Adding finished photos. Photos were taken by HuskerOmaha with his wifes camera and he accidentally had some kind of sepia filter set up. The colors are not accurate.
Original first post follows:
Framing starts later this week and HuskerOmaha has been hounding me to start a build thread now, rather than wait until it's all done and post pics later.
Many thanks to local AVS folks who inspired me with builds on these forums; Dkaps, Woolly, Anders, HuskerO. Most of all I need to thank BigMouthinDC for all the great help he has given me, and for all the work he has done for everybody on these forums over the years. I don't think there is any AVS'er in his league, certainly not in the DTD&C forum.
We bought the house last year and the basement was unfinished but had water issues. I extended downspouts and added to the grading on the outside of the house, and I added some waterproofing coats to the inside block basement walls. I also added a sump pump, there was a pit but no pump installed.
The theater room area is roughly 23' long x 15.5' wide, this will shrink with the addition of 2x4 walls, clips and hat channel, and double layer of 5/8" drywall.
Basement is a walkout, originally had a single door, I tore down part of the wall last year and installed a double french door to make it easier to move things in and out of the basement. View from the front of the theater toward the back door:
View from the back of the room looking toward the front wall. Plan is to have the entry door to the room at the front left, screen will be on your left as you enter the room. Ceiling is 8.5', there is a support beam running across the middle of the room:
When you come down the stairs it is very tight at that front wall, I want to tear down some of the drywall at the base of the stairs, add in a railing and balusters and open that up:
When you come down the stairs and it is open to your left, the door to the theater will be to your right. There was a great thread in the Theater Room accessories forum about how to make and mod your own Home Theater signs. I followed their instructions and made a sign to hang over the entry door. (not sure how to embed the video):
Gom colors for the room will be a close approximation of Big's theater room colors:
Rough gameplan is to follow Big's SOP as much as I can; stage in front with the low profile false front wall, platform in back, 3 seats in front row, 4 in the back. Columns on the wall to hide the surrounds.