I have been working on my theater for almost a year, and I am approaching the final phase (paint and fabric). I don't know why, but this always seems like the hardest part. I thought I would create a build thread, and hopefully solicit some input.
Also, I wanted to try and give a bit back to the forum. It is amazing all the great ideas I have gotten from other build threads. I don't have much novel to contribute, but maybe something in here will help someone in some way...
The room is surrounded on 3 sides by concrete with no windows. There are no obstructions within the room. The 4th wall is adjacent to an unfinished storage area (4’ wide) that runs the length of the theater. The storage area will be insulated, but not drywalled. The ceiling joists run perpendicular to this 4th wall, so in theory, I will have decent access for future upgrades. This arrangement also helps with sound isolation. The concrete walls will be covered with 1” XPS foam. A 2x4 wall will be framed 24” OC with a 1” gap between the framing and the foam. The walls will be built 1” short of the ceiling joists and will be secured with IB-3 brackets. The ceiling will be hung from 25 GA hat channel on IB-1 clips. The room will be drywalled with 2 layers of ⅝” drywall with green glue.
Interior Room Dimensions:
Length: 21’ 9”
Width: 15’ 3”
Height: 8’ 10”
As is often the case, my inspiration is the Cinemar theater, but specifically a design he discarded. Thanks
!!! We hope it turns out half as good as yours! I don't have fancy rendering tools, but I use Chief Architect to get a basic visual feel for home renovation projects I work on. The images below give an idea what we have planned. And before someone asks, no, those are not windows.
As mentioned before, colors have not been decided...
Tentative Equipment Plan:
BEHRINGER iNUKE NU6000DSP
Falcon Vision Horizon FVS120
LCR: 3 1099s
Surround: 4 Volt 6LX
2 Dayton Audio RSS460HO-4 18" subs in Stonehenge enclosures