Willow Chase - Theater Build
In 2012 we broke ground on our house that took me about 10 years (off and on) to design. The house layout included a space in the basement for a future home theater although I did not help myself out with the oversized steel beam running right through the middle. Between myself and my family we self performed a lot of the work on the house so one the house was complete I decided to take a break to recover physically and financially! The house was finished in late 2013 so guess its time to get going again. Next up... The basement finish and the home theater.
The theater will be approximately 18'X25' with a raw 8'-9" ceiling (7'-7" under the beam). I went ahead and purchased the seating early to mock up the riser height and plan for power. I went with two rows of 5 seats with a full row in the back and a double love seat (left and right) in the front.
I got in touch with John at the Sound Proofing Company early on and put together my sound proofing plan. I can't say enough about the help and information John provided even before I made a purchase which was a major reason why I did purchase from them. Double 5/8" with green glue on the walls and ceilings with hat channel on the ceiling. Two of the four walls are full concrete walls so they will get standard 16"OC framing. The back wall will have the mechanical/storage on the other side so I went with offset stud framing there. The theater entry wall is part foundation wall and part basement, in order to line up the wall with the future basement build out I initially put the offset inside the theater but then decided to frame up inside wall to keep the theater room symmetrical. That part of the room will essentially be a double wall set up with the exception the outside wall was framed with offset studs. All of the framing is decoupled from the foundation walls and floor joists with the IB-3 clips.
The framing is complete at this point and most of the electrical and low voltage is complete but I would welcome any comments good or bad before I get to insulation and sheetrock. I am going to wire for ATMOS 9.2.4 although I have not come across a processor that can handle the 9.2.4 setup. I am posting the layout and will eventually get photos posted to bring this thread up to date with the current state. Baby steps.
Last edited by ChadGV; 08-23-2017 at 06:27 AM.