That's a woodworker's approach to home theater. Those skills could be very applicable if you want to go more hardcore in audio and video performance.
You might give up 1-2% of razor sharpness with an AT screen, but your eyes might not even be able to see it, at the seating distance anyways.
The recessed center channel forced down low, is also costing you performance, with early reflections off the floor. The boxed in speakers in the
columns aren't doing you any favors either. And just how are the sap echoes off the wainscoting?
So if this is one row of seating, then it could be an framework coupled with laced in AT fabric since you obviously have solid building skills. The question really
might be about the look, but those woodworking skills could hidden with fabric, with something along these lines.
I gather you are zooming? Maybe those building skills could be laced in AT fabric, and a mask wall, and a big 16x9 screen, with a sliding upper masking panel?
Now you could fix your front speaker spread, and raise the center channel. and hide some bass trapping in the front corners.
This Oceanic room is a pretty good example of not visually showcasing woodworking while gaining a lot of improvements. The construction aspect is buried, but
it's certainly there.
If you have depth up front, I'd reclaim it as part of the room, and then plant the seating at 2/3rds room depth for smooth audio response. Then juggle the AT space
depth, with an eye towards having the speakers 6" off the back side of an acoustically transparent screen.
What's outside the space? Media shelving could be hosted there.