffit. I still need to do a little touch up on the paint on the ceiling.
I have a 7.1 set up. Speaker placement was limmited, especially on the side of the room with the big three sliding doors, so that limited what i could use in the room. I've been using these little klipsch quintet III speakers in my front room and a second kitchen zone. I decided to bring them into the theater due to there flexible mounting positions and smaller size. I have to say, they sound great so far!
Couple shots of the equipment rack. Middle Atlantic ERK 3520. This thing was a pain in the rear. I had a couple middle atlantic shelves and a couple from oddysey (i think that is right). The hole patterns didn't line up with the rack rails! I had to file of about an 1/8th inch from two out of the four mounting holes on each shelf. Being under a deadline to finish the project, sitting there filing holes to make them bigger for 2 hours wasn't fun. Rack turned out nice though :-)
From the back
And the front
Step lights from menards, covers spray painted flat black.
A pic from openening night on Wednesday. The little ones (not mine) loved Cars 2. Wife and dog in the pic as well.