Price Theater Build 2.0
Add me to the list of 2.0 theater builds. We sold our house and moved into a new one. The previous owner finished the 'theater' room to the drywall/paint stage but never installed any equipment. Unfortunately he built these pockets into the side of the room that take up 18" and are going to be an acoustical challenge. After hemming and hawing (never typed that out before) I've decided to tear them out. Figured I would post some before pics. Useable space right now is 12'8" by 18'6". Should end up with 14'x18'6".
Side note, been shopping for chairs, was about to give up and wait, but then found these on clearance at a local Haverty's. I felt much more at ease buying chairs I could sit in, and if I have problems I have a local person I can deal with. Not to mention I saved a little over $1000 off the MSRP. Win! They had a curved row of 4 and I bought a straight row to go in front. Took delivery yesterday. Now I can set them up and plan out my riser.
Here are some pics of the front wall, right wall, and back. The left is just a wall. The plan is to tear out the pockets and put up a new wall on the right. Then double drywall and green glue the ceiling. The left wall is a non-load bearing wall with poured concrete behind it. It's not attached to the concrete as far as I can tell. The rear wall backs up to our mechanical room, it's not bearing any load either, not attached to the floor joists above it. The equip rack will go in the back left corner with the backs sticking into the mech room. The front wall leads to storage area, load bearing, but it has a header in the middle of it like they planned double doors. I may look into this further as a recess to hide speakers. The right wall goes to the hallway, it is a load bearing wall. I have some joist tape to put up on that one before the new drywall goes up. May do a false wall or double drywall there since the wall goes up to the kids room above.
My only soundproofing concern is the ceiling. Kids room is directly above. I know there is one layer of R-19 batting in the ceiling. I'm tempted to poke some holes and stuff/blow more insulation in there before I install the second layer of drywall. I know the 'best' is to tear it all out and go with hat channel, but I'm really not digging that right now. Thoughts?
Last edited by rprice54; 11-06-2014 at 09:25 AM.
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