I have finally started my theater build and wanted to track my progress here. For a little background on the theater build you can go to this thread
This is the reason it is called the Theater on the Fairways... that is the view of the fairway from our back porch
I started the build last weekend with the Riser and this weekend I worked on the rise. Posts of photos to come.
Here is my General build plan (I had a Microsoft OneNote document with photos and formating but unfortunatly it didn't really transfer all that well to this thread.)
1. Pick out and purchase seating
- Rooms to go KingVale
2. Build Stage
a. The Stage build will consist of 2x8s strung around the edge, the first order of business would be to build the rectangular section that will be behind the screen wall. This will consist of 2 long 2x8s with 2 2x8s connecting them to complete the box. There will then be 2x8s' strung across for support. The next part will be the make the visible section of stage (top step first then do bottom step). The Bottom step will consist of 2x4's.
b. For acoustic treatments and vibration reduction I will be filling the gaps in the stage with R19 Insulation
The top of the stage will consist of 2 layers of 3/4" OSB lined up with the stringers / supports.
3. Build rear Riser
a. This will be a very simplified stage build, Build out the frame and then attach horizontal supports. I will then build out the angled step with 2x4's and cover much like the stage with 2 layers of OSB
4. At this point we can start to get estimates on Carpet Install
5. Build front Bass Traps
a. The two front corner base traps will be build from 2x4x2 oc703 or Roxul Rock wool insulation. Each 2x4 piece will be able to be cut into 8 rectangles.
Every foot of the bass trap will need 6 rectangles. We have 9 ft ceilings minus 1 foot foor stage, This means for each base trap I will need 48 rectangles, which is 6 Sheets of oc703 for each base trape and 2 bass traps I will need 12 sheets (2x$52) . These will be cut and stacked. Around the base traps there will be a 1x1 boarder for which will hold the bass trap into place, much like a frame that will be 8' x17"
6. Build Screen Wall
The screen wall will be build with the 'goal post' design.
There will be 2 parallel boards running from the top of the stage to the top of the alcove. These two boards will then have a cross member at the top which will also serve as the top of the screen and where the screen mounts too. I will need to frame out the
This step might have to be done after Screen Wall acoustical treatment
7. Screen Wall Acoustical Treatment
a. The Screen wall (Alcove) will also be treated with acoustical treatments. Since this is not seen by anyone unless the screen wall is down they are not as important visually. I will use Linacoustic http://www.jm.com/en/building-materi...inacoustic-rc/
for this (oc703 and Rockwool can be substituted). There will be two layers of this rolled and secured to the wall using screws.
8. Get Carpet Installed
a. During the lag time of getting carpet installed and installation I can be working on the Screen and Side acoustical treatments
9. Build Screen
a. Screen will consist of 1x3 boards connected with 'L' and 'T' brackets.
The covering for the screen will be spandex, two layers
10. Acoustical Treatments / Panels
a. The side and read acoustical treatment panels will be made in 3 different depths.
i. Small will use 1x2s for the frame
ii. Medium will use 1x3s for the frameiii. Large will use 1x4s for the frame b. Each treatment will consist a half piece of OC703 (same as bass traps) which will result in a 2x2 square. The frame will be built around the 2x2 piece and then screwed together. Once the panel has been constructed it will be covered in GOM Fabric (GOM Fabric is acoustically transparent and fire resistant fabric)
c. The side walls will consist of approx 24 of these panels with an additional 12 in the back. All of the back panels will be the large panels and the sides will consist of a mix of small, medium and large
11. Installation of Screen
a. Screen will be attached to the Goal Post screen wall support after the carpet is installed. It will be attached at top via a heavy duty piano hinge. This hinge will allow it to be raised and lowered to access the equipment in the back.
12. Screen Wall Finish out
a. The gaps above, to the side and below the screen will be filled using the same method as with the side acoustical treatments. There will be no OC703 though inside, they will be covered with black GOM fabric and either velcroed in place or friction fit.
• When to Paint (Behr Mouse Ears Black / Gliddon Mouse Ears Black Flat)
• Where to Paint, Ceiling and walls or just Ceiling. Do I want to paint before the Stage and rise so that I can get the walls behind it or wait till right before carpet?
• How should I trim out the floor boards (the 6" to 12" between floor and bottom acoustical panel)
• Access to behind the screen, I want to build some kind of a hatch / drop down panel in the bottom front where the A/V equipment (Receiver/Xbox etc) will be housed and easily accessible that way I do not have to lift the screen for anything other than servicing the speakers